Microsoft Wireless Mobile 3500 Mouse Limited Editions Artist Series Review

Two years ago, Bill Kuch reviewed Microsoft’s Wireless Mobile 3500 mouse. Microsoft is still selling this popular mouse and has just added a new line of limited edition artist series versions. Nothing has changed with the hardware, but if you want a wireless mouse with a little extra style, check out my quick review.

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Package Contents

Wireless Mobile 3500 mouse
1 AA battery
USB transceiver

The new artist series line of mice feature artwork from 5 artists (Yellena James, Calvin, Ho, Zansky, Dana McClure and Matt Lyon). Each artist inspired mouse has a different design. I chose Matt Lyon’s design which you see here.

The mouse has 2 buttons with a center scroll wheel.

The sides of the mouse are covered in a rubber or silicone type material that provides excellent grip, but at the expense of showing dust and lint which sticks to the dark surface.

Flip the mouse over to find the 1 AA (included) battery compartment, USB transceiver and power switch.

The USB transceiver stores in the mouse when you’re not using it. Pressing the little button to the left of the slot will pop up the dongle so you can remove it. This is my only complaint about this mouse – that it requires you to use a USB port on your laptop or computer. You don’t want to plug the transceiver into a USB hub connected to your computer. Although it will work, you will probably experience some instances where the mouse will just stop working until you toggle the power switch on the bottom. At least this is what I experience while testing this mouse with my Macbook Air.

If you don’t mind losing a USB slot, this is a decent little mouse. It is small and sturdy, comfortable to use on any hard surface, it can run on 1 AA battery for up to 8 months and is plug and play compatible with Windows and Mac computers. It’s available in many different colors and now with these limited edition artist graphics.

What is your favorite mobile mouse?

 

Product Information

Price:$29.99
Manufacturer:Microsoft
Pros:
  • Compact
  • Runs on 1 AA battery for up to 8 months
  • USB transceiver stores in mouse
Cons:
  • Requires a USB slot
  • Rubber sides attract lint and dust
Posted in: Computer Gear, Laptops and Gear, Reviews

{ 3 comments… add one }

  • Mikey Pizano September 9, 2012, 5:34 pm

    You know, I have had several mice from Microsoft, yet for me, Logitech is the way to go. I use a Performance MX on my desktop, and a MX Anywhere on my laptop.

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  • Julie September 9, 2012, 5:46 pm

    @Mikey I’m a big fan of Logitech mice too. I’ll have to look into the Anywhere. I’ve not tried that one. I’m considering trying Apple Magic Mouse again so that I don’t have to use a USB port on my Macbook Air.

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  • Mikey Pizano September 9, 2012, 6:19 pm

    @Julie, so far is is my favorite mouse, but the downside is that the scroll wheel changes scroll modes instead of middle clicks.

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