Optical mice in the test: Logitech Dual Optical against Microsoft Explorer 3.0

Optical mice in the test: Logitech Dual Optical against Microsoft Explorer 3.0


What is the difference between a stork ? Both legs are the same length, especially the left one. Well It was the same for us after we had extensively tested these two rodents. Both were basically absolutely convincing. Both showed weaknesses, but they do not change the fact that these are the most precise and probably best mice on the market at the moment. You quickly got used to the somewhat loose keys of the Explorer 3.0, and the difficulties with the Logitech MouseWare are quickly forgotten once you operate the MouseMan with the IntelliPoint software. There is only one conclusion left from our tests: Those who are used to five buttons and the shape of the Explorer 3.0 predecessors will probably feel more comfortable with the Microsoft mouse now too. If, on the other hand, you are used to a more delicate mouse and get by with four buttons, you will probably accept the lower price of the MouseMan Dual Optical as compensation for the download of the IntelliPoint software and be happy with the Logitech mouse.

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IntelliMouse Explorer3.0

Microsoft MS Explorer 3.0
  • ergonomic shape
  • five buttons + scroll wheel
  • glides easily
  • high-precision sensor (6000 frames/sec.)
  • very good software
  • wobbly thumb buttons
  • too smooth scroll wheel
  • only suitable for right-handers

MouseMan Dual Optical

Logitech MouseMan Dual Optical
  • ergonomically shaped
  • four very good buttons + good scroll wheel
  • high precision thanks to two sensors
  • unusable software
  • reacts more sensitively to extremely fast movements and reflective surfaces

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