However, when we tried the exact same thing with Mozilla Firefox, we weren’t so lucky. Two thumb buttons are in an ideal spot; they’re comfortable to click, but they’re not so “convenient” that you’ll hit them by accident. Logitech’s flagship wireless mouse is finely crafted, offers precise, smooth operation The Bottom Line The stylish and comfortable set is easy to use and operates smoothly, but the only browser it supports is Internet Explorer. As for the mouse half of this duo, it is flawless. Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more. Discussion threads can be closed at any time at our discretion.

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Software Downloads: Wireless IntelliMouse Explorer with Fingerprint Reader

On the back of the Reader is a green LED, which signifies that the device is connected to your PC and working correctly. This Holiday Season, protect yourself and your loved ones with the best. After 10 or so attempts at logging in to different sites, we gave up. We’ve changed, we promise.

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The Fingerprint Reader requires you to install the provided software and drivers and once this is completed it is very easy to set-up. Another minor annoyance is the ever-present light on the fingerprint readee. Sign in with LinkedIn Sign in with Facebook.

The Fingerprint Reader is a convenient product that is well priced, but its lack of browser support is a significant disappointment. For right-handers, the mouse is ergonomic and supremely comfortable. Discussion threads can be closed at any time at our discretion.

The disclaimers recommend that the fingerprint reader not be used to fingerprin sensitive information. Buyers should also note Microsoft’s security disclaimers, which explain that the device is for convenience, not security.


The reader can be used without the mouse, but not the other way around, as it acts as the IntelliMouse receiver. Doing this takes mere seconds and enables finerprint tilt-wheel scrolling feature.

Visit manufacturer site for details. Review Sections Review Specs. After finger registration, pop-up menus instruct you to go to any Web site or program that is password-protected, then touch the fingerprint sensor with a registered finger to get the Create Fingerprint Logon prompt.

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The mini version of the MX Master, Logitech’s flagship wireless mouse, is almost as feature-rich Once the software is installed, it’s easy to get the fingerprint reader dialed in to you alone: I need power and lots of it. Mark Zuckerberg on Facebook’s The thumb buttons were largely ergonomic and convenient and if you install the software included in the package, they can be customised to work with a number of functions. We would get the fingerprint logon prompt, fill in the required password information, hit OK, and When your fingerprint is successfully scanned a small icon is displayed in the left hand corner of the screen, which signifies that the read was successful with a green light.

Once you have set-up the Reader to register your prints, it is a simple matter of going to any password-protected web-site or program and scanning your print to create a fingerprint logon.

mirosoft At any time, you can scan your finger to bring up the convenient One Touch Menu, which allows you to edit settings including sounds, prompts and taskbar options. Microsoft recommends registering two fingerprints, rearer you can choose which fingers. We entered a username and a password and, after clicking OK, we were prompted to touch the fingerprint sensor again and–wow–access to Hotmail.


We found it slightly distracting whenever it was in our eyeshot.

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Logitech’s flagship wireless mouse is finely crafted, offers precise, smooth operation The smooth-action roll does take some getting used to, and gamers or others who like to feel the wheel click may mourn the loss of the tactile scroll, but we liked the smooth action for everyday use.

We first tried this using Internet Explorer on Hotmail. It does work with most other programs though – we used the Reader to protect log-ins for Lotus Notes and MSN Messenger, just to name a few.

The mouse runs on two standard Alkaline AA batteries.

Microsoft Wireless IntelliMouse Explorer with Fingerprint Reader The two-tone gray optical mouse in the Microsoft Wireless IntelliMouse Explorer with Fingerprint Reader set is incredibly comfortable and features Microsoft’s tilt-wheel technology, which lets you scroll horizontally as well as vertically. Unfortunately, the Fingerprint Reader does not work with any browser other than Internet Explorer, which is a major drawback for those who prefer the popular Mozilla Firefox.

It’s coated in rubber, making it comfortable to grip and to move, and the wheel doesn’t click or make other sounds when you roll it.

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