Reviews and Problems with Microsoft Wireless Laser Mouse 5000
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Eugene W., Newegg
21 June 2011
Pros: Good price
Cons: I returned it after a few days, it tracked more poorly then my normal optical mouse that I had already. No smooth movement of the mouse across the screen, instead it would pause every once and again (I imagine as it failed to read a difference in the reflection of the laser). Ah well, guess I jus...
Summary: I have bought many MS wireless mice and they are great. This thing is just completely opposite. Tried to find how to RMA on MS site, but all I could find when I clicked was a word document of the warranty. Actually, I would not want to return it because I would not want another one.
Pros: Feels good and looks good. Too bad it does not function.
Cons: Everything. Very erratic. Buttons don't work half the time. Works on its own other times. Sometimes it clicks or scrolls without touching it. No support on MS hardware site.
Pros: Worked well for a little while. Buttons were well placed.
Cons: Just stopped working. At first I was going to RMA it, but then it started working again after doing the Windows 7 troubleshooting scan. Then a month later it stopped again even after installing the latest driver. So, I think there may be more dependable options out there. Running Windows 7.
Summary: I've had this mouse over a year now. I got it elsewhere in the retail packaging for about $30 and it has proven to be the worst $30 I have spent in a long time. The wheel button does NOT function as it should (nor has it ever functioned properly).
Pros: Low Cost
Cons: Wheel button does not function well for double-clicking, weird layout, feels "strange" in your hand, loses connectivity frequently.
Cons: This device will cause your screensaver and powersaver to cease functioning! I bought without doing due dilligence reading reviews - my loss! MS acknowledges that this will break your screensaver and powersaver functions in XP, Vi$ta, & 7. They offer downloads to fix it, but none worked on my Del...