Vol. 7, No. 4 September 2000
The Microsoft IntelliMouse Optical
by Mike Ballard
Presents a favorable review of the Microsoft IntelliMouse Optical
($50) from Microsoft Corporation of Redmond, WA. Describes the
IntelliMouse Optical as a five-button programmable USB or PS/2 mouse
that uses Microsoft's IntelliEye optical tracking technology in lieu
of a ball and other associated mechanical parts. Requires Windows 95
or later, and a USB or PS/2 port for IBM PC-compatible computers;
and OS 8.5.1 or later, and a USB port for Macintosh; both require a
CD-ROM drive. Says that it is a symmetric mouse designed for either
right- or left-handed use, and also has a wheel for scrolling. Warns
that the installation documentation should be more complete, and
mentions concerns about using the mouse in a classroom situation as
it does not have a feeling of solidity that the standard mouse
provides. Rated four on a scale of one to five.
Includes one photo and a scorecard.
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