Nog een review van de Microsoft Intellimouse Explorer. Deze is in elkaar geflanst door Tech-Review.
The most obvious advantage of the Explorer is the replacement of the mouse ball! Regular mice with ball mechanics need to be cleaned frequently because of the dust and lint picked up from the tracking surface, which causes the mouse to skip, stick, and alter track movements. This process can completely be forgotten, as there are no more ball mechanics moving around. We noticed that Microsoft claimed that the Explorer contained "No moving parts", but doesn't the middle wheel need some sort of mechanical device to track its movement? In any case, the IntelliEye relieves the stress of cleaning the annoying dirt build up so common in ball based mice.
Another advantage with this mouse is that you can use it on most surfaces without the mousepad. The sensor will detect motion on wood, plastic or even your pant leg. (The IntelliEye however will not function on surfaces without visible detail such as glass or surfaces where it will see its reflection such as mirrors.) So you can feel free to use it on your desktop with no more of that annoying mousepad.
Lastly, the Intellimouse Explorer has two additional buttons on the left side for your thumb access. By default, the two buttons are used for back and forward on your web browser. Thankfully, you can simply program the buttons to access any type of other function you desire with the IntelliPoint 3.0 software.