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Mouse recommendation

Posted by Neumann [send private reply] at May 07, 2003, 08:23:22 AM

My Microsoft Wheel-mouse is slowly dying and I want to replace it. My left buttons is getting really sloppy. It often miss clicks and sometimes even double-click on sigle-click.

Should I buy a simple but rugged optical mouse or a fancy
cordless/gizmoed optical mouse.

Any particular advices?

Posted by mop [send private reply] at May 07, 2003, 10:02:12 AM

I think that a normal USB optical wheel mouse that comes with a USB->PS2 adapter is good enough, do you need the gizmos?

Posted by Neumann [send private reply] at May 07, 2003, 10:22:02 AM

Some gizmoed mouse look useless at first but I bet I could get used to that 8 buttons Logitech MX500.


What I don't think I need is a wireless mouse. The wire never bothered me and I think that a wireless mouse is pretty much useless without a wireless keyboard too.

After I posted this message, I browsed too see my potential options. I think the MX 500 is the best I could find. The feature equivalent Microsoft mouse is the IntelliMouse Explorer but I really dislike its design. The only problem I see is the price :/

Posted by ItinitI [send private reply] at May 07, 2003, 10:26:58 AM

I got a Logitech wireless mouse [non-optical] and now its hard to use a wired mouse.. (^_^)
But, the ball/sensors seem to get dirty often and have to be cleaned.

Posted by gian [send private reply] at May 07, 2003, 08:40:14 PM

I have a Microsoft Wireless Keyboard and Mouse set (I can't remember the name of it) which is particularly comfortable. It's a split keyboard too, so it's nice ergonomically.

Posted by Neumann [send private reply] at May 08, 2003, 07:54:19 AM

I've bought the Logitech MX500. It was expensive, it's a really sweet mouse.

I've thought about buying a wireless keyboard & mouse set but I'm way too used to my dumb brandless keyboard. Also, commercial keyboard have _weird_ round shape. I don't think any of them would fit on a desk with limited space.

Posted by Neumann [send private reply] at May 08, 2003, 09:46:41 AM


The MX500 is expensive BUT its really a sweet mouse.

Posted by CodeRed [send private reply] at May 08, 2003, 03:16:00 PM

I have the MX300, I really like it. Next I am getting the MX 700, assuming something better doesn't come out by then

Posted by Mike_L [send private reply] at May 08, 2003, 03:31:55 PM

My workstation has a nifty ergonomic mouse. It is shaped kind of like a joysick so it lets you keep your wrist and arm straight. I've noticed that I've had less discomfort in my right hand since I started using it 3 weeks ago.

It's called the Renaissance Mouse and is made by 3M.

If you install the (Windows) software then you can use the side button to activate the "scroll mode". I'd rather get a big trackball for my left hand for scrolling.

The Renaissance Mouse has a regular ball, but I've noticed that it hasn't needed cleaning like conventional mice require. I think it's because a conventional mouse lets your hand and arm touch the mouse pad and deposit oil and dead skin cells on it. The right edge of your hand rests on the ergonomic mouse about 1cm above the mouse pad.

I've gotta get one of these things for my PC at home. =)

Posted by DragonWolf [send private reply] at May 12, 2003, 04:23:41 AM

I got the Logitech wireless keyboard and optical mouse set. Liked it at first but soon realised there were problems, such as if you move the mouse very quickly it messes up (general optical mouse problem), lag between keyboard presses and mouse movements, very rarely my mouse would get disconnected and I wouldn't be able to move it momentarily.

So I replaced it with a cheap wired keyboard and a MX500 mouse. I would have got the MX700 if I wasn't a gamer. The MX700 boasts to have nearly the same performance as the MX500, but the fact that its heavy, needs charging and the optical sensor isn't centered put me off.

I've been happy with the MX500, and personally I don't see that much benefit in wireless mice.

Posted by Neumann [send private reply] at May 12, 2003, 06:14:25 AM

The MX500 is a very good mouse. I'm really getting used to it.

Posted by unknown_lamer [send private reply] at May 13, 2003, 03:33:25 PM

I like my IBM Optical mouse with the blue scroll wheel. You can use either the scroll wheel or the side button as the third mouse button, which is really nice. I forgot the model though...

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