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Another New Notebook Mouse

Posted in Gadgets | Vista at Thursday, 02 November 2006 11:13 Pacific Standard Time

My last mouse purchase was a real flop. The seem to be well designed, but for some reason when I would plug it into the usb ports on the right side of my M5 it would only work about 10% of the time, but when I used the left side usb port it would always work. Kind of annoying, but not a deal breaker. However, Logitech still hasn't provided the Vista drivers for it so you don't get any usage from all the cool extra buttons. So when I found out the new Microsoft Wireless Notebook Presenter Mouse 8000 was available I went out and bought it.

In the two months that I had the Logitech mouse, I never got a single comment on it. The first day I had the Microsoft mouse I had people asking me what kind of mouse it was and where I got it from. It is definately a nice looking mouse, size is right, and the features are great. I played around with using the mouse as my presenter with power point today and it worked very well. It also would work great as a remote control while watching movies or listening to music since you can play/pause, navigate, and control the volume all from up to 30 ft away. If your laptop has bluetooth then you don't loose a USB port which is nice. The mouse is well designed in that there is a presentation button on top that puts the mouse into and out of presentation mode which turns on the bottom buttons and turns off the normal mouse features. My only complaint so far is that the clicking is squeaky. I guess this is a common Microsoft Mouse problem.

Look for a Logitech VX to be listed on ebay real soon. :)

Note: If you want to use all the features with Windows Vista you will need to be on the beta program so that you can get access to Intellipoint 6.1 (which doesn't list this mouse during setup, but just choose a random mouse and then change it after you're done with the install, it is there).

Sunday, 12 November 2006 02:55:27 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
Hi Bryant,

I saw your post in TechNet here:
http://forums.microsoft.com/TechNet/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=881858&SiteID=17

I got the same mouse with you. And I need the driver with ultility IntelliPoint 6.1 too. Could you send it to my mail box genedeng@live.com ? No matter Beta or not, I need it so bad.

Here's an article mentioned that there was Official release, have you got that?

IntelliPoint, IntelliType, and DigitalPersona Officially on Windows Vista!
http://neosmart.net/blog/archives/268

Thank you for looking into this :D

Gene
Wednesday, 06 December 2006 23:08:08 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
Hi Bryant,

This mouse seems to be very fantastic...

My Notebook (Acer 8100) has the bluetooth built in.
Do you think that I can use the mouse without the bluetooth key ?

Thanks

Nicolas
Nicolas
Thursday, 07 December 2006 07:11:24 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
Yes, you should be able to.
Tuesday, 19 December 2006 05:02:00 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
I also had a squeaky click on the left button. I bought the mouse as soon as it was available at Best Buy. I exchanged the Wireless Notebook Presenter Mouse 8000 at Best Buy after a few days for the squeak. The second mouse also developed a squeaky click on the left button. I finally decided to return that mouse also and get my money back. Everything else was great. I had to remove the Toshiba Bluetooth stack and install the Microsoft Bluetooth stack to get the magnify function to work on my Dell Inspiron E1705. I will wait a few months until Microsoft fixes the squeak in the design.
Steve
Friday, 29 December 2006 14:40:17 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
I have the squeak problem too! I'd expect that such an expensive ($99) mouse wouldn't have that issue.
Colin
Saturday, 06 January 2007 10:20:19 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
Thanks for the update.
Wednesday, 10 January 2007 16:01:05 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
I noticed Steve mentioned the problem with Dell laptop Toshiba bluetooth stack. I have the same issue, so the mouse basic functions work with the built-in bluetooth but the magnifier, digital ink etc. don't work. With a compaly Dell D620 I don't want to mess around with changing the bluetooth stacks (and I also think that the phone connection with bluetooth works better with Toshiba) so I'm stuck with missing some feature.

So just be informed if you want to use the mouse fully, you'll need the bluetooth USB-stick which is a problem when you lug the laptop around the office.

The same issue is also mentioned in http://www.hardware-pacers.com/pages.php?catType=r&pid=352&id=968&pageX=on
JR
Wednesday, 31 January 2007 06:39:28 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
I get the squeak on the left button too, bit annoying.
twj01
Wednesday, 31 January 2007 08:15:23 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
I'm enjoying this Microsoft notebook presenter 8000 connected to a Toshiba A110-381. It's running fine with the USB key but I can't connect without it through the native Bluetooth preseumably contained in tne notebook. Is there a definite method to fix that ?
Other issue : it works perfectly with Power Poin, but is just able to control play/pause with Media viewer.
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