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When I go to the store and shop for a mouse, 90% of the selections are wireless and only 10% are wired. And the wired ones are not all that great as they are only the usual 3 button ones. There's no good wired mouse with the extra buttons to go back and forward on the web browser. All of the good mice are wireless.

Why are the wired mouse selections so slim now?

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Go online mate. They still exist.

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I prefer wireless mice.

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[quote name='DaDude' timestamp='1359738144' post='595494878']
When I go to the store and shop for a mouse, 90% of the selections are wireless and only 10% are wired. And the wired ones are not all that great as they are only the usual 3 button ones. There's no good wired mouse with the extra buttons to go back and forward on the web browser. All of the good mice are wireless.

Why are the wired mouse selections so slim now?
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Logitech makes a ton of wired mice, and most of their wireless ones can be run with a cable as well (that's how they recharge). I can use my [url="http://www.logitech.com/en-us/product/wireless-gaming-mouse-g700?crid=825"]G700[/url] wired all the time if I wanted to.

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Cuz mouse makers think that wireless is more popular and 'cool'.

Truth is, a mouse is primitive and outdated.

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Which store? The stores I visit have more wired mice and wireless. What I've noticed is that the majority of wireless mice are made for laptops (which makes sense). It would be hard to find a wired mouse for a laptop nowadays. Gaming mice, on the other hand, will always be wired.

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I went to bestbuy and they hide em in the store corner now

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The only people who [i]need[/i] wired mice are those that play Counter Strike for money. WIreless is fine for everything else.
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[quote name='Anaron' timestamp='1359738556' post='595494904']
Which store? The stores I visit have more wired mice and wireless. What I've noticed is that the majority of wireless mice are made for laptops (which makes sense). It would be hard to find a wired mouse for a laptop nowadays. Gaming mice, on the other hand, will always be wired.
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Best Buy, J&R and Staples

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[quote name='DaDude' timestamp='1359738144' post='595494878']
When I go to the store and shop for a mouse, 90% of the selections are wireless and only 10% are wired. And the wired ones are not all that great as they are only the usual 3 button ones. There's no good wired mouse with the extra buttons to go back and forward on the web browser. All of the good mice are wireless.

Why are the wired mouse selections so slim now?
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I will only use a wired pointer.

11 years ago I used a wireless pointer and I got cheesed off having to keep changing the batteries.

It became far too expensive.

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[quote name='leesmithg' timestamp='1359741848' post='595495058']
I will only use a wired pointer.

11 years ago I used a wireless pointer and I got cheesed off having to keep changing the batteries.

It became far too expensive.
[/quote]a lot has changed in 11 years mate. most wireless mice you won't have to change the battery for a year usually longer
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[quote name='Brando212' timestamp='1359742014' post='595495074']
a lot has changed in 11 years mate. most wireless mice you won't have to change the battery for a year usually longer
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Depends on the mouse. A wireless gaming mouse will last a few days before needing to be recharged. But, as I noted above, you can still use them while plugged in, which wasn't the case a few years ago.
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I got my Logitech G700 off Amazon.com for 40 bucks cheaper.. I love mine it's wired and wireless. you can use any micro USB cable on it as well.
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[quote name='Brando212' timestamp='1359742014' post='595495074']
a lot has changed in 11 years mate. most wireless mice you won't have to change the battery for a year usually longer
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Well it's the same as my sons wireless controllers for his xbox360 pro.

Batteries became expensive and his far happier with a wired controller.

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used wireless mouse and keyboard (mostly logitec) for so many years but if you calculate its just too much **** with the batteries....
so i am back to wired keyboard and mouse right now ...

id suggest you to have a look at www.hama.com they have quite a load of wired input devices (usb). and they are cheap :)

got me this one
[url="https://www.hama.com/00062888/hama-urage-gaming-mouse"]https://www.hama.com/00062888/hama-urage-gaming-mouse[/url]

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[quote name='leesmithg' timestamp='1359741848' post='595495058']
I will only use a wired pointer.

11 years ago I used a wireless pointer and I got cheesed off having to keep changing the batteries.

It became far too expensive.
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SERIOUSLY? They're called RECHARGEABLE batteries. They're 2x the price of normal batteries and you get 500x the uses.
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[quote name='remixedcat' timestamp='1359744482' post='595495208']
I got my Logitech G700 off Amazon.com for 40 bucks cheaper.. I love mine it's wired and wireless. you can use any micro USB cable on it as well.
[/quote] I love my G700, wired/wireless works amazing. Only complaint is the awkwardly stiff USB cable it comes with.
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I hate wireless mice. I purchased one recently after asking about them here and I hate it. I went back to [url="http://www.logitech.com/en-us/product/mouse-m100?crid=7"]this[/url].

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I love wireless mice, I like gaming too (but not too serious however). My logitech has over 1000 days left on battery, still the same ones I got it with. So thats a moot point nowadays. Keyboard batteries dont give me a rating in days but they are at 95% and I've had them in for ages.
Also wireless receivers are so much better nowadays,the new logitech unifying ones are great. Its works from downstairs in my house! I dont see the point in a wired mouse?
for what? a milisecond quicker? if that? who the hell would notice that?

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[quote name='Just Sal' timestamp='1359747511' post='595495292']
I hate wireless mice. I purchased one recently after asking about them here and I hate it. I went back to [url="http://www.logitech.com/en-us/product/mouse-m100?crid=7"]this[/url].
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Apparently you hate mice, period. :laugh:

Guys, batteries are rechargeable. Hell, the better Logitech mice come with rechargeable batteries, so you can just charge them up or switch the batteries or do whatever you want.
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[quote name='The Laughing Man' timestamp='1359747233' post='595495286']
I love my G700, wired/wireless works amazing. Only complaint is the awkwardly stiff USB cable it comes with.
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I use the one that came with my phone. Otherwise it's awesome. I love how they use all standard stuff... standard AA battery and standard Micro USB
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[quote name='Hum' timestamp='1359738361' post='595494892']
Cuz mouse makers think that wireless is more popular and 'cool'.

Truth is, a mouse is primitive and outdated.
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LoL Hum. I see what you did there.

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[quote name='threetonesun' timestamp='1359747695' post='595495300']
Apparently you hate mice, period. :laugh:

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I like my mice on leashes. If you don't leash them, they tend to roam and pretty soon you have an entire nest! :woot:

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[quote name='Just Sal' timestamp='1359749509' post='595495346']
I like my mice on leashes. If you don't leash them, they tend to roam and pretty soon you have an entire nest! :woot:
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I'm a :cat: so I eat mice... or just play with them.

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[quote name='remixedcat' timestamp='1359749638' post='595495350']
I'm a :cat: so I eat mice... or just play with them.
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I think you should come to my place. I'll release you into our fields and you'd have a wonderful time!

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For wired mice, the G500 is currently my top choice, although the mx518 may be tied. The G400 has the same shape and feel as the mx518, but it the G400 has a cheap skinny cord :(

For wireless the G700 is what I went with.
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