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Microsoft IntelliMouse Explorer
5.9 out of 10

Microsoft IntelliMouse Explorer

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Reviews and Problems with Microsoft IntelliMouse Explorer

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Overall 2
2.0

Dissappointing Quality/Defective Scroll Wheel

J. R. Counts, Amazon
30 January 2010
  • 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...
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Overall 2
2.0

Great potential wasted by USB issues and scroll wheel

James R., Newegg
7 December 2009
  • Summary: I wouldn't recommend this mouse for anybody, just throw it straight in the trash.
  • Pros: Shape-wise it fits my large hand very well, has a nice solid feel as well.
  • Cons: Side buttons are too far forward and I cant use the front one easily. Scroll wheel is terrible, it smoothly rolls instead of clicks which is horrible for gaming, it feels like it has bearings made of dried out grape jelly. On multiple computers it has randomly not worked on a cold start up and wi...
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Overall 2
2.0

Mouse with good potential

Khashayar Eghtedari, Amazon
27 October 2009
  • 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.
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Overall 2
2.0

Button problems

Lawrence F., Newegg
9 February 2009
  • Pros: Has all the features you would want but..... (see cons)
  • Cons: I am a reseller and have had about 20 of 40 of this model with left mouse button failures. We are not purchasing any more of them. It didn't matter if it was OEM or RETAIL versions.
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Overall 2
2.0

RMA city

Maren T., Newegg
2 January 2009
  • Summary: Have owned each version of the Intellimouse Explorer and each goes out after a couple years, not a big deal. Received mine and the left mouse button was already broke with scratches at the front of it that lead me to believe someone had this mouse before me. tsk tsk.
  • Pros: One of the best lines of mice Microsoft has created.
  • Cons: DOA.
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Overall 2
2.0

boo

Anonymous, Newegg
27 April 2008
  • Pros: This thing feel like candy in your hand. It was love at first touch.
  • Cons: Too bad the clicker goes out on you in 2-3 weeks. I actually bought a second one because I loved it so much. It did the same thing. :(
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Overall 2
2.0

Left-button lasted one month

Teran M., Newegg
22 February 2008
  • Summary: I really like my new Logitech MX518. The scroll wheel isn't as smooth, but the mouse just feels better quality, doesn't glow, and fits my hand better.
  • Pros: Functional, smooth scrolling, decent shape.
  • Cons: The left mouse button lasted one month before I had to start clicking 2-3 times before it would register that I'd clicked once. This was not from "clicking too hard" as I’ve never broken a mouse and my explorer 3.0 last 4+ years before the scroll wheel died. Also, there’s an annoying red dot on t...
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Overall 2
2.0

Left Button Fails

Craig B., Newegg
2 January 2008
  • Summary: Great mouse if it lasted more than 2 months.
  • Pros: Very comfortable and responsive mouse.
  • Cons: The left mouse button has partially failed. I have to click things 4 or 5 times before the click will take. Sometimes I have to hold down the left mouse button for about 1 second before it registers a click.
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Overall 2
2.0

Very Poor Microsoft Product

Evan B., Newegg
22 December 2007
  • Summary: I would not recommend this product since it wears so quickly and isnt very reliable. I was shocked microsoft could deliver such a poor successor to its popular 3.0 verision.
  • Pros: compatiblity with microsoft OS, software, back and forward buttons are easier to use.
  • Cons: Very Poor Microsoft Product Both Buttons are going out after 1 year Mouse is too large and will hurt your hand at first Clicking is too difficult since you have to "tip toe" your fingers to be able to click it Its just too chunky poor mouse for any games that require rapid clicks since your click...
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Overall 2
2.0

Avoid it

Anonymous, Newegg
7 July 2007
  • Summary: Enhance your gaming with this new chaoti-click technology. ;-)
  • Pros: Comfortable. Forward/back buttons conveniently placed.
  • Cons: Left and right buttons stopped working right after a few months. Sometimes it takes four clicks for one click to register. On the other hand, sometimes it takes one click for four clicks to register. Absolutely maddening.
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