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The New Intellimouse

Discussion in 'Gaming Peripherals' started by ryhoper1, Feb 5, 2018.

  1. ryhoper1

    Associate

    Joined: Jul 2, 2016

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    Has anyone tried it ?

    Just noticed they started selling it again. It was popular back in the day but not sure how it will stand up against modern mice.
     
  2. olivier renault

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    Joined: Apr 1, 2009

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    For gaming, unknown. Angle snapping? Max speed? Acceleration? Lift off distance? Latency? That kind of thing.

    For general usage, probably same old. Ergonomics is the most important, and that's basically the same mouse.
     
  3. Zhuni

    Hitman

    Joined: Jun 16, 2011

    Posts: 689

    It's a good office mouse which is what it's been designed/marketed as. But if you look on oc.net it's max tracking is stupidly low even for fairly high sens players. I think it's worse then the originals 1.5 MPS
     
  4. Ninco!

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    I have been tempted but the reasons mentioned make me stall. I owned a Microsoft IntelliMouse Explorer 3.0 Mouse (Silver) back in the day and it was awesome.

    Nowadays the same used or new Explorer 3.0 mice are going for silly money.

    Ridiculous when I picked up a used office Microsoft Intellimouse USB Optical Mouse for £13.00 the other day.

    It makes me think twice, especially when my trusty Logitech G400 still works brilliantly. I am curious as to how it stands up today as a casual gamer.
     
  5. V F

    Capodecina

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    What is your definition of stupidly low?
     
  6. bledd

    Don

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    I had my mum buy one, she loves it!

    Not been round to test it yet.
     
  7. Zhuni

    Hitman

    Joined: Jun 16, 2011

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    There's people with 20cm/360 being left looking at the floor/sky. The original didn't malfunction in this way. It just showed as negative acceleration. I guess if you're in the sub 10cm/360 range it may be a good fit. But the original was fine when I used it at 30cm/360 granted you still had to baby your turn speed.

    If you're not going to settle for one of the clones (DA/EC1) then here is a mod from from BST so you can drop a decent sensor in there

    https://youtu.be/nyb6M89QrWI

    I'm a little surprised about this launch. It's a wired office mouse which of course is fine but then behind sold for £40. I guess we'll see it for around £25 at some point which is more where it should be. I'll pick one up then and mod it

    Ocuk are marketing it as a "gaming mouse" they really need to change that. Ms aren't listing it as such and they will be getting a lot of returns from all but extremely high sens gamers
     
    Last edited: Feb 11, 2018
  8. V F

    Capodecina

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    Sensor spin out. 20cm though, I find quite high sens. Even 30cm.
     
  9. olivier renault

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    In typical Microsoft fashion, they have borked it up. I'm not sure there is that much of a market for premium office mice that is, in reality, quite basic, but for the gaming market (which it's rubbish at), there were plenty of interest getting a new updated IME3.

    It will eventually get priced-dropped, and soon after, disappear off the shelves, me-think.

    I'm starting to think the time of their WMO1.1a / IME3.0 / IMO1.1a lines were somewhat a fluke. They did make decent keyboards, FFB wheels, and flight sticks at the time too.
     
  10. Swinbag

    Hitman

    Joined: Nov 30, 2008

    Posts: 702

    Wow, hadn't realised the 'spin out' was so low on this mouse - seems crazy given the original didn't even do it to this degree...
     


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