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.
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.
Summary: Having used the Wireless Mouse 5000 for a couple of weeks now I have a few observations. First, the good points. The mouse is well made, comfortable to use with either hand, and looks suitably businesslike. It installed instantly with Windows 7, and for the most part operates smoothly. It the BlueTrack technology does work well on a wide variety of surfaces, although unsurprisingly it doesn't work on clear glass if there's nothing underneath it.
Excerpt: "This mouse incorportates the new microsoft bluetrack tewchonolgy which is supposed to make it work on anything including carpet however one major thing it does not work with is glass or other reflective surfaces. However even though it has this problem when working on other surfaces this mouse is '''responsive'''!. Unlike laser or optical the beam that comes out of the sensor is blue, hence BLUEtrack technology and it uses an LED unlike the also ...
Pros: Very responsive, Works in most surfaces including carpet !
Summary: Not easy to install, as in my XP set up I need the mouse to accept the use liscence agreement by which point in the instaltion has dismouned my old mouse/ trackball, and not yet enabled the new MS 5000 That's not very bright of MS setup is it! Still working out a way around that suprise for my machine. Otherwise these are great, user friendly, tactile delights. But if you're keen for trouble free set up think of alternatives...