While it might have been discontinued years ago, the Microsoft Intellimouse series has quite a following during its existence between late-90s to mid-2000s. For users that have been wishing to see the mouse in the market once again, seems like their prayers might have been answered.
Quietly making its way into the limelight alongside several big announcements from Microsoft earlier this week which includes Surface Book 2, the company is apparently planning to release a new mouse called Classic Intellimouse soon.
Interestingly, Classic Intellimouse is actually based on Intellimouse Explorer (IE) 3.0 which is a name that should be familiar to some gamers out there especially old school FPS and Counter-Strike players. While product images showed that it is not an exact replica of IE3.0, the body contour and certain design aspects of the iconic mouse can clearly be seen on Classic Intellimouse.
The new mouse is also equipped with 3200 DPI BlueTrack sensor which allows it to be used on almost all surfaces including glass. Weighing at around 129 grams, Classic IntelliMouse also features five buttons with three of them being customizable on Windows 7, 8, 8.1 and 10 but not on Windows 10 S.
For now, the release date for the new Classic Intellimouse has yet been revealed by Microsoft. Nevertheless, the company has listed the mouse on its website for USD 39.99 (about RM 169).