What kind of mouse do you like?

Reaven

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I bought a cloth topped mouse today and honestly, it's super comfy and nice. Who knew 10 dollars could do so much.

What kind of mouse do you like using? My other main mouse is a logitech performance mx 1 I've had for 10 years, originally bought since I needed a mouse that would work on my glass desk. It's also great but significantly more bulky.
 

Rand

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For over a decade, I used a Logitech MX510.
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A reliable optical mouse that I used so long the rubberized coating started coming off the black plastic surfaces (so I rubbed it all off, because it had become annoying feeling as it came off). I still use that mouse on my old system with no problems at all.
When I put together my latest system, I decided to leave my old mouse with my old system and get a new one. Logitech had served me well, so I looked at the options. Since I'm a gamer, wired was still the way to go. There was the new model MX518 that had the same shape and button layout as my old mouse, but new internals, including an advanced laser sensor (the 510 is just optical). I almost went with that, and would have been quite happy with it as it has an excellent sensor.
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However, the Logitech G502 HERO was the same price, due to a sale.
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It felt similar and had more features, so I took a chance and I'm glad I did. It's an excellent mouse and I am extremely happy with it.
My favorite feature is a little button underneath the scroll wheel that disengages the ratchet so the wheel spins freely. When I want to scroll all the way up and down quickly, I just disengage it and flick it. It is a fairly heavy wheel, so it spins quite well on its own.
It also has a built-in set of controls for on-the-fly DPI adjustment, which can come in handy even for drawing. The sensor is excellent, too. It feels very accurate to me.
It's a little expensive at about $75, but it's worth it, especially if you get a $20 off sale like I did.
 

Reaven

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I got and tried a G502 but somehow the scroll wheel didn't work when it got to me? I think the person who delivered the package treated it non-gently, so I don't really hold it against them, but I did have to return it.

Then I realized "why am I getting a new mouse when my current one still works" and didn't get another.
 

Rand

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If it was bonked around too much or just assembled poorly, then the spring may have come loose on the wheel mount.
Too bad. I love it.
 

RJM

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I use a Razer Naga. 12 thumb buttons make a lot of games so much easier to play. Less instances where I have to move my left hand off the keyboard. For instance, in games with toolbars that go from 1-10, I slap 7-10 on thumb buttons.
 

Sid Vicious

Colonial Security
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I use a Razer Naga. 12 thumb buttons make a lot of games so much easier to play. Less instances where I have to move my left hand off the keyboard. For instance, in games with toolbars that go from 1-10, I slap 7-10 on thumb buttons.
Oh wow is it easy to adjust to having so many different buttons on your right hand instead? That sounds incredible.
 

RJM

New colonist
Oh wow is it easy to adjust to having so many different buttons on your right hand instead? That sounds incredible.
Yeah. It's not that difficult. It's just like learning the hotkeys on the keyboard with your left. Once you get it down it's just reflex. Of course it's not just 12 extra commands. With shift, alt, and control modifiers, I've got 48 of them I can use. Fortunately, there aren't many games I play that require that many actions.
 
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