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I just received my Microsoft Bluetooth Notebook Mouse 5000 in the mail today and I’m already very satisfied with it in every respect. It is compact, tiny, and comfortable — a combination of descriptions that I’m sure very few mice can lay claim to. This being a portable laptop mouse, it comes with a handy black neoprene carrying case so that you can throw the mouse into your bag without having to worry about it getting scratched up.

The mouse takes 2 AAA batteries, and with a battery indicator light at the top, you’ll know when it’s time to replace the batteries before you run out of juice. On the bottom of the device there’s an on and off switch so that you can save batteries when you’re on the go or not using the mouse. That way, it doesn’t sit idly and waste its life away. The scroll wheel is “rubbery” and feels good with each rotation (good feedback).

Best of all, the laser technology fitted into this mouse will keep you as accurate as possible when it comes to moving your cursor around pixel by pixel.

The Microsoft Bluetooth Notebook Mouse 5000 (whew! That’s a long and awkward name, right?) is both PC and Mac compatible and it’ll work nicely with any computer that has Bluetooth connectivity. In short, I recommend this item if you’re in the market for a convenient and portable mouse to go with your laptop computer.

NOTE: For whatever reason, the back-button on the mouse doesn’t work well out of the box with Mac computers, but I managed to solve this problem easily by installing SteerMouse, a handy little app that enhances mouse support on the Mac.