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.
Summary: I don't understand how the computer gets "confused" by this mouse. Everything is installed, OS recognizes it, blue connection active... then POOF, no response from mouse. No explanation given... time to reinstall. It boggles the mind why this mouse is so broken in today's day and age.
Pros: When it works it makes a very good remote control for media playback.
Cons: Everything else. Serious range issues. Constantly bugging out requiring you to restart your PC AND completely reinstalling the software! I've tried this on multiple operating systems with different patches and it WILL ALWAYS BUG OUT. This is absolutely the most unreliable microsoft mouse I've eve...
Summary: I was thrilled when I first got this mouse and then my enthusiasm waned quickly. My major complaint was how fast it goes through batteries. I have spent more in AAA batteries in the past three months than I did on the mouse.
Microsoft USB Wireless Notebook Presenter Mouse 8000
7 March 2013
Excerpt: When it operates it tends to make a quite fantastic remote manage for media playback. Almost everything else. Really serious variety problems. Regularly bugging out requiring you to restart your Computer AND absolutely reinstalling the computer software!
Summary: I was unable to install this Mouse as I had to leave on an overseas assignment. It has failed to install properly and the mouse does not stay on for more than about eight seconds when I turn on the power switch underneath, despite trying several pairs of batteries.
Not good enough - and defo not worth that much money
Amazon Customer, Amazon
4 August 2007
Summary: This device will not cope if you wish to present more than one slide in 5 minutes. It cannot keep pace with the far cheaper presenters available, and the mouse develops a random love of scrolling the powerpoint when it is left sationary on a desk unless the batteries are brand new all the time It is...
Summary: The mouse does not connect satisfactorily after installing the driver software which makes it function as a presenter. I installed the latest os/x driver from MS's support website. It claimed to be for OS/X 10.7 and upwards - I am using 10.7.2.
Summary: ...it stopped functioning as it should. I had intermitten problems with the bluetooth reciever working with both my laptop and home pc. More frustrating was the fact that the bluetooth reciever stopped detecting the mouse, which resulted in a very laborous exercise of repairing.