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Post 3+ Months Ago

I could really do with a new mouse.

I play games, and alot of imagery.
so i good precision mouse is what i need, not 100% about wireless...
i have heard they can be delayed...

what do you think to these?
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/acatalog/ ... ice_3.html

pick one for me...
money is no object...as i need it lol
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I can't speak for the others, but I can tell you which one NOT to get:
Microsoft Wireless Optical Tilt Wheel V4 Mouse (KB-019-MS)

My boss had it and it was a piece of crap. Notice I said "had".
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the most important thing about a mouse is comfort and pricision. An optical mouse will give you slightly more precision and smoothness and you can do away with mouse mat.

for games a 5 button mouse is pretty handy for quick weapon swaps.

If you want me to pick one for you I recon "Logitech MX-510 Performance Optical Mouse (KB-024-LG)" cos it looks a bit nifty and is all perty colours :)

just as a side not I bought two of these:
http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/products ... _uid=46782
recently (one for a server that will rarely get used, and one as a spare). And they are every bit as comfortable as my £30 optic one and nearly as responsive.....

There really is no benefit in buying a cordless though imho if your far enough away from the screen that wires are a problem, then you can't see the bloody pointer anyway! Plus they get through far to many batteries.
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ATNO/TW wrote:
Microsoft Wireless Optical Tilt Wheel V4 Mouse (KB-019-MS)


The whole tilt wheel idea looks pretty cool though (I think its one of those things that you can live without until you are used to it - then there's no going back lol)
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thanks alot guys...
i looked at that too RTM, but i have had this mouse a long time, and the buttons are becomming less responsive

i bought a cheap mouse...and it was crap on games lol

so i am willing to spend good money for a mouse, that i know will be worth it
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lol I know I just bundled them in with an existing order, at least if my main mouse dies I've got something to tide me over - For less then a pound you can't complain. I wouldn't use it as my main mouse though.

I also bout a £2 keyboard from them, and they sent me the £3 one, oh how I rejoiced at my pound-saving good fortune :lol:
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Personally I have a cordless Logitech optical & love it. Battery consumption is not bad. I use NiMh rechargables and they probs last about a month on one charge. It does introduce extra expense though & its debatable if its necessary, but I like it enough that my next mouse will be cordless too.

I think the early mice suffered from minimal lag, but from what i've heard its not a problem these days. Mine is great for gaming. Only has 1 side button though :roll: (not worth me noting the model number of it, as its a year or so old so doubt very much if you can get exactly that one these days)

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well, i have just ordered the Logitech MX-510 Performance Optical Mouse (KB-024-LG)

i will let ya know what it is like when it arrives :D

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this is my mouse (sorry a little late) - and it's the best mouse I have ever used.

http://www.microsoft.com/hardware/mouse ... px?pid=003
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funny you mentioned that

about 3 years ago i bought this

http://www.microsoft.com/hardware/mouse ... px?pid=012

used it for 1 year then gave up, it is worthless when it comes to photoshop and fireworks lmao lol

then i bought this
http://www.web-systems.co.uk/?page=Products&pid=922
and it was awful for games

so now i am using an older mouse :( , but the right click is real bad lol


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lol @ 1000 posts, congrats nucleo, your like part of the furniture here aint ya :D
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haha, thanks :multi:
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i've used 1000 mouses (just saying 1000 cuz of your posts ;)) and this
mouse I have now is by far the best ever.

anyway, enjoy your new one - hope it works well for you.
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i dont like microsoft mouses there too bulky. and right now the most precise mouse is by logitech its this one http://www.logitech.com/index.cfm/produ ... ENTID=7982

I bought the 500 only difrence is that i have an older MX engine and its slightly less precise but still better then anything ive seen out there. looks the same. this is the most confortable mouse i have ever used. its big enough to rest your hand on but its small enough for use with your finger tips.
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thats the same i am getting lol
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o i didnt notice lol. its a great mouse specially for gaming. your going to have to update the driver though. it gave me a problem with the mouse wheel ingame
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hehe, it arrived 15 hours after buying it lmao!!!

overclockers are gr8 haha
£1.95 for delivery lol
arrived this morning

the mouse is awsome!
aint installed drivers yet
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Post 3+ Months Ago

bit late, but tip for anyone else that decides to get a wireless mouse:

get one with a base, I find the battery changing thing a pain in the arse (keyboards are not as bad)
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WAIT!... ahhhh nooo too late :o

UNFLUX MS mouse I think has a smooth scroller wheel.... now if you’re like me who use it to change weapon then you’re screwed.

Stick to a Logitech optical.

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