Microsoft's Mobile Memory Mouse 8000 impressed us, despite its heady price.

Microsoft's Mobile Memory Mouse 8000 is a well-designed, full-featured, and - at around £55 - expensive input device.

This wireless mouse worked great on all desktop surfaces; the Mobile Memory Mouse 8000 even worked on rough or unusual surfaces such as glass and the keys of a keyboard.

Powered by a rechargeable nickel-metal hydride battery, the Mobile Memory Mouse 8000 can charge through a small cable that latches magnetically from the mouse to a 2.4GHz USB receiver that also doubles as a 1GB flash drive.

And if that doesn't suit, you can connect the Mobile Memory Mouse 8000 via Bluetooth, too.

Business travellers will appreciate the flexibility the Mobile Memory Mouse 8000 offers; other people will find its price too high.

Verdict


In all but one respect we can't fault the Microsoft Mobile Memory Mouse 8000. It is beautifully constructed, stylish and easy to use. But the Mobile Memory Mouse 8000 represents a hefty outlay for what remains, at the end of the day, a computer mouse.

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Microsoft Mobile Memory Mouse 8000

Microsoft Mobile Memory Mouse 8000

Microsoft Mobile Memory Mouse 8000

The underside

Microsoft Mobile Memory Mouse 8000

The receiver

Manufacturer's product details:

Transceiver with 1 GB Flash Memory The transceiver is also a fully functional flash drive, so you can store and transfer files and free up USB ports.

2.4 GHz Wireless Technology The 2.4GHz wireless USB mini-transceiver connects wirelessly right out of the box with virtually no interference, and up to 30 feet of wireless range.

USB Rechargeable with Magnetic Connectors Simply snap in the magnetic connectors to charge while working, using the included USB transceiver.

High Definition Laser Technology Microsoft High Definition Laser Mouse products are more precise, more responsive, and deliver smoother tracking.

Battery Life Indicator You won't get caught with a dead battery—the Battery Status LED Indicator glows red when the battery is running low.

Magnifier Point and click to enlarge and edit detail using the Magnifier.

4-Way Scrolling Scroll four ways for greater efficiency and comfort with Tilt Wheel Technology.

5-Button Mouse Get quick access to the media, programs, and files you use most often with customizable buttons.

Flip 3D Easily flip through all open windows with Flip 3D.

Instant Viewer Too many open items on your desktop? Click the scroll wheel button to instantly display your open windows, then point and click to select.

Right Handed Design Mouse design is optmised for right-handed users.

Scroll Wheel Save time and effort with the scroll wheel—navigate documents and Web pages without using the on-screen scroll bar.

On/Off Button Turn your 3-in-1 device off to extend battery life even longer.

Bluetooth Mode Switch A switch on the bottom of the mouse enables Bluetooth notebook users to connect directly to their PC without using the included transceiver.

Carrying Case Protect your mouse while you’re on the go.

Designed for Notebook PCs Compact and comfortable, our handy notebook and laptop products are designed for convenience and mobility.

Ergonomic Design Point and click in comfort — ergonomic design helps you work longer without discomfort.

Microsoft Mobile Memory Mouse 8000: Specs

  • Transceiver with 1 GB Flash Memory (fully functional flash drive, so you can store and transfer files and free up USB ports)
  • 2.4GHz Wireless Technology
  • up to 30ft of wireless range
  • USB Rechargeable with Magnetic Connectors
  • High Definition Laser Technology
  • Battery Life Indicator
  • Transceiver with 1 GB Flash Memory (fully functional flash drive, so you can store and transfer files and free up USB ports)
  • 2.4GHz Wireless Technology
  • up to 30ft of wireless range
  • USB Rechargeable with Magnetic Connectors
  • High Definition Laser Technology
  • Battery Life Indicator

OUR VERDICT

In all but one respect we can't fault the Microsoft Mobile Memory Mouse 8000. It is beautifully constructed, stylish and easy to use. But the Mobile Memory Mouse 8000 represents a hefty outlay for what remains, at the end of the day, a computer mouse.

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