My New Toy - A Microsoft Laser Mouse 5000

By Steve Biddle, in , posted: 23-Oct-2006 20:44

I splashed out today and got myself a new mouse. Having always purchased cheap mice I decided I wanted something that actually feels nice and spent some of my hard earned cash at Harvey Norman who where nice and gave me a 10% discount off the $99 pricetag (only after I asked though for it despite the big sign saying keyboards & mice were all less 10%, their hopeless checkout system didn't automatically give the discount).

After a few hours of use all I can say is that it's well worth the money. Considering how much use my mouse gets I certainly almost wish I'd upgraded earlier!


Wireless Laser Mouse 5000
http://www.microsoft.com/hardware/mouseandkeyboard/productdetails.aspx?pid=068

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Comment by tonyhughes, on 23-Oct-2006 21:37

i really like MS hardware - its brilliant. I bought a Wireless Intellimouse Explorer and havent looked back since, and like you, wish i had done so a lot earlier. I cant believe the amount of people that battle on with crap mice - even ball mice!! When in fact even a decent optical mouse is only $18 dollars at DSE (DSE branded black coloured mouse - also very nice to use, and worthy of thrice the asking price)


Comment by Computer tech, on 24-Oct-2006 22:12

During an exhibition Е3 2006 which took place in Los Angeles last week an interesting computer invention was represented by Sandio Technology company. It's a computer mouse 6DOF 3D which, according to the report of the developers, has 6 Degree-of-Freedom (6DOF) and it is quite capable to replace application both mouse and keyboard during playing in computer games.


Comment by Computer tech, on 24-Oct-2006 22:13

During an exhibition Е3 2006 which took place in Los Angeles last week an interesting computer invention was represented by Sandio Technology company. It's a computer mouse 6DOF 3D which, according to the report of the developers, has 6 Degree-of-Freedom (6DOF) and it is quite capable to replace application both mouse and keyboard during playing in computer games.


Comment by alasta, on 25-Oct-2006 08:27

A decent mouse is definitely a worthwhile investment.


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Steve Biddle
Wellington
New Zealand


I'm an engineer who loves building solutions to solve problems.


I also love sharing my views and analysis of the tech world on this blog, along with the odd story about aviation and the travel industry.

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*VoIP (Voice over IP). I work with various brands of hardware and PBX's on a daily basis
  -Asterisk (incl PiaF, FreePBX, Elastix)
  -Polycom
  -Cisco
  -Linksys
  -Patton
  -Zyxel
  -Snom
  -Sangoma
  -Audiocodes

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  -xDSL deployments
  -WiMAX
  -GSM/WCDMA
  -WiFi

*Structured cabling
  -Home/office cabling
  -Phone & Data

*Computer networking
  -Mikrotik hardware
  -WAN/LAN solutions

*Wireless solutions
  -Motel/Hotel hotspot deployments
  -Outdoor wireless deployments, both small and large scale
  -Temporary wireless deployments
   
*CCTV solutions
  -Analogue and IP

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