Reviews and Problems with Microsoft Explorer Mini Mouse
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Greatest trackball ever
John J McKeon, Amazon
13 November 2012
Summary: I use this for CAD design (and everything else). It's fast, smooth and has enough button options. This is my second trackball explorer (I use one at work and one at home). I've used the Logitech cordless trackball, but its buttons and overall size are too small. I wonder if Microsoft stopped production on these because they were infringing on a Logitech patent.
Summary: I purchased this in 2001 and am still using it. The layout of the device is brilliant: two buttons (left/right click) and a roller under the thumb, fingertip control for the ball, and two additional fingertip buttons. I have them mapped to page up/down, which makes moving around web pages effortless using only the trackball. No other trackball made has this unique combination, unfortunately. They either put the ball under your thumb, or omit the fingertip buttons.
Why don't they make these anymore? These are the best by far Trackball!
24 November 2011
Summary: I bought one of these when they first came out for $70 for my wife. Then I got to go to a conference at Microsoft Head quarters and was allowed to spend $100 of my money in their employee store. Of the many things I was able to purchase was another MS Optiplex Explorer Trackball. My wife used hers so much the paint came off of it. I took care of mine and have wanted to have another just in case mine ever broke.
Summary: After over 11+ years of use, and just as many years of comparison to other models, my conclusion is that this is the best trackball mouse humanity has ever made. It has taken me from highschool, to bachelors, to gradschool, and to work, and it has always worked and always been smooth and relentlessly comfortable.. despite the fact that my hands grew to 1.5x their size since I had my father, now passed, purchase it for me all those years ago.
Summary: I have owned MS trackball explorer since 2001, which testifies about it's quality. I was lucky enough to have found two more, recently, and bought them, to be ready when my original one expires. This testifies how much I like it. I also have Logitech cordless trackball, collecting dust (says it all). Extremely convenient and ergonomic, needs no real estate nor flat surface, four programmable buttons, scrolling wheel... Now, the price.