Microsoft Classic IntelliMouse Receives A Makeover

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Microsoft Classic IntelliMouse Receives A Makeover

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American technology giant, Microsoft was reportedly the first company to introduce a scroll wheel in computer mice. The company also launched the revolutionary IntelliMouse back in the year 1996, with its highlighting feature being the aforementioned one-of-a-kind scroll wheel. Even though the original IntelliMouse is a bit outdated for modern usage, the mouse is an iconic mark in the history of peripherals. However, it seems that the organization plans to bring the mouse back to life since it launched the upgraded version of the same in the form of a gaming mouse

Microsoft IntelliMouse Pro

First announced in China in late 2018, the revamped IntelliMouse features a similar design to the original IntelliMouse, with dashes of design and hardware upgrades that classify it as a gaming mouse. The sensor included in the 2017 variant of the Intellimouse has been upgraded to track up to 10,160 mm per second. It also supports up to 16,000 DPI and a 12,000 fps refresh rate for smoother response times. The company claims that the redesigned Pro IntelliMouse has an improved key actuation (the button travel distance before the click is registered), which will enable users to use the mouse with reduced pressure application. 

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In terms of design, the mouse has been kitted with an RGB taillight that can be customized by the user. Alongside a braided cable for durability, a textured finish has been introduced to the IntelliMouse, which previously had a glossy finish. Using Microsoft’s mouse and keyboard software, the additional side buttons can be customized as per requirements. The mouse weighs 140 grams and is USB 2.0 full speed compatible. It is priced at US$ 59.99 (Rs. 4,200), whereas the older 2017 classic IntelliMouse is priced at US$ 39.99 (Rs. 2,800). 

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