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An optical IntelliMouse

The IntelliMouse is a line of ergonomic mice marketed by Microsoft since 1996.[1] The original IntelliPoint software drivers have since been replaced by the Microsoft Mouse and Keyboard Center.

History

The design of the popular IntelliMouse 3.0 was reintroduced as the Classic IntelliMouse in 2017.[2] The current Pro IntelliMouse was introduced in May 2019.[1]

Models

Name Released Ended Buttons Optical USB Serial Notes
IntelliMouse 1996 3 optional* optional* PS/2 or 9-pin First use of the IntelliMouse brand.[3]
IntelliMouse Trackball 1997 2002 3 No No PS/2 or 9-pin Only IntelliMouse-branded trackball.[4]
IntelliMouse Pro 1998 2001 3 No No PS/2 or 9-pin Intended to improve ergonomics with a refined shape and rubber side grips.[5]
IntelliMouse Explorer 1999 5 Yes Yes PS/2 Also adds two left side buttons (for right hand thumb). Upgraded from 1500 to 6000 fps sensor in 2001.[6][7]
IntelliMouse Optical 2000 5 Yes Yes PS/2 Two ambidextrous side buttons. Upgraded from 1500 to 6000 fps sensor with USB support in 2001.[8][9]
Wireless IntelliMouse Explorer 2001 5 Yes Yes No 6000 fps sensor; automatically adjusts illumination based on surface. Bluetooth added in 2002.[10][11]
IntelliMouse Explorer 3.0 2006 5 Yes Yes No Re-release of the IntelliMouse Explorer branded as "3.0" with a 9000 fps sensor.[12][13]
Classic IntelliMouse 2017 5 Yes Yes No 1000 reports/second, up to 3200 DPI.[14]
Pro IntelliMouse 2019 5 Yes Yes No 16000 DPI maximum; PixArt PASW3389PRO-MS sensor.[15]
*A version with IntelliEye and USB support was released later.[16][17]

Gallery

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Announcing the Microsoft Pro Intellimouse by Eric Lovelin, Microsoft Devices Blog. 2019-05-28.
  2. Microsoft Classic IntelliMouse review by Matt Hanson, TechRadar. 2018-06-28.
  3. "Microsoft IntelliMouse". Microsoft. Archived from the original on 20 January 1998. 
  4. "Microsoft IntelliMouse Trackball". Microsoft. Archived from the original on 20 January 1998. 
  5. "Microsoft IntelliMouse Pro". Microsoft. Archived from the original on 17 April 1999. 
  6. "Microsoft IntelliMouse Explorer". Microsoft. Archived from the original on 8 April 2000. 
  7. "Microsoft IntelliMouse Explorer". Microsoft. Archived from the original on 21 February 2002. Retrieved 19 June 2019. 
  8. "Microsoft IntelliMouse Optical". Microsoft. Archived from the original on 10 May 2000. 
  9. "Microsoft IntelliMouse Optical". Microsoft. Archived from the original on 14 December 2001. Retrieved 19 June 2019. 
  10. "Microsoft Wireless IntelliMouse Optical". Microsoft. Archived from the original on 8 October 2001. Retrieved 19 June 2019. 
  11. "Microsoft Wireless IntelliMouse Optical for Bluetooth". Microsoft. Archived from the original on 22 December 2002. Retrieved 19 June 2019. 
  12. Microsoft (August 22, 2006). "Microsoft on Top of Its Game With Launch of Exciting New Gaming Peripherals". Press release. Retrieved 19 June 2019. 
  13. jatkinson (September 22, 2006). "The Microsoft IntelliMouse Explorer 3.0–Review". Retrieved 19 June 2019. 
  14. "Microsoft Classic Intellimouse". Microsoft. Archived from the original on 19 October 2017. 
  15. "Microsoft Pro IntelliMouse". Microsoft. Archived from the original on 5 June 2019. 
  16. "Microsoft IntelliMouse with IntelliEye". Microsoft. Archived from the original on 5 June 2001. Retrieved 19 June 2019. 
  17. "Microsoft IntelliMouse (USB compatible)". Microsoft. Archived from the original on 24 April 1999. 

External links

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