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3 button mouse
show user profile  zeefusion
Hi guys,

I am looking to get a new mouse and I am struggling to find one that I like. I have always used basic 3 button ones that are wired as I don't like any additional buttons, tilting scroll wheels or heavy wireless battery powered ones. However all the laser models from HP, Dell, Logitech etc have extra buttons and tilted scroll wheels and mostly wireless.

Do laser mice with only 3 buttons exist? Any recommendations? Not looking to spend any more than £20.
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9/10/2012 1:08:37 PM (last edit: 9/10/2012 1:08:37 PM)
show user profile  Mr_Stabby
Embrace the coordlessness and the extra buttons! :p Personally i cant stand wires, so limiting and if its a well designed mouse then the extra buttons are so out of the way that you wont even notice them if you dont want to.

Still hoping logitech will re-release the mx1000 with up to date insides, probably the most comfortable mouse ever!

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9/10/2012 2:36:06 PM (last edit: 9/10/2012 2:36:06 PM)
show user profile  zeefusion
I never use extra buttons and the scroll wheels that can click down or move side to side just annoy me and usually mean the actual scrolling is compromised.

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9/10/2012 2:42:36 PM (last edit: 9/10/2012 2:42:44 PM)
show user profile  npcph
i got a Logitech m705 about a year ago. Great responsiveness and lots of buttons although i don't use them all. it comes with software to help define the buttons for programs. i only paid $25 USD so should be less the the 20 that you wanted to spend. The website says $49 but i see them all the time for less.
http://www.logitech.com/en-us/mice-pointers/mice/marathon-mouse-m705

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9/10/2012 3:56:31 PM (last edit: 9/10/2012 3:56:31 PM)
show user profile  advance-software
> I never use extra buttons

not in pimp mode at the moment but our stuff works better with more than two buttons.

without it you have to overload the right button, so hold down ctrl or something when a page requires it (still figuring out optimal solution) for two button mice.

to go off on a tangent leading to a near certain thread derail, that's another advantage of not going the webgl route. as a native app, we have access to the full range of device capabilities, not just what is passed down to js through an html browser, so that means a wide range of input devices can be supported effectively from 3d mice to multi-button, kinnect, leap (http://leapmotion.com/), etc.

not all there yet, just saying. sorry :)
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9/10/2012 4:19:45 PM (last edit: 9/10/2012 4:28:24 PM)
show user profile  zeefusion
After much searching I have decided on the Logitech G5

Although an oldy it has great reviews for both graphic design and CAD. There is a later version called the G500 but it doesn't seem to be as well received as the G5. The scroll wheel for one is too slippy.

I have found a few sellers who still stock the G5 which was lucky. Its not too swamped with buttons either. (It seems a simple 3 button laser mouse that's any good doesn't exist)
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9/17/2012 11:14:35 AM (last edit: 9/17/2012 11:15:41 AM)
show user profile  Setherial
this is what I use

it's awesome and only 15$

I do like wireless keyboards though, it's actually usefull to put them out of the way and use your deckspace for other stuff as well.
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9/17/2012 11:40:59 AM (last edit: 9/17/2012 11:42:58 AM)
show user profile  zeefusion
What mouse is that? It looks similar to the Dell I currently use. Its simple and does the job. Does any one actually benefit form using a laser mouse? I.e the higher DPI.
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9/17/2012 11:44:54 AM (last edit: 9/17/2012 11:44:54 AM)
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