Reviews and Problems with Microsoft Standard Wireless Optical Mouse
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Microsoft Wireless Optical Notebook Mouse
James Fleming, ReviewStream
26 October 2003
Excerpt: 7 years ago I aquired my first wireless mouse. I was less than satisfied with the product. Batteries were eaten up within a couple of weeks. Depsite the supposed wireless nature of the mouse the range was abysmal and in order to keep it in line …
Amazing product, so happy i was given it for free, but would definitely buy one
17 February 2011
Excerpt: When upgrading your computer or laptop, you will often look for a new mouse and keyboard to go with it, and sometimes you will be lucky enough to get recommended one of these (like me). They come in a range of styles and colours; Groovy, Periwinkle, Steel Blue and Blue Moon - which offer an easy way to add colour and style to daily life, they also go very well with the colours on walls etc. This product works on both PC's and MAC's and uses a standard USB connection.
Summary: Usual good quality mouse that you would expect from Microsoft. I have bought a few of these for the office. Excellent value for money, not much more than a wired version, and cheaper than buying a mouse extension cable, also staff just love having a cordless mouse. Battery life is good too. 2 AA Duracells will last at least 6 months. I have seen some cordless mice that eat the same batteries in just a couple of weeks! Recommended.
Summary: I use this mouse for my laptop, and I find it far far better than any dedicated laptop mouse I have used. It fits my hand nicely, has a long battery life (3 years of ownership and maybe 6 battery changes isn't too bad!). It is also nicely weighted, which sounds silly but is quite important in my opinion. I have had no problems with this mouse and hope to use it for many years to come!
Summary: Good product, easy to set up and install. Only thing is that the installation CD is not compatible with Vista but it prompts you to head to Microsoft website and download the patch - a doddle. Well worth £15.
Summary: I will soon be suing the manufacturers for RSI. The buttons are unreliable - single click, double click, click hard, click gently - who knows whether this piece of junk will respond? Jerky tracking and scrolling (though that can to some extent be corrected by adjusting settings). If I hadn't binned the packing I'd be sending it back. Instead it's going into the bin. Rubbish. If you have a really mean streak, buy this for your Mother-in-law. Merry Christmas.
An innovative product with high precision, quality and performance
31 August 2006
Excerpt: Having good access to a range of personal computer (PC) and /notebook/laptop gadgets provides us the ability to choose what devices and accessories that match with our computing requirements or personal preferences (style, model or brand). In particular, ‘input devices’ or ‘pointing devices’ (such as mouse) play an important role to enable us communicate/interact with the computer.
Summary: This is a good value mouse, easy to set up and easy to use. All in all a good product from Microsoft. The only thing I didn't like was the scroll wheel... the action is not as smooth as it could be.
Totally cordless mouse, with optical sensors, so able to work on wide variety of surfaces
16 November 2005
Excerpt: It’s nice to be writing about a Micro$oft product that’s a) good and b) something you weren’t more or less forced to buy. It also makes a change to be writing about something one year down the line from buying it, rather than having barely unwrapped it and got to grips with it. At least this way you’ll know if it’s built to last to any great extent.