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What mice are good now?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by saitrix, 22 Sep 2009.

  1. saitrix

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 2 Jun 2003

    Posts: 8,944

    Location: Loughborough

    Hi,

    I don't game that often now but mainly just desktop use. Now I am after a new mouse to replace my Logitech LX3 mouse which annoyingly the middle button is starting to play up. What is the recommended now?

    Is it worth going for laser over optical? Does it work better on varied surfaces than optical?
     
  2. fross

    Gangster

    Joined: 8 Nov 2007

    Posts: 412

    Location: London

    The Logitech gaming mice get a lot of praise, but their shape takes some getting used to, try one first.

    Some purists like trackers, but pretty much everyone has gone laser/optical in recent years, even Razer and the like :)

    Lasers can get a higher DPI than opticals, so you could get a more sensitive mouse, if that's too your liking. I believe the surfaces it works on are the same.
     
  3. Sharlaw

    Hitman

    Joined: 4 Jul 2008

    Posts: 801

    Location: UK - Maidenhead

    I still love my old MX510, will keep using it till it breaks tbh.

    I think the current equivalent is the MX518
     
  4. dr4g0nf1y

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 30 Jun 2009

    Posts: 1,028

    Location: Norwich

    I like Razers
     
  5. pastymuncher

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 12 Jul 2005

    Posts: 18,770

    Location: Aberlour, NE Scotland

    MX518 is superb and very cheap. Fit's nicely in the hand too. Have you tried contacting Logitech about your current mouse? Their support is legendary.
     
  6. Franksi

    Gangster

    Joined: 8 Jul 2009

    Posts: 311

    MX518 is great for the money