Excerpt: About the time I started Monster-Hardware (eight months ago), I also first tried an optical mouse. At the time I briefly considered writing a review for the site. The technology, though, just didn't seem quite ready to go mainstream. The cursor would skip across the screen like a pebble being skipped on a pond. Sensors would burn out after a couple months of use.
Pros: Maintenance-free, Good performance, Low price, PS/2 or USB
Cons: Minor tracking issues in FPS, Mouse too small for larger hands, Software kind of plain
Excerpt: One of the latest hardware releases coming out of Redmond is not only about simplicity and style, but also is a functional piece of art as well. Microsoft has released the wired Optical Mouse by S+ARCK in Blue and Orange in its attempt to break into new territory by bringing art on to your desktop. This product is the culmination of a long line of stylish mice Microsoft has released this season and last.
Pros: Enhanced Optical Technology, Nice Color/Design, Lights Up
Conclusion: This mouse is perfect for those who want a "techish" style in their lives without having the boldness of the Optical Blue. The Microsoft Wireless Optical Mouse Special Edition is good looking; however it doesn’t bring anything functionally different to Microsoft’s line bar a snazzy design. The mouse has two buttons less than the Microsoft Optical Mouse, so I recommend the latter for those who need more functionality.
Pros: Optical Technology, Nice Color/Design
Cons: More Colors!, Scroll Wheel, Only Three Buttons, Not Bluetooth
Conclusion: Alt i alt er Microsoft Wireless Optical Mouse 2.0 et herligt stykke industrielt design, der ligger godt i hånden og er dejligt at arbejde med. På hardware-siden kan man godt mærke, at det vippende scroll-hjul er ny teknologi og trænger til et par iterationer, før det bliver rigtigt godt. På software-siden ser situationen dog noget værre ud: Der er mange features, men de virker ikke gennemtænkte og derfor er flere af dem mere til irritation end gavn.