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Microsoft Wireless Bluetooth Optical Ambidextrous Mouse Review

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The Microsoft Wireless Mobile Mouse 3500 offers a durable build, a light body, and an ambidextrous design, making it a great pick for those looking for an inexpensive wireless office mouse. However, large-handed palm-gripped users should strictly avoid it.

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Product Snapshot

Overview

The Microsoft Wireless Bluetooth Optical Ambidextrous Mouse is a budget-level productivity mouse that was first brought to the market back in late 2019, and as the name suggests, it boasts an ambidextrous design for office use.

Similar to some of the best computer mouse options available on the market, it sports Bluetooth 5.0 LE for efficient wireless connectivity.

But including the middle button (scroll wheel click), this model only features three mouse buttons, none of which are programmable buttons, as it doesn’t have any official companion app.

If you want to go for a mouse from the same brand that does feature customizable buttons and need a much higher DPI for elevated sensitivity, then make sure to take a look at our Microsoft Surface Wireless Optical Ambidextrous Mouse review.

The Microsoft Wireless Bluetooth Optical Ambidextrous Mouse features a mostly plastic grip for ergonomics. But it doesn’t have multi-device pairing.

Consensus

our Verdict

The Microsoft Wireless Mobile Mouse 3500 is a fantastic option for users that want to get a small and portable mouse without breaking the bank. It does feature a matte plastic body, but it is fairly sturdy and durable.

And it boasts an ambidextrous design which is extremely comfortable for small-handed or claw/fingertip-gripped users but isn’t ergonomically designed for palm-gripped users.

It also only features a 1000 DPI non-adjustable sensor. If you need a tilting scroll wheel, check our Microsoft Wireless Mobile Mouse 4000 review.

The Mobile Mouse 3500 uses a AA battery which provides eight months of runtime, on par with other wireless mice in its range. And it was measured at just 90 grams. For an even lighter mouse, visit our Microsoft Modern Mobile Bluetooth Mouse review.

ReasonS to Buy

  • Small-sized design ideal for portability and small-handed users
  • Ergonomically comfortable ambidextrous design
  • Lasts eight months on a single Alkaline battery
  • Fairly lightweight plastic body at just 90 grams

Reason to Avoid

  • Only features a non-adjustable 1000 DPI optical sensor
  • Lacks Bluetooth wireless connectivity for wider device compatibility
  • Scroll wheel lacks a free/infinity scrolling mode
  • No L/R tilting buttons for side scrolling
  • Only three basic non-adjustable buttons, including scroll wheel

Microsoft Wireless Bluetooth Optical Ambidextrous Mouse Specs

Adjustable WeightNo
HandednessAmbidextrous
Max DPI1000 dpi
Min DPI1000 dpi
WirelessWirelessYes
Wireless ConnectivityWireless ConnectivityBluetooth

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Product Comparison

Microsoft Wireless Bluetooth Optical Ambidextrous Mouse Review

Microsoft 1850 Mouse Review

Logitech M510 Review

Logitech M510 Review

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Market Context

The Microsoft Wireless Bluetooth Optical Ambidextrous Mouse is a budget-level productivity mouse that was first brought to the market back in late 2019, and as…

The Microsoft Wireless Bluetooth Optical Ambidextrous Mouse is a budget-level productivity mouse that was first brought to the market back in late 2019, and as the name suggests, it boasts an ambidextrous design for office use.

Similar to some of the best computer mouse options available on the market, it sports Bluetooth 5.0 LE for efficient wireless connectivity.

But including the middle button (scroll wheel click), this model only features three mouse buttons, none of which are programmable buttons, as it doesn’t have any official companion app.

If you want to go for a mouse from the same brand that does feature customizable buttons and need a much higher DPI for elevated sensitivity, then make sure to take a look at our Microsoft Surface Wireless Optical Ambidextrous Mouse review.

The Microsoft Wireless Bluetooth Optical Ambidextrous Mouse features a mostly plastic grip for ergonomics. But it doesn’t have multi-device pairing.

While both the Microsoft Wireless Bluetooth Optical Ambidextrous Mouse and the Microsoft Wireless Mobile Mouse 1850 use the same single AA battery, the Microsoft Wireless…

While both the Microsoft Wireless Bluetooth Optical Ambidextrous Mouse and the Microsoft Wireless Mobile Mouse 1850 use the same single AA battery, the Microsoft Wireless Bluetooth Optical Ambidextrous Mouse provides a significantly better 12 months of battery life in comparison to the Microsoft Wireless Mobile Mouse 1850’s six months run time. And this is mainly thanks to the Microsoft Wireless Bluetooth Optical Ambidextrous Mouse featuring Bluetooth 5.0 LE (Low Energy), unlike the 1850 mouse.

Even though both are wireless mice, the Logitech M510 Wireless Computer Mouse connects to PCs using a Logitech Unifying receiver, whereas the Microsoft Wireless Bluetooth…

Even though both are wireless mice, the Logitech M510 Wireless Computer Mouse connects to PCs using a Logitech Unifying receiver, whereas the Microsoft Wireless Bluetooth Optical Ambidextrous Mouse only has Bluetooth 5.0 LE. And this means that the Logitech M510 Wireless Computer Mouse can connect to every device featuring a full-sized USB type A port, unlike the Microsoft Wireless Bluetooth Optical Ambidextrous Mouse unit, which only works on devices that have a preexisting Bluetooth receiver chip.

Unlike the Microsoft Wireless Bluetooth Optical Ambidextrous Mouse, the TECKNET Wireless Mouse boasts a forward and backward button on the left side. And it features…

Unlike the Microsoft Wireless Bluetooth Optical Ambidextrous Mouse, the TECKNET Wireless Mouse boasts a forward and backward button on the left side. And it features a significantly better and adjustable 2600 DPI sensor when compared against the Microsoft Wireless Bluetooth Optical Ambidextrous Mouse’s non-adjustable 1000 DPI optical sensor. In addition, it comes with a nano USB receiver for 2.4 GHz connectivity, unlike the Microsoft Wireless Bluetooth Optical Ambidextrous Mouse’s Bluetooth 5.0 LE.

Adjustable Weight

No

Handedness

Ambidextrous

Max DPI

1000 dpi

Min DPI

1000 dpi

Wireless

Yes

Wireless Connectivity

Bluetooth

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  • The Gadgeteer
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    PROS: Low price, easy install, receiver size. CONS: None that I can think of Read More

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    Bill Kuch
  • Good Housekeeping
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    Recently I got the chance to try out the Microsoft Wireless Mobile Mouse 3500. It’s… Read More

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    Jamie Kim
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    “No bottom line found for this product” Read More

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    Jamie Kim