Reviews and Problems with Microsoft IntelliMouse Explorer 3.0
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Groovus McDudas Maximus
18 October 2011
Summary: After numerous dissapointments with keyboards and mice about 9 years ago I made the decision to only purchase microsoft. Have never regretted it. Would have preferred a bit more weight behind it, but all in all a very satisfying mouse.
Summary: I bought this for my wife, who likes to switch hands occasionally. Her old mouse is an Intellimouse version 1.1 and can be used either right or left handed. I thought this version 3.0 would be the same but you need to take a close look at the pictures to discover that it isn't. Anyway, it's a good mouse so I kept it for myself.
Summary: I've used Microsoft Mice on and off for about 13 years. I've always found them to be very good quality and very accurate for online gaming. This mouse is no different. It's got that typical top quality microsoft feel to it. The spare buttons work a browsers back/foward buttons. I presume but haven't tested that they can be used as alternate weapon buttons in games like Counter-Strike and Quake 3. Easy to presume because with older mice, they did.
Summary: it does seems to be a good mouse, its really smooth and just glides along with not much resistance and its sent with all the relevant information and driver disc. the packaging isn't over the top and protects the mouse well. the only real gripe i have is that the buttons feel cheap and the scrolling wheel is very clunky and doesn't feel that good. also the picture shown has a black mouse which is what i thought i had ordered but its actually a dark silver-ish colour.
Summary: I bought this Explorer 3.0 to replace an Explorer 4.0 which had stopped responding. It is virtually the same in look and feel, and feels very 'at home' in my hand. It doesn't have the tilt feature on the scroll wheel though, and the wheel itself is very noisy and clanky when scrolling, unlike the 4.0 which was silky smooth. I've taken to using the 'middle click' feature for moving up and down windows instead because of this.
Excerpt: I ordered this mouse online for £22, opened the box and inside was a basic instruction booklet, a cd with the intellimouse drivers on (to fiddle with things like what you want the side buttons to do etc etc), a ps2 adapter and the mouse itself. I plugged it in and was surprised at the speed on my screen. As I went from very high dpi mouses (1600dpi) I noticed first off this was much slower.
Pros: accurate, well priced, well built
Cons: mouse wheel comes lose over time, no dpi function
Excerpt: This mouse is one of the best mice I've used for a long time, and it would be hard for me to adapt to another mouse! This is so comfortable, as it fits the shape of your hand perfectly. It has various buttons, the usual right click, left click and middle mouse, plus two side buttons which you can assign to do various tasks quite easily. This is also really well weighted out, which makes it amazingly precise.
Summary: Most comfortable mouse for sure. Do not like the side buttons that are not attached very well but I use them anyway not. SkÃ¶naste musen helt klart. Gillar inte sidoknapparna som inte sitter fast sÃ¤rskilt bra men jag anvÃ¤nder dem Ã¤ndÃ¥ inte.
Excerpt: Appearance I bought this mouse a few years back in my E-Gaming days. The main thing that made me buy this mouse was its very sleek and stylish design. I had never had an optical mouse before and this certainly opened my eyes to what a quality mouse can really do. The mouse moulds perfectly into my hand and the buttons are very smooth and easy to press. Build Quality The mouse is made out of very solid plastic which is very resistant to scratches and marks.
Pros: Very smooth and Good Response, Extra Buttons