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Microsoft Wireless Intellimouse Explorer Review - Microsoft Wireless Intellimouse Explorer - Page 7

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.

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

Pricing Considerations


The Wireless Intellimouse Explorer is available directly from Microsoft's shop for $US74.95. This is the same price that the original Intellimouse Explorer debuted at however, Microsoft have dropped the prices on this mouse to $US54.95. As a comparison, Logitech's Cordless Mouse is selling for $US69.95. This is slightly cheaper than Microsoft's version however, we have not used this mouse and therefore can not give a fair opinion.




Overall, Microsoft has done a great job in producing a mouse that combines both wireless and optical technology. Its power saving features and good performance make it a great choice for anyone in the market for a wireless mouse. A lot of you will find that its price is quite steep however, you will certainly not be disappointed should you decide to purchase this mouse. Of course, the tests I carried out are purely subjective and I definitely recommend that you test the mouse out for yourself before you buy it, as opinions will vary from person to person.


The main question many of you will be asking is if you should upgrade to the Wireless Intellimouse Explorer if you already own a previous corded Intellimouse (Explorer or Optical). Unless you require a wireless mouse or really like the Wireless Explorer's design, I do not feel that it is necessary upgrade when the corded Explorer provides the same, if not better performance. However, if you are in the market for a new mouse then you should definitely take a look at the Wireless Intellimouse Explorer. Not only is it the most comfortable mouse I have ever used, it also provides great performance. Its power saving features and Intellipoint 4.0 software definitely raise the standard of wireless/optical mousing. The bottom line is, the Wireless Intellimouse Explorer is a great mouse but its high price might make it slightly beyond reach for some users.




* Excellent design


* Great performance


* Wireless


* Power saving features


* Great software makes the mouse highly customizable




* High price


* No left handed version available


Rating: 8.5/10


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