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Old 08-07-2012, 10:00 PM
Hooch Tan
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Default Build a Better Mouse and the World Will Beat a Path to Your Door

"Picking the best mouse to use is a pretty personal decision—it often comes down to taste and how the mouse feels under your hands, but there are definitely some stand-out models that most of us would recommend to friends if they asked us."

A lot of people are on the tablet craze where they touchy touchy their data, a lot of people still use a mouse as one of their main interface to a computer.  A typical computer comes with a mouse that functions, but tends to be very basic.  For those that use computers for a living, spending some coin on a more advanced mouse can make a huge difference in productivity and comfort.  While the list LifeHacker provides tends to be more gaming focused, many of them function very well as desktop mice, and with extra buttons, it can make things like web surfing much easier.  I am partial to the MX Revolution myself, but preference is very personal.

What surprises me is that Microsoft is missing from this list.  I am a staunch Logitech fan, using their hardware for most peripherals I have, I must admit that Microsoft also puts out some very good mice and keyboards.  What works best for you if you want to upgrade?  Go to a brick and mortar store and see how each fits your hand.  Reviews are great, but we are talking about a device that you are likely to spend years with.


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Old 08-11-2012, 06:04 PM
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I'm a fan of Logitech mice (mouses?) too, as they just seem to feel better in the hand. I very seldom use a trackpad or track pointer (ThinkPad) if a mouse is available. Maybe it's my age, and not being a game player, but I'm just more comfortable with a mouse. All wireless these days, with the tiny usb transmitters.

Keyboards are pretty much the same story, but I have all laptops now (Apple, Sony, ASUS), as does my wife, so we don't own an external KB.

I tend to buy all these devices at brick-and-mortar retailers, as (IMHO) there is no substitute for holding and maneuvering mice, or checking out the feel and typing angle of keyboards.
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Old 08-13-2012, 02:01 AM
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I have a few MS mice, but ever since Logitech implemented their hyper-scrolling wheel, I've not touch a MS or any other brand of mouse since.
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