Reviews and Problems with Microsoft Standard Wireless Optical Mouse
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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...