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Recommend me a mouse.

VistiVisti Registered User regular
So, a while my girlfriend and I decided to reorganise our interface devices to save on wristpain and such. Her being a writer and me being a.. geek, who just liked the prospect of new toys (and less wristpain coughittycoughcough)

Anyway, we both bought Logitech trackballs. I bought this one:
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and she bought this one:
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She also bought an awesome ergonomic keyboard and I just bought the cheapest one. Well, woe is me, because I'm now beginning to feel my wrists really hurting up from RSI. I'm getting the same keyboard she has, so that's not a big deal, but I was wondering if you could recommend me a mouse or trackball that has the buttons on the side as per the second picture.

I find that my pain spikes when using a regular mouse and indeed on clicking (duh) and even worse with the trackball. So, since it's not the movement, but rather the clicking, I'm interested in mice with regular buttons on the sides instead of clicking straight down. I'm also interested in trackballs, but if it goes down that route, I could just choose the one my girlfriend has even though I hate the back/forward buttons and also, sort of, the rightclick. The leftclick is awesomely placed, though.

I digress! Recommend!

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  • kralizecckralizecc Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    I've had a number of trackballs throughout the years, this is the one I use for most of my work, and play.
    It's a Kensington Expert Mouse, though in the 11 or so years I've used various iterations of them, I've never understood why they don't just call it a trackball. Best pointing device I've ever used, hands down, so to speak.
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  • VistiVisti Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Oh, yeah. I've seen those around! Quite pricey, though, if I recall?

    Is that a scrollring? And with which fingers do you operate which buttons?

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  • kralizecckralizecc Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    It was about 90 usd when I got my last one, and yes, that's a scroll ring around the ball. I use my thumb and pinky, or index finger and pinky to press the buttons. Occasionaly I'll use my ring finger, when in a first person shooter, while doing something complicated that requires three mouse buttons at the same time.

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  • mg78mg78 Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Well I can definitely understand that your pain comes from clicking, the one thing thats giving me most trouble is actually the scroll wheel.

    Keep in mind all trackballs take some time getting used to.

    Oh, and for FPS you could always try this:
    http://www.virtual-hideout.net/reviews/Zalman_FPS_Gun/index.shtml

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  • autono-wally, erotibot300autono-wally, erotibot300 love machine Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
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  • Lord JezoLord Jezo Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    In case it wasn't mentioned Univison is streaming all games free from their website WITHOUT region locking or other stupid "pay for a cable modem get access to our site" garbage.

    http://futbol.univision.com

    It's in Spanish but that just makes it better

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  • EchoEcho ski-bap ba-dapModerator mod
    edited June 2010
    I think you should have taken a left at Albuquerque.

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