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gilraen wrote: Fri Jun 11, 2021 2:46 pm
Rumpy wrote: Fri Jun 11, 2021 1:24 am Good mouse wheels are underrated. My previous mouse wheel was amazing. It just seems these manufacturers don't count a good mouse wheel as a feature. The mouse wheel on the MX 518 makes me hesitate whenever I click the wheel. It doesn't feel great and makes me feel like I'm doing something wrong to it.
I've been using MX510 for years now. I have 2 of them - one for personal computer, one for work. The one used for the personal computer (gaming) - the scrolling wheel doesn't click properly anymore. It will register sometimes but only when the wheel is in some specific position (it's friction scrolling). So I switched the two, so I use the with the broken wheel for work. I also try to map all my gaming stuff now so it uses the wheel click as little as possible.

I've tried using a Havic vertical mouse, which helped with some wrist overuse pain issues on the outside of the wrist but cause other pain issues on the inside. So I'm mostly just sticking with the Logitechs.
My problem with Logitech's friction scrolling is that it doesn't feel smooth. It feels more like something an older mouse would begin to do, not a new one.
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Didn't really like how the MX 518 fit with my hand. Its profile had too much of an arc for them, and it would the glossy finish get sticky via regular use (Get your minds out of the gutter, guys!"). With stores having opened back up on Friday, I went into Best Buy today and picked up a Corsair Katar Pro XT. Much better mouse, IMHO. Its slimmer profile feels more comfortable, and it's got a really nice long braided cord.
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I've been having some ulnar nerve problems lately (likely cubital tunnel.) I've decided to try an Anker wireless vertical mouse with my laptop to take some of the pressure off of the nerves from using a traditional mouse. I'm still using a traditional mouse on my gaming system, but I have more control over my ergonomics at my desk than when I'm sitting in my recliner with a chair-arm mouspad. In the recliner I just can't move my arm far enough forward without running out of arm rest, and the 90-degree angle plus the wrist twist isn't doing me any favors. It's not the source of the problem (I think it is mostly cause by my sleeping position - I'm a side sleeper and fold my arm under my head), but it's one of the things that's aggravating it.
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Kraken wrote: Sat May 22, 2021 12:35 am
Isgrimnur wrote: Fri May 21, 2021 11:07 pm I still swear by the Logitech MX Master 3.
I'll look at that, thanks. My company will definitely buy it for me.
Kraken Enterprises bought me this mouse and I've been using it for a week. It's definitely a nice-feeling mouse, very responsive and precise. IDK if it was worth $100, but I haven't tried any of its advanced features. If I'm still happy with it a few years from now, it was worth the bucks.
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Thumb press task switching is awesome, as is forward/back navigation with the small buttons.

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I need to avoid booking a profit for tax reasons, so expenses are welcome at this point. I think the company needs to spend some of its untaxed dollars on a monitor and keyboard next. I basically want to turn my laptop into a desktop...but not in the mouse thread.
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hitbyambulance wrote: Mon Jan 25, 2021 5:56 am
hitbyambulance wrote: Sat Nov 16, 2019 4:52 pm 20 months later, the OMEN mouse is still working just fine - no problems and it's comfortable enough. i am considering taking it apart to remove/disable the red LED.
34 months from purchase (has it been almost three years now?? i guess so), some of the texturized rubber where my thumb usually rests is worn down, but the mouse still operates like new - this is how peripherals should be, compared to that Razer piece of crap that died in eight months.
finally downloaded the control software for this mouse. found out you can change the lighting color and effects, so i chose a purple/green combination and turned the brightness waaaaay down. also found that there was a firmware update for it - that's a first (i was at first shocked because after the update and unplugging/replugging, the mouse completely stopped working. another plugging cycle fixed that.)
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Yeah, but what does a bot need a mouse for? Anyway, I like a USB mouse so I don't have to replace batteries. Got one from Bezos for about $5. Funny that it costs less than a mocha latte.
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Jaymann wrote: Tue Sep 13, 2022 10:15 am Anyway, I like a USB mouse so I don't have to replace batteries.
Don't underestimate modern batteries. I game a lot of hours, and my wireless just needs plugged in once per week for about an hour. I'll take a break to run an errand, plug it in before I go, and it's charged for another week before I get back.
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Blackhawk wrote: Tue Sep 13, 2022 11:17 am
Jaymann wrote: Tue Sep 13, 2022 10:15 am Anyway, I like a USB mouse so I don't have to replace batteries.
Don't underestimate modern batteries. I game a lot of hours, and my wireless just needs plugged in once per week for about an hour. I'll take a break to run an errand, plug it in before I go, and it's charged for another week before I get back.
Is that a rechargeable battery or built into the mouse?
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Ive had both types of wireless mice over the years. Both recharged by using a cradle and later just a USB..never had to take out the batteries even when they were AA rechargeable. I own a corded one right now..my last wireless was maybe 2017. Even back as early as 2007 my mouse stayed charged 1 or 2 days . At night I just sat it on the charge cradle. Then newer mice didn't need that cradle...they had mini or micro USB and you could use them while you charged them.

As said the new stuff must be even better.
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Built in, and it's three years old at this point, so it's not like the battery is going to get weak in a month. Admittedly, it's a higher end mouse (it's a G-Pro Wireless, currently at $107), but it remains that wireless mice aren't what they once were. Even my laptop mouse, which is a good quality Logitech wireless gaming mouse (a G602, and less than $50 new when I bought it) uses regular rechargeable batteries, and when I was gaming on the laptop regularly I was only having to swap the batteries once every six weeks or so.

The days of having to swap batteries every few days are long gone, and plugging my mouse in or swapping a battery once every month and a half is worth not having to deal with the cord clutter and drag (even with a mouse bungee to keep it out of the way), and having the freedom to move the thing around when I want to. Also gone are the days when rechargeable mice weighed as much as a small car. Mine is 80 grams.

That doesn't mean that people shouldn't use corded if they want to - just that the technology has come a long way, and isn't as much of a hassle as it used to be.
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Ya back 2016/2017 I did not want to go back t oa cord. Really was spoiled. But I got 2 corded mice and have enjoyed both. The cord does catch and drag some and even braided it needs cleaned near the mouse as it drags up fuzz. But I got used to it pretty fast. I can use either now. Hope I dont need a mouse for a long long long time.
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For my desktop I got USB extensions for my mouse and my keyboard. Really helps with plenty of slack.
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Blackhawk wrote: Tue Sep 13, 2022 12:03 pm Built in, and it's three years old at this point, so it's not like the battery is going to get weak in a month. Admittedly, it's a higher end mouse (it's a G-Pro Wireless, currently at $107), but it remains that wireless mice aren't what they once were. Even my laptop mouse, which is a good quality Logitech wireless gaming mouse (a G602, and less than $50 new when I bought it) uses regular rechargeable batteries, and when I was gaming on the laptop regularly I was only having to swap the batteries once every six weeks or so.

The days of having to swap batteries every few days are long gone, and plugging my mouse in or swapping a battery once every month and a half is worth not having to deal with the cord clutter and drag (even with a mouse bungee to keep it out of the way), and having the freedom to move the thing around when I want to. Also gone are the days when rechargeable mice weighed as much as a small car. Mine is 80 grams.

That doesn't mean that people shouldn't use corded if they want to - just that the technology has come a long way, and isn't as much of a hassle as it used to be.
It's pricy, but the G502 lightspeed with the charging mousepad gives one a great wireless mouse that is always charged up. I've been using it for a couple of years and it's been fantastic.
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I am having some problems with my G500S. The main mouse button is not always staying depressed. It's adding phantom clicks sometimes. And the scroll wheel is behaving a bit weirdly, but that may be due to its design. It has a plastic wheel with a center piece of rubber band for traction. I never looked at it too closely and now I realized the center rubber seems to have gotten loose. That would explain why the wheel wasn't always tracking, but only in one direction.

I have a weird skin chemistry that seems to react badly with rubber. Stuff made of rubber gets distorted and just warp out of shape if I touch it a lot. I've destroyed at least one Otter Defender case as it has this "spongey" outer layer that later just no longer fit over the inner plastic shell.
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If you take medicines it could be some or one of those.
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Kasey Chang wrote: Wed Sep 14, 2022 11:49 am I have a weird skin chemistry that seems to react badly with rubber. Stuff made of rubber gets distorted and just warp out of shape if I touch it a lot. I've destroyed at least one Otter Defender case as it has this "spongey" outer layer that later just no longer fit over the inner plastic shell.
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Ive got a logitech M705 for work, it uses AA, I only replace those maybe every 6 or 9 months, and I use that thing a lot.

I have purchased a few inexpensive mice by TECKNET, and they are pretty dang good. They use AA, and seem to last about forever. The kid plays hours and hours of roblox every day, and we replaced the batteries only once in the past year. have not yet changed the batteries for the school machine this year or last year.



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my parents were really big fans of buying wireless mice for some reason... there are quite a few around their house. they finally settled on Logitech M510 models (tho dad still likes to complain about the double-click issue) but not before going through several no-name cheapies and tiny Microsoft models.

two of the cheapies will actually disconnect when the mouse goes to sleep (idle for five minutes) and would not reconnect - you need to power-cycle the mouse for it to be recognized by the USB wireless adapter again.. that's just inexcusable.
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My MX Master 3 held its first charge for so long that I forgot it was rechargeable and spent several minutes trying to open it up to replace the nonexistent batteries.
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Kraken wrote: Thu Sep 22, 2022 9:59 pm My MX Master 3 held its first charge for so long that I forgot it was rechargeable and spent several minutes trying to open it up to replace the nonexistent batteries.
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