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Topic # 9403 13-Sep-2006 20:07
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Rather than discussing the merits of mobile phones and broadband does anybody have any recommendations for a good mouse?

I've tended to go through several "cheap" optical mice over the last few years however due to a previous broken thumb that has caused me some issues over the past few months I'm after suggestions for something that is comfortable and nice to use. 


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  Reply # 46052 13-Sep-2006 20:26
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I see that Logitech has got the new range out. the MX revolution (desktop) and VX revolution (Notebook) and looks great. I currently use MS IntelliMouse Explorer 2.0 (bundled with MS Wireless Natural Multimedia keyboard), at work, MS IntelliMouse Optical (4 buttons, wired) and for my laptop, i got Logitech V200 which has no mechanical parts and is great, with storable wireless transciever.

I'm looking to get VX to replace my current V200 when it comes available.




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  Reply # 46053 13-Sep-2006 20:27
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Almost 6 months ago I purchased the Logitech MX100 Laser Mouse.
I have NEVER regretted spending a cent, it just always works well.
5 Stars and recommended to anyone looking for a great mouse.
And just because its wireless doesn't mean it doesn't work well with games, Ive found it works better then any wired mouse I've ever used.

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  Reply # 46056 13-Sep-2006 20:32
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I have a Logitech laser mouse. I wouldn't recommend this particular model for Sbiddle because it's a notebook mouse so it's designed to be portable rather than comfortable, but I can definitely praise the responsiveness and accuracy of the laser tracking.

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Reply # 46057 13-Sep-2006 20:35
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I had a Logitech for six years before getting a Microsoft keyboard/mouse set. This is my first time away from a Logitech mouse (my first one back in 1990) and it's not bad. I recommend both brands.





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  Reply # 46063 13-Sep-2006 21:10
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I have fairly large hands (matching my 6 foot 7 frame), and have always struggled to find comfortable to use input devices.

Best two so far: my current MS Wireless Intellimouse Explorer, and before that, a Microsoft Basic Optical Mouse (modern one).

Both brilliant. The Intelllimouse is one of my best purchases I think.

To anyone else reading this, if you have been battling on with an old mouse (or god forbid - a ball mouse), a decent new one (and a big monitor) is among the best money spent on your system...




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  Reply # 46111 14-Sep-2006 09:01
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Likewise, I use a MS Natural Multimedia Keyboard with MS Intellimouse Explorer 3.0 at home.   The scroll on the mouse has needed cleaning a few times, but otherwise they've proven be to quite good.  Also used for gaming, but I use some insane sensitivity settings in games. :)

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  Reply # 46129 14-Sep-2006 13:00
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best mouse ever was the microsoft intellimouse explorer v1 rev A.

I have had it for 7 years now and is still going strong,
(have worn out the cord a couple of times though)

I use the microsoft intellimouse explorer 4 at work, thats quite good.

I personally dont like the wireless intellmouse explorer that is bundled with the wireless naturals.

two buttons and its shape is too small (i like tonyhughes -albeit a lesser extent as im 6'4" not 6'7" have an issue getting a mouse that is large enough to be comfortable)


otherwise you can always look at a Razer - i cant comment on the logitechs.




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  Reply # 46132 14-Sep-2006 13:15
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Microsoft has two new wireless keyboard+mouse bundle, targetting for Windows Vista.

Wireless Entertainment 7000 and Wireless Entertainment 8000.

I like the WE8000 with its recharge-pad for keyboard and mouse, and serve as 4 usb2 hub and a dedicated usb plug for usb bluetooth transciever (underneath the charging pad).

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  Reply # 46144 14-Sep-2006 14:36
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I brought the MS Wireless Multimedia Keyboard1.0a and MS Wireless Optical Mouse 2.0a pack (The silver and black ones)

I have a slightly munted thumb and that mouse is the most comfortable one i have ever used. Very well priced as well. Also has very good battery life. I have used a lot of mice in my life and this is easily the best.

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Reply # 46169 14-Sep-2006 16:14
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bradstewart: I brought the MS Wireless Multimedia Keyboard1.0a and MS Wireless Optical Mouse 2.0a pack (The silver and black ones)


Ahem... "BOUGHT" not "brought" (hehe)

Oh you copied me, we have that keyboard+mouse bundle too. (hehe)




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Reply # 46172 14-Sep-2006 16:21
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Chiefie, I am busy reinstalling my laptop and packing for GZ06... little bit busy to concentrate on my spelling....

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  Reply # 46174 14-Sep-2006 16:31
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oh cool! when you flying up for GZ06?

So "they" decided to let you leave Dunedin? What happened the other night?




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  Reply # 46175 14-Sep-2006 16:34
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I'm flying up tomorrow morning.

Yeah some guy rang the police and told them he was going to kill someone. It a really stormy wet night (all the makings of a horror movie) so they needed lots of cops with guns to close to area off so the AOS could hunt him down. I just got caught up in it. Good times all round though.

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  Reply # 46185 14-Sep-2006 17:04
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Yeah, I'll be there too. Still haven't decided if it's a jeans or trousers occasion though.  I tend to dress very casual on weekends. :)

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  Reply # 46186 14-Sep-2006 17:05
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I will be wearing good jeans!

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