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#131450 - 08/29/03 11:08 PM Mice??  
Trumpy  Offline

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SI,New Zealand
I had my mouse that came with my computer fail last night.
It would only register movements in the X parameter, it would not register any Y movements(probably the result of too many games of Solitaire).
But, long story short, I went and bought a new mouse, just a cheapie PS/2 and I must say that it works better than the original and it's a lot quieter when you click with it.
Just going through a heap of new product catalogs, it's amazing to see how far the simple thing like a computer mouse has been developed.
Tell me what are your preferences in mice?. [Linked Image]

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#131451 - 08/29/03 11:35 PM Re: Mice??  
Bill Addiss  Offline
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I've gone through a plethora of cheap mice and finally decided to buy a MS IntelliMouse. It's well worth the money.


#131452 - 08/30/03 04:58 AM Re: Mice??  
Trumpy  Offline

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Gidday there Bill,
Yeah, this mouse is only a stop-gap until I get something better.
That MS IntelliMouse sounds pretty cool, what's it worth?.
Also, what sort of features does it have?.
What do you think of these Optical mice?. [Linked Image]

#131453 - 08/30/03 07:59 AM Re: Mice??  
pauluk  Offline
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Posts: 7,520
Norfolk, England
A friend of mine recently acquired an optical mouse, and it seems to operate fairly smoothly.

It's one of those with a smoked see-thru casing, so you can be mesmerized by the red LED as you use it! One thing that seems strange though is that a second or so after you stop moving it, the LED switches down to a lower intensity. As soon as you start moving again, it comes up to full brightness.

Not quite sure of the purpose of that.

#131454 - 08/30/03 09:58 AM Re: Mice??  
Bill Addiss  Offline
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It's got a wheel in the middle that is very handy for scrolling. I like it because I've had it a few years already with constant use and no signs of a problem.


#131455 - 08/30/03 11:33 AM Re: Mice??  
Bjarney  Offline
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Posts: 2,527
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paul — Bright/dim is probably for battery savings.

I like keyboards with a "scratchpad" mouse replacement. Works real well.

#131456 - 08/30/03 01:20 PM Re: Mice??  
SvenNYC  Offline
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Posts: 1,691
New York City
I've got one of those mice with the red light in them (the castrato mouse, I call it).

It's great for when you've got the console sitting on the coffee table in the living room and you're sitting on the sofa with the keyboard on your lap and the mouse on one of the cushions. That's how this is set up here at home.

I can't quite get used to them on a smooth piece of wood like a desk though. I much prefer a standard mouse for that.

I don't care much for the "touchpad" type devices. The problem is my hands sometimes sweat a little and it sends the thing into convulsions. Either that, or I'm just a spaz.

What I want to get my hands on someday is an original I-Mac mouse....the ones that looked like hockey pucks. Just cuz it's cute-looking [Linked Image]

#131457 - 08/31/03 07:24 AM Re: Mice??  
pauluk  Offline
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Norfolk, England
paul — Bright/dim is probably for battery savings.

Silly me -- I didn't think of that!

#131458 - 08/31/03 04:31 PM Re: Mice??  
Scott35  Offline

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At COMDEX 1996, Logitech had a Beta version cordless Keyboard and Mouse kit, which used RF instead of Infrared for passing bits back and forth.
Would have purchased the kit, but someone was passing out free T priority one took precedence!

After drooling over hundreds of Wide Format Color Printers for hours, remembered the cordless kit...but not where the heck it was at!
Haven't seen of it since [Linked Image]

To add in with preferred Mice items, I also love the scroll wheel!
So use to one that I try rolling between L/R buttons on a Mouse Sans Wheel (without scroll wheel), and get funny looks from said mouse owner.

Another fun toy (err... tool!) is the Digitizer Tablet.
Have one which can use either a corded puck, a cordless puck, or a tracing pen.
Very cool!

Lastly, Trumpy's mouse problem (no movement in the Y parameter / up/down direction), may have been from lint accumulation on the Y axis roller.

Just FYI!

p.s. edited bad tallkkeengg! [Linked Image]

[This message has been edited by Scott35 (edited 08-31-2003).]

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#131459 - 08/31/03 10:26 PM Re: Mice??  
Big Jim  Offline
Joined: Jul 2003
Posts: 394
Denver, CO USA
Mouse? You guys use a mouse? I'm still a trackball kind of guy. I like the idea of being able to click repeatedly with out the cursor moving. I've got a Logitech with a ball about the size of a pool ball. Most pointing devices are not really sized for my heavy, stubby hands but this one works for me.

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