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Mouse recommendations

Seems kind of strange to be asking about something as trivial as mice, but I really have not used a mouse that much for trading, as I grew up on the IBM trackpoint (you know that little keyboard stick that no one else likes). I can generally do anything with the trackpoint, but there are certain functions that seem to be better suited to a mouse (i.e. interacting with the DOM, playing games in the arcade, etc).

A few requirements (feel free to suggest some more):

* must be wired
* must have at least 3 buttons
* must work without a mouse pad
* win 7 drivers

Once I narrow it down a bit, I will go try some out to see what fits in my hand best as well.

So, lets hear your recommendations.

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I use a Logitech PerformanceMX. Lots of buttons and although it's wireless it never lags. I have had good experiences with the newer logitech unified wireless products. Some of their older mice had some pretty horrible connection problems though.

My mouse is a "darkfield" mouse and it truly does work on any surface. I quite often lounge back in my chair and use it on my leg.

If you get a Logitech mouse of any kind, download a program called uberoptions. It allows pretty much any customization of buttons in logitech's set point software. I have my mouse buttons configured to do handy things like switching virtual desktops and zooming charts.

If you must have a wired mouse then have a look at some of the gaming mice out there.

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i am a pure trackball-guy!
i use to work with logitech-trackballs since years - would never go back to oldschool-mice.
i can recomend :

LOGITECH TrackMan Wheel old + new version for my right hand side +
Logitech Trackman Marble Trackball - for my left hand side -- (well - yes, i use them both )

once you have a feeling for trackballs its much more comfortable then a mouse.
(of course it needs a bit of training to be used to use it if you come from the classical mouse
but then you wont step back usualy)

they stay on one place at the desk - you dont have to move them arround.
surfaces doesnt matter.
also you just control them with your fingers and not with the whole hand / wrist.
i love that concept. its very ergonomic too.

whats also perfect in my view is that i can "fly" over all 4 screens with kicking the ball to rotate fast and landing at the other end of my PC-desktop superfast.


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I've got a Logitech laser mouse, and it's a great step forward to previous optical mice. Perfect tracking on any surface (except my hairy sofa), and very agile.

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I use a Logitech Preformance MX bluetooth mouse. No wires & it fits my hand perfectly.

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ZTR it seems a bit dirty. clean it! ahahahahah.

BTW use a laser one with '200000000' dpi with apposite mousepad, cable no wireless cos I'm always fear to lost signals, as for the network.


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ZTR it seems a bit dirty. clean it! ahahahahah.


That means it is being used!

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Yup ... Trackballs of all kinds over the years, even built into the keyboard: used many.

Logitech Trackman with the wheel ... 16 hours a day sometimes .. never cramps the hand


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Wired can fail; Wireless can fail; Bluetooth can fail; Buttons can fail; Its got to be TOUCHSCREEN !!!! Nothing else.


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