Reviews and Problems with Microsoft IntelliMouse Explorer
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Best mouse ever. Worst mouse ever.
Dan M., Amazon
1 December 2007
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... the latest one was a few months out of warrantee, but they sent it to me anyway, saying this would be my last free replacement.
Summary: I'm on my second Intellimouse, the first one the left click button stopped working after a few months of use, I got a replacement from Microsoft, the second one has the same problem after another few months of use. Stay away from this mouse...poor quality.
Summary: The mouse feels great in my hand, but after 8 months of normal business use, the left-click has pretty much died. If I pound on the button hard enough, it might click 2 out of 5 times. For the amount of money spent on this mouse, I'd have to say that it's not really worth it. I now have remapped the smaller thumb button to click, until my new mouse arrives.
Summary: God, what a piece of garbage this mouse is. First off, it's gigantic and bulky. The "smooth" scroll wheel is a nusiance because most programs scroll in "clicks" anyway so it's impossible to determine how much scroll is one click. The scroll wheel button is unbelieveably stiff to press, and half the time it doesn't even register when I press it even though I feel it click down.
Summary: Like many others, my left click also stopped working after about 10-11 months. I agree with others that this is a great mouse - comfortable, the scroll works really well, the optical tracking is great. However, it is surprising that Microsoft put out a product that wasn't even tested for the most basic of durability functions.
Summary: I purchased this mouse at another online store back in February to replace an old intellimouse that was acting up. Upon initial use, i was really loving it...cool design, smooth feel...but now (less than 2 months later) I am having problems left-clicking. I find that I have to left-click mulitple times in order for it to work. Since I work in graphic design...this is very counter-productive and annoying.
Summary: I've been a happy user of every version of the Intellimouse Explorer since it's introduction. In my opinion Microsoft had a track record of improving design with each iteration and I was eager to see how they would follow up the nearly perfect v3. Unfortunately, they've made several bad decisions in the design of this latest version. 1) The Wheel: They removed the notched click-feel of the wheel. This renders the wheel as less than accurate.
Summary: I miss my 3.0 Where the side buttons used to be easily clickable without moving your hand, the newer 4.0 makes it difficult to click and control the mouse at the same time. This is not a mouse for gamers. Another major problem is the wheel button. This is a major function button for me in many games. Now it responds 1 out of 3 times (if that!). I click and click... and nothing happens.
Summary: also had a problem with left clicker thanks to the reviewer here i called microsoft and they shipped a replacement Comfort Optical Mouse 3000 with no charge or having to return the mouse. thats customer service!
Summary: I've had this mouse about 2 months now. It was my first experience with a tilt wheel, and the first thing I noticed is that to get the wheel to register as a tilt, you basically have to grab the wheel with 2 fingers and move it to the side. The scroll wheel is very difficult to click, and as a gamer, that's pretty annoying. The scroll wheel also refuses to register as clicking if the scroll wheel is scrolling at the same time.