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Microsoft Habu Laser Gaming Mouse

by Microsoft
3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)

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Technical Details
BrandMicrosoft
Item Weight440 g
Product Dimensions1 x 1 x 1 cm
Item model number9VV-00003
  
Additional Information
ASINB000IB0CO0
Best Sellers Rank 92,030 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight458 g
Date First Available17 Mar 2007
  
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Microsoft Hardware has joined forces with gaming innovator Razer® to bring you the ultimate high-performance wired mouse. Combining the best of both worlds, HabuTM unites legendary Microsoft comfort with the latest in Razer Precision. PC gaming will never be the same.

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Great mouse, terrible software 26 April 2007
I'm glad to see that the previous reviewer has had nothing but positive experiences with the Microsoft Habu. However, many (including myself) have different stories to tell.

Firstly, I have to say that the feel, design, and performance of the mouse (when it works as it is supposed to) is fantastic. I would not hesitate to give 5 stars on the basis of the good times.

However, I and many others have suffered from problems with the software. Yes, the initial setup can be a pain, but there are plenty of good guides on the internet to advise you on how to set this mouse up from scratch. To me, this is not the issue. The issue is that once set up, this mouse can be very temperamental about working correctly from cold boot. From profiles not loading, to buttons being inoperable, to the O/S - personally, I have tried it on 3 different PC's, using XP Pro and Vista Home Premium, and had problems on each platform.

And therein lies another problem - the hardware is made by Microsoft, the internal lazer and software by Razer. Yet if you go to Razer's support pages, you are told that you need to go to Microsoft for support; yet Microsoft's Product Center does not list it as a supported item. Who supports this product? Who knows!

I cannot recommend this mouse. You may be lucky and get it to work fine, in which case you will have an excellent product. Or you may be unlucky, and join the rest of us with software problems and little to no support. Because ideally the Microsoft Habu is a really good mouse, I have given this 3 stars - it is only the poor software and support which prevents it getting 5.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars MS\Razer Habu Gaming Mouse. 8 Mar 2007
Despite negative reviews in some PC Gaming publications, I have found the Microsoft-Razer Habu Gaming Mouse to be a fantastic piece of hardware. Driver and Firmware installation is easy and painless, as long as you download the latest drivers and follow the online instructions. I dual boot Windows XP and Windows Vista on my PC, and I use this mouse with both. It is comfortable to use, and of a solid, heavy construction. There are seven buttons and the function of each one can be freely and easily customised. The laser sensor is highly accurate and the resolution and sensitivity are adjustable. The only fault of the design is that the laser sensor is towards the rear of the mouse rather than in the center. This means that any rotation of your hand or the mouse causes unwanted lateral movement of the cursor on screen. However this was something I got used to after a single evening of use. All in all this is a great gaming mouse, and would recommend it to anyone.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
By Krug
I'm sad to have to agree with the people who had bad experiences with this mouse. I think the problem is not with Microsoft, but with Razer technology. This mouse is perfect for gaming. Gives you very precise aiming, smooth movements and many options for configuring the hardware. It feels very good in your hand and even the clicking action is great.
BUT...it just does not work well all the time. Everything seems to work fine for some weeks. Then it starts locking up, it freezes in mid of a fraggle. It is USB connected, so it starts losing the USB connection and you keep hearing Windows giving you audio warnings about USB plug-in, plug-out, while the mouse is flashing all over. This is the second Razer mouse I had and probably the last. With first one, I started having right button problems until it became unusable. This one, Habu, simply started disconeccting itself and I had my system frozen untill it reconnected itself again. This happening every other minute became completely unbearable. Like I said, I think it has to do with the razor tech not with Microsoft. I now use an Intellimouse 3.0 and everything feels different. But I miss Habu. Intellimouse does not have the same slick feel and precision. Maybe Razer just packed too much complicated options with it. Maybe the DPI, sensitivity, on the fly changes and so on are not very well mated with the hardware and it just "burns" the thing after use. Also, you get the feeling maybe the hardware just does not stand the work load. A mouse for gaming should stand up to more hours of play. Mind you, I am not a violent player that trashes the mouse around lol... :) Please Microsoft and Razer, improve this mouse. I want my Habu back...
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars rubbish 30 Aug 2009
It keeps cutting out and locking up at random intervals, a waste of money. Should have bought a Logitec one.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Great mouse, until it breaks in a years time 24 May 2009
Tis is the most comfortable and excellent mouse I've ever used, while it worked. After a year (exactly when the normal warranty expires) it starts sending random clicks. Google for it, it is a well-known physical problem with the mouse. Basically, it's badly made and they are not going to fix it, so if you buy one now, enjoy the honeymoon period before it starts playing up and you have to buy another one.
Frankly I regret buying a product that has caused such severe frustration.
AVOID.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Bad for low sensitivity 2 April 2009
If you are a low sensitivity gamer do not buy this mouse, when you move the mouse too fast it doesn't register and stops. This is not a problem with my new mouse MX518 which is very responsive, If you are a high sensitivity gamer then this mouse will be fine for you, just not for me.!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Fixing connection issues
Ive bought 3 of these so far, and my only issue was with wearing out the the right button sensor.

Connection issues, i havent seen, but i suspect this is due to voltage... Read more
Published on 28 Jun 2010 by v00d00
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Mouse
I have been using the mouse for a couple of months now and I have had no issues. Its comfortable and extremely precise. Read more
Published on 12 Jan 2010 by Thomuk
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Comfort
CONS:
It seems there are minor reliability issues with the cabling (my last Habu mouse lasted 2 years).
Not manufactured any more! Get one while you can! Read more
Published on 4 Jan 2010 by E. Brady
1.0 out of 5 stars Great Mouse apart from it's failure rate
I have now had the misfortune of owning 2 of these mice, both of which suffered from the dreaded click but no actual response issue and then later one of them died and would not... Read more
Published on 25 Mar 2009 by D. M. Tattersall
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Mouse for gaming
I purchased this mouse for my husband who uses this for gaming. I bought this mouse over a year ago and no problems,not even installing problems. Read more
Published on 22 Feb 2009 by MRS FOUZIA BASHIR
3.0 out of 5 stars Mixed results
This mouse worked well for about 4 months then the screen freezes and connection problems began to start! Read more
Published on 21 Feb 2009 by Davie
4.0 out of 5 stars No problems so far
I received this product several hours ago and I have been experimenting with it without any problems. Read more
Published on 27 Jan 2009 by N008_pwnsu
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect
I have never had a problem with this mouse, the Razer software works fine and it has never let me down. Read more
Published on 11 Jan 2009 by J. RAMSDEN
2.0 out of 5 stars Microsoft + Habu should equal great?
This mouse is disappointing, I find it very uncomfortable to play with it due to the shape. I've had multiple of problems with it during games especially since it's suppose to be a... Read more
Published on 9 Jan 2009 by Robiul Alom
5.0 out of 5 stars Great precision and comfort
This is one of the best mice I have ever used. It fits snugly in the palm of my hand and all of the buttons are perfectly placed. Read more
Published on 18 Oct 2008 by John Nunn
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