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Microsoft Wireless Notebook Optical Mouse 3000 - Slate

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  • Wireless notebook mouse
  • Long battery life
  • Convenient snap-in receiver
  • Optical sensor tracks mouse movement
  • Designed for use with either hand
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Product Details

Color: Slate | Product Packaging: Standard Packaging
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 5.7 x 3.1 inches ; 7.2 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0002CPBWI
  • Item model number: BX3-00008
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,696 customer reviews)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: June 17, 2003

Product Description

Color: Slate | Product Packaging: Standard Packaging

From the Manufacturer

A Perfectly Portable Mouse with a Snap-In Receiver
The Microsoft Wireless Notebook Optical Mouse 3000 provides smooth, responsive portable performance when and where you're ready to work. And a convenient snap-in receiver automatically turns off the mouse, so you don't have to worry about wasting battery power.
  • Designed by ergonomic experts for comfort in either hand.
  • Extended battery life--many users average more than six months of battery life.

Snap-In Receiver
Use the snap-in receiver to turn off the mouse and save battery life.

Microsoft High Definition Laser Technology
Experience ultimate performance in the palm of your hand. Microsoft High Definition mouse products are more precise, more responsive, and delivers smoother tracking.

  • More responsive: 1000 dpi
  • More precise: 6000 FPS, 85 MOPS, 0.18 microns or smaller CMOS
  • Smoother tracking: Microsoft Intelligent Tracking System

The Microsoft Wireless Notebook Optical Mouse is available in the following colors:
Aloe Green Creme Brulee
Gold
Dragon Fruit
Pink
Milk Chocolate Pomegranate
Red
Winter Blue Slate

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Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

If you have an average sized female hand or a small hand this mouse is a perfect fit.
H. Ross
The USB receiver snaps in to the bottom of the mouse for easy transportation and increasing battery life.
Graham Howard
The battery last very long im using for over a months about 4 hours a day and I didnt had to change yet.
Leonardo B. Sardinha

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

336 of 341 people found the following review helpful By Fred Anonymous Smith on February 20, 2005
Product Packaging: Standard PackagingColor Name: Slate
I've had this mouse for a couple of weeks and am very satisfied with it. There was no software installation. I simply plugged the wireless receiver into an available USB port, put a "AA" size battery in the mouse, and turned on the computer. The mouse started working just as Windows XP finished loading.

It may be a little small for really large hands, but it fits my hand (medium-size male) perfectly with my palm resting on a mouse pad for comfort. In fact, it feels better than most I've had in the past (desktop or laptop). And the mouse fits into a side packet of a laptop case very nicely. As others have pointed out, the USB receiver fits into the bottom of the mouse when traveling.

The buttons are shapped well, as are the rubber side grips. The two large buttons feel solid, but the center scroll button is a little noisy and doesn't feel as well made. But, that center button works as well as the other two.

Since I've only had it a couple of weeks, I don't know how long the "AA" battery will last yet. However, I'm using my laptop mainly as a desktop, used many hours each day, and the original battery is still going strong. To insert the battery, press the silver button directly below the "Microsoft" logo and the top pops off (the release button is designed to look decorative). At that point, one will immediately see the battery holder.

The wireless feature works flawlessly. In fact, if one had really good eyes, one could operate the computer from the other side of a room. Yes, I've actually tried that, with the mouse moving the cursor around the screen with no problems.

I just read one of the other reviews where a lag was mentioned. I've seen nothing of this.
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324 of 330 people found the following review helpful By Rick V on January 26, 2005
Product Packaging: Standard PackagingColor Name: Winter Blue
I'm a computer junkie, i have to admit that I fall for every gadget and gimmick that comes along when it comes to computer hardware. This was no exception. I recently picked up a new laptop and thought i'd compliment it with a new mouse. Whilst shopping, I noticed this little fellow on sale and thought what a great idea... the usb transmitter snaps in to the bottom of the mouse (also shuts it off so its not burning up the battery). Unfortunately the store that I spotted it at had sold out! I asked the clerk and he said the things were flyin off the shelves. Figured it must be worth a look so I went a few doors down to a competitor and found one.

Great thing about buying hardware from the evil empire (Microsoft), is that it pretty much all works without downloading new drivers. Plugged the USB transmitter in, snapped the included single AA battery in the mouse (its located under the top cover btw if you dont like reading instructions like me), and it fired to life. Nice smooth tracking, worked on all surfaces i tested except for the actual screen of my laptop.. hehe

All I cared about was to have an ultra-portable mouse that was wireless and worked well. I got the great bonus of, good price, easy to install, great function, perfect compatability. If it had two tumb buttons for fwd/back on web browsing, i'd write microsoft a thank you letter.
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228 of 246 people found the following review helpful By Shkshk on November 1, 2004
Product Packaging: Standard PackagingColor Name: Slate
My second wireless optical moue after Logitech 931152-0403 Cordless Optical Mouse. Much better than the Logitech mouse as it lighter and "soft"buttons.

Highly recommended for laptops. Even though it has a "connect" button, never had to use it. Just plug and play installation. No need to download/install drivers. Used it with Win 2000 and Win XP.

Pros ::

* Solid responsive mouse

* Soft buttons

* Cordless so no tangled wires around you

* Optical so can be used on ( just about ) any surface

* Small USB receiver

* * Used it, without any issues, with my wireless internet connection

* Easy to replace batteries

* Single AA battery

Cons ::

* Might be small for a person with large hands &/or long fingers

* NO carrying case. Even though the adapter fits *in* the mouse. It could help to have a carrying case as well.

* Not aware of any way to program the "buttons" ( for "left handed" persons )
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57 of 58 people found the following review helpful By A. Mariscal on November 3, 2008
Product Packaging: Frustration-Free PackagingColor Name: Slate
This mouse is by far one of the best I've used for my laptop. The most impressive part about it all, is the battery life. I have owned this for 3 months and use it every day for hours a day, and it is still going strong. It is very responsive and I even use it for online gaming sometimes, with good response. The biggest drawback is, it does not have an auto shut off feature. If you power off your machine and forget to store the USB stick back on the mouse, the mouse stays on. I have forgetten to put the USB stick back on and the mouse has stayed on overnight. Luckily though, the battery life is awesome. All in all a good purchase if you don't care about the auto shut off feature.
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59 of 62 people found the following review helpful By Shkshk on January 20, 2005
Product Packaging: Standard PackagingColor Name: Winter Blue
My second wireless optical moue after Logitech 931152-0403 Cordless Optical Mouse. Much better than the Logitech mouse as it lighter and "soft"buttons.

Highly recommended for laptops. Even though it has a "connect" button, never had to use it. Just plug and play installation. No need to download/install drivers. Used it with Win 2000 and Win XP.

Pros ::

* Solid responsive mouse

* Soft buttons

* Cordless so no tangled wires around you

* Optical so can be used on ( just about ) any surface

* Small USB receiver

* * Used it, without any issues, with my wireless internet connection

* Easy to replace batteries

* Single AA battery

Cons ::

* Might be small for a person with large hands &/or long fingers

* NO carrying case. Even though the adapter fits *in* the mouse. It could help to have a carrying case as well.

* Not aware of any way to program the "buttons" ( for "left handed" persons )
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