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Old 06-06-2016, 11:13 PM
 
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Anybody able to recommend a good brand that last with little problems? I have a logitech mouse & keyboard that both feeds of a small chip that goes into the USB port of my lap top.

I never have an issue with they keyboard and the battery lasts a LONG time. However, the mouse is totally different. It seems I go through batteries (AA x 2) a lot. I put new batteries in recently & now it almost seems like the mouse is acting up because I click once but it's clicking 2 times (not always but a lot).

My lap top is off to the side but only about 1.5 feet. I have a different monitor I use. Originally my mouse was probably 4 feet away from the lap top & it seemed like it was going dead every 3 weeks. I think that might have been because of the distance. But it's a lot closer now so I'm not sure what's going on.
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Old 06-07-2016, 12:02 AM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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My Logitech M310 seems to work just fine (1AA battery). I have three of them and they're all 3 years-old and still ticking. You can find them for $20 on Amazon but they usually go on sale for $10-12.
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Old 06-07-2016, 02:23 AM
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Location: San Antonio/Houston/Tricity
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I have Anker mouse, and the battery is going strong a second year, despite daily heavy use.
Amazon.com: Anker 2.4G Wireless Vertical Ergonomic Optical Mouse, 800 / 1200 /1600DPI, 5 Buttons - Black: Computers & Accessories
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Old 06-07-2016, 08:13 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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Logitech M series is a good recommendation.
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Old 06-07-2016, 01:42 PM
 
Location: Mableton, GA USA (NW Atlanta suburb, 4 miles OTP)
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I have a half dozen Gearhead wireless mice at home. $15 or less on Amazon. The only one I've had fail was my fault ... it was an older one with a large USB dongle, and I stepped on it. It suffered a serious hardware failure.
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Old 06-07-2016, 02:47 PM
 
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I never have an issue with they keyboard and the battery lasts a LONG time. However, the mouse is totally different. It seems I go through batteries (AA x 2) a lot. I put new batteries in recently & now it almost seems like the mouse is acting up because I click once but it's clicking 2 times (not always but a lot).
How old is it? First one I had going back about ten years ate a lot of batteries, about every two weeks. Current one an M705 I've only replaced once in about 2 years.

There is small spring in the button that makes the click noise, it loses tension over time and you'll get the double click. Take it out and bend it a little... These are really small parts.
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Old 06-07-2016, 04:01 PM
 
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^^^ It's less than 2 years!
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Old 06-07-2016, 07:09 PM
 
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I have a Logitech M510 (I think that's the model). It's been going strong for a couple years.

I also have a Logitech M570 trackball that I've been using about three years without ever replacing the batteries.

Something like the Performance Mouse MX is rechargeable but only lasts about a month.

I've got the Anker mouse mentioned above and it hasn't had any issues, although I find the design really uncomfortable and awkward so it doesn't get used that much. If I were buying a vertical mouse again I'd just spring for Evoluent which is expensive but actually comfortable to use.
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Old 06-07-2016, 09:24 PM
 
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Another thing, that longevity of the battery life relies on the quality of the battery.
Cheap, unknown, Made in China battery = not that long. Made in Japan = Pretty good lifespan.
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Old 06-07-2016, 10:36 PM
 
Location: The Berk in Denver, CO USA
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Very happy with Magic Mouse 2.
Easy to charge.
Responsive. But, I am not a gamer.
And, Tim said it was the one to buy.
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