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Microsoft IntelliMouse Explorer 3.0

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

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The Ergonomic design of the mouse relaxes the hand and wrist, even while working for long hours on the PC. The 5 customizable buttons on this mouse enable quick, effortless access to all of your media, programs and files. The scroll wheel has detents that provide a firm grip while scrolling speedily through documents, spreadsheets, or while switching weapons during gameplay. It has slick feet that help provide a better grip, and plugs into a USB or a PS/2 port. A powerful tool for the power of your PC!

  • newegg Microsoft Optical Technology The Microsoft Intellimouse Explored 3.0 delivers legendary accuracy which from an optical engine that produces 9000 Frames per Second, a Maximum Speed of 54+ Inches per Second, and a Maximum Acceleration of 25g’s and is combined with Microsoft’s Intelligent Tracking System with a centered optical port.
  • newegg Ergonomic Design The Microsoft Intellimouse Explored 3.0 features a sculpted ergonomic design for right handed users, and button placement for improved sensitivity and soft touch materials for a sure grip.
  • newegg 5 Customizable Buttons The Microsoft Intellimouse Explored 3.0 features 5 buttons which let you reassign any button to fit your requirements.
  • newegg Scroll Wheel with Detents This special scroll wheel has detents for more accurate scrolling through documents, spreadsheets, or video games.
  • newegg Certified for Windows Vista Designed with you in mind, this product provides easy access to key features of Windows Vista.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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  • Brian P.
  • 9/5/2013 5:27:40 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Mouse

Pros: Comfortable, durable similar to the Intellimouse Explorer 1.0 mouse. Way better than the v4.0 mouse which I burned through one every two years at work.

Cons: Discontinued, doesn't come in blue for the wife

Other Thoughts: I bought this to replace my aging Intellimouse Explorer 1.0 which seen a decade of college moves and lan parties. I bought a few more to use on other systems around the house as well. So far it is a drop in replacement, lets hope it lasts another decade.

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2 out of 5 eggsWorked for a while

Pros: No complaints up until started having issues after 1 year

Cons: almost every click is a double click, meaning you can no longer highlight to copy and paste, went with a corded mouse to get a longer lifespan and now I will look for a non microsoft mouse in the 30-50 dollar range

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  • Anonymous
  • 5/20/2012 2:38:41 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsThe best mouse money can buy- Update

Pros: I'm not here to discuss the pros and cons again.

Cons: -

Other Thoughts: Well, it's been many years since I got this mouse, and I'm starting to run into problems. The mousewheel, for starters, is getting harder and harder to turn every week. It also sticks, so sometimes when I'm playing TF2 it would randomly switch me to the sapper, or the pistol, or the shotgun, etc., etc. The paint on the side that helps you grip has worn off, the side buttons aren't very solid anymore, and the left button is springy now. Of course, these are all signs of an aging mouse. I really don't want to have to buy a new one, but it seems necessary. All I know is, I'm keeping the mouse in a class case afterwards- It's going to be one of my prized possessions now. Being a Seattleite, if Microsoft stops producing this mouse, I can speak for the purists by walking down to the Microsoft HQ and demand that they put the I-E 3 back into production. Because the I-E 4 disgraces the name IntelliMouse. Smooth scrolling wheels- pah. I like this mouse too much to let it be replaced. But do you?

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/23/2012 4:38:29 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsThe best mouse money can buy. EVER.

Pros: Amazing feel.
Unbelievably reliable. I have an Intellimouse-E 2 (this and the 2 are alike) and it hasn't failed after 5 years of hard, hard use- in fact, it's still going!
Great accuracy. No other mouse comes close.
Plastic is solid and doesn't scuff.
Ergonomics are amazing- I once went all night gaming and not a single fingertip ached.
No double-click issue has arised.
2 mm optic-to-surface space
1.5 cm liftoff. Useful for quick adjustments during gaming.
Price- Razer Lycosas are almost $100, but they aren't as solid-feeling and follow too many bandwagons to keep the sales coming (i.e. Lycosa BF3)
Optical sensor- some of us younger gamers like to go kickin' it old school.

Cons: Sensitivity could be higher, but anything more than 500 DPI is really marketing hype. 490 is the sweet spot- it keeps the price low.

Other Thoughts: This mouse was never intended for gaming, but it is the best for this purpose. It isn't full of frills and marketing schemes. It does the job, throws other mice through a car compactor, and then wins some Counter-Strike games for ya.
Oh yeah, and I'm a Valve gamer, and Valve games were built for these mice. So no. It isn't for World of Warcraft or whatever those nerds play these days.

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  • IT C.
  • 12/28/2011 7:40:08 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Side buttons are a nice feature for clicking forward and back on web pages. The wheel button is not pretty quiet. The cursor doesn't lose tracking or get jittery (like a person with parkinson's using the mouse).

Cons: I can't think of any.

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  • mitch m.
  • 11/23/2011 5:54:42 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: This is the best mouse I have ever owned. I bought it back in 2003. I have used it daily ever since. From Battlefield 1942, to gaming daily now with Battlefield 3, this mouse has not missed a beat. The first layer of grip on the sides of the mouse were worn through a couple years ago, but the mouse itself still functions like it did on day 1.

I can't even estimate how many millions of clicks this mouse has been through. I have been a competitive gamer for almost a decade now, and this single mouse has been there for all of it. It's a highly trusted old friend that just keeps going.

On another note, I am a big guy. (6'6" and 275 pounds) I have very large hands and this puppy fits like a glove. This mouse may not have all the bells and whistles of its competitors, but it is extremely reliable and always consistent.

You want more kills? Buy this mouse. You want to know that your mouse isn't hindering your performance? Buy this mouse.

Cons: The only complaint I have is that I cannot adjust the scroll rate with the mouse on the fly. With older battlefield games this was not an issue because vehicles had a separate scroll rate than infantry.

With BF3, it is a shared scroll rate, requiring a shift on the fly type mouse unless you like to have your tank turret turn slow. I guess this is more a complaint with BF3 than the mouse, LOL

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  • Joey D.
  • 11/3/2011 9:33:04 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsGreat mouse but came broke :\

Pros: - The shape is great, looks like my old Razer Deathadder
- The wire is very long
- I like the texture of the mouse, it's neat and doesn't slip, plus it doesn't get used and torn away overtime ( my friend had one for over 2 years )

Cons: - The mousewheel came broke, it looked like the material doesn't support the wheel therefore it's stuck and doesn't move.
- It's only 125 hz so there's significant mouse acceleration which is bad for precision FPS games like BF3 and CS / CS:S.

Other Thoughts: - Even tho the mouse came in broken I thought I'd give it a try on Battlefield 3 since I don't even use the mousewheel at all, it felt great but again the mouse acceleration wasn't fun to deal with.
- People sent me a website with custom drivers to bypass windows and overclock the USB port but it seemed like it wouldn't work.
- I didn't know if this was a pro or con for everybody but the red light underneat the mouse is very bright in my bedroom and people with sensitive eyes will find it annoying.

I will personally re-review this when I can test the mousewheel, because it seemed like the only con beside the 125hz that I couldn't overclock on windows 7 64bit.

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  • Colin C.
  • 8/16/2011 3:58:33 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggstest of time

Pros: Still the best shape ever.
Uses one of two existing sensors that aren't trash. Fantastic liftoff distance.
No acceleration or angle prediction.
Respectable malfunction speed.
Lightweight (boggling how people actually enjoy adding even more weight to modern mice).

Cons: Build quality has suffered some since first release.
Side buttons are garbage.
Have to manually overclock your USB port to get it to poll at 500hz so you can actually use it with full potency.
"Only" 400 DPI if you believe in the DPI fairy tale.

Other Thoughts: This is the gaming purist mouse. If you like flashies and bouncies and want to change seventeen settings and move slider bars, don't buy this.
If you want pure input and are willing to overclock your USB polling rate and invest a little love (as well as a premium soft pad), this mouse will treat you extremely well.
This remains one of the most popular mice held in the hands of professional FPS players who trust their hands more than the hype.

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  • Alexander H.
  • 8/10/2011 8:30:44 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsyou know what you're getting

Pros: Haven't plugged in the mouse for about 2 years and it got 2 years of use before that. Still works like a charm

Cons: I yelled at it a little bit when it wouldn't power on but then I realized that I was plugging in the usb to my webcam

Other Thoughts: Do not get the usb cables between the mouse and webcam confused. Don't wanna leave that cam plugged in... those naughty popups can sometimes start some type of webchat without you knowing about it. There is nothing more terrifying than seeing that little red light turn on and realize that a web stripper can see you.... if I hadn't paid so much money for it I'd probably smash the cam (hope this little rant didn't breach the newegg standards).

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  • bandon c.
  • 7/19/2011 8:07:09 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsMy favorite mouse.

Pros: It has just the right amount of buttons for web surfing, the side (thumb operated) buttons go back and forward in the browser. The middle click (wheel click) can open links in a new tab and close tabs.

Cons: The extra, LED in the back is unnecessary and annoying, I've opened all three of mine and cut the led out. I don't know why manufacturers feel they need to put LEDs on everything.

Other Thoughts: I had a hand-me-down that was used so much the paint was wearing off. Eventually the left-click went out on it and started double-clicking. I went to an OEM 3-button mouse with wheel and missed features of this one. I got an intellimouse explorer as a gift but didn't like it the side ramped making it hard to grasp with the pinky finger to move. I bought 2 more of these, one for my desktop and one to take with my laptop.

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