IntelliMouse with IntelliEye - Page 3
are USB and PS/2 compatible. You simply attach the USB to
PS/2 adapter to use the mouse as a PS/2 device.
with the USB to PS/2 adapter
are advantages and disadvantages of using either USB or
a standard PS/2 mouse updates 40 times per second under
Windows 95/98 and 60 times per second under Windows NT,
a USB mouse updates 125 times per second. This higher report
rate theoretically makes a USB mouse much more responsive
and precise during gameplay, offering real competitive advantages.
a downside to using a USB mouse, however. Youíll be able
to use it in a Windows DOS box; But if you choose to boot
up in native DOS, youíll just have to use the PS/2 version
as DOS doesn't support USB.
either way, installation is a breeze, especially with USB
where the mouse is installed under 30 seconds!
IntelliEye technology, both mice offer incredible tracking
precision. My old Logitech mouse didnít feel as precise
even after a cleaning session! Seriously, I donít think
I can ever go back to using a standard mouse anymore. Once
again, Microsoft has brainwashed me!
is noticeably larger than the IntelliMouse. It has the bias
requirement that the user be right-handed. The best way
to hold the Explorer would be to rest your hand on it. This
is unlike the IntelliMouse where your wrist will still rest
on the table.
Intellimouse with IntelliEye (darn, sure is a
long name) comes with two buttons as well as a rubber
grooved wheel to provide better grip and traction.
Noticed the rubber grooved
Mum! Where're my balls?
Smacked right in the center is the optical sensor
The LED is
pretty bright. As with all products using optical
technology, make sure you do not stare at the LED for too
long (unfortunately I was attracted by the red beam of
light). One interesting point to note is that the mouse will
automatically dim the LED if it detects itself being lifted
off the surface.
have yet to get comfortable with the Explorer (not in that
way!). The Explorer is definitely one big rodent. While
trying to press the two additional buttons on the side,
I would somehow press the right mouse button. Hmm... perhaps
my hand is too small? You see, unless you position your
hand perfectly on the Explorer, youíre gonna be pressing
a few buttons by mistake.