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Microsoft Intellimouse Optical Review

Microsoft Intellimouse Optical Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: Microsoft comes into the picture with a very interesting mouse that works with out the ball. Ball-less mouse tech. What could be better?
 80% Rating:   
Filed under: Peripherals Published:  Author: 
External Mfg. Website: Microsoft Jul 24 2000   Bao Ly  
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So, what goes in it?

With less moving parts, the Microsoft Intellimouse Optical is cheaper to make and should guarantee a few things: it should stay clean (no ball and rollers to pick up dust.) it should also last a long time (Microsoft backs this up with a 5 year warranty,) and the unit should be very light and comfortable.

So how does this all work?  The MS Intellimouse Optical is using Microsoft's "Intellieye" technology whereby a tiny digital CMOS camera takes 1,500 pictures per second of the surface beneath the mouse.  Microsoft claims that the "Intellieye" technology will work with virtually any surface, the preferred mousing surface is still an Everglide or Ratpad.  There is also an LED that flashes to illuminate the area when the mouse is moved, the LED has a nice effect for those latenight frag-fests as well as late night hardware reviewing...  

 

Now lets see about those special features....

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Contents of Article: Microsoft Intellimouse Optical
 Pg 1.  Microsoft Intellimouse Optical Review
 Pg 2.  — So, what goes in it?
 Pg 3.  Special Features... cool!
 Pg 4.  But how does it perform?
 Pg 5.  Final Thoughts

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