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Microsoft-intellimouse-explorer-3-0.32720881
7.7 out of 10

Microsoft IntelliMouse Explorer 3.0

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Reviews and Problems with Microsoft IntelliMouse Explorer 3.0

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Overall 6
6.0

Big!

Anonymous, Newegg
27 March 2008
  • Summary: There isn't anything wrong with the mouse itself per say. If you have big hands, it might be ok for you.
  • Pros: N/A
  • Cons: I purchased this mouse for my wife... but the mouse is very wide at the base which makes it uncomfortable for her... it's even wide for me.
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Overall 6
6.0

Ok, but poorly made.

Jof, Amazon
1 September 2010
  • Summary: Good shape, fast tracking and a good design. Would be perfect if the buttons and scroll wheel didn't feel like something you'd get as a gift out of a kinder egg. I remember a time when even low-end Microsoft mice would feel good in the hand. Those times are gone, evidently.
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Overall 6
6.0

not bad

jools "jools", Amazon
13 August 2010
  • Summary: I got this to replace my Razer Deathadder which stopped working after about 3 years First impressions are its not as good quality as the Razer The side buttons are really loose on this mouse, I was thinking about sending it back as faulty, but looking at other reviews online a few people have mentioned how loose they are It feels really plasticy compared to the Razer too, quite brittle feeling plastic It seems to work fine and is ok for gaming, I'm just concerned about...
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Overall 6
6.0

not good for gaming

Mobius "Medic999[OwP]", Amazon
30 July 2009
  • Summary: Got this to replace a previous Microsoft mouse am fairly disappointed am an avid gamer and several reviews have mentioned how good this one is. I found the 4th mouse button quite recessed and flimsy unlike the 5th mouse button which has a 'bump' on it and has a more definite action it has a high action although I have large hands I find this tiring and gives me RSI after a few hours gaming the wheel is quite clunky and not slick so all in all apart from mouse button...
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Overall 6
6.0

It's good for the price

Martin D M "Martin D M", Amazon
15 May 2007
  • Summary: This mouse only gets 3 stars due to, mostly the roller wheels. It does have the 'stepped' feel which is good for feedback, but it's quite stuff and clunky. Quite loud. The mouse feels nice in the hand and it has two buttons on the side, great for 'forward' and 'backwards' browsing. It's responsive, but could be a bit quicker. Even on full setting it's quite slow, for me at least. I'm used to fast pointers.
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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 6
6.0
Ease of use 8
8.0
Durability 6
6.0
Looks 6
6.0
Usability 10
10

It hasn't let me down.......yet

Garret, Ciao
11 December 2001
  • Excerpt: "...doesn’t look as impressive as Microsoft would have you believe. ===== Other ===== Other than this there really isn’t much else that comes with this mouse. The software does the job reasonably well and allows easy access to standard mouse-related features (e.g. sensitivity, mouse pointer animations and button assignment). The two thumb-buttons as default are assigned to back and forward in Internet Explorer. However, some applications ...
  • Pros: IntelliEye, The Wheel
  • Cons: Tacky, The Two Thumb - Buttons feels flimsy
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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 2
2.0
Ease of use 8
8.0
Durability 8
8.0
Looks 8
8.0
Usability 8
8.0

Good but not that good

sparkydog, Ciao
4 July 2001
  • Excerpt: "...at the time no-one but Microsoft were making optical mice as far as I could see and I'd read Microsoft mice were good-quality. It comes with five buttons overall- the two normal ones, a scroll wheel and two extra fuction buttons on either side. I thought these were a gimmick but the scroll wheel is useful and well-placed, and I have programmed the two buttons on either side to work as back/forward buttons in my internet browser, which is useful. It's ...
  • Pros: Attractive, useful extra buttons, reliable
  • Cons: Optical tecnology over - rated, very expensive
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Overall 6
6.0
Ease of use 2
2.0
Durability 8
8.0
Looks 2
2.0
Usability 10
10

No Balls , No Surgery

ab12dh, Ciao
30 April 2001
  • Excerpt: "First come the basic, chunky, square mouse. Then come the rounded mouse which many found a god send to their aching hands and rists. Then they made the big mistake of bringing out rollerball mice (try to click-and-drag with one of those things). But now they have brought out the optical mouse, they say it can work on any surface, never needs cleaning and responds faster than a reqular mouse. Well thats not compleatly the truth, its very sensative, ...
  • Pros: New technology to be developed
  • Cons: Expensive, not as good as displayed .
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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 2
2.0
Ease of use 8
8.0
Durability 8
8.0
Looks 6
6.0
Usability 8
8.0

Not what every gamer might expect

MikeWhall..., Ciao
28 March 2001
  • Excerpt: "...sticking, and plenty of buttons!' This Microsoft mouse, which I've seen retailing for around £40-£50, but I bought for £35, has their very own InteliEye, which replaces the mouse ball with an optical sensor which scans the surface it's on and detects movement. Making it a mouse with no moving parts. The main advantages of this is that it should last longer than a standard mouse, and not require cleaning either. It also has four buttons. Now all ...
  • Pros: No moving parts, no cleaning, plenty of buttons
  • Cons: Problems I found with playing FPS games .  Quite expensive
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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 6
6.0
Ease of use 10
10
Durability 2
2.0
Looks 8
8.0
Usability 10
10

Oh look a light is it supposed to go out

blowdart, Ciao
16 February 2001
  • Excerpt: "This mouse works on the old principle of optical LEDs which scan the surface it moves over, and compares the reflections to sense how far it has moved. However the mouse has moved on from the original optical mouse days when you had to use a special patterned mouse pad. Rather high and chunky the mouse fits well into my right hand, however it's not suitable for a left hand. Extra buttons on the left hand side allow, by default, backwards and forwards ...
  • Pros: Less fluff, no mousepad, easy Internet navigation
  • Cons: Not reliabile
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