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Topic # 26525 25-Sep-2008 09:54
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Hi there, I am not a gamer, but I do read lots of documents and borowes the internet on computer. and as a result of incoming deadline, begin developing pains in the fron area of my palm and joints of second and third fingers(used for the prime and scroll wheel). I especially do awful lots of scroll through handreds pages of PFD those days.

I am currently using Logetic Cordless DesktopEx110, I bought it  because it can be used for both left and right hand. But last weekend, I went to Harvy Norman and tested out a few new mice, seems that new mice with a more ball like shape(high in the rear or middle) feel much more comfortable as they have more support to you palm. which I suspect that as the EX110 have a relative flate shape doing poorly in that area-- when I need press a button or doing scrolling I have to bend my fingers instead in a more natural positions with a mouse which fits more to the hand.

I've read something good about ergonomic keyboard recently, and quite like the looks of the Logitech Cordless Wave and they bundle the LX8, the Microsfot 's E7000 might be too big a step forward and I've heard in some rare cases people never get used to it. All to all the Cordless seems a quite good deal if the LX8 is a good mouse and suit my need for a more ergonomic mouse. But hey, the MS Nature Desktop 7000 has a very comfortable looking mouse but I don't have a chance to try it out, if any one have some good experience with it please speak out, I might bought that one instead.

 I used to use left hand for mouse as I have shoulder problem in the right after using mouse for a while, but I got pain in the joints in left hand fingers recently then switch back to right hand but seems the symptoms on the fingers come back on the right hand again and the shoulder have been better now and less a problem. So I don't have a problem with right hand only mice now but it will be a bonus if I can swap my hands for a mouse.

I don't have any experience about the ergonomic of mice except a browse in Harvey Norman last weekend so would like to hear opinions of others, and thanks a lots in advance.

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  Reply # 166977 25-Sep-2008 09:58
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I have a Logitech MX5500 Cordless Desktop. The mouse is quite large, with excellent shape including a thumbrest so you dont have your thumb resting on the desk.

Excellent pictures here.

P.S. The mouse is quite heavy, which, in my opinion makes it easier to use.

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  Reply # 167007 25-Sep-2008 11:20
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WoW, the mouse looks really good! I will definitely give it a try at shops next time, but still have problems with spending two hundrands for a set of keyboard/mouse. I might buy the mouse along. Personally I found that the moment you grab a mouse you get the feeling of weight, either too heavy or too light is not good, but in fact I will always get use to it eventually , seems the weight is a result of previously get used to.

A couple of questions:

The review special mentioned functions keys support for Vista functions,  is this function keys fully supported in Windows XP, or they just redundant if in  XP?

I like the idea of a additional wheel at the thumb location, is it can be used/replaced as a normal scroll wheel or only for other functions. I also read a user commented about no middle button for a similar alook  MX REVOLUTION CORDLESS LASER MOUSE mouse, really?

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  Reply # 167485 27-Sep-2008 11:45
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Went Harvey Norman yesterday, and found out that both MicroSoft E 7000 and Logitech MX5500 have a far more better mouse than LX8 , but as the Micorsoft one have a huge keyboard even though its mouse have a better ergonomic  feeling, I feel MX5500 will fit more to my desk size which never have enough space, also the mouse come with MX5500 have a amazing alloy(I think) wheel which will be very handy for scroll though long documents and webpage.

After that I went DSE and it turned out that they have a promotion for MX5500 and for $199 it is quite a good deal, and I almost picked it up. Then accidently I found a couple of Logitech trackball one on display, they feel great on my hand and probably will doing better to relief the pain. As I figure out all I need is essential a good mouse, and an upgrade for a great keyboard is just a bonus but not necessary. I decided to go with one of these trackman wheel or trackball. I will go with a trackball but not the trackman wheel which they are on discount and great price by the way as I like the fact that I can use it for both of my hand. I am going to order on Monday in C1.

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