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ksuguy

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Need suggestions for a new mouse
« on: January 25, 2015, 05:34:58 pm »
My venerable old Logitech MX518 has crapped out after a few years service, so it's time to replace it.   Any good suggestions for a cheap 5-7 button optical mouse?   I do some gaming, but I have never been a big fan of those ridiculously complicated "gaming" mice that come with dozens of buttons and a high price tag.   
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    Re: Need suggestions for a new mouse
    « Reply #1 on: January 26, 2015, 07:05:17 pm »
    I have a Trackman Marble and absolutely love it. No carpel tunnel anymore. Been using my current one for oh, seven years? Thing lasts forever. Not sure if it's what you're looking for.

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    Re: Need suggestions for a new mouse
    « Reply #2 on: January 26, 2015, 08:36:19 pm »
    I have seen repair cords for the MX518,  unfortunately they all seem to ship from China and would take 3 weeks to get here. Found a couple of interesting options on Amazon, but I wish I could try them out in person.
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    Re: Need suggestions for a new mouse
    « Reply #3 on: January 26, 2015, 11:16:14 pm »
    I'm a logitech guy have been for years, they seem to last longer than anything else I've used. I've got a simple first gen optical logitech that is still going strong after almost 15 years now and still in use out here in the shop;) My gaming mouse I picked up a Logitech G9 when they were fairly new, cord always gave me fits. Was a known problem with those mice and they didn't fix it, from what I hear didn't fix it on the G9x that replaced mine either. So about a year ago the cord finally went, could have fixed it but since it was in such poor shape I figured I'd replace the cord since the mouse is still going strong. Picked up one of those China ebay cords and installed it along with a fresh set of feet since on mine you've got to pull those to do the cord. Great swap, things working just like new and saved me picking up a new mouse that I wouldn't like any more than this one.

    Really if I were at it again I'd get another G9 I really like this mouse allot, likely when this one dies I'll pick up another G9 or G9x to replace it.

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    Re: Need suggestions for a new mouse
    « Reply #4 on: March 03, 2015, 08:49:36 pm »
    Went with one of these for about $30.   http://www.sentey.com/en/lumenata-pro-gs-3901/

    Seems pretty nice so far,  has lots of buttons.   I do wish the forward/back buttons on the side were positioned a little further forward though. Still might buy a new cord for my old logitech, then I can have that one for a spare or take it on the road when I'm traveling.   
    « Last Edit: March 03, 2015, 08:59:59 pm by ksuguy »
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