dealsmicrosoft wireless mouse 6000 for $12.99 + $5.00…

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Is this a portable size or a full size mouse?
I see the 4th button but where is the 5th one?

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Looks like 4 stars on Amazon, however some people have had problems with the USB transceiver burning out and dying within a few months:

http://www.amazon.com/review/R3FGJJ644Z7JK1/ref=cm_cr_dp_cmt?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B0025ZH43O&nodeID=172282&store=electronics#wasThisHelpful

And apparently Microsoft customer service hasn't helped much.

I can attest to problems with Microsoft peripherals over the years. About 5 years ago the service was very good and all you had to do was take a picture or scan the bottom of the mouse or keyboard and they'd send out a replacement. A couple years ago I had another peripheral fail (an expensive bluetooth desktop set) and they wouldn't replace it even though the problem was a notorious charging problem that happened with another expensive desktop set I had a couple years prior to that.

So, take from that what you will. I've since switched to Logitech exclusively.

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I have the black one and I have been using it for the last 2 years. It has hyper-fast scrolling, so if you don't like that feature, this mouse is not for you. It also has a magnifier which has been useful at times.

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@thericochet: I've been using it for 2 years and have never had a problem with it.

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Is there any perceptible lag? Because i'll be using this to play tf2 on my lunch breaks if i buy it.

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@pupyluvr: it's a full size mouse. This is the same mouse you get with the wireless comfort desktop, which I use both at home and at work. I like it a lot.

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@pupyluvr: It's not a big mouse, it measures 2.39' by 3.84". It is considered a mobile mouse.

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@pupyluvr: It's an ambidextrous mouse, so the fifth button is the thumb button for lefties. The purple mouse is shown from the other side and shows said fifth button.

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At my part time job refurbishing and selling electronics, I see a lot of these come across my bench. The number one point of failure is the weak receiver as mentioned above. They tend to flake out and will only pick up within a foot or so.

Also watch out for wheels that stop scrolling and left buttons that stop clicking.

Apart from those issues, it's a very comfortable mouse that has good battery life. You can probably pick them up at a local electronics chain for the deals.woot price these days though.

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If you middle click frequently, beware. It's noticeably harder to middle click as opposed to logitech's mice. Also, you cannot assign left & right wheel clicks with the microsoft drivers (like you can with logitech). If anyone knows a way around that, please feel free.

That said, it's a great mouse and my friend has one also. However, for the two reasons mentioned above, I'm sticking with logitech.

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My 2c: I got this model, which has excellent performance, only to have the receiver get so hot in the USB port that it melted the surrounding plastic and badly burned my hand. Microsoft customer service was a blank white wall of uselessness.

So, I guess if you like ruined computers and bodily harm, this is the mouse for you...?

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@blueraccoon: Smaller than full size, but not as small as laptop mice, somewhere in-between. Perfect for me & very comfortable. Seems to really glide! I just wish the side buttons were a little easier to get to for me personally.

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Why does Microsoft keep reusing model numbers for mice and keyboards?

The Microsoft Wireless Mouse 600 is not to be confused with the Microsoft Natural Wireless Laser Mouse 6000, Microsoft Laser Mouse 6000, Wireless Notebook Laser Mouse 6000, or Microsoft Comfort Mouse 6000.

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The white one is $20 on Amazon with free shipping, the red one is $21, also with free shipping.

And the free shipping is not smartpost. 2 day with prime.

Not much of a deal, deal.Woot!

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Bought it about half a year ago for $24. Great battery life, good for most surfaces, compact and good for traveling (receiver can be stored in mouse). Only problem is that the USB receiver is too big so the connector part protrudes out of my laptop (black receiver part + protruding silver connecting part = 3-4mm).

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I've been using a few different MS mobile mice.. but my favorite is the 6000. It's a little smaller than the 4000 which I bought off woot as well... but I love the shape of it. My daily use mouse is the much larger old school 1st gen Intellimouse Explorer... but I find the 6000 to be a great mobile mouse.

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I bought this mouse (the white one) in December for my boyfriend for Christmas and he absolutely loves it. He's used it for work, for general computer use, and for gaming, and it's never failed. The blue track technology has been great since we end to lack solid mousepad-type surfaces around the house - it still works on other surfaces just fine! I have fairly small hands and it feels a little big / rounded, but for your average Joe it's a very decent mouse. :)

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I got one of these (the purple one) from Microsoft a couple months ago. I bought it cuz of the color and style (not to mention I paid ~17$ for it) The first thing I noticed was the lack of clicking while scrolling...it's almost like the wheel wasn't moving. It was, it was just was hard to get used to. Also, I play League of Legends online which is a fast paced game where your mouse has to be all over the screen quickly. The mouse rather frequently jumps and stutters and it's been driving me crazy...so my advice is, nice mouse just not for gaming.

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Currently using the Black one, bought from Microcenter for $30.
-It is not a "clicky" scroll wheel. It moves freely and scrolls when you don't want it to. Also, when you click with scroll button it tends to scroll rather than click because of this free movement.
-Range is absolute garbage. Any distance greater than 5-6ft and the tracking gets chippy and it misses clicks.

+Battery life seems fine.
+Smooth tracking when its in range.
+At this price, I'd say its worth it, barely. But I wouldn't recommend this to anyone other than someone looking for a laptop mouse.

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@dman928: Maybe my math is bad, but $17.99 < $20 or $21

And, if you buy 2, your savings are greater: $30.98 < $40 or $42

Buy 3: $43.97 < $60 or $63.

As with all Woot deals, the more you buy, the more you save. My wife and I each have a laptop and each have a wireless mouse. So, if we were in the market, I would grab two. A third for a Christmas present would be a good buy as well. (Yes, I shop for Christmas year round.)

And, since not everyone has Amazon Prime (like me), they would have to find an additional $5 of merchandise to get the free shipping, which would take about 2 weeks since Amazon has had a tendency lately to hold non-Prime free-shipping purchases an additional 3 or 4 days before shipping Smartpost.

So, maybe for you, it's not a good deal, but you aren't everyone. But you'd still save $2.01.

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I have had this mouse for the past 2 years and it works great. I believe I paid about $50 or more for it! I would recommend.

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@thericochet:
I had a problem with one of these mice and the receiver dying/overheating. All i did over the phone was tell them the serial number off the bottom of the mouse, and they sent me a new replacement withing two days, no other questions asked. This was a couple of months ago.

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@zollars23

I stand by my comment. You may save $2.01 by ordering from Woot!, but you still have the nightmare of Smartpost.

I do agree about needing to spend extra cash to qualify for free shipping if you don't have prime. I forgot about that.

It just seems that the deals on Woot! have been declining in value for some time now. To each his own, however.

Cheers

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Evidently a few people didn't believe me when I gave the dimensions of the mouse.

"It's not a big mouse, it measures 2.39" by 3.84". It is considered a mobile mouse."

I got the measurements from Microsoft's website but I was also holding the real thing in my hand....

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Super fast shipping! Item already received

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Just got mine. Very nice weight and size, and it does indeed have hyper-fast scrolling!

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I purchased two and I took one to work and used it for a day and a half and it quit working already....hmmmmm Should I tell Woot or Microsoft?

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@a1961karen: Sorry the mouse isn't working. We'll be sending you an email to the address that is associated with your account. Be sure to check your junk mail folder if you haven't heard from us within 24 hours.