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Microsoft IntelliMouse Explorer 3.0 - OEM

  • 5 Buttons 1 x Wheel
  • USB or PS/2 Wired
  • Optical

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years
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  • John B.
  • 11/5/2015 7:18:29 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBest mouse at a great price!

This review is from: Microsoft IntelliMouse Explorer 3.0

Pros: I used a MS Intellimouse Explorer for so long that my hand grew into the ergonomic shape of the mouse, but since my last one died a few years ago, I was never able to find another one for even close to a reasonable price. Finally, I stumbled across the mouse you are looking at now, and let me tell you, for a true gamer, it's like coming home. It's like finally holding an xbox 360 controller after spending two years only using original xbox controllers. *shudder*

The shape is nice and conforms perfectly to my hand. The optics are super-sensitive and I'm able to use my mouse virtually any surface without need of a mouse pad. It's responsive and exhibits no noticeable lag, plus since it's a Microsoft product, installation in Windows is nearly effortless. You should download the Microsoft mouse and keyboard center to unlock customization options and program-specific behaviors for it.

Also, as a nice touch, the seller included a set of low-friction "Mouse Skates" at no additional charge, and the even lessened friction makes it feel like I'm gliding my mouse across a freshly-buttered desk.

So buy the mouse already!

Cons: The rear thumb button isn't as rigid as previous models, so it's easy to accidentally hit it when you're trying to simply move the mouse. It's easy to avoid by, well, just holding the mouse normally. A minor complaint.

Other Thoughts: Don't be fooled by the Chinese characters on the bottom of the mouse, it'll still work like a champ on your American computer!

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  • Andrew B.
  • 10/14/2015 9:00:03 PM
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsReceived mouse in 16 days

This review is from: Microsoft IntelliMouse Explorer 3.0

Pros: The mouse works great. It came in a retail box and was packaged very well. It has 5 buttons like listed on Newegg. I think this model is one of the best that I've ever used.

Cons: I ordered the mouse on 9/27 and received it on 10/14. I didn't pay a lot of attention when I placed the order and didn't realize it was being shipped from China.

Other Thoughts: If you don't mind the wait the mouse is a good deal. If you order don't worry about the USPS tracking information not being updated. The tracking showed my order was still in China one day and then the next it was in Chicago.

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  • Jason S.
  • 2/22/2015 6:14:11 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsMy favorite mouse since 1999

This review is from: Microsoft IntelliMouse Explorer 3.0

Pros: light, accurate, and a respectable number of buttons. The 4.0 has a terrible middle button/scroll wheel with a tilt feature. This one is great

Cons: None

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  • Ed F.
  • 9/9/2011 6:32:55 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBest mouse for the price.

This review is from: Microsoft IntelliMouse Explorer 3.0

Pros: Solid tracking. Great feel.

Cons: none.

Other Thoughts: I've had two of these mice and they have never let me down yet. Solid performers.

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5 out of 5 eggsExcellent

This review is from: Microsoft IntelliMouse Explorer 3.0

Pros: Over the past 8 or so years, I have had 3 of these mouses. None of them have broken on their own - One broke during a move and my last one got knocked off the table onto the wood floor by the wife.

This is an excellent mouse. It has a great response time and is large enough to fit my hand.

Cons: None

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  • Tyler P.
  • 8/7/2011 12:18:56 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsworst mousewheel ever

This review is from: Microsoft IntelliMouse Explorer 3.0

Pros: The shape and sensor are top notch. When it comes to performance, I feel that it's on par with much more expensive gaming mice.

Cons: The buttons have a cheap feel to them, the wheel is clunky and loud, and the side buttons have a bizarre feeling to them (they extend very deep into the mouse when pressed).

The scroll wheel on this mouse is easily one of the worst I have ever felt. It's shockingly unpleasant to use.

Other Thoughts: This would be a fantastic cheap minimalist gaming mouse if it weren't held back by it's equally cheap construction.

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  • David V.
  • 7/15/2011 11:48:23 PM
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsSimply not for me.

This review is from: Microsoft IntelliMouse Explorer 3.0

Pros: Lightweight, extra buttons on the side are nice for games.

Cons: Side buttons feel cheap, scroll wheel feels cheap and doesn't roll as smooth as I had hoped. A bit large for my hands as well and somehow in total it cost me more than 40 dollars when shipping and warranty were included. To return it I have to pay more than 9 dollars shipping and only get refunded 25...

Other Thoughts: Probably should have found a local store to get a feel of the mouse before buying it. Shocked at the cost of shipping for returns..

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  • Marianne K.
  • 7/14/2011 1:40:00 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsThe legendary 3.0..back by popular demand!

This review is from: Microsoft IntelliMouse Explorer 3.0

Pros: MUCH better initial feel of quality than the IntelliMouse Explorer 4.0. The wheel clicks nicely and the buttons don't feel like they are made of chewing gum. It's good to see this familiar and loved mouse back on the market.

Cons: Side buttons could use a bit more tactile feedback.

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  • andrew k.
  • 7/12/2011 5:38:51 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsGets too much credit.

This review is from: Microsoft IntelliMouse Explorer 3.0

Pros: - Sturdy shell construction, one thing to look for is how the shell of a mouse can bend if squeezed. It lets you know what the quality of the plastic is. This mouse is very durable as you can squeeze it very hard and nothing moves.

- Scroll indents like a gaming mouse should have. That's really the original selling point once most standard mice started changing in favor of smooth wheel inputs.

- Reliable tracking. Since it's a low sensitivity mouse when used correctly without acceleration and precision options, it needs to keep up with fast swipes. I have not had a problem.

- Simple design allows a comfortable palm grip. I think claw grips only work on small ambidexterous mice to be honest. Claw is never comfortable for me on any ergonomic mouse.

- Good button clicks. You get decent feedback from clicking the buttons. Not mushy.

Cons: - Not very customizable. You can assign actions to buttons, otherwise no hardware DPI adjustment, no macroing, I don't believe it has internal memory to retain settings either.

- The stock mouse feet are junk. You can use this mouse on a hard surface like your desk or an aluminum mouse pad, but it performs very slowly on cloth pads. It even feels like it could wear a cloth pad out really fast from all of the friction is causes.

- Being a low sensitivity mouse, you'll find yourself in situations where you're recentering the mouse a lot. This can get to be a very hectic but necessary process in games. Sometimes when putting the mouse back down on the pad very hard, you will force clicks from the left and right buttons. I haven't experienced that with other mice.

Other Thoughts: Look, the whole "top rated gamers only use this mouse," that most of you buy into is a gimmick just as much as high DPI and colorful lights. Most gamers in pro gaming circuits nowadays are sponsored by Razer and Steelseries and so on. You really won't find this mouse actually being used.

That said, this is still a fun mouse if you want to beat the snot out of it playing super low sensitivity FPS. Most of the time you'll be turning the in game sensitivity up and when you do that you start to rely more on software interpolation and lose some of the inherent hardware accuracy in drawing. That's the whole reason behind higher DPI gaming mice, you get to use the higher speed straight from the mouse with greater accuracy rather than having windows calculate and double/triple your input which can cause lag and mistakes.

Go ahead and buy this mouse if you can get it super cheap. It only really seems worth $15 at most. Otherwise you really are better off getting a Roccat.

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  • Supreet M.
  • 7/1/2011 1:31:50 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBest mouse, hands down (HA HA)

This review is from: Microsoft IntelliMouse Explorer 3.0

Pros: For people with large hands it can't get any better. Microsoft makes a good mouse, this just happens to be the best one.

Cons: None that I can think of in the 9 years I have used this mouse.

Other Thoughts: No need to invest in gaming mice, this mouse has served me well in many games; accuracy and comfort.

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