Microsoft Wireless Notebook Laser Mouse 7000

The Good USB receiver snaps into base, ambidextrous design, two thumb buttons; four-way scroll wheel.

The Bad Fairly big for a laptop mouse; USB receiver doesn't sit flush when stored in base.

The Bottom Line A little bit bigger and the Microsoft Wireless Notebook Laser Mouse 7000 could be a regular desktop mouse, which makes it easy to use, but not the best for easy traveling.

Editors' Rating
  • Design 6.0
  • Features 8.0
7.0 Overall

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Microsoft Wireless Notebook Laser Mouse 7000

Not content with simply controlling the software side of your PC experience, Microsoft also wants to be your peripheral provider of choice, offering a variety of mice and keyboards. One of three new laptop mouse models, the $49 Microsoft Wireless Notebook Laser Mouse 7000 is a bit larger than your usual laptop mouse, but it also offers desktop mouse features such as a four-way scroll wheel and two thumb buttons.

A hair over 4 inches long and 2.3 inches wide, this is not a mouse that's going to slide into your shirt pocket easily, like the thin Kensington Ci75m. It will have trouble fitting into many of the smaller pockets in your laptop case, but the fuller feel makes it easy to use for extended periods of time.

A typical USB transceiver provides the connection, and power is supplied by one AA battery (included in the package). There's no on/off switch on the bottom of the mouse, but snapping the transceiver into its slot on the mouse's base automatically turns the mouse off. Unfortunately, the transceiver doesn't sit flush with the bottom of the mouse when snapped in there, which makes it even harder to store.

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Specs / Prices

  • MSRP $50
  • Brand Microsoft
  • Color Category beige, silver
  • Compatibility Mac, PC
  • OS Required Apple MacOS X 10.2 or later, Microsoft Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP, Microsoft Windows XP SP2
  • Weight 4.8 oz
  • Form Factor AA type
  • Movement Resolution 1000 dpi
  • Type mouse
  • Connectivity Technology wireless
  • Movement Detection Technology laser
  • Color pearl, silver
  • Connector Type 4 pin USB Type A
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