Microsoft 8000 Wireless Notebook Presenter Mouse
Manufacturer: Microsoft Part number: 9DR-00001
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- Average user rating: 3.0 stars out of 7 reviews
- Do more and carry less with the first ever Notebook Mouse with integrated slide presenter, laser pointer, and media remote control. It's an all-in-one super tool for the office, road, and home - the only input device you need.
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Not as great as I'd hoped
by coufu on February 25, 2007
Pros: 5 Buttons, On/Off switch, Presentation/Media buttons, Laser Pointer, Comes with Bluetooth Receiver
Cons: A bit small, Bad documentation and software, Resonsiveness lacks
Summary: For how much I paid for this mouse, I was expecting more, but I'll continue to use it because I am actually having a good time with it overall....
Summary: For how much I paid for this mouse, I was expecting more, but I'll continue to use it because I am actually having a good time with it overall.
Let me elaborate:
5 BUTTONS: Great because I can customize what the buttons do and it's always nice to have the extra buttons while playing games.
WHEEL: I don't like the fact that the wheel doesn't click. It just has a smooth gliding motion. This doesn't work out too well for games.
PRESENTATIONS: I can't wait til I have to give a powerpoint presentation. This thing is totally going to rock! I've given presentations before, but I don't too often. This will help big time. And the mouse buttons will turn off when you go into presentation mode so you don't accidentally click anything.
ON/OFF SWITCH: Great for saving battery life. I just got this mouse a week ago, so I have no idea how long batteries will last. It came with energizer batteries though, so no complaints yet.
BLUETOOTH RECEIVER INCLUDED: The included bluetooth receiver can also hook up to other devices. That's pretty awesome. I just ordered an internal bluetooth card for my laptop, so we'll see how hard it is to install as someone else has said.
SOFTWARE/DOCUMENTATION: When you open the package, it comes with a CD. It also comes with a notice to NOT USE THE CD, and to go online and download the newer driver. Durrr... Weirdoes. I didn't have any trouble installing the drivers, though.
SIZE: I prefer logitech notebook mouse size better. It's a bit bigger than this, but it fits better into the hand.
RESPONSIVENESS: Logitech mouses are much more responsive. This product boasts a highly sensitive laser, but my older logitech infrared was better than this.
CONCLUSION: This mouse is okay. It's not spectacular. If Logitech releases something like this with the same features anytime soon, go for that, otherwise, this one will do just fine. This mouse would have gotten a 9/10 if it was more responsive, because a mouse should do its job as a mouse perfectly before the adding of other features.Updated
I decided this mouse sucks. Sure it has great multimedia features, but the mouse cursor fluctuates a lot and even is a little laggy. I downloaded and installed all the updates. I used the pre-packaged bluetooth USB receiver as well as a separate bluetooth receiver, and I get the same results. What a waste of money.
3 out of 3 users found this user opinion helpful.
Pretty pleased with it.
by zorc3 on February 17, 2008
Pros: Wireless, no need to carry a separate presenter on trips
Cons: Presenter functions won't work without drivers installed
Summary: I've actually been pretty pleased with this thing. I'm using a newer bluetooth receiver (Moto PC850 with Widcom driver) and had no trouble getting them paired (hold the ...
Summary: I've actually been pretty pleased with this thing. I'm using a newer bluetooth receiver (Moto PC850 with Widcom driver) and had no trouble getting them paired (hold the button on the underside of the mouse down until the light starts flashing to make it "discoverable").
There can be a very slight lag (couple hundred millisecond) when you move the mouse for the first time after a few minutes. Other people complained about a lag, I don't think I even would have noticed it.
The presenter functions are the primary reason that I bought it and they work well, plus they allow you to control Windows Media Player so you can use it as a remote for jumping through tracks and controlling the volume. The laser is the brightest that I've seen on a presenter which is a huge plus. The biggest downside is that you can't just plug the included bluetooth adapter into any computer and have the presenter functions just work like one most presenters, the drivers have to be installed so don't buy this unless you're only expecting to have to give presentations with your own laptop. I've also read that it doesn't play well with presentations in Adobe Acrobat.
The mouse sensor is a little far back on the mouse which takes some getting used to. I wouldn't use this as a gaming mouse but for day to day work it's great.
1 out of 1 users found this user opinion helpful.
Exceptional High Resolution Mouse and PowerPoint presentation control.
by howardlo on December 18, 2006
Pros: Bluetooth, works on smooth surfaces, flawless integration with Vista, intuitive PowerPoint control.
Cons: Side buttons are hard to use.
Summary: This is an exceptional mouse for use with laptops, especially if you are using it to run PowerPoint presentations. I had a Keyspan infrared remote control for running my PowerPoint ...
Summary: This is an exceptional mouse for use with laptops, especially if you are using it to run PowerPoint presentations. I had a Keyspan infrared remote control for running my PowerPoint presentations and this is a significant improvement. The fact that it uses Bluetooth allows you to walk around and naturally flip pages without having to point it at the receiver.
The laser mouse worked well on smooth surfaces that would challenge optical mice. However, I could not get it to work on glass or granite counter tops. It fits my hand very natually in both the mouse mode and the presentation mode.
Integration with Windows Vista is a solid 10! When I plugged in the USB Bluetooth transceiver, it did all the right things. It even popped up a diagram to tell you to turn on the mouse and press the little button on the bottom. Because it didn’t show you a picture of how to slide the power switch to on, you will have to use a little bit of your own intelligence.
The PowerPoint controls are very intuitive. There is a “blank screen” button that is quite useful when you move off-topic with your audience and you don’t want your presentation to distract. The only thing I could not figure out was how to switch to the “digital ink” mode by pressing the left side button while in mouse mode. The side buttons does take some getting used to. I use this mouse with my VAIO VGN-S360P and Dell Dimension 4600 (both running Vista) and it works flawlessly.
Unlike the Notebook Lasermouse 6000, there is no storage for the Bluetooth transceiver (since some laptops have built-in Bluetooth, I can see why this wouldn’t really be an issue). It is pricey compared to most wireless mice but not so pricey if you consider that you get a Bluetooth transceiver and a PowerPoint controls as part of the package (and definitely not pricey compared to the Apple Bluetooth mouse).
1 out of 1 users found this user opinion helpful.
Great Mouse-recharging system, (magnetic)-so-so.
by dadofkyra on September 6, 2009
Pros: size(I have medium sized hands-(3 1/2" across palm)so size is perfect for me. Syncs up fast and true!!! Never loses connectivity. Overall a great produt. & I'm not in the least a microsoft fan, I use open office and Firefox!!!
Cons: The only one i found so far is the magnetic charger. Whe using it while charging it always comes off, but then again I use it in bed--it's really an operator sort of error. Also for you guys paying retail---Ebay is the only thing I have to say.
Summary: I paid $24.99 for a new mouse in the package including shipping from eBay--IMHO if you don't buy it there and instead pay full retail~~~$45.00-$79....
Summary: I paid $24.99 for a new mouse in the package including shipping from eBay--IMHO if you don't buy it there and instead pay full retail~~~$45.00-$79.00 you are a moron!!!!
Could have been a nice notebook product
by JulienV on December 12, 2007
Pros: Size, bluetooth, laser pointer, carrying case, features.
Cons: unstable/unreliable/unusable precision
Summary: This mouse works precisely like a dirty old mechanical ball mouse! The horizontal movement more than the vertical is virtually unusable and I'm using it on surfaces that are ...
Summary: This mouse works precisely like a dirty old mechanical ball mouse! The horizontal movement more than the vertical is virtually unusable and I'm using it on surfaces that are extremely easy to catch for any kind of mouse. Very disapointed and it's going back to the store. Anybody else experienced that problem?
Don't get this mouse.
by saghirmo on July 30, 2007
Pros: laser pointer
Cons: never stays synced, laggy, overall not functional
Summary: Save your money. Microsoft always convinces me to buy it's products, and they are always inferior. This thing will work if you are willing to deal with it's ...
Summary: Save your money. Microsoft always convinces me to buy it's products, and they are always inferior. This thing will work if you are willing to deal with it's issues, but overall a mouse should just work. It should work consistently and regularly. This thing unsyncs briefly multiple times a minute even when right next to the bluetooth module.
If this is a great product, then maybe it's just me..
by spamwall on July 24, 2007
Pros: The good things they say about it are true. But..
Cons: ..it's sensor is too far to the rear, and needs getting used to.
Summary: This product has a huge design flaw, far to my experience in mice at least. It's sensor is too far to the rear. This makes small horizontal cursor position ...
Summary: This product has a huge design flaw, far to my experience in mice at least. It's sensor is too far to the rear. This makes small horizontal cursor position adjustments a very hard task, since you have to keep the front size steady, and move the back side of the mouse to the opposite direction from the one you wish your cursor to go. I got this mouse just a few hours ago, so this is perhaps something you can get used to. Still, can't remember ever having a mouse that REALLY needed getting used to it.
Sure, it's beam is great, works on any surface etc, but a mouse has to be, if anything, ergonomic.
For presentation/remote control, i couldn't care less (programmer, working many hours a day on a 15.4 1920x1200 notebook screen). All i was searching for was a bluetooth (to avoid the dongle) equivalent to the great (excepting the scrollpad) logitech v500, that started yelling for replacement. And, as it seems, the ms8000 was not a good choice for the task. Unless this opposite movement thing is something my hand can get used to easier than it now seems.
I'm giving it a 6/10, just for the case it convinces me that it's not this one, but all the other mice in the world that got it wrong.
- Manufacturer: Microsoft
- Part number: 9DR-00001
- Description: Do more and carry less with the first ever Notebook Mouse with integrated slide presenter, laser pointer, and media remote control. It's an all-in-one super tool for the office, road, and home - the only input device you need.
- Packaged Quantity 1
- Wireless Receiver USB wireless receiver
- Color Gray
- Localization United States
- Connectivity Technology Wireless
- Interface Bluetooth
- Max Operating Distance 33 ft
- Movement Detection Technology Laser
- Buttons Qty 5
- Movement Resolution 1000 dpi
- Features High Definition Laser Technology,
Zoom wheel ,
Scrolling 4-way button ,
Expansion / Connectivity
- Interfaces 1 x USB - 4 pin USB Type A
- Microsoft Certifications Certified for Windows Vista
Software / System Requirements
- OS Required Microsoft Windows Vista,
Microsoft Windows XP SP2
- Service & Support 5 years warranty
- Service & Support Details Limited warranty - 5 years
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