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Microsoft Wireless Laser Mouse 5000
7.1 out of 10

Microsoft Wireless Laser Mouse 5000

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Overall 4
4.0

The worse M/S mouse I've used in 20 years

carlos c., Newegg
15 April 2010
  • Summary: What's the point of a wireless mouse with only a 2 foot range? Might as well save a few bucks and get a wired mouse. Some say they get a 3 foot range out of it. Woop-de-doo. I bought this mouse for a media center. I wanted to use it while sitting on the couch. We're talking maybe 8 feet away.
  • Pros: It works most of the time, if you're close enough. Big, fits in large hands easily.
  • Cons: With fresh Duracell batteries, mine only has about a 2 foot range.
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Overall 4
4.0

not for gamers or expert users

Jonathan T., Newegg
12 March 2010
  • Summary: Don't purchase if you're a gamer or if you use the computer a lot. I wouldn't have bought this mouse knowing what I know now. This is a good internet browsing mouse with the back and forward button and the scrolls.
  • Pros: It's a laser mouse, it works on almost any surface, but the signal is not as strong as the big receiver might lead you to believe. I've had it for almost 2 years and it hasn't broken down on me yet, but seems to use a lot more battery than (2-4 months is more precise) but it's too be expected fro...
  • Cons: If you use this mouse a lot you'll start to notice that it doesn't distribute the pressure throughout your whole hand and concentrates at the tallest point but maybe my hands are too big. "ambidextrous" -- Most of us aren't, so its more of a hindrance. It can die on you at any moment, a con assoc...
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Overall 4
4.0

Quirky

Tony M., Newegg
9 March 2010
  • Summary: Newegg took the return like a champ. I've spent (and will spend) thousands of dollars with newegg and it's the great customer service that made my give up the local super-cheap B&M, and it's why I always tell people "Here, you need this, and Newegg has it"
  • Pros: Solid, large sized mouse for man hands
  • Cons: left click was DOA. took several clicks, several places on the button to get it to register. buttons four and five are in sort of odd places, considering you have to sort of "pull up" on the button to use them.
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Overall 4
4.0

Signal

Bryann p., Newegg
23 February 2010
  • Summary: i would not buy it again and would return it if i wasn't so lazy
  • Pros: Fast delivery , cheep , simple setup
  • Cons: the signal seems to be week , low range and easily interfered
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Overall 4
4.0

Disappointed

Cory S., Newegg
11 February 2010
  • Summary: laughable producy, works poorly, oversensitive when it does, poor tracking...not worth consideration
  • Pros: very little, worked intermittently for about a day.
  • Cons: why have a cordless mouse with a corded receiver that is the sxact same size as a mouse....is this thing some kind of a joke?
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Overall 4
4.0

Short-Lived

Anonymous, Newegg
27 December 2009
  • Summary: The mouse lasted 1 year and 2 days, now is a doorstop. I should know better than to buy Microsoft's hardware.
  • Pros: Decent mouse, multiple buttons.
  • Cons: short-lived, mushy scroll wheel
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Overall 4
4.0

User Review

Christopher P., Newegg
19 April 2009
  • Summary: I know I went off the deep end in the con section but I wanted to give all the details to those who think there is nothing wrong with the scroll wheel. It comes down to personal preference. If you are a heavy scroll wheel user who wants to use it for all it's worth, Avoid this mouse.
  • Pros: I really like the overall layout of the buttons and feel of the mouse. I prefer the ambidextrous setup. Similar to the Intellimouse Optical which is my personal favorite.
  • Cons: The deal breaker for me was the scroll wheel. I thought if I gave it some time I could get used to it but it hasn't happened yet. It is to difficult to press and when I do press it often does not register so I have to press it 2-4 times. The additional pressure required to depress the scroll whee...
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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 6
6.0

User Review

Walmart
15 October 2008
  • Summary: This mouse works just fine. But, unlike my Logitech laser mouse that comes with a USB receiver smaller than a thumb drive, this Mcrosoft mouse includes a USB receiver every bit as big as the mouse on a chorded USB connector. The mouse itself is also bigger than the Logitech.
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Overall 4
4.0
Value for money 4
4.0

User Review

Walmart
15 October 2008
  • Summary: This mouse works well on a solid surface such as a desk or table. If you want to sit on the couch and use it, you will be sorely disappointed and terribly frustrated. I finally packed it up and went back to my old optical mouse. If I had the packaging, I'd take it back. Hate it.
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Overall 4
4.0
Value for money 4
4.0

User Review

Walmart
15 October 2008
  • Summary: This mouse works well on a solid surface such as a desk or table. If you want to sit on the couch and use it, you will be sorely disappointed and terribly frustrated. I finally packed it up and went back to my old optical mouse. If I had the packaging, I'd take it back. Hate it.
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