Summary: Basic optical mouse. I chose to get a new mouse because my previous one kept getting stuck. It was very annoying. Optical mice don't have this problem, with the caveat that they can't be used on reflective surfaces (but I've never heard of a reflective mousepad!). I chose this model because it was reasonably priced and neutral in color. The latest by Microsoft were a very ugly blue and grey combo.
Excerpt: Referring to the title, I believe that as computer are today, the bare minimum a mouse must have is an optical tracker, two finger buttons and a 1-dimensional scroll wheel. This Mouse just about has these things and therefore although I would be able to complete all of my everyday tasks perfectly fine, I would not be too happy about using this mouse for everything forever.
Pros: Cheap, very comfortable, easy to use, basic
Cons: No extra features (Just the most basic design possible), cuts out fro no reason
Excerpt: I can't even remember how long I've had it for, but if my Microsoft Intellimouse ever fails, I will replace it with another - There's nothing this mouse lacks and there's no frilly gimmicks either. In addition to the absolute basics we have a scroll wheel doubling as a third mouse button for browsing and reading and two side buttons for whatever you choose (typically for browser backwards and forward buttons) Being symmetrical, it can also cater for right AND left handed...
Pros: Basic but in a good way, long - lasting, very comfortable and functional, ambidextrous
Cons: A little more expensive than budget mice, but there's no question it's value for money
A Starck contrast to other PC branded optical mice
1 September 2007
Excerpt: This is a great mouse, it was given to me a s a gift while I was away from home, I'd left my Apple optical mouse at home. I am a familiar with all things Philippe Starck and he does seem to be able to turn his had to any sort of product or furniture design with great success, but I was a little skeptical at first regarding the mouse because technology isn't an area he ventures into often.
Excerpt: This new mouse from Microsoft, beautifully designed by S+arck looks great in the box. Out of the packaging and plugged in to your PC it looks even better, as the middle of the mouse lights up (in either orange or blue). It looks especially nice in darker rooms at night. It doesn\'t fail to disappoint in use either. It\'s optical so there\'s no need for a mousemat (it works well on any surface) and the accuracy is spot on.
Summary: I got the 3000 mouse yesterday and loved it , but cannot find out about the light INSIDE THE MOUSE being on all the time.Is this supposed to happen ? even at night when the pc is off ,the red light on the mouse still flickers all the time.It must be using up the battery Micro soft are no help even if you are prepared to hang on for 90 mins or so Does anyone know if this is safe ?
Excerpt: When I was given the Microsoft Optical Mouse at work as a replacement for my old broken standard mouse, I wasn't too excited - after all there isn't really an awful lot a mouse can do? Well actually I was quite wrong and I filled a whole merry hour installing it and playing around with all the different features. Looks wise, the mouse is large and easy on the eye.
Excerpt: Неплохая мышь, но я наткнулся на косяк в изготовлении
Cons: Плоскостность расположения подкладок под мышкой из-за кривой сборки была не точная. по диагонали одни подкладки были чуть-чуть глубже оставшейся диагонали (на десятую долю миллиметра). Но и-за этого мышь едва заметно покачивалась при работе, что дико бесило. После удаления этих кривых подкладок плоскостность выровнялась и мышь больше не качается.