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Need a New Mouse
« on: December 19, 2010, 09:14:11 PM »
My current one is messing up, so I figure that I should just buy a keyboard and mouse set.

Any recommendations or ones to avoid?

I generally like Logitech mice as they fit well in my hand.

Or recommendations for just mice are probably best as I have a Korean keyboard and doubt I could get one here. But, a really good ergonomic keyboard might be nice too... Undecided...
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Re: Need a New Mouse
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2010, 10:11:37 PM »
i like this model very much..

http://www.logitech....rs/mice/devices/4259

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Re: Need a New Mouse
« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2010, 10:15:31 PM »
Need a New Mouse

You leave mouser alone...i know hes old, but no need to replace him yet ;) haha

I have logitech as they are very comfy...go with th one lanux pointed out :D
« Last Edit: December 19, 2010, 10:17:10 PM by Stephen66515 »

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Re: Need a New Mouse
« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2010, 10:32:33 PM »
Looks good, but it's not available in Australia from their site. I suppose the 905 model would be good. I like the "Darkfield" stuff.
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Re: Need a New Mouse
« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2010, 10:37:43 PM »
I use a Razer Diamondback, it's nice but definitely overpriced, in retrospect.

Getting one with a side button and mapping it to close the current app makes things very convenient.

AFA ergonomic keyboards go, the MS Ergonomic 4000 is really nice.

Definitely avoid the MS ergonomic mouse, though (unless you've spent a good part of your life in a potato field and miss the experience.  :P)

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Re: Need a New Mouse
« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2010, 10:40:02 PM »
they do have it in australia (at least on the web-site).. :)

i like love mx518 very much because it has a nice balance between functionality and fluff (e.g. overloading of features, etc). in fact, i have 3 of them (2 actively using and a spare)..

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Re: Need a New Mouse
« Reply #6 on: December 19, 2010, 10:57:25 PM »
Maximum PC gave the R.A.T a 98% rating

*Edit*: Maximum PC reviewed the R.A.T 7, so I updated the Cyborg link.

Considering how many mice I've had fail (both Logitech and Microsoft), one of these is definitely on a future short list.


« Last Edit: December 19, 2010, 11:31:18 PM by NigelH »

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Re: Need a New Mouse
« Reply #7 on: December 19, 2010, 11:12:16 PM »
they do have it in australia (at least on the web-site).. :)

i like love mx518 very much because it has a nice balance between functionality and fluff (e.g. overloading of features, etc). in fact, i have 3 of them (2 actively using and a spare)..

Odd. It didn't show up in their mice section when I looked. They don't carry it at MSY though, which sells at less than half the web price for the 950 model ($199 vs. $89).

The R.A.T. looks bizarre. I'd have to give it a spin first as it looks like it's really aimed too much at gamers for me.
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Re: Need a New Mouse
« Reply #8 on: December 19, 2010, 11:37:02 PM »
U-Mart in Brisbane has the MX518 for $40, though you'd have to add postage - according to their website shipping is $20 for up to 20Kg which seems a bit expensive

I have no idea how much the postage might be (depends how big the box is...), but if you get stuck they're just down road from our office ;)

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Re: Need a New Mouse
« Reply #9 on: December 20, 2010, 12:07:21 AM »
U-Mart in Melbourne is a bit closer and you can pick up thereby saving on their rather exorbitant postage costs.

The M950 is also available at Centre.com for $89 - always my next alternative after MSY.

Reasonably close to you at Hawthorn.

i like love mx518 very much because it has a nice balance between functionality and fluff (e.g. overloading of features, etc). in fact, i have 3 of them (2 actively using and a spare)..

.... They don't carry it at MSY though,.....

Don't they?   MSY - $38
« Last Edit: December 20, 2010, 12:27:08 AM by 4wd »

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Re: Need a New Mouse
« Reply #10 on: December 20, 2010, 12:14:07 AM »
U-Mart in Melbourne is a bit closer and you can pick up thereby saving on their rather exorbitant postage costs.

that's a good solution - I knew they had several outlets in brisbane and surrounds, but not about the interstate version (it didn't even occur to me to look :-[)

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Re: Need a New Mouse
« Reply #11 on: December 20, 2010, 01:51:56 AM »
This is my mouse...and I love it! I can no longer use a normal mouse comfortably, nor should I even try. If you are considering an ergonomic keyboard, consider it for your mouse, as well.

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Re: Need a New Mouse
« Reply #12 on: December 20, 2010, 02:09:42 AM »
Don't they?   MSY - $38

WTF? It's like the thing is hiding on me. (not here)

But seriously -- MSY's site is messed up as in Katrina meets Fatman meets the elephantman meets ebola meets leprosy.

I see why I missed them though... I was looking for wireless only and never mentioned that...  :-[ Hehehe ooops~!  :-[
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Re: Need a New Mouse
« Reply #13 on: December 20, 2010, 07:15:10 AM »
I am using this Sidewinder Mouse (only because it was given to me) but it is a bit big for my hands. It's not bad though I find the scroll wheel a bit 'clunky'.Before that I had a Logitech Wireless Trackman Explorer (trackball) that I loved to bits but the wireless signal kept dropping out.


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Re: Need a New Mouse
« Reply #14 on: December 20, 2010, 04:40:14 PM »
But seriously -- MSY's site is messed up as in Katrina meets Fatman meets the elephantman meets ebola meets leprosy.

yeah, it's gotta be one of the worst I've ever run across, though it is better than it was...

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Re: Need a New Mouse
« Reply #15 on: December 20, 2010, 05:58:08 PM »
But seriously -- MSY's site is messed up as in Katrina meets Fatman meets the elephantman meets ebola meets leprosy.

yeah, it's gotta be one of the worst I've ever run across, though it is better than it was...

True... It used to be a set of a few PDFs... I don't know what it is about Australia, but a LOT of companies think a web site means putting up a PDF catalog.
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Re: Need a New Mouse
« Reply #16 on: December 20, 2010, 06:32:24 PM »
I don't know what it is about Australia, but a LOT of companies think a web site means putting up a PDF catalog.

That's because it's colloquial for 'online retailer'.

This country has gone backwards in so many ways in the last 20 years it's not funny any more.

I think the reason there is so little in the way of decent online retailers here is because the population in this country is mostly centralised and, having a high number of stores in those areas, major retailers don't feel the need to put any effort into online selling.

And then they complain to the Federal government that their turnover is falling because people have found it's cheaper and more convenient to buy from overseas online, from companies that don't have all the overheads of so many ground assets, (plus the exchange rate is good atm).

The only thing the local stores are good for these days are being able to see/touch what you want to buy - then you go home and look online for somewhere cheaper.

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Re: Need a New Mouse
« Reply #17 on: December 20, 2010, 06:58:18 PM »
True... It used to be a set of a few PDFs... I don't know what it is about Australia, but a LOT of companies think a web site means putting up a PDF catalog.

and very bad PDF's at that.

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Re: Need a New Mouse
« Reply #18 on: December 20, 2010, 09:34:04 PM »
Well, just got back with the new toy.

I went with the Logitech 950. MSY had it for $89 where the Logitech site lists it at $200, which put it in a price range I'm more comfortable with. And of course it lists for $100 in the US...

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So far the mouse seems quite nice, and is much faster than my old one, which is nice though it will require a bit of adjustment.

The friction pads on the bottom make it glide like... well... get your own metaphor. ;) But it's good. :D

The wheel is exceptionally smooth as well. Again, it will take some adjustment.
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Re: Need a New Mouse
« Reply #19 on: December 21, 2010, 05:10:59 AM »
I can recommend the Logitech Performance Mouse MX. It's rather expensive, but certainly the best mouse I've ever had.

Love its form factor (if you're right handed). The free-running wheel is just excellent (*). Love how it uses a standard Micro-USB cable for charging (can use it to charge my phone too 8) ) and the way it connects at the front so it feels like a wired mouse if you need to use it while charging. It works on just about any surface without a mouse pad.




(*): interesting anecdote: The idea of a free-running mouse wheel actually came to me about two years before the first Logitech mouse with such a wheel was released. I've tried to modify one of my own mice to have such a free-running wheel, but failed because the wheel did not have enough mass to keep on spinning (was made of plastic).

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Re: Need a New Mouse
« Reply #20 on: December 21, 2010, 05:19:55 AM »
I can recommend the Logitech Performance Mouse MX. It's rather expensive, but certainly the best mouse I've ever had.

Love its form factor (if you're right handed). The free-running wheel is just excellent (*). Love how it uses a standard Micro-USB cable for charging (can use it to charge my phone too 8) ) and the way it connects at the front so it feels like a wired mouse if you need to use it while charging. It works on just about any surface without a mouse pad.




(*): interesting anecdote: The idea of a free-running mouse wheel actually came to me about two years before the first Logitech mouse with such a wheel was released. I've tried to modify one of my own mice to have such a free-running wheel, but failed because the wheel did not have enough mass to keep on spinning (was made of plastic).


:D

That's the one I got. On a side note: They use different model #'s in different places. Part of the corporate-alien conspiracy to control our minds through sensory overload. :) Well, not really, but is seems that silly anyways.

I really don't know why they bother. It's not like "Performance Mouse MX" is difficult to understand for people elsewhere, requiring "X" to be replaced with "950".


I actually switched the wheel back to click-mode as I like the tactile sensation, and it prevents scroll-back.
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Re: Need a New Mouse
« Reply #21 on: December 21, 2010, 05:21:10 AM »
One thing I really like is the thumb "program switcher" as it is really fast & convenient to switch between programs, especially when you have a truckload of them open.
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Re: Need a New Mouse
« Reply #22 on: December 22, 2010, 12:21:12 AM »
I just noticed today that on the bottom of the mouse, my Logitech "Performance M950" is the "Performance MX". Why? Why change the packaging but not change the label on the product? Just seems odd...

Anyways, I like the mouse. It's good. It makes me funny. :P:D
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Re: Need a New Mouse
« Reply #23 on: December 22, 2010, 12:32:33 AM »
I just noticed today that on the bottom of the mouse, my Logitech "Performance M950" is the "Performance MX". Why? Why change the packaging but not change the label on the product? Just seems odd...

Anyways, I like the mouse. It's good. It makes me funny. :P:D

makes it harder for consumers to compare prices and perhaps buy elsewhere cheaper...

gotta love the marketing business...

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Re: Need a New Mouse
« Reply #24 on: December 26, 2010, 03:38:57 AM »
Jury is in...

Not happy with the battery life. It doesn't last a day.

Being as I'm using it on my desktop, I should have gone with the wired one.

Other than that, it's good. The battery life just isn't there though. But that's a common problem across all devices.

Verdict: Good mouse. Batteries suck. All batteries suck.
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