Reviews and Problems with Microsoft Wireless Laser Mouse 7000
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I love this mouse
3 March 2013
Summary: i had the 6000 version of this mouse it was great but the mouse wheel rubber had degraded so needed a replacement, got this and its just as good as the 6000 version. The mouse wheel rubber feels like it will last a little longer than the old version which is good, a very ergonomic mouse comfortable and light.
Summary: I must say overall I am very happy with the 7000, one thing I will point out to anyone thinking of buying one is to get your own rechargable AAA battery and any one in th UK will need an adapter for the recharger as it is a 2 prong USA style plug. As the title says, nearly 5 stars... it would have been if I didn't have to speand 30 mins on Google trying to find out why the mouse wouldn't charge and then go out and buy a new battery.
Summary: I ignored the other reviews thinking a Microsoft product can't be bad, but it is. Just Google its product name for a plethora of forums on how to fix its niggles. Thankfully I've not gone that far as it failed to work from the outset. Mine also came with an American plug so i had to buy an adapter as well. Look elsewhere for a wireless mouse.
Summary: The main problem with this mouse is that the designers wanted to decide how you should hold it. It's very difficult to pick up the mouse with your thumb and small finger, and this is something you often do even you don't realize it. Also, it does not work well on surfaces which are not completely matte.
Summary: I bought this mouse on the cheap as I suddenly found myself realising the root of all my desktop-bourne frustration - WIRES!! It arrived in good order, but was bugged by the charging problem from the word go. I managed to sort that eventually by replacing the rechargeable battery with a 1000mAh NiMH Energiser AAA battery I had lying around. None of the fixes as found through searching google did the trick, so luckily the battery swap seems to have done the trick.
Summary: I bought the microsoft wireless keyboard and mouse as a single product, whilst the key board has performed very well, I find the mouse pretty hopeless, it just does not repond to your movement correctly. I gave it a good run thinking it may just take some getting used to but you can move the mouse a cm or more before you see any movement and when homing in on a target not only is is hard to position it jumps around. Keyboard 7000 yes, mouse definitely not.
Summary: I use this mouse on Windows 7, XP and Mac OSX (Leopard), often hotswapping between them. Works like a charm! As soon as i plugged it into a Windows 7 PC it was picked up straight away, no need to install drivers from CD. Shows up in Device Stage Manager with the correct picture etc and can assign buttons (on the left, where your thumb sits there are two discreet buttons, i currently assigned them to CTRL and SHIFT).