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Score: 9.8/10  [1 review]
5 out of 5
ProdID: 410 - Intellimouse Explorer for Bluetooth
Manufactured by Microsoft

Intellimouse Explorer for Bluetooth
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$179.00
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Intellimouse Explorer for Bluetooth product reviews

This award-winning mouse offers enhanced ergonomic design, advanced cable-replacement technology from Bluetooth, and more efficient navigation with the Tilt Wheel.

FeaturesBluetooth (TM) Technology
Easily connect your computer to a host of Bluetooth devices. Take advantage of greater data security and wireless range, plus reduced interference.

Tilt Wheel Technology
The entire wheel tilts to deliver smooth, accurate performance as you scroll horizontally and vertically through documents and Web pages.

Three times the battery life
Work longer without interruption. New optical technology helps extend battery life to as much as three times that of competing products.

Wireless freedom
Experience the ease and convenience that wireless keyboards and mouse products offer, and say good-bye to tangled cords and clutter.

Available in a desktop set
For added convenience and economy, you can get this mouse with a matching keyboard-both products packaged together as a complete desktop set.

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Review by: tucker (Karl)
Dated: 23rd of October, 2004

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This Review: 9.8/10
Durability:
Score 9 out of 10
Accuracy:
Score 10 out of 10
Features:
Score 10 out of 10
Comfort:
Score 10 out of 10

WHEEEEEEE!!! Oh how I LOVE Bluetooth! I want to convert EVERYTHING I have to BT! (Do they make Bluetooth-enabled LCD Monitors yet?)

OK, seriously though... after a somewhat mixed experience with the first generation of Bluetooth Mice, I was a little hesitant about this one being any great shakes, especially as it demands XP with Service Pack 2. (This is because of a new, more wide-spectrum Bluetooth-support module designed to maximise Bluetooth compatibility.)

After much hassle trying to download SP2 from the MS website, and failing, I was sent an SP2 CD by the great team who handle MS products, and was underway. Install SP2, install mouse and BT transceiver drivers, reboot, and test mouse... YAY! It WORKS!

After much playing and clicking, wiggling of the funky scrollwheel, hammering away at it til I drained the batteries, and generally being softly brutal with it, I came to one inescapable conclusion... this is a TOP-NOTCH MOUSE!

I ran it for DAYS, at constant high-drain usage, and there was still enough juice in the batteries after they got too low to power the mouse, to run my TV remote for another 2 weeks and counting! So that is all good in my book.

The tilt-wheel was a bit strange to get used to, but once I did, it was amazing how comfortable and natural it felt. The shape of the mouse is quite different from your standard run-of-the-mill mouse, but again, once you adapt to it's shape, you'll find it much more comfortable on the hand, causing less of 'The Claw', and a more natural, relaxed position causing less OOS/RSI strains.

overall, my only regret about getting access to this mouse is that I will have to bid it a sad and tear-filled farewell now that the review is written. I am not looking forward to returning to my normal, awkward, corded mouse. But I might just have to go out and get me one to keep I think. :)

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