Reviews and Problems with Microsoft Laser Mouse6000
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Best mouse I've ever owned.
Matthew A., Newegg
4 March 2013
Summary: Say what you want about Microsoft's software or even their other hardware, but they make a great mouse. I realize this is a discontinued product, but I felt it deserved a review after 7 years of trouble-free use. Maybe someone who comes across a used one will find value in this review, who knows.
Pros: Manufactured October 2005, I've owned this mouse longer than any other. I didn't even realize I'd owned it that long until I turned it over while writing this review. All four of the mouse feet are still present and accounted for. Not only that, they aren't even worn down. The thing I liked most ...
Cons: Wheel button has worn out after over 7 years of use, mostly within the past 6 months. I realize the wheel button is not often used, so perhaps it wasn't built as sturdy? Regardless, once I bound that button to the "dodge" function in Guild Wars 2 and began using it frequently, it wore out quickly...
Summary: This is my all-time favorite mouse for daily use. I have one of the Logitech gaming mice (G9, perhaps?), which is really great as well... but for some reason, I prefer this mouse when getting work done. Maybe it's not as twitchy as the G9, or perhaps it's the simplicity of the design.
Pros: + Incredibly precise tracking + Incredibly smooth tracking + Well-weighted + Reliable (worked for 4+ years) + Comfortable (I have large hands, but this is an "average" sized mouse... not too big, not too small) + Ambidextrous design + Not wireless (no batteries or wireless interference issues)
Summary: Don't listen to all these people who complain about drivers and software on Windows, they don't know what they are talking about. The mouse uses generic HID usb driver, such driver available on XP SP3 and Windows 7.
Pros: Light, accurate tracking, works on most surfaces. Buttons a very quiet (compare to InteliMouse Optical) Side buttons are thin and up high which makes it hard accidentally press them when picking up the mouse. The cord is long but thin and light, doesn't pull the mouse if it hangs off the table. T...
Cons: The side buttons are too far from my fingers, at least the thumb button. It took months for me get used to after using InteliMouse Optical for several years. If you have short fingers like me, you might not like it, at least at first. Metallic paint starts wears quiet quick (but who cares?). Lase...
Summary: I bought this because my new DVI/USB KVM couldn't support my old optical intellimouse 3 that needed too much DC current from USB. I Haven't used it yet for gaming, as I'm using it on a Linux workstation through a KVM, but later will have a windows desktop also on the KVM to try.
Summary: I HATE WIRELESS MICE. This is the ultimate evolution of the non-wireless, non-"gaming" (bleh), non-overcomplicated desktop mouse. I hope they never stop making these. And if they do ever get discontinued, I hope I have time to stock up first. I have these on three computers and have two spares.
Pros: It's not wireless, it tracks great, the buttons are where I need the buttons to be, it's not wireless, the scroll wheel feels just clicky enough, the cord is lightweight and long enough, and it's not wireless.
Summary: this mouse fit better than any other mouse i have or have tried. love it
Pros: simple, fits hand perfectly, buttons are in a great location. great for gaming, surfing the internet, anything. very precise. for a desktop the keyboard and mouse should be wired (more secure and don't have to worry about dying batteries while playing FPS games)
Cons: after about 10 months of constant use the part of the cord that rubbed up against the corner of my desk started showing wear and tear. put some electrical tape on that part and good as new.
Summary: Another reviewer said this mouse needs a driver for Win 7... I plugged it in to an existing Win 7 build and it found it immediately and has been working flawlessly ever since. If by "driver" the reviewer was actually referring to the bloatware that came on the CD, that stuff is totally worthless...
Pros: Feels great, fits hand nicely, moves smoothly, laser tracking very accurate, buttons click nicely, and reasonably priced. What more could you want from a mouse?