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Nemmerle Forum Mod

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#1 9 months ago

Feels weird man, feels weird. There used to be a wire coming out of my mouse and now there isn't. Apparently this thing lasts months between battery charges, so we shall see. The last time I tried wireless mice was... 15 years ago now.


I keep expecting to pull against the wire, because you get used to that drag on your mouse hand, and it's not there. Looks very wrong on the desk as well. tonguez.gif You know? Like you get used to being able to see the wires, and now it communicates with the computer by black fucking magic.




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#2 8 months ago

Yay, my cat has a new mouse to play with!

Seriously though, I've heard of wireless mice (mouses?) disconnecting from friends all the time, you need wired if you're gonna play some games.




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#3 8 months ago

I like my mouse a lot, but the cord coming out of it can be such a pain at  times. At the moment I've got this weird spiral coil thing going on with it.

I think wireless mouse technology has improved drastically in the last 5 years or so. Near-wired response times, high battery life, etc. I  don't know about having to charge it though. I'd probably get anxiety issues from always needing to make sure it's charged.




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#4 8 months ago
Posted by Superfluous Curmudgeon I like my mouse a lot, but the cord coming out of it can be such a pain at  times. At the moment I've got this weird spiral coil thing going on with it.

I think wireless mouse technology has improved drastically in the last 5 years or so. Near-wired response times, high battery life, etc. I  don't know about having to charge it though. I'd probably get anxiety issues from always needing to make sure it's charged.

Supposedly, this thing lasts 18 months between charges on the low response mode - which honestly I haven't noticed the latency on. ^_^;




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#5 8 months ago

What mouse did you get?

I briefly tried the G903 but didn't like the size/feel of it so I returned it.


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#6 8 months ago
Posted by RadioActiveLobster What mouse did you get?

I briefly tried the G903 but didn't like the size/feel of it so I returned it.

G603. It feels similar to a Razer Imperator or Death Adder - at least the way I grip it. Looked at the 903, but the glow-y stuff and jagged edges aren't really my thing and the battery life didn't seem, at least on their website, to be as much. Considering Razer mice have crapped out a couple of times on me now, I thought I'd try a different brand for all that I like their ergonomics.

(When their battery life on the default lighting is listed as 24 hours and on no lighting as 32... I'd've changed batteries twice by now. Why would I pay more for that?) ¬_¬




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#7 8 months ago

The need to change batteries is why I will not use wireless.
1: The battery always dies when you need it most.
2: The cost of batteries.
3: Wires work as long as you own the thing. In fact, the buttons will die long before the wire.
4: My mouse is never more than half a meter away from the computer, so I have no need for the extra reach of a wireless.

The moral of the story is to never go wireless.


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#8 8 months ago
Posted by Lindale
3: Wires work as long as you own the thing. In fact, the buttons will die long before the wire.

Not true in my experience. I've had at the wires wear out and break internally on at least 3 or 4 mice in my lifetime. Button failure rate has been similar though.




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#9 8 months ago

In my experience, the only reason I replaced a mouse is because the buttons wore out. I even still have a couple of those old mice, and the wire still works perfectly. I cannot click anything, but the mouse tracking is still perfect.


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#10 8 months ago

Probably has some to do with how you use the mouse. If you repeatedly bump the front of the mouse into something to where it bends the wire at a sharp angle, it'll wear out much faster than if you've got a more gradual bend in the cord.