Microsoft Wireless Mobile Mouse 3500 Review

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Few wireless computer mice are cheap, but Microsoft's Wireless Mobile Mouse 3500 is less expensive than most and much appreciated for its comfort and BlueTrack technology.

The Microsoft Wireless Mobile Mouse 3500 (starting at $20, Amazon) is popular for its price as well as its design. A "Studio Series" version of this mouse features original artwork and is available in several solid colors, although that version of the 3500 costs a few dollars more. With more than 400 Microsoft Wireless Mobile Mouse 3500 reviews posted at Amazon it's clear that the vast majority are thrilled with this budget mouse. In particular, reviews like the comfortable feel as well as the reliability and accuracy. They also praise Microsoft's BlueTrack technology, which lets the mouse work on most any type of surface, including rugs and furniture. That was one of the big selling points for an expert at PC Mag, who took the mouse for a test drive and found it traveled well on a variety of surfaces. The review expresses some disappointment that this model is short on features but commends the design, grip, and feel. A Microsoft Wireless Mobile Mouse 3500 review at About.com says it performs smoothly, with no lag or connectivity problems, and the scroll wheel rolls nicely.

The 3500 is a wireless mouse that runs on one AA battery (included with original packaging). It features an ambidextrous design and includes two buttons plus a scroll wheel. The 3500 uses a small USB receiver to signal the PC. As noted above, it uses Microsoft's exclusive BlueTrack technology, which eliminates the need for a mouse pad.

In short, this is a good quality wireless mouse that's relatively cheap. The BlueTrack technology should appeal to mobile users who often find themselves grabbing for a mouse wherever they find a surface. We found few critical reports about the Wireless Mobile Mouse 3500, leading us to conclude it's a solid performer.

Michael Sweet

Michael Sweet writes about consumer electronics. If something runs on electricity or ones and zeroes, he's interested in it. Sweet has written about PC technology and consumer electronics for 14 years.

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