Microsoft Comfort Optical Mouse 3000 review

£14
Price when reviewed

The Comfort 3000 is less than half the price of Logitech’s G5, but it’s immediately obvious why: this mouse has far fewer features. Although it offers a decent resolution of 1,000dpi, which is more than enough sensitivity for most gamers, you can’t adjust sensitivity on-the-fly – an advantage of the other three. It doesn’t use a laser pickup either.

However, the Optical Mouse 3000 does offer a horizontal and vertical tilt wheel, plus accelerated scrolling, so the faster you roll the quicker you shift through your weapons (or lines on a web page).

The other trick isn’t gaming related, but handy nonetheless. Push the red button on the side and a portion of your image is magnified. Moving the mouse changes the size of the window and you can zoom in and out with the wheel. You can still type or edit data as usual – handy on high-resolution displays when text is small, or when editing images.

While build quality is solid, the 3000 is too light for our liking and also a touch narrow to be comfortable. It may be the cheapest here, but you’ll need to spend more for the ultimate gaming mouse.

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