Microsoft Bluetooth Notebook Mouse 5000
Released September, 2007
The Pros:Truly plug and play - no driver required. Well designed and comfortable - even for a small-sized mouse. Very responsive - uses laser as opposed to optical technology.
The Cons:Has a 'back' button only - no 'forward' button. Drops the wireless connection now and again - can be very annoying. Poor build quality - on/off button can become intermittent.
The Microsoft Bluetooth Notebook Mouse 5000 is a battery-operated, wireless laser mouse that connects to a Windows or Macintosh PC via Bluetooth. It in fact requires no transceiver, which means other USB ports can be freed for other devices.
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And it uses high-definition laser technology for more precise and smoother tracking. Since it does require batteries, a battery life LED indicator is included as well to keep users informed about when a battery is running low. Plus, the mouse can be turned off during non-use to further extend battery life. Additional features include an ergonomic design, 2 regular buttons (L/R), a scroll wheel, and a back button.
- Wireless Laser Mouse
- Bluetooth Technology
- HD Laser Technology
- Battery LED Indicator
- On/Off Switch
- Four Buttons
- 3 Year Warranty
- Compatibility (Win): Windows 7/XP/Vista with SP2
- Compatibility (Mac): Mac OS X v.10.2.6-10.4.X
- Batteries: 2 AAA (Included); 3 Months Lifespan
User Reviews (4)
truly plug and play - no driver required
well designed and comfortable - even for a small-sized mouse
very responsive - uses laser as opposed to optical technology
has a 'back' button only - no 'forward' button
drops the wireless connection now and again - can be very annoying
poor build quality - on/off button can become intermittent
shorter battery life than advertised - won't last 3 months for most users
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