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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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Oh and people complaing about battery issues: DONT BUY FROM ****ty BRANDS. You get what you pay for. I have a Logitech and the last time I changed its two AAA batteries must be about 2 years ago. I am very impressed with it as the battery life is nonexistent as you don't even remember it is on batteries.

[quote name='nekkidtruth' timestamp='1359799251' post='595496484']
You don't see the benefit of using a wireless keyboard/mouse? Lol You're trolling right?
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In part I agree; A wireless keyboard is pointless.....You pretty much don't move it at all. The only time it really uses all of its potentional is a media center home PC. For most standard home users and ESPECIALLY gamers, its pointless.

Mouse on the other hand, is a different story. You are moving the mouse almost NONSTOP. It basically HAS to be wireless. At my work I have a wired and at home a wireless and I can tell you that there is a difference in the wrist. Granded, my mouse is of higher quality but nonetheless, I notice it at the end of the day

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I like how this turned into a wireless VS wired thread, completely unrelated to the OP.
I like wired, I'm happy with all the wired products I have, I will not be switching to wireless until all my peripihals break and they stop producing wired devices.
Now, can people move on and stop going on rants of why wireless is better than wired or vice versa?

All the wired mice I've got have came from a local 'crappy' independant PC store that shut down years ago and pc-world after it shut down, last one I got 3 years ago was a 'laser mouse' from pc-world... One thing to note about pc-world is they are noutoriously full of ****, the mouse was NOT laser and was LED, how did they get away with it? The brand was 'laser' but you didn't know that until you've bought it, taken it home and taken it out that darn plastic wrap.

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Can't stand wireless ANYTHING (except for internet) which even at that, I very seldom use as all of my laptops are hard wired for that also.

Besides the weight of the batteries in a mouse and the cost after time, to me, they just suck!

I even use wired mice and keyboards on all of my laptops as I definitely can't stand that pointer controller on a laptop.

Not a gamer anyway, so don't need a radical mouse. My 3 button, wired, optical mouse cost $12.97 all day long at the computer store I get them from. Wouldn't pay no $40 for a mouse ever!

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[quote name='n_K' timestamp='1359802131' post='595496510']
I like how this turned into a wireless VS wired thread, completely unrelated to the OP.
I like wired, I'm happy with all the wired products I have, I will not be switching to wireless until all my peripihals break and they stop producing wired devices.
Now, can people move on and stop going on rants of why wireless is better than wired or vice versa?

All the wired mice I've got have came from a local 'crappy' independant PC store that shut down years ago and pc-world after it shut down, last one I got 3 years ago was a 'laser mouse' from pc-world... One thing to note about pc-world is they are noutoriously full of ****, the mouse was NOT laser and was LED, how did they get away with it? The brand was 'laser' but you didn't know that until you've bought it, taken it home and taken it out that darn plastic wrap.
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I guess we can all stop posting now because as Chief of Forum Police, it's evident we have no right to post about our own experiences and hold a discussion based upon points brought up in this thread.

Forgive me master. /s

Now, can you please move on from playing forum police, since well...you're not?

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[quote name='nekkidtruth' timestamp='1359804247' post='595496538']
I guess we can all stop posting now because as Chief of Forum Police, it's evident we have no right to post about our own experiences and hold a discussion based upon points brought up in this thread.

Forgive me master. /s

Now, can you please move on from playing forum police, since well...you're not?
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Do it in a different thread, OP just wants to know where to get a wired mouse from and why it's getting harder to find one, don't really think they care for your experiances.

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[quote name='n_K' timestamp='1359804659' post='595496546']
Do it in a different thread, OP just wants to know where to get a wired mouse from and why it's getting harder to find one, don't really think they care for your experiances.
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Ohhhh well in that case, his question was answered in the second post of this thread. I suppose everything else after that was completely useless. Including your posts. You're welcome to move along at any time. Whoops, I forgot you're forced to read every single post on this forum....except you're not. :rolleyes:

P.S. Your experiences don't belong in this thread....
[quote name='n_K' timestamp='1359802131' post='595496510']
All the wired mice I've got have came from a local 'crappy' independant PC store that shut down years ago and pc-world after it shut down, last one I got 3 years ago was a 'laser mouse' from pc-world... One thing to note about pc-world is they are noutoriously full of ****, the mouse was NOT laser and was LED, how did they get away with it? The brand was 'laser' but you didn't know that until you've bought it, taken it home and taken it out that darn plastic wrap.
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[quote name='HawkMan' timestamp='1359798982' post='595496476']...
Because wired mice don't have that annoying wire that tangles up and gets in the way and makes the front lag by dragging around. and then the cable fall down and you can't pull the mouse enough towards you and... just countless wire annoyances.

as for the wire, you use it just to charge, BUT if you forget to charge and you use a game wireless mouse like the G700, at high polling high data transfer high USB speed gamer settings, and you forget to charge it over night, then it's nice to be able to just plug in the cable and still be able to play on in an out of battery emergency. but just plugging in every night prevents that.
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I've pretty much never run into problems with the mouse cable being caught on things, but I leave enough slack in the cable that I don't need to pull it towards me to be able to move it, etc.
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You don't see the benefit of using a wireless keyboard/mouse? Lol You're trolling right?
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Uh, no. I don't see the benefit in a device that costs more and needs to be recharged, compared to one that doesn't.

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Well I don't think there's cords that reach 15 feet, which is how far my computer is from where I sit.
Well I guess maybe there's extensions, but then cords would be in the way and look awful going across my floor.
And as for batteries, I guess in almost a year I spent around 5 to 10 dollars for batteries,
but that's AA batteries for my wireless touchpad, keyboard, mouse, and 2 xbox controllers.

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Simple... it is a plot by the battery industry to keep you buying their products.

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[quote name='Rohdekill' timestamp='1359810104' post='595496610']
Simple... it is a plot by the battery industry to keep you buying their products.
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reachargeable mice with lithium batteries, and simple 3 button mice that work for over a year ? that's a pretty bad plot then.
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[quote name='HawkMan' timestamp='1359810385' post='595496616']
reachargeable mice with lithium batteries, and simple 3 button mice that work for over a year ? that's a pretty bad plot then.
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A wired mouse uses no battery. Every wireless (rechargeable) mouse is one more battery set sold. And, not every wireless mouse has a rechargeable system. In fact, most you find on the shelf at the store do not recharge.

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and they can still use rechargeable batteries. But it's kind of pointless anyway since these are the mice that works for over a year on a single set of batteries.

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People don't want wires anymore. Cats chew on them, they clutter up the desk and laptop bag, and you can't plugin the HDMI on your notebook by the TV and string a mouse cord across the room without risking a take down of your laptop when the chocolate lab barrels past on its way to the door. Wireless combos or mulit-device micro tranceivers are popular, so they are stocked.

Go get a razr if you are after buttons. newegg has 50-75% off sales so they are only about 50-75% more than almost any other 5+ button mouse. My buddies has like 36 mappable buttons.. I press 4 of them at once and walk away, locking his system up for a few seconds while itunes, firefox, photoshop and 2 games try to launch.

I personally am more interested in BT mice, as they work with my tablets, laptops, desktops, PS3 and dont clog up a USB port, and don't need to be in-sight of the receiver, and usually have better range and an off switch to save battery. Finding ones that aren't made for a 4 year olds hand is quite challenging.

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I just got this one..

http://www.razerzone.com/gaming-mice/razer-taipan


it's AMAZING.. Razer makes really nice mice.. I hate sometimes they try to use rubber and that can peel off but with this one it's absolutely beautiful to work with..and it's wired.

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Are wired mice better in Gaming?

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[quote name='HawkMan' timestamp='1359813269' post='595496684']
and they can still use rechargeable batteries. But it's kind of pointless anyway since these are the mice that works for over a year on a single set of batteries.
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Well, I bought [url="http://www.amazon.com/Microsoft-Wireless-Notebook-Laser-Mouse/dp/B000RPVGJ2/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1359828608&sr=8-2&keywords=wireless+mouse+7000"]THIS[/url] mouse a couple of years ago and it requires batter replacement every month or two. And I only use my computer for a couple of hours a day. If you read the Amazon reviews, a lot of reviewers are praising this mouse for its great battery life. If this is great battery life, then I'm a monkey's uncle.

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[quote name='The_Decryptor' timestamp='1359806608' post='595496562']
I've pretty much never run into problems with the mouse cable being caught on things, but I leave enough slack in the cable that I don't need to pull it towards me to be able to move it, etc.

Uh, no. I don't see the benefit in a device that costs more and needs to be recharged, compared to one that doesn't.
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So is it that you don't see a benefit, or you choose to ignore the benefits because for whatever reason they don't apply to you? There is a difference. You can't say there is no benefit when there are several.
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[*]The ability to setup and use an HTPC or system that can be used/controlled more than 3-5 feet away from the tower.
[*]Less wire clutter (We all know how ridiculous wires can become when you have multiple things plugged into the back of a tower).
[*]2 less wires for our furry friends to hurt themselves on.
[*]Reduction in desktop clutter (Ability to move the devices to where you want them, rather than where the cable will allow you to put them).
[*]No cables to snag themselves on random things.
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Those are just off the top of my head. If batteries are such an issue, the device is either defective or somebody skimped on the purchase. That being said, for the 2 keyboard/mouse combo's I mentioned earlier (The ones I used/use), neither costed me more than $50 as I purchased them while they were on sale. $50 + rechargeable batteries that I (and most others) have around their house, is hardly a steep price to pay for the freedom to move around uninhibited.

I'm rambling now, but I realize not everyone may [b]want[/b] wireless, but don't say there's no benefit. That's false.

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Does anybody care about benefits that don't apply to them? Somebody isn't going to buy a wireless mouse because there's less cables for a dog to get tangled on, if they don't have a dog, etc. Cable management has never been an issue to me, so that's not a benefit of getting a wireless mouse. My dog can't fit between my desk and wall so that's not a benefit either, I don't use my computer from the other side of the room so that's not a benefit either, etc.

Sure, some people might need them, but to me they're just more expensive and require recharging.

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[quote name='Hum' timestamp='1359738361' post='595494892']
Truth is, a mouse is primitive and outdated.
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This topic is funny, because all the mice I would really like to have are wired, and I prefer wireless so I have to settle for something almost what I want but not quite.

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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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Much has changed from those 11 years ago. Wireless is better than it used to be.

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[quote name='The_Decryptor' timestamp='1359849835' post='595497678']
Does anybody care about benefits that don't apply to them? Somebody isn't going to buy a wireless mouse because there's less cables for a dog to get tangled on, if they don't have a dog, etc. Cable management has never been an issue to me, so that's not a benefit of getting a wireless mouse. My dog can't fit between my desk and wall so that's not a benefit either, I don't use my computer from the other side of the room so that's not a benefit either, etc.

Sure, some people might need them, but to me they're just more expensive and require recharging.
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Don't get me wrong, I could care less if anyone uses wired over wireless or vice versa. Nor whether any of the benefits apply to any of them. I realize not everyone has a need for them. It just struck me as a little ignorant to say "I don't see the benefit of wireless", when there are quite clearly numerous. "I don't need wireless" is what you are implying, but that isn't what you were saying. No one is forced to use wireless, but that doesn't mean there are no benefits.

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[quote name='nekkidtruth' timestamp='1359852680' post='595497780']
Don't get me wrong, I could care less if anyone uses wired over wireless or vice versa. Nor whether any of the benefits apply to any of them. I realize not everyone has a need for them. It just struck me as a little ignorant to say "I don't see the benefit of wireless", when there are quite clearly numerous. "I don't need wireless" is what you are implying, but that isn't what you were saying. No one is forced to use wireless, but that doesn't mean there are no benefits.
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Who said anything about not seeing a benefit?? "I don't need wireless" is exactly what I was implying when I started this topic. I use a desktop where the mouse stays on the desk and doesn't need to be used from far away. So, I wanted a simple, wired mouse with the extra two buttons for web browsing, but those can only be found on wireless mice. All the good mice at the stores are wireless, which is what I don't get.

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[quote name='DaDude' timestamp='1359853508' post='595497798']
Who said anything about not seeing a benefit?? "I don't need wireless" is exactly what I was implying when I started this topic. I use a desktop where the mouse stays on the desk and doesn't need to be used from far away. So, I wanted a simple, wired mouse with the extra two buttons for web browsing, but those can only be found on wireless mice. All the good mice at the stores are wireless, which is what I don't get.
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Settle down cowboy. If you look, I wasn't responding to you.

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[quote name='Blank' timestamp='1359810556' post='595496624']
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I was playin more for wired mice then i was for the wireless microsoft mouse i had. It worked fine for 4 years til i got mad playing BF3 and broke it against the wall.
Used rechargable batteries, which i only had to change every 3-6 months.

I remember back when those damn wired optical mice would randomly always suddenly stop working. Used to go through so many mice back then.


but i hvae tons of unused wired mice that came with all the computers i bought in the past 5 years, that i never opened.
Maybe i should set up a museum to put them in :D
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I really hope you didn't break a Logitech...ever.....

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