Reviews and Problems with Microsoft Wireless Laser Mouse 8000
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Brett Z., Newegg
20 July 2009
Summary: As I write this, if you are looking for a full size BT mouse with a "back" button, this is your only alternative. I tried the MS Bluetooth Notebook Mouse 5000, but returned it when I found it's size and button placement to be uncomfortable.
Pros: Works fine with my Dell's laptop BT, so no need for the dongle. I also didn't unpack the battery charging station since I already have rechargeable AAs always at hand. Tracks well. Nice size and heft. Battery life seems good so far. Much better alternative than the 3/4 scale notebook mouse. I use...
Cons: The left "back" and right "forward" buttons are oddly placed, and hard to get used to at first. Like all BT devices, it takes a moment to wake up. Mine was manufactured October 2007 (?), so they must not sell a whole lot of these things.
Summary: It's a microsoft product so I expect it to last. Had a problem with another mfg. mouse setpoint software.
Pros: nice little mouse. I'm used to a "full sized" mouse but this seems like something I can get used to. I like the fact that it's rechargable, and the 1 Gig memory is a handy addition for backup & transfering files. And the cable for charging has magnetic contacts on both ends for easy to connect, b...
Cons: This mouse is small (& portable), but then again, I've got big paws.
Summary: I wound up using the built-in Mac BT driver instead of the MS one because it seemed to be less prone to "jitters" and other weird issues than the MS one. I wish Logitech would make a full-size bluetooth mouse with more than 2 buttons and scroll/click wheel.
Pros: Great ergonomic shape, positive button response, silky smooth trackwheel, and extremely long battery life. I am using mine with a Macbook Pro (I know, sacrilege, but the Apple BT Mighty Mouse SUCKS) and I have had no problems. Tracking is awesome and all the buttons work well with Expose' and Spa...
Cons: Sometimes has difficulty starting the charging process when I first put it on the dock. I have to pick it up and set it down a couple of times before it will start. Drivers for Mac OS X seem to be lacking as I eperienced some strange issues using them. Without this issue, I would give it 5 eggs.
Summary: No tactile clicks in the scroll wheel-- some people prefer this. I don't.
Pros: Great mouse. Pairs with both my Macbook (in both OS X and Windows) and my Mac mini. Comes with two rechargeable batteries.
Cons: Intellipoint drivers make mouse movement feel awkward, even after considerable configuration-- I ended up uninstalling them and just going with the default OS X drivers. Mouse doesn't report its battery life in the Keyboard & Mouse Preferences like Apple wireless keyboards and mice do, though the...
Summary: Why can't anyone make a great Bluetooth mouse? This is still the best I have used, and the "Might Mouse" is just AWFUL. I have to imagine that this is an attainable goal, and will keep trying.
Pros: Very smooth, so far I have not seen any of lag issues described. Some of the odd features others have described (side button placement, no "click feedback" when scrolling) I have actually grown to like very much. I am using it via built-in Bluetooth on my MBP, and tossed the included dongle.
Cons: Setup on a MacBook Pro was challenging at best. So far, it appears it cannot be "paired" at all, but that may not really be a problem. It requires you use the "empty passkey" option. For optimal performance, I *had* to install Intellipoint. Mouse drivers should be a thing of the past by now. When...
Summary: i was looking for a wireless mouse that you can recharge through usb, and still use while it's recharging...there don't seem to be many out there as far as i know, this the only mouse that requires just one usb port to use and recharge simultaneously...for whatever that's worth...
Pros: - the usb receiver doubles as a 1gb thumb drive - connects wirelessly via the usb receiver or via bluetooth (there's a switch on the bottom to switch between the two; i haven't tested the bluetooth 'cause the bluetooth antenna on my laptop is evidently broken) - recharges via a cable that connect...
Pros: Comfortable feel. Very easy to set up. Charge lasts a very long time
Cons: I use the back/foward buttons a lot. The back button placement is a bit weird, but the forward button is practically unusable because it is on the right side of the mouse. You have to move your hand to be able to click it.
Pros: Comfortable, fits well in hand, connects quickly to internal BT stack on my HP dv9700t, apparent low battery drain, ambidextrous design, rechargable.
Cons: Ambidextrous design puts the forward button (for right handed folks) in an inconvenient spot. Really have to move your ring finger to a not natural position to get to it. Upon first charge, the light remained green the entire time, so I didn't really know when it was fully charged.
Summary: 1. If you have a Thinkpad and are running WinXP, don't use Microsoft's "Bluetooth Devices" Program in the control panel to discover the mouse -- it might not work. Instead, use the "My Bluetooth Places" system in "My Computer" to discover the mouse. 2. My con points 2 - 4 are personal preferences.
Pros: 1. Connected to my Thinkpad T60 easily once I figured out the "My Bluetooth Places thing" (see below) 2. Lag is barely detectable 3. Looks really good 4. The recharging station works much better than the upright chargers used by other manufacturers.
Cons: 1. The documentation doesn't say much about using a laptop's built-in Bluetooth; rather, the documentation almost INSISTS that you use the included USB dongle. This flaw is ridiculous because the main draw of a Bluetooth mouse is that you don't have to use a dongle. 2. The middle click requires a...