Views Read Edit View history. Offering the same classic ergonomic look and feel, the new Microsoft Classic IntelliMouse offers improved performance and additional features made possible by technology today. Founders Bill Gates Paul Allen. Because the mouse can’t leech power over the air waves, Microsoft relies on a pair of AA batteries to do the trick. For horizontal scrolling, the wheel is used like a rocker.

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Though it carries the current Microsoft logo, you might well take it for an antique on first glance. Voldenuit It’s nice of Krogoth to fill in for Chuckula over the holidays.

The tilt wheel is probably the Wireless IntelliMouse Explorer 2. Microsoft claims the Wireless IntelliMouse Explorer 2.


It’s amazing what a little rubberized wheel can do, isn’t it? Intellimmouse also used long life Omron switches, and coupled with a low force to fire and low key idle, the buttons were easy to press, and activated with minimal slack before engaging the switch. Bill Gates Paul Allen. In Microsoft made the IntelliMouse Trackball, a variant featuring a trackball.

The Wireless IntelliMouse’s base station is a snap to set up; just plug it into a USB port, and hit the unit’s only button. This is the intelllimouse excluding shipping and handling fees a seller has provided at which the same item, or one that is nearly identical to it, is being offered for sale or has been offered for sale in the recent past.


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It’s nice of Intellimouse to fill in for Chuckula over the holidays. For scrolling through web pages and documents, the smooth-scrolling wheel is a joy to use. The weight difference works out to only 45 grams, but it takes some getting used to, particularly when initiating movement. This all culminated in when we introduced the IntelliMouse 3.

Microsoft IntelliMouse Explorer 3. It’s almost as if the wheel were rolling on an axle of pure Teflon. Steam names the best-selling games of Skip to Content Skip to Footer.

The IntelliMouse series is credited with a number of innovations, [1] for example, Microsoft was among the first mouse vendors to introduce a scroll wheel[2] an optical mouseand dedicated auxiliary buttons on the side of the mouse.

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Merry Christmas from The Tech Report staff! In addition, corded mice weigh less than their Bluetooth brethren, making them more agile: The mouse comes with an RF base station.

They now feel intellimoue and crisp and have just the right force and click to them. Try to imagine anyone from Apple saying that any iPhone other than the new iPhone was the best ever.


At first, I thought I might have horribly misshapen hands, but I’ve also had a few friends who have played with the Wireless IntelliMouse Explorer comment that the forward and back buttons can be difficult to reach. Gamers cherish the responsiveness of physical mouse intellimpuse more the better—over the simulated mouse clicks offered by trackpads. The Explorer also placed two customizable buttons within easy reach of your thumb, assuming you were a right-mouser. The original IntelliMouse was introduced on July 22,with its stand-out feature being a scroll wheel.

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Microsoft’s rationale has to do with avoiding downtime. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. There was intellimosue a version 4. The build quality is really excellent.

And new Microsoft mice have appeared ever since, refining the ergonomic experience and incorporating new technologies such as optical sensors and wireless connectivity as they came along. Views Read Edit View history. Microsoft European Union Microsoft competition case Microsoft v.