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Old 10-11-2017, 10:32 AM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston
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Tired of my mouse that is not following commands despite new high quality battery. (Have Logitech M325 now)
Shopping for super reliable wireless mouse for heavy office use. No fancy gaming stuff needed, no Bluetooth, don't care much about programmable buttons, just mouse that will not give up on me, or have own mind...
Checked Amazon - thinking about Logitech M510 Wireless Mouse, Black, 910-001822.
Any other recommendation?? We use Win7.
BTW: any difference between laser and radio frequency, in performance?

Thanks!!!

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Old 10-11-2017, 01:39 PM
 
Location: USA
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We have an old Microsoft wireless optical mouse (red, RF, no bluetooth) that's been excellent. We bought it years ago at Staples for $19.99 (I think), to replace a generic one that died. It's so old that I can't even tell what model cause all the labels and lettering are faded/worn out. I use it now for an old Dell Vostro with Linux. It takes 1 double A battery.

Your post made me realize that this old mouse has outlasted 4 Logitech mice ("mouses"?), that my wife's office has supplied for her laptops and desktops. Damn. I always liked Logitech accessories.

Now you got me thinking about Logitechs and the current state of computer "mice" in general, wondering what's out there.
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Old 10-11-2017, 02:25 PM
 
Location: Grosse Ile Michigan
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I have a Logitech M705 and a MK 710 keyboard I have used at work for the past several years. They get probably 2000 hours of use a year. I stick both in my backpack and take them with me when I travel. The mouse has been great and still works perfectly. My only complaint is it eats batteries compared to some other mouses, but overall I like it better than any mouse I have ever used. I especially like how the speed scroll feature works. I jsut bought a new mouse for use at home and I got a special left handed mouse rather than getting this same one. five minutes after it arrived, I wish I had gotten another Logitech 705. Left handed awkwardness notwithstanding it is a way better mouse.

The keyboard is great to use, but over time, the painted letters have worn off and many of the keys are a bit sticky. I would buy the mouse again, they keyboard is iffy. While I find the size and key spacing ideal (most keyboards are cramped to me), the durability issues annoy me for a $120 set, I expect it to last longer.I think I will look for a keyboard with etched letters possibly a back lighted one. I think those letter can never wear off.

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Old 10-12-2017, 09:38 AM
 
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i got something like this https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

no real brand to these :S but i like that it uses a phone type battery, so it is rechargeable and last a while.
also i can keep using it while plugging it into computer to charge via usb port, acts like corded mouse instead of wireless

I got tired of running out of AA batteries, i couldn't even plug it in to charge/keep using like above

aside from radio/wifi, the other wireless mouse is bluetooth... all mice are practically laser now, it describes how it tracks mouse movement, instead of the old ball inside mouse rotating on the xyz axis

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Old 10-12-2017, 01:17 PM
 
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I have a Logitech M705 and a MK 710 keyboard I have used at work for the past several years.
My $$ is almost always on Logitech and the model above is what we are using in our office too. It is solid.
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Old 10-12-2017, 02:07 PM
 
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My wife has had the Logitech M510 Wireless Mouse and a companion keyboard for years. She loves it.

I like that you can turn it off to save battery life.
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Old 10-14-2017, 09:57 PM
 
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Originally Posted by elnina View Post
Tired of my mouse that is not following commands despite new high quality battery. (Have Logitech M325 now)
Shopping for super reliable wireless mouse for heavy office use. No fancy gaming stuff needed, no Bluetooth, don't care much about programmable buttons, just mouse that will not give up on me, or have own mind...
Checked Amazon - thinking about Logitech M510 Wireless Mouse, Black, 910-001822.
Any other recommendation?? We use Win7.
BTW: any difference between laser and radio frequency, in performance?

Thanks!!!
Why buy another device that must be fed a constant stream of batteries??

Consider a trackball mouse that you can move faster than any other type of mouse. You move only your fingers not your whole hand and arm.

This is the mouse I've used for a long time. (It's been upgraded to wireless or wired now) Check it out on amazon........

Kensington Expert Trackball Mouse (K64325)
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Old 10-15-2017, 04:25 AM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston
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Thank you all for the tips!
Going to check them out now. Hopefully a new mouse will perform better, because the erratic behavior of my old one is really irritating.
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Old 10-15-2017, 11:35 AM
 
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Yeah, the Kensington Trackball is awesome, but I got this one:

https://www.amazon.com/Kensington-Or...5YRFWJJAWJF3WD
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Old 10-15-2017, 11:39 AM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston
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^^^ Ha! But it's wired.
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