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Choosing the Perfect Microsoft Bluetooth Laser Laptop Mouse

written by: ThisIsOli•edited by: Simon Hill•updated: 1/27/2011

With our great list of the Top Five Microsoft Bluetooth Wireless Laser Laptop Mice we will help you find the best wireless laptop mouse. Whether you want a highly functional business mouse, or a simple portable wireless laptop mouse, we will find the perfect Microsoft mouse for you.

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    Microsoft Bluetooth Wireless Laser Laptop Mouse Options

    Microsoft Bluetooth Laser Laptop Mouse When you are using your laptop on the move you might feel limited by your laptop's touch pad. It is, after all, nowhere near as responsive or as accurate as a mouse. However, a normal laptop mouse can easily get its wires tangled when you put it in your laptop bag, and the bending of the cable can soon damage even the most resilient and expensive of wired laptop mice. Fortunately you can choose a Microsoft Bluetooth wireless laser laptop mouse from a wide selection of wireless laptop mice.

    With the wide range of Bluetooth laser laptop mice available it can sometimes be difficult to find the perfect laptop mouse for your needs. The good news is that I will be giving you the five best Microsoft Bluetooth wireless laser laptop mice to help you find the perfect pointing solution on your laptop!

    For each mouse I will be covering a variety of points which will help you decide which Microsoft Bluetooth wireless laser laptop mouse is suited to your needs. For some people price is an issue, for others accuracy is more of a concern. Even if your main buying choice is on looks alone, we will help you pick out the perfect Bluetooth laser laptop mouse for your needs.

    Microsoft wireless mice are perfect for those who are looking for a reliable and high quality laptop mouse!

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    Microsoft Make Laptop Mice?

    Yes, Microsoft provides a whole lot more than the Windows or Office packages that you are probably familiar with. Microsoft make everything from keyboards to webcams. Microsoft are well known for their high quality laptop accessories, as well as their software. For you this means that you will be buying a long lasting reliable Microsoft Bluetooth laser laptop mouse.

    This high quality construction is perfect for anybody on the move who needs a sturdy mouse as well as a highly functional one!

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    Why Choose a Microsoft Bluetooth Laser Laptop Mouse

    box1 While there are many other Bluetooth laser laptop mice out there, such as the Logitech LX7, Microsoft can sometimes be a better choice for the average consumer.

    The biggest difference really is that a Microsoft Bluetooth mouse will normally be cheaper than professional brands, which can often charge more simply because of their name. Microsoft keeps their hardware prices down. Despite the lower prices Microsoft does not compromise anything when it comes to reliability, and performance.

    Choosing a wireless Microsoft laptop mouse is an ideal way to go whether you are a gamer, or simply need something which lets you work on the move. The accuracy is more than good enough for even the most action packed game, and the battery life is long enough to support its use through the day.

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    My Top 5 Models of the Microsoft Bluetooth Laser Laptop Mouse

    Over the next 5 pages I will be giving you my top 5 choices from the Microsoft range of wireless laptop mice. I will be aiming to give you a little diversity on both price and performance, but also give you a little more information on the world of Bluetooth laser laptop mice.

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    The Microsoft Explorer Mini Mouse is one of the best small mice, perfect for those people who like to have a small notebook mouse which slips easily in to a laptop bag pocket, without bulging too much.
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    Microsoft Explorer Mini Mouse

    Microsoft Explorer Mini Mouse The Microsoft Explorer Mini Mouse is quite simply the best portable laptop mouse for those of us who want portability. The Microsoft Explorer Mini Mouse really is a mini mouse, and that can be a pro or a con depending on your personal tastes. Its small size makes it tiny enough to fit in your pocket, or in your laptop bag without creating any huge bulges. This is fantastic for portability. The downside is that if you have large hands, or like a comfortable full sized mouse, then the Microsoft Explorer Mini Mouse might be a little too small for you.

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    Microsoft Explorer Mini Mouse Design

    Microsoft Explorer Mini Mouse The design of the Microsoft Explorer Mini Mouse is fairly good. While it might not be the best looking mouse ever, it does maintain a professional quality, and the blue light which shines out from underneath (a reflection from the laser) gives it a modern, executive look. It is well shaped though, and despite the small size it fits neatly in to your palm. The shape of this does make it a predominantly right handed laser mouse though.

    I have to admit that my favorite part of the Microsoft Explorer Mini Mouse is that the USB transceiver has a little slot in the mouse for safe storage when you are on the move. When the USB transceiver is in the mouse it also automatically turns the mouse off to save energy.

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    Other Features

    The Microsoft Explorer Mini Mouse is a very basic device, it has the usual two buttons and a clickable scroll wheel, as well as two customizable thumb buttons on the side. For power it uses a single AA battery, while these don't hold the most power, you can get some great high performance AA batteries which last for a long time, and can be recharged hundreds of times. The other benefit of the Microsoft Explorer Mini Mouse using AA batteries is that these can be bought from stores all over the world, so no matter where you are in the world, you can always get power for your mouse.

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    Technical Details

    The Microsoft Explorer Mini Mouse is not at the high end of the scale when it comes to its technical review. But for a small portable laser laptop mouse, it is more than sufficient.

    To start with, the Microsoft Explorer Mini Mouse has 1000 DPI. This means it is not quite accurate enough for hardcore gamers, but for casual or business use it is more than sufficient. However, the sensor uses an exclusive Microsoft technology called BlueTrack, which allows you to use the mouse on practically any surface. So using your mini mouse is easy on carpet, it even works on gravel!

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    Conclusion

    The Microsoft Explorer Mini Mouse is a fantastic mouse for those people who are on the move a lot and like to travel light. While it might not be one of the most advanced or functional mice on my list, it is by far the most portable. So if you only need simple and portable, this is probably the best Microsoft Bluetooth laser laptop mouse for you.

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    Conclusion

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    The Microsoft Explorer Mini Mouse is a fantastic mouse for those people who are on the move a lot and like to travel light. While it might not be one of the most advanced or functional mice on my list, it is by far the most portable. So if you only need simple and portable, this is probably the best Microsoft Bluetooth laser laptop mouse for you.

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    The Microsoft Bluetooth Notebook Mouse 5000 is a great mix of portability and simplicity. With this fantastic wireless Microsoft mouse you will always have a great wireless notebook mouse on the move.
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    Microsoft Bluetooth Notebook Mouse 5000

    Microsoft Bluetooth Notebook Mouse 5000 The Microsoft Bluetooth Notebook Mouse 5000 is one of the best portable wireless mice for Macs. As well as this great compatibility you get some other great features which make this an affordable Bluetooth mouse solution. Like most of the Microsoft Bluetooth mice, the 5000 edition combines great looks with outstanding performance. While this great mobile wireless mouse is rather tame feature wise, especially when compared to some of the competition, it does have some positives which make it a worthwhile purchase for anyone wanting a wireless mouse on the move.

    While this mouse might not have quite the same reputation as some of Microsoft's later mice, it does have a very solid performance, and it comes with a price tag to suit even the most penniless of people.

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    Microsoft Bluetooth Notebook Mouse 5000 Design

    The design of the Microsoft Bluetooth Notebook Mouse 5000 is professional, clean, simple, and just a little elegant. Its smooth curves hide its well formed functionality, and the low profile tapered design helps to keep it portable, and not create unsightly lumps in your laptop bag.

    This fantastic notebook mouse has some great looks, which conceal a great performance Bluetooth notebook mouse. The mouse itself has 4 buttons, programmable with software, which can be used to enhance your gaming, browsing, or working environment.

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    Other Features

    The Microsoft Bluetooth notebook mouse 5000 is a fairly basic wireless notebook mouse. One great feature is that this mouse uses Microsoft High Definition Laser Technology. This is much more responsive than standard laser mice, and is perfect for those of you who need a little bit of accuracy from your notebook mouse.

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    Technical Details

    As with many of the Microsoft mice, the 5000 series uses two AAA batteries. These can last for weeks, or even months depending on your usage. It also includes a red low battery indicator, so you know when you might need to start carrying a spare set of batteries around with you.

    Since the Microsoft Bluetooth Notebook Mouse 5000 is a Bluetooth device, you can connect it up to Bluetooth enabled notebooks without having to use a transceiver. This is particularly useful for those of us who are on the move a lot. You don't have to keep plugging in a small fragile transceiver stick, you don't have to worry about it getting lost or broken, and you can easily sit down and use your mouse, without having to set everything up every time you want to use your mouse.

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    Conclusion

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    Microsoft Bluetooth Notebook Mouse 5000 Overall the Microsoft Bluetooth Notebook Mouse 5000 is a great wireless mouse for anyone who wants a simple, reliable, and portable wireless notebook mouse. it effectively pulls together a great design combining a comfortable ergonomic style, with a small and easily carried size.

    The downside is that its simplicity and low power consumption come at the cost of a wider range of features. If, however, you are just looking for an efficient wireless mouse, then this could be the perfect mouse for you!

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    The Microsoft Mobile Memory Mouse 8000 takes the standard mouse design and packs it full of some of the best portable functionality in the world. With this fantastic wireless Microsoft mouse you even get a 1GB inbuilt memory card!
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    Microsoft Mobile Memory Mouse 8000

    Microsoft Mobile Memory Mouse 8000 The Microsoft Mobile Memory Mouse 8000 is no ordinary portable notebook mouse. While many of its features are standard, the Microsoft Mobile Memory Mouse 8000 has two distinct features which send it miles ahead of the competition. The first feature is that the transceiver has an inbuilt 1GB of storage, perfect for those of us who have several laptops. The second is that you can choose to use the included transceiver, or your notebook's inbuilt Bluetooth connection (if it has one).

    There are, however, a lot of other benefits to this great mouse, which make it an ideal purchase for anyone wanting a Microsoft Bluetooth laser laptop mouse.

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    Microsoft Mobile Memory Mouse 8000 Design

    The Microsoft Mobile Memory Mouse 8000 is an incredibly well designed portable wireless mouse, it is again predominantly made for right handed people, you can use it if you are left handed, but it might be difficult for you to use the thumb buttons. There are 5 programmable buttons, and a 4 way scroll wheel built in to this fantastic mouse, which are recessed neatly in to the overall design.

    Some people find that the height of the Microsoft Mobile Memory Mouse 8000 is a little too bulky for most laptop bags. This combined with its short length can make it feel a little bit unnatural when you first begin to use it.

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    Other Features

    The Microsoft Mobile Memory Mouse 8000 really is feature packed. The most notable features are the 1GB memory and its ability to switch between connection modes. However, there is a lot more than that under its tiny exterior.

    To start off with, the Microsoft Mobile Memory Mouse uses a single rechargeable AAA battery for power, this is included with the mouse. This lasts a surprisingly long time, and even better it comes with a USB charger which magnetically clips to the underside of your mouse, so you never find yourself powerless.

    A final, pretty nice touch, is that this wireless mouse comes with its own protective case.

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    Technical Details

    Microsoft Mobile Memory Mouse 8000 The Microsoft Mobile Memory Mouse 8000 has a fairly low end 1000 DPI resolution, so it is far from the most accurate mouse on the market, however, this is more than enough accuracy if you are not a hardcore gamer, or work with precision engineering programs.

    One of the major features of the Mobile Memory Mouse 8000 is that you can switch connection types. You can use either the long range and accurate 2.4GHz transceiver, or a Bluetooth enabled dongle/laptop. This is great for those of us (myself included) who hate to carry around the small, easily lost USB device, which has to be taken out and stored every time you put your laptop back in its bag.

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    Conclusion

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    While this great mobile mouse has a whole heap of functionality, it also carries a slightly larger price tag because of it. This may turn some people off, as when you have a mouse on the move, there is a much greater risk of it being damaged. Despite this, the extra functionality does come in incredibly handy, and the unique features of the Microsoft Mobile Memory Mouse 8000 really do make this a fantastic product choice for many people.

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    The Microsoft Wireless Notebook Presenter 8000 turns a standard wireless notebook mouse in to a fully functioning presentation control and laser pointer. This highly functional wireless Microsoft notebook mouse is perfect for any business man who has to give presentations or sales pitches on the move.
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    Microsoft Wireless Notebook Presenter 8000

    Microsoft Wireless Notebook Presenter 8000 The Microsoft Wireless Notebook Presenter 8000 breaks the mold on mouse design. Specifically designed for business people on the go, the Microsoft Wireless Notebook Presenter 8000 gives you media control and a laser pointer built in. This is perfect for anyone who needs to give presentations, or sales pitches.

    The sleek professional style of this fantastic wireless mouse really does help promote a successful, impressive image in a business environment. But with its modern style and high functionality, it is also the perfect accompaniment to any home computer.

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    Microsoft Wireless Notebook Presenter 8000 Design

    The design of the Microsoft Wireless Notebook Presenter is professional and stylish, but it has also been incredibly well designed for use as a presentation device. One of my favorite features of the Notebook Presenter 8000 is how Microsoft have recessed the left and right mouse buttons to help prevent accidental clicks, which can turn the image of even the most professional presentation in to an unrehearsed farce.

    The shape of this wireless notebook mouse helps make it feel comfortable whether you are using it as a presentation device, or just as a standard mouse. Its low profile also helps make it fit discreetly in to your notebook case, without having to worry about unsightly bulges.

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    Other Features

    Microsoft Wireless Notebook Presenter 8000 

    While the Microsoft Wireless Notebook Presenter 8000 is a great notebook mouse by itself, the presentation options are what really set this fantastic presentation device apart from the competition. On the underside of the mouse you have a wide range of functionality, including next slide buttons, volume buttons, and even a laser pointer, allowing you to highlight areas of interest on the screen.

    The best part is that this is all in one device, so you do not have to worry about carrying a myriad of delicate devices around when you are giving a presentation in a different location.

    This business orientated mouse runs off one AAA battery, which can last a surprisingly long time when used normally, be warned, however, that excessive use of the laser pointer can drain it fairly quickly. The good news is that the Microsoft Presenter 8000 comes with a battery warning indicator, and an on off switch to help you preserve battery life, and prevent embarrassing battery changing occasions during a presentation.

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    Technical Details

    While this mouse is high on functionality, its technical abilities are rather average. It does use highly accurate laser tracking to give you precision movement, and its connection to a 2.4GHz transceiver is reliable, and long range. You can use this device around 30 feet away from your notebook, giving you the flexibility to give an animated presentation by walking around the room, and giving everyone in the room a dose of attention.

    A minor downside is that some people have had trouble getting this device to work effectively on a Mac. So if you use a Macbook, you may need to get an Apple branded presentation device for your meetings.

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    Conclusion

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    The Microsoft Wireless Notebook Presenter 8000 is an amazing mouse, and for anyone who gives presentations you'll get unbeatable functionality in this all-in-one device. It is well styled to a business user, however you can also use its functions to operate music on your computer, and even video, making it a good choice for a home user as well.

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    The Microsoft Arc Mouse takes the old computer mouse design and gives it a complete overhaul. This brand new design gives you a large but easily portable wireless notebook mouse that can easily be slipped in to your laptop bag, without taking up a huge amount of space.
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    Microsoft Arc Mouse

    Microsoft Arc Mouse Everyone thought that the design of the mouse was pretty much perfect, until The Microsoft Arc Mouse came along. With a fresh take on how to make the mouse more portable Microsoft developed a great looking, sturdy, and easy to carry mouse.

    The Microsoft Arc mouse does a lot more than look pretty though, with four programmable buttons, and fantastic battery life, this is one of the most perfect portable notebook mice I have seen in a long time.

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    Microsoft Arc Mouse Design

    portable notebook mouse The Arc Mouse has one of the most innovative designs of the decade, It actually lets you fold up the mouse to make it incredibly small, and it's perfect for those of us who don't like bulging laptop bags. It is this fold up design which makes a full sized mouse lose 40% of its size when not in use.

    This makes the Microsoft Arc mouse the only Microsoft Bluetooth laser laptop mouse that is suitable for those of us who want portability, without an uncomfortable small size in our mouse design. Because let us face it, a small mouse is hard to use for those of us with larger hands.

    While this notebook mouse might look a little weird, it is surprisingly comfortable and easy to use, even in fast action situations such as first person shooter games!

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    Other Features

    The main feature of this mouse is its ability to fold up, and that is one amazing feature. However there are some other features which help turn this from a good mouse, into a great mouse. It has four programmable buttons which can be used to increase your mouse functionality, be it for games or for work.

    Another great feature is that the hinge which operates the folding action is made out of metal, this might not seem like a big deal, but after seeing a wide range of plastic hinged devices break after a few weeks or months in my career as a tech reviewer, I can safely say that a metal hinge is a refreshing relief. This is especially true on a device such as this where the hinge connects two critical parts of the mouse!

    For those who use the included USB Bluetooth dongle, you can also snap this in to a convenient storage space in the mouse itself, so you never have to worry about losing the small transceiver!

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    Technical Details

    The Microsoft Arc mouse is a fairly simple device, it connects to your computer via a strong 2.4GHz wireless Bluetooth connection, either via a Bluetooth Receiver, or directly to your notebook's internal Bluetooth connection. The Microsoft Arc also includes a high precision laser for accurate mouse movements.

    This mouse runs off two AAA batteries, which can power the device for weeks, or even months depending on usage.

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    Conclusion

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    While the Microsoft Arc mouse has a fairly limited functionality, it is in my opinion, one of the best designed portable notebook mice of all time. The fact that it folds out to form a full sized mouse is amazing, and yet its small size when folded up helps make transportation a breeze.

    Microsoft has obviously put a huge amount of effort in to making the design of this mouse perfect, from the USB dongle storage slot in the mouse itself, to the strong metal hinge. It is instantly apparent that this exquisite design has been well thought out and portability and durability have been well planned in this simple beautiful aesthetic design.

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    There is a wide range of portable Microsoft wireless notebook mice available. In our top five wireless notebook mice list we have given you some of the best wireless Microsoft notebook mice. Check through our fantastic top five portable Microsoft wireless notebook mice to find the perfect wireless mouse for you!
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    Choosing from the Best Portable Microsoft Wireless Notebook Mice

    Microsoft Arc Mouse There are thousands of mice to choose from, but the five best portable Microsoft wireless notebook mice here are in my opinion some of the best. In this list I have shown you some fantastic portable mice which range from the easy to use, to the insanely portable, and everything in-between.

    The bad news is that I cannot choose the best wireless notebook mouse for your needs, only you can decide which mouse has the perfect style, design, and functionality to fulfill your requirements.

    While there are hundreds of brands of wireless notebook mice to choose from, Microsoft is one of the few brands that has truly created a reputation for reliability and ingenious design.

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    Other Portable Microsoft Wireless Notebook Mice

    While I have given you my top five of the best portable Microsoft wireless notebook mice, there are plenty more to choose from. I have simply pointed you in the direction of some of my favorites, each of which excel with their particular unique features.

    Several of the most popular Microsoft wireless mice actually have several variations. These let you choose from a wide range of mice which use the same basic design and technology, but have some unique differences which help you find the best mouse for your own personal needs.

    While you might find other portable Microsoft wireless notebook mice which suit your needs more accurately than those in my list, most people should find one of the mice in my top five list perfect!

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    My Favorite Portable Microsoft Wireless Notebook Mouse

    I have listed five great Microsoft mice here, each of which varies greatly. In my own personal opinion however the Microsoft Arc Mouse is by far the best of the group. It suits my needs perfectly when it comes to both usability and portability. Its large size when in use and small size when in my bag are perfect for me.

    If I was in a different setting, however, I might go for something more useful to my needs. For instance if I was an on the road business salesman, I would definitely choose the Microsoft Wireless Notebook Presenter, which would give me the best functionality for my job.