Reviews and Problems with Microsoft Wireless Notebook Presenter Mouse 8000
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Did not work like the new ones.
J. Tregre, Amazon
14 September 2014
Summary: I've had two, and decided to go for refurbished. Unfortunately, I had to re-pair the mouse every time I used it. My others didn't do that - I turned the mouse on, and within 20-30 seconds the computer and mouse recognized each other. I sent it back - the return was at my cost, which was annoying, and therefore I requested my money back instead of exchange. BTW, if you aren't going to use it for a while, take the batteries out.
Summary: Bluetooth range is not good. If there is ANYTHING in the way, you will lose signal, and sometime it won't come back on it's own and you have to reset the mouse to use it again. When the computer comes back from sleeping it also takes forever to get Bluetooth signal again. Batter life is also not good. The only redeeming factor is the multifunction buttons, which are very useful. Recently got the HP H3T51AA which is infinitely better.
Summary: I love the feel of it as a mouse. It's solid and accurate. There are great little functions too - the laser, changing slides, zooms, changing back to mouse mode... Go straight to the current version of software off the internet. All CD's provided in the package are obsolete - I don't know why manufacturers still include them. I'm shocked by the price though...I think I paid around 70 or 80 bucks for the one I own now. They seem to last 2-3 years before they get buggy.
Summary: I give a great deal of PPT presentations (approx. 100/year) and this mouse is amazing! I typically interact with my audience (e.g. walk the conference room, that is) and its BT connection has yet to drop, even when I'm more than fifty feet from my computer... I can even use this mouse sans the accompanying BT transceiver. In light of it's compact size, this mouse/buttons are responsive to my commands.
Summary: After doing lot of research I narrowed down to this mouse with the following criteria I had. 1. It should have more than 3 buttons. The forth button on the mac would be used for expose. 2. It should not be notebook mouse, i.e. small and tiny. 3. It should be wireless and use Bluetooth and not a usb adapter, because there are only 2 usb ports on mac pro. So I can't block one perceptually. Most of the good wireless mice are not Bluetooth or they were small ins size.