help me buy a mouse

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  • malloc 22 Jun 2013 17:30:08 2,357 posts
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    I've got a laptop and want to get a mouse to use instead of the laptop mouse pad. Some gaming but mostly work related stuff. A wired instead of wireless one, a couple of programmable buttons would be nice but generally a robust mouse that works. Can take or leave laser.

    The reason for asking is that I've really been let down with mice in the past, they get broken or just wear out. I've only had one I've been happy with which was a basic Microsoft one, robust and simply keeps on working.
  • RobTheBuilder 22 Jun 2013 18:23:02 6,521 posts
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    I've got this gigabyte wired mouse and its fantastic for the money.

    http://www.shinyhardware.co.uk/prods/showprod.asp?pid=26145
  • THFourteen 22 Jun 2013 18:40:56 33,815 posts
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    Bought this a few weeks ago, and no complaints at that price.

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Perixx-MX-1000-Iron-Programmable-Gaming/dp/B008YFXG9K/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1371922778&sr=8-2&keywords=Gaming+mouse+perixx
  • CharlieStCloud 22 Jun 2013 20:01:59 5,280 posts
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    Comfort Mouse

    Probably the most comfortable mouse I have ever used ... and if you wish to have five programmable buttons as oppose to three, the next Comfort Mouse up (6000) is 10 dearer, but is just as good.

    : )
  • malloc 22 Jun 2013 20:05:21 2,357 posts
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    @CharlieStCloud thanks. Where are the programmable buttons on it? Can't see them in the photos.
  • CharlieStCloud 22 Jun 2013 20:11:59 5,280 posts
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    @malloc

    Oh, if you read the Comfort Mouse description, it says:

    Three customisable buttons let you personalise your mouse and make it work just the way you want it to.

    ... however, if you choose to pay a little bit more for the next one up, it has five programmable buttons.

    Does this help?
  • CharlieStCloud 22 Jun 2013 20:15:00 5,280 posts
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    Here is the one I refer to as 'the next one up':

    Comfort Mouse
  • mrpon 22 Jun 2013 20:16:47 29,183 posts
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    My arse?

    Give yourself 5 or gig, you're worth it.

  • RobAnybody 22 Jun 2013 20:19:55 924 posts
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    If you want to try and reduce RSI (and not have to make space to move it around) try a trackball mouse - in this case you move the ball with your thumb. Works really well too - I've had one for a few months and it's eliminated my wrist RSI (no doubt one day I'll get RSI in my thumb instead):

    http://www.logitech.com/en-us/product/wireless-trackball-m570?crid=8
  • CharlieStCloud 22 Jun 2013 20:23:00 5,280 posts
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    RobAnybody wrote:
    I've had one for a few months and it's eliminated my wrist RSI (no doubt one day I'll get RSI in my thumb instead).
    No idea why, but that sentence made me laugh.
  • X201 22 Jun 2013 20:25:24 15,576 posts
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    The Intellimouse Explorer 3.0 is worth every penny.

    http://www.microsoft.com/hardware/en-ie/p/intellimouse-explorer-3.0


    It has two programmable thumb buttons, the software lets you program any function to them and build your own macros and key combinations.

    The build quality is great and it feels good in your hand.
  • Jacksie66 22 Jun 2013 20:42:44 574 posts
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    @mrpon too tough. Like sandpaper.
  • mal 22 Jun 2013 20:55:31 22,683 posts
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    I only get RSI in my fingers, and that's from the fucking scroll wheel. My logitech M-got-it-in-the-sales has a clickable scroll wheel that switches between standard mode and free-spinning-mode where you can set it spinning and stop it with a tap, rather than having to repeatedly scroll, scroll, scrooolll. But the problem is, being a wireless mouse I tend to use it freehand a lot, mousing on my leg or the sofa arm or something equally as non-flat, so when I have to put the mouse down to type, the free-spinning wheel invariably spins and scrolls what I was going to type into off the screen.

    No complaints about it otherwise. It's a little flimsy in that every time I drop it, the battery cover drops off, but presumably that wouldn't be a problem in a wired version of it (not that I can find a direct equivalent on Amazon). I've dropped it hundreds of times and it still works fine though, which says something. The sealed base idea works well, and it tracks on almost anything that isn't too shiny.

    Cubby didn't know how to turn off sigs!

  • elstoof 22 Jun 2013 21:33:13 7,730 posts
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    What do you want, some cash?
  • sanctusmortis 22 Jun 2013 23:53:25 9,647 posts
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    If you don't want to rip your eyes out over how it looks, the Sharkoon Fireglider's nice. 3600DPI and adjustable weight for <20.
  • Khanivor 23 Jun 2013 00:34:05 40,936 posts
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    I've been using a Logitech G9 for about five years now. Very nice it is too. Extremely comfy and with some extra gaming gubbins - a weight tray for the FPS nut - which I make no use of. Although it's just occurred to me it would make an excellent stash spot.
  • DodgyPast 23 Jun 2013 01:55:19 8,493 posts
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    I grabbed a G9x a few years ago and think it's great.

    I've also got a wavy gyro mouse for the living room that's works very well.
  • werewolf_poo 23 Jun 2013 01:58:58 170 posts
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    Don't listen to the advice these guys are giving you.

    Mouse
  • jellyBelly 23 Jun 2013 09:12:37 427 posts
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    I thought you actually needed a pet

    PSN:lumulata, NN Dollodon

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