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Microsoft - Limited Edition Artist Series Wireless Mobile Mouse 3500-Front_Standard

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  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Works, but small size and stiff mouse wheel

    Posted
    RF01

    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.

    Posted
    WorstMouse

    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.

    Posted
    TroyInt
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    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

    Microsoft Wireless Mobile Mouse 3500 Gray GMF00010

    Posted
    solarpm
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    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

    Posted
    Jake222013
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    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

    Posted
    roobee

    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

    Posted
    JohnathonAustin
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    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

    Posted
    jocko463
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    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 ...do 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" ...computer 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

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Dream mouse :)

    Posted
    krhudson

    I had been looking for a mouse that would track over glossy surfaces, and read about Microsoft's BlueTrack technology. Even though Microsoft is quick to say it won't track over glass and glossy surfaces, they are too modest. I've used the 3500 on ALL types of glossy surfaces, and it performed perfectly; without a hitch. The tranceiver is so small it's not a hassle or danger to leave it in a USB port permanently, and the mouse itself is not too big or too small (like many wireless mice). It did not come with a travel pouch to keep it from getting damaged in a backpack or laptop bag, but other than that, honestly, I can't find anything else to complain about. A wonderful product.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    MY BESTEST MOUSE

    Posted
    CANDYCANE
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    I BOUGHT THIS SAME BRAND & MODEL # MOUSE (MICROSOFT, MODEL #35OO) YEARS AGO IN RED & BLACK TO MATCH MY LAPTOP! I LITERALLY FELL IN LOVE WITH IT FROM THE FIRST USE YEARS AGO,, SO WHEN I BANGED IT IN FRUSTRATION CAUSE MY PAGE WOULDN'T LOAD IT BROKE INSIDE, SO I WENT BACK TO BEST BUY OF COURSE TO GET A NEW ONE. THE REASON I FELL IN LOVE WITH THIS PARTICULAR BRAND & MODEL IS BECAUSE IT FITS IN MY HAND LIKE A GLOVE, IT'S SO EASY TO MANUEVER &CLICK! CHANGING THE BATTERY IS SIMPLE, QUICK & EASY! AT FIRST WHILE IN THE STORE I DIDN'T SEE THE ONE I WANTED & CUSTOMER SERVICE SAID THERE WERE OTHER MOUSE I COULD PURCHASE, BUT I WAS AFTER MY "BESTEST", SO I BOUGHT IT IN GREY & BLACK THIS TIME, & BELIEVE ME WHEN I OPENED THE PKG AND TURNED IT ON AT HOME..HISTORY REPEATED ITSELF! MY BESTEST WAS BACK!!!! THANKS BEST BUY! MUCH LOVE

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Free at Last! [cord free]

    Posted
    OldScudder
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    I went into the store intending to buy the Microsoft 1850 cordless mouse, but found this one for not much more. I was looking for one to complement a wireless keyboard so that I could control from my recliner a mini-PC that displays on the living room flat screen TV. The size is smaller than my prior wired mouse, just big enough for the hand to control easily. Initially I found that sometimes, whether in the recliner or at a table closer to the PC, the mouse pointer would track slowly in a stuttering manner. This seems to have been cured after I moved the USB receiver from the back of the mini-pc to a port extension hub facing forward. It's worked great for months since then. I also like the light blue color, which stands out from all the black remotes etc which clutter the same area. There were more expensive wireless mice, but I can't imagine them being better than this one.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    My go to mouse

    Posted
    wsuh
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    I've tried many different mice over the past years including the pricier venerated mice and touch pads from other companies, but I found myself coming back to this simple mouse over and over - this particular purchase that I'm reviewing for was my fourth purchase (I lost two, and needed one more for work). Here are some main reasons why I only use this mouse: - works great on Mac OS X without having to install anything - the scroll wheel is not free-rotating like in many other mice - this allows way more precise control of scroll. To me it's either touch based scroll like the Apple magic mouse, or this "ticking" version. - simple, no distraction - very light I just hope that Microsoft keeps making this mouse as long as they can.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Mouse

    Posted
    BirdQueen
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    I bought this mouse to replace my older version that had recently broke after many years of use, I was looking for a mouse in particular where I could store away the USB port and that only took one battery like my old one. When I came across this one and found that this mouse had what I was looking for I was super happy. While at first the mouse was loud when you went to go click on something, I have found that over time with use that it isn't as loud as before. Also a plus to the mouse is the one and off switch on the bottom, and that the battery doesn't get drained super fast. Overall for the price and quality of the mouse I would recommend this to anyone who's looking for a good mouse.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Mouse

    Posted
    SurRight
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    I purchased this mouse as an inexpensive solution for an inexpensive Windows 10 Tablet (RCA Cambio) and it works well for that purpose. The mouse is made from plastic (as expected) but so far it has functioned flawlessly. The movement is smooth, the buttons are crisp and the scroll wheel works nicely. It is a little taller than I am used to (and I have large hands) but overall it is comfortable. When you first go to use the mouse you have to press a button (left or right click woks) in order to tun it on but after that first press it comes on almost instantly and works. I would like to see an on/off switch since this is in a bag a lot of the time and I am sure I am wasting battery due to the buttons getting pressed. But for less than $10 I am not complaining at all. I definitely recommend this mouse if you need something cheap and portable.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect Keyboard; No issues

    Posted
    DoubleA
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    Perfect gaming keyboard. Get a 3rd party wrist rest and you're set for long hours of gaming. No annoying macro keys on the side. Volume scroll wheel and media keys on the top right. Great keyboard layout for FPS/RTS, with F1-F12 keys easily accessible. Nice sound and feel to the Romer-G switches. Not too loud but tactile enough for comfort. Stepped caps lock key is always a plus. Doesn't have all extra unnecessary bells and whistles that manufacturers try to sell you for an additional $100. Just a solid keyboard and looks cool with the colors. No razer chroma effect although you could get Aurora and mimic the razer chroma effect, but i opted not to cause it lags my computer a bit. Unnecessary anyway. Overall, great keyboard.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great for the price

    Posted
    PicoDeGallo
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    When the six-year-old Apple Magic Mouse that came with my Mac Pro started to die -- frequent skipping, disconnecting, etc. -- I looked for a new mouse. The Magic Mouse -- which I love -- is apparently non-reparable and a new Magic Mouse is $80. The Microsoft Mobile Mouse 3500 is very affordable and fits my hand nicely. If I had to buy a new mouse again, I would probably opt for the Mobile Mouse 4000 which I believe has sideway scrolling, useful for navigating screens like wide spreadsheets. That said, I'm impressed with my new mouse and look forward to years of use. Let me add that a Macintosh OS X driver is available via download from Microsoft which enhances the capability of the Mobile Mouse 3500 through a separate System Preferences Pane. Recommended!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome plug n' play mouse

    Posted
    Pete4675

    I bought this mouse awhile back to use on my gateway laptop and I've never had a problem with the mouse. Its a great size, smooth roller wheel, buttons work very well. My favorite feature is that there is an on / off switch on the bottom of the unit to help save battery life. The nano reciever is excellent, it stores in the bottom of the mouse, push a litle button and the reciever pops out. Also, it gets excelent range, out of curiosity one day I tested how far away I could before it would stop responding, and the furthest I got was about 20 to 25 feet away.. I cant think of a scenario where that'd be useful, but its still handy if you need that.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    what to say except great little mouse

    Posted
    BobtheEliteBBshopper
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    Was not sure if I should get this for my dad as the wireless feature was a problem in and of the fact that he could chuck this poor little mouse against the wall... The old muse was like a dog on a chain.. when it reach maximum distance it was stopped and pulled back by the cord, causing some damage to the mouse.... However I decide it was time.. after all he was 65 and calmer with age.. The small blue tooth receiver is very low profile and stays out of sight.. the connection is great and for and old man it had the right amount of buttons so I felt for sure this mouse would not hit the wall.. After all it had great battery life and on/off switch but I did not tell him about the switch as he would forget and that would be a sooner end to this nice Microsoft product... that may just hit the floor on accident anyways....

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    AWESOME Mouse!

    Posted
    bg4golf
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    I am so sad to see this is out of stock and hope Best Buy will obtain additional inventory. I received this mouse today and couldn't be more pleased! I am used to the Logitech brand, but bought a new Dell computer (with switchable lid) and wanted a colorful mouse to match my "grass green" laptop lid. This is a slightly smaller mouse than the Logitech I am use to and feels soooo nice in my hand! Although great for a woman, I think it would be fine for a man as well -- the contour just seems better than Logitech! The instructions said I would need to download software from Microsoft to install the mouse, but I have Windows 7 and my computer immediately recognized the mouse and downloaded everything I needed without my assistance.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Just what I needed

    Posted
    Robin
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    The touch pad on my laptop was getting squirrely, so I decided I needed a mouse. We had moved since I last used a wireless mouse, so of course, I couldn't find any of the old ones. I knew Best Buy would have a wide selection, so off I went. Since this mouse if from Microsoft, I had no doubt it would work with Windows 8 - and it does. Installation was as simple as plugging in the nano transceiver and a few clicks. It has worked perfectly and is always ready to go as soon as I start up my laptop. The size is perfect for my small hands. The buttons are easy to click even when my arthritis is acting up. The color adds a bit of whimsy to my desk - and dissuades my husband from swiping it. Easy to install, easy to use, fits my hand, a bit of color - what's not to love? I would buy it again and recommend this to others without reservation.

    I would recommend this to a friend