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Mouse Mats? Pah! Who Needs 'Em? Diamond review

AdvantagesSmart , comfortable, gives the freedom to roam, yea, even unto your trouser leg. Good build-quality

DisadvantagesNeeds batteries. Means more money for Gatesy

"...to be writing about a Microsoft product thatís a) good and b) something you werenít more or less forced to buy. Letís face it; with the exception of Apple Mac users and those stalwarts who have seen the delights of Linux, Microsoft have more or less got a de facto monopoly of the operating systems market. However much I dislike this situation, I have to admit that in the hardware field, where more obvious competition exists, they also have very ..." Read review
27.03.2004

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Community Level 2Nomad1970

Nomad1970

Escaping The Mouse Trap

AdvantagesNo rollerball, no cable, simple to install, Alerts when low battery or interference, Very comfortable to use.

DisadvantagesLimited to recent Windows and Mac Operating systems only, Some may find it a little large or heavy.

"...I ended up with the Microsoft wireless optical mouse. Love them or loath them Microsoft do produce some decent hardware although they do tend to carry a price premium. The RRP of this mouse is around £40 which does seem a little expensive. However Amazon (www.amazon.co.uk) are currently selling it for £25 which makes it much more attractive. On opening up the packaging you get a quick set-up booklet, a CD containing the software, a two-pack ..." Read review
29.11.2003

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Community Level 7andycharger

andycharger

No tail.no balls and eats batteries not cheese.

AdvantagesGreat for any position. Responsive.

DisadvantagesVery power hungry.

"...you about the device itself. The Microsoft Wireless Optical Blue Mouse is a mouse to beat all others. It is the size of a traditional mouse and symetrical in design. It possesses 2 buttons and a scroll wheel like so many other mice. Buts its lacking one obvious protrusion. A connecting cord or tail. Yes, the first feature of this brilliant device is that it is not chained to the computer as it once was. Now, powered by high frequency radio waves, ..." Read review
26.05.2003

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Community Level 4Jaxle

Jaxle

AN EXCELLENT OPTICAL MOUSE Diamond review

AdvantagesGreat response, no ball to get dirty, wheel is invaluable

DisadvantagesA bit on the pricey side

"...as you use the mouse. So, Microsoft being the innovative and creative (ha!) people that they are, they have come up with the Microsoft Wheel Mouse Optical, available almost everywhere for about 25 quid. OK, lets looks at some of the mouseís good points (well there are quite a few actually!). Firstly, and I guess where most of your money goes to, is the optical sensor that replaces the archaic mouse ball. This is quite simply a fantastic improvement ..." Read review
25.01.2003

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Community Level 4dolphin_st...

dolphin_style

MOUSE CASTRATED DUE TO EXCESSIVE RANDINESS

AdvantagesSurpreme control, Good price, Appealing

Disadvantages: None that I can think of

"...“one-balled” mice, the bigwigs at Microsoft have given their new fleet, the FULL CHOP! They call their new babies “optical” mice, no, it’s not a medical term, as you will discover later. Seen as this is a product that has opened a new era in “mice-building”, I think it’s a good time to introduce my new style of opinion – the A-to-Z. Having read a few opinions in the past, in this form, I have ..." Read review
05.09.2001

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Its got no balls but its still kinda sexy

AdvantagesNo cleaning needed, and a smoother motion of the cursor across the screen.

DisadvantagesMore expensive than a traditional 'balled' mouse.

"...decided to go with the Microsoft Wheel mouse Optical. Looks: This is quite a good sized mouse, well rounded along the back, with a slight waist around itís middle. It has two buttons, and a central wheel (Iíll explain why in a minute!). It is a pale grey colour with the word Microsoft along the front. At the back it has its cable tail, which can be plugged into either USB or PS/2 ports (they even provide the little adapter in the box so you donít ..." Read review
11.12.2002

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Community Level 5dan916

dan916

Now, where did I put it this time

AdvantagesFreedom of movement, fast, can be personalised.

DisadvantagesEasy to lose!

"...much deliberation, it was the Microsoft Cordless Optical WheelMouse that took my fancy. So, I feel it only right to let you out there know how it has turned out. **THIS IS AN OP FOR THE CORDLESS VERION** What made me choose this mouse? ========================= Of all the mice on offer, this one seemed to be the most down-to-earth! It was a cordless mouse, meaning there would be more freedom when using it, and it was one of the new optical ..." Read review
10.02.2003

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Community Level 3neilmoore67

neilmoore67

I'm an IntelliEyeGent gent

Advantagesaccurate movement, easy scrolling, lots of refinements

Disadvantagesinstallation with Thinkpad is tricky

"The mouse is one of the only computer components that remains largely unchanged since the start of the "information age". It is a plastic case containing a ball which registers movement with two noisy buttons on top. However, with this mouse comes the two greatest pointer innovations for years. Rather than a ball and moving parts which would embarrass the average Dyson in it's ability to remove dust from surfaces, the pointer movement is controlled ..." Read review
03.05.2001

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Community Level 7andycharger

andycharger

Its a floater

AdvantagesFluid movement. No cleaning.

DisadvantagesNone yet apart from the price.

"...your hair pulling are here! The Microsoft Wheelmouse Optical is here to alleviate any problems you have had with your traditional mouse. What does it do? Microsoft have obviously looked at the common problems with mice. The main one being that the little ball that rolls around in your mouse wears out or gets dirty. This causes your mouse to not move around the screen properly and skip and jump. What can you do about it? If its dirty, you ..." Read review
01.06.2002

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Community Level 1sidneylops...

sidneylopsides

A mouse. Quite a good mouse.

AdvantagesWireless, tilt wheel, good feel

Disadvantagesmaybe too large for some.

"...went out and bought the Microsoft Wirelss Optical Mouse 2.0 in a nice Ice Blue. Even the packaging is nice as you can have a feel of the size and shape of the mouse before you buy it. I thought it felt right, nicely shaped and sized. In the box is the reciever, which is nearly as big as the mouse, so not for laptop users, a USB to PS2 adaptor, drivers, manual and batteries. The batteries are Energizer, helping MS to keep the claim of 6 months life ..." Read review
16.02.2004

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Community Level 3ciao007

ciao007

No ball

AdvantagesThe mice won't get damaged or dirty and its great value for money.

DisadvantagesThe design is pretty basic, erm...trying to look..ah found one, you are paying your money really just for the sensor.

"...that dreams are made of! Microsoft Wheel Mouse Optical is the solution for you without a doubt. ------------------------------------------- How to use it: ************** You don't need a genie to work this one out! Basically you move the mouse so you can explore different objects, documents, internet, games, ect, like any other mouse. You need a mouse, otherwise you can't use a PC, simple as that. ------------------------------------- Ease of ..." Read review
27.01.2002

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Community Level 4john.sw

john.sw

If you do not like fluffy balls

AdvantagesVery accurate - no maintenance - cheap

Disadvantagesnone

"The Microsoft WheelMouse Optical is rodent with a difference. Working with an optical sensor, it doesn’t have a ball to gather fluff and dust, so it is very accurate. The newer version is said to be 33% faster than the old ones, and there is no doubt that it is the best and most accurate mouse that I have ever owned. Selecting a sincle pixel, or a single letter of text is easy – no fumbling around and trying two or three times like ..." Read review
23.04.2001

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Community Level 1pauljcg

pauljcg

Cool Affordable Blue Mouse

AdvantagesAffordable wireless and optical mouse technology that's compatible and reliable

DisadvantagesBattery life isn't quite 6 months, scratches appear with use.

"...I've used quite a few Microsoft mice and they have all delivered excellent performance, this one generally being no exception. I believe I paid about £25 for it in Staples but the price has come down since then. The mouse is quite large, about just short of the length and width of your hand and it fits in both the left and right palm comfortably. Mouse has opaque blue buttons and cover, with translucent blue sides and base. Two AA size batteries ..." Read review
16.09.2005

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Community Level 2Griffin000

Griffin000

Mighty Mouse with Mighty Power needed

AdvantagesWireless, optical, no cleaning needed

DisadvantagesUses up batteries fast.

"...to get a new one. The Microsoft one caught my eye with a lovely silver/blue casing that I think looks very stylish. The mouse is very simple in design and is meant for right and left-handers alike. I bought the mouse for £34.99 about 9 months ago buy I've seen it a lot cheaper now online. Ebuyer, wstore, savastore and simply computers might be worth a try. Getting it out of the package was probably the hardest thing about to do with this ..." Read review
20.08.2004

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Community Level 2karenlearm...

karenlearmonth

Man not mouse... Microsoft Wireless Optical Mouse

AdvantagesWireless, Optical, Coverage

Disadvantagesnone spotted to date

"...we all will probably know Microsoft have their own website packed full of (useful) stuff. Instruction Manual: Think it was small but didn't get used. Sorry to not be useful but its pointless trying to comment on something you binned without use. Value for Money: Depends if you get a bargain, but in this field I'd say you pay for what you get - a decent mouse. I've had/used other brands of similar spec and would choose this myself. Overall ..." Read review
12.01.2004

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