Reviews and Problems with Microsoft Notebook Optical Mouse 3000
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Non-ratcheting scroll wheel kills it
gd527 "gd527", Amazon
16 April 2013
Summary: This mouse uses a non-clicking scroll wheel, which is nice to use until you try to center-click using the scroll wheel button. Unfortunately, the wheel is so loose that it is very hard to stay on whatever item you are trying to click (and thus takes far too much concentration). As a side note, at least at this time (3/2013, sold by Direct Distributor, fulfilled by Amazon) the mouse is not shipping in the plastic retail packaging shown in the description, but is instead...
Summary: Maybe because of the settings, maybe because it's a piece of c***, the wheel brings me up before going down, very surprising... I like the size, the optical is cool, the button and design great though. for a decent price.
Summary: I ordered this mouse because I love the other Microsoft optical mice I have, which are both wireless. Nowhere in the product description does it warn customers that this mouse is about half the size of a normal MS optical mouse. I opened the mouse and didn't even bother using it because it is so absurdly small. I would have to hold my fingers in an awkward claw-like grasp and contort my thumb to be able to use the buttons on this thing. Amazon wanted $8.50 to return it.
Summary: Reasonably priced & well performing, it scrolls well with the scroll button and has smooth "mouse-action" on all surfaces I've used it on. It fits comfortably in my hand & I rather like having a corded mouse that I'm not constantly replacing batteries in. My husband's favorite mouse so far & I'm ordering another for our other laptop. I definitely recommend it! UPDATE*** I recant my further recommendation, as this little mouse broke in about 4 months - blah!
Summary: I use Win 7 but this mouse is only certified for Windows Vista. So, the CD does not work and I cannot install the software required(even in the compatibility mode). The thumb button is of no use. Otherwise, this mouse is okey.
Fair, but I'm sure there are better options out there
Marcelo Porto, Amazon
26 October 2011
Summary: I bought this to travel with since I hate wireless mice because I'm afraid of running out of batteries and having to use my trackpad. First, aesthetics/ergonomics: It is very small, probably too small for my big hands. Someone with average sized hands or smaller will probably be fine with its size though. The bumps on the thumb side give a pleasing texture to grip onto. The bright blue LED at the base is eye catching, and surprisingly has not yet begun to bother me.
Summary: I have had good luck with Microsoft periferals but this mouse failed me. I've used it everyday for about six months -- I've been a little tough on it but no more than to be expected of a notebook mouse (a little tugging, repeated plugging, winding up to be stored in a case, etc.) The failure seems to be the cord -- probably one of the wires in the cord is fraying. I'm going to replace it with a wireless mouse.
Summary: Don't let the low price tag reel you in. The cable is short and flimsy, and the mouse wheel very faulty. The mouse wheel began to get stuck after only several months of use, for some reason mostly when scrolled up. Because of its "Unique clear" rubbery surface, even the smallest increase in internal friction will cause your finger to slip right off, constantly unintentionally clicking it instead of scrolling. As for the thin cable, it at first seemed like an advantage.