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August 2nd, 2007


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09:23 am
Why the hell is it so hard to find a good mouse these days??
I truly love my old Logitech MX310, but it's starting to become translucent from wear, and the slidey feet are missing.

My boss got us all MX1000 cordless lasers for xmas last year, but frankly I hate it. It doesn't move right, and the laser's so sensitive that I can't pick up the mouse 1/8" and move it without budging the cursor like I can with a generic optical. (Also it weighs a ton.)

Microcenter took away it's mouse testing area, they're all just in boxes on the shelves now. Useless. *pout*
Considering a trip to bestbuy again, although I've played with all the mice there at least 3 times now. Thinking about the G5, although it seems a little overkill.


Anyone out there got recommendations? I don't care corded or cordless, but it can't weigh a ton.


And yes, I know I'm obsessive about mice, but I use them day in and out, and can't afford carpal tunnel.
Current Location: work
mood: annoyedannoyed

(6 bits of drivel | babble incoherently)

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From:wanderyng1
Date:August 2nd, 2007 01:56 pm (UTC)
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Specifically a mouse, or would you consider a trackball as well?
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From:inahandbasket
Date:August 2nd, 2007 02:01 pm (UTC)
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a trackball might be ok for work, but it'd drive me nuts trying to game with it.
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From:wanderyng1
Date:August 2nd, 2007 02:07 pm (UTC)
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It's funny, I actually can't game with a regular mouse anymore. I'm way too used to the trackball now. Twitch games are perfect for trackballs in my opinion, and aiming with a sniper rifle is *way* easier.

You might want to try the Logitech G9 Laser Mouse. It's customizable with both the grip and the weight/balance. That might give you enough control over it to make it likable.
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From:inahandbasket
Date:August 2nd, 2007 02:08 pm (UTC)
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maybe I should give a TB another try...
got one you like?
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From:wanderyng1
Date:August 2nd, 2007 02:11 pm (UTC)
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It pains me to admit it, but the Microsoft Trackball Explorer is my weapon of choice currently. I suspect the logitech ones are just as tasty, but this happens to be the one that fits my hand best.

http://www.microsoft.com/products/info/product.aspx?view=22&type=ovr&pcid=a9fdd4c0-41da-4045-9d6f-f087c17ffd30
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From:inahandbasket
Date:August 2nd, 2007 02:14 pm (UTC)
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Microsoft hardware/accessories are actually often quite nice. Possibly because they have absolutely nothing to do with making them. ^_^
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