Reviews and Problems with Microsoft IntelliMouse Explorer 3.0
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I love this mouse
John G., Amazon
3 January 2013
Summary: This has always been one of my favorite mice. It's comfortable in my big hand, and the two side buttons are great for surfing the web or for playing computer games with. I just keep buying them over and over!
Summary: Amazing mouse. can get them on newegg for $40. $20 on black friday with promocode. durable mouse, used my 1st one for like....4 years that i got from my brother after he used it for like 3 years. only went bad after I shorted out the wires by winding them going to lans. on par with a high end gaming mouse minus the price. [...
Summary: I have had this mouse in the past and liked it, so I bought 2 more in case they stop making it. I could not find it locally. It has programmable buttons, and I programmed one button to be like pressing F9 and the other simulates pressing F12. My software uses these buttons a lot, so now I can work a lot faster because I don't have to go from the mouse to the keyboard as much.
Summary: My previous Intellimouse Explorer 3.0 wore out in about 8 years of continuous use when the main "left click" button started getting noisy. I was thrilled to learn that this very model is still available. There's a reason: it's a great mouse! If you're right handed, the shape is perfect. The detents on the 3rd-button wheel work well for gaming, and the thumb buttons are nice for browsing (esp. "back" button).
Summary: I've been using Microsoft's Intellimouse products for many years. The one I've been using for the past 10 years finally bit the dust (note: I'm NOT a gamer, but do use my computer a whole lot). I didn't realize this was a gaming mouse until I received it. I'm very pleased with this product. My only "complaint" is that I can't find any instructions regarding how to customize the 5 buttons ...
Summary: I purchased this mouse approximately 10+ years ago and I've tried many mice along the way to include highly rated logitec wireless and rechargable mice. I ALWAYS come back to this mouse. It took about 8 years of daily use for the paint to start rubbing off and some of the bottom control pieces to fall off, but it still works wonderfully. My work mouse just stopped working and it appears this mouse may of been discontinued.
Summary: I own the ORIGINAL version of the Intelli-mouse explorer, from way back, and it cost like $70 then. It has life-time warranty (unlike the 3.0 version). I had to call Microsoft about an issue with the mouse's wire, and they just sent me a replacement the next day -- no questions asked, zero cost on my part. That's unbeatable service. And I've been using that mouse since 1998.
Summary: This mouse is damn near perfect. However, it has one flaw that ruins the mouse for anyone wanting to buy an ergonomic mouse. The side buttons are extremely flimsy. It was incredibly annoying, all the way to the point that I got a replacement to see if it was just a one-time error. It wasn't. I no longer use this mouse. Some small, but not so problamatic problems were the plastic attracted grime as well as the mouse wheel.