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Microsoft Standard Wireless Optical Mouse
6.1 out of 10

Microsoft Standard Wireless Optical Mouse

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Overall 2
2.0

Range SUCKS

Shaun M., Newegg
28 July 2010
  • Summary: Ended up getting mad and chucking it across the room against the wall. Didn't want to RMA it because shipping would cost me 10 bucks, which was about half of the purchase price of the mouse. At least I have some extra USB cable now.
  • Pros: No setup, just plug it in. Looks nice, so it makes a great paperweight.
  • Cons: The range is HORRIBLE. I couldn't get it to work more then 1 foot away.
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Overall 10
10

It's a wireless mouse and it works for lefty's

CHRISTINE H., Newegg
5 March 2010
  • Summary: It's a very basic, simplistic mouse for those of us who don't need 5-7 buttons on a mouse.
  • Pros: You plug it in and it works (Windows 7). Plus, it's comfortable for us lefty's. I can stand the angled mice that are specifically made for right handed people.
  • Cons: None
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Overall 6
6.0

not good scroll wheel

Giles C., Newegg
15 December 2009
  • Summary: There were some complains about mouse range. I use this mouse as a remote control to watch movies from my bed, which puts the mouse about 10 feet from my computer. It is not a problem, as I just pull the mouse's transceiver out in front of the computer when I am doing this, and it works 100%, no...
  • Pros: Simple design, optical tracking, good range.
  • Cons: The scroll wheel is not good, it doesn't scroll smoothly at all. It DOES work, you just have to scroll the heck out of it; whether an individual "click" of the scroll wheel will have the desired effect is random.
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Overall 2
2.0

Short Lived Mouse

ROBERT H., Newegg
2 December 2009
  • Pros: Worked for about 10 days.
  • Cons: Out of the box, it had the bad habit of pulling down drop down menus for no good reason. After the tenth day, it would not move the cursor. Being RMA'd and am buying some other model.
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Overall 8
8.0

Well Built Mouse

Harlen C., Newegg
6 October 2009
  • Summary: I dropped it once and the left click stopped working unless I pressed real hard. After about a week or so, I hit it on the table in click frustration and the problem fixed itself. Sturdy and self-repairing, what more can you ask for.
  • Pros: I've had this same mouse for over 3 years now. I can't believe it has lasted this long considering the abuse it has received and the dropping it has endured. It is a comfortable size and has a sturdy scroll wheel/button. It clicks easily and is fairly light. Batteries last a good while, but not a...
  • Cons: There is no real way of knowing when the batteries are close to there end unless you take them out and use a tester. When the batteries get too low, the mouse freaks out then just sits stationary.
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Overall 6
6.0

RF range not very good

Anonymous, Newegg
14 June 2009
  • Pros: The mouse is comfortable to use, the feel is similar to the Intellimouse Optical USB.
  • Cons: The mouse is less than three feet away from the receiver, but there were two occassions that it failed to respond, I had to rearrange the receiver and it worked again.
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Overall 4
4.0

Decent Mouse, Terrible range

Anonymous, Newegg
15 April 2009
  • Summary: I suppose if you planned on using this for a desktop computer only it would be ok. But if you even plan on taking this mouse more than a few feet from the receiver, get something else.
  • Pros: Cheap, comfortable. Basically the mouse itself is unexceptional. Nothing particularly good or bad about it.
  • Cons: The range is terrible. I bought this to serve as a cheap mouse for my HTPC and even in my tiny apartment the mouse looses signal from the coffee table. The range of this wireless mouse is no more than 4 feet.
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Overall 6
6.0

eh

Brad A., Newegg
24 February 2009
  • Summary: All in all it is a decent mouse for the price and pretty good for a wireless mouse. I will still use it when I get it back until it dies again then I am going for a Logitech mouse and spend a little extra for a lot better mouse. I hope it was just a defective mouse and not a defective product.
  • Pros: Good range works from across my room. Long battery life.
  • Cons: Died after 3 months, I was playing a game and it just quit working. I tried reconnecting it and using other usb ports and replaced the batteries. I sent it in for RMA and waiting for it to get back. When it did work it didn't completely work, it had to be level with the receiver or else buttons w...
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Anonymous, Newegg
14 January 2009
  • Pros: Worked perfect right out of the box. Good basic wireless mouse.
  • Cons: none
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Overall 8
8.0

Some interference issues

Howard H., Newegg
26 December 2008
  • Pros: Comfortable shape and size for my hand. Nice appearance. Easy to install. Smooth accurate control of curser.
  • Cons: I had problems with interference from my wife's wireless optical mouse which was about 15 feet away. Problems stopped when she switched back to a cabled mouse.
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