Reviews and Problems with Microsoft Explorer Mini Mouse
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it didnt work suddenly
Xiangguang Zhang, Amazon
17 December 2012
Summary: i ve purchased it last year, so bascially i used one year, then it just crashed out. i feel frustrated, i dont know whether there will be some help offered from the wedsite. it sucks that now i m in china, i want to know whether i can take it to microsoft shop to get repaired. i kinda like it.
Summary: Mouse is sleek, comfortable and all but the USB connector was poorly made. It separated into 3 pieces, exposing the computer chip part. When I emailed the seller to complain, they said "it should snap together". It did, but was not a 100% fix. I am now using it after taping the pieces of the USB connector together.
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.
Summary: i had this mouse already and used it all the time with all my computers ie desktop, laptop I had broken the usb adapter so I loved it so much that I just reordered the same one. It works on any surface. Its lightweight and fits very nicely when in use. GREAT ITEM!!!!!!!!
Summary: I have to say this is such a poorly engineered mouse. Good Thing: you don't get the noisy "click" sound, instead, you have a good feeling of click, which I like very much Bad Thing: 1. The usb adapter is too large, and difficult to attach to the mouse when transporting. 2. The Mouse turns out to be super power consuming, and it didn't have a on/off button, so I have to take the battery off every night to prevent battery dying fast. 3.
Summary: This is the best trackball device I have ever used. It was worth every penny and I would buy it again in a heartbeat! I have tried several devices since it finally broke, after 10+ years, and none has ever gotten close to its level of comfort and usability. Some have tried but they usually lack the scroll wheel, have fewer buttons, the buttons are not ergonomically positioned, or aren't as comfortable. It's a real pity MS doesn't manufacture them anymore.
Summary: I've been using this mouse for 11 years and I'll never go back to a standard two button mouse. Takes a bit of getting used to. I've had two trackball explorers for 11 years now and they are still working perfectly. Use the one on my desk every day. Best product MS ever made.