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Microsoft Wireless Mobile Mouse 3500: Designed for portability, this wireless mouse features BlueTrack technology for use on nearly any surface, a nano transceiver that can be stored in the mouse or in your laptop for convenience and an ambidextrous design for comfortable use.

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    Overall Customer Rating:
    97% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (5704 out of 5884)


    With BlueTrack 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 for precise accuracy.

    2.4GHz wireless connection

    This mouse connects to your computer using a nano transceiver. You can store the transceiver inside the mouse when not in use.

    Ambidextrous design

    Can be used comfortably whether you're right- or left-handed.

    Built-in battery indicator

    To keep you informed of how much charge is left. An on/off switch lets you save power when the mouse is not in use.

    Compatible with most Windows and Mac computers

    Works across a wide array of computers.

    Customer rating

    Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 5884 reviews

    would recommend to a friend

    Expert rating

    Rating 3.5 out of 5 stars with 3 reviews



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    • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

      Works, but small size and stiff mouse wheel


      On the positive side, the Microsoft Wireless Mobile Mouse 3500 works. I bought this wireless mouse to relieve me from having to use the trackpad on my new laptop. Upon turning on the device, turning it on (it has its own power switch to conserve the battery), and pluggling the wireless transceiver into a USB port, Windows 7 recognized it immediately and downloaded the most current software for it. A configuration screen came up, I accepted the defaults, and it was ready to go. It had no problem tracking on the surface I was using, though I did not throw much of a challenge at it. There was never any loss of connection. The transceiver is suitably small, which made it possible to keep plugged into the laptop even when it was being stowed in a bag. Unfortunately for me, I have larger than average hands, and this mouse seemed to me to be very small. My hand did not cup it comfortably, and I have used generic, non-ergonomic wired mice the fit my palm much better than this device. In fact, I found myself tending to use the trackpad instead of the mouse (perhaps out of habit, but I also ended up preferring the pad to this mouse). Moreover, the mouse wheel was extremely stiff and difficult to scroll. I had to put so much force into scrolling the wheel that I often ended up clicking it on accident, which of course resulted in the mouse performing actions I did not want. I am returning this mouse and hoping to find a larger one with a mouse wheel that turns more smoothly.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      Worst product humanity has ever created ever.


      The good: It looks and feels nice. Also, the middle click is nice and quietish. But that's it. When you use it as a mouse it's the worst thing ever. Oh, also Bluetrack. The bad: Where do I begin? As soon as I plugged it in, it caused trouble. It misses about half of the clicks I try to make. Sometimes it doesn't scroll, and nearly all of the time it skips around the screen. Maybe there are signal issues, maybe I got a bad mouse, but this thing is terrible. By terrible, I mean it might be the single most infuriating computer product I've ever purchased. And I've purchased parts that were DOA. I'd rather use a Mac than this piece of garbage (and I'm a die hard PC guy, so that's saying something). Overall, this mouse is the worst thing that was ever let loose on humanity. It might've been created by the devil, to lead us astray. I don't really know. What I do know is that this mouse is the worst thing ever in the history of Earth. Also, there's a bit of lag when you use the middle click. Maybe half a second, but combined with everything else, enough to drive you up the walls. I'd use it as a paperweight, but it would probably fail at that too. Other thoughts: Microsoft is usually a good company for this stuff. I think I'll stick to wired mice from now on. At least until they hire mouse creators who know what they're doing. Unfortunately I'm an idiot and figured that maybe it would get better so I threw away the receipt. So now I'm stuck with dropping some more money to get a mouse that actually works as a mouse. At least this one wasn't too expensive I guess.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Very good reliable mouse for average user.

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

      This is a very nice compact mouse. It feels comfortable to the hand and its buttons are just responsive enough. It's very easy to install in that you just have to plug its receiver into your laptop and you're off, but any mouse is like that these days. Obviously this is not a gamer's mouse and it's not very flashy, but it really doesn't need to be. I haven't had it long enough to judge battery life, but it uses just one and simply turning it off when not in use should extend battery life significantly. It could really use a four-way roller though. That's a roller that lets you quickly go backwards and forwards on a web browser, or any folder structure, just by tipping the roller wheel to the left and right. Once you've had a mouse that can do that you can't go back. Microsoft's next level up mouse can do that for an additional $10 dollars, but that seems excessive to me. I would give this mouse 4.5 stars if I could but it only lets me take off whole stars so I have to take off one for the roller. Mouses (mice?) at BB tend to go on sale a lot, so while this is a very good mouse I would still wait for the ones with a 4-way roller to go on sale down to the usual price of this mouse. If a 4-way roller is not so important to you then you'll be fine with this mouse.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

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      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      Review of: Microsoft Wireless Mobile Mouse 3500 Gray GMF-00010 [ PROS ] - Easy grip - Great laser tracktion - Works with & without Blu-lite technology components, ie (mousepad). - Only requires 1 AA battery, Long lasting! Brand name AA battery is included in package. - Afforable price Price ranges from $9.99 on sale to $19.99. - Product works with the very latest Microsoft Windows 10 [ CONS ] - Package does not list or mention other Blu-lite components. [ OTHER ] - Online SKU#: 9798431 [ ABOUT ME ] - 31 yr old male. - Cellular user of: Cricket, TracFone, and T-Mobile. - Game & Simulation programmer. - Microsoft XBOX360 gamer. - Advanced Microsoft Windows OS user of: IA-32 x86 Win 98 IA-32 x86 Win XP IA-32 x86 Win Vista IA-32 x86 Win 7 IA-32 x86 Win 8.0 IA-32 x86 Win 8.1 IA-64 x86-64 Win 8.1 - Regular Best Buy shopper (electronics, video games, music etc.) - My Best Buy member (formerly Best Buy Reward Zone). - Regularly uses Reward Zone certificates. - Regularly submits free/reliable answers to Best Buy's "Questions and Answers" section to its users. - Regularly submits customer survey reports found on each receipt. Hope my review helped you with your purchase consideration!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      SHORT BATTERY LIFE & poor tracking

      • My Best Buy Premier Silver MemberElite Plus Member

      I chose to buy this mouse because it was a great price and had relatively good reviews. It was priced pretty well at $15 but really did not function as well as the reviews said it would. After a MONTH AND A HALF, the first (fresh AA) battery died. 1 1/2 months is too fast for a mouse battery to go dead. So, I tried another different fresh AA. After a little over one month that also went dead. At this point, I was already passed the return period for the mouse. Now I'm stuck with it and I'm already on my third battery. It also DOES NOT TRACK VERY WELL at all on white surfaces. This can get quite annoying. However, it seems to work well on a smooth, black surface. Overall, look for a different cheap mouse, because THIS ONE IS NOT WORTH ITS GOOD PRICE. I hope this review saves you the $10-$20 you otherwise might have wasted buying this mouse. I've was always happy with the Logitech mouse I had a work. I think I'll buy another one of those.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

      Efficient Design, Poor Quality


      Bought this mouse after my notebook's touchpad died (needs replacing). Nearly everything about this mouse was satisfactory: function, ease-of-use, blue-track works on nearly any surface, ergonomically comfortable. The price at Best Buy was decent at around $20, I didn't want to spend more. And I'm glad I didn't. In three months I've replaced the battery twice. Not such a big deal, but, not as advertised-- (I believe it claims to last 6mo's). Next, the mid-button scroll wheel just stopped scrolling. It still works to initiate cascading windows, position the mouse icon. But it no longer scrolls. This, after just 3 months. Though the price of this mouse is reasonable, I refuse to accept that $20 buys three months of complete product functionality. (Especially when this is simply an interim device between now and when I decide to replace the faulty touchpad). I would not buy this mouse again.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great multi-surface mouse

      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I recently got the opportunity to work from home with my current employer, which meant having to purchase new equipment. When it came down to chiseling the right mouse, I needed something that was compact, had a comfortable design, and that would work on any surface. I chose this product because the packaging description seemed like it would meet these requeirements. After having used this device for 6 weeks now, I have not one complaint about its design, functionality, or overall value. I would recommend this product for anyone hat needs a wireless mouse that does not want to spend too much. I haven't had to hanger the AA battery yet and it works on my coffee table without a mouse pad. Enough said.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Mouse man

      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I have a laptop. I despise touch pads. I travel ...a lot. I always have a mouse in my bag. A perfect mouse for a "roadie" laptop; not too small, not too big. It's big enough to be comfortable without getting tunnel carpal syndrome yet small enough were you can nestle it in your computer carry on bag. And of course it is wireless they still make wired mice? The heart of the little beastie is a AA battery and it's laser track works well on every surface I've used it on with the exception of glass ...a glass topped surface will give it fits. Remember to turn it off when your done and the battery will last a long time ...or not. Normally I'm a Logitech guy but BBuy had these Microsoft-branded mice on sale and the "Cyan" geek speak for "electric blue" ...was palatable. The color does make it easy to find when your packing up before the sun rises. A good basic wireless mouse without a lot of bells and whistles that tracks well on most surfaces, is "useably" sized and fits in your bag.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    What experts are saying

    Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars with 3 reviews

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    The analysis of all aggregated expert reviews shows that the reviewers are positive about design, price, usability and size. 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 84/100 = Very good quality.
    • the-gadgeteer.comJulie on September 9, 2012
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    • MyMac.comRating, 3.5 out of 5Vicki Stokes on March 1, 2012
      Microsoft Wireless Mobile Mouse
      Microsoft's Wireless Mobile Mouse 3500 is a stylish mouse that is a comfortable fit for most hands and perfect for the mobile user. The mouse features Microsoft's BlueTrack technology and USB transceiver for wireless connectivity.Full Review
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