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Topic # 87036 18-Jul-2011 13:58
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Hi There!

I have been trying to find a mouse that I like for ages. I bought a MX5500 desktop combination which I really like, the mouse on that is awesome with 1 exception, no middle click. I need a nice middle click (Like the old MS mice had), that is easy to press but no too easy.

I like the fact this mouse is heavy and shaped like that.

Battery on this MX5500 is chewed through very shortly as well.

Doesn't need to be Bluetooth.

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  Reply # 494726 18-Jul-2011 14:05
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You could try a Logitech M500 - its corded however.
I like a heavier mouse as well, and this one suits my perfectly as does the G5 I have at home.

http://www.playtech.co.nz/afawcs0139235/CATID=246/ID=6716/SID=1051025654/productdetails.html




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  Reply # 494742 18-Jul-2011 14:21
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Sorry I should have specified cordless in my post. I hate cords.

 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 494744 18-Jul-2011 14:23
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I have a mamba wireless at home (which I use corded since it runs out of battery after 2 days and spends 2 hours charging). I love that, esp the middle mouse button. It's pricey though.

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  Reply # 494749 18-Jul-2011 14:35
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Logitech G5 works well for me, I have one for home and one for work. It has weight cartridges you so can weight it however you like.




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  Reply # 494855 18-Jul-2011 16:21
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freitasm: Problem is that has the same middle mouse button that instead of opening new tabs, changes the scroll type from incremental scrolling to free scrolling, correct?

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  Reply # 494861 18-Jul-2011 16:26
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The scroll button *IS* a click button as well. The little switch on top is just to change the scroll type (as you pointed out). Also, has two more buttons on side and a thumb button on base.




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  Reply # 494877 18-Jul-2011 16:54
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The more expensive microsoft bluetrack ones are very nice and accurate and a good weight too, but I don't think they are making the one I have got, which has a metal scroll click wheel. http://www.engadget.com/2008/08/27/microsofts-new-blue-track-mouse-spotted/  I have gone through several logitech ones, and they fail becuase of the wheel, which seems to expand over time, and eventually it doesn't turn in the enclosure. Thats why I got one with a metal wheel.  But they are good too.

 

 



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  Reply # 495015 18-Jul-2011 21:28
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mattwnz: The more expensive microsoft bluetrack ones are very nice and accurate and a good weight too, but I don't think they are making the one I have got, which has a metal scroll click wheel. http://www.engadget.com/2008/08/27/microsofts-new-blue-track-mouse-spotted/  I have gone through several logitech ones, and they fail becuase of the wheel, which seems to expand over time, and eventually it doesn't turn in the enclosure. Thats why I got one with a metal wheel.  But they are good too.

 

 


I had that mouse and I hated it.

freitasm, I am not sure what you mean by the middle mouse on the M950 is able to be used as a normal middle click, I certainly don't seem to be able to use it for that, plus it's a huge heavy clunk to press it down. It feels unnatural for me to use another button for the middle mouse click.

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  Reply # 495044 18-Jul-2011 22:20
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mattwnz: The more expensive microsoft bluetrack ones are very nice and accurate and a good weight too, but I don't think they are making the one I have got, which has a metal scroll click wheel. http://www.engadget.com/2008/08/27/microsofts-new-blue-track-mouse-spotted/  I have gone through several logitech ones, and they fail becuase of the wheel, which seems to expand over time, and eventually it doesn't turn in the enclosure. Thats why I got one with a metal wheel.  But they are good too.

 

 


I had that mouse and I hated it.

freitasm, I am not sure what you mean by the middle mouse on the M950 is able to be used as a normal middle click, I certainly don't seem to be able to use it for that, plus it's a huge heavy clunk to press it down. It feels unnatural for me to use another button for the middle mouse click.



 

Really, what didn't you like about it? I have found that to be my best mouse in terms of accuracy and weight, although I can't change hands with it. However I do know that some people don't like small notebook mice like that.

But I guess mice decisions are subjective, and what suits one person may not suit another,

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  Reply # 495061 18-Jul-2011 23:20
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I know what you are saying by a nice Mouse to click up not to easy. I have that same sort of preference my self I like a mouse that feels firm when you click it up but not to light that you can't hardly feel it.

I use a basic Microsoft Optical wheel mouse Corded and it works fine for what I need it for.
It's got two buttons left and right click and the middle scroll lock wheel.

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Reply # 496056 21-Jul-2011 06:19
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I've been using the following:

Microsoft Wireless Mouse 5000
- Not as big as I'd like (my hand is fairly big), but feel solid enough
- Wireless, good battery life (I use rechargeable AA batteries)
- No issue over the last 12 months

Logitech Performance MX Mouse
- Fits into my hand perfectly
- Wireless, not very good battery life (recharge via USB cable)
- Having random double clicks issue

Dell 2 Buttons USB Mouse
- Kind of fit into my hand
- Wired
- No issue over the last 9 years

Hope this help!

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  Reply # 496065 21-Jul-2011 08:13
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I am looking at getting a Microsoft Mobile Mouse 3500, BlueTrack Mouse, Ultramarine Blue, Cordless

http://www.ascent.co.nz/productspecification.aspx?ItemID=398155

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