Reviews and Problems with Microsoft IntelliMouse Explorer
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Comfortable Mouse But........
J. T. O'Dell, Amazon
11 April 2011
Summary: I was purchasing this as replacement for units that have failed. Reviews have all discussed lack of durability. This particular seller also uses OEM package which further limits warranty from retail pack. Warranty impact was not clear in advertisement but was in shipped package.
Summary: This is actually the 2nd one of these I've had. It's an amazing feel and worked excellent for about 18 months. A few weeks ago it started to have difficulty right clicking. Now I have to click like 5 times before it registers.
Summary: I bought this after I had a similar MS WIRELESS product because there would be times when the cursor froze up and I attributed this to the wireless nature of the device. This WIRED intellimouse does the same thing, maybe not quite as often but still, often enough to be a nuisance. Can't attribute the temporary freezing up of the cursor to interference in the wireless communication because this IS WIRED. This must be a bug somewhere else in the system.
It was OK looking, not anywhere near the best mouse available these days.
Tony Polito "TonyPolito", Amazon
1 August 2009
Summary: I owned and used this mouse for about five years. The "leather" look of it, I thought, was quite classy. Much nicer looking than the equivalent mouse without the leather trim. It was an OK mouse, I suppose. It didn't do so well when I tried using it on top of one of those crystal clear desk protectors. I now have the Logitech MX 1100 Cordless Laser Mouse and I like it a lot better.
not an upgrade over ms intellimouse 2.0 wireless mouse!
Patrick H. Nguyen, Amazon
17 July 2009
Summary: for the pros: it's extremely light and still has that great form factor. it just feels so good in the hand like it knew my hand. cons: not an upgrade from my intellimouse explorer 2.0 wireless. the scroll wheel is so stiff. it's not smooth rolling at all due to the stiffness. it should have to take any strength to turn it.
Summary: I've had this mouse for over 4+ years. Used it for competitive FPS gaming for the 5 buttons and for daily web surfing for the awesome scrolling and easily accessible forward and back buttons. Loved it for every minute, but finally the left click is giving out much like others have been saying. There's definite wear marks on the 2 click buttons where my fingers usually rest, and the scroll was starting to get sticky.
Summary: I love the shape of this mouse, the computer's response to it it's good enough and the ergonomical shape it's comfortable enough. What I don't like and became a real problem is the fact that it doesn't have and on/off button and I have a laptop, so two problems happen when I move it with my computer: the batteries keep working and run out, or it would activate my laptop and I would sometimes find it on inside of the case and burning hot, not a good thing at all.
Summary: PROS: The mouse is very comfortable. Good placement of internet buttons. Awesome scroll wheel. CONS: WARNING!: Do not buy this mouse if you are looking for a quick, accurate, high performance mouse. This is not gaming mouse, and shouldn't be used for one. I failed to see that the refresh rate on it was only 27Hz, which is less than 1/2 of a normal monitors refresh rate, making for a very slow and inaccurate mouse.
Summary: I bought this mouse with the keyboard combo... pros: 1. smooth 2. right left scroll and 2 extra (i use for back and forward browsing) 3. stylish, fits hand 4. works from far away! cons: 1. changing batteries is quite a hassle 2. connection problems happen every now and then. disconnect microsoft bluetooth fixes the problem most of the time. 3. no on/off switch 4.