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| p.1 #5 · Picked up a Logitech Performance MX mouse |
I've always liked Microsoft mice, usually over logitech, though they've come a long way here.
I'm actually quite disappointed with my MS mouse - the rubber on the scroll wheel disintegrated and fell off after about a year. The charging dock wasn't all that well designed either.
It seems with mice these days, it's either extreme gamer mice, or plain jane office cheap bulk mice. This one seems to be as good as a gamer mouse, but with more "professional" options available for application use.
I also struggle to find a mouse i like. I don't game any more, and i don't want a dozen programmable buttons. But the gaming mice seem to be the best quality and best design.
After a TON of research, requirement #1 for the mouse was that it had to work with a Mac (and PC as well obviously). Many mice out there don't support Mac, so you basically can only use what they have to offer hardware wise. Alternatively, Steelseries lets you program ON the mouse since it has an ARM processor and memory on board. Pretty slick, but complex. That's on a few of their mice.
#2 requirement is that the mouse had to have SOME programmable buttons, but not be a game mouse that had as you say, 12 buttons for MMO's, etc. Sure, they can be programmed, but alas, overkill.
#3 was that I didn't want an ugly mouse, which a lot of these game mice are.
The rest of the requirements included fit, finish, Mac software drivers that actually work well, and that the wireless was consistent and strong.
That amazingly boiled things down to only a small handful. Out of there, I picked what I felt would offer the best "solution" meaning, Software, Hardware, and ultimately, longevity. I read too many reviews of Steelseries and Razer that crap out after only a year of use. Not as much on the Logitech's.
Yeah Microsoft is in a weird direction with their mice these days, so I've ditched them.