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Old 06-22-2006, 07:48 PM   #1
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Default Microsoft Wireless Notebook Optical Mouse 3000

Your notebook is wireless, so why not have a wireless mouse? We are taking a look at Microsofts latest solution, which promises to offer a comfortable, and precise experience. Does it deliver?

After reading our review here, discuss it here!
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Old 06-23-2006, 01:10 AM   #2
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The generic hid complient driver should have been enough to control the mouse. The Intellipoint software is all the extra. Still, something should have been included for drivers; not everyone has internet capability. Not a bad looking mouse, and great to hear that gaming wasn't too bad either. I know more than one person who would love a good notebook mouse.
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Old 06-23-2006, 01:06 PM   #3
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And im one of them... the touch pad has its pros, but i hate it.
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Old 06-24-2006, 11:51 PM   #4
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Great review! I sell tons of these things where I work.
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Old 12-03-2006, 02:06 AM   #5
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The mouse is ok looking, but it works like crap. Tried it even with my cam batteries, new batteries, etc, and it still moves erratically. It moves around the screen with a huge lag, even if you keep it 1 inch away from the receiver. Tested it with any laptop I could find, including my toshiba and vaio. Tried to install the intellismouse too. And then again, I was wondering how come it is so cheap.
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Old 12-03-2006, 11:28 AM   #6
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I'd talk to Microsoft about that then... seems like you need a replacement. I tossed mine over to my friend after the review and she's been using it since with none of the issues you mentioned.
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I'd talk to Microsoft about that then... seems like you need a replacement. I tossed mine over to my friend after the review and she's been using it since with none of the issues you mentioned.
Oh well.. might be bad luck. Forgot to mention that it also dies (in terms that the led on the receiver stops blinking and stays on continuously) after about 1 minute of usage. I will check with them maybe I get a real mouse after the replacement.
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Ok, so i got it replaced. Thinking again, considering the gas and time waste, I somehow bought a new one (it is only $20).

About this _working_ model:
Pro:
-PnP, you don't even have to press the "Connect" button on the receiver.
-Good sensitivity and acceleration.
-Hopefully bayeries last longer with the snap-in option.
-Receiver snaps into the mouse.
-A bit tall, which balances the small length of the mouse.

Cons:
-A lil' bit too big receiver.
-The receiver sticks out a bit when you snap it on the back of the mouse.
-Wheel is rather poor, though it works.

Total: Price is ok. 5 years warranty in case it happens to break again.
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" -The receiver sticks out a bit when you snap it on the back of the mouse."

That's the only thing that really bugged me about the mouse. It should be completely flush... would only make sense. Glad your new mouse is working out for you
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" -The receiver sticks out a bit when you snap it on the back of the mouse."

That's the only thing that really bugged me about the mouse. It should be completely flush... would only make sense. Glad your new mouse is working out for you
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I'm using this mouse and I can't get my screensaver to work with the mouse plugged in...as soon as I unplug the receiver, my power options work fine...any ideas???
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Strange. I will ask my friend who now has that mouse to test that out and see if she has the same problems.
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Thanks...look forward to learning why this happens
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I am having the exact same problem with my new MS Optical Mouse 3000 on two PCs in the house (purchased 2 at the same time).

The screen saver will only come on if I press Win-L or lock the workstation (eMachine - WinXP Home). Then, after the set amount of time, the screen saver does come on. However, if I do not lock the workstation before hand, the screen saver does not activate. Same issue on the other PC (HP Laptop - WinXP Home).

This is frustrating and is my only real complaint with it. If any one has some ideas it would be helpful (both machines are fully patched).
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After I posted the message above (about the screensaver not working with the MS Optical Mouse 3000), I found the following KB article from Microsoft that acknowledges this as a problem with their Intellipoint software and some other services (dealing with DVD playback). See knowledge base article #911895 for more information (linked below).

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/911895/en-us

Hope this helps - let me know if you have any questions,

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