Reviews and Problems with Microsoft Wireless Laser Mouse 8000
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Functionally fine, ergonomically a bad fit for me
THATCH "RST", Amazon
26 September 2009
Summary: I've had about every Microsoft Mouse that exists. I found that this one just did not fit my hand properly. It's been the first Microsoft or Logitech mouse that I can say I didn't like how it felt. I didn't get much further into using it or getting an impression about the other features because it was such a bad fit for me I ended up sending it back. There are lots of very positive reviews here for it, so it must be right for some people. I just wasn't one of them.
Summary: Completely disappointed with the performance of this mouse. The pointer latency is so bad I often have problems clicking where I want. The construction is nice and solid and I like the features. As another reviewer put it the thing acts lazy and is kind of heavy as well. I can only guess it is Bluetooth as I have another cheaper Microsoft optical mouse that is of the nonbluetooth varity and costs about 1/2 the price of this one and out performs it hands down.
Summary: There are better choices. It is not ergonomic, and can fatigue wrist. I have a mouse pad in the design of an oriental carpet. The laser has a very difficult time "reading" it. Therefore, the cursor frequently lags the mouse, and is very slow to catch up. It does not have that problem on the top of my desk, only on the pad. Also, the cursor does not respond real quickly to small mouse movements. I must make large mouse movements for the cursor to respond.
Summary: The Laser 8000 is a vast disappointment for many reasons. While I find its shape, size and exterior texture appealing it can only be described as a 'lazy' mouse. It's click function is not only louder than others I have tried it often fails to connect. The style of separate click buttons now seems obsolete since many modern mice have a smooth, one-piece body. This actually does affect the precision of the click.
Summary: I've had this mouse for a while now and it's always had charging problems- mostly when I run it down to where the red light starts to blink then I put it on the charger and it starts out ok, but after a few seconds it goes to the rapid-red blinking of "charging error". Which is annoying, but if you pick it up and drop it on the cradle a few times eventually it gets the idea.
Summary: As reported by many others, the side buttons are hard to reach and the scroller button is nearly impossible to use. So if you are buying for these features, I wold look for something else. The big problem that made me return it was that sometimes it would not wake my PC from sleep mode (I had to use the keyboard as a wakeup call). When this would happen, the mouse would be dead until I restarted the PC.
Summary: I have a laptop with Bluetooth built-in and I wanted a full-size Bluetooth mouse to use with it. Many of the applications I use rely heavily on the middle mouse button. Unfortunately, the middle button on this mouse does not respond properly, making for a very frustrating experience. Also, the clickless wheel sounds like a good idea, but I enjoy a little tactile feedback from the wheel.
Summary: I believe that the wireless mouse will work great once I can install it correctly. Presently, there is some conflict and when I hook up the wireless mouse, the PC locks up. I have a list of things to try and am working my way through the list.
Summary: It is a good mouse and the installation is not hard. this mouse looks good and feels nice in hand. I use left hand mouse so there are not much choices for me. I will give it a better star if it is built with a better quality. The problem I have is: the left click of the mouse (which is the primary key since I use left hand) feels diffrent from the right click.
Summary: I bought this mouse hoping to use it with my new HP dv2000 laptop, with internal bluetooth, I was excited about the Instant View feature and the lazer percision, however when I got the mouse connected it worked, but no instant viewer? Turns out the instant viewer only works if you have the DONGLE pluged in... but... the reason I bought a "BLUETOOTH" mouse was in order to AVOID a dongle breaking off in the side of my laptop.