Reviews and Problems with Microsoft Wireless Mouse 5000
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"Big Bulky Mouse with no shut-off"
2 September 2011
Pros: The heavy weight keeps it on the desk
Cons: While the mouse works as expected it is to large for most hands and slides very roughly. The over sized receiver makes it useless worth a net or notebook and even less so either a desk top as Microsoft recommends you remove when not in use. I guess thi
Pros: I kept looking for a mouse to replace my Ergonomically incorrect Magic mouse. I think I found its opposite cousin with the Wireless 5000. Its plain old fat and tall and its a huge desktop mouse. The design is great!
Cons: Silent scroll wheel hard to get used too. Tracking just OK, Software from Microsoft for Mac not great.
Summary: I am having to replace the batteries once every 3 weeks. I am using a 'Fellowes' memory form mouse pad. However the last set of batteries I put in it was about 2 months ago, so maybe it's behaving now? but it keeps good speed and tracking. It struggles at about 4-5 meters distance.
Summary: This is a comfortable mouse until you try to use the side buttons (which I programmed for 'copy' & 'paste' ) whereby I have to take my hand off, look down at the mouse & reposition my thumb & 3rd finger. This would not be necessary if the LH button was further forward on the top edge of the thumb grip panel, where the end of my thumb rests. Likewise the RH would be better located on the lower edge of the finger grip panel insted of its current location at the top edge.
Summary: Decent enough mouse and works with mac. Not a huge fan of mouse wheels that don't provide any tactile feedback when scrolling but that it personal preference. Otherwise a good purchase for the money.
Excerpt: Blue Track performs wonderful, shape fits my hand effectively, I'm picky about the side button layout (has to be a single on every single side) Scroll wheel and wheel center click problems!!This mouse does not play effectively with MS Intellipoint 8., I use a number of various CAD and pdf programs that use the scroll wheel to zoom the view in and out. This mouse with Intellipoint 8.
Summary: I bought this to replace a wired Microsoft optical mouse that developed an intermittent fault after more than a decade of sterling service. It is a lovely mouse to use, a nice weight, it slides smoothly and all the buttons EXCEPT for the scroll-wheel (middle button) click operate beautifully.
Summary: Delivery was quick -Installs very easy on Win 7, its heavy compared to my old usb one, maybe a good mouse mat may help- as I find it drags a bit on my surface, feels like moving a small brick around-all the buttons seem ok, a little quieter-the wheel is very quick in action- click down is harder with a noisy clonk but Its more comfortable an has a good quality feal.