- From: Flasherly <Flasherly@xxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 19 Apr 2011 15:29:31 -0700 (PDT)
On Apr 19, 3:35 pm, Nil <redno...@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
I've been using an el cheapo Belkin mouse on my Windows XP desktop
machine for the past couple of years, which actually felt pretty good,
I realize now in hindsight. I was forced to give it away recently and
have been using a no-name spare since then, and I absolutely hate it.
So, I'm shopping for a good new one.
I want a wired, non-ball-type mouse, fairly large to fit my large
hands, with a scroll wheel that can be configured to push for a double-
click. Solid feel, maybe a little on the heavy side. Don't need a bunch
of extra buttons. Must be able to do both USB and PS/2 connections.
I bought a Microsoft "Comfort Optical Mouse 3000" that was on sale for
a mere $8 at Staples yesterday, but I'm going to return it. It meets my
basic criteria pretty well, but I don't like its feel - the scroll
wheel has no ratchets, which makes it harder to control, and wheel is
difficult and finicky to push down (you have to do it at a precisely
awkward angle or it doesn't register.)
So, does anyone have a favorite that they would like to recommend? I'd
spend up to maybe $40 USD, though cheap is best.
I love my big ball-mouse, Logitec marble mouse. Also have a ball-
mouse mounted in the middle of the keyboard's spacebar. Both work,
though exclusively use the Logitec, which is my second in the same
model. Better built, I hope, with three metal ball-bearing stand-
offs, instead of plastic I wore out that they used before. Left- or
righty-handed its shape is a pronounced elongation. Super action.
Not near as fancy as they get for push-button and scrolling, far from
it, but a 4" movement to my left hand to access the arrow is nice.
Takes getting used to, but ultimately fast for typing. Two levels of
orientation that drives everyone else nuts (left-handed for almost all
righties, as am I, a righty, and Logitec's actual software orientation
which is surprisingly sophisticated). Once used to and good to go for
an lefty convert, though, it would drive me nuts if I had to switch to
I use a regular setup, though, again Logitec, on a glass-top coffee
table for my multimedia. IR Base to computer unit, receiver/
transmitter, black mouse and keyboard, with probably 4 batteries to
keep up with a LaCross charger. Runs forever, many months on a
charge, and can't say how pleased I'm with that Logitec. Very
reasonable, maybe a $30 package.
Beyond which gets into game, editing and CAD mousers -- where they're
priced for the sky's the limit.
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