New mouse suggestions

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  1. negative zero

    negative zero New Member

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    My mx1000 started behaving very irratic (not a driver issue) so I pulled the old trusty logitech dual optical out of the drawer and been using it for a few weeks. All of a sudden it's dead. :wtc:

    So what do you all recommend?

    Might do some light gaming but nothing much. Just some photo/video editing and surfibg the net. Cordless rechargable would be preferred but I'm open to suggestion.
     
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    P07r0457 New Member

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  3. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    First off, I'd be a little concerned about how two seperate mice died on the same system.
    Did they both use the same plug type?
     
  4. negative zero

    negative zero New Member

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    Will look into.

    Well, the mx1000 is not dead, I'm using it now. I've had it ever since it came out (~2yrs, mabe?). It just tends to jerk around every now and then. Even after a fresh install of xp and the latest and greatest drivers off logitech site (as well as windows default).
    The dual optical was one I used heavily for gaming before teh mx1000. Even the right click button is worn badly. I've kept it in a drawer (not the smartest idea, I know) and it's gotten bumped around, etc. Used it for ~2 weeks since the mx1000 ordeal and now it's dead, no lights, nothing.
    Both are USB. Mx1000 was plugged into a hub and dual optical into my dell monitor since it wasn't going to be long term anyway.
     
  5. Leb_CRX

    Leb_CRX OT's resident terrorist

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    I use a mx510, I find it perfect

    fits in the hand nicely, has 2 side buttons, and the middle mouse works well

    granted it's not laser, but with a nice surface, I've never had it skip on me, and I've never had a need to exceed it's 400DPI in terms of sensitivity

    I bought a G5 to try it and although it's a nice mouse, didnt find it any nicer then the mx510, I disliked it more...reasons being it only has 1 side button, and the middle mouse button is a pain in the ass to work with...the option to customize the weight is nice, but nothing special
     
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    P07r0457 New Member

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    mx518 has two side buttons.
     
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    rkf76 New Member

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    That was my first thought too.

    Personally, I like the Kensington PilotMouse Laser Wireless

    [​IMG]

    While it doesn't have the two buttons on the side, it does have a tilt wheel which can be programmed to do the same functions as a mouse with them. Plus it's laser and wireless. It doesn't have a base/charger, but for me that's not an issue since I already have many rechargeable batteries and a quick charger for my other various electronics gizmo's.
     
  8. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    I would seriously love to get my hands on one of these, but it looks
    like they are discontinued. :wtc:

    Kensington 64329 wireless Expert mouse with scroll wheel.


    [​IMG]
     
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    P07r0457 New Member

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    That mouse in particular is really shitty. However, Kensington in-general is the cheap-ass knockoff for people that won't but a genuine Microsoft... And the Microsoft mice are for people that won't pay for a genuine Logitech.
     
  10. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    If Logitech made one like the Kensington Expert, I would buy one for each of my computers.
    I use the Logitech Trackball mouse for each of my computers,
    but the Kensington Expert is teh sexy.:wackit:
     
  11. rkf76

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    I picked up a Logitech MX610 cordless laser mouse for $25:wiggle:
     

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