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Microsoft Comfort Optical Mouse 1000 Review

We have a bunch of Microsoft Comfort Optical Mouse 1000 at work and I figured why not write a review on them. It is a cheap bottom tier Microsoft wired optical mouse and labelled as “Comfort Mouse”.

A view at approximately 45 degree angle from the user side of the mouse.
A view at approximately 45 degree angle from the user side of the mouse.

 

It is marketed for use on any surface. It has a left click and a right click and finally a clickable scroll wheel in the center. Aesthetically I kinda like the grey and black contrast with the gray halo around the scroll button and the contoured lines around the sides.

This image shows the grey halo around the central clickable mouse wheel.
This image shows the grey halo around the central clickable mouse wheel.

This mouse (we have about 60 of them) has performed quite reliably considering it is bottom tier. The comfort level is OK (at best…it can and has been used for 8 hours), but I prefer something more ergonomically designed like Logitech Wireless Mouse M560 that I recently purchased to use on my laptop at home (I will probably write a review on the Logitech in the near future once I have tested it a bit more).

The side of the mouse where stylistic lines and very minor and hardly noticeable ergonomic indention (only a few mm).
The side of the mouse where stylistic lines and very minor and hardly noticeable ergonomic indention (only a few mm).

The mouse also has more friction than I prefer it seems to rub (quite a bit) on the solid wood surface of the desk. It performs well enough on a mouse pad though and not so well on paper.

The bottom of the Microsoft Comfort Optical Mouse 1000.
The bottom of the Microsoft Comfort Optical Mouse 1000.

Overall, for a desk or an office this is not a bad mouse. It works reliably and tracks well. For a laptop or for gaming or anything more intensive than light desk use then a different mouse will probably serve you better.