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Wired Mouse
Posted by: space-time
Date: April 21, 2016 07:13PM
We use wireless mice at work in conference rooms, and because you are 10-15 ft from computer, the mouse motion on the screen is sometimes a little laggy. [hmm, apparently this is not an actual word. Dictionary doesn't recognize it, but I do see it on some of the dictionaries on the Web; anyway you get the meaning].

So when I went back to my desk, I made a test, just to see if I notice any difference between the Logitech MouseAnywhere MX (wireless) and an older USB wired mouse that I had since forever. Oh man, I can't believe it, but I do see the difference, and although I can't quite complains about the MX (wireless), I find the precision of the wired mouse so much better than for the past 2-3 days I kept reaching for the wired mouse. I can't explain why the MX is still a little laggy, since the receiver is right there on the desk within 2 feet of the mouse. Perhaps everyone else in the office has wireless mice (IT seems to give Logitech 510 to everyone with a new laptop) and all these Logitech mice interfce with each other? or just in general Wireless mice are not as precise as wired mice?

Now I gotta try the same at home with my Macs.
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Re: Wired Mouse
Posted by: DP
Date: April 21, 2016 07:33PM
I have used my Logitech M100 wired mouse for years. Batteries don't last long and I don't like the feel of the Magic Mouse-it cramps my fingers. Not laggy at all!

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Re: Wired Mouse
Posted by: Octave Doctor
Date: April 21, 2016 07:48PM
I've tried various wireless mice, but all eventually get wonky. Wired USB for me.
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Re: Wired Mouse
Posted by: Bixby
Date: April 21, 2016 08:27PM
I've been using the same Macally keyboard and mouse at home since 2001.
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Re: Wired Mouse
Posted by: Buzz
Date: April 21, 2016 08:34PM
FYI- "laggy" is how them southern folks refer to long legged lasses...
no need to look it up in a dictionary, just hang out at a southern sports bar, and listen to how the drunk guys refer to the tall waitresses when they think the servers can't hear them.
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Re: Wired Mouse
Posted by: davester
Date: April 21, 2016 11:08PM
I've tried wireless mice but I don't like them. They're too heavy, and it's a pain dealing with batteries and connection issues. I'll stick with the wire.

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Re: Wired Mouse
Posted by: billb
Date: April 21, 2016 11:22PM
I got too used to using a trackball with turbocad although I'm starting to like gestures on trackpads.

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Re: Wired Mouse
Posted by: lost in space
Date: April 22, 2016 08:41AM

Wired for me too, for all the stated reasons.

Early Lisa pre-Mac mice had a solid steel ball with a sort of matt finish in an effort to increase friction. Before long, the finish would get polished and become slick. That, along with the inertia with such a heavy ball made them lmost useless without a sticky mouse pad. An engineer in manufacturing QC, if I recall, came up with the idea of a rubber coating. Lighter, lower mass balls came later.

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Re: Wired Mouse
Posted by: Lew Zealand
Date: April 22, 2016 10:56AM
I get the impression that even the best wireless mice power down when not in use and need a new dozen milliseconds to "wake up" and respond to movements, which contributes to their laggy feel.

I like the Apple wireless mouse for the gestures and wirelessness and I like the wired Microsoft Intellimouse for the feel and programmable buttons.
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Re: Wired Mouse
Posted by: Thrift Store Scott
Date: April 22, 2016 11:40AM
Wow, I can't believe I'm in agreement with so many here!

My latest computer came with a wireless mouse and keyboard, so in the name of "progress" I gave them a try. No complaints on the keyboard; It works exactly like a wired one in pretty much all respects. The mouse, on the other hand, loses it's connection on a regular basis even though it's only 6-12 inches from the computer. I now keep a wired mouse plugged in at all times to reconnect the wireless mouse when the connection drops and to use for gaming.

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