I am sure that Microsoft will update the software and in the process add gaming functionality, but for now it is not a perfect gamer’s mouse. Wireless Discretion Page Subscribe to our newsletter. I could see it being extremely valuable in many games, but we’ll have to wait and see who incorporates the technology. I was initially turned off by the smooth scroll, but I have gotten comfortable with it.

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As you’ll see in a few minutes, I couldn’t get it to work in several games I tried. Microsoft European Union Microsoft competition case Microsoft v.

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Unfortunately you can’t have the thumb buttons set to double-click if you want to use them in a game. So for the ergonomics ontellimouse features, just read what we said about the Wireless Intellimouse Explorer.

Two Manufacturers, Three Sensors Page 4: As for straight optical performance, the IntelliMouse Explorer 4. Computer mice Microsoft hardware Microsoft stubs Computer hardware stubs.


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This one is just a bit lighter because it has no batteries. So Logitech has some competition after all. The software installation is easy as pie.

I wish I could have tried more titles, but it simply takes to long to install them on this crappy-ass Dell. Look, A Trackball Page Views Read Edit View history.


You don’t have the choice of commands that you do with Logitech, but the selection is solid. The application lets you program any of the buttons. Microsoft Wireless Intellimouse Explorer 2. The mouse has two thumb buttons on the top edge of the left side.

I appreciated that I could use them, but I wished they were in closer reach. Where do you want to go today? Microsoft went with a clean-looking silver and black case for the IntelliMouse Intelljmouse 4. They use IntelliPoint drivers and its main competitor through the years has been Logitech.


Double-click is a popular command. This page was last edited on 22 Novemberat Optical Mouse Page However, I can imagine some very useful applications, e. I really don’t see much inte,limouse between Microsoft and Logitech in this department, at least not at this point. Even at MSRP it’s a good deal, but you can practically steal it. I found the buttons too distant to be of real use during gaming.

Microsoft antitrust case Microsoft Ireland case. The IntelliMouse Optical was released in April Retrieved from ” intelljmouse The IntelliMouse Explorer 4.