Reviews and Problems with Microsoft Wireless Notebook Optical Mouse 3000
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Dexter D. Dumas, Amazon
30 January 2011
Summary: If you are purchasing this mouse to have more range/distance than a wired mouse don't waste your money on this one. Don't get me wrong, it's a good mouse. But more than a few feet away it is useless. If you work up close to your computer get a wired mouse and save on batteries.
Summary: You would expect a Microsoft Mouse to work with Windows, but this mouse had a lot of problems in the year before it died. It lasted me 11 months and once in a while it would just refuse to work until a reboot. I didn't realize that a problem I had with standby was caused by the mouse until I replaced it. About 30% of the time I'd close my laptop it would freeze going into standby. When I replaced this mouse with a Logitech mouse, the problem stopped completely.
Summary: This mouse has poor range. I have it in an office environment with the receiver plugged into the left side of my monitor and the mouse sitting in a right handed position. It gets flakey at distance of about 2.5 feet from the receiver and will not work past that. The receiver is sticking out the side of the monitor with the broad side parallel to the monitor panel so RF orientation might be a problem, but every last one of my usb ports on my computer and monitor sit the...
Cons: The short range prohibits the usefulness of this mouse. A receiver attached to a keyboard with an integrated USB hub positioned at the center of the keyboard is exactly at the range limit of the mouse.
Cons: Like many other reviewers, I found this mouse to stop working reliably shortly after purchase. Unlike the others, however, my mouse started to give out within a day. I replaced it only to have the same thing happen.