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2016/08/08 14:00:56 (permalink)

New mouse

I've been trying to find a decent new mouse.
 
I keep thinking Logitech but if I remember correctly (at least "back in the day"), their software is invasive and can screw up a DAW. 
Is this true nowadays ??
 
I'd prefer something like an Apple trackpad but it appears there are none for Windoze..
 
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    Mesh
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    Re: New mouse 2016/08/08 14:17:52 (permalink)
    I've been using the Logitech G700 wireless gaming mouse for the past 2 years (the gaming part is you can program 13 buttons for gaming and/or Sonar keyboard shortcuts etc..) and works very well. I haven't experienced any issues with it in DAW land or anything else......as a matter of fact, the software from Logitech was quite helpful/useful in setting the mouse to my preferences.    

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    Re: New mouse 2016/08/08 14:38:32 (permalink)
    Most mice, today, are not invasive. I've got a wireless Microsoft and a wireless Logitech that I alternately use, depending on which one is charging.  Both work fine.

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    Re: New mouse 2016/08/09 04:48:24 (permalink)
    I've found that the 'ideal mouse' depends what I need/use it for.
     
    My work mouse is quite a humble little Logitech M125, it's the best bog-standard workhorse mouse I've ever used.  If you've got mahoosive hands it may seem a little small, but it's ideal for me.  My gaming (and hence DAW also) mouse is a Razer Deathadder.  My 'downstairs' mouse needs to be wifi and is a Logitech MX Anywhere which has one of those unifying receiver doodads so I can also use the Logitech K400 touch keyboard with the same usb dongle.
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    Re: New mouse 2016/08/10 14:09:12 (permalink)
    I have no more USB ports for the Logitech dongle so I opted for the Microsoft Bluetooth mouse since my computer already had Bluetooth capability. No problems for me. I'll prob get a Bluetooth keyboard as well some day.
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    Re: New mouse 2016/08/11 03:56:57 (permalink)
    I use the Logitech Performance MX. I love it and it works very well. I like having more buttons (makes web browsing better/faster.) I really like that it has a thumb rest as well.
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    Re: New mouse 2016/08/11 06:25:32 (permalink)
    I have also used the Logitech 700 series for years without issue. A couple notes with that is that the SetPoint software was what caused issues for some people. *If* that is an issue, Windows natively supports a 5-button mouse without the SetPoint software even needing to be installed (you would need a gaming/CAD mouse to have more than 5 buttons on it typically).

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    Re: New mouse 2016/08/11 07:40:29 (permalink)
    Thanks guys.
     
    Well, so far I've tried and returned 2 mice. The Logitech Performance MX and a cheapy Logitech mouse (forgot the number). I'm now trying to like the M705. This is the first mouse that I've tried to use the set point software with. But, the software install exe that I downloaded won't run. hmm? I wanted to see if the tracking was any better with the Logitech software installed as I find the tracking not so good.
     
    I'm basically looking for a way to scroll and zoom faster vertically and horizontally in Sonar. The fast scroll thing on the MX didn't quite do it for me. I did like the ability to scroll the console view by tilting the wheel.
     
    I keep going back to my 1998 Microsoft Ps2 corded mouse. That could be because I'm used to it. I don't know, I thought there might be some new magic in a new mouse. Not seeing it yet though.
     
    One problem for me is my right hand has Dupuytren's contracture. So, I'm trying to find something comfortable.
     
     

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    Re: New mouse 2016/08/11 07:54:14 (permalink)
    For DAW use, the brass wheel unlocked (I.e. "speed scrolling") has limited use, but on 100+ page documents it is something I miss when not available.

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    Re: New mouse 2016/08/11 11:10:00 (permalink)
    I don't think you need the Setpoint software installed.  At least, I haven't done so with my two Logitech devices (only the unifying receiver driver is installed).
     
    What exactly do you find lacking with the newer mice (or is it mouses)?  It's hard to imagine that a 90's era PS2 mouse would have better tracking than a current one with basic drivers.

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    Re: New mouse 2016/08/11 12:05:45 (permalink)
    I got the set point to install. It appears that the exe needs to be on the desktop. (Odd).
    Anyway, tried it, and uninstalled it as it doesn't really give anything better.
     
    Jon,I don't know, just seems I have to focus harder to hit whatever it is I'm clicking or something. Bottom line is there's not much difference. The new mouses/mice do seem to be a cheaper build also (the wheel).
     
    Hah. I had a longish conversation with some salespeople the other day about whether t's mouses or mice and really didn't come to a conclusion on that either:)

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    Re: New mouse 2016/08/11 16:40:32 (permalink)
    Another thought:) Are there different types of "optical" ? Is optical the same as laser? Is One better or worse?
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