My rant yesterday was about the IntelliMouse Explorer 3.0. I managed to find one for sale at a http://www.zipzoomfly.com/. I had heard about them selling them for a while now but only now managed to purchase one. Reason I took so long is that you need to buy a piece of hardware with the mouse since it is an OEM sale. Last I checked, the mouse was the actual 3.0 version and not the 1.0 that is being sold right now. The 3.0, IIRC, has two smaller side buttons for the forward and back buttons. Here is a picture of what I was expecting. Here is a picture of what I will be receiving come Monday.
Now here is where the tricky part comes in. ZZF doesn’t state it is the 3.0 model in the item description but when you view the web page, in the browser title you clearly see it stated as being the 3.0 model. Now that is where I get annoyed. I’ve already spoken to someone else who said they attempted to buy the same mouse but received the 1.0 model and complained. After hearing complaints I think it would be the right thing to do to remove that 3.0 and change it to the real version. I think that is deceitful and really annoying to say the least.
I have given up on this mouse any way. The IntelliMouse Explorer 3.0 is only supported by the IntelliPoint 4.1 software. As of last night I finally configured all of my programs to use my various mouse buttons. I noticed at work when I tried to do the same to my existing Explorer 3.0 that some features could not be mapped to the extra buttons. I guess I’ll probably pick up the Laser 6000 once again and see if I can get used to it.