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MX500 or MS Intellimouse Explorer 3 ?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by _rahoul, 1 Jun 2004.

  1. _rahoul

    _rahoul What's a Dremel?

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    :duh: x 10^99

    Incredibly, i managed to crush (yes CRUSH) my mouse today, i've been using an Intellimouse Explorer v3 for about 3 years and really love it. But for my next mouse i'm debating over the MX500 or getting ye ol' MS IE 3 again. They're about the same price, so i could go either way.

    Note i dont want wireless (ie MX700) or the Intellimouse Explorer v4 (due to its sucky click-less wheel).
     
  2. pzr

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  3. RotoSequence

    RotoSequence Lazy Lurker

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    MX-510; MX 700 with a cord :thumb:
     
  4. pzr

    pzr Banned

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    no
    mx500 = mx700 with cord

    mx510 has better optical sensor and looks better, silly boi,
    MX510 = MX710 with cord... when ever they decide to make a 710 that is
     
  5. mrplow

    mrplow obey the fist!!

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    Don't mind me... :worried:
     
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  6. RotoSequence

    RotoSequence Lazy Lurker

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    Oops :blush: My bad. Still 510 is teh roxorz :rock:
     
  7. mrplow

    mrplow obey the fist!!

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    You were basically right. The 510 is just a prettier (and perhaps slightly improved) 500.
     
  8. pzr

    pzr Banned

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    it is imrpoved ,
    MX500 4million pixel sensor
    mx510 6million pixel sensor
    if i remember correctly
     
  9. _rahoul

    _rahoul What's a Dremel?

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    well if i could i woulda got the MX510, but they dont sell them down here. newayz, i ended up getting the MX500 at the bargain basement basement price of AUD$45. Almost 40 dollars off.

    Oh mama this is the sweetest mouse ever. So smooth, so sleek, so sexy. Is it a sin to have carnal thoughts about a mouse?

    :eeek:
     
  10. yodasarmpit

    yodasarmpit Modder

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    Having never used the MS mouse I cant comment on it, but I have an MX500 and I absolutely love it, it has some of the best ergonomics around, it feels as if it was designed for my hand.
     
  11. Atomic

    Atomic Gerwaff

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    Had the Intelli v3 and an MX700, the logitech wins over the ms mouse anyday!

    Much nicer in your hand I'd say...
     
  12. [cibyr]

    [cibyr] Sometimes posts here

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    I love my MX500 and it loves me.. :naughty: :worried:
     
  13. _rahoul

    _rahoul What's a Dremel?

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    thats true, also i found the V3 felt kinda 'cheap' this one feels way more solid

    Man its hard adjsuting to the speed of this mouse, i loaded up CS and if i move the mosue 1/2 an inch either way i spin around twice. :lol: Mite have to turn my sensitivity down from full for the first time ever
     
  14. JADS

    JADS Et arma et verba vulnerant

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    Maybe the Razor Viper would be another choice to look at?

    I use a Wireless Intellimouse Explorer at the mo and used a Explorer v1, both reasonable mice and the tech has come on since then. I suspect either would do you just fine, but the MX510 is the more up-to-date of the two mice.

    I must admit to being intrigued how you managed to crush your existing mouse?
     
  15. _rahoul

    _rahoul What's a Dremel?

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    Oh yea i forgot about the viper, i might look into that although im not too confident its for sale down here in Oz.

    Oh and i crushed the mice by dropping 4 2000 pages+ hardcover textbooks i was moving across the room from a height of bout 3 meters (the mouse was on the floor). It smashed the body of the mouse, but i'm keeping all the internals for some future modding project. :dremel:

    edit: man o man this Mouseware software is the biggest piece of rat-faeces i've ever had the displeasure of running. :grr:
     
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  16. Pookeyhead

    Pookeyhead It's big, and it's clever.

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    700 = 4.7
    510 = 5.8
     
  17. savethegaywhales

    savethegaywhales What's a Dremel?

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    If you are going to play any FPS don't get the new intellimouse. I looked at it in Best Buy and you don't get any kind of feedback when you use the scroll. That is enough reason to get something else.
     
  18. JuMpErFLY

    JuMpErFLY Minimodder

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    has im3 really been around 3 years?
    I also managed to crush my mouse a while back (a shelf in my room collapsed above my pc while i was out on the piss!) that mouse still works though, I just crushed it back into shape :D, I now use an im3 which works fine, even in fps (don't get the problems mentioned above) but from what I've read (not here) I get the impression the logitech is the best bet. im3 peforms very well but logitech performs well and is "comfier" is the impression I got
     

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