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4.0 out of 5 stars A few issues but pretty good overall., 10 April 2010
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This review is from: Microsoft Wireless Mouse 5000 (Accessory)
I really like the look and feel of this mouse and am happy with it. I have been using it with Windows 7 and Mac OS X Snow Leopard for the last few weeks and it works fine with both.

There are a couple of things I'd have liked to have known before I bought it though:

- It does seem to work on most surfaces that I've tested it on (desks, duvets and my wife's head are all fine).
- It has a nice weight to it and the buttons are pretty good too.
- With the default setup, the scroll wheel doesn't work correctly in a lot of applications (including most games). I hunted around on the internet and found a solution for this which is to tell the IntelliMouse software that you actually own an "IntelliMouse Explorer 4.0". You can do this by opening the Mouse section in the Windows Control Panel and looking under the 'Buttons' tab. This seems to disable the sideways middle click on the mouse but I would never have used that anyway. I also set the middle click to actually be a middle click! I haven't had any problems since I made this change (Dragon Age:Origins, Supreme Commander and Battlefield: Bad Company 2 all work fine now).
- Once the mouse wheel is setup so it works (see above) I've found it has a nice feel to it.
- The way the mouse turns itself on and off is a little strange. The mouse is ALWAYS on unless you unplug the USB transceiver from your computer and plug it into the bottom of the mouse. This may be one reason to choose the Wireless Mobile Mouse 6000, which seems to be pretty much the same mouse but has an on/off switch on the bottom, instead. It does seem to go into a low power mode when it's not being used (the blue sensor light dims) and the advertised 8 month battery life must be accounting for the mouse being always on so this might not be such an issue, though the batteries might last a lot longer if you could easily turn it off.
- It doesn't glow blue around the bottom like in the pictures, but that would probably just be annoying anyway.
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Initial post: 25 Jul 2010 09:32:40 BDT
CjW says:
Brilliant cure for the scroll wheel
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