Reddit Reddit reviews Microsoft Wheel Mouse Optical

We found 31 Reddit comments about Microsoft Wheel Mouse Optical. Here are the top ones, ranked by their Reddit score.

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Microsoft Wheel Mouse Optical
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31 Reddit comments about Microsoft Wheel Mouse Optical:

u/ryancrazy1 · 11 pointsr/techsupportgore

I remember i had the same off-white microsoft optical mouse for years until the right click started to not work

Microsoft Wheel Mouse Optical

Well I guess it wasn't off-white when it was new...

u/CoconutMochi · 5 pointsr/BuyItForLife

I still use a white Microsoft optical mouse that my parents bought back in 2003ish

u/i-know-not · 5 pointsr/hardware

Mice optical sensors are supposedly accurate to hundreds of DPI. IIRC even the classical Microsoft optical mouse is 800DPI at 125Hz so it should be capable of up to 1/800th of an inch precision and should sample 125 times per second.... ideally Mice with high quality sensors will be capable of thousands of DPI and hundreds to thousands of Hz.

As I said, those ratings are under ideal conditions. For one, the Hz limits how fast you can move the mouse. And more importantly, it depends on the surface you're using the mouse on. For example, my Logitech mouse is supposedly 1000 DPI, but if I use it on anything that's not a cloth mousepad, I get around 600ish and it's very inconsistent.

You can test your mouse by going to this site:

Try dragging your mouse one inch on that site and see if it matches your mouse DPI rating.

u/codenamegamma · 4 pointsr/techsupportgore

if i had to choose one mouse for use in hand to hand combat situations, this would be it.

Microsoft Wheel Mouse Optical

u/[deleted] · 3 pointsr/pcgaming

It all comes down to personal preference, really.

I'm lucky that my tastes align with cheaper Microsoft mouses, namely the Wheel Mouse Optical and Intellimouse optical. I used high DPI Razer and Logitech mice in the past, and I found that I do not benefit from greater than 400 dpi as 400dpi yields comfortable desktop and game sensitivities without losing any meaningful precision (in fact, lower DPI nets you greater accuracy in some older games by avoiding a common negative acceleration issue). You can whip these mouses around as fast as you want and they won't skip. The shape of these Micosoft mouses feel really great to me; they're also a lot lighter than Razer and Logitech offerings which I think is pretty important.

Point is, there's an expansive list of mouses that will do well by you, offerings from Razer and Logitech included. It's up to you to find the one that you're most comfortable with.

u/Talking_Head · 3 pointsr/technology

I am not stupid enough to buy a mighty mouse. I use the best mouse in the world. A Microsoft Wheel Mouse Optical.

u/ZileanJunOP · 2 pointsr/buildapc

In my opinion this one:

Might seem old and ghetto but it has a flawless sensor and it's pretty good ergonomically

u/obababoy · 1 pointr/steelseries

I have want a new mouse with new features but I love how raw it feels. I am scared to get a new one with all the acceleration crap. I want the Sensei Wireless for all the features but I don't know if I want the laser or the sensor in it.

u/HRP · 1 pointr/gaming

I've never understood the concept of a gaming mouse. I understand that it's nice to have a couple extra buttons, but I also have a keyboard with plenty of keys on it and big hands.

I've been using this for, oh I don't know, like 5 years.

u/kammysmb · 1 pointr/buildapc



Old hardware, but very good quality and performance for a cheap price.

u/8funnydude · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace
u/skttsm · 1 pointr/buildapcsales

I'm using a microsoft laser mouse (laser was a HUGE deal when my dad bought it, upgrading from a ball mouse) that's 16 or so years old. It's been a great mouse for how many years we have used it but it has an issue of disconnecting and reconnecting now. Not sure exactly why this happens. It has worked without a problem until about a year ago it started to sometimes disconnect and reconnect.

u/HappyVlane · 1 pointr/Games

The best one as far as price/performance goes is still this one.

Yeah you can get a Razer Deathadder or a MX518, but you're paying more for no real reason other than the brand.

u/Im_no-one · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

I've actually been thinking about just going retro and buying one of those. Sadly, they aren't that cheap, though. If you buy used - certainly. But new ones are still $20-30+. As an example, here's an Amazon listing for that mouse:

u/Dingleberry_Jones · 1 pointr/pcgaming

I had [this one without the extra buttons.] ( It was my first non-ball mouse and it was AMAZING. I used it for about 9 years until the left click just died.

I still have an all black Microsoft Multimedia Keyboard stored away, never know when you might need a PS/2 keyboard.

u/Christopher109 · 1 pointr/cad

I've had this for years and wouldn't change it for any other mice. I've tried but always go back to it

u/FollowJesus2Live · 1 pointr/BuyItForLife

This Microsoft optical wheel mouse is a tank. Back in the early 2000s, it survived almost 10 years of Counterstrike addiction from my brother, and 3 years from me. He and I beat on this mouse and it never quit:

Check out the 2nd review from 'Alec Lee'. Same experience we had. 15+ years of abuse

u/Decency · 1 pointr/GlobalOffensive

What would you recommend for someone looking to upgrade from this? It's a super lightweight mouse that's just been really awesome for me- I've used the same model for like a decade and a half now.

u/nBob20 · 1 pointr/MechanicalKeyboards

It's older, it's the Intellimouse's dad.

The Microsoft Wheel Mouse Optical

u/drewster298 · 1 pointr/gaming

I'm currently using my Wheel Mouse Optical. Still holds up.

u/evilzx · 1 pointr/gaming

Are those buttons on the side? Because I have a mouse that looks EXACTLY the same without the side parts.

This one.

I actually broke mine a few years back and bought the exact same one; I'm too attached to it.

u/ShowALK32 · 1 pointr/starcitizen

I'm testing out a G502 right now! The thing is mostly comfortable, but it rides significantly higher than this old hunk o' junk that I'm used to (and while according to Amazon my current mouse is heavier than the G502, that couldn't be further from the truth; the G502 is noticeably heavier than the Microsoft mouse).

I'm looking to maybe get a Corsair Sabre to match my K70 LUX RGB I'll be getting soon... hopefully my local Best Buy has one so I can give it a test run.

u/Dragonsong · 1 pointr/pcgaming

I have this mouse, I know it's at least 13 years old

u/fasterZ · 1 pointr/battlefield3

Make sure you get a wired mouse that is comfortable for you. There is no need to spend more than $50 unless you want programmable macros and bloatware. DPI, in general, is a marketing gimmick and doesn't really affect the performance of the mouse a whole lot. It's about consistent tracking and how it feels in your hand.

  • My mouse of choice, incredibly solid with a great track record
  • If you are feeling like spending under $20
  • If you really, honestly want to brag about DPI, also the successor to a crowd favorite (still have one as a back-up)

    That being said if you have a wired mouse that you're comfortable using right now, stick with it. No reason to change what works.

    Don't overlook a decent mouse pad. Whichever mouse you buy, there is likely an inexpensive soft pad ($20 or under) that will work with it. Get one. It will give you a consistent tracking surface. SteelSeries and Xtrac both make pretty nice soft pads. Hard pads are more expensive and generally have a narrower range of compatibility, so check before you buy to see if it works with your mouse.

    Play on a medium/low sensitivity. Start by bottoming out your sensitivity, then slowly move it up until you can move comfortably. Do not start from the top and work your way down. You will be moving your mouse more, but you will be more accurate and consistent in your mouse movement in the long-run.

    I also highly suggest you use raw mouse input in-game if you are not already. Mouse acceleration is baaaaad for developing consistent movement/accuracy. If you don't trust the game to do it for you (or you play other FPS games that do not support raw mouse input), check out this fix to remove all mouse acceleration in Windows 7.

    FPS shouldn't affect your accuracy too much as long as it's consistent. Play some TDM if you want to get used to just running around aiming and shooting, then move back to conquest/rush once you're comfortable. You'll get better with time ;)
u/Baxtera · 1 pointr/buildapc

For < $30 you can't really go wrong with this:

EDIT: Only problem is the DPI wich is very low.

u/tkreidolon · 1 pointr/buildapcsales

Same here. I got the Pro for home and this 203 for work since it fits my style better. I used to use the MS Optical Wheel mouse and this mouse reminds me of how I used to hold that one, but with improvements. The deathadder elite was comfortable at first, but not as precise when I needed to go extra claw-like with my fingertips.

u/shermansas · 1 pointr/hardware

Microsoft IntelliMouse Optical 1.1A it's a very reliable mouse, it's also light and sturdy.