Reviews and Problems with Microsoft IntelliMouse Explorer
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Great mouse, lightweight
22 June 2009
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: 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: I really like this mouse, better than any other, but they wear out after a year to 18 months. Still I will continue to buy them because they work best for me. Not a big investment considering how much I use it.
Summary: Feels great, looks great, works great - then you start having to pound your left-click button like you're working out for the finger Olympics. Very strange that Microsoft hasn't been able to fix this - it's not a new problem. Buy it if you want the best - but, buyer beware, it won't last long!
Summary: I wanted this mouse because I wanted more buttons and a tilt wheel. The mouse is really solid (if a little larger than I expected), but the software is a little convoluted. I was hoping that the tilt wheel would be good for scrolling sideways, and it does work fine on most applications.
Summary: This is a great mouse for things like excel spreadsheets where you have to move horizontally but for things like games where you use the scroll wheel to change weapons and such this mouse fails. The scroll wheel has no clicking motion to it. The wheel glides smoothly.
Excerpt: The Microsoft Intellimouse explorer is an extremely durable and ergonomic mouse. I bought it nine years ago when optical mice first became commonly available and it has been my only mouse on many computers since then.
Excerpt: I have to be honest, I really like Microsoft hardware. Every piece of MS kit I've owned has felt solid and well built, and gives the distinct impression that it's not going to let you down. The Intellimouse Explorer is no exception to this. I puchased my first one back in 2001.
Pros: Great design, smart looks, and very durable !
Cons: Not cheap, and not good for left - handers .
Excerpt: (Please note: This review was also written by me for Ciao under the name Louizalass) ***** WARNING!!! This mouse was designed for right-hand users only – there is no way a left-hander could use it!!!