Microsoft Wireless Laser Mouse 8000
Manufacturer: Microsoft Part number: 4CH-00012
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- Average user rating: 2.0 stars out of 11 reviews
- The Microsoft Wireless Laser Mouse 8000 combines cutting edge features with sophisticated design. Microsoft's first rechargeable mouse delivers 2.4GHz Bluetooth wireless performance, high definition laser, and much more.
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by jongregor on February 16, 2012
Pros: I love the charging dock
Nice programable buttons
Cons: It is a little heavy
Summary: Overall I love that I can use this mouse all day, keep my desk free of cords and just place it on the charging dock when needed. There are no ...
Summary: Overall I love that I can use this mouse all day, keep my desk free of cords and just place it on the charging dock when needed. There are no tiny switches to accidentally leave on and no cords I need to plug in. I leave the charging dock off to the side of my desk and it keeps my desk tidy.
I don't believe how Microsoft sell this lousy product
by MamoonKhader on November 10, 2010
Pros: 1- Regular mouse (with lots of skipping pointer on many serfaces)
2- Programmable button via original software
Cons: 1- Problematic charging
2- Not suitable for gaming because of poor accuracy & wheel does not have a click-feel
3- Lots of pointer-skipping
4- Pricey for a "failed-experimental" bluetooth mouse
5- awkward right-side button
6- Annoying wakeup
Summary: I have two bluetooth devices: this one, and the other is Logitech MX5500 KB+Mouse combo kit. I must say the ergonomics, grip, accuracy, fine-movements, buttons and effective distance range ...
Summary: I have two bluetooth devices: this one, and the other is Logitech MX5500 KB+Mouse combo kit. I must say the ergonomics, grip, accuracy, fine-movements, buttons and effective distance range of the Logitech MX5500 is amazing compared to this "average" Microsoft 8000. The Logitech MX5500's software can monitor battery life and alerts you when it needs recharging plus it tells you how many days & hours left before it needs a recharge (the mouse also has 5 small battery indicator LEDs) and I charge it twice a month with about 6-9 hours of daily usage. Another amazing feature of Logitech MX5500's is that the wheel -when pressed during power on - can change from "clickless" to "click" feel (a required feature for gamers for accurate weapon change which Micsosoft Laser 8000 lacks) plus when you change to clickless-scrolling with Logitech, the wheel will scroll by it self very smoothly -like a bicycle wheel- for several seconds unless you stop it (a feature for extra long spreadsheets and documents and long lists) which also Microsoft 8000's lacks. Charging this Microsoft mouse is sometimes problematic while Logitech has no problem with it. Never used and never needed a mouse pad for Logitech MX5500 mouse even when using it on a pure darkened desk glass and that is because of it's amazing accuracy. For Microsoft's mouse, the 2nd thumb button on the right is useless -for right handed users- because it is hard to press it without lefting your hand off the mouse to search for this button which I think must be placed on the left near the 1st thumb button. Plus Microsoft's mouse sleeps after a few seconds which matters alot during gameplay while Logitech's always ready and feels like it never sleeps.
When I compare scanning accuracy of both mice (Microsoft 8000 vs Logitech MX5500) on many surfaces including wood, glass and others, I feel huge difference. The result? Logitech shines without fine-tuning the driver while Microsoft sucks even with fine-tuning the driver. Please don't be angry of my review, I am just telling the truth about real comparison and my true life experience using different PCs and WinXP_sp3+Win7. Now after 8 months of usage, the wheel spins but does not scroll vertically in my documents and webpages.
Last word: Never think of buying this Microsoft mouse. It is really a bad reputation for Microsoft to sell this garbage. They are trying to compete with Logitech but the latter is always ahead of them. period.
lots of minor problems added up to one big headache.
by chrystalmeth on October 20, 2010
Pros: -bluetooth feature was nice for my bluetooth ready laptop
-usually pricey but I got it on sale for $50
Cons: -battery needed to be tightened in slot to make better contact or it wouldn't charge.
-charges didn't last long. keep a spare corded mouse around
-left button wouldn't always work on first click
-puter wouldn't always find the mouse on boot up
Summary: too many issues made me finally give up on this mouse all together. $50 wasn't a fortune to pay for the mouse but I guess I expected better. I ...
Summary: too many issues made me finally give up on this mouse all together. $50 wasn't a fortune to pay for the mouse but I guess I expected better. I wouldn't recommend this mouse.
Looks good in store, but that's about all
by edmundlee100 on April 25, 2010
Cons: recharging work only sometimes, no mouse wheel clicks, hard to middle click, bluetooth didn't work after a while, brush aluminum is actually painted plastic
Solid Construction, Very Accurate, Very Comfortable
by neebux on April 1, 2010
Pros: Excellent Battery-Life, Convenient Charger, Very Comfortable, Solid Construction, Very Sensitive / Accurate, Bluetooth Transceiver is multi-functional.
Cons: Bluetooth setup a little quirky.
Summary: This is a fantastic mouse. I'm of the belief that you should never skimp on your keyboard, mouse or monitor, as they're what you interact directly with. This ...
Summary: This is a fantastic mouse. I'm of the belief that you should never skimp on your keyboard, mouse or monitor, as they're what you interact directly with. This is definitely one of the best mice I've ever purchased. About a year ago, it was the cream of the crop, and it's still working great.
It has a very solid build, (some type of metal, perhaps aluminum) and doesn't flex or creak during use. The buttons are solid and responsive. It's amazing how much more sensitive and accurate it feels compared to low / mid-ranged mice. It's battery-life is great, as is the convenient charging pad. The charging dock lays flat on your desk, and when you're finished with the mouse, simply set it on the dock, and it'll charge.
The bluetooth was a little weird in setting up. The connect button on the transceiver didn't really seem to do much. However, once the drivers were installed for it, I pushed the connect button on the mouse and right-clicked the Bluetooth icon in the system tray and manually searched for the new device, and made the connection that way.
Once the connection is made, you don't have to worry about it again, until you reload. Took about 10 seconds to make the pairing. The bluetooth transceiver allows you to connect to any bluetooth device (ex. Cellphone).
Overall, I've been incredibly happy with this device. I've used it for work / play and it performs flawlessly.
by SantaClawz on November 11, 2009
Pros: Blue Tooth, excellent reception, fast response, excellent fit and feel, smooth wheel, buttons placement.
Cons: There isn't much do dislike with this mouse, the only thing that should have been a little bit better is the small right side button, it's a little awkward to push without re-positioning hand.
Summary: This is my first wireless mouse, and I love it. Blue Tooth is just amazing, and easy to use, mouse is built very well, feels great in my hand and ...
Summary: This is my first wireless mouse, and I love it. Blue Tooth is just amazing, and easy to use, mouse is built very well, feels great in my hand and I would recommend this product to everyone.
Will make you want to go back to your intellimouse.
by Pacoup on June 11, 2008
Pros: Left-handed-friendly, External long lasting battery
Cons: Ulgy, poor tracking, non-discoverable bluetooth
Summary: On PC, this mouse is quite good. It works native, needing drivers for customization only. However, while being Bluetooth, this mouse isn't discoverable, which means you'll be stuck ...
Summary: On PC, this mouse is quite good. It works native, needing drivers for customization only. However, while being Bluetooth, this mouse isn't discoverable, which means you'll be stuck using Microsoft's USB adapter with it, which in my opinion might be a dreal breaker since better non-bluetooth wirelss mice out there are available.
The mouse is ugly and certainly out of style. Many will mistake it with yeards older models at first sight, nothing impressive.
This mouse does boast a lef-handed-friendly design and has an amazing battery life. It also comes with a slick charger and requires only one NiMH AA sized battery; pretty impressive for the battery life it gives.
The scroll wheel is nice too and easier to click on than Logitech's mice, but it suffers from the same problem than other recent Microsoft mice, which is being a tad too sticky. It gives a nice feeling to the scroll but it makes it cumbersome to scroll long pages.
On the Mac, poorer tracking and awfuly implemented drivers make this mouse a real bummer. It at leasts supports the Mac better than the average Logitech. But of course, as mentionned earlier, when trying to detect the mouse with the Mac's internal bluetooth, I was met with failure, and considering the amount of USB ports available on the Mac, you may want a bluetooth mouse that works like a real bluetooth device.
With all this said, this mouse being as expensive as Logitech's MX Revolution and certainly not quite as comfy or noticeable, you're way better off with one of the older models from Microsoft or a Logitech mouse.
Worst Mouse ever. Do not buy.
by gauthierm on November 14, 2007
Pros: The mouse buttons (except for the scroll wheel) work
Cons: Precision, middle click, scroll wheel, price
Summary: How this made it out of Microsoft's Hardware Labs I have no idea. This is the worst mouse I have ever used. See my full review at http://stuff....
Summary: How this made it out of Microsoft's Hardware Labs I have no idea. This is the worst mouse I have ever used. See my full review at http://stuff.silverorange.com/archives/2007/march/lasermouse8000
Good mouse with average comfort and good optical tracking.
by myuserid1 on December 3, 2006
Pros: Improvement over previous Bluetooth mouse, Bluetooth v3.0 adapter included, Rechargeable battery system.
Cons: Mouse doesn't glide smoothly. Average comfort. Some software issues at release.
Summary: An improvement over the last Bluetooth generation. The laser does track more accurately, but the mouse itself doesn’t glide smoothly as the Intellimouse series. One of the buttons on ...
Summary: An improvement over the last Bluetooth generation. The laser does track more accurately, but the mouse itself doesn’t glide smoothly as the Intellimouse series. One of the buttons on the right side worked well, but was awkward to access.
Currently some issues with the Intellipoint software that actually recommend that it be REMOVED from the system, or use older versions.
The rechargeable system works well, with the built in battery life indicator and separate charger. The rechargeable battery lasts a long time, when fully charged.
Overall, a good mouse that is somewhat smaller than the Wireless 6000 mouse, but not as comfortable. I would recommend it, if the smooth gliding isn’t a consideration.
Waste of Money-Don't Buy
by Fire1946 on August 23, 2007
Pros: Hardly any
Cons: View does not work as described
Summary: One of the reasons I bought this mouse was to see different windows at the same time -their viewer. Unfortunately,the windows only show up on Windows Explorer, not for ...
Summary: One of the reasons I bought this mouse was to see different windows at the same time -their viewer. Unfortunately,the windows only show up on Windows Explorer, not for example on MS Word 2007. The windows are so small in the MS viewer that it is impossible to read one of them, in spite f a 20 inch monitor. Irrespective how I set the scrolling, it jumped considerably and made it impossible to read the page. I am returning this mouse; cheaper mice acomplish the same.
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- Manufacturer: Microsoft
- Part number: 4CH-00012
- Description: The Microsoft Wireless Laser Mouse 8000 combines cutting edge features with sophisticated design. Microsoft's first rechargeable mouse delivers 2.4GHz Bluetooth wireless performance, high definition laser, and much more.
- Packaged Quantity 1
- Color Aluminum
- Connectivity Technology Wireless
- Interface Bluetooth
- Max Operating Distance 33 ft
- Movement Detection Technology Laser
- Buttons Qty 5
- Features High Definition Laser Technology,
Programmable buttons ,
Scrolling 4-way button ,
Expansion / Connectivity
- Interfaces 1 x USB - 4 pin USB Type A
- Microsoft Certifications Certified for Windows Vista
- Type AA type
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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