Product Reviews (18)
Nice Bluetooth Mouse, Great Presenter
Strengths: - Bluetooth capable (includes dongle if you don't have built-in Bluetooth). - Great range (works even through walls). - Volume adjustment features work for all Windows apps.
Weakness: - Needs IntelliPoint software to use full functionality, which seems to be somewhat buggy under Windows Vista. - Ergonomics could be better - maybe make mouse slightly larger.
Overall, this mouse seems pretty nice. The presenter tools work great with PowerPoint 2007.
The mouse comes with a Bluetooth dongle that works fine right out of the box. It took me a couple hours to get this mouse to work right with the built-in Bluetooth adapter in my Dell Inspiron laptop, but that seems to have been more of a Dell driver issue than a problem with the mouse.
The mouse seems to work pretty well, although it does seem a tad small. It isn't quite as comfortable as my previous MS Wireless Notebook Mouse 3000, but it seems good enough. I'm not sure about how the battery life is going to be, but it does have an on/off switch (inconveniently located on the bottom) that I've been using.
The only real downside to this mouse is its price. If you'd like to have the presenter features it is probably worthwhile, but otherwise you might be better served with a cheaper alternative.
By bmpowell - Aug 3, 2007
Wireless Presenter Mouse
Strengths: standalone bluetooth connectivity, accurate, laser, scrool button, auto shut off when not using
Weakness: not to good on battery conservation
Awesome product. Bluetooth connectivity with any bluetooth adapter is quick and easy. Everything just feels like it is placed where it should be. Scroll button and thumb button are nice.
By christina_shonts - May 24, 2007
Decent hardware, crappy software support
Strengths: Elegant hardware manufacturing, precise positioning and less lag. Very comfortable click and scroll feel. Nicely integrated presenter function and laser pointer.
Weakness: Expensive! Very stupid software (yes and no). Not so smart design of using two AAA battery. Size.
First of all, I bought this just for my Thinkpad, since it only has two USB ports while the mouse always takes one. And yet there are not too many choices for notebook bluetooth mouse, V470 and M$ 8000 are the only two newly released mouses. I got a pretty decent deal and can't help showing it off : ) I end up earning money for getting this mouse and that's the reason why I chose it but not the V470. The more expensive price on this mouse actually helped me to get it free or negative.
IMHO, it doesn't worth the price. If it's within $50 range, I guess a lot more people will consider using it.
Overall hardware is good except the extra small size, I used logitech V450 laser notebook mouse before this one, but feel more comfortable using that one since it's a little bit bigger (I feel). The two side buttons are awkwardly placed, so it's almost impossible for you to assign "back" and "forward" to these two keys and use them while web browsing. You just can't reach these two with a normal mouse-held hand. No biggie for me, since I use software enhanced browser anyway. The scroll wheel gives me a very strange feel, can't tell you it's good or bad since I'm still experiencing it. It scrolls extra smoothly, or I would say "slippery" feel, not like any other Logitech mouses (yes, I'm a hardcore Logitech user) I've ever had. You just feel spinning a free rotating wheel, not a mouse wheel at all. Sometimes it's hard to precisely control the wheel to stop at the place you want. The click feel of two main buttons are good too, but the center button is hard to use, because you have to press really hard to click it.
I don't like the idea of using two AAAs though, thought it might be heavier than the single AA used in logitech. Presenter keys work as they are supposed to, so does the laser pointer.
Software: really stupid software. Yes and no. Yes, because the so-called "advanced" functions of the M$ intellimouse driver cannot be used when you are not using the M$ transceiver. While the only advantage for Bluetooth over RF wireless I can think of so far is to take the advantage of built-in BT module of the laptop in order to save a USB port. If you are supposed to take up another port to use the transceiver why not just pay less money and use a normal RF wireless mouse? No because luckily the majority of the mouse function including the presenter function (except the "digital ink" function) is enabled for non-MS BT module. So you can pretty much use the mouse without a headache and leave the BT transceiver for other usage in another computer. The other good thing about the software is it's much smaller than Logitech's monster size one. It's only 14MB while logitech's Setpoint is 50ish MB (that's the comparison between installer files)
Also, the "lag" feel which has been described extensively on almost all BT mouse is hardly felt so far. It responses my hand movement pretty good.
By Procter - Dec 27, 2007
So so mouse.
Strengths: Only BT mouse I could find that could use non rechargeable batteries. Comes in a cute pod. The laser makes a good cat toy. It does what it says.
Weakness: Buttons feel mushy, and are not very responsive. Wheel is 'free spinning' in a bad way. Think of the wheel on a cheap toy car. The whole thing feels cheaply made.
I wanted a BT mouse that could use non rechargeable batteries. This was the only one I could find. The extra remote functionality wasn't a factor in my purchase, though it does work.
As a mouse though, it's quite inferior and well below the standard of a Microsoft mouse. I don't buy any argument that a mouse intended to be portable has to be. I've had good portable and compact mice.
I had a bit of difficulty pairing the mouse using my Anycom CF-300 CF/PC card adapter, but the beta software from Anycom solved it. Basically if the software requires a PIN/Passkey you won't be able to use it with that adapter, so beware Mac users. The supplied USB/BT dongle works , but, personally I buy a BT mouse so I don't HAVE to have a dongle.
Bottom Line: Only buy this mouse if you need some of its' features and can find no other mouse with those features.
By faithkills - Nov 16, 2006
Strengths: -mouse and presenter combination is great -light -responsive -doesn't require separate bluetooth dongle if your laptop has bluetooth -long battery life
Weakness: -build quality could be better
I am very happy with this product. I lost the first one so purchased a second one to replace it. Mouse and presentation modes work flawlessly. I use rechargeable batteries and charge them about once a week while using the mouse for 4-5 hrs/day.
By Eleconsumer - Jun 14, 2008
Microsoft Wireless Notebook Presenter 8000
Weakness: big bulky plastic case
I recommends this product due to several factor:
1st bluetooth product that available in smaller package.
2nd battery life has been known excellent in microsoft product.
3rd no wireless dongle needed for notebook with bluetooth enable.
4th Currently MS have $10 rebate for this product.
5th MS product reliability.
By luanminhle - May 5, 2007
Fancy mouse that may not be very practical
Strengths: Built-in laser pointer great for presenters.
Weakness: Too small grip as regular mouse.
Have this mouse for a few months. If you do presentation this is a good mouse to have since both the built-in buttons and laser pointers are well suited for the task.
However, if you intend to use this as primarily a mouse you will be disappointed. The ergonomics or the mouse does not cater for extended use. Size is too small for a comfortable grip for most ppl. The magnifier button is a good feature to have accessable from mouse though I would like this to be usable in presenter mode since at times pictures in presentation may be too small to view and this would comes in handy. You have to switch mode of mouse to do that right now.
Also, if your pc does not have built-in bluetooth and you intend to use the Microsoft usb bluetooth transceiver v3.0 packaged with the mouse, I found that there are trouble pairing other BT devices to this transceiver. I tried pairing my cell phone to it and use the personnal area network (PAN) feature on my cell. The pairing would be successful but you get a very slow connection though it indicate a 1G bps connection rate. Eventually I found the transceiver to be the curpuit and switched to another usb transceiver I have and problem is gone. Not sure if this is just the particular transceiver I have.
Using another BT transceiver does work correctly with the mouse as long as you use the Microsoft driver for the transceiver. Using other BT stack, e.g. the one from Toshiba, may cause the mouse driver not recognizing it correctly as the presenter mouse and you will lose some functionality on the mouse and trouble re-mapping the mouse buttons.
By rngai - Sep 26, 2007
Very nice and fast delivery
Strengths: Multifunction, I can have everything in 1 product and the delivery was fast. I've got this mouse in less than 1 week.
Weakness: It still a bit expensive, but it is a good cost benefit if you need the laser point and the presenter function.
The mouse is very good, I might buy an additional 1. I wonder what will be the next upgrade Microsoft will do. Maybe make it with a cell phone, so we won't have to carry so many things during our presentations.
By marhiguchi - May 17, 2007
Transceiver is a reason not to buy
Strengths: Works very well - great presenter features
Weakness: Transceiver is unfriendly and does not play with other devices.
If you want to use on a Bluetooth device, it is a fine product. The laser if a fun component, but it does use up the battery. But if you want to use a Microsoft Bluetooth Transceiver, forget about it!
By joelbinn - Jun 10, 2008
Excellent Presentation-Mouse item
Strengths: great little mouse - portable, multi-function, smooth operation, looks good. Where computer blue tooth is available, does not even need a USB port taken up.
Weakness: poor documentation but happily mouse use is intuitive and easy.
A pleasure to use. Probably a bit pricey but as times goes on, easy to track down a good price. I like the smooth operation but wish the documentation was more complete and comprehensive. Also, it is necessary to download the latest driver. All in all a great little product.
By anonymous; - Feb 26, 2008
I love the portable mouse
Strengths: portable, a lot of functions
Weakness: Backup button is not that comfortable.
After using this nice mouse for two days. I have to say, I love this greate mouse. This mouse is very portable, good battery life, have a lot of usefule functions.
By leshan - Jan 7, 2008
Best of both worlds - for me
Strengths: Good range, saves having to buy a pointer, mouse, and presenter.
Weakness: A little small
This is a nice item for the casual user. It is not fully mouse, presenter, or laser, but will do for each. As a mouse, it is a little small and causes fatigue, as a presenter, it is a little unbalanced and large.
By stevencraig - Oct 23, 2007
I have three of these now and...
Strengths: Small, compact, nice travel case. Excellent in operation and the laser pointer is great.
I have three of these now and would not consider every operating a notebook without one! Every time I use it I get comments on how well it works. I carry a spare just in case one of mine stops working or I need one in a pinch!
By anonymous; - Jul 26, 2007
Good if you do need the presentation mouse
Strengths: The presentation function works properly, so it's good if you do need this function, one less thing to bring.
Weakness: The mouse response is not that quick and it is a bit too small for me.
Still too expensive. And I don't like the design of right side small button, very hard to hit. I'll prefer all those side buttons at left side.
I'm glad to find that its driver is same with my another Microsoft mouse, so I needn't to install the driver for it.
By oceania_harbor - Jun 11, 2007
Microsoft Wireless Notebook Presenter 8000
Strengths: There are many features that you can customize your mouse to do.
Weakness: it only works with the POWERPOINT for the presentation
The mouse controls everything that you can pass forward and backward, I mean the display pictures, the movies, the songs in your playlist and play/pause just by switching pressenter mode/mouse mode.
By h2aneal - May 27, 2007
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