Microsoft Natural Wireless Laser Mouse 6000
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- High-definition laser technology offers precision 4-way scrolling
- Click the scroll wheel button to activate the handy, built-in Instant Viewer
- The Magnifier enlarges text and digital imagery to fine-tune detailed tasks
- Battery life indicator glows red when the mouse battery is running low
- Mouse offers unmatched ergonomic design that conforms to your hand
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|Color||Metallic Gray||Black||Black||Black||Wireless - Black||Black|
|Connectivity Technology||—||—||—||—||Wireless, USB||—|
|Hardware Connectivity||—||USB 1.0||USB 2.0||USB||USB||Bluetooth|
|Item Dimensions||9.4 x 9.6 x 3.6 in||2.87 x 5.51 x 5.51 in||3.23 x 3.98 x 3.15 in||140 x 73 x 140 in||2.3 x 4.1 x 2.7 in||2.69 x 4.37 x 1.44 in|
|Item Weight||1.1 lbs||0.95 lb||3.36 ounces||6.86 ounces||2.82 ounces||4.8 ounces|
|Platform||Windows||Windows||Mac OS X, Windows XP, Linux, Windows Vista||Windows||Windows XP, Linux, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows 2000 Server||Windows 7, Windows 8, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion|
|Sensor Technology||—||Blue Track||Optical||Blue Track||Optical||Blue Track|
Amazon.com Product Description When you place your hand on the Microsoft 69K-00001 Natural Wireless Laser Mouse 6000 for the first time, you'll wonder how you've ever managed without it. Offering an unmatched package of ergonomic design, accuracy, style, and advanced features, this mouse is designed to conform to your hand in its most relaxed position. This breakthrough design with a tilted, elevated hand position is designed to reduce pressure the carpal tunnel and wrist, and it will give you the comfort and performance that you deserve.
The Natural Wireless Laser Mouse 6000 is ergonomically designed to conform to your hand in its most relaxed position and is loaded with advanced features.
The battery-life indicator warns you when the battery is running low.
Featuring high-definition laser technology, the Microsoft 69K-00001 offers laser precision as you scroll through your files. Smoother tracking means less strain on your hands and wrists, and higher responsiveness means you'll quickly notice an increase in your productivity. The mouse also offers four-way scrolling, adding even greater efficiency and comfort to your work. The entire scroll wheel tilts from side-to-side and reacts to how quickly you roll the wheel for smooth, accurate maneuverability. For example, imagine yourself working with a super-wide spreadsheet loaded with data. With the Laser Mouse 6000 you can tilt the wheel from side-to-side to scroll right and left without having to click-and-drag the application's tiny scroll bar or arrows. And if your desktop is cluttered with too many items to find what you're looking for, don't fret. This mouse has a built-in Instant Viewer -- just click the scroll wheel button to display your open windows, then point and click to select.
If you work with loads of digital imagery, you'll love the mouse's magnification feature. With this feature, it appears that you have a magnifying glass pressed against the screen. With a simple press-and-hold motion, the Magnifier enlarges the area of your screen that fits inside the lens. You can easily adjust both the size of the lens and the level of magnification. So when it's time to touch-up photos or fine-tune detailed tasks, the Magnifier will quickly become your best friend. (The magnifier works with most programs, but it is not compatible with Direct 3D API in full-screen mode, media players, OpenGL, or Layered Windows. Also, if you're using Mac OS X, the Magnifier enlarges text and images on the entire screen.)
This mouse also features advanced Microsoft technologies that help prolong the life of your batteries, which means that you can spend more time working and less time running back and forth to the store. The 69K-00001 automatically enters standby mode when it's inactive for a set length of time, which minimizes unnecessary battery drain. In addition, the light in the mouse's optical sensor illuminates only as brightly as necessary to provide optimal tracking power. And although it is inevitable that your mouse will eventually run out of juice, the Laser Mouse 6000 comes equipped with a battery life indicator that warns you when the battery is running low.
As the name implies, this mouse is completely wireless, which means you'll never have to hassle with cords again. Loaded with five customizable buttons, you'll have quick access to the media, programs, and files you use most often right at your fingertips. The mouse's ergonomic design features soft rubber material and a shape that feels as natural as a handshake. With a sophisticated form, the Laser Mouse 6000 has a cutting-edge look that will complement today's latest technology. So if you work with a computer that runs Windows XP/2000, has an available USB port, and 45 MB of free hard disk space, the Microsoft 69K-00001 could be the mouse you've always wanted.
From the Manufacturer
From the Manufacturer
|The Most Comfortable Mouse from Microsoft |
The Microsoft® Natural® Wireless Laser Mouse 6000 combines unprecedented comfort with the performance of High Definition Laser Technology. The innovative, ergonomic design uses soft-touch materials and maintains the hand in its relaxed and natural position,
delivering hours of productive, strain-free computing — even promoting better posture! This stylish, 5-button wireless mouse also offers a Tilt Wheel for smooth 4-way scrolling, Instant Viewer to display all open windows at the touch of a button, and a Magnifier that makes it easy to enlarge and edit screen details.
|Natural Grip |
Maintains hand in relaxed position that is tilted and elevated.
|Innovative Ergonomic Design |
Pressure zone stays clear of carpal tunnel and wrist.
|4-Way Scrolling |
Use the Tilt Wheel to easily and efficiently scroll side to side as well as up and down in worksheets, Web pages, photos, and more.
Just point and press the Magnifier button to enlarge and edit details.*
|Battery Status Indicator |
Flashes when batteries need replacement.**
|Microsoft High Definition Laser Technology |
Two generations ahead of standard optical and laser mouse products.***
|Additional Features: |
* If you are using Mac OS X, the Magnifier enlarges text and images on the entire screen.
** Many users average more than six months of battery life.
*** Standard optical technology = mouse products with 0.35 microns or older CMOS technology.
|System Requirements: |
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This mouse helps prevent a pain in my wrist that I get when I use a standard mouse for an extended period of time. You grip this mouse at about a 45 degree angle, which is a much more normal angle for the wrist. It definitely helps me. This doesn't necessarily mean it will help you the same way, everyone's different, but it is certainly a much more natural angle for the wrist to be in for longer periods of time.
The mouse wheel of this mouse is the best I've ever used. It's effectively perfect for scrolling through web pages. Just the right speed and feel. There are no 'clicks' when you use it, but it still is precise enough to not need them, which surprised me, as my last mouse had the clicks and I was quite used to them. Scrolling is fantastic.
This mouse also has a sideways scrolling feature, if you need to scroll across wide spreadsheets or web pages. You can also reprogram this feature for other uses, if you don't need the horizontal scrolling. In fact, all the buttons are reprogrammable, not only globally, but per program.
The base of this mouse is notably narrower than the mouse itself, which while not a problem for me or my desk surface, might be for others. Something to consider.
The two thumb buttons on this mouse are way higher than any other mouse I've ever used or seen. You have to lift your thumb quite a bit to use them. I sometimes have to look at the mouse in order to find them.
Because the mouse takes 2 AA batteries, the mouse is quite heavy compared to a corded mouse. If your mouse surface is angled at all, this mouse may start to slide down it on its own.
Mouse click feel is average. It works. It's not great. Definitely not a gamer's mouse in terms of precision or feel. This may be a laser mouse, but it doesn't feel like it. I've tested it on various surfaces, from fabric to wood to glass to gaming mousepads, and the tracking is merely average - not better than my 4-year-old 'gaming' optical mouse. Nothing special here. In fact, probably slightly worse.
The wireless receiver has almost no range. Like 2 feet max, with a direct line of sight. If you plan on putting the receiver where there might be stuff between it and the mouse - whether it be of wood, plastic, metal, or even a stack of paper - forget it, buy another mouse. The receiver practically has to be sitting on top of the mouse for it to work properly, and the receiver's USB cord is NOT long (maybe 4 ft) - so make sure after hooking up the receiver from your computer to your workdesk that it will still be within 2 feet direct-line-of-sight to the mouse.
A very odd aspect of this mouse is that it tracks slightly differently than any other mouse I've ever used. If you drag the mouse perfectly horizontally from left to right, the mouse will creep slightly lower as you move right. It's almost like the mouse needs a front-end alignment. So you will probably need to relearn how to drag this mouse in order to get the pointer to go where you want it to go. It's X / Y axis seem to be rotated about 15 degrees off from normal. Unfortunately, I've found no way to modify this in the software. Quite odd. Other people have mentioned it, and it is indeed true. It's unlikely this mouse will feel "familiar" to you as soon as you use it. The shape already takes some getting used to, but this additional tracking 'error' makes it quite a bizarre relearning experience.
* Final Verdict:
I'm keeping it because it helps with the wrist pain. I'm not loving it, though. If you really have serious wrist pain, this mouse might help you out. But that's about all it's going to do. Don't buy it for anything other than it's ergonomic features. If Logitech comes out with a mouse similar to this, I'll be buying that one quickly.
Sadly, these mice don't have the high resolution off many mice today, and they're no longer being made, so they're hard to come by.
However, the setup for the hand position ant the two thumb buttons make this my "must have" mouse for gaming.
I use the newer Microsofft Natural mouse for work but mapping the single thumb button to anything aside from the "START" menu is a PITA.... so I love these mice and end up paying a premium for them when I can find them
The only thing I don't like about this model is that the wheel is not a "click/step" it's "free rotation" so it's not quite as deterministic for me (When gaming, the haptic response of click click click when mouse wheeling down really makes for better , more precise selection of ... weapons.. yeah, gamer geek girl... whatever.
Anyhow, if you have wrist pain like I did and find that a mouse that positions your hand to a slight angle helps... and if you have large hands/ long fingers, this is really a great mouse if you can get your hands on one (Pun intended)
The only downside with this order was the packaging. It was not in English and the software disk would not play on my Windows 8.1 system. I had software from my prior purchase so I was okay. If this is a first time purchase of the mouse and you get the non-American version, you can always download the software from Microsoft.
Also be aware, it has a transmitter that sits on the desk, not a tiny dongle for wireless transmission that most newer mice have. I actually like that too. I don't have a lot of USB ports on the front of my computer and unlike a tiny dongle, I can plug it in on a back USB port and set the transmitter where ever is convenient, and the mouse works fine. I have had trouble with the wireless dongle in the back reaching the wireless device.
All in all, this works great for me.
Like the first one, this died after two years of use. A total collapse, and when I mean total is total, both its electronics and its casing. I have to admit that I bought this mouse because of its ergonomics. I can't complain of the design department of microsoft. They accomplish their duties. The problem is the guys in charge of the production. It seems that they tend to choose the WORST and cheaper materials available in the market. The results: a mouse, whose plastic and silicone materials collapse after a lot of use. Add the fact that it stops working after two years: the signal is not recognized by the receiver, and you have just threw to the trash your money for a mouse you expected to last at least five years or more.
I am done with microsoft. They can't manufacture hardware, their business is software. My next purchase will be a logitech. I don't recommend this mouse to anyone. Protect your investment and buy any other mouse than this.
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