Microsoft Comfort Mouse 4500

The Comfort Mouse 4500 belongs to a newly released ranged of Microsoft rodents that are based on the company’s ‘BlueTrack’ technology

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Microsoft Comfort Mouse 4500 The Comfort Mouse 4500 is based on 'BlueTrack' technology
By  Jason Saundalkar Published  December 20, 2010

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Key Specs

Buttons: 5
Interface: USB
Price: $27
Scroll wheel: Y
Type: Hybrid

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This is not an ordinary optical mouse however, nor is it a refined laser cousin. This is seemingly the best of both worlds, a combination of optical and laser technology according to Microsoft.

In testing we found the mouse worked effectively on a wooden desk, sofa, carpet and even on concrete. The only surfaces the mouse had trouble with were clear glass and mirror-finishes, which considering Microsoft says are out of the tracking engine’s league anyway, didn’t come as too big a surprise.

The Comfort Mouse 4500 which we tested is the only corded version of Microsoft’s BlueTrack technology range of mice. Being corded the mouse proved very responsive throughout our test period; we never noticed glitches or stutters at all.

Grabbing the mouse we found it sat well in our palm and the feel was as the name suggests, comfortable, even after long periods. This mouse can also be used by both right and left handed users. Another plus. The 4500 also has five buttons that are customisable along with a scroll wheel. While the buttons feel great and exude sturdiness, we found the scroll wheel a tad imprecise on occasion, as it was a little too willing to roll.

Verdict: A comfortable mouse that tracks well on a multitude of different surfaces. It's well priced too. 


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