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Microsoft Bluetooth Notebook Mouse 5000 for Business Silver/ Black 4 Buttons 1 x Wheel  Laser 1000 dpi
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  • neweggOwned For: more than 1 year

Pros: Small size for traveling
Extra side button
Requires no USB adapter

Cons: Flimsy, delicate battery door. Don't drop it and you'll be fine.
Radio interference issues

Other Thoughts: I was using this mouse for months before I realized it had a side thumb button, which is awesome because I am accustomed to using that on my other larger mice. It is set into the decorative plastic edge strip on the mouse so you can't really see it easily.

This mouse is about the size of a real mouse - it is very compact. I've never had a problem with its range and it connects nearly instantly once turned on.

Edit a year later: This mouse is gathering dust in my equipment closet after I endured one too many times it losing its connection to my laptop. It didn't matter where I was - home, Starbucks, airport, parents' house - this would happen regularly. I kept my 3G cell phone in a different room to minimize any kind of interference, but that wasn't enough. When I purchased a $25 Logitech mouse with their little USB dongle, I noticed it worked perfectly - made connection instantly, worked flawlessly and reliably, and I decided to switch, and haven't looked back. My only regret is I have a small dongle attached to a USB port. But my laptop has 4 so it doesn't matter that much :-/


5 out of 5 eggs Reliable, Cost-effective Backup Drives 06/21/2016

This review is from: Seagate 1TB Expansion Portable External Hard Drive USB 3.0 Model STEA1000400 Black

Pros: - Low-cost
- Reliable
- 1TB is plenty of room
- USB 3.0 interface

Cons: - None

Other Thoughts: I've been loaning these drives to clients for use as backup drives for their home computers for the last year. I purchase a few at a time set them up as local backup drives. At $50 each, they are much cheaper than the cloud for backing up 500+ gigs of data. I can also store an image of their hard drive alongside the backup files because, at 1TB, there is usually room to spare. For those clients that *want* to pay extra, they get cloud backup, but for the vast majority of folks, they just want to make sure if their computer dies, their data doesn't also; and for that this Seagate 1TB external is perfect. It's USB 3.0 interface means I don't have to wait all day to transfer files and even large backup operations can be done in a single evening or over night.

Black ECS LIVA 64GB 2GB DDR3L RAM installed 64GB eMMC Storage
  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggs I want my money (and time) back! 12/08/2014

This review is from: Black ECS LIVA 64GB 2GB DDR3L RAM installed 64GB eMMC Storage

Pros: See my earlier review - among many pluses, it can run windows 10 preview without much trouble. It can display a 1080p desktop and full-screen video without any trouble, which is simply astounding for a completely silent, passively-cooled unit without dedicated video (it's integrated into the CPU).

Cons: USB problems!! How do you provide input to a computer when it's only input options don't work?? Yes, bluetooth works, but I'm sorry - my external SSD, TV tuner, and WIFI device (to augment the built-in wifi, which is absolute junk) are all USB-based.

Other Thoughts: I've had problems with the 2 USB ports since day 1 but was able to get the computer to a point where it works most of the time. But when 75% of the time the USB ports will not work no matter what I do, I have to eventually give up. Everything else is great, really great.

I don't know if my malfunctioning USB ports are a design flaw or a problem with my particular unit, but I WANT MY MONEY BACK!! I'm taking the stupid thing out of my living room and it will either get thrown away, sold, or sent back to manufacturer - bleh.

I invite the manufacturer to take this unit back and see if they can get the USB ports to work 99% of the time. Heck, I'd settle for 75% up-time.


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Display Name: Dale B.

Date Joined: 06/29/03

  • Reviews: 20
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  • First Review: 06/22/07
  • Last Review: 06/26/16
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