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Microsoft IntelliMouse Optical
6.1 out of 10

Microsoft IntelliMouse Optical

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Overall 6
6.0

Decent

Albert G., Newegg
14 September 2011
  • Pros: 7 Buttons: left click, right click, scroll wheel up, scroll wheel down, middle click, left-side, right-side It works.
  • Cons: Like all other intellimice before it, it eventually suffers from the infamous single double-click problem (clicking left click once registers as double-click). It's the mouse, not the drivers or software. The scroll wheel is unstable. You may think you've finished scrolling, but not quite.
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Overall 6
6.0

NOT BAD, NOT GREAT

TIMOTHY B., Newegg
10 February 2010
  • Summary: The Logitech MX310 is only 5.00 more and in my opinion is way more comfortable and user friendly than this mouse. And the side buttons are placed so that they will not be accidentally hit (which is a minus for some)
  • Pros: Good budget mouse - 5 buttons - Name brand - Decent tracking.
  • Cons: The Placement of the side buttons are not good (in my opinion) as I keep accidentally hitting them and therefore my webpage keeps going back and forth
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Overall 6
6.0

Well, it works.

Joshua J., Newegg
6 December 2009
  • Summary: I suggest one of the other mice I seen on here which has smaller buttons on the side, & located such that your thumb doesn't naturally rest on it. Also one with a more blunt bottom rear.
  • Pros: Works well for World of Warcraft, which was the only reason I bought it. The cursor doesn't jump around on the screen like such does with some optical mice.
  • Cons: 1) The bottom rear of the mouse juts out a fair bit, which is annoying if you have one of those jell mouse pads for your wrist, as it constantly bumps into it, making the mouse pad seem much smaller. 2) The button on the left side (I suppose it's the mouse's 4th button, after 2 standard & scroll ...
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Overall 6
6.0

Functional

Tobyn S., Newegg
18 November 2009
  • Summary: While this mouse isn't too bad, I find myself wishing my old Microsoft two-button plus scroll wheel mouse hadn't broken! My biggest gripe with this mouse is the position of the side mouse buttons. I thought they would be convenient for desktop and gaming use, but they are far from it.
  • Pros: Smooth, accurate tracking, nice look, four buttons and a wheel.
  • Cons: Feels cheap, extra buttons are far too easy to hit accidentally, but they're not textured enough to find them when you actually WANT to hit them!
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Overall 6
6.0

Ok mouse

Casey B., Newegg
17 March 2009
  • Summary: I owned a cheap, basic, 2 button Logitech mouse for seven years, and never had a problem. I decided it was time for an upgrade, and went for an affordable 5 button mouse. I primarily use it for games, and honestly I'm not impressed with the quality.
  • Pros: Affordable, and it does what a mouse is supposed to do.
  • Cons: Cheap construction, flimsy feel, and it doesn't have a great design. The gap between button 5 and the mouse body irritates my fingers. I'm not sure why it was designed this way.
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Overall 6
6.0

Bummed

Anonymous, Newegg
5 October 2008
  • Summary: I don't know if it's that the OEM is just cheap, if msft is just cheap overall now, or what. Not the same mouse as the last (white retail) one I bought a few years ago. All I wanted was a black version of that same mouse. Looks like it, but the cheap factor just stinks.
  • Pros: 5 programmable buttons, left/right hand, very light and agile
  • Cons: wheel is cheap and clunky.
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Overall 6
6.0

Not a good semi-cheap mouse for gaming

Anonymous, Newegg
15 April 2008
  • Summary: The cheaper models with the actual buttons rock, this one doesn't
  • Pros: It's pretty looking and has a shiny red glowing thingy - probably decent enough for casual browsing
  • Cons: The aerodynamic side button panel thingy while looking sleek is pretty cheap - it's just a panel that you end up having to really sink your thumb into to get a response and this was 4 months into it. Also, the side buttons don't work in certain games when other MS optical mice work fine, this one...
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Overall 6
6.0

Not a bad mouse, just a bit too noisy

Anonymous, Newegg
5 November 2007
  • Summary: Most users seem to be able to put up with the cons, but when I build a quiet system, I want everything to be quiet, including the mouse. The clackity wheel and flappy buttons got on my nerves so I returned it. This mouse seem to be built differently than the Microsoft's other mice.
  • Pros: Good price, good looks, 5 buttons, feels good on my hands, mouse feet glides smoothly.
  • Cons: The scrool wheel is quite noisy. I was hoping that I'd get used to it, but after a while, each and every scroll click is just annoying. The buttons also contributes to some noise, as they are loose and flap a bit, unlike some of Microsoft's other mice. If you have a "click style" like me, often c...
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Overall 6
6.0

Good timing but Some problems

Clark K., Newegg
21 September 2007
  • Summary: Great mouse for gaming because of the large 4th and 5th mouse buttons I am sure I will find a fix for the sluggish scroll speed and once that happens this mouse is unparalleled in comfort.
  • Pros: Got here in blazing fast amount of time and the large 4th and 5th mouse buttons makes this mouse a classic.
  • Cons: Scrolling seems to be a problem i dont know if this is a problem with vista or just a problem with this particular mouse. I've owned one before but it went out on me in 2 years. I checked all the advanced intellipoint options on the software but no go.
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Overall 6
6.0

decent

Bryan M., Newegg
24 August 2007
  • Summary: Good for office use and mild gaming. If you're a hardcore gamer, get a gaming mouse though.
  • Pros: It is very versitile, and mine lasted quite a long time. I had it well over 3 years, and eventually it just wore out. That is completely understandable. It was a great mouse for browsing and stuff, maybe not so good for hardcore games.
  • Cons: Won't satisfy most gamers, but that isn't what this mouse is built for. Also, I found that it is a little picky of what type of surface you use. You can't use anything shiny, it has to be a pretty flat (not shiny) and single-colored mouse pad.
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