I’m pretty selective about the stuff I use. For mice I prefer:

  • Wired, not wireless. I don’t like the extra weight/inertia of batteries. I don’t really see a benefit for my usage, and it seems like a hassle to have to charge or replace batteries.
  • Optical. Cleaning gunk out of a mouse wheel is tiring. Do they even make mice with balls anymore? I guess probably the males.
  • Reasonably high refresh rate.
  • I’ve never gotten into the habit of side/thumb buttons, and I tend to click them on accident more than on purpose.

For the past few years I’ve been using a Micosoft Intellimouse Explorer. It’s ok, but I had some problems with it (see the review for more details) so I decided to switch.

I’ve been using a Razer Salmosa for the past few weeks and I’m happy with it. For some reason the Razer company makes some really expensive mice. I don’t know what would justify a $129 mouse. Maybe it solves world hunger one click at a time.

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One Response to Mouse

  1. I’ve only seen one use for a wireless mouse. Our conference rooms at work have a wireless mouse and keyboard. This way, anyone around the table can take over when necessary.

    I actually kind of enjoyed cleaning out the old mice. Optical mice make me a little sad.

    I hate side/thumb buttons – I always disable them.

    You are awesome, Mark!

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