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Too many input options

Rotting MeatRotting Meat Registered User regular
edited December 2007 in Help / Advice Forum
My mouse sucks. It's on the verge of being completely broken; it'll double click randomly or if I'm holding down left-click it'll decide to not acknowledge that and make highlighting a hassle. It's a launch Logitech MX700 (wireless of course). And I am now looking for a replacement...

My requirements are a scroll wheel, and forward and back buttons. The only game I play is WoW, and the rest of my computer time is internet or word processing. I don't care about wired or wireless, I don't care about being able to change the weight or ultra-guide-super-lubricated feet.

Any recommendations? I'm even open to a track ball. Never used one, but some people seem to really like them. The logitech Cordless Trackman Optical seems kind of interesting. Does it have the normal Left+Middle+Right+Forward+Back? How does that work?

One additional question. I'm running a Logitech G15 keyboard with USB1.0 ports in it. Is there any difference between hooking in a fancy new wired mouse to the USB1.0 port vs a USB2.0 port on my computer?

Thank ya.

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  • ShogunShogun Hair long; money long; me and broke wizards we don't get along Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Before it broke I had a razer copperhead that I got from woot for really cheap. I think on amazon they are only like $40-50 instead of the $80 they used to be. That mouse was fucking awesome though. It broke of my own accord too and it lasted quite a long time before I managed to kick its shit in.

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  • Steel AngelSteel Angel Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    If there are any shops nearby that sell mice and have display mice that you can hold in your hand, I would highly recommend going to them, seeing what feels comfortable, and asking for opinions on them when you return. Even just grasping a mouse from outside a form fitting plastic shell is better than nothing. There's an important subjective part involved since we don't have the same hands here.

    For the record, my Razer Copperhead served me well in WoW during dedicated pvp, raids, and general goofing around. I lost count of how many times during a raid someone's wireless mouse would run out of batteries and need replacing so I shy away from those but it may not be a concern for you (or you may just make sure to swap in fresh batteries before instances like our MT learned to).

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  • Acolyte57Acolyte57 Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    I'm even open to a track ball. Never used one, but some people seem to really like them. The logitech Cordless Trackman Optical seems kind of interesting. Does it have the normal Left+Middle+Right+Forward+Back? How does that work?
    I've used a track ball for about 90% of my computerbased life and I love them. That said, noone I know understands me and everyone hates using my computer. Definite case of YMMV. Especially with the one you've linked to, it's one of those inverse trackballs, with the ball under the fingers - regular trackballs have the ball under the thumb. Not all trackballs have forward/backward buttons, but pretty much all of them have left/middle/right/scroll.

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