Microsoft Wireless Laser Mouse 6000 v2 - Review

Microsoft Wireless Laser Mouse 6000 v2 - Review

Microsoft Wireless Laser Mouse 6000 v2 - ReviewMouse design goes ergonomic

Pros: Nice looking; Fits hand comfortably well; Scroll wheel moves smoothly; Back and forth buttons.

Cons: Heavy; Occasional lag.

Bottomline: A bit too heavy for many users, but otherwise a good mouse.

Manufacturer: Microsoft

Microsoft’s latest wireless laser mouse has a slightly smaller wireless transceiver than its predecessor but if you are used to the way that worked don't worry, the controls are the same.

It's designed more with ergonomics in mind, with a nice shape that fits the hand well without any awkward curves. But although the Wireless Laser Mouse 6000 v2 looks elegant and moves smoothly across the desktop, it is a bit heavy once the batteries are fitted. So if you are in the habit of constantly picking up your mouse it may not be to your liking.

Although it is a bit big to be considered a mobile mouse, it is possible to store the USB receiver in a slot in the bottom of the device so you don’t misplace it. This also turns off the mouse which means you save battery life. The scroll wheel rotates easily and clicking on it brings up a pair of arrows on screen, which will allow scrolling up and down by turning the mouse left or right.

In addition the mouse has two buttons located on the right side which can be used for flipping back and forth between internet windows. We did notice an initial lag, which was annoying but intermittent. The mouse, which has a battery life of six months, will work on Windows Vista or XP and even on newer Mac computers. Despite the weight, the Wireless Laser Mouse 6000 is a good device that's easy on the hand.