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A mouse is a puck you move around on a flat surface called a mouse pad. A pointer correspondingly moves on the screen. You use it to point at buttons or options on the screen. A mouse has two (Microsoft) or three buttons (Logitech) you can press to initiate some action. Before you buy a mouse, try it out for at 10 minutes or more. Mice are often designed to be comfortable only for left or right-handed people. Also consider the alternative, a track ball which needs less free desk space.

Mice frequently stop working. There is no need to buy a new one. All you need to do is clean them. I will tell you how later in this entry.

Your alternatives are a trackball or a touchpad, often embedded in the keypad.

Double Clicking Mouse Cleaning
Button Assignment Miscellaneous Mouse Tips
Mouse Connections Mouse Feet
Mouse Types Mouse Pads
Sleep Mode Shopping for a Mouse
Logitech Future Mice
Mouse Configuring Links
Unifying Software to Connect Mice

Double Clicking

Button Assignment

Logitech Mice come with SetPoint software to let you configure what happens when you click each of the various buttons, the scrollwheel, or tilt the scroll wheel left/right. The best way to understand what they do is configure them and play with them. You can always put them back to the defaults. Some of the more interesting/useful assignments are:

Mouse Connections

There are five kinds of ways to attach a mouse to the computer:

  1. USB (Universal Serial Bus):

    has a small rectangular connector. Does not require an adaptor card. It fits into a USB port. This is the way to go with a modern computer that has USB ports. This would be your first choice.
  2. PS/2:

    Legacy. Has a small round connector. Does not require an adaptor card, but does require a motherboard with a PS/2 mouse connector.
  3. Serial mouse:

    Legacy. Usually attaches to com1: connector. You may need an adapter if the mouse and port don’t have the same number of pins. Mice usually have 9 pins and COM (Component Object Model) ports either 9 or 25. Serial mice are not quite as responsive as the other two.
  4. Bus mouse:

    Legacy. Requires an adapter card installed in a slot. It is often difficult to find a free IRQ (Interrupt Request) for this style of mouse. These are the most responsive type. They are getting harder to find.
  5. Cordless mouse:

    No cord. Aka wireless. Communicates via radio waves. Receiver connects USB port. The batteries needed inside the mouse to handle the radio reception last only about 6 weeks if you don’t take special precautions to turn off the mouse when not in use. Mice batteries used to last about 6 weeks, but now last about 18 months.

Mouse Types

Mice can be classified five ways.
  1. Laser mice:

    Latest and greatest. The laser gives finer precision than LED (Light-Emitting Diode) optical. Oddly you can’t see the laser light. They use an infrared laser diode to emit infrared radiation (heat). This is counter intuitive. IR is a longer wavelength than visible light, yet somehow they are getting finer resolution with it. Laser mice typically track at about 2000 dots per inch. Dark field laser mice have two lasers to make them track better on glossy surfaces. If the surface is too clean, they do not work because there are no micropatterns to detect moving over.
  2. Optical mice:

    They use a blue or red LED. They don’t need as frequent cleaning and they have no moving parts to wear out. They typically track at about 800 dots per inch. They work by tracking the movement of patterns in the surface they are resting on. They need an interesting variegated surface to work well, not a smooth solid colour. Your pant leg will do. A mouse pad with a fine grid will work best such as the inexpensive ones from 3M. You want a slippery surface so you can make fine movements easily. There is no point in wearing the paint off your desk for want of a $2.00 CAD mouse pad.
  3. High Resolution Gaming Mice

    These are sold primarily as gaming mice, but they really help with fine control, particularly in PaintShop Pro or similar paint program. Low res is 400 dpi; medium res is 600 dpi; high res is 1000 dpi; 1500- 2000 dpi is gamer. Wireless models go through batteries very rapidly.
  4. Air mice:

    I have not used one of these. I have just seen one in a retail shop in a sealed box that the retailer would not let me open. Apparently you don’t need a surface. You can wave the mouse around in the air and it will still work. It has a miniature gyroscope in it for air use and an optical sensor for desk use. You use the air mode for gaming or for presentations where you can stand 9.14 metres (10 yards) feet from the computer. I don’t know what sort of precision they are capable of. Manufacturers are too embarrassed to tell, so it is probably fairly bad. They are wireless. Models include the Gyration Air mice or Logitech Air Mouse.
  5. Ergonomic:

    Check out the Perfit. In comes is 5 different sizes for precise hand fit.
  6. Wheel:

    These have a wheel you spin to scroll without using the those infernal scroll bars. Once you get used to one, you will never go back. My own mouse has two fast scroll buttons in addition.
  7. Mechanical:

    Legacy. These use a rolling rubber ball which internally rubs against rollers to spin them. Then the rotations are measured by a toothed wheel blocking a beam of light. These are now obsolete. You can’t even buy them any more.

Sleep Mode

To conserve power, many mice go into sleep mode when they have not been used in a while. They can tell when to go to sleep when they have not detected any motion with the laser, or have only moved a tiny bit is the last while. Perhaps the computer notices this for them and sends them a wireless sleep command. But how do they know when to wake up? The laser is not on, so they cannot use it to tell if the mouse is moving again. They might have a mechanical inertial motion sensor. They might wake up for a few milliseconds every tenth of a second or so and see if there is any motion going on. If not, they could go back to sleep. It turns out the have a mechanical motion sensor which is still on when they are asleep.

Logitech

One of my previous mice was a Logitech LX-8 cordless. It had a high resolution which made for much smoother scrolling — very much worth the extra cost. It had 5 buttons. The left and right button have the usual meanings. The wheel also acts as a middle mouse button. Clicking it brings up a 2D scrolling mode similar to the hand mode of the Mac. The wheel wags side to side for horizontal scrolling. My main complaint with it was it was hard to clean. It has crevices that dead skin cells accumulate in. Even worse, it does not slide freely. I frequently clean the feet and the mousepad, which seems to help a bit. The feet don’t seem to be excessively worn. It is as though the feet are sticky. Further, the wells for the feet are not deep enough, and the feet keep sliding out of them. I was always looking for new feet.

Beware, there as a website called Logictech.com that you might mistake for the Logitech website. It tries to give you that illusion by featuring Logitech mouse drivers.

My current mouse is an M310 cordless. See my notes below.

You can use the generic Windows mouse drivers, or download Logitech’s enhanced SetPoint drivers. They give you finer control over how the mouse behaves. Try pressing and holding the scroll wheel for superfast scrolling.

Most Logitech mice come with a wireless receiver. They are pre-configured to talk to each other but not other mice and receivers. If you want to make your old mouse (or old unifying wireless keyboard) also work with the new receiver, you must configure (pair) it to use the new receiver. You do this by going to Logitech.com/unifying and downloading and installing the unifying software. You run the unifying software, and turn the old mouse off then on when it prompts you to. The old mouse will then be reconfigured to use the new receiver. This will only work if your old mouse uses a compatible unifying receiver.

If you want to use the same mouse on two different computers, you will either have to move the receiver to the other computer along with the mouse or reconfigure the mouse with the unifying software back and forth each time you change computers.

Unifying receivers are compatible with the newer more compact nano unifying receivers, but not with plain nano receivers. In particular, the receivers for old and new M310 and M325 mice are compatible.

Mouse Configuring

Before you start, if you bought a Logitech mouse, you need two pieces of Logitech software, that no longer come with the mouse.

  1. download Setpoint
  2. download Unifying

Download and install them.

There are three places you have to look to configure a mouse:

  1. Right click the show hidden icons triangle in the bottom right ⇒ Click white mouse on cyan keyboard icon ⇒ Click mouse and keyboard settings. Here is where you configure what the various mouse button do, among other things. This is also where you configure the unifying software. More on that later.
  2. Click start ⇒ Control Panel ⇒ Hardware and sound ⇒ mouse (under Devices and Printers). Here is where you configure you optimum double click speed, what the cursor should look like, among other things.
  3. Click start ⇒ Control Panel ⇒ Hardware and sound ⇒ device manager (under Devices and Printers) ⇒ mice Here is where you can update mouse drivers.

Just have fun playing turning various options on and off to see how you like them. The hardest to get right is double click speed. You can search the internet for cursors of every imaginable design. I like Metro X1. I found the smooth scrolling did not work with some software. I also found the OS (Operating System) implementation did not work at all. I had to use the SetPoint implementation.

Unifying Software to Connect Mice

The mouse communicates to your computer with radio waves. In your home or apartment building, you might have several computers and a dozen mice and some wireless keyboards all shouting radio waves to the tiny receivers plugged into the computers. The catch is they shout so loud, they interfere with each other, and if you are not careful, will be connected to other nearby computers as well. A computer is quite happy to have many mice. If any of them move, the cursor moves. It can be like having a ghost using your computer.

So how does order come from this chaos? Each mouse is assigned a different channel. And each computer only listens to the channels of the mice it wants to talk to. It ignores everything else.

Ideally this all works magically the first time you turn your mouse on. If it stops working you can set it aright by turning the mouse off then on again. It will stop working if you plug in a different receiver into the USB. That is easy to do. They all look alike. It will stop working if you buy a new mouse, let someone else borrow your mouse, borrow someone else’s mouse, share mice from a pool…

It is not hard to set it aright. Go into advanced unifying receiver. If you see your computer connected to mice or keyboards that it should not be, delete those connections. If your mouse is not in the list of connected mice, follow the procedure to reconnect it. All you have to do is turn your mouse off and on again when the unifying software asks you to. If you have a laptop, and you have another mouse in another location, it is ok to leave that connected. You want to make sure your partner’s mouse is not connected or it may move your cursor sporadically. It helps if you have different models of mice to help keep track of what’s what. Unfortunately, mice don’t have individual names.

Mouse Cleaning

Since you constantly touch mousepads, mice and keyboards, they tend to get dirty. It helps if you select a mouse that is easy to clean. Try to avoid crevices where sweat-glued dead skin cells can accumulate. Mice wear out faster than any other part of a computer. Depending on how hard you are on them, you may need a new one every one to three years. Often when they misbehave it is just that they are dirty or have worn out feet. Here is how to clean them.

A little bottle of hand sanitiser on your desk to clean your hands frequently can stop the mouse from getting sticky in the first place.

Cleaning A Mechanical Ball Mouse

Legacy. Twist off the bottom plate to release the ball. Clean the ball in pure isopropanol (aka rubbing alcohol) which you can get at the drugstore. You want the 99% pure kind without any added oils.

Use an alcohol-soaked Q-tip to clean around inside. You will usually find lint wrapped around the two rollers. Pick away at it with the swab or a wooden toothpick. If you use tweezers be very careful not to scratch the rollers.

Clean the rest of the mouse with a Kleenex and alcohol. If the mouse has grooves, pick the crud out with a wooden toothpick and alcohol swab.

Cleaning An Optical Mouse

Clean the mouse generally with pure isopropanol which you can get at the drugstore. You want the 99% pure kind without any added oils.

Use an alcohol-soaked Q-tip to clean around inside where the light comes out. Often there will be some hairs or lint stuck inside confusing the mouse by reflecting the bright light. Pick it out gently with tweezers being very careful not to scratch the lenses inside.

Clean the rest of the mouse with a Kleenex and alcohol. If the mouse has grooves, pick the crud out with a wooden toothpick and alcohol-soaked swab. I also found a rubber dental probe useful for getting in the cracks. Avoid metal tools since the plastic is quite soft and will scratch easily. The feet are held on only with cheap adhesive. Be gentle with them.

Unfortunately, modern mice are designed with cracks for dirt to get in, but no way to open them up to service and clean them. The left and right click buttons seem to deteriorate, perhaps mechanically, perhaps from dirty electrical contacts or perhaps from dust blocking optical sensors. I can try cleaning them with a blast of compressed air, a poor substitute for being able to disassemble and clean. I treat mice as consumables.

Inside the mouse are tiny switches that the buttons depress when you click them. Make sure there is no dust or debris stuck in the switches, or you will have trouble selecting text (selections will disappear unexpectedly). You might use a small amount of silicone oil to lubricate each switch, removing any excess with a Q-tip.

You also have to clean your mouse pad and the bottom of your mouse every few days for optimum smoothness.

Miscellaneous Mouse Tips

Shopping for a Mouse

If you don’t use some feature, don’t buy a mouse with it. It will cost extra. It is just one more thing to break. It will cause trouble when you activate it by mistake.

Mice marked discontinued are no longer mentioned on the sales part of the Logitech web site, but they are still sold in stores. Generally though, newer models give better bang for the buck.

These mice are in ascending order by list price. This approximates the order of street price.

electronic product image recommend electronic⇒Logitech Wireless Mouse M560to electronic home
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Works on Windows 7 and 8. DPI and Reports per minute are secret. This is a full-size mouse with unspecified optics. It comes in silver or black. Oddly, the different colours are not the same price. It has left and right buttors, a scrollwheel you can tilt left/right, and a middle mouse button. The reason to buy this model is that middle mouse button can be programmed to simulate a double click using the SetPoint software. It has hyperfast (variable speed) scrolling. You toggle the speed by clicking the scrollwheel.
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electronic product image recommend electronic⇒Logitech M325 Wireless Mouseto electronic home
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1000 DPI. 1000 reports per second. Compact size, battery powered cordless mouse. This is what we use on the laptop. We have three of them. It uses infrared outside the visible spectrum. You can’t tell just by looking at the laser that it is operating, but there is a green indicator light goes on for a short while after you power it on. Comfortable rubbery side grips. 3 Buttons. 3 year warranty, but consider that you will still need to buy a new mouse while you wait for shipping to Logitech and back plus repair time. We have one white with a flower pattern, one red, and one blue. It comes in scores of other colours and patterns. It has a fast easy to control vertical scroll. The wheel spins freely without clicks. It offers almost no resistance to spinning. Works with standard Windows HID drivers or you can download the Logitech SetPoint drivers. The biggest drawback is the feet are not slippery enough. It has finer optical tracking and scrolling precision than the M305 and M310 models. I used one myself for a while. I liked the fast vertical scrolling, but in some programs, even when I was not touching the mouse, it would generate a vertical scroll and select a different option. For that reason, I stopped using it. It claims a battery lasts 18 months. Comes in endless colours and patterns. Oddly different colours and patterns vary widely in price. The USB receiver is on the delicate side for a laptop where it can get bumped. It uses the new unifying receiver. It is safest to remove it when moving your laptop. Unfortunately, Logitech makes a dozen different receiver models, so if you break one, you won’t likely be able to substitute one from an old mouse. Happily, Logitech sells replacement unifying receivers if you can wait. For some reason this mouse retails in Canada for three times what it does in the USA. The Source (née Radio Shack) has a better selection of models than most. I bought one at Future Shop for $30 CAD. Staples also carries it.
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DPI and reports per second are not published. Full size, battery powered cordless mouse. This is what I used myself, the lime green model. It comes in black, pink, teal, berry and lime green. I don’t recommend it. 3 Buttons. It did not work on a black mouse pad even though they advertised advanced BlueTrack technology that should run anywhere. I had to use it on the wood grain desk top. The mouse wheel does not click as it moves. It is advertised to have both laser and LED. I see no sign of anything but a blue LED. It is quite a bit jerkier than the old Logitech. The transceiver is tiny. It plugs into any free USB port. I found trying different ports would improve jerkiness. I found it worked best plugged into a USB extender cord (left over from the old Logitech mouse) so that the receiver sits about 20 cm (7.87 in) from the mouse. There is a traveling storage slot for the transceiver housed in the mouse, which might be confusing to someone who does not understand the physics. It does not have feet, rather two large semicircular arcs. I trust that will provide extra wear. It advertises extremely long battery life, but I get only 3 weeks, much worse than my previous Logitech. The mouse has a Mickey Mouse exposed spring near the light sensor. I don’t know what its function is other than to interfere with cleaning. It died after a few months with the cursor too jerky to use and the mousewheel frozen. This a dog, but a handsome dog.
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electronic product image recommend electronic⇒Logitech Wireless Mouse M525 — Red and Blackto electronic home
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1000 DPI. 1000 reports per second. This is what I am using myself as of 2014-04. I will not be using it much longer. It is driving me nuts. There were a few problems getting started. There is a catch on the bottom you much flick to open the mouse to insert the batteries. The old unifying receiver did not work. When I installed the one that came with the mouse, off it went. I later discovered you can match any mouse to any receiver by running the Unifying software. I could not double click at all until I visited the SetPoint setup screen. This is a full-size mouse with laser optics. It is a relatively expensive model I got half price at Staples. It comes in red, silver and dark blue. Oddly, they are not the same price. It has a very precise vertical scroll. It seems to scroll one pixel at a time. It has only two buttons. I normally like it that way. I am always hitting the extra buttons by mistake, though I discovered you can configure them to do nothing. The feet are quite thin. I expect to wear through them in no time. It is advertised to work on any surface. I use an ideal 3M mousepad. Mouse control is limited by my muscular control. What I would like is for the mouse to become progressively more insensitive when I am moving slowly. The SetPoint software confusingly shows the mouse having two scroll wheels. The lower one is just a magnified view of the upper one. I would like the middle button (scroll wheel) to double click, however SetPoint cannot do that. When I found third party software to do that, I discovered every time I clicked the middle mouse button (the scroll wheel) the cursor would move north causing me to double click north of where I intended. I need a real middle mouse button for simulating double click. It is possible to configure the two buttons and the tilting the scroll where left/right to do dozens of functions, except double click. You can for example configure Ctrl-F4 to close the current window. The sides have a rubbery feel, which is nice to grip, but hard to clean. The most annoying thing about the mouse is it creeps vertically a tiny amount even when I am not touching it. If the cursor is pointing at a multiple choice menu, it will change the choice without my permission. The reason I have to get rid of it is that it reports tiny mouse wheel movements even when I am not touching the wheel or even the mouse. This causes options in scrollable boxes to mysteriously change. It is worse when I move the mouse quickly. It makes programs like Funduc Search/Replace almost impossible to use.
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Seal Shield Medical Grade Washable Scroll Mouse, optical, USB. Completely sealed. Covered in soft silicone. You can clean it by putting it in a dishwasher. Switches rated for one million clicks. Gold plated connectors.
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electronic product image recommend electronic⇒Logitech G400s Optical Gaming Mouseto electronic home
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This is a corded high-performance mouse. It an optical mouse, not a laser mouse. It uses an LED. Despite some of the pictures, it is opaque black, not transparent blue. The polytetrafluoroethylene feet are rated to last 250km. It replaces the more expensive G400 model. It is designed for high precision cursor control. I don’t understand how the Delta Zero technology works that they advertise they use to accomplish this. Switches are rated for 20 million clicks. 4000 DPI sensor. Soft side grips. 8 buttons (gak). Eight buttons to hit by mistake, but I supposed I could configure most of them to do nothing. 1000 reports per second, 8 times faster than a normal USB mouse. Up to 4 meters a second. 133 grams. My concern is this skookum mouse might put a noticeable load on the CPU. I would hope it lowers the report rate when the mouse is not moving. Specs.
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electronic product image recommend electronic⇒Logitech M510 Wireless Mouseto electronic home
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This has left and right mouse button, a scroll wheel which you can click as a middle mouse botton, and two more mouse buttons on the left side you click with your thumb for forward and back. It is not suitable for left-handed people. You can tilt the scroll wheel to left/right scroll horizontally. The specs say it has a zoom wheel but I see no sign of it in any of the pictures. It turns out this is a bit of marketing hype. If you press the scroll wheel, your cursor-arrow changes to a 4-headed black arrowhead, then you move it slightly up or down for vertical scrolling; right or left for horizontal scrolling. If you press the wheel again and then turn it up or down; that’s the zoom. I don’t know if you can use the SetPoint software to simulate a double click with one of the thumb buttons. I had a mouse similar to this. I had a problem with frequently hitting the thumb buttons by mistake. (I did not realise I could turn them off). It uses an invisible infrared (heat) laser. It is not particularly precise. Logitech don’t publish specs. The scroll wheel has a clicky feel. Black. Blue is $3 extra. Comes with two alkaline AA batteries. You can configure any of the 6 functions to do any of dozens of options including nothing, double click, or Ctrl-F4 (close). The scroll wheel is not a suitable candidate for double click since when you click it you inadvertently scroll north of what you intended to double click.
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electronic product image recommend electronic⇒Logitech Anywhere Mouse MXto electronic home
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1500 dpi. 125 reports per second. Rechargeable cordless mouse. Has left and right mouse buttons, a scroll wheel, and extra button near the scroll wheel, and a forward and back button on the side you work with your thumb. You click the wheel to toggle between slow and fast scrolling. Dark field laser for use on wide variety of surfaces including glass, so long as it is not too clean. Encrypted transmissions to deter spying. Hyperfast scrolling. This is an office mouse, not a gaming mouse. Smaller, for portable computers. This is a smaller version of the Performance MX mouse. Works on Windows, Mac and Linux. I don’t know if you can program the extra button to simulate a double click. spec.
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electronic product image recommend electronic⇒Logitech G402 Hyperion Fury FPS Gaming Mouseto electronic home
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Model 910-004069. Corded optical gaming mouse. The hyperbolic advertising for this mouse is probably the silliest ever. They even claim in has a fusion engine. The key feature of this mouse is it has an accelerometer and a gyroscope so that when you move the mouse too fast for the optical sensor to work, an approximate sensor kicks in. 2-Year Limited Hardware Warranty . Runs on Windows only. 8 programmable buttons . 1000 reports per second. Resolution: 4000 dpi. Max. speed: 500 ips. Buttons rated for 20 million clicks. Feet: rated for 250 kilometers. Physical specifications. Specs.
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electronic product image recommend electronic⇒Logitech M310 Wireless Mouseto electronic home
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This is a great mouse, probably the best I have ever owned.

1000 DPI. 1000 reports per second. Full size, battery powered cordless mouse. This is what I used myself. It uses infrared laser outside the visible spectrum. You can’t tell just by looking that it is operating. Comfortable rubbery side grips. 3 Buttons. It uses the nano unifying receiver. The battery lasts far longer than other mice I have tried. 3 year warranty, but consider that you will still need to buy a new mouse while you wait for shipping to Logitech and back plus repair time. It is part of the fantasy collection that comes in five patterns/colours plus endless patterns. Oddly different colours and patterns vary widely in price.

Unlike most mice, it is easy to pop off the cover to clean it inside.

It has a fast easy to control vertical scroll, though I would prefer an accelerating vertical scroll. My finger gets tired vertically scrolling. The movement is unusually smooth.

It works with standard Windows HID drivers or you can download the Logitech SetPoint drivers.

The biggest drawback is the feet are not slippery enough though they are not worse than average.

If I roll it directly over my wood-grain desktop, it works, but the mouse moves slowly. It seems to like a light-coloured surface. Even a piece of plain white paper with no pattern works fine. With a dark background the mouse becomes sluggish. The mouse thinks it is not moving as fast as it actually is. I have some hypotheses why this might be so:

  1. the mouse uses more power on a dark background since less light reflects back. If batteries are failing, it can’t generate enough light and the mouse will become sluggish.
  2. dark backgrounds reflect less light, and looks more uniform to the mouse, so the mouse misses more changes in what it sees as it whips by.
  3. If may be that dust obscures the lens, making it miss movement.

New batteries will usually help a sluggish mouse, even if the control panel indicator says the old ones are fine.

The bottom line is the M310 must have a light-coloured mouse pad to work properly.

The other big problem with it is it is too easy to accidentally hit the right mouse button when dragging. I don’t know why this is.

If the mouse wheel stops working, just power off the computer (not the mouse) and power on again.

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Top of the line gaming mouse. Most mice can go a year or two on a set of batteries. This one can go only 10 days! It is designed to be pounded. It has 11 programmable buttons. 500 reports per second. Specs. Takes two AA batteries. 2500 DPI.
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I was having trouble with the wheel on my old mouse. I asked around which mouse had the best wheel. This was one of the less expensive candidates that everyone held in high regard. It also comes in a left-handed version. 6400 DPI optical sensor. 1000 reports per second. 5 meters per second. 105 grams. Can adjust distance from the surface when it cuts out. Rubber side grips. Omron mechanical switches. Silliness: green LED lights. You calibrate it to your particular mouse pad. Left, right, clickable mouse wheel, plus two side buttons. Gold-plated USB connector. Works on PC and Mac. Specs
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electronic product image recommend electronic⇒Logitech Anywhere Mouse MX910to electronic home
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This is the newer version of the Anywhere Mouse. This is the 910-002896 model. 1500 dpi. 125 reports per second. Rechargeable cordless mouse. Has left and right mouse buttons, a scroll wheel, and extra button near the scroll wheel, and a forward and back button on the side you work with your thumb. You click the wheel to toggle between slow and fast scrolling. Dark field laser for use on wide variety of surfaces including glass, so long as it is not too clean. Encrypted transmissions to deter spying. Hyperfast scrolling. This is an office mouse, not a gaming mouse. Smaller, for portable computers. This is a smaller version of the Performance MX mouse. Works on Windows, Mac and Linux. spec.
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electronic product image recommend electronic⇒ROCCAT Kone Pure Color Inferno Orange Gaming Mouseto electronic home
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ROC-11-700-O. I was having trouble with the wheel on my old mouse. I asked around which mouse had the best wheel. This was one of the less expensive candidates that everyone held in high regard. This is a high performance compact corded gaming mouse with a titanium wheel. It also comes in white, red, light blue, grey, khaki and black. Laser. 8200 DPI. 1000 reports per second. Attaches to USB-2 port. 3.8 meters per second. 7 programmable buttons. You can toggle buttons between two configurations. 90 grams. Omron mechanical switches. Silliness: you can make the logo glow in any colour you please or vary. It has an on-board 32-bit ARM processor with 576KB onboard memory. Works on PC. Specs. Review with detailed photos.

I am the process of buying one for myself.

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This is Logitech’s top of the line gaming mouse. It has 13 programmable buttons, (but you have only 5 fingers!). Can be used with cable or wireless. Executes commands 8 × faster than a standard USB mouse. 200 dpi to 8200 dpi. Specs withdrawn.
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1500 dpi. 125 reports per second. Rechargeable cordless mouse. Dark field laser for use on wide variety of surfaces including glass. Encrypted transmissions to deter spying. Hyperfast scrolling. This is an office mouse, not a gaming mouse.
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Evoluent VM3R2-RSB Vertical Mouse 3 is an ergonomic mouse where you grasp it on the side instead of the top. Diagrams show why this might be easier on your wrist.
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