SCROLL WHEEL ROTS FORCING REPLACEMENT OF WHOLE UNIT
Joseph L. Breckenridge, Amazon
18 June 2011
Summary: My MS Mouse 6000 v.2 was good until the rubber on the scroll wheel began to degrade and fall apart. It is VERY irksome to have a mouse that works perfectly in all other ways to be forced out of service for so trivial a reason. Naturally, no spare parts are available and, in any case, the mouse appears to be factory sealed. Is this an evil plan to sell more mice and add yet more electronic junk to the nation's land fills?
An O..K. Mouse For What It's Worth But Not By Much
Rich "xman", Amazon
21 March 2011
Summary: While I've had this mouse for about a year and it works like it was meant to there are some real headaches that come with it as well. As one reviewer has said the scroll wheel which is covered with apparently cheap rubber will wear and degrade pretty easily, case in point after three months of using the mouse I noticed black residue near the scroll wheel and at first thought it was dirt but after closer inspecting saw that the material was the run off from the rubber of...
Summary: To corroborate what others have written -- the scroll wheel, after only a couple of months, started malfunctioning (kicking webpages up and down, etc); now that I've owned it for a year, the rubber "gasket" that covers the scroll wheel started disintegrating, staining my index finger with black sticky goop. I just ripped it off, revealing the bare plastic wheel underneath it - and strangely, this has solved most problems.
Great for casual/home use. Not so much for continious daily office use.
Stephen Hopkins, Amazon
16 February 2011
Summary: I had this mouse for a year on my desktop at home which saw less than an hour of use daily. In this capacity, this mouse performed well. I only changed batteries once in the entire year of operation and never experienced signal loss or disconnect with the USB adapter about 4' away and in a desk cabinet. I then changed jobs and brought the mouse to the office.
Summary: I purchased this mouse with a Dell computer. The batteries in the mouse died overnight. Oblivously it was defective out of the box. I called Dell support (India) and after three trys a tech deceided that it was defective and needed to be replaced. He said he would send me to another place that would replace the unit. Got to the other place, (also in India) and the whole testing process started over. I hung up and screwed the mouse to the wall in my workshop.
Summary: I like the concept of wireless mouse and keyboard combo that I bought; but the mouse movement can be choppy, but not always, so I never know what to expect (I hit the little white reset button on the bottom and it works great for a minute, then usability starts to deteriorate again). Not sure what the problem is, but wish I had bought another one (plus it is pretty BIG for a new mouse).
Summary: My Microsoft 5000 was hurting my wrist so I decided to try a contoured mouse. I like the 6000 V.2 except for one thing. The scroll wheel is too conveniently located. I scroll whether I want to or not; which is very annoying. I thought I would get used to this and the problem would go away, but after a week I am still scrolling madly all over the place. I will keep this as a spare and go back to my old mouse. Too bad, other than that I really like it.
Summary: Not as accurate as my much older Intellimouse Optical 5-Button. Inbetween I had a couple GearHead wireless laser mice & they were outstanding for accuracy, but crap in construction... Button went on one & the wheel on the other. The 6000 appears built to Microsoft's usual high standards. It's asymetrical shape makes it difficult to lift off the surface smoothly.