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Microsoft Classic IntelliMouse Makes a Return

Discussion in 'Frontpage news' started by Hilbert Hagedoorn, Jan 16, 2018.

  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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  2. JamesSneed

    JamesSneed Master Guru

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    I never liked this mouse(owned it) even when it originally came out. I know it was pretty popular so obviously some people did.
     
  3. FrostNixon

    FrostNixon Member Guru

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    I've seen a lot of CS players using this over the years which means it should perform well. Not sure if I'm sold on this one until I see a review with all the competition doing great for low prices out there.

    Anyways what kinds of drivers for a mouse require 150mb? Hope it's not mining cryptocurrency.
     
  4. Evildead666

    Evildead666 Master Guru

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    I have always used this mouse :)
    No extra buttons, and as light as a feather.
     

  5. fantaskarsef

    fantaskarsef Ancient Guru

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    Had two of those hehe... then I discovered how useful additional mouse buttons can be in certain games.
     
  6. RavenMaster

    RavenMaster Master Guru

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    I used a Microsoft Intellimouse Optical 1.1a for years as it was ambidextrous and i'm a lefty. It was super comfortable and very accurate in fps games and mobas. This new intellimouse classic is right-handed only :(
     
  7. BarryB

    BarryB Maha Guru

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    Wish they would bring back the Wireless Intellimouse Explorer 2.0 as mine is on it's last legs, well I did buy it around 2004! All the mice M$ seem to have look too futuristic and have really odd shapes, the Intellimouse I've used for about 14 years still remains comfortable to hold and use, but some jokers on eBay want £200 to £300 for one!
     
  8. Kaarme

    Kaarme Maha Guru

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    It does have two thumb buttons. My last two mice have had two thumb buttons, and I think it's perfect for me. The one before had only one. I tend to use mice as long as they last, so I'm talking about many years ago. A very basic mouse still has nothing but left and right button and a buttoned wheel between them, so anything else is extra buttons.
     
  9. spectatorx

    spectatorx Master Guru

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    I wish they would bring back habu, the best mouse i've ever had and it is so hard to find anything similar to it.
     
  10. foxx1337

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    Among these "few upgrades" is a turd for a sensor.
     

  11. tsunami231

    tsunami231 Ancient Guru

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    that was terrible mouse terrible quaitly too, I bought that when first came out for 70$ and every 6 months like clock work the mouse wire be came so bad the mouse stoped work MS was replaced that mouse for me ever 6 month for almost 5 years before I said frack it, never again went to logictec and never had such probablem again, only time mouse die now are when micro switch in them are so warn they dont work which has happen once to one mouse from and that was after 7 years of use

    This was same time i started to boycott any HW comeing from MS and 2~3 360 I had dont remeber how many i actual had at this point. all failed from rrod and i barely used those systems we talking i maybe touched 1 ever 3months and they where in open and got plenty off air. this pretty much made me say I will never buy any HW of any kind from MS again
     
  12. RealNC

    RealNC Ancient Guru

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    The original was an awesome mouse for non-gaming machines. Mine still works, over 13 years later. Cheap, no BS, just does its job, lasts for a long time.

    Actually back in 2004, I was using it for games too for quite a few years before I got one with extra buttons. Did the 500Hz "oveclock" trick on it too on Windows XP. Never skipped a beat.
     
  13. intellimoo

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    Cool news. :D
     
  14. gx-x

    gx-x Maha Guru

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    "150MB available space."
    :eek:

    for WHAT?!
     
  15. RealNC

    RealNC Ancient Guru

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    Probably the intellimouse software suite thing. Which of course no one actually needs :p
     
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    Question is, is the bluetrack sensor really as bad for gaming as they say ?

    I've heard people say its not suited for gaming. Being made by microsoft i suppose there is a good chance they f*cked it up.

    Gonna have to wait for propper in depth reviews.
     
  17. gx-x

    gx-x Maha Guru

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    the original was awful for gaming, I regretted buying it. But this one is totally different mice so who knows.
     
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    Utter sh1t mouse.
     
  19. RealNC

    RealNC Ancient Guru

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    I wouldn't get this for games if you have a >60Hz monitor. This seems to be a normal 125Hz mouse. If you use those on a high refresh monitor, you're going to get visible microstutter.

    This really is "just a mouse." The original was very good for what it was, meaning it lasts, good buttons, cheap, comfortable, but it was never meant to be used for gaming. These cost around $15 IIRC back in the day, and you could find them for as low as $8 at some places. Awesome for the price, but don't expect it to match a 500Hz or 1000Hz mouse with a sensor made for gaming.
     
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  20. Venix

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    right now i am rocking gskill gx780 i got for 41.5 euros ...because the sensor is old and sports "only" 8600 dpi ... the mouse has magnetic sides that changing is 100% ambidextrous thumb rest for the right hand .... place it ...done ....for the left hand ...pull the one that has no thumb rest and put on the thumb rest for it ... want no thumb rest ...just place the no thumb rest side ...also the back of the mouse rising and lowering with alen key

    i had this mouse and lasted for 5 years + was my first mouse after track ball so for me was ...just amassing since then i moved on though good memories ...cs 1.5 with this mouse
     

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