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 20/11/2004 | mraouf101
Member since : 20/11/2004
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Excellent
Pro Easy to use, install, and configure, Comfort shape, perfect design and shape, browsing capabilities
Cons Really: none
very helpful
Responsiveness
Robustness & durability
Look & feel
Ease of use
Range of extra features / functions

"A Small Piece of Art"

Variety of Colors

Variety of Colors

I. General Overview
This mouse is a piece of an art, if you don't believe me see it for your self. It is in a very unique and creative style, comfortable for your arm, has many features and navigation buttons, include Tilt wheel and many others. I think this is the best mouse i ever got and i think it will remain for sometime. Also it is wireless, so you can enjoy the wireless freedom of this mouse and browse the internet with its browsing capabilities.

II. Key Features

1) Buttons
1.a. Standard Buttons
It include the standard mouse buttons of right and left click, they can be customized to any program or anything you would like for the maximum convenience

1.b. Tilt Scroll Wheel
The tilt wheel offers a whole new level of maneuverability. The entire scroll wheel tilts from side to side, acts as a button, and reacts to how quickly you roll the wheel to enable smooth, accurate movement through documents, Web pages, and worksheets. Working with data in a massive worksheet? Just tilt the wheel from side to side to scroll right and left, without having to find and click tiny scroll arrows
Note: The Tilt wheel can act as the third button of the mouse

1.c. Browsing Buttons
Browse web pages without clicking the toolbar, or reassign these buttons to perform a common command or keystroke.
Note: Avoid accidently pressing the back button while filling in forms to avoid data loss.

2) Battery Life
According to microsoft, battery life of the mouse is 6+ months. I just got the mouse 2 months ago and its working fine, so i really can't say is that true or not but one of my friends is working with the same mouse he just changed the batteries after 5 months. So that is very good considering earlier mice developped by the "Microsoft"

3) Colors, Colors and Colors
This mouse is available in tons of colors, i may include the picture of the available colors later on, but really it is availabe in tons of colors, so u will find the color of your dream for this mouse and it is also found in many creative non-standard colors.

4) Smart Receiver
The smart technology of the reciever automatically detects interference, so you don't have to worry about interruptions or change the channel.

5) Additional Features and Design
Ergonomic Design
Comfort and performance that is what Ergonomic design means. It is important for more than productivity—how you type, point, and click can also affect your long-term health.

Enhanced Microsoft Optical Technology
Optical technology refers to the use of an optical sensor to track mouse movement, rather than the traditional use of mechanical parts. As a result, optical mouse products work on most surfaces and offer you better durability, increased speed and accuracy, and consistent performance.
Note: This mouse works on many surfaces, but in many cases it doesnt work on glass, and work somehow irregularly on white mouse pad, but with black or dark ones, it works perfectly.

Left/Right Handed
PLEASE note that this mouse is not left and right handed, so please take care when you buy the mouse, to see whether it is left or right handed.


III. System Requirements

Windows XP Home Edition or Professional with a Pentium 233 MHz or higher processor and 128MB of RAM
Windows 2000 Professional or Server with a Pentium 133 MHz or higher processor and 128 MB of RAM
35 MB of available hard-disk space for intellipoint software
An available PS/2 or USB port (Converter included)

IV. SOFTWARE BUNDLE

It comes with Microsoft Intellpoint software, which is great for this mouse and adds many functionalities and options. I think you will not need any other software than the intellipoint. There is just a small problem i faced in earlier mice, is that it couldnt detect the exact battery life of the mouce. I really dont know if they solved this problem or not.
Note: Just check the website of microsoft at http://www.microsoft.com/download for the latest intellipoint software available as the software included in the package could be an earlier version or something.

V. PROBLEMS

The only problem that i faced while using this mouse, is that i may accidentaly press the back button, and if u r online and filling a form page, them ur data is gone. It happened to me while i was writting this review and i accidentaly pressed the back buttons, so i had to write it all over again. Actually i wrote it in notepad so it wont be gone :)

VI. PRICE
The price is somewhat expensive, but for the features and the design i say it is perfect.


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Comments on this review

  • Andy0304 published 27/11/2004
    Might have to get one as have been condiering one of these for a while. Good review. Andy
  • MAFARRIMOND published 21/11/2004
    My mouse is playing me up at the moment so I may consider. Maureen
  • Anarchy182 published 20/11/2004
    Good review - I'm a little confused over the "right/Left" handedness....are you not able to change the primary and secondary buttons over as on the specificiations its says the buttons are programmable? There's a mouse setting in control panel.... :-) paul
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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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