Why or why can't I find a good mouse

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    binarysoul InnocentBystander VIP Member

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    Hey everyone

    kinda just complaining here but I'm fed up trying to find a good mouse.

    I started with an IBM something or other which had a really nice ergonomic design but it wasn't very sensitive and why playing battlefield in particular I noticed turning around in something like a tank was a pain in the ***.

    Not that I am a hardcore gamer and it was find for everything else but I decided to try a logitech MX 518. Now that mouse was super sesitive to me (1600dpi resolution I believe) and I loved that part ... lol. but after using the IBM the logitech was uncomfortable as heck and often hurts my hand and wrist.

    That said I noticed that logitech released the MX Revolution which is shaped largely like the IBM ( though not quite ) ... so now I have it hooked up and it feels much more comfortable than the last logitech but its not sensitive enough! hahaha .... and its a laser mouse ... why did they bother making a laser mouse that is less sensitive than an older optical!?

    oh my ... though the "free rolling" mouse wheel is nice.
     
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    TheOneGreatX VIP Member

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    I have a microsoft explorer mouse, and I love it. It's more comfortable than any other mouse I've used.
     
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    Zeus Moderator

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    I am currently in the market for a new mouse too. Now that I'm playing more games on my computer, my $5 mouse is very uncomfortable and causes muscle cramps in my hand and wrist.
     
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    binarysoul InnocentBystander VIP Member

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    hmm, the explorer looks like its much like the MX 518 design .. though whatever works for you!

    Zeus- The MX 518 was a really great mouse for games (I imagin the G5 and G7 are even better but I haven't tried.) and its not even to uncomfortable ... I just have a lot of problems with my wrists. Though its not cordless and now that I have a cordless mouse I dont think I could go back! haha

    What kept me away from cordless mice before was the weight but the revolution BARELY weighs more than the MX 518 ... unlike other cordless mice.
     
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    Thanks. I will check them out.
     
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    binarysoul InnocentBystander VIP Member

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    It takes some getting use to the super sensitivity though lol
     
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    Zeus Moderator

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    It will be nice to not have to drag my mouse the length of my desk to make a character do a 360 degree turn.
     
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    binarysoul InnocentBystander VIP Member

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    lol ... I know exactly how that feels.

    Just for fun I took a picture of the three mice.

    [​IMG]
    .... I am so terrible at taking pictures in low light.

    Notice how the "Bold new aggressive ergonomic design" of the MX revolution is dangerously similar to the IBM on the left ... the IBM design which is over 5 years old, lol.
     
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    Zeus Moderator

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    I think I like the one in the middle.
     
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    I've got a Kensington PilotMouse and it works great. Nicely grips and sensitivity is about where I want it.
     
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    Hey Office Depot usually has a lot of mice on display that you can feel up.

    @Zeus: thats a 80+ dollar mouse you selected ;)
     
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    $80! #$!*&$!%@#!&*@$*%@%@$#*$#

    [Translation]I don't think I would pay $80 for a mouse.[/Translation]
     
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    For that price, I think I will just keep my $5 mouse and deal with the wrist pains.
     
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    I personally think the majority of the Logitech mice that I've played with are way too big as they raise my wrist too high and I have big hands. The MS Explorer mouse fits perfectly in my hand though.
     
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    Call me crazy but I miss having a trackball mouse. I had a Logitech trackball years ago and at first it was very inconvenient but once I got used to it, I liked it quite a bit.

    Now I have one of those ThinkGeek mice with a duck swimming inside.

    Yes, a duck!
     
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    My wife loves trackballs. I can't stand them.
     
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    Their an acquired taste. My dad needed one when he started doing computer aided drafting. After 2 years he had to relearn mice. Soon he'll probably have to figure out how to calibrate touch screens, 'cause I'm here and he's in Michigan.
     
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    binarysoul InnocentBystander VIP Member

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    I remember starting with a trackball. Infact I think it was built into the keyboard ... they are interesting lol, and for somethings they are nice just not games. It is nice to have a trackball for a laptop since you don't always have space to put a mouse.
     
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