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Fan of the old Microsoft Intellimouse, look here! Great mouse at great price!
on November 10, 2013
I've been a big fan of the old Microsoft Optical Intellimouse for a long time. In my opinion, the size, shape, and ambidextrous design with one button on each side of the mouse (as opposed to two or more on the same side), as well as build quality of that old mouse made it head and shoulders above quite a lot of newer mice, especially for business usage.
However, after a good 8+ years of usage, both of mine died, and I decided to take a chance on a replacement with this SteelSeries Kana Optical Gaming mouse. I have to say, that so far, I love the feel of it. Side by side the Kana is only millimeters less long than the Intellimouse, at almost identical widths and heights. The side buttons of the Kana have a nice groove near them for easy finding "by touch". This mouse feels solidly built, the white and black design fit in well with a business environment, and the dps button makes it easy to swipe the mouse across multiple screens, and then by hitting the button, slow down response for more finite control. The braided lines are also fantastic, as it means no more bunched up, twisted cords. Best part is, the mouse functions perfectly with or without the drivers from SteelSeries, so no need to install extra software if you don't need it. (From what I've found, the software allows for remapping of the buttons, control of the small white LED behind the mouse-wheel, and adjustment of the sensitivity. None of which are critical to mouse functionality).
Frankly, for business use, I think I've found my new favorite. This SteelSeries Kana.