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Reply 22 of 62, by jmarsh

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imi wrote on 2020-06-11, 01:10:

spend a small fortune? I just bought a bunch of omron switches some time ago ^^ they're really not expensive.

That was referring to replacing the entire mouse vs. replacing just the faulty switch. Buying the switches on their own seems more expensive than just finding some recycled mice to salvage from.

Reply 24 of 62, by robertmo

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mice with 4 legs wobble on uneven table, best to have 3 legs

there are also problems with these type of mechanical switches for the scroll
https://pl.aliexpress.com/item/4000156554032.html

optical scrolls should last forever i guess, there are even some optical scrolls with a separate item for feeling the click

i haven't seen any mice with optical buttons.

main right and left buttons creates a leaver so they are easier to be pressed than side and scroll button.
haven't seen a leaver for a scroll button but i guess it would be worth to have a mice with such a design to save your finger joints.

Reply 25 of 62, by Caluser2000

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robertmo wrote on 2020-06-10, 17:58:
cyclone3d wrote on 2020-06-10, 15:25:

Best mouse for what era system and for what purpose?

best mouse ever!

MS Dove mouse. Mine still works perfectly.

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Reply 26 of 62, by xcomcmdr

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Logitech M535. On stupid machines with only two usb ports, a bluetooth mouse is a godsend.

Plus it's cute and fits the hand quite nicely. It's not a stupid lump of ugly blackness that weights a ton and hurts to move around thanks to sharp edges like a "gamer" mouse.

I hate every "gamer" stuff. It means "we borked the design. It's also ugly as sin. And overpriced."

Reply 27 of 62, by Intel486dx33

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Reply 28 of 62, by ShovelKnight

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Ducky Secret is the best traditional mouse ever.

Logitech TrackMan Marble is the best trackball (paired with X-Mouse Button Control for scrolling).

Contour Unimouse is the best ergonomic mouse ever.

Contour RollerMouse is the best pointing device for vim users.

Reply 29 of 62, by robertmo

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https://www.duckychannel.com.tw/en/Ducky-Secret
https://www.duckychannel.com.tw/upload/2019_0 … azl04vNFl10.jpg
Ducky Secret has no lever on left/right buttons so they will be harder to press.

oh, and notice the position of side buttons micro switches 😉 looks like reversed lever so you need extra force to press them 😉
https://www.duckychannel.com.tw/upload/2019_0 … 8h6vixikFj9.jpg

Reply 31 of 62, by jaZz_KCS

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I am sorry, I can't fathom what you're all talking about. There ony exists one mouse. Logitech M30

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Reply 33 of 62, by imi

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when I got my intellimouse explorer in 2001, my life was changed, never did I want to go back to a mouse that does not have AT LEAST forward and back buttons on the side :p

(except for retro PCs)

Reply 34 of 62, by appiah4

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This will not be popular but I was a huge fan of my Microsoft Natural Wireless Laser Mouse 6000

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It has been the target of hate by many people I know who tried it but for me it was incredibly precise and comfortable.

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Reply 35 of 62, by xcomcmdr

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robertmo wrote on 2020-06-11, 13:41:

wireless mice are heavier cause of the weight of the battery

I agree. I don't like them on principle (wow you put a battery - which is going to have to be replaced eventually -, went through the hassle of using bluetooth, gave us a lot of work to pair it each time with a new computer instead of JUST PLUGGING IT IN, forsake backward compatibility with old computers or computers without bluetooth, just so you could say "Look ma, NO CABLE!". Is this industry stupid beyond belief or what ?), but in some cases they are useful.

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Reply 36 of 62, by boxpressed

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My favorite retro mouse is a Wyse PS/2 optical scroll mouse I found at a thrift store for a dollar. You can still buy these NOS pretty inexpensively because I think they were OEM for Dell. They're not the highest quality, but they're good enough for a spare 30 minutes here and there mucking around Windows 98.

Reply 39 of 62, by Jo22

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appiah4 wrote on 2020-06-10, 08:31:

Mickey Mouse of course.

Oh. And I thought it was Mighty Mouse. 😅

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