Reviews and Problems with Microsoft Natural Wireless Laser Mouse 6000
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Wrist pain? This will change your computing experience.
7 December 2013
Summary: Most reviews here are spot on, but I'm now so adjusted to using one of these for 7 years that using a normal mouse feels wrong. The wrist pain it helped cure on the first week of use still has not returned after all these years. Its about time to replace mine with a new one, the rubber pads are degrading from being in contact with my body oils for hundreds and hundreds of hours. Most people I speak with about mouse related wrist pain buy one, and never turn back.
Pros: * Great Ergonomics * Can use for hours with forearm or hand cramping. * Wheel button is excellent with 4 way scrolling.
Cons: * One of the two thumb buttons is very difficult to use. I have to stretch my thumb out to get to it. The other thumb button is fine. * Is not rechargeable. That said, I get about a year out of a single pair of batteries. So not an issue for me.
Summary: There are lots of nice features about this mouse - it's shape, the feel of the buttons, the size and weight. But from a practical, usage perspective, it failed in one important area - it is very uncomforatble to use. If used in the proper hand position - i.e., hand on the side of the mouse (neutral wrist position) vs.
Not magical but WAY better than anythinig else I've used
Travis Gagnon "Rebel With A Camera", Amazon
3 February 2012
Summary: To say that this mouse is revolutionary would be somewhat of a lie, but it is hard not to notice that there are so few mice of this shape out there. After years of using a computer with a regular mouse I couldn't take it anymore and went shopping. Yes, like a typical American I stopped working and went shopping and found this mouse at Fry's or somewhere that sold mice like Fry's.
Summary: I bought this thinking it would be a more ergonomic mouse to use with my laptop and carry around (I didn't care about the large size). I didn't even use it because it comes with a huge corded USB dongle for communication - not a tiny one like most wireless mice these days. This is intended for a permanent desktop install where people don't mind an extra mouse-size corded dongle sitting on the desktop.
Summary: Although this mouse isn't the top of the line gaming mouse, or the highest dpi mouse, or what have you. This is the best mouse I've ever owned. I'm a power user, I play MMO's, FPS's, and RTS's, and this mouse has done the job for everything. I originally bought this mouse back in 2007, and it has lasted me to this very day. It is the only mouse I trust to work well, and to be durable. This is a great mouse.
Summary: Pro: comfortable grip, good wrist position, lightweight. Con: extremely short range! Literally, if more than 5 inches away from the receiver, the mouse pointer movement often becomes erratic and jerky, 2 feet away -- loses the signal completely. I haven't seen a worst range from a wireless mouse/product ever, and I've used a couple dozens of different ones over the years.
Summary: It is a definite improvement over a standard mouse, but not dramatic enough for you if you are already beginning to feel discomfort in your wrist. I would recommend this mouse to someone who uses a computer alot and wants to prevent discomfort issues, but if you are already to the point of your wrist hurting I suggest a more radical mouse.
Summary: I was just fed up with my old mouse and needed a change. So I bought a game mouse. Less than one day went by and I was disappointed in it. Same old mouse. I went back to the net and came across this one and ignored it and kept looking. It kept coming back to this mouse in my searches. So I looked at the specifics and the reviews and decided to give it a try. When it arrived, I unboxed it and ran the install and plugged it in and fell in love in seconds.