Microsoft Notebook 3000 Wireless Optical Mouse Reviews
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Microsoft Notebook 3000 Wireless Optical Mouse

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Great Design and Works Great

Dec 8, 2009
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Rated a Very Helpful Review

Pros:Small, comfortable design and works great.

Cons:Scroll button is a little loud.

The Bottom Line: The Microsoft Wireless Notebook Optical Mouse  works better than any other mouse I've ever used.  Plus, it fits comfortably in my hand.


My computer had a great touchpad and I was a pro at using it.  I sometimes used the Microsoft Wireless Notebook Optical Mouse when I was using my laptop for work, but it was not often at all.  However, that all changed about a month ago when we installed Windows 7 on my laptop.  Since then, my touchpad has gone haywire.  I would be typing an Epinion and then the cursor would automatically move, delete what I was writing and sometimes even navigate me to another page.  I was sick of not knowing what my cursor would do, so I turned the touchpad off and started using the Microsoft Wireless Notebook Optical Mouse full time. 

We found the Microsoft Wireless Notebook Optical Mouse at Target for $14.99.  It was the cheapest wireless mouse that we could find, mainly because we found it on sale.  The sales sticker said that it regularly sold for $19.99.  The mouse comes with software to install on any computer that you plan on using the mouse, as well as instructions on using the mouse.  In addition, the mouse comes ready with one AA battery already in the device for use right away. 

The Microsoft Wireless Notebook Optical Mouse has the perfect design.  The mouse itself fits perfectly in my hand.  I'm right handed, so I use my right hand to control everything.  My thumb and pinky finger fit comfortably on the sides of the mouse with my index, middle, and ring fingers resting on the stop.  The index finger sits on the main control button, the middle finger sits on the scroll button and the ring finger sits on the secondary button.  The mouse is approximately three inches long, so it works well with my female hand.  However, it might be a little small for men with larger hands.  The great thing about the Microsoft Wireless Notebook Optical Mouse is that the mouse conveniently holds the receiver when not in use.  All you do is snap the receiver in or out of the bottom of the mouse whenever you plan on using it or not.  And, there is no losing the receiver because the mouse really holds it in place tightly. 

As I mentioned above, the mouse comes ready for right handed users.  However, it is very easy to change the controls for left handed users.  Just go to the control panel and find the icon for the Microsoft Wireless Notebook Optical Mouse. Right click on the icon and choose "Mouse Settings."  From there you can make changes to the settings of the mouse, including switching the primary and secondary button configuration. 

As I mentioned earlier, the Microsoft Wireless Notebook Optical Mouse does come with instructions and software that contains a driver for the mouse.  However, as I've admitted before, I usually don't read the instructions.  When I first got the mouse, all I did was snap the receiver out of the bottom of the mouse and placed it in the USB port.  Right then, without installing any software, the mouse worked right away.  I have used the Microsoft Wireless Notebook Optical Mouse without installing the driver on my laptop that has had Windows Vista and Windows 7, as well as my husbands Macbook.  

The one time that I wish I would have read the instructions was when it was time to replace the battery.  It only took me a minute to figure it out and that is when I found the design ingenious.  On the top of the mouse towards the back is a small button that I thought was just there for decoration.  Just press the button and the battery cover pops open to insert the battery.  By just looking at the mouse, you'd never think the top of the mouse was actually the battery cover. 

The Microsoft Wireless Notebook Optical Mouse is very easy to use.  It works flawlessly and I've found that it works better than most of the wired mice I have ever used.  The only time it has a little trouble is when the battery needs to changed.  But, as soon as the battery is changed, it starts working flawlessly again.  The battery for the Microsoft Wireless Notebook Optical Mouse lasts for approximately three months, and I would be considered a heavy user.  The mouse can also be used far away from the receiver.  I have been known to have the computer three to four feet away from the mouse and it still works wonderfully.  I have used the mouse on many surfaces and I've never had a problem using the mouse, including the times I have used the couch as my surface. 

The only complaint that I have with the Microsoft Wireless Notebook Optical Mouse  is that the buttons are a little loud.  The right and left buttons make some noise, but the middle scroll button is very loud when you scroll.  The scroll button works wonderfully, but sometimes I feel I don't want to use it because it is so loud and anyone around me can hear it. 

Overall, the Microsoft Wireless Notebook Optical Mouse is a wonderful product.  It is small, compact and has a great design.  In addition, it works better than any wired mouse I've ever used. 


Recommend this product? Yes


Amount Paid (US$): 14.99


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