Reviews and Problems with Microsoft IntelliMouse Optical
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An underwhelming mouse
David S., Newegg
26 April 2013
Pros: It had the number of buttons I was seeking for gaming purposes. Newegg was excellent and prompt in their delivery and in their provision of product specs. As always, Newegg was awesome.
Cons: It broke in the first year, near the end - by 'broke' I specifically mean some of the buttons were firing off double, triple, and quadruple click signals on a single press. This complicated computer usage greatly. Also, my wrist felt awkward using it and was prone to feeling uncomfortable. I neve...
Cons: The two side buttons are obnoxiously placed. While browsing the internet, it's very, very easy to accidentally hit one of them, sending you back or forward a page, just based on the way I (and I assume others) generally hold mice. I've had side buttons on mice before, but these are positioned in ...
Summary: Should have sprung for a $40 Logitech instead. This is barely better than the Apple Mighty Mouse it is replacing. (Mighty Mouse feels well-made but has a worthless design, while the Intellimouse at least has a sane button layout.)
Pros: Has some extra buttons that aren't positioned completely stupidly.
Cons: I have rarely used a mouse that felt cheaper. It is very light, none of the buttons have a very nice click (the side ones especially feel cheap and are very easy to click by accident) and the scroll wheel is loud and loose. Everything about it feels flimsy.
Summary: I became so irritated with this mouse that I replaced it. If the mouse is squeezed at the sides, the plastic creaks, which was the final straw for me. The mouse looks cheaper than its price, and its design is mediocre.
Summary: Works OK-ish as a mouse. My problem is that I just don't move the mouse about. I like to pick it up. I use thumb and little finger to do this. (Middle three fingers on the three buttons) But this mouse has a convex cross-section so there is nothing to get hold of and hence I find it almost...