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I got this mouse as part of a keyboard and mouse set. This set was specifically design to be an ergonomic set which would make the devices more comfortable. I have already written a review for the accompanying keyboard but the mouse has similar issues too.
It is just not comfortable!
Microsoft, unlike many other manufacturers, designed the mouse to be used by both left-handed and right-handed people alike. This is most probably to increased sales of the device as there is therefore a bigger market. However, it seems that in their noble quest, they managed to make it comfortable for neither type of people. The mouse sits horribly in either hand. The mouse is not hand shaped at all. There a grooves on the side which rub against the 4th finger and as there is a back/forward button on this groove it ends up getting accidentally click all too often. Luckily fro right-handed people this button they will be accidentally pressing is the forward button which usually will do nothing, but left-handed people will have to deal with the back button getting pressed.
The scroll wheel of the device is very annoying also, it is far too sensitive and it is difficult to tell if you are moving it or not. Many scroll wheels move in clicks, however this mouse is perfectly smooth. Admittedly some may like this, I do not. I have found that due to the lack of a clicking mechanism and the sensitivity, it is very difficult to click the scroll wheel down (for example in a web browser) as even a slight movement of the wheel will cancel the click and begin to scroll the page instead!
The BlueTrack technology in this mouse does make it suitable for use on more surfaces. Although it is still not as good as I was expecting. I have a glass desk and even though I would still prefer to use a mouse mat to prevent scratching, I tried the mouse and got poor results. The mouse can detect the glass but not very well and this leads to sharp jagged movements of the cursor across the screen.
An issue I also came across is that the receiver uses 60% less power than a standard receiver. You may be thinking this is a good thing but for people who use more unusual devices (In my experience it was a Raspberry Pi - a miniature computer) the receiver will not work because of it. The 60% saving of power is nothing to base a purchasing decision on either as receivers use so little energy you will be lucky to save any money whatsoever through this 60% power saving.
Microsoft Wireless Mouse 5000:
I have had this for a few months now and to be honest, it has not been bad at all. This is the first wireless mouse I have had so I though I would get a Microsoft one as I know that is a well trusted brand which has an excellent reputation. As I use the computer quite a lot, mainly for surfing the internet or writing essays, I need the mouse quite a lot, especially here on DooYoo. The good thing about wireless mouses are that the wires don't get trapped and it is a lot less annoying- you could say!
The is a Microsoft wireless mouse 5000. On the back it states that this is a class 1 invisible laser product, it is 2.4 GHz and it is great quality. This mouse is black, it has five buttons which can get quite annoying as two are located where I usually put my hand! There is a scroller in the middle but I never use it, it is handy for those who do though! This is connected by a high definition laser through a USB wireless receiver.
I got mine in a set with the keyboard as well and the things that I get annoyed with are:
* It always disconnects
* It is quite fat
* Quite Slow
* Too many buttons for me
* Quite complex
On the other hand, it is quite a good product because:
* Easy to use
* Precise when it wants to work
In my opinion, this is a good mouse and it is a good first wireless product. If I were to buy another which I probably will, I will buy a better model or a different make. Or, I may just revert to a laptop!
Optical and wired mice are thing of the past now. Enter the wireless mice with Microsoft leading the display. The Microsoft Laser Wireless mouse 5000 0004Model is a perfect blend of style, comfort and quality tracking.
Well placed rubber grips and symmetrical design enables it to be used by either hand. Easy to set up and use and a light blue light when active gives an ambient look. It has an impressive range and can easily follow orders up to 25 feet away. The wheel is smooth and it has an auatomatic power save mode where it turns off after being inactive.
The mouse itself works on a newer blue track beam which offers fine and smooth control which surpasses most mice. Add a 3 year hardware warrenty as well as an estimated 8 months battery life and you got yourself a bargain of a product.
At 20 pound this is a deal you just cannot let go. You wont realise the difference of a wireless mouse until you actually give one of these a test run