Microsoft mouse 5000 for business,
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I found this mouse very simple to set up but it does help if you get your head around the bluetooth system on your machine first so that you have some idea of how it works. That said the mouse was up and running within minutes. It comes with a quantity of paperwork that probably weighs more than the mouse itself. Take your time, isolate the relevant bits that are written in English and read through the five step guide which explains which lights flash and when. So far as I can gather the mouse won't turn itself off should you leave it on by accident. Other than looking underneath at the switch position there's no indication that the mouse is on. This, so far as I can see, is the only downside.
The Amazon spec says that it's a 4 button mouse however mine isn't, it only has three buttons which means that I can only use the side button to go backwards through web pages. This is a facility which I generally don't use anyway and therefore has caused me no problems. I suspect that the missing button is a consequence of the mouse being to the cheaper "business" specification rather than the "retail" spec version. If you really need the four buttons then I suspect you'll have to pay for the full fat item.
I use the mouse with an HP Pavlion netbook to which the mouse connects automatically with no problems. The mouse is comfortable to use and I like the wheel clicks which some people don't. The mouse is very sensitive to small movements but this is what you need on a small netbook screen. You can, if needs be, alter various parameters via the mouse settings menu, which is easily accesible.
In summary, a thoroughly usable product that does what it claims for slightly less than £20 including batteries.
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Initial post: 20 Jun 2012 12:04:55 BDT
John h says:
The fourth button is normally the scroll wheel, click on it and see. If you wanted a mouse with 2 buttons on the side, you would need to go for a 5 button mouse.
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