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Microsoft Classic IntelliMouse Review: The Popular Classic in a New Design

The Microsoft Classic IntelliMouse is the rebirth of a very popular classic, which already found its origin 22 years ago. Microsoft laid the foundations for success with the first IntelliMouse in 1996. The design was quite clumsy, but quite appropriate for the time. After seven years followed the IntelliMouse Explorer 3.0, which became an absolute bestseller and was especially popular with gamers. However, Microsoft discontinued the sale for unknown reasons and restarted it in 2006, where the mouse was officially marketed for gamers due to unbroken demand with a new color scheme.

With the Classic IntelliMouse, Microsoft is now trying to build on the success of that time 12 years later. This is to be achieved above all with a modern design, new technology and adapted form, whereby the latter is strongly based on the Explorer 3.0. In our test you will find out to what extent the nearly 40 Euro Classic IntelliMouse with BlueTrack technology is suitable for gamers today.

Microsoft Classic IntelliMouse at a glance

Sensor type BlueTrack (optical)
Switch type Omron (main keys)
DPI 400 – 3,200 DPI
Connection USB 2.0
Sampling rate 1,000 Hz, 3,000 FPS
Lighting White (LED at the back of the mouse)
Form right-handed operation
Dimensions (W x H x D) 69 x 43 x 132 mm
Weight 103 g
More features
  • 5 keys incl. mouse wheel
  • 1.8m rubberized cable
  • Software for easy configuration

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Simon Lüthje

I am co-founder of this blog and am very interested in everything that has to do with technology, but I also like to play games. I was born in Hamburg, but now I live in Berlin.

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