I am a horrible Quake III player, so I'm not going to tell
you that this mouse has raised my level of play
to "l33t" status. However, this mouse does not hurt my frag total either.
This mouse glides effortlessly in any direction that I want it to
on my Everglide and Ratpad mousing surfaces.
Once again the MS Intellimouse Optical is
not using old technology based on 'ball' designs. The "Intellieye"
sensor makes this mouse very light, and the removal of the mouse ball leaves the
MS Intellimouse Optical with a nearly resistance, and maintenance
free design. I've never had to clean this mouse, and that's great
because I don't have to worry about a dirty mouse ball to make me miss a
shot, at least with this mouse, my missed shots can be blamed on
Unfortunately my day to day computer
tasks do not require a lot of precision (aside from playing Quake III or
Diablo II,) but from the feedback that I've received from
my friends who use programs like Photoshop extensively, the MS
Intellimouse Optical mouse works quite well for them. As I've previously
mentioned, I can use this mouse for hours and hours without any feeling of
discomfort. There is one negative about this mouse though, it's not a
Logitech. This is not brand loyalty talking, but I've always found that
the Logitech mouse "click" better, that is the left and right mouse buttons have
a better feel when you click on them.
So what does this all add up