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Jan 15, 2013 17:55 |  #1

I searched mouse on here and found one thread over 6 months old and all others were over a year old so thought it was OK to post a new 'suggest a good mouse' thread.

I almost picked up the Logitech MX Anywhere in Costco for sub $40, but thought Id look around. Now am thinking I need the MX Performance. Its only a couple bucks more than the Anywhere if you go refurbished on ebay. So what the heck?

But thought Id get your expert opinions on this. Budget is around $50 but can go more if persuaded.

I game and edit photos, as well as surf. Id like the extra buttons for gaming and especially need the back/forward buttons for web surfing.

I have big hands so big is better I think. I dont much like a tiny mouse.

Need a new mouse because the scroll wheel broke on my current mouse.

Thanks for reading and for any suggestions/links/flam​es/bashes/trolling. :)


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Jan 15, 2013 23:50 |  #2

The Logitech MX Revolution is an excellent choice. But switched over to a Razer gaming mouse, and although the sole purpose is for gaming, the high DPI output is excellent. It handles smooth when running through a large batch edit and perfect for tedious pen selections as well.

Razer Deathadder is the one I use




  
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Jan 16, 2013 10:51 |  #3

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Ignoring the game branding, the Logitech G9x is a very nice high end gaming mouse. I use the G9 myself. Gaming mice typically have the highest refresh and resolution making them also the best for anything requiring precision pointing.


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Jan 18, 2013 23:32 |  #4

Thanks for the suggestions. I think I clicked that link late. I dont see the sale. I do like the looks of the G9x. Would you say its big compared to the average mouse?

Anyone use the MX Performance mouse? It looks big from pictures. I want a somewhat big mouse.


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Jan 19, 2013 04:13 |  #5
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Get a gaming mouse, they are more sensitive

If you are going to use it for editing, may I suggest getting a graphics tablet, and I am not talking about an iPad or such, but something like a WACOM tablet, to try prevent RSI




  
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Jan 19, 2013 07:38 |  #6

I use a Logitech G500 (external link) and love it. I actually purchased a second one for use at work (cnc programming using a cad/cam system). I have seen it on sale a few times at various retailers, I think I paid $39.99 for 1 and $49.99 for the other. I have tried others and this one was the most comfortable to use for extended periods of time.

Good luck finding one you love!


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Jan 20, 2013 09:44 as a reply to  @ emorgn's post |  #7

Indeed, get a gaming mouse. I have an old Logitech MX518 and i'm still loving it. When this one breaks (if ever) i'll just get something similar.


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Jan 20, 2013 09:57 |  #8

I'm a bit unusual, as I use a gaming MMO mouse for editing.. I use the Razer Naga, and assign various (photoshop) short-cuts and macros to the 12 side buttons. Makes switching between tools, and opening various menus easier. Also configurable sensitivity and multiple profiles. The profiles are synched online, so even if I run to another computer (and it has the software on it), all my buttons are pre-configured.

Oh, and I play games with it, too. ;)

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Jan 28, 2013 23:15 |  #9

Thanks again for the suggestions. I went with the Logitech MX Performance. Ive only had it one day but am liking it so far. Its easy to program the buttons and fits my gorilla hands nicely. I really like the scrolling wheel. It rolls forever! I went refurbished on Ebay for under $50 shipped.


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