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bonehead
25 Mar 12,, 04:20
My mouse went belly up today. The wheel fell off a few weeks ago and now the laser tracking is kaput. I should have known better than to get something with Microsoft on it. So any recommendations for a new mouse?

Red Team
25 Mar 12,, 05:19
Netgear makes pretty good wireless mice, also no internal wheel so no worries about a part like that breaking.

Doktor
25 Mar 12,, 09:25
What are you using your computer for?

Text editing, spreadsheet and web browsing?

I never had issues with Genius mouses.

Usually would buy the cheapest one that fits my hand wrt ergonomics. If it feels right, after 10 days, I'd stock 2-3 more of the same model as the mouses are very dispensable around here.

omon
25 Mar 12,, 17:07
there are so many different ones now on the market, hard to recommend particular one, most if not all will do what you need them to do, but all share one thing, none lasts forever.

USSWisconsin
25 Mar 12,, 19:42
I like logitech track balls - I've had them for years, they typically last 5-6 yrs and wear out - but the optical ones seem to be doing better (still working).

SnyderD
25 Mar 12,, 20:51
I've had a Netgear mouse for a little while now....it's good.

bonehead
25 Mar 12,, 21:15
Thanks for the replies so far.
What I an looking for is optically tracked. The blue laser seems to to best on my desk. A right side/left side click and a scrolling wheel. Wireless and not a battery hog. It would also be nice if it last longer than a few months too.

Doktor
25 Mar 12,, 21:20
Thanks for the replies so far.
What I an looking for is optically tracked. The blue laser seems to to best on my desk. A right side/left side click and a scrolling wheel. Wireless and not a battery hog. It would also be nice if it last longer than a few months too.

I'd still stick to Genius or Logitech. My Toshiba came with some crappy mouse that ended dead after few months of abuse and since I had only one (with two reserves in the drawer).

I'd stick to my recommendation to see what fits best in your hand.

bigross86
25 Mar 12,, 21:22
I've got a Microsoft wireless, works just fine. It is a bit of a battery hog, but I've got rechargeables, so it's not the end of the world

bonehead
25 Mar 12,, 22:27
Microsoft 4000 is what just died so it is the end of the world.( for that mouse anyway) I need something that lasts a bit longer than this one did.

bonehead
25 Mar 12,, 22:29
I'd still stick to Genius or Logitech. My Toshiba came with some crappy mouse that ended dead after few months of abuse and since I had only one (with two reserves in the drawer).

I'd stick to my recommendation to see what fits best in your hand.

I plan on petting a lot of mice in the next few days to see what feels good.

bolo121
26 Mar 12,, 03:37
Microsoft 4000 is what just died so it is the end of the world.( for that mouse anyway) I need something that lasts a bit longer than this one did.

Thats a bit strange microsoft mice are usually pretty good. I have been using my Wireless 5000 for 5 years now.

What you need to get is a laser mouse, they tend to track accurately over more surfaces than optical. Trackball mice like the logitech Mx570 are also nice to have.

JAD_333
26 Mar 12,, 03:55
I like logitech track balls - I've had them for years, they typically last 5-6 yrs and wear out - but the optical ones seem to be doing better (still working).

I have the wireless laser Logitech with all the programmable buttons...but not track ball. Serves me well. Wireless is the only way to go.

astralis
26 Mar 12,, 13:40
depends on what you do with it; if you do gaming, i'd recommend a non-wireless, otherwise, wireless is the way to go.

Doktor
26 Mar 12,, 13:43
non-wireless

:biggrin:

citanon
26 Mar 12,, 15:52
I've been wanting to get one of these:

Evoluent VerticalMouse, Vertical Mouse, ergonomic mouse, ergonomic computer mouse, computer mouse, optical mouse, carpal tunnel syndrome, repetitive stress disorder, RSI (http://www.evoluent.com/vm3w.html)

http://www.evoluent.com/vm3w-sm.jpg

They are supposed to be super comfy, but unfortunately I don't think the tracking is good enough for gaming.

USSWisconsin
26 Mar 12,, 18:02
One reason I like track balls is because of ulnar nerve irritation from moving regular mice. When I move a conventional mouse on a desk, my arm rubs on the edge of the desk, over time the side of my hand gets numb. Track balls solve this by being stationary, I put mine on the edge of the desk, so my forearm doesn't touch the desk when I use it. It also doesn't need a clear spot on the desk - making more room for other stuff. It does take some getting used to - I like the kind where the thumb moves the ball, the other type has the first finger move the ball. The one I have now is a Logitech Trackman Marble - it is optical (the ball has dots on it) and corded, best of all the ball (which rides on tiny jeweled bearings) pops out easily and everything that needs cleaning is very accessable, a quick wipe with a finger usually puts it back to full functionality. They may have a wireless version - but I don't like using batteries in the office.

JAD_333
26 Mar 12,, 18:24
W:

I put the heel of my palm on the edge of the desk and never have to lift it up to move the cursor anywhere on the screen. You need a laser mouse with a scroll wheel and programmable buttons to do it... not to say a track ball isn't somewhat better.

Stitch
27 Mar 12,, 00:49
Yes, if you adjust the tracking speed on the cursor (turn it up), you don't have to move your hand very far, maybe an inch or two; however, the speed DOES take some getting used to, especially when gaming, but it saves wear & tear on your hand.

bonehead
07 Apr 12,, 04:59
Brought the new pet home tonight. Logitech m529. There were better ones out there but at stupid prices. We will see how long this $25.00 mouse will hold up.

andrew
07 Apr 12,, 19:24
Brought the new pet home tonight. Logitech m529. There were better ones out there but at stupid prices. We will see how long this $25.00 mouse will hold up.

Twenty five dollars for a mouse?:eek:

I bought my Genius for $2.5 in 2001 and it's still alive.
This thing is just unbreakable. Perhaps it will even outlive me.
Obviously not all things made in China are crappy.

bonehead
10 Apr 12,, 06:59
Twenty five dollars for a mouse?:eek:

I bought my Genius for $2.5 in 2001 and it's still alive.
This thing is just unbreakable. Perhaps it will even outlive me.
Obviously not all things made in China are crappy.

Sit down. Some models were close to $100.00.

Doktor
10 Apr 12,, 07:02
Sit down. Some models were close to $100.00.

They come with a masseuse for a week included?

RoccoR
14 Apr 12,, 20:01
bonehead,

Well, did you decide?


My mouse went belly up today. The wheel fell off a few weeks ago and now the laser tracking is kaput. I should have known better than to get something with Microsoft on it. So any recommendations for a new mouse?
(COMMENT)

I have used all the major brands, and I like LOGITECH.

V/R
R

Doktor
14 Apr 12,, 21:02
Twenty five dollars for a mouse?:eek:

I bought my Genius for $2.5 in 2001 and it's still alive.
This thing is just unbreakable. Perhaps it will even outlive me.
Obviously not all things made in China are crappy.

Hey, I had one of those... Lost it when moved to a new apartment.

IIRC, those were made in the ROC, not PRC ;)

andrew
14 Apr 12,, 23:39
Hey, I had one of those... Lost it when moved to a new apartment.

IIRC, those were made in the ROC, not PRC ;)

Perhaps yours was a Taiwanese one, but mine is made in China.

bonehead
15 Apr 12,, 04:26
bonehead,

Well, did you decide?


(COMMENT)

I have used all the major brands, and I like LOGITECH.

V/R
R

Yeah. As per post #20 I went cheap and basic.....Logitech. Not as "full" as the old MS in the hand, but it works.

bonehead
15 Apr 12,, 04:30
They come with a masseuse for a week included?

No. That won't be phased in until 2014 per "Obama care" page 32,147, article 863 section 2005. Under "Hand jobs".

AdityaMookerjee
30 Apr 12,, 02:19
My mouse went belly up today. The wheel fell off a few weeks ago and now the laser tracking is kaput. I should have known better than to get something with Microsoft on it. So any recommendations for a new mouse?

You know, it may sound insane, but first, show your dead mouse some love, and bury it. It is good to even show non living possessions some human love. The idea behind what I said is right.

bonehead
01 May 12,, 04:34
You know, it may sound insane, but first, show your dead mouse some love, and bury it. It is good to even show non living possessions some human love. The idea behind what I said is right.

Well, I signed the mouse's donor card so to speak. Some tech weenie friend of mine is going to do something with the blue laser it had.

JAD_333
01 May 12,, 05:34
Well, I signed the mouse's donor card so to speak. Some tech weenie friend of mine is going to do something with the blue laser it had.

I applaud your civic mindedness. Someday a robot with a blue laser will knock on your door and when you appear will throw open its arms and call out, "dad, it's me!."

bigross86
01 May 12,, 11:33
Or kill you closer to the end so you can live your miserable puny human life just that much longer

bonehead
02 May 12,, 00:19
I applaud your civic mindedness. Someday a robot with a blue laser will knock on your door and when you appear will throw open its arms and call out, "dad, it's me!."

Hey, I donated a "LASER" not semen.

bonehead
02 May 12,, 00:25
Or kill you closer to the end so you can live your miserable puny human life just that much longer

I do recall the word "phaser" and "star trek" in the conversation. I guess I might have to alter an extension cord to make one of those ferengi whip things for self defense. As a saving grace at least I didn't die with a mouse up my ass.

FJV
10 May 12,, 19:23
Semen, mouse inserted, Ferengi whip things, suggestions of inappropriate robot-human relations.

Before you know it, it all ends in a sordid affair at a dark alley where someone dressed as a Klingon is taking diabolical liberties with your body.

:insane: :insane:

I remind everyone of Federation directive #6536, concerning posting messages on a forum after googling for star trek porn. AGAIN.:mad:

USSWisconsin
10 May 12,, 20:23
Oof dah :biggrin::whome::pop:

bonehead
11 May 12,, 05:45
Semen, mouse inserted, Ferengi whip things, suggestions of inappropriate robot-human relations.

Before you know it, it all ends in a sordid affair at a dark alley where someone dressed as a Klingon is taking diabolical liberties with your body.

:insane: :insane:



I remind everyone of Federation directive #6536, concerning posting messages on a forum after googling for star trek porn. AGAIN.:mad:



I saw the green chick Kirk had when I was young and impressionable. Back in the days when TV's were huge and bulky and mice were little hairy rodents. I may have learned to read via a stack of playboys I found in the basement but it was Star Trek that gave me imagination. I so wanted to use that Vulcan nerve pinch on prom night. Would have saved me a bundle.

Minskaya
24 Aug 12,, 11:12
I have a wireless mouse and keyboard. But my setup is a large touch-screen computer. It's like having a giant iPad. Using the virtual keyboard and a stylus, I rarely even use the keyboard/mouse anymore.

bigross86
24 Aug 12,, 13:56
I've got a 15.6" laptop that is for school and travel, and a souped-up 17.4" laptop connected to an extra external screen as a home computer. That extra external screen at the moment happens to be a 32" LG LCD television. Makes it more fun to watch movies, don'tchaknow :biggrin:

John the Pom
26 Aug 14,, 21:33
Hi just been reading you thread on mice. Have not used on since 1996 when I heard about tablets. now I have a Wacom Intros and find I can use the pen for as long as I like with no cramping. If you've never tried a tablet you are really missing out. The Wacom do not use batteries like some of the cheaper makes and they are expensive but worth it. It's an option.
John the pom

richardlee
09 Apr 19,, 05:52
I would like to recommend you Logitech mouse, It's performance is pretty good and also very reliable.

Ramesh Suresh
12 Apr 19,, 19:44
My mouse went belly up today. The wheel fell off a few weeks ago and now the laser tracking is kaput. I should have known better than to get something with Microsoft on it. So any recommendations for a new mouse?

Microsoft mouse is not of good quality or what?

Practum Alta
26 May 20,, 01:21
Microsoft mouse is not of good quality or what?

Logitech makes the best mice but even they can have a doubleclick problem :(