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#3430246 - 07/20/14 01:41 PM Re: Nice portable (small) wireless mouse? [Re: Quattro Pete]
Quattro Pete Offline


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Yes, all the cheaper mice only have the smooth rolling wheel these days. Some of the higher end Logitech mice let you choose whether the wheel should smooth roll or click roll.
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#3430424 - 07/20/14 05:36 PM Re: Nice portable (small) wireless mouse? [Re: Quattro Pete]
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Oh oh, I didn't open the box yet. I had better not have a garbage one waiting for me. wink
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#3430459 - 07/20/14 06:04 PM Re: Nice portable (small) wireless mouse? [Re: Quattro Pete]
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Originally Posted By: Quattro Pete
...After about 5 years of heavy use, my Logitech V450 nano is starting to act up (the dreaded left button double-click issue)...



Yep..me too. Left button is throwing a wobbly...I picked up a wired HP mouse for cheap from Fry's. I'm going to see if I can disassemble the Logitech and possibly clean the left-button contact with DeOxit.
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#3430471 - 07/20/14 06:23 PM Re: Nice portable (small) wireless mouse? [Re: Garak]
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Originally Posted By: Garak
Oh oh, I didn't open the box yet. I had better not have a garbage one waiting for me. wink

Which model is it?

The corded Logitech M500 I have is pretty decent, and it has a button to toggle between smooth roll and click roll. It's only $25 on Amazon. Of course it's probably $125 in Canada...
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#3430607 - 07/20/14 08:34 PM Re: Nice portable (small) wireless mouse? [Re: Quattro Pete]
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Originally Posted By: Quattro Pete
Yes, all the cheaper mice only have the smooth rolling wheel these days. Some of the higher end Logitech mice let you choose whether the wheel should smooth roll or click roll.


I actually switch between the smooth and click roll much more than I had anticipated I would. It's a shame you got a dud that wobbles. I picked up my Anywhere mouse from the Westmont Micro Center "Refurbished" for about $30 and it sits flat. It seemed brand new, just didn't include the box.
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#3430613 - 07/20/14 08:40 PM Re: Nice portable (small) wireless mouse? [Re: Garak]
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Originally Posted By: Garak
Oh, I have used Microsoft mice before. One even came with one of my office computers. For my second last computer, I had an Intellipoint, like Quattro Pete mentions. Realistically speaking, all I care about is having a scroll wheel, accurate tracking, and no concern about batteries. So, a $20 or under OEM Logitech thing will more than do the trick.

My current Lenovo came with an absolute piece of garbage mouse which I won't even bother unwrapping.


I had an Intellipoint mouse as my "DD" for a quite a long time. It fit my hand very well and I liked the placement of the programmable buttons. It did stand out a little being used with my Ruby Red iMac.
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#3430639 - 07/20/14 08:58 PM Re: Nice portable (small) wireless mouse? [Re: Quattro Pete]
Garak Offline


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Originally Posted By: Quattro Pete
The corded Logitech M500 I have is pretty decent, and it has a button to toggle between smooth roll and click roll. It's only $25 on Amazon. Of course it's probably $125 in Canada...

I'm okay, it's the B100. It's a little cheaper looking and feeling than the old one, but the scroll wheel is "normal." The M500 was on my short list, though I wasn't exactly needing the side buttons (though I've used them before). Normal retail price here for that one is about $40 at Staples, not quite $125. wink Now, if it came with a jug of oil, that would jack it up to $125. My B100 was $19.95 or something like that. I didn't have to go out of my way to hit Staples or anything like that, though.
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#3432774 - 07/22/14 09:38 PM Re: Nice portable (small) wireless mouse? [Re: Quattro Pete]
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While I'm waiting for the replacement Anywhere MX to get here, I picked up a Microsoft 3500 from Walmart - it's quite decent, and I like the scroll wheel action.

I did not like the scroll wheel on the Logitech M525. I also did not like the texture and the cheap feel of the Anker mouse. So these two are going back to Amazon.
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#3433250 - 07/23/14 11:48 AM Re: Nice portable (small) wireless mouse? [Re: Quattro Pete]
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You need an old one with a ball, maybe. wink
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#3433278 - 07/23/14 12:00 PM Re: Nice portable (small) wireless mouse? [Re: Garak]
Quattro Pete Offline


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Originally Posted By: Garak
You need an old one with a ball, maybe. wink

... and chain (cord). smile

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#3433355 - 07/23/14 01:16 PM Re: Nice portable (small) wireless mouse? [Re: Quattro Pete]
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I don't miss the old ball mice. Those things weren't exactly low maintenance, especially if they weren't really built to last.
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#3433359 - 07/23/14 01:18 PM Re: Nice portable (small) wireless mouse? [Re: Quattro Pete]
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Originally Posted By: Quattro Pete
...I picked up a Microsoft 3500 from Walmart - it's quite decent, and I like the scroll wheel action.

My sister has that mouse and it goes through batteries constantly! She can go through 3 or more batteries in the time it takes me to go through 1 battery on my logitech. And she turns hers off more than I do!
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#3433392 - 07/23/14 01:37 PM Re: Nice portable (small) wireless mouse? [Re: ClutchDisc]
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Originally Posted By: ClutchDisc
Originally Posted By: Quattro Pete
...I picked up a Microsoft 3500 from Walmart - it's quite decent, and I like the scroll wheel action.

My sister has that mouse and it goes through batteries constantly!

I'm not surprised. That blue tracking LED underneath the mouse is constantly on while the mouse is in motion.

But given how picky I am about some features, it's next to impossible to find a perfect mouse. If I have to sacrifice on battery life, so be it. But I'm still looking... none of them really have been a perfect fit so far, but if I had to choose right now, I think the Logitech Anywhere MX would be it, if I can get one that doesn't wobble. smile


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#3433395 - 07/23/14 01:39 PM Re: Nice portable (small) wireless mouse? [Re: Garak]
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Originally Posted By: Garak
I don't miss the old ball mice.

I don't either. I thought we were just joking. smile
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#3433572 - 07/23/14 04:36 PM Re: Nice portable (small) wireless mouse? [Re: cutlassvillager]
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Originally Posted By: cutlassvillager
I actually switch between the smooth and click roll much more than I had anticipated I would. It's a shame you got a dud that wobbles. I picked up my Anywhere mouse from the Westmont Micro Center "Refurbished" for about $30 and it sits flat. It seemed brand new, just didn't include the box.

My replacement Anywhere MX just arrived. This one also wobbles a bit. I'm starting to think they all do that, some people just aren't as anal about these things as I am.

On a mouse pad, you can't tell, but on a hardwood desk or glass, you can, and it drives me bananas.


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