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Discussion in 'Electronic Design' started by [email protected], Mar 29, 2007.

  1. Guest

    Hey guys and gals,

    I am looking to buy a new mouse. I prefer standard mice, no
    trackballs, and I need accuracy.

    I figure that technical people that drive massive CAD applications
    like high-end PCB, IC, FPGA stuff don't use the 10$ mice that come
    with Wal Mart PCs.

    What's the scoop?
     
  2. Jim Thompson

    Jim Thompson Guest

    Logitech LX7 Cordless Optical

    ...Jim Thompson
     
  3. John Larkin

    John Larkin Guest


    Logitech optical USB. But sometimes it acts funny, depending on the
    surface. It really doesn't like my Wallace and Gromit mouse pad.

    John
     
  4. Jim Thompson

    Jim Thompson Guest

    My LX7 seems impervious to surface... works on my bare crufty oak
    desk, or a black Fellowes pad, or on my hairy arm ;-)

    My only complaint, though not intolerable... batteries only last about
    two weeks. Given the heavy usage, I can live with that.

    ...Jim Thompson
     
  5. Guest

    I have the G7.
     
  6. Mine doesn't like smooth shiney surfaces.
     
  7. Guest

    The G7 and a few others use a rechargeable LIon battery. You get two
    batteries. The mouse announces on the screen when the battery is low,
    and also flashes a red LED.
     
  8. John Bordynuik selects "I prefer standard mice, no trackballs, and I need
    accuracy"

    I use Logitech's Cordless Desktop MX3000 and use it a lot. I haven't changed
    batteries yet (since Christmas).

    Regards

    John Bordynuik
     
  9. I use a Logitech Trackman Wheel, but I'd like to try a Spaceball.



    Best regards,
    Spehro Pefhany
     
  10. Eeyore

    Eeyore Guest

    Since I started using a Microsoft mouse I've never looked back. I'm not sure the
    recent ones are so good though.

    I have their Intellimouse.

    Graham
     
  11. John  Larkin

    John Larkin Guest

    Ikea furniture has a satiny varnish that seems to confuse it, too.
    Every once in a while it will just decide to slew northwest when the
    mouse isn't moving at all.

    John
     
  12. My first opto Logitech is on a lesser computer, 7? years old, and still
    works perfect. Cost difference, priceless....

    I do use the MS 4000 keyboard, but cheap enough from ebay.....
     
  13. D from BC

    D from BC Guest

    I went to Futureshop and got some bluetoothed Msoft optical mouse with
    the charger.
    It worked like crap on black surfaces...wtf?? ..
    Returned it.
    Went back to my good ol' MSoft Optical Intellimouse Explorer
    3 which works great on my black desktop.
    D from BC
     
  14. Fred Bartoli

    Fred Bartoli Guest

    John Larkin a écrit :
    Worms?
     
  15. Robert Baer

    Robert Baer Guest

    Get a $10 optical scroll mouse.
     
  16. Guest

    Microsoft (wash your mouth out) Wireless Optical Mouse 2.0
    Runs from 2 AA batteries, mine have been in for months without
    switching off.
    No problems

    Ian
     
  17. Agreed. Mine is an intelliMouse too. Got the scroll wheel and the
    back/foward naviagtion buttons on the side. Hated it at first, but now
    I am used to it I love it. I own three now, non bought in the last 2
    years though.

    I think the MS mouse is actually a rebadged logitech, or at least they
    used to be.
     
  18. Michael

    Michael Guest

    I hde a very bad luck with Microsoft model 1058 (wireless optical,
    Office Max $50 or so). It is very comfortable and all, BUT. Despite
    their claim that the battery lasts up to 6 months, I had to change the
    battery at least once a month. I had to reset it every other day, what
    a PITA...
    It is not a statistically significant sample, but I am 100%
    unsatisfied.
     
  19. Ian

    Ian Guest

    My Logitech cordless at home has the rechargeable batteries, but
    I'm not sure I would recommend it. It goes to sleep if you don't
    move it for a short time (few seconds?) to conserve battery and
    there's a pause of half a second to wake it back up. It is also not
    that accurate for fine work (seems to overshoot, some hysteresis).
    I don't recall the model number, it's about 18 months old.

    Regards

    Ian
    Ian
     
  20. Jim Thompson

    Jim Thompson Guest

    I have found it is not good to have the USB receiver plugged in
    directly to the PC... it's shielded by metal, subject to close-by
    switching noise, etc.

    So I use the provided extender cable such that the receiver is sitting
    on top of the PC's, about a foot away from the mouse (under the
    slide-out keyboard drawer... PC's are on the floor on a roll-out).

    ...Jim Thompson
     
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