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Microsoft Explorer Mouse
7.1 out of 10

Microsoft Explorer Mouse

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Overall 4
4.0

works but annoying

Michael V., Newegg
4 February 2014
  • Summary: I like the feel of it but the non functional charger makes it a piece of junk. I'm going to be forced to replace it.
  • Pros: It is a very comfortable and ergonomic mouse.
  • Cons: The charger part of the mouse is useless. I had to start using regular batteries. It would not charge the 'rechargeable' battery consistently. I go through one A battery every two weeks.
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Overall 8
8.0

pretty good

carlos r., Newegg
13 August 2013
  • Summary: pretty good for the price, but not if you are serious gamer or using it with design programs where precision is #1
  • Pros: almost as good as intellimouse 3.0. good weight in hand, thumb buttons, good price for OEM
  • Cons: one of the best mouses i have ever used: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826105018 i have been searching for a wireless version for years, this comes close, but not the same. the thumb button placement is off, both buttons should be smaller and moved forward on the mouse. th...
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Overall 2
2.0

Glitchy needs a firmware update

Derek P., Newegg
11 October 2012
  • Pros: Weighted, glides smoothly, forward and back button are in a good position, scroll wheel is silent, charging dock is easy to use and works fast.
  • Cons: The middle-click is impossible to use, it presses too hard and causes you to scroll forward, I had to set the back button as a middle-click in google sketchup and RCT3. This mouse decides to try and shut off in the middle of anything you're doing and causes the cursor to jump and stop all over th...
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Overall 4
4.0

jumpy

Robert L., Newegg
8 July 2012
  • Pros: it's wireless. it works sometimes?
  • Cons: very jumpy mouse. works for a few minutes then gets flaky. If I redock it it's ok again for a few minutes. ugh. Definitely no good for gaming.
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Overall 6
6.0

Not so good

Etienne C., Newegg
27 April 2012
  • Summary: The mouse works great. I never had problems with the battery. You can't use the mouse while it's charging so you have to charge it over night but I use it all day at work and have to charge it maybe once a week? Good enough for me. My problem with it is software.
  • Pros: Experience with Newegg was very good. The mouse feels good in your hand (I like somewhat bigger mouses.)
  • Cons: Configuration seems to reset on every boot up. BIG CON : The wheel scrolling speed is set to the lowest possible and is still WAY too fast. Very annoying. Seems everyone and his mother is having this issue, MS don't seem able to correct it. This is annoying enough that I will not buy MS mouses ag...
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Overall 4
4.0

Eh, I want to go back to a wired mouse

Blake B., Newegg
31 March 2012
  • Pros: Fits great in the hand, feels natural even if my thumb wants to rest on the table rather than the indentation meant for it. I've had intellipoint mice for years, and this is probably my first departure from one.
  • Cons: No software drivers found anywhere. Installed on both windows 7 and windows 8 64 bit. I can't even find the drivers on MS's cryptic site. Mouse is super jumpy. And even with 32gb of ram, 8 cores, and solid state drives this little guy is lacking. I'm sure if I could find the correct dirver for it...
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Overall 4
4.0

Just so you know....

Michael B., Newegg
20 March 2012
  • Summary: Customer Support live chat just hung up on me and closed out our chat. Way to go Newegg
  • Pros: This is my first feedback.....Sharp looking mouse....
  • Cons: OEM from Newegg....Generally retail and OEM products will include the exact same item. The OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) acronym is used to denote equipment that is sold to resellers like Newegg for integration into systems. Also known as white or brown box products, these components are ...
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Overall 6
6.0

Been used?

Wenlong M., Newegg
5 January 2012
  • Pros: This type is a good mouse, but not the one I got, there is no packages at all and looks like been used... I don't understand this.
  • Cons: This type is a good mouse, but not the one I got, there is no packages at all and looks like been used... I don't understand this.
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Overall 2
2.0

No not buy

Anonymous, Newegg
21 December 2011
  • Summary: All my mice are MicroSoft so I was surprised when this one turned out to be a total piece of junk.
  • Pros: It has cool looking blue LED light on the bottom and a nice shape that fits my hand well.
  • Cons: It constantly looses signal making the mouse very jumpy & hard to use. I removed the receiver from my computer USB port and stuck it in a hub sitting directly in front of the mouse. It works better now but still not as well as my old Wireless InteliMouse Explorer 2.0 I bought 4 years ago. I switc...
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Overall 6
6.0

Microsoft dropped the ball

Robin M., Newegg
9 November 2011
  • Summary: if this mouse worked the way that the older version (Explorer 5000) did well then it would be a grate mouse for the money. I bought this to replace my old and tired 5000 mouse.
  • Pros: grate mouse, the buttons are all in good spots for comfort and easy to reach, tracking is exceptional.
  • Cons: Microsoft dropped the ball with help in resolving the fact that the mouse arrived at my door in a non functioning manner, could not get past them wanting the ID number for the mouse, every # printed on the mouse was not the one's they needed. they could not even get a person that could speak Engl...
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