Microsoft Wireless Laser Mouse 7000 (2008) review: Microsoft Wireless Laser Mouse 7000 (2008)

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CNET Editors' Rating

3.5 stars Very good
  • Overall: 7.3
  • Design: 8.0
  • Features: 7.0
  • Performance: 7.0

Average User Rating

0.5 stars 1 user review
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The Good Comfortable shape; accurate laser tracks responsively; rechargeable; "executive" design.

The Bad Notchless scroll dial is hard to press and results in sloppy scrolling; lefties left out of luck.

The Bottom Line The Microsoft Wireless Laser Mouse 7000 isn't cheap, but if you want to go wireless and have an extra $70 lying around, this mouse is certainly an option. If you're going to spend that much, though, we think you'll like Logitech's high-end offering better.

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Microsoft's updated Wireless Laser Mouse 7000 is geared toward people hoping to alleviate wrist pain commonly symptomatic of cheaper, generic mice. It features 2.4GHz wireless technology, a rechargeable battery, and built-in access to Microsoft Vista's new Windows Flip 3D. We're going to bite our tongues regarding the recent popularity of notchless scroll wheels since that's more of a user-specific preference. While the Microsoft Wireless Laser Mouse 7000 ($69.95) delivers on its promise of an accurate, responsive, and comfortable navigation experience, you can get Logitech's superior MX Revolution mouse for roughly the same price.

Design
The body of the Wireless Laser Mouse 7000 is exactly the same as its mobile-friendly counterpart, the Wireless Laser 6000, save for a few minor differences. The colors are inverted, so the 7000 is black with silver-chromed trim, certainly lending itself to more of an executive look than the 6000. They're both the same size and conform to your hand with relative ease. Even though it's not quite as ergonomically minded as the Microsoft Natural Wireless Laser Mouse 6000, the curves of the 7000 casing shape to your hand in such a way that your forearm, wrist, and fingers form a straight line. This eliminates wrist contortion and the awkward positions associated with classic mouse shapes. The new alignment might feel odd at first, but after using it for two weeks, we're happy to report that the 7000 feels very comfortable, even after a long day's work.

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Microsoft Wireless Laser Mouse 7000 (2008)

Part Number: CNETMicrosoftWirelessLaserMouse7000 Released: Feb. 5, 2008
MSRP: $69.95 Low Price: $227.00 See all prices

Quick Specifications See All

  • Release date Feb. 5, 2008
  • Connector Type 4 pin USB Type A
  • Movement Resolution 1000 dpi
  • Type USB
  • Type mouse
  • Movement Detection Technology laser
  • Connectivity Technology wireless
  • Form Factor AAA type
  • Compatibility PC