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#31 threetonesun

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 20:53

I actually downgraded to a Logitech G400 from a Performance MX. I really loved the Performance MX but it only got about 3 days on a battery charge. Yes, I can run it with the USB cable plugged in but that kinda defeated the purpose of the 'wireless' part. The 30 day battery claim isnt even close and the Logitech forums are packed full of unhappy Perf MX users like myself.


Seems odd the solution to poor battery performance was to buy a wired mouse instead of just plugging the mouse you had in at night, but what do I know.

I mean, expecting (or advertising) 30 days out of a "performance" mouse of any kind is a bit silly. A decent mouse should be able to go a few days though, even my G700 can do that at the highest polling rate.


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Posted 02 February 2013 - 02:47

I'm all for wireless mouse if they were battery-less. But they're not and it's annoying having to replace/buy batteries every month.

#33 nekkidtruth

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 03:04

My old wireless keyboard/mouse combo had the cradle. Loved it. Dropped it in every few days before I went to bed, never had a problem. When I was forced to upgrade due to a different issue, I made sure the mouse either had a cradle (which apparently they don't really do anymore from what I can see) or a USB cable. My mouse goes on the cable maybe once ever couple of weeks before bed and I've not had the change those rechargeable batteries in it yet (going on my second year with this set).

Not sure why anyone would want/need a wired mouse in this day and age, but to each their own I guess. I game and do extensive graphics work with my mouse. Never had any issues.

#34 PGHammer

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 03:07

I'm all for wireless mouse if they were battery-less. But they're not and it's annoying having to replace/buy batteries every month.

If they use an odd battery type, I can see the annoyance part.

My Logitech V220 uses the same battery type as my keyboard (Microsoft Wireless 6000 V.3) and most of our remotes - AA. Therefore, we buy batteries in bulk (ten-packs and larger).

#35 Growled

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 03:09

I love my wireless mouse. I would never go wired again. But if I did, Amazon would have me covered. They have everything.

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 03:28

My problem with wireless mice is that afaik AES encryption only gets applied to the keyboard connection and the mouse movements are sent unencrypted.

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 04:29

I'm all for wireless mouse if they were battery-less. But they're not and it's annoying having to replace/buy batteries every month.

My old wireless keyboard/mouse combo had the cradle. Loved it. Dropped it in every few days before I went to bed, never had a problem. When I was forced to upgrade due to a different issue, I made sure the mouse either had a cradle (which apparently they don't really do anymore from what I can see) or a USB cable. My mouse goes on the cable maybe once ever couple of weeks before bed and I've not had the change those rechargeable batteries in it yet (going on my second year with this set).

Not sure why anyone would want/need a wired mouse in this day and age, but to each their own I guess. I game and do extensive graphics work with my mouse. Never had any issues.


what mouse/kb did you use?

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 04:58

I love my wireless mouse. I would never go wired again. But if I did, Amazon would have me covered. They have everything.


I know what you mean. I buy off Amazon and Ebay mostly for things I want at a good price.

#39 nekkidtruth

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 05:00

what mouse/kb did you use?


I had the Logitech MX3000 set. Was my favorite. I now use the Logitech Desktop Wave. I definitely gravitate towards Logitech. I find them to be fairly high quality products.

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 05:15

Looks like a nice keyboard. I do like my Microsoft Comfort Curve 3000 wired keyboard though.... one of the rare few wired ones that was ergo and low profile. I need low profile ones for how my desk is. I have enough room for it and my Logitech G700 to freely roam. I highly recommend that keyboard for typing but it can be wierd for gaming. It took me 2 hours to get used to it in Skyrim I still kinda have issues with using it for gaming, however I do love how the feel is for some games. It's really freaking cheap too. I paid only 20 at OfficeDepot.

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 05:21

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

Truth is, a mouse is primitive and outdated.

Yeah I agree with that.
I love my Logitech wireless touchpad. (Still thinkin of buying the newer rechargeable wireless touchpad)
Much more functionality with a touchpad and more comfortable than a mouse.

#42 nekkidtruth

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 05:26

This is what I use for my HTPC in the living room: Microsoft Wireless Desktop 3000. I actually don't mind it at all.

#43 greenwizard88

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 05:35

I have a wireless mouse, I've had it for about 10 years now. It goes through batteries about once every 6 months, and it feels good in the hand. Nice and heavy, but not too heavy. It's a good size too.

It's a Logitec "Cordless Optical Mouse"

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 08:40

Hello,

The reason the retail store probably carries a larger selection of wireless mouse is that it can charge a higher price point for them and thus make more money on the sale.

Regards,

Aryeh Goretsky

#45 dre2112

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 09:10

I love my wired mouse. I have gone through about 3 wireless mice (2 for laptops) and I find that wireless mice are just not accurate enough. Aside from gaming, I use Phtoshop a little bit and sometimes I need to be accurate within a pixel or 2. For precision and accuracy they are really incompetent, but for every day use it may not be not noticeable,. And despite the speed of wireless these days, they still do lag, even if it's for a fraction of a second.

Wired mice all the way for me