Microsoft Pro IntelliMouse Review 19

Microsoft Pro IntelliMouse Review



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Microsoft IntelliMouse Explorer 3.0—sound familiar? If you've been a PC gamer for a while now, you might have encountered this model. One of their best, It was also Microsoft's biggest mouse, equipped with the MLT04 optical sensor, which is still legendary for its tracking properties. But more importantly, its shape is king and has inspired most of today's right-handed ergonomic gaming mice. Times change, mice change, and the era of IE3.0 and other Microsoft mice seemed over for a long time; that is, until now. Omron switches rated for 20 million clicks, a top PixArt PAW3389 optical sensor, RGB lighting, and two different color variants. Microsoft is back on track with the Pro IntelliMouse which features the exact same shape as previous models and comes with fresh, eSports-ready components. It is available in two different color schemes, one features a silver-black fade, while the other has a white-silver transition.


Microsoft Pro IntelliMouse
Sensor:PixArt PAW3389
Main Switches:Omron D2FC-F-7N 20M
Size:132 mm x 69 mm x 43 mm
Size (inches):5.19" x 2.72" x 1.69"
Number of Buttons:6
Weight:106 g (3.74 oz) without cable
Resolution:100–16,000 CPI
Polling Rate:125–1000 Hz
Cable:1.8 m long, braided
Software:Microsoft Mouse and Keyboard Center


Packaging is very plain and simple for the Pro IntelliMouse, and I personally much prefer this to flashy things. With just a few things printed on, it is elegant and minimalist. The insides feature some thick cardboard padding for the mouse, so naturally, it shouldn't suffer any damages during shipping. Once opened, you have the mouse itself, a quick-start guide, and a warranty booklet—the latter two are in Chinese only since the mouse has not yet hit the western market.

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