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Recommend me a new mouse.

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    Bas

    I have a Logitech MX Revolution and the lag is driving me crazy, so I need to get a new mouse before I destroy this one in a fit of rage and end up entirely mouseless. Anyone got any recommendations? I'd prefer something wireless but not too expensive, it should work on Windows 7 x64, and I don't need a whole bunch of Search/Favorites/Whatever buttons on it. Any suggestions?

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    Dr Herbie

    I've got a Microsoft Optical Mouse 2.0A (wireless).  Basic scroll-wheel wireless mouse. I'm using Win7 x64. I don't notice any lag, but I don't use it for gaming much.

    Scroll wheel is smooth (no 'clicks' as you scroll) and the scroll-wheel as a middle mouse button click is good.

    I don't remember it being very expensive.

    Herbie

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    ManipUni

    Lag, on a mouse? Oh right, people still buy wireless mice for no good reason at all and then complain about all of the problems that introduces (lag, signal drops, batteries, weight, etc).    

    I'd recommend a Logitech MX 518/G 400/M 500. They come with this novel new concept called a wire, it is like wireless but with far better reliability and speed. 

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    Sven Groot

    I've got a Microsoft Comfort Mouse 6000. It's a great mouse for its price but it is wired I'm afraid.

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    Bas

    , ManipUni wrote

    Lag, on a mouse? Oh right, people still buy wireless mice for no good reason at all and then complain about all of the problems that introduces (lag, signal drops, batteries, weight, etc).    

    I'd recommend a Logitech MX 518/G 400/M 500. They come with this novel new concept called a wire, it is like wireless but with far better reliability and speed. 

    If you're going to be a dick about it, why bother to respond?

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    vesuvius

    @Bas: pedantic yes, but having replaced a wired Logitech mouse last weekend with a Microsoft wireless thingy, I would stick with the wired one, in fact you have just reminded me to pick one up, wireless mice are either very bad freqently, or occasionally bad in the skidding. If you use your computer for more than one hour a day it becomes intolerable

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    Bas

    I've used the MX Revolution for years, and it was fine, but for some reason the lag and skipping seems to be getting worse. I'm not sure how that's possible, but there you go.

    The only thing that annoys me more than a skipping cursor is constantly tugging on the wire because it gets caught behind stuff on my desk. And yes, I've tried pulling plenty of cable onto the desk and then taping it down so it doesn't fall back, but then the mouse keeps bumping into the excess cable lying on the desk.

    So, yeah, there's actually a reason I want a wireless one over a wired one. Sometimes people want something different than you would want, and it isn't because they're clueless idiots. Incredible, I know!

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    Bass

    I eagerly await the day where I find a mouse that doesn't piss me off in some way. Using the brilliant genius deduction skills I posses (if you disagree, you are obviously a clueless idiot), I must conclude that having a mouse that isn't crap must violate some fundamental law of the Universe.

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    brian.​shapiro

    @Bas:

    Get this little bugger —

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    spivonious

    , Bas wrote

    *snip*

    If you're going to be a dick about it, why bother to respond?

    He could have been nicer about it, but his point is valid. You're sitting next to the computer, why do you need a wireless mouse?

    As far as recommendations, I've been happy with my Logitech MX310 for almost ten years.

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    Bas

    Like I said, tugging on that cord drove me crazy at work, I don't need it at home as well.

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    Dr Herbie

    @Bas: I also find the cord gets in the way a little and restricts movement of the mouse. My computer desk at home has the wire access hole at the back-left of the desk so the wire coming all the way to the front-right often gets snagged in the various items scattered over the desk surface.

    In addition, I do occasionally swap hands (to avoid RSI) and wireless is much easier for that.

    Herbie

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    brian.​shapiro

    , Bas wrote

    I've used the MX Revolution for years, and it was fine, but for some reason the lag and skipping seems to be getting worse. I'm not sure how that's possible, but there you go.

    The only thing that annoys me more than a skipping cursor is constantly tugging on the wire because it gets caught behind stuff on my desk. And yes, I've tried pulling plenty of cable onto the desk and then taping it down so it doesn't fall back, but then the mouse keeps bumping into the excess cable lying on the desk.

    So, yeah, there's actually a reason I want a wireless one over a wired one. Sometimes people want something different than you would want, and it isn't because they're clueless idiots. Incredible, I know!

    Show us a diagram of your desk and the location of your computer and peripherals relative to the desk. I've never had this problem.

    Some keyboards have a built in USB hub, if you just need the cord to be plugged in in a location closer to your hands. Or you can get a USB hub and place it where it would be useful.

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    Evok

    I would recommend the MS wireless 5000 http://www.microsoft.com/hardware/en-us/p/wireless-mouse-5000. Not covered in buttons, very comfortable, has a good weight to it, and the rubber grip feels nice.

    I even use this for FPS gaming and do not notice any lag at all. I do have it close to the receiver but even still I do not notice any real difference from when I used wired.

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    Bas

    , brian.shapiro wrote

    *snip*

    Show us a diagram of your desk and the location of your computer and peripherals relative to the desk. I've never had this problem.

    No. I've explained my reasoning for wanting a wireless mouse. If you feel that my explanation is unsatisfactory, or that I have fallen short in considering the alternatives, then feel free to refrain from recommending me a mouse.

    I'll check out the Microsoft Optical Mouse 2.0A and the Wireless 5000. Thanks guys.

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    blowdart

    , brian.shapiro wrote

    @Bas:

    Get this little bugger —

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    We listen to customers. (Ewww)

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    Sven Groot

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    CaRDiaK

    I use the Lenovo ThinkPad Bluetooth mouse. The rocker on the scroll wheel for back/forward does occasionally catch me out when I'm middle clicking for a new tab, but other than that its the best wireless mouse I have used. I love the rubberised feel to it, very comfortable and a really nice click feel to it.

    I had the Revolution VX, MX, msft LaserPresenter. All of which that little dongle thing annoyed me. The ThinkPad mouse just works flawlessly over bluetooth and the battery life is really strong (im still on my first set, used for 8 hours mon to fri after 6 months). It will sleep if you don't use it and forget to turn it off. It will only lag when it wakes up and that only takes a second or two. 

    Hope this helps, best of luck! 

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