Microsoft Wireless IntelliMouse Explorer - mouse

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Microsoft Wireless IntelliMouse Explorer - mouse

Give your desktop style - form meets function in this amazingly advanced wireless optical mouse. Microsoft combined optical and wireless technologies ...

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Review of "Microsoft Wireless IntelliMouse Explorer - mouse"

published 08/09/2003 | biogenetics
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Excellent
Pro No annoying wires, Remote control style, customizable buttons
Cons expensive, high battery consumption
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"Brilliant mouse if you want one"

Microsoft it has to be said produce some rather expensive items. This is one such item, for which I paid £60, but I don't regret it one bit, ever. The mouse is plug and play compatible with the software it comes with so all you have to do is install the software and away you go.

The sleek design has many buttons which can be customized. The buttons can operate different functions depending on what programs that they are being used on, and the mouse will work upto 10-15ft away from the reciever. The reciever is on a USB port plug in which makes it easy to use.

The battery monitor on the software is extremely useful especially considering that a set of batteries will only last about 1 month. It tells you whether the battery is close to running out or not and reminds you when it is time to replace them. This can be annoying when it interrupts your computer gaming but other than this and the price it is a very useful peripheral I would recommend for any serious computer user, as well as a pack of rechargable batteries, they will save you an absolute fortune over the lifetime of the wireless infra red mouse.

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  • carminator published 09/09/2003
    The wire can get on my nerves, sounds good!
  • rosierose published 08/09/2003
    I'm on the look out for a wireless mouse at the moment, so I'll have a look at this one. Rosie.
  • Connoisseur_Haggler1 published 08/09/2003
    Accurate and convenient but oh those batteries!!! This could get expensive/or time-consuming recharging. Just one question I tried one of these some time ago but found the mouse too wide, i.e the grip and the ergonomics weren't quite right for me. I wondered did you test any other wireless mice or mouse before you came to chose this one? Greetings to the mouse!-CH
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Product Information : Microsoft Wireless IntelliMouse Explorer - mouse

Manufacturer's product description

Give your desktop style - form meets function in this amazingly advanced wireless optical mouse. Microsoft combined optical and wireless technologies with Microsoft's revolutionary Tilt Wheel Technology to achieve a new standard for performance in freedom, comfort and style. And with Microsoft's new longer battery life many users average more than six months without changing batteries!

Product Details

Product Description: Microsoft Wireless IntelliMouse Explorer - mouse

Device Type: Mouse

Connectivity Technology: Wireless, Wireless - RF

Colour: Metallic grey, Black leather, Platinum, Metallic blue

Wireless Receiver: USB wireless receiver, USB / PS/2 wireless receiver

Movement Detection Technology: Optical

Buttons Qty: 5

Features: Scrolling wheel, Tilt Wheel technology, Programmable buttons, Tilt Wheel technology, Programmable buttons, scrolling wheel, Scrolling wheel, Tilt Wheel technology

Cables Included: 1 x mouse adapter - external

Battery: 2 x AA type

OS Required: Microsoft Windows 98, Apple MacOS 8.6, Microsoft Windows 2000, Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition, Apple MacOS 9.x, Microsoft Windows XP

Microsoft Certification: Compatible with Windows 7

Localisation: France, Germany, Netherlands, Spain

Package Type: Retail, OEM

Packaged Quantity: 3 (specifications are for single item)

General

MPN: M03-00002, M03-00034, M03-00043, M03-00033, M03-00037, M03-00040, M03-00044, M03-00016, M03-00038, M03-00003, 803KH90, M03-00047, M03-00020

Device Type: Mouse

Wireless Receiver: USB wireless receiver, USB / PS/2 wireless receiver

Colour: Metallic grey, Black leather, Platinum, Metallic blue

Localisation: France, Germany, Netherlands, Spain

Packaged Quantity: 3 (specifications are for single item)

Input Device

Connectivity Technology: Wireless

Movement Detection Technology: Optical

Buttons Qty: 5

Features: Scrolling wheel, Tilt Wheel technology, Programmable buttons, Tilt Wheel technology, Programmable buttons, scrolling wheel, Scrolling wheel, Tilt Wheel technology

Interface: RF

Max Operating Distance: Up to 1.8 m

Expansion / Connectivity

Interfaces: 1 x USB - 4 PIN USB Type A, 1 x USB - 4 PIN USB Type A ¦ 1 x mouse - generic - 6 pin mini-DIN (PS/2 style), 1 x mouse - generic - 6 pin mini-DIN (PS/2 style) ¦ 1 x USB - 4 PIN USB Type A

Miscellaneous

Cables Included: 1 x mouse adapter - external

Compatible with Windows 7: "Compatible with Windows 7" software and devices carry Microsoft’s assurance that these products have passed tests for compatibility and reliability with 32-bit and 64-bit Windows 7.

Compliant Standards: Plug and Play

Package Type: Retail, OEM

Battery

Type: AA type

Installed Qty: 2

Technology: Alkaline

Run Time (Up To): 6 months

Software / System Requirements

Software Included: Drivers & Utilities, Microsoft Intellipoint

OS Required: Microsoft Windows 98, Apple MacOS 8.6, Microsoft Windows 2000, Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition, Apple MacOS 9.x, Microsoft Windows XP

Peripheral / Interface Devices: USB port, CD-ROM, CD-ROM, USB port

Additional Requirements: CD-ROM, USB port

System Requirements Details: Windows 2000 Pro/Server - Pentium - 133 MHz - RAM 128 MB - HD 35 MB ¦ Windows XP Home/Pro - Pentium - 233 MHz - RAM 128 MB - HD 35 MB ¦ MacOS X 10.1 - 10.2.x - HD 15 MB

Min Hard Drive Space: 25 MB

Min Processor Type: Intel 486 or higher - 66 MHz

Min RAM Size: 16 MB

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