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Hi again, I want to get a new mouse for my computer, the one that came with it is kinda broken. I want a mouse that does not have ball underneath. I was looking at one from logitech at the store, but Im not sure what one to get? Any recomendations?
 

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Personally I avoid Microsoft like the plague, but other than that most opticals are good... the logitech are moddable... you can swap out the led that it uses with a different color. I have documentation on this if anyone is interested. BTW I should FINALLY have my computer painted by like tomorrow night... I hit bug problems.. the draught broguht miller moths.
 

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I use only logitec mice. Opticals are nice but remember if you use USB and for some reason you have to boot to a disk for diagnostics, your mouse will not work. Get an adaptor and put it in your PS2 port.

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Yup Logitech optical is my choice.

Like the JAMMAN said I just don't plug it into the USB port I use the PS/2 adapter.

And no more cleaning my balls....:D
 

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Hee hee, Well I'm glad I don't have any balls to clean either! LOL! See, I can run wth you guyz! ;)

I guess I'll get that mouse tommorow.
 

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Ok I am going to say it....

Besides being the humongus monoploy they are....why stay away from MS....they make a quality product although Ill give it to you your going to pay more....4 years in the feild and MS keybords and mice have stood the test of time...so far:winking:
 
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I paid $89.00 for a MS Trackball a few years ago and it crapped out after 11 months.

That was enough for me! I don't mind laying out the cash but I do want something that will last awhile.
 

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Speedo stole my thunder, but basically I just got my job at KMart and got my first paycheck... bought the MS optical intellimouse for some unimaginably large price and had it break 1 month later... just 1 day after the return warranty for Bestbuy... so I bought a logitech for my new PC and an ultrasensitive uncastrated mouse for my old machine and still save $20 over the price I spent on the M$.... so quality is out... but m$ does do a good job of over charging the customer for made in Botswana quality :) But thats just my opinion, and it was just 1 optical mouse... I'm sure someone got a M$ mouse and loves it, it all depends on whether you want to take the risk.
 

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thats the bottom line Val....companies like Packard bell, or Emachine...have mass problems and sink under it...i guess thats why companies can charge more cause thier stuff works....but Nothing is a 100% even with the strictist quality control something slips by...

Overall.....DONT BUY A NO NAME or a KNOCK OFF

you might get a bad peice of hardware with a quality name brand but chances are ALOT higher at the bottom rung....
 

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I bought a MS mouse couple of years ago, the only thing I liked about it was the way sounded when I threw against the wall after two months, aah what a satisfying sound.

On the other hand, I've only Logitech quit on me (may of had something to do with dropping it on a concrete floor). I think this is pretty good considering I'm on my nineth Logitech. I still have my first "Track Ball" that I bought in 1982 and it still works.

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Hi everyone! I got the mouse today and I,m using it right now! It's really nice. I got the Logitech Optical. Now I can let the dog eat the mouse pad! hee hee!
 

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Very good! Don't toss the mousepad yet - they make a good place to prop opposite elbow while surfing!
 

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I stand corrected


* MICROSOFT RECALLS OPTICAL MOUSE
Microsoft is recalling certain IntelliMouse Explorer and IntelliMouse Optical mice because of problems with intermittent response issues. But the hilarious aspect of the recall (and let's face it, there's always a hilarious aspect to these stories) is the language Microsoft uses to describe the problem. After all, the company doesn't want any misunderstandings. "If your computer stops responding or hangs without moving the mouse, this is unrelated to the condition described herein." You see, Windows causes that condition, and that ain't our problem. Oh wait ... But seriously, folks, if you have problems with your optical mouse, visit the Microsoft Web site for the recall notice.
http://www.microsoft.com/hardware/mouse/letter.asp
 

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whats better?

im pretty sure im digging this thread out of the leftovers to revive it, but im doin the same thing soon, and i wanted to put some more thought into it, than consumer wh*rism.
dont get me wrong its fun to consume, but not always wise
i got a couple of mice on my list so far.
ive ditched the idea of the cooling fan mice
and im trying to drop everything off the list thats 800dpi or less.
but they dont all post that info.

i heard that the razors are awsome hardware, however i beleive the integration software may have even driven them to cancel their tech support contract. (that is, however, unnoficial hearsay)
im trying to stay away from saitek for personal reasons.
and seem to only hear logitech. im defenitly not getting the microsoft mice, however they make a ergo keyboard that an associate of mine swears by, and i trust her word, so imma look into that
i got links!
here
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16826153105
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16826123001
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16826153107
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16826106151
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16826153104
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16826125019
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16826104156

thats rite, the last 2 are track balls
i got serious worries about my rist exploding in carple tunnel before im 30, so im thinkin that that may help.
and that pen thing is just freekin weird(wich makes it kool) im thinkin ill probly grind the tip off it in general use though. its only 800 dpi, but at 125 reports a sec?
that might hold the neccesary accuracy

theres a logitech in there with adjustment weights..?
why?
im not as hardcore as sum, and im sure someone knows why there needs to be weights?
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pc's intentions are mostly for
3d studio max
-photoshop
flash
illustrator
etc.
i have to run oblivion for testing purposes, so i guess ill be gaming on it too.
but no web browsing.
so im not looking for web friendly, i got a laptop and 2 other desktops for webness.

i know everybody hates trackballs, but i dont know why
pluss i dont have enough experiance with them to know for myself.

so i think there it is
please batter me with your opinions on hid's
feel free to bash trackballs and pen units with recloose abandon,
however i would like good reson if u could
 
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