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Do good mice still exist? Looking for recommendations.

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The mouse pics were a good one mouser. I had a elbow injury years ago and switched to trackball mice.  Started with the Microsoft Explorer trackball,  then got a Logitech Optical Trackman.  As with many Logitech trackball the left click seems to go first.  I have seen where people have fixed them with a piece of tape on the inside right on the switch. Some have tried replacing the switch,  but like was said here,  the switches available are usually cheap and don't last.  The mouse can sometimes be found on line,  but the prices are outrageous at $500.00 or more.  I have managed to get about 8 now by watching Ebay and getting lucky most for about $50. I have seen a trackball, Deft by Elecom,  bought one and it is probably as close to the Logitech Trackman as I have seen and comes corded or wireless,  and is about $50.00.  I game a lot and wear out my mice too,  but can't use a standard mouse for any length of time. The newer gaming mice aren't for me and they cost too much.  Where to find a good mouse,  I am still looking. Logitech has some good stuff but they just don't last.  Now my Logitech G910 keyboard is great and I have been pounding on it for a few years,  but then it was a bit more money.

I have a couple of Logitech G602 mice and love them.  I find the longer size to fit my hand well.  The longer right button makes perfect sense, as human hands have middle fingers that are longer than the index fingers.  The longer right button fits so well, and makes so much sense, one is left wondering why this feature is missing from almost all computer mice. 

I thought I would love all the extra buttons, but in practice I find I use them very little.  But I do like being able to reprogram the buttons, and have found that programming the two index finger side buttons for PgUp and PgDn is extremely useful.  And, the programming stays with the mouse, so if I move it from one machine to another my custom functionality travels with it.

My only wish for the G602 would be for Bluetooth connectivity to eliminate the little USB dongle.  Old-style USB ports are few on most laptops nowadays.  However, after wrestling with the quirks of a Bluetooth mouse, I do like the reliability of the USB wireless dongle.  It works, always, unlike the Bluetooth mouse I have tried.  (In all fairness, the mouse or this particular laptop might be at fault.)

For keeping up to date on trackball info, I occasionally visit:

I currently switch among these three:

The first two are nice in that each can be easily used with either hand.  The Kensington's scrolling is probably easier for most folks, but I've found over the years that the buttons don't seem to last (I've gone through multiple devices, so I suspect it's the way it is with this model).  The scrolling for the CST took some getting used to, but is the smoothest I have experienced.

After some practice I was able to use the third device (the DEFT Pro) with my left hand without too much trouble.  (I'm not left-handed, but have found that typically keyboards with keypads make having the trackball on the right kind of awkward, so got used to using a trackball on the left.)

I had avoided the DEFT Pro and similar right-handed-only-ish trackballs but it appears that in some cases the barrier is not one that cannot be overcome.

I prefer to have a wired experience, but the DEFT Pro is flexible in that it can do that as well as Bluetooth as 2.4 GHz wireless via a USB dongle.  I tend to take this one when traveling as it's smaller than the other two, and the non-wired experience can be handy when the micro-USB cable it comes with has been put to use to charge some other device :)

It's true that all of these devices are rather pricy.  Occasionally, I see a good discount though.

I sometimes use: , but find the scrolling "ring" area to be difficult to use.

I used to use: , but one of its buttons failed and I wasn't keen on repeating that experience so soon.  If the build quality were to improve, I would go for this again over the Orbit Wireless Mobile, because the scrolling is much better.  Neither have 3 buttons though, which I've come to appreciate.

I searched ebay when my third long discontinued Logitech VX Revolution started exhibiting intermittent clicking. I discovered that the switches themselves can be purchased, along with the bottom pads that need to be removed to expose the screws holding the mouse together. I was able to successfully repair two. I don't know what happened with the third, but I killed it. Maybe you could try repairing your Trackman or M570.

I have a Logitech Performance MX mouse that I love the weight and feel for so much that I keep using it despite it acting up sometimes and worst yet it consumes batteries like its being used to power a nuclear reactor.. Seems like I get only a couple days use of the batteries before I have to recharge them.  Yech.  Seems like they have a new replacement for it I guess I will splurge for.. Buying cheap mice is always disappointing, they feel to light.


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