Microsoft - Sculpt Comfort Wireless Optical Mouse - Black

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Microsoft Sculpt Comfort H3S-00003 Wireless Mouse: This ergonomic, right-handed mouse features a scooped thumb design and a 4-way scroll wheel for easy Web browsing. Blue Track technology allows accurate use across a wide range of surface types.

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Overview

What's Included


  • Microsoft Sculpt Comfort Wireless Optical Mouse
  • 2 AA batteries
  • Owner's manual

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
90% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (760 out of 847)

Features


With Blue Track technology, your mouse works on a variety of surfaces

This mouse's blue beam is 4 times larger than a standard laser, and it captures a high-contrast image of whatever surface it's on to produce a high level of accuracy.

Wirelessly connects to your computer with Bluetooth

This mouse connects to your computer without using wires or taking up a USB port.

6-button design includes a touch-sensitive Windows button

The Windows button on the side of the mouse can be swiped to navigate apps or browser windows, and it can be clicked to activate the Start menu.

4-direction scroll wheel

Scroll wheel can be used to scroll both vertically and horizontally.

Scooped right thumb for a comfortable grip

Ergonomic design for right-handed users makes extended use more comfortable.

Compatible with most Windows and Mac computers

Works across a wide array of computers.


Customer rating

4.4
90%
would recommend to a friend

Expert rating

3.7

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good, comfortable, full-size mouse.

    Posted
    Thomas
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I was looking for a no-frills, full-size, Bluetooth mouse to use with a Surface Pro. I found the Sculpt Comfort on sale and, after a little research, picked one up. I've been very satisfied with this mouse so far, and it matches my use case perfectly. Use Case: I spend a lot of time on my computers so this mouse gets heavy use. I do development work on the Surface Pro so I'm more concerned with connection stability and accuracy when selecting text and navigating menus than I am with millisecond response times. Comfort and button convenience is also a big deal since I'll spend time online troubleshooting or researching and I want to be able to manage my browser with my mouse. I use the "claw" grip where my index finger is on the left mouse button, my middle finger is on the mouse wheel, and my ring finger is on the right mouse button. Comfort: The Sculpt Comfort mouse fits my hand well. I don't feel like I have to overextend to reach any of the buttons but nothing feels particularly cramped. Your mileage will vary, but it seems to be a good size for an average sized male hand. There isn't a palm rest or thumb support, so if you typically rest the back of your hand on the mouse then you might find that a little inconvenient. Button Feel: The buttons have a good tactile click when pressed and the mouse wheel scrolls nicely. The mouse wheel is "4-way" in that you can push it left and right as well as scroll up and down. In previous Microsoft mice that use this type of mouse wheel the left and right buttons were either too soft, so you hit them accidentally, or so stiff that they were inconvenient to use. Sometime in the past few years they managed to get it right, though, so the mouse wheel left and right buttons are actually useful here. This mouse has a "swipe" Windows button that sits where your thumb will naturally rest. This button that can be pressed or it can be swiped up and down. This swiping motion does take a minute to get accustomed to, but once you adjust it's every bit as easy as pressing a button. There's also slight haptic feedback after you swipe, which is helpful. Accuracy: It's accurate enough for development work and most general computing needs. I wouldn't recommend this mouse for artists, designers, or gamers, but for my use case it's great. There's never been a situation where the mouse's accuracy has gotten in the way of any work that I've done, which is all I can ask for. Connection: The Bluetooth connection works well, pairs easily to Windows 10, and hasn't given me any problems. Again, it's never gotten in the way of any of the work that I've been doing. Build Quality and Materials: The Sculpt mouse feels solid and the removable battery compartment clicks into place firmly. Be aware that the shiny plastic is a smudge magnet. Conclusion: My computer is a tool to get work done so any interface is being judged on whether it will help me or hinder me. The Sculpt Comfort mouse is a good, consistent tool that has never gotten in the way of getting work done. I've yet to come across any phantom double clicks, jittery pointer motion, uneven or stuck scrolling, connection issues, or problems with lag or accuracy. If you need a full-sized Bluetooth mouse that's well built and won't get in your way, the Sculpt Comfort will do the job.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      MicrosoftOutreachTeam

      Hi there,

      Wow! What an incredibly thoughtful review of the Microsoft Sculpt Comfort Wireless Optical Mouse! We're delighted to say the least, at how much you are enjoying your experience. We work hard to create innovative designs that our customers will love. It's great to know we hit the mark! Thank you for leaving some excellent insight for the community, we're sure glad you did!

      Best regards,

      Jessica
      Microsoft Customer Care Microsoft

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Mouse, Bluetooth Connectivity Solved.

    Posted
    skywayguy
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    I researched this on Amazon but finally purchased it at a BestBuy (it was about $5.00 less there!). I have a new Lenovo Ultrabook running Windows 8.1, and it came with built-in Bluetooth. I got tired of plugging a wireless adaptor in and out, so I thought I'd give a real Bluetooth mouse a try. It connects just fine and works on several different surfaces without difficulty (it uses Microsoft's Bluetrack technology for better tracking#. Others have noted that with Windows 8 and 8.1, the Bluetooth connectivity would go in and out. I've had that same experience, but the problem is not with the mouse but with how Windows Bluetooth is configured by default. There is a setting in Device Manager, under Bluetooth, under the Intel hardware adapter, on the power management tab that allows for a correction of the problem. Simply uncheck the box labeled "Allow the computer to turn off This device to save power" and your intermittent connection problems will go away. It might cost you a bit of battery time, but really not very much, and it's worth it. If you don't make this change the mouse is almost useless because if it sits idle for a few minutes, windows will turn off Bluetooth and - no more mouse. The mouse has a power switch on the bottom so you can save battery power when it's not in use. The side touch pad works OK, but I don't think it's really an improvement on a back button. I reprogrammed it so a thumb swipe down acts as back button in Windows and more importantly in a web browser. Clicking the touch pad brings up the Start screen, which is not really all that useful #at least it hasn't been yet# and that does not appear to be programmable. I'm still accustomed to clicking my thumb to move back, so maybe I'll get use to it. The Left and Right mouse buttons on top work as expected and are perhaps slightly quieter than most mice. The scroll button works well, and has both horizontal and vertical scrolling. It is a clickable wheel also, which is very convenient in a web browser #wheel click on a link and it opens in a new, separate tab#. Some have asked so: the wheel is smooth, but the motion of it has a tactile click. I'd give this mouse 5 stars if it were slightly smaller. I have medium sized hands, and a smaller mouse feels a little more comfortable to me, but this too, is simply what I'm used to. I prefer Microsoft mice to other brands, including Logitech. This one works just fine, and it's saving my sanity with the quirky nature of the touchpad on my Lenovo, when trying to touch type on the keyboard. Anyway, those of you that are reluctant to use this mouse due to the connection problems, there is a simple fix, and once that's done the mouse works great with no disconnect problems.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great mouse for Windows 8

    Posted
    AVoperator
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    I just wanted this mouse for the ability to go to the start screen and switch apps without reaching for the keyboard or screen. I have a 13.? inch Windows 8.1 tablet and if I detach the keyboard and prop it up on the couch, table or bed while watching TV, I can click away browsing the web and cutting and pasting between programs and apps while laid back just using this mouse. After a week or so, Windows Update installed the additional software which lets me attach custom functions or keystrokes to the swipe pad and middle click button. This took the mouse from nice to great! I have a 7 button mouse on my desktop and always wished I could go forward and backward in web pages & file explorer on my tablet. Now I can swipe down to go back and up to go forward. That's all I could think to program so far, but there is a long list of functions to choose from and even a button combo if the list doesn't have what you need. I look forward to taking some time and setting it up with other programs. The only annoying thing was that in the chrome setting, there was no selection for "Browser Forward," which was available in file explorer and Firefox. To save some of you some time, to do browser forward in chrome, go to button combination and input ALT+Right Arrow. Now you don't have to spend as much time as I did trying different button combos and doing weird things in chrome looking for that function. That's it for my review, but another FYI: I learned the following frequently used commands for my desktop's keyboard and mouse that have extra buttons: -Excel- CTRL+TAB = Next Workbook (add shift for previous) CTRL+Page UP/Down = Next/Prev Worksheet Shift+F2 = Add/Edit Comment -Windows- Windows+1-0 = the first 10 programs on your taskbar, whether open or pinned CTRL+TAB = Next Tab (add shift for previous). Work in anything with a tab; web browsers, dialog/settings boxes, etc. Hopefully you already know ALT+F4. If not, try it now. KIDDING! It will close whatever window is in focus! Just like clicking the 'X' in the red box at the top left corner, or shuts down windows if the desktop was clicked/touched.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice effective mouse at a decent price

    Posted
    Zintain
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I bought this mouse for my son, so I haven't used it a ton, but he really seems to like it and the time that I have used it, I have liked it as well. I have a different Bluetooth mouse and my son wanted one for his computer because he liked being able to use a mouse on his computer without having to take up a USB port on his computer. After using my Bluetooth mouse and seeing the benefits from it he decided that he wanted one as well. We decided to go with this one because it has a lot of features like mine does with allowing gestures on the button on the side. The software for this mouse is well designed as well and being that it's Microsoft it seems to work pretty well with Windows. He has Windows 10 installed on his computer and loves the gesture button on the side which is totally customizable through the software that pretty much automatically downloaded when connecting the mouse. The Bluetooth was very easy to pair, in fact he did it without even reading the instructions. Once connected and the computer did the driver install, and immediately after doing the driver install, it popped up the notification to download the software. After installing the software, it was very easy to setup and get going. This really is a great mouse and at the price that it was, is well worth it. It doesn't have all the features that mine does which was a lot more, it's very close and the features that it does have, it does really well. I would highly recommend this mouse.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    I bought this mouse for an Asus Windows 8.1 laptop

    Posted
    MikeColoradoSprings
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    I bought this mouse thinking a Microsoft hardware product would work seamlessly with a windows 8.1 laptop. Wow, I was wrong. At best my mouse would work for a while then suddenly, the mouse buttons and mouse wheel stops responding. I checked and it was still connected to the Bluetooth interface but just not functioning. Affter a few minutes it sometimes miraculously began working again. I installed various drivers, changed Bluetooth sleep settings for the mouse, and also tried the MS mouse and keyboard driver package for windows 8.1. I manged to get it to finally works as expected after removing the MS mouse / Keyboard driver pkg, removed all Bluetooth drivers and installed the latest Bluetooth Aeros driver from my the Asus website. one a very rare occasion now I will experience a loss of function. When it does occur, it appears to only happen after I have woken the laptop up from a deep sleep state. When this happens I restart my laptop and do not have any further issues. unfortunately, my experiences are fairly common across other laptop manufacturers too and is not related to just my Asus laptop. This appears to be a MS Windows 8.1 problem. I can only recommend the product if your prepared to mess with drivers and setting to make it functional.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Feels awkward & cheap

    Posted
    BSEA
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    This mouse feels very awkward in the hand, which I suppose is subjective, but I've never owned one that just "felt" weird to use like this one. It's also very flimsy and feels cheap. The entire top part has to come off to access the battery hatch. The worst part (in my opinion) is how prone to fingerprints it is. I found myself having to wipe it down after every use. Not the end of the world, but a nuisance if you can't stand fingerprints. The Windows button is poorly placed, too far in front of the device (using it requires you to shift your entire hand which makes it easy to accidentally click something while trying to access it.) The button has a "swiping" feature which lets you swipe your thumb to go back/forward on a webpage -- sounds like a nice feature, though I found it only worked about half of the time, and it was easier to just move the cursor to the back button. I can't think of anything good to say about it, besides "it works." Didn't own it long enough to comment on the battery life. Ultimately had to return it. The same amount of money can buy you a much better mouse.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Bluetooth connection problems

    Posted
    tampabay
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I purchased this new Microsoft mouse to replace a 5 year old Logitech mouse, connected to a 2016 DELL XPS 13 with Win 10. Problems with the 'sculpt comfort' mouse: 1. Bluetooth connection The mouse intermittently looses connection and the cursor is stuck, often it begins working again after 20 to 30 seconds. Sometimes I had to repair it (even though the PC showed an existing paired connection). This happens about 6 - 10 times a day, it is frustrating and I reconnected my old logitech mouse so I can get my work done. 2. Ergonomics I hold the mouse with my index and ring finger touching the left and right 'click zones' and middle finger on the scroll wheel. I would think everyone will hold the mouse in a similar way, guiding it with the thumb on the left side. But in that position my thumb is actually about 3/4 on an inch behind the blue touch button on the left side, and you cannot use it unless you let go of the mouse and reposition the hand taking the fingertips off the click zones. That makes the main feature of this mouse (the blue touch sensitive zone) pretty useless for me. I will probably shop for a replacement mouse that works better, and this one is a total loss of 30$ in my books..

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      MicrosoftOutreachTeam

      Hello tampabay, Microsoft has a 2 year limited warranty on the Microsoft - Sculpt Comfort Wireless Optical Mouse. For more details and a possible replacement, please visit: http://www.microsoft.com/hardware/en-us/warranties . We apologize for any frustration this has caused and hope this was helpful to you. Microsoft

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Would love to give it 5 stars

    Posted
    kwinkle

    I actually really like this mouse and I have had it for a couple of years. The only reason I did not give 5 stars is because of the side buttons and other functions - I am left handed therefore the bulk of my hand lays over the Windows side function - it is very sensitive and constantly switching back to windows when that is not what I wanted. There must also be a back and forward web page function because the mouse constantly switches back to the last web page without me doing anything (on purpose). I am convinced it is because of the left handed issue. I have learned to carefully move the mouse away if I am typing into a web page and using the keyboard to navigate but that makes for a diminished mouse experience. I have found that when I have connectivity issues that fresh batteries does the trick. Overall I really like the product but Microsoft needs to consider us lefties when placing the feature buttons.

    I would recommend this to a friend

What experts are saying

Rating: 3.7 out of 5 stars with 4 reviews

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The analysis of all aggregated expert reviews shows that the reviewers are positive about design, price, durability and usability. Using an algorithm based on product age, reviewers ratings history, popularity, product category expertise and other factors, this product gets an alaTest Expert Rating of 91/100 = Excellent quality.
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