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Microsoft Wireless Intellimouse Explorer Review

Microsoft has recently announced the launch of their latest mousing product, the Wireless Intellimouse Explorer. This mouse is the first in the Intellimouse line to incorporate an optical sensor in a wireless package. Join Asher "Acid" Moses as he outlines the pros and cons of this product and gives his verdict on whether or not it is worth your hard earned cash.

| Mice in Peripherals | Posted: Feb 18, 2002 5:00 am

Introduction

 

Microsoft introduced the original Intellimouse Explorer back in 1999. These mice proved to be extremely popular amongst the gaming community due to the fact that its movement didn't become degraded over time due to dirt being trapped in the mouse' innards. This in turn allows you to manoeuvre the mouse across a surface with relative ease. Whilst these factors may not make a significant difference if you're playing slower strategy games eg. Age of Empires 2, they become extremely important in FPS (First Person Shooter) games such as Quake 3 Arena or Counter-Strike. Microsoft has recently announced the launch of their latest mousing product, the Wireless Intellimouse Explorer. This mouse is the first in the Intellimouse line to incorporate an optical sensor in a wireless package. As we will be explaining a little later on in this review, the Wireless Explorer is not just a cordless version of the original Explorer. This is because it boasts many more improvements over its predecessor, some that are visible, others that are not.

 

Specifications

 

Wireless Freedom

 

IntelliEye Technology

 

Power Saving Features

 

Ergonomic Design

 

Enhanced Grip

 

5 Customizable Buttons

 

Faster Wheel Scrolling

 

USB Connector

 

PC or Mac Compatible

 

 

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