By Ian Chiu
This mouse is truly extraordinary… not because of its shape, but the unique posture required to actually control the mouse properly. If you don’t follow what’s in the manual, you are in for pain. As with other ergonomic mice and keyboards, the Natural Ergonomic Mouse 6000 takes a while to get used to. In Scott’s case, it’s less than half an hour, after which your wrist will have a hella good time with the mouse. His review has an in-depth discussion of the usability of the Microsoft mouse. Other features include Magnifier and Instant Viewer; essentially rip-off from Apple’s Exposé.
Overall, I think the Natural Wireless Laser Mouse 6000 is a great addition to any office user’s desktop. The comfort provided is extraordinary so long as posture is maintained, and the Instant Viewer and Magnifier provided within IntelliPoint help improve productivity. The laser engine and smooth (but close-range) wireless performance make for a smooth mousing experience. Your wrists will love you for it. But be warned, slouchers and gamers will feel the pain from using this mouse, both ergonomically and through the non-ratcheting scroll wheel.