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Topic # 179345 4-Sep-2015 21:20
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Hi All
I just went through the shops the other day hunting for a MS wireless mouse 5000(blue track) to no avail. Not sold any longer.
It has been good for CAD and the keyboard has lots of shortcuts so I'm looking for a mouse as I prefer not to buy a set. It take quite an effort to do the shortcuts.
Anyone here who may has such a thing and not using any longer?
I'll be interested.

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  Reply # 1379987 4-Sep-2015 21:20
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  Reply # 1380063 5-Sep-2015 01:01
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I'd recommend switching to Logitech and utility Unifying (wireless) as then you can pick and choose which keyboard and mouse to combo to same transceiver.

I remember MS's keyboard-mouse set, you can't just get another mouse and in-hope it will pair up with the transceiver - at least that's what I found... Which I switched to use Logitech for many years now.




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  Reply # 1380068 5-Sep-2015 03:07
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There's a Wireless Comfort 5000 Desktop set on amazon here that ships to NZ.



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  Reply # 1380071 5-Sep-2015 06:10
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Thanks
I'll have a look what Logitech has to offer.
Some years ago I had a set of LT though went back to MS, forgotten why.

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  Reply # 1380105 5-Sep-2015 09:05
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Also if its the comfort desktop 5000 that you have it should have a three year warranty on it.

Have just realised that I'm actually using the comfort 3000 desktop that has the wireless laser mouse 5000. Says manufactured JUN2008 and is still going strong. I'm sure I've got some old MS ball mice lying around that still work. Have always been impressed with the quality of MS hardware. Can't say that I've had any failures that spring to mind.



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  Reply # 1382143 9-Sep-2015 05:25
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dimsim:
Have just realised that I'm actually using the comfort 3000 desktop that has the wireless laser mouse 5000. ................

That is the set I'm using still; the MS wireless KB 3000 v2 and the wireless laser mouse 5000. Just that the mouse roller's soft rubber is about to fall off.
By the advise from another poster I might have to switch to Logitech :-(

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  Reply # 1382149 9-Sep-2015 06:17
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Please post back with what you replace it with as I'm having a hard time finding anything that's similar. Ive found the mouse to be excellent with the handy thumb button which I use as a back button when browsing and the keyboard has been fine also (not quite up to the same feel as my solid old HP server keyboard) but good enough.

I've tried the Logitech gear before I cant say I liked it that much, but unfortunately the MS hardware of late isn't ringing any bells either. I'd give the comfort desktop 5000 a go but the mouse doesn't look anything near as good as what it is to replace.

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