Product Type: Microsoft mice & trackballs
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A bargain for a small mouse
Microsoft Wireless Mobile Mouse 6000
Member Name: screedsean
Microsoft Wireless Mobile Mouse 6000
Advantages: Cheap price, has lots of features and built with quality
Disadvantages: Small mouse may not suit some users
After getting fed up of a wired mouse and an unresponsive touch pad on her laptop, my girlfriend bought this mouse for a cheap but hopefully good alternative. Many reviews online seemed to show the mouse as a worthwhile investment so a few months ago we ordered one offline.
First of all I would like to mention that the mouse she bought was red and actually because the red version was around £3 cheaper than the black or white versions. Why I am unsure of but it's handy to get the same thing in for a cheaper price. The red mouse is still very stylish and not too bright so blends in with a black laptop very nicely. Upon all the mice there are silver trims and black rubber sides for extra comfort so the overall aesthetics of the mouse appear very sleek.
This mouse is actually not as big as most mice which personally I wouldn't like but my girlfriend does like this. Her hands are not that large and she was already used to a 'mini' mouse so she finds that the mouse is very comfortable and gripping with the rubber sides. The mouse fits very nicely into the palm of your hand once used to it in. Either the mouse sits in the base of your palm as my girlfriend uses it or when I have borrowed the mouse I find that the back of the mouse rests just behind my knuckles. In either use the mouse feels well-built and all buttons always fire when pressed. The sides of the mouse are very ergonomically shaped to fit your thumb and small finger perfectly for a solid feel.
This mouse comes firstly with 'blue track' technology which is meant to use an LED to provide more accurate and less jumpy movements that work on many more surfaces than before. This I have found is a complete lie! Unfortunately there has been no noticeable difference in the performance of the mouse compared to any other mice that we own. The base is blue instead of red but that's about the only difference. This said the mouse works well on most solid surfaces and only struggles somewhat on more fabric textures.
Four buttons plus a scroll wheel that can move four ways and also be pressed are current on this model which make every day takes a little easier and simpler. With the software that comes included on a disc you can change all the functions of the mouse buttons easily and also more personal settings which include everything from DPI to the mouse pointer style.
When it comes to connecting this mouse to a computer you have a 'nano' receiver. Basically this is a small receiver much similar to the style of the Logitech ones that have been around for a few years. For use on a laptop this small USB receiver is very useful as it can stay plugged in even when the laptop is in its case and is very unlikely to be knocked so there is less chance of damaging the USB port. While in transit this receiver also fits very neatly into the bottom of the mouse and you can press a button to pop it back out again. So far this method of storage works very well.
The on/off switch for the mouse is on the bottom of the mouse. So after inserting one AA battery and turning the mouse on you can quickly improve your productivity from the use of the extra buttons. The mouse is smaller than normal as mentioned so transport is quite easy as it fits in laptop cases with ease. The only improvement that could be made is to have some sort of carry case for the mouse so it doesn't get scratched when in transit.
This mouse is actually one of the cheapest wireless mice available yet it has loads of great features and very user friendly software. I would definitely recommend this product if you like smaller mice or have smaller hands.
Summary: A great mouse for any computer, just a little small.
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