Reviews and Problems with Microsoft Wireless Laser Mouse 5000
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good mouse but seems to cut out every now and then
11 April 2013
Summary: well after having this for 3-4 months now, i'm starting to get a little annoyed. paired fine, size, shape and tracking ability all seem up to scratch (few weirdo mouse maneuvers every now and then - what mouse doesn't do that?!). i initially thought it might be the batteries but every now and then (perhaps every 20-30mins), the mouse will simply stop tracking. i thought it was the mouse sleep mode but clicking/moving the mouse has no effect. it simply just 'dies'.
Summary: I have a relatively new Sony Vaio Windows 7 laptop and for some reason this mouse will not stay connected. To be honest I do not know if the fault is with it or my laptop. I have switched back to a USB wireless mouse.
It works but I bought it as "New" and by the look and feel of it is certainly used
24 March 2013
Summary: I bought it to use it with mi MBP early '12. It works fine (not great, but better than the MagicMouse). It is a shame it was used. Right out of the box I noticed some scratches in the bottom. Anyways, I don't know if there's a better thing in this category (bluetooth without usb reciever mouse).
Summary: Man, you'd think by now that MS would know something about connecting with a laptop! This mouse often disconnects, needs reconnection etc. It sucks through batteries (ok Bluetooth) ravenously, and it might even be worth it if it was reliably able to connect with my pc (Win 8 circa 11/12). So you figure that late model laptop and ms mouse would be a lock, you would be wrong! No wonder the price was reduced, should have listened to those two and one star reviews!
Summary: PROs: It works and it is conveniently small. It pairs easily, and it is better for me than using a trackpad, CONs: It does not work smoothly. The scroll wheel is jerky, and it is difficult to click properly. The mouse action is inconsistent and jittery. The mouse itself is cheaply made. VERDICT: I cannot recommend it. The Microsoft Wireless Mouse 6000 is a better choice, but that model is not a Bluetooth mouse, and it will require a USB port.
Summary: First, the good news - works without incident on both MacOS X 10.8 (using USB Overdrive to enable the extra buttons) and Windows 7 64-bit. It's small and fairly light, and tracks accurately (not a given in this day and age). It's a mouse, and it does mousing well! It's thicker and wider than many travel mice, which is a plus in my book. Now, the bad news - the power switch on it broke the FIRST TIME I used it.
Summary: I bought this mouse to use with my new Samsung Ultrabook because I was unhappy with its touchpad. The mouse installed easily, and I used it successfully for about five minutes before it stopped working. I looked at the device entry in the Control Panel and it said it could not find the mouse. I had to uninstall and reinstall it to get it working again.
Poor sensitivity and scroll wheel is too stiff - Maddening
15 January 2013
Summary: I purchased this mouse to replace an older Microsoft wireless mouse. The Bluetooth functionality is nice, as I'm able to use it with my Macbook Pro without a transmitter USB transmitter. However, the resolution is poor (difficult to make precise mouse movements, such as in Powerpoint or Photoshop, and the scroll wheel is so stiff that you have to press hard to make it turn.
Summary: I have been using the 5000 for over 3 months with my iMac, and I am ready to replace it. It's comfortable, easy to set up, and it has good features. Where it fails is in tracking! When I try to direct my cursor to a spot on the monitor, I miss again and again and have to wiggle and wriggle the mouse in order to get it to that point. I have never had this problem with any other mouse. It's frustrating and time-consuming.