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    Mouse experience

    After convoluted info on the web & magazine reviews regarding various vendors and their products in the process of new acquisition, I would like to ask Loungers for their specific experience or knowledge regarding mouse input devices, preferably something not of the mainstream consumer market.

    Here are the requirements:
    <UL><LI>Left-handed or ambitextrous
    <LI>Precise for graphics
    <LI>Optical
    <LI>Corded (strong preference, but if cordless, must be Lithium-Ion rechargeable)
    <LI>Prefer 45

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    Re: Mouse experience

    Bruce,
    These are both in the mainstream market, but have used both MS and Logitech OPTICAL mice with good results.

    While I am right handed, I have become very used to using the mouse in my left hand.( even to where I am more skilled lefty than righty)
    Opticals have a good precise action that can be software set to your preference, NEVER have to be cleaned like the mechanical roller type, Angle of use can also be set with software. The HP model I 'm currently using is U8131-0 corded type. MS optical wheelmouse (don't have the model # handy) is just about identical.
    BTW, they also have the 3rd wheel feature which is handy for scrolling.
    Price for the MS was about $25.US and Hp was a good sale buy at $18.US. Both can be set for reversal of right and left buttons if you wish. I haven't bothered to do this, just used the left hand with right default functions.

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    Re: Mouse experience

    Hi, Bob ~

    I especially appreciate your post as I, too, an right-handed but use the mouse with my left hand and I use the left hand with right default functions and am more skilled using lefty - weird!

    What do you mean by 'angle of use'?

    I have used the lower-end Logitech units in the past but have experienced driver difficulties. I have looked at the new MX700 - anyone used it yet?? I am seeking a high-quality unit that might hopefully be ergonomical.

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    Re: Mouse experience

    Bruce,
    I became used to the "bass-ackwards" use of the mouse because I got hold of a used radio station console that has a curve to the left. I placed the keyboard & monitor right at the curve of the desk and thus it was handier to put the mouse to the left side of the keyboard. This has become second nature to me but I also find I can use the mouse lefty & work the numeric side of the keyboard nicely with the right. Strange ways we find to do things. Now I find right mouse use awkward. <img src=/S/shocked.gif border=0 alt=shocked width=15 height=15>

    I wonder how many other people are afflicted with this weird malady?

    "angle of use" is an adjustment to compensate for the natural way a user of the mouse holds it and moves it. That's not very clear is it?
    In other words, to send the cursor straight up screen, a person really may slide the mouse at a certain angle other than 90 degrees. This allows you to comfortably accomplish this without some forced movement.

    On the Logitech unit I have now I use the built-in MS drivers fine without problem. Not familiar with the MX700 tho. I think of the two I spoke of, the MS mouse had a better ergonomic shape to it.
    Don't know if I've been any help to you on this.

    Bob
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