Which Mouse?

Discussion in 'PC Hardware' started by Ancestor, Mar 11, 2011.

  1. Ancestor

    Ancestor MDL Novice

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    Which Mouse should I upgrade to?

    I currently have a Microsoft Wireless Mouse 5000.

    It is very precise, but I hate the way the wheel works, sometimes it goes fast, sometimes slow, no matter what setting I choose in the settings, after every restart, that changes too. I have the latest drivers for x64 for it.

    I have read online reviews that its wheel is funny and doesnt feel right, it is silent, you dont feeel like you are actually rolling the wheel.

    Furthermore, the back and forward buttons are very far I need to stretch out my finger to reach them

    I need a moust that is very accurate and has good convenience buttons.

    What would you recommend me?

    Money is not an issue.
     
  2. acyuta

    acyuta MDL Expert

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    Have been using Logitechs for a long time and my vendor claims them to be better than MS. Logitech wireless mouse do have a shorter battery life. Could be because of my usage, but it does not matter (a battery replacement is required which costs like Rs. 15 or 35 cents for a Duracell).

    I am also looking at a replacement Logitech mouse (even a combo will do) which is perhaps more silent (morning use when my mother is sleeping, not that it makes a noise like the WHO) and works better on all surfaces (got a new table with a more smooth surface and the surface is not sufficiently worn off by age).
     
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  3. burfadel

    burfadel MDL EXE>MSP/CAB

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    #3 burfadel, Mar 11, 2011
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    It depends on what you need it for! you can look at it as there being basic mice, gaming mice, and all round mice.

    As an all round mice, I think the Logitech M950 is brilliant. It is rechargeable by a thick, heavy duty USB cord, which also comes with a power adaptor if you don't want to/can't use a USB port. The battery lasts a few days when not connected, and although this is much shorter than previous Logitech wireless Mice, it works on a lot more surfaces (Darkfield technology they call it). Works on glass etc which may be handy for some (coffee table, etc)

    The battery us a standard AA NiMH 2000mAH, so can be replaced if needed with a 2000mAH or greater NiMH.

    The receiver for it a unifying one, meaning you can combine it with any of the unifying keyboards etc, and it will work through the same receiver. The receiver is absolutely tiny, by far the bigget part of it is the actual USB plug! The range on the mouse is also excellent, it even works out the door and down the passageaway etc - and that can be handy too.
     
  4. Ancestor

    Ancestor MDL Novice

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    Thanks! I like the M950 and I might get it if it wasn't so expensive. Ill check it out at the mall today
     
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    burfadel MDL EXE>MSP/CAB

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    The MK250 combo uses the unifying receiver, and it appears the M555b does too. You can use any unifying device with the unifying receiver, but you cannot use any non-unifying device with a unifying receiver.
     
  7. acyuta

    acyuta MDL Expert

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    The problem in India is that what is seen on the website is not available generally and conveniently and what is not on the website is what is widely available. There are specialised shops in Delhi that do have everything but depends on whether you want to go 15-20 kms one way to get a low-ticket item (no home delivery for low ticket though genuine shops do send at home for bigger ticket items like greater than US$100).

    This receiver problem has stopped me from buying a standalone mice but I think you have now clarified it. MK250 (my present one) has a unifying receiver. I am happy with the keyboard part (good, silent, small, and familiar), and M505/555b do have a unifying receiver. M950 is not for me and I think I will buy one of the above today. Thanks.
     
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    acyuta MDL Expert

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    So essentially I should be looking at m505 or another mouse with a unifying receiver (should be on the packaging). I also saw the Indian site and my first impression was that m555b does not have a unifying receiver. in fact, on the main page, Logitech lists this as a feature if it is present (mainly on scrolling from high to low price).
    Distance is not a factor at all as long as it works within 1-3 feet which all mice do.
     
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    burfadel MDL EXE>MSP/CAB

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    Thats good, just thought i'd point it out as its not the best designed page! The m505 shoud easily work within 1 to 3 feet, I was referring to at least across the room!
     
  11. Ancestor

    Ancestor MDL Novice

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    IT will be eitehr the M905 or the M950 depending on the availability in Dubai.....

    I forgot to mention that it is a must that the moust should have a BACK FORWARD buton as I use them alot which both the above 2 mice do :)
     
  12. qspor

    qspor MDL Novice

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    Razer Imperator ....I think the best option for all criteria