Date: February 6th, 2010
Article by: Joe Anderson (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited By: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: Microsoft
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PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS AND FEATURES
BlueTrack™ Technology Microsoft BlueTrack Technology combines the power of optical with the precision of laser for remarkable tracking on more surfaces*.
Easy Recharging The battery status indicator tells you when a quick recharge is needed. The compact, stable recharging base is easy to use.
Snap-in Mini Transceiver for Portability Reliable wireless on the go. Microsoft 2.4 GHz wireless and the snap-in mini transceiver deliver a reliable connection with up to a 30-foot range.
Sophisticated Design and Ergonomic Comfort The glowing blue light effects and comfortable curved surfaces set your mouse apart.
3 Weeks Between Charges The battery status indicator tells you when a quick recharge is needed, and the stable recharging base is easy to use.
Blue Lighting Effects Glowing blue light effects are part of Explorer's noticeable, sophisticated design.
Works on Virtually Any Surface Allows your mouse to work on more surfaces—including granite, carpet, and rough-grain wood.
Device Stage Quickly and easily access common tasks, including product information, registration, settings and more for popular devices such as cell phones, cameras, printers, and mouse, keyboard and webcam products.
Better Than Optical and Laser Microsoft's proprietary BlueTrack™ Technology works on more surfaces than both optical and laser mice**.
4-Way Scrolling Scroll four ways for greater efficiency and comfort with Tilt Wheel Technology.
Customizable Buttons Get quick access to the media, programs, and files you use most often with customizable buttons.
Ergonomic Design Point and click in comfort—ergonomic design helps you work longer without discomfort.
Rechargeable Mouse Status indicator flashes when batteries need charging. Mouse drops onto the stable, horizontal charging station to activate charging.
3 Year Warranty
*BlueTrack Technology does not work on clear glass or mirrored surfaces.
**It uses high-angle imaging optics to generate an accurate picture of the surface.
Microsoft's proprietary BlueTrack™ Technology works on more surfaces than both optical and laser mice.
The Microsoft® Explorer Mouse, with revolutionary Microsoft BlueTrack™ Technology, works more places than ever before, including on granite countertops, living room or airport carpets—even on a wood table or rough, unfinished park bench.
Snap In and Go - Simply snap in the transceiver to turn off the mouse, saving battery life.
Reliable Wireless - Microsoft 2.4 GHz wireless delivers a reliable connection with up to a 30-foot range.
Sophisticated Design and Comfort - The glowing blue light effects and comfortable curved surfaces set your mouse apart.
Go Anywhere - Microsoft BlueTrack Technology™ combines the power of optical with the precision of laser for remarkable tracking on more surfaces.
5-Button Mouse - Get quick access to the media, programs, and files you use most often with customizable buttons.
4-Way Scrolling - Scroll side to side as well as up and down.
Basically, the new Explorer uses a blue LED and a diffuser, to create a wider, more uniform illumination than either red LEDs or lasers used in the past. While most mice will tend to misread or ignore tiny bumps that appear only on mildly textured surfaces, the Explorer's camera sits farther forward to capture the reflected light from virtually any surface.
For an MSRP of $79.95 US, you get a stylish plastic container holding…
…the software disk, instruction manual, the Explorer mouse with its USB dongle, the charging kit and a rechargeable battery, everything you need to get busy with your new rodent.