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Old January 28, 2010, 08:21 AM
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I need to replace a mouse, Ive had mine for ages and it sucks, going thru batteries like crazy lately. All I want is comfort, quality, and wireless. It is not intended for gaming just general PC use for the most part so I dont need anything fancy or overly expensive. What do you use?
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I'm using the vx revolution and the vx nano ...
I'd recommend the vx revo if your hand isn't overly big. Can be had for $30-40 range when on sale.
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Old January 28, 2010, 08:44 AM
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Cool Ill take a look. What are your thoughts on MS "BlueTrack" technology? Is it better? I want it to pick up the surface im on best as possible
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Old January 28, 2010, 08:59 AM
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MX Revolution is alright, although it is an aging mouse. The Steelseries Ikari is considerably more comfortable. However it isn't wireless.
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Old January 28, 2010, 09:07 AM
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Yeah I need wireless. I have a raven and the wire drives me nuts. Will take a look at mx rev
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Old January 28, 2010, 09:12 AM
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60ish $ budget, MX rev is a fortune.. :/
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Old January 28, 2010, 09:18 AM
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What about bluetooth? seems like a good idea?
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Old January 28, 2010, 09:33 AM
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The Logitech MX700 is still my favourite wireless mouse of all time--and still the one that I use on a daily basis. My first one died on me after 3+ years of a 5 year warranty, and Logitech replaced it with a Revolution...I sold the Revolution after about 3 days and bought a used MX700 off of ebay.

They're a heavier mouse, which a lot of people don't like, but it's a good mouse for people with large hands, and the weight doesn't really bother me, so it's been a keeper. It also takes 2 AA batteries of any kind that you like, so I threw a couple of Eneloops in it, and only need to recharge every 4 days or so, but YMMV.

If you're going new, Blutooth is a handy idea; it theoretically allows for a better connection and a longer range. If I was in the market, I would be giving it some serioues thought.

Edit: If you decide to go with an MX700, it will be refurbished or used; don't let that scare you off, as it's typically the batteries that go on it. In fact, that may well have been what was wrong with my original mouse, but it was under warranty, and I was busy, so I didn't try swapping them out. I can't complain, though; I sold the Revoution for $75, and bought the used MX700 for $15.
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Old January 28, 2010, 09:44 AM
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I am looking at getting the revo now also. I tried it at staples, and it is comfortable and the freescroll is a nice feature.

EDIT: it would be replacing an MX1000 which is supposed to have the same battery life and after 4-5 years it is going about 5-8 days between charges depending on my use.
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Not sure about the MS bluelaser technology, but the darkfield logitech mice work on glass also, if that's a need of yours.
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