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#61 HawkMan

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 13:06

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



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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Posted 02 February 2013 - 13:16

reachargeable mice with lithium batteries, and simple 3 button mice that work for over a year ? that's a pretty bad plot then.


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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Posted 02 February 2013 - 13:54

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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Posted 02 February 2013 - 14:03

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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Posted 02 February 2013 - 16:08

I just got this one..

http://www.razerzone...ce/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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Posted 02 February 2013 - 16:08

Are wired mice better in Gaming?

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 18:12

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.


Well, I bought THIS 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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Posted 02 February 2013 - 22:31

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.


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.
  • 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.
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 want wireless, but don't say there's no benefit. That's false.

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 00:03

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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Posted 03 February 2013 - 00:17

Truth is, a mouse is primitive and outdated.


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Posted 03 February 2013 - 00:19

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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Posted 03 February 2013 - 00:30

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.

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

#73 nekkidtruth

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 00:51

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.


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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Posted 03 February 2013 - 01:05

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.


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.

#75 nekkidtruth

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 01:08

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.


Settle down cowboy. If you look, I wasn't responding to you.



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