Recommendations of corded optical mouse?

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  1. mixwell

    mixwell weakkutz

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    I need of a mouse because the one I have was some $5 microsoft mouse I bought a VERY long time ago. It's starting to get bad and hurts my gameplay at times when I'm playing games like World of Warcraft.

    I hear mouse these days are very good and can make a big difference in your overall experience using your computer and gaming. Thing is, I'm not sure what the differences are in all these mices I've been looking at.

    I hear the higher the dpi, the better? Other than that, I'm not sure what you're really paying for. I'm no hardcore gamer, but I would really like a mouse that wouldn't give me any problems while playing. A friend recommend me this mouse, because he could get it at this job for a discounted price.

    http://www.compusa.com/products/pro..._desc|0&product_code=333696&Pn=G5_Laser_Mouse


    Thought I'd ask the OT community here. Would a mouse like that be too much for me? Just not sure if I needed all that "power" in a mouse. Basically need the basic functions (mouse click 1/2, mouse scroll) which is all I really use. The little addition features on a mouse would be nice I guess, but not needed.

    BTW, I am specially looking for a corded optical mouse. Don't want a cordless one because of how much battery it eats up.
     
  2. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    That is an exceptional mouse.

    If you can get it at a decent deal, then go for it.

    Otherwise, it sounds like a normal Logitech would do just fine for you.

    And for a lot less money.
     
  3. mixwell

    mixwell weakkutz

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    Yeah just got done seraching up some reviews. Seems like you can get it from newegg $47. I can actually get it from my friend for $49. Retail price is suppose to be set at $70, so I'm not sure if I'm actually getting a deal. It does have a 3 year warrenty on it though, which does sound nice. I'm really looking to buy a mouse that will last me for at least a few years and won't have any problems. Though I am thinking about getting a regular logitech mouse. I'm just not sure how much of a difference I'll feel from a regular mouse compared to the G5
     
  4. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    I wouldn't bother with the adjustable weights. I'd rather go for the cordless version of that mouse, or save money and buy the non-adjustable corded version.
     
  5. P07r0457

    P07r0457 New Member

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    G5 or MX518.

    I've got the 518 and it's all I use
     
  6. c019552

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    Dont buy a wireless mouse, most gamers hate them. I have the G5 and love it, I recommend that.

    the G15 keyboard would be a good buy as well for WoW
     
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    What's wrong with wireless mice? I game with one and I love it. I DO use Energizer Lithium AA's in it, though, so it runs for about four months on a single set of batteries.

    I love Energizer Lithium AA's.
     
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    Yeah like I said some gamers love wireless and go all wireless, others hate wireless, I guess its just a personal choice. I myself hate wireless because I've had nothing but problems with it.


    As for the G15 keyboard I bought my through dell for 50$ when they were having there 10days of sales.
     
  10. et3rnul

    et3rnul OT Supporter

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    Sometimes I had interference issues with a wireless keyboard and mouse I tried. Went back to corded. It really is a matter of preference.

    I have the G5, and I love it. It's very precise and fits well in my hand.
     
  11. -=S3xyR4bbit=-

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    All my fiance and I use is the Logitech mx300. Its cheap, fits nicely in my and his hands and we both play a lot of games.
     
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    Oh and I have carpal tunnel and this is the best one for that I've found yet.
     
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    Logitech MX510 FTW! Best bang for the buck. If you can't find that MX518 will work.
     
  14. PrinzII

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    Logitech Trackman Wheel (Optical) owner here. I have had it for more than 5 years and never had a whit of trouble out of it.
     
  15. keleko

    keleko yes, he is

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    MS Intellimouse Optical 1.1A

    5 buttons, never gives a problem, no lag compared to wireless

    :ftw:
     
  16. deusexaethera

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    The best cure I've found for carpal tunnel is the Logitech Trackman that Prinz mentioned. The trackball really cuts down on irritating wrist motion.
     
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    I disagree. The trackball makes it worse because it's all wrist side-to-side motion.

    With a traditional mouse, the arm moves... not the wrist.
     
  18. Smork

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    MX518 ftw
     

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