Reviews and Problems with Microsoft IntelliMouse Explorer
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Dennis Sipe "aquatic boardwalk engineer", Amazon
23 August 2013
Summary: I play World of War Craft a lot in the winter. This is my third MS mouse of the same type. The other two were wireless and I am so sick of the battery situation I switched to wired. All three have lasted [worked fine] for just under a year. That is not so good. I'll not buy another MS mouse.
Summary: I thought I'd write this review as I've now had two of these mice. The good: The design and feel of the mouse are amazing. For me it's just the rite size and shape to make the mouse extremely comfortable to work with.
Summary: I was very excited to order this mouse because it had all the features I wanted: ergonomic shape, wheel with tilt, two side buttons and a cord. Like some other posters, I prefer a wired mouse for day to day work and was frustrated that all the highest rated mice on the web seem to be wireless these...
Summary: It is getting harder and harder to find "full fledged" wired optical mice these days. Every mouse company is focused fully on wireless which sounds good at first until you take into account: Charging station (or battery change) and the signal interference.
Summary: I own this mouse and I like it much better than cordless mice I used to own. Its a great option for those considering a wired mouse. Ive been using Intellmouse Explorers since version 2.0 and this one is just as good.
Pros: Much lighter than cordless mice, dont have to worry about buying batteries, 5 buttons on the Intellimouse explorers is useful for backward and forward web browsing, great ergonomics
Cons: I dont like the tilt wheel feature very much, not really that useful.
Summary: I just like so much this mouse. It is not wireless, but looks very nice and smooth. It has two extra buttons on left side: one for "Back" button and one for "Magnifying" to make something look bigger, especially good for reading small size text.
Summary: EDIT - My mouse broke less than a year later, same left button problem everybody else is having. I called Microsoft, they took care of me. Just read them the model number and serial number off the bottom, didn't even need a receipt, they just sent me another.
Summary: Let me start out by saying this is the most comfortable mouse I've ever used. But as other reviewers have said, the left button gives out after a certain period of time (anywhere from 6 to 18 months). I'm on my third one, and luckily Microsoft has been very nice about issuing free replacements...