#1
I am getting ready to go off to college for graphic design and i am purchasing a new laptop. I absolutely despise touchpads, but i have to have a laptop for portability, and i am already 100% decided on one. In order to fix my issue with touchpads, i plan on purchasing a USB mouse to use instead of the pad. I have a few in minds ( i will post links) and i wanted some advice between them and some advice about mice in general, as i have absolutely no expertise in the area. I do know that i want a laser mouse as opposed to an optical or trackball, and that i would prefer a wireless mouse for portability and convenience (i am well aware of the downsides of wireless mice). I do not want to spend over $30 or $35 for sure, but if i ABSOLUTELY have to, then i will. I'm not that concerned about the looks of the mouse, but i would prefer something that doesn't look like a wrist torture device and if there are color options, black grey and red are my preferred colors. One of my friends suggested a mouse to me that is over my price range, optical, and wired, but if it is truly that much better, i guess i could spend the extra money.

Here are the links:

My favorite so far:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826782007

Others i found:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826790008

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826193039

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826140056

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826782002

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826105316

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826105312

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826636005

The one my friend suggested:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826104178&cm_re=logitech_mouse-_-26-104-178-_-Product

He also said that Logitech is the best mouse brand. I guessed that this (as with most things in the computer industry) was a total opinion and that there is truly no "best" mouse brand. However, if anyone could suggest reliable brands to me and warn me of unreliable brands, that would be well appreciated.

Thanks for your time and help

EDIT: I fixed the links...lol...there was a problem with the copy-paste method used...lol
Last edited by Blktiger0 at Jun 3, 2010,
#2
Not a single one of your links work.
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Not a single one of your links work.



Fixed....there was a copy/paste problem. Thanks for the heads up.


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Cheapo standard mouse and a Wacom tablet. Money well spent.

And I say this having went to school for Graphic design with just such gear.



Would this tablet be a good choice?

http://www.google.com/products/catalog?q=wacom+tablet&cid=166555072674816067&ei=0AMITNLxM4LOwAXPjanNCQ&sa=title&ved=0CCUQ8wIwBTgA#p
Last edited by Blktiger0 at Jun 3, 2010,
#6
I have the MX518 and it can do everything I want it to and feels very comfortable (it fits my hand perfectly), however it is quite bulky so I'm not sure it'd be practical for carrying it around.
But that's the only downside, otherwise it's a very good mouse.
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#8
Using the 518 now. Works perfectly for what it does. Id recommend it as well.
#9
If you have the money, get a trackball. I've always wanted one.
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#10
I came into this thread thinking "Outstanding Mouse" was going to be another one of those meme generator things.

I'm not sure whether to be happy or sad that this is not the case.
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I came into this thread thinking "Outstanding Mouse" was going to be another one of those meme generator things.

I'm not sure whether to be happy or sad that this is not the case.


You and me both good sir...though I am quite upset about it
#14
Wireless mouses (mice?) DESTROY batteries, so if you go with that, I suggest investing in rechargeable batteries.

And I really dont see the point in telling him about all these gaming mice(?). He's going to be in graphic design, not pwning noobs.
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Wireless mouses (mice?) DESTROY batteries, so if you go with that, I suggest investing in rechargeable batteries.


Yeah, I'm aware of that...i already plan on getting some rechargeables for my 360 controller anyways...the play-n-charge kits are junk...


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And I really dont see the point in telling him about all these gaming mice(?). He's going to be in graphic design, not pwning noobs.

...thank you...i realize that they have similar needs, but i really don't care about its gaming features...as stated above, i do my gaming on my Xbox and am perfectly happy with that...lol
#16
I adore my Razer mouse it might be for gaming originally but it's a really nice mouse for graphic stuff too. Plus it isn't such a piss small mouse like most logitec's.:


Plus, it haz wire, so no battery problems, on the fly adapting of button triggers and the dpi settings.

EDIT: You do know that you can set tablet's to act as a mouse too rite?
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Last edited by Slicer666 at Jun 4, 2010,
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Quote by Slicer666

Plus, it haz wire, so no battery problems, on the fly adapting of button triggers and the dpi settings.

EDIT: You do know that you can set tablet's to act as a mouse too rite?


I want wireless for portability...i am using it with a laptop. And all high-dpi mice have on-the-fly dpi switching (for the most part). Using a tablet as a mouse all the time would be very inconvenient...let me just carry around this huge tablet so i can us a moue instead of a touchpad...wait..what? Also, Razer doesn't sell a laser mouse anywhere close to my price range that i am aware of. Did you even read my starting post?
Last edited by Blktiger0 at Jun 4, 2010,
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Logitech MX1100. Ergonomically engineered to fit the contours of your hand, great response time, great battery life, lets you select pointer and scroll sensitivity. It has about 10 or so completely customizable buttons, including a hidden button for your thumb.

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Logitech is indeed one of the best mouse brands. This is the mouse I'm using right now.

I absolutely hate my Logitech mouse, it's such a piece of shit.
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Quote by Blktiger0
I want wireless for portability...i am using it with a laptop. And all high-dpi mice have on-the-fly dpi switching (for the most part). Using a tablet as a mouse all the time would be very inconvenient...let me just carry around this huge tablet so i can us a moue instead of a touchpad...wait..what? Also, Razer doesn't sell a laser mouse anywhere close to my price range that i am aware of. Did you even read my starting post?


Yes I did, but you really do wanna shelf out some extra money for good stuff.

And I use my Razer with a laptop, honestly having one single wire isn't all that annoying. Plus the wire's long enough and you don't really use a mouse 5 or 6 meters away from a laptop, you use a remote in that case
But seriously, if it's for college, don't cheap out on stuff.
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Last edited by Slicer666 at Jun 4, 2010,
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OK, so this is gonna be a long one... (that's what she said)


Quote by Slicer666
Yes I did, but you really do wanna shelf out some extra money for good stuff.

And I use my Razer with a laptop, honestly having one single wire isn't all that annoying. Plus the wire's long enough and you don't really use a mouse 5 or 6 meters away from a laptop, you use a remote in that case
But seriously, if it's for college, don't cheap out on stuff.



This is what i have in reply to that:


Quote by jfreyvogel
Cheapo standard mouse and a Wacom tablet. Money well spent.

And I say this having went to school for Graphic design with just such gear.



I don't need to spend the extra money.


AND

Quote by deluded_reality
Logitech is indeed one of the best mouse brands. This is the mouse I'm using right now.



Quote by Gyroscope
I absolutely hate my Logitech mouse, it's such a piece of
shit.



Quote by Blktiger0
He also said that Logitech is the best mouse brand. I guessed that this (as with most things in the computer industry) was a total opinion and that there is truly no "best" mouse brand.


Point Proven? It's all opinion...

SO, Having said all of that, if is decide to waste a shit load of money on a mouse, I'll get this one:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826104318

but until i decide to spend that much, i'm gonna go with this one:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826782007

If anyone has any substantial objections, speak now or forever hold you peace.

Thanks for all the help, including Slicer666, i wasn't yelling at you dude...i just don't see me spending that on a mouse. If i need a better one, i can always buy a new one.

but

Thanks again to all of you guys
#23
I recommend the Logitech G5.

It's a 2,000dpi laser mouse with sleep-mode disabled, meaning it never lags. I know it's designed as a gaming mouse, but I use it every day with my laptop and find the max-res setting to give extreme precision, and SetPoint lets you tone the resolution down if it's too sensitive. It's also really ergonomic if you're a righty, and I cannot live without the thumb buttons, which I have set to trigger Exposé on my Mac.

Only extraneous feature is the weight cartridge, which I've messed with to give a lot of weight to mine (I like my mouse to give a lot of resistance to movement for precision).

Edit: Oops, didn't read last post! Ignore this!

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Quote by Firenze


Logitech MX1100. Ergonomically engineered to fit the contours of your hand, great response time, great battery life, lets you select pointer and scroll sensitivity. It has about 10 or so completely customizable buttons, including a hidden button for your thumb.

Can't go wrong, man.

Basically what I have, but a different model.


http://www.zdnet.com/blog/gadgetreviews/logitech-debuts-custom-weight-g500-gaming-mouse-headset/6500

Normally I'm not willing to buy Logitech products, but I really love this.


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#26
I saw this, thought of Mr. Jingles, and rushed in here expecting some amazing mousey-ness. Instead, I got this.
#27
Logitech is always a good brand.
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#28
I'm not sure if it's a marketing scheme, but apparently a higher DPI will improve precision, which you'll need for graphics.

1000 or more seems best.

Anyway it's kinda down to you, it's almost entirely down to the aesthetics if you're buying off the net... Logitech and Microsoft make solid and reliable mice from my experience.
Last edited by vitchb at Jun 4, 2010,
#29
Suit yerself kiddo In my experience however, You do get what you pay for
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#30
Heeeeere I come to save the daaaaayyy!!!

I got used to bad mice, so I just randomly buy a new one when my former one dies.
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I got used to bad mice, so I just randomly buy a new one when my former one dies.



And that works for you? imagine that...

it's as if when i decide to spend 25 more dollars on a mouse with features i don't need that it's guaranteed to live 6x longer than any other mouse...