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#1 moeburn


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Posted 20 September 2013 - 04:53

Does anyone here own one of those couch mice, like the Logitech M515 Couch Mouse, or one of those "media center friendly" Microsoft mice?  Apparently they have special pads on the bottom that prevent them from sliding off a fabric armrest, while at the same time being smooth enough to feel no different to using a normal mouse on a normal surface.  Well I use my computer from a couch, and my mouse slides off the arm rest about 5 times a day.  I already broke my last mouse because of that.  Without having to buy another one, I was hoping I could DIY something similar, but it would be nice to know how they did it.  I tried velcro pads, but that was too grippy.  Any ideas?

#2 Mindovermaster


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Posted 20 September 2013 - 13:02

I use the Logitech M305 and M317 on the couch all the time. It does depend on the type of fabric, though. It didn't seem to work well on smooth leather.

#3 hobblyhoy



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Posted 20 September 2013 - 17:39

I have the M515. Two of them actually.


They work fine but "Apparently they have special pads on the bottom that prevent them from sliding off a fabric armrest," is definitely not the case. They're just as likely to slide off (and frequently do) from the armrest as any other mouse. What is nice is that the bottom is entirely closed and rounded off unlike a regular mouse so you wont snag it on any fabric. Battery life is great, use mine daily for about a year now and havent changed the battery. One thing that takes a little getting used to if you use the middle click button frequently is that the actual button for middle click is located below the scroll wheel rather than on it. It'll only take a couple days before you dont even think about about it anymore though.


It's an all around great mouse the only real problem with it is the battery cover is fairly loose and comes off every so often.



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Posted 20 September 2013 - 17:46

Logitech Touchpads work awesome, on any surface.

#5 xendrome


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Posted 20 September 2013 - 17:58


#6 Blueclub



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Posted 20 September 2013 - 18:05

It may take a week or more to get your order, but you can try aliexpress.com

#7 AltNet



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Posted 20 September 2013 - 18:05

I saw this thread on the front page & assumed it was about the animal - and about a type of 'mouse' that doesn't tend to damage your sofa. Man.