20/01/2012 17:28 | By Matt Farrington-Smith, editor, Tech & Gadgets
The Microsoft Mouse turns 30

Microsoft IntelliMouse

IntelliMouse. Image Bill Buxton (© Bill Buxton)
  • Microsoft's new Arc Touch Mouse in Sangria Red Diamond. Image Microsoft
  • Microsoft Mouse. Image Bill Buxton (© Bill Buxton)
  • BallPoint Mouse. Image Bill Buxton (© Bill Buxton)
  • IntelliMouse. Image Bill Buxton (© Bill Buxton)
  • EasyBall. Image Bill Buxton (© Bill Buxton)
  • Microsoft IntelliMouse (optical). Image Microsoft (© Microsoft)
  • Microsoft Trackball Explorer. Image Microsoft (© Microsoft)
  • Wireless IntelliMouse Explorer. Image Microsoft (© Microsoft)
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In 1996 Microsoft introduced their first scrolling mouse. The central scroll wheel enables the user to scroll up and down in any scrollable area such as webpages, folders and documents.

(Thanks to Microsoft's Bill Buxton for the excellent imagery - you can view his Collection here)

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