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Product: WireLess IntelliMouse Explorer
Company: Microsoft
Estimated Street Price: $74.95
Review By: Julien Jay

Final Results and Overall Mark

Table Of Contents
1: Introduction & Overview
2: Microsoft IntelliEye Technology & Installation
3: Design & Surfaces Compatibility

4: IntelliPoint 4.01
5: Power Saving Technologies & Usability
6: Conclusion

Well we have reached the end of the review. Here are my final comments, notes and grades for the Microsoft Wireless IntelliMouse Explorer.


Final Comments

How It Grades
  Installation: 85%
Look: 95%
Feel: 85%
Optical Accuracy: 95%
Performance: 85%
Drivers: 85%
Compatibility with
existing applications: 95%
Overall: 88.1%

The Microsoft Wireless IntelliMouse Explorer is simply an extraordinary pointing device and we strongly recommend to those of you who are in search of a new mouse. By offering a wireless mouse using an optical sensor, Microsoft answers a real need expressed by thousands of users during the past few years. Thanks to the wireless technology, desktop clutter is avoided and the radio frequencies can pass over obstacles. The design of the Wireless IntelliMouse Explorer is, as usual for Microsoft devices, marvellous thanks to a cutting-edge style while the excellent drivers offer an incredible variety of features to customize the mouse so it can fits your need. The enhanced IntelliEye technology is definitely a winner since it provides users with an unprecedented level of accuracy especially needed by professional applications. All in all, the behavior, the ergonomics, the five buttons, the drivers and the radio technology make this mouse a must have for every serious computer user.



Specs & Package
Overall Score 88.1%
Version Reviewed Microsoft WireLess IntelliMouse Explorer
Release Date Available Now!
In the Box 1 WireLess mouse,
1 Radio receiver,
2 AA batteries,
1 Drivers CD.
The Good Points Wireless,
 New Optical sensor,
Fast Wheel Scrolling,
5 buttons,
Power Saving features,
The Bad Points Reluctant slide on some surfaces,
For big handed users the previous & next buttons may be too small.
Reviewers PC Setup

Pentium 4 2.0 Ghz
Intel D850GB Motherboard
Windows XP Professional
512 MB PC800 RDRAM w/ECC
DirectX 8.1
19" Sony Trinitron Monitor
Hercules 3D Prophet III 64Mb AGP 4x Graphics Card
Sound Blaster Audigy Platinum
Adaptec 19160 Ultra SCSI card
Pinnacle Studio DV Plus
Pinnacle Studio PCTV USB

Microsoft Wireless IntelliMouse Explorer
Microsoft Natural Keyboard Pro

DVD Pioneer 105s (16/40x)
Yamaha CRW2200E

PC Required Minimum System Requirements

Pentium 133MHz or higher
Microsoft® Windows® 98/98SE, Windows Millennium, Windows 2000 or Windows XP Home/Pro
64Mb of RAM (128MB recommended)
25Mb of free hard disk space
Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5 or higher
USB Port
4x CD-Rom drive


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