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#1 DaDude

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 17:02

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?


#2 freak180

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 17:03

Go online mate. They still exist.

#3 1941

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 17:04

I prefer wireless mice.


#4 threetonesun

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 17:04

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?


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 G700 wired all the time if I wanted to.

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 17:06

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

Truth is, a mouse is primitive and outdated.

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 17:09

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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Posted 01 February 2013 - 17:50

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

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 17:54

The only people who need wired mice are those that play Counter Strike for money. WIreless is fine for everything else.

#9 OP DaDude

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 18:03

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.


Best Buy, J&R and Staples

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 18:04

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?


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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Posted 01 February 2013 - 18:06

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.

a lot has changed in 11 years mate. most wireless mice you won't have to change the battery for a year usually longer

#12 threetonesun

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 18:31

a lot has changed in 11 years mate. most wireless mice you won't have to change the battery for a year usually longer


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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Posted 01 February 2013 - 18:48

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.

#14 leesmithg

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 19:11

a lot has changed in 11 years mate. most wireless mice you won't have to change the battery for a year usually longer


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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Posted 01 February 2013 - 19:18

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
https://www.hama.com...ge-gaming-mouse