Microsoft launched the first IntelliMouse 23 years ago in 1996, and the last major update came in 2017 with the Classic IntelliMouse, which brought a faster tracking sensor, improvements to the feel of the buttons, and the return of the iconic tail light.
There was still room to do more, however, and Microsoft has made upgrades to the new Pro IntelliMouse. It has an upgraded tracking sensor to capture everything from the smallest flicks to the largest gestures with greater speed. In a nod to modern gaming, there are subtle design updates inspired by the shadow and gradients that are popular on Xbox accessories. It features improved key actuation, a textured finish and a braided cable to stand up to the most demanding users. Its buttons feel more responsive and are more reliable than ever and are easy to customize in the Windows Mouse and Keyboard Center. You can even customize the color of the taillight to match your mood, your surroundings, or your custom setup.
With its wired design, you’ll never wait for it to pair or need to search for a dongle before getting down to work or play.
The Microsoft Pro IntelliMouse will go on sale beginning in late May in Canada and the United States with additional markets to follow in Europe and Asia beginning in July. It will be available in Dark Shadow and Light Shadow.