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The best mouse ever created

Wow. I've been using Microsoft's Wireless Intellimouse Explorer for a few days now, and it's practically a work of art. The wireless communication works perfectly, and the mouse is very responsive. Incredibly comfortable to use. The buttons give tactile feedback but click almost silently. The scroll wheel is 100% smooth (it's surprising how refreshing this is), and you can even tilt it left and right for horizontal scrolling. The extra thumb buttons have been made smaller and moved out of the way (eliminates accidental clicking, which was a problem with earlier models.) You can even get it with a leather top surface on the mouse.

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My vote would be between Danger, Mickey, Itchy, and Jerry.
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The Wirless Intellimouse Explorer with Bluetooth is better .
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Though it's not exactly a mouse, I believe the Expert Mouse Pro is the best ever.

Well, maybe not ever. The scroll ring of the new Expert Mouse is really slick.
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Re: The best mouse ever created

Originally posted by sfsdfd
Wow. I've been using Microsoft's Wireless Intellimouse Explorer for a few days now, and it's practically a work of art. The wireless communication works perfectly, and the mouse is very responsive. Incredibly comfortable to use. The buttons give tactile feedback but click almost silently. The scroll wheel is 100% smooth (it's surprising how refreshing this is), and you can even tilt it left and right for horizontal scrolling. The extra thumb buttons have been made smaller and moved out of the way (eliminates accidental clicking, which was a problem with earlier models.) You can even get it with a leather top surface on the mouse.

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With the new "tilt" wheel?
Old 12-29-03, 02:02 PM
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I've been also using the Wireless Intellimouse and I'm very happy with it except for the battery consumption, about every 2 weeks or less they have to be replaced.
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What about the USB snow globe mouse?




In all seriousness, I really like Microsoft mouses. I have a basic wired optical 3-button dealie at home and work.
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Re: Re: The best mouse ever created

Originally posted by goLUCKY
With the new "tilt" wheel?
Yeah, but that part is kind of a gimmick. I mean, how much horizontal scrolling do you do, really? Horizontal scroll on web pages, though, is vastly improved by the scroll wheel on this one. It's silent and smooth - really nice.

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Have used 3 trackballs (MS and 2 Logitech), MS Intelli Optical, Logitech MX700 and Cordless Optical. The best mouse by far is the MS Intelli Optical. Simple design, excellent button layout, and extra comfort. The Logitech MX700 is like a toilet made out of gold, looks good, but performs and feels like shit.
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Originally posted by FuzzyBallz
The Logitech MX700 is like a toilet made out of gold, looks good, but performs and feels like shit.
Gotta disagree. The MX-700 is the best mouse I've ever laid hands on and I've never had a bit of trouble with it. Once I customized all the buttons it was perfect. You'd have to kill me to get it out of my hand.

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Sorry if I don't have midget hands like every other MX700 owner. Maybe they should just make the tiny buttons on it disappear since they are so small, it's practically useless.
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But does it have hand-cooling fans built in?
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Re: The best mouse ever created

Originally posted by sfsdfd
Wow. I've been using Microsoft's Wireless Intellimouse Explorer for a few days now, and it's practically a work of art. The wireless communication works perfectly, and the mouse is very responsive. Incredibly comfortable to use. The buttons give tactile feedback but click almost silently. The scroll wheel is 100% smooth (it's surprising how refreshing this is), and you can even tilt it left and right for horizontal scrolling. The extra thumb buttons have been made smaller and moved out of the way (eliminates accidental clicking, which was a problem with earlier models.) You can even get it with a leather top surface on the mouse.

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If only I could find this mouse in a wired version, I'd be all over it. As it is, though, I just don't want to mess with a wireless mouse. I've looked and looked, but can't find it - is this mouse really wireless only?
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MX500 is the best IMO. The wireless MX700 & Intellimouse are great for normal usage but they still lag. And for online FPS that doesnt cut it.
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Re: Re: The best mouse ever created

Originally posted by futbol
If only I could find this mouse in a wired version, I'd be all over it. As it is, though, I just don't want to mess with a wireless mouse. I've looked and looked, but can't find it - is this mouse really wireless only?
Well, they sell a wireless Intellimouse Explorer (and I used one happily until I got this one - the old one was getting flaky.) The wired version costs like $40, but it doesn't have these improvements.

The wireless part really isn't a big deal. You don't need to maintain line-of-sight or anything.

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mx700 all the way!
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Originally posted by Thrush
MX500 is the best IMO. The wireless MX700 & Intellimouse are great for normal usage but they still lag. And for online FPS that doesnt cut it.
Very true. I would never use a wireless mouse, that is if I were playing games. Way too much lag. OH, I just got fraggggggged because my mouse would not respond in time.

I love this mouse!


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Re: Re: Re: The best mouse ever created

Originally posted by sfsdfd
Well, they sell a wireless Intellimouse Explorer (and I used one happily until I got this one - the old one was getting flaky.) The wired version costs like $40, but it doesn't have these improvements.
You mean this one?



This is what I use now.

The wireless part really isn't a big deal. You don't need to maintain line-of-sight or anything.
Yeah, I know. I just don't like the idea of having to mess with batteries or interference. I'd much prefer the wired variety. Microsoft.com even shows a picture of it, I just can't find it anywhere.

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I love my $10 Logitech Optical Mouse with a scrollwheel.
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i have the mx700, and i don't like the feel that much. i still prefer the feel of my intellimouse v1.0 (the old old version).

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