Reviews and Problems with Microsoft Wireless Optical Mouse 2000
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Ok but not great
Jessica K., Newegg
28 February 2012
Summary: it's labeled as 6+months of battery life, but I'm guessing they're basing that on only using it for an hour or less each day (to check email or something). If you use it frequently every day, the batteries should last about a month or 2.
Pros: comfortable to use all day every day, click sound is not very loud (not quiet either). Came with disc and a program that tells you when the mouse has lost signal or if the batteries are near dead.
Cons: no real support since it's a microsoft product they only give you an outdated driver and that's it. the receiver is as big as the mouse and has a really long cord. frequent loss of signal or "lag", after nearly a year of using it every day it has now started slowing down so much I'm looking for a...
Pros: Nice tracking, all buttons work really nice just a real nice click no stiff buttons or accidental clicks at all. The battery life is outrageous, I usually end up changing them roughly twice a year. I've had it over 3 years and it works like the first day.
Cons: The receiver's not so great, it's fine if you put on your desk or maybe on the floor but it's limit is about 6 ft.
Pros: I'm the site I.T for our manufacturing division. We got a bunch of these mice from various vendors both alone and as combos. Too bad I can't just send them all back. They are junk. The last 6 I encountered I just threw away and replaced with Logitech wireless. No issues there.
Cons: Scroll wheel almost completely useless from the start. Even on a fresh load with no drivers other than Intellipoint/Intellitype, desktop or laptop, these things just don't work. BEWARE. This is the worst of the Microsoft, but not the only one to be ware of at this time. Just go with ANY other brand.
Excerpt: This is the wireless mouse that came with my new keyboard. In the past I had always used a wired mouse, so I had no experience with these wireless ones. I really didn’t need a new mouse, just the keyboard, but the mouse came in the box so I …
Summary: THE PRODUCT IS VERY ABUSE RESISTANT! While sitting on the concrete floor, I hit the mouse solidly five times with a 1 lb ballpean hammer, but the product refused to fragment. THIS PRODUCT IS AN EXCELLENT EXAMPLE OF MECHANICAL PERFECTION. It could be sold as a baseball.
Pros: This product is sold as a mouse, but mine was actually what the mouse left behind. The mouse is dead, and it was a pleasure to destroy. My 5 year old backup mouse (i.e., Wireless Optical Mouse Blue) is working properly with the same receiver and system/mouse software.
Cons: The product does not cost enough to make it worth returning. The switches were unreliable. Pointer positioning was unstable and unpredictable. The scroll wheel function only worked right about half the time. AND, all were a constant irritation.
Summary: Got this as part of a keyboard/mouse combo. The software with the set is good. But nothing much else is. The Microsoft combo was 7 dollars less than a comparable Logitech package. I shouldn't have cheaped out and gone with Logitech instead.
Pros: No real pros on this one. It doesn't really stand out versus any generic mouse for half the price
Cons: Very noisy clicking. Wheel is also very noisy. Over sensitive wheel button. Further, the wheel itself does not perform well. The general accuracy of the mouse is also not that good.