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wireless mouse for PC?

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by cassandra, Aug 27, 2008.


  1. cassandra

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    DH bought us a wireless mouse for our home PC but it's a notebook mouse and its erratic action drives me crazy. I did use control panel to slow it down but it's always been squirrely. now it's caput.

    Isn't there any kind of larger model for regular PCs? I searched and all I find are notebook mice, and that's all I ever see advertised at Best Buy etc. Seems like there would be a market for something like this. :dunno:
     

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  2. IndyGunFreak

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    Try looking at Tigerdirect.com or Newegg.com

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  3. RaiderRodney

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    There are several wireless mice to choose from that are normal sized. I would recommend sticking to Logitechs....I use both for home and work and never had a problem with them. I also game with the one at home with no lag problems at all.

    Here are some at newegg:

    Wireless Mice
     
  4. cassandra

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    Well, hell, I walked across the street to Best Buy and Staples and they had all kinds of them. A couple years ago I couldn't find any, go figure. Guess I need to shop more often.

    So I bought a Logitech L8 (?) and it's just as jumpy as the notebook mouse. I had to set it as slow as I can in control panel. Wish now I'd just gotten a wire optical like I have at work.

    Why is the wireless action so different?
     
  5. RaiderRodney

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    Can you change the dpi setting? Did you install all the drivers? Both the ones I use aren't any quicker than a wired...by choice :)
     
  6. cassandra

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    I don't know how to change the dpi setting. How do I do it? All I did was go into control panel, mouse and put it on low.

    I was surprised there was no driver CD with it. It "installed" itself...should I have looked for a better driver on the machine somewhere? How?
     
  7. Gun Shark

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    Look at microsoft mice and keyboards
    I use them and they are great. I have never had a problem with them.
     
  8. d3athp3nguin

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    Yea, Not that you'd want to buy another mouse, but if the mouse advertises its dpi (dots per inch) number, you would probably like a lower number (300-500) instead of the 1000-2000 dpi "gamer" mice made to go twitchy fast on huge screens. In plain english: look for an el-cheapo microsoft mouse. In this case, cheap mouse usually means less sensitive, ie. less jumpy.
     
  9. cassandra

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    Mmm, well gee it does make a difference when one downloads the right driver, doesn't it? Sheeesh...I learn this stuff every two years when I install something new, then forget it. The easy plug and play always throws me off. :embarassed:

    Anyway, all better now. Thanks guys.
     
  10. neon

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    Try changing to fresh batteries. Mine does the same thing when batteries are low.
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  11. cassandra

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    It's fine now, just needed the right driver & some adjustment. :thumbsup:
     
  12. The Pontificator

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    I have 2 microsoft wireless mice. one is a notebook model 3000 and the other is a laser mouse 5000. the 3k is hooked up to my linux netbook and the laser 5k is hooked up to a mac mini.

    so far, no real problems although the 'dongle' on the 5k is less of a dongle and more of a usb hockey puck. too darn large IMO.