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Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Return of the Intellimouse Explorer 3.0

Due to immense pressure from fans and gamers, Microsoft is bringing back the much-loved Intellimouse Explorer 3.0. It is arguably the best Intellimouse Microsoft ever made, now with improved feet, for better gaming.

In the last few years I went through a couple of different mice, always returning back to this mouse, because nothing else provided the same kind of tactile feedback. The scroll wheel, in particular, is the last one before Microsoft went for the no-notch feel of the new ones. It also is the only one where *clicking* the wheel is the most comfortable (compared to 4.0 and up). Mouse wheel clicking is very useful in Firefox, to open links in new background tabs, as well has closing a tab (by middle clicking on it). For some reason, newer mice (by design) have harder-to-click scroll wheels, and they are annoying for gaming or browsing, in my opinion.

So, if you never had an Intellimouse Explorer 3.0, here's your chance to get a new one! Now, if you also get a Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 (like I did), you'll be all set with your (back to 2000) hardware!

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Blogger Panda said...

Oh those good old days when we both had the microsoft technologies..... still have the forcefeedback.... want a newer one, but can't beat the forcefeedback....

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