Reviews and Problems with Microsoft Wireless Notebook Presenter Mouse 8000
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Not compatible with my Mac
Dopamine Ranger, Amazon
26 October 2011
Summary: I managed to get the mouse to work with my bluetooth enabled MacBook Pro (OS X 10.6.8) using info on the web (not supplied with the mouse), but the performance was poor. I loaded the supplied Intellipoint software (Mac version) but this crashed my computer and exhausted the batteries in 24 hours. I can use it after unloading the supplied software but the extra features (incl presenter functions but excl the laser) do not work.
Summary: I have used this product for quite a long time. I'm sure this review is far too late to help anyone, but here it is anway. This was never a very good mouse. It has a large number of bells and whistles but they never quite work right. - The battery life is very poor. It lasts about 3-6 weeks and those weeks come up quick when you only use the mouse occasionally. - The bluetooth connection range is very poor which is very frustrating during presentations.
Jittery performance with laptop computer, do not buy
Mitchell V. Gossman, Amazon
8 May 2011
Summary: When connected to my Dell N5010 laptop computer via laptop, despite adjusting every known setting on the computer, and Googling for solutions (others have experienced this problem), the mouse has the one characteristic you do not want in a mouse: Jittery movement. Move the wheel, sometimes nothing happens and then suddenly it moves. Move the mouse, same problem. I do not recommend this device.
Summary: Very uncomfortable to hold. No matter how you hold it, you inadvertantly press some button that causes your computer/presentation to do something you don't want it to. Sometimes pressing the button would NOT make the slides change and I had to go up to the computer to change slides. The on/off button does not seem to work sometimes. Battery life is almost nil, even if you turn it off. Don't like anything about it, not even as a mouse due to battery life problems.
Summary: I had high hopes for this mouse given that it was bluetooth; however, the battery life is terrible (roughly two months with median precision setting and using my machine less than three hours a day). The mouse is also not very precise when you're doing something CPU intensive (this is probably driver related).
Summary: Of the 30 or so items I have purchased from Amazon this year, without any doubt, this is the worst. It struggled to connect to my bluetooth, struggled to stay connected, and even when it was connected the sensetivity was so poor that the mouse was virtually unusable. Any fine pointing tasks are incredibly frustrating as the mouse does not seem to track well on any surface.
Summary: This mouse refuses to stay connected to the computer. It makes all other features completely irrelevant, other than the laser pointer. For the record, this is terrible investment as a laser pointer only. As background, I have over 15 years of IT experience. I've tried this mouse with multiple bluetooth connectors, multiple bluetooth protocol stacks, and on Windows XP, Vista, and 7. Each has displayed the same properties, if you get the darn thing to connect at all.
Summary: Promised feature - troubles operation with the USB receiver. Experience - only problems. Hardware - Lenovo X61, Windows XP Professional with all updates installed. First attempts to pair with the receiver - a lot of "pressing the button for 5 seconds". Then after successful pairing worked normally until the computer was turned off. Then after I have turned it on, the sad pairing process repeated.
DON'T BUY THIS FROM AMAZON - seller doesn't ship merchandise
a evans, Amazon
19 December 2009
Summary: Amazon Verified Purchase ( What's this? ) I ordered this item on Dec 7, 2009 when the seller was listed as Closeouts Master. On Dec. 8 I got an email saying it had shipped via USPS and my credit card was charged. Shipment information stated that I should receive the mouse on Dec 13-16. No mouse materialized. I sent email to the seller twice after that and never got any response. I looked again at the name of the seller on the Amazon site and now it said "Retail Killer".