Microsoft IntelliMouse Explorer 3.0
Released September, 2004
The Pros:Fixes the scroll wheel issue found in previous iterations of this model. 1.2mm lift off distance on every surface. Well-shaped as it fits very comfortably in hand.
The Cons:Not built to last--very commonly stops working after about a year of use. Only 400dpi, making it feel sluggish in high resolution desktop environments.
The Microsoft IntelliMouse Explorer 3.0 is a mouse designed for gamers to be responsive and accurate. The mouse sends 9000 frames per second to the computer, and can track over 54 inches per second of speed with up to 25 Gs of acceleration.
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The design of the mouse places the buttons in a natural spot to for a sensitive touch, and 5 customizeable buttons can be assigned to different tasks to fit individual needs. A scroll wheel is also built in with detents for accurate scrolling. The feet are built to be slick for smooth movements across a variety of surfaces, and the cord is built to be flexible and thin to avoid affecting the movement of the mouse. Toggle buttons for gaming options and precision are built in for specific pieces of software to turn on and off gaming-specific presets.
- Optical Tracking Performance:
- 9000 Frames per Second
- Maximum Speed of 54+ Inches per Second
- Maximum Acceleration of 25Gs
- Microsoft's Intelligent Tracking System
- Ergonomic Design - Button placement for improved sensitivity and soft touch materials
- 5 Customizable Buttons
- Scroll Wheel with Detents
- Improved Slick Feet - For smooth movements across a variety of surfaces.
- Device Stage
- Centered Optical Port
- Flexible Cord
- Gaming Toggle
- Precision Booster
- Intelligent Tracking System
- 3 Year Warranty
User Reviews (5)
Fixes the scroll wheel issue found in previous iterations of this model.
1.2mm lift off distance on every surface.
Well-shaped as it fits very comfortably in hand.
Its native 400dpi makes it perform better during gaming than higher dpi mice that can be configured down to 400dpi.
One of the cheapest quality gaming mice available.
Not built to last--very commonly stops working after about a year of use.
Only 400dpi, making it feel sluggish in high resolution desktop environments.
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