Microsoft Wireless Laser Mouse 6000 Review

Posted: Feb 18 2008, 12:00am CST | by , Updated: Aug 10 2010, 9:21am CDT , in Peripheral


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Features & Specifications
Microsoft uses 2.4GHz wireless technology for the Wireless Laser Mouse 6000 that gives up to a 30 foot wireless range. The mouse features a Flip 3D key, a magnifier and 4-way scrolling built in. Power comes from a pair of AA batteries and on the bottom of the mouse you can snap the wireless transceiver in for transport. Microsoft covers the mouse with a 5-year warranty. Sensitivity isn’t specified, but it feels like an 800 dpi mouse.

Install & Use
Connecting the Wireless Laser Mouse 6000 requires the transceiver to be plugged into a vacant USB port. No software is required for the mouse to work with Windows Vista, but the software allows you to customize the mouse to your liking. The buttons are programmable. The shape of the Wireless Laser Mouse 6000 is intended for right hand use only.

On the left ridge of the mouse are two buttons mapped to forward and backwards by default. The buttons are placed very well so they are within easy reach, but in my testing I never had an issue hitting the buttons accidentally.

The scroll wheel on the Wireless Laser Mouse 6000 is very good. In fact the scroll wheel is almost as nice as the Logitech Revolution line. The only downside to some may be that the scroll wheel on the Wireless Laser Mouse 6000 doesn’t click. No clicking does make it easy to flick the wheel for faster scrolling on long pages.

When the drivers are installed the scroll wheel click activates Windows Flip 3D allowing you to navigate open windows by scrolling the scroll wheel. The mouser also has a enlarge key that makes text under the pointer larger.

The shape of the mouse is comfortable in the hand and works well for extended computer use. Accuracy with the mouse is good. Microsoft isn’t in the habit of specifying the dpi range for its mice and the Wireless Laser Mouse 6000 is no exception. After using the mouse for several days I would say the sensitivity is 800 dpi. You can accelerate the pointer for user wanting more speed in movement. However, accelerated pointers are prone to lose accuracy when acceleration is on and the 6000 is no exception. The Wireless Laser Mouse 6000 is also Mac compatible as well.




  • Comfortable to use
  • Programmable buttons


  • Lack of scroll wheel click could be an issue

After spending some time with the Wireless Laser Mouse 6000 it is a good general use wireless mouse. Notebook users who want a wireless mouse with a stowable transceiver for easy transport, but don’t like the miniature style of typical notebook mice will love the Wireless Laser Mouse 6000.


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