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Andrew Baisden
Andrew Baisden

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What computer mouse do you use?

I am currently using an Apple Magic Mouse 2 and I used to think that it was amazing. However lately I have realised that it might not actually be that comfortable in long term usage. This has become quite apparent recently especially when gaming which requires intense focus. I find that the sides of the mouse tend to feel quite sharp if you hold it too tight. And lets not forget about the Apple Magic Mouse 2's biggest flaw...

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Gregory Witek

I've mostly given up on using mouse a couple years ago and I switched to Apple's Magic Trackpad.

At times mouse is clearly superior though, like gaming, then I use Logitech MX 2s (I think it's the same as in the image on top). It has a few configurable buttons, it's quite ergonomic (although not as great as MX Vertical) and you can use it while charging ;) the downside in comparison to Magic Mouse is that there are no gestures there

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Andrew Baisden Author

I have an Apple Magic Trackpad 2 which I bought at the same time as my Apple Magic Mouse 2. However I have not used it in about 1 year but I have been considering giving it another go. It's not like I really used it for long enough to get used to it. The only thing is though like you said it might not be that great for gaming. The Logitech MX series is under consideration. I think I would be likely to buy the Master version.

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Sara McCombs (they/them)

I have a Magic Trackpad 2... I really had to push myself to stick with it. It was definitely hard to get accustomed to and there are situations where a more traditional mouse is better. However, I’m glad I stuck with it as I now enjoy it much more than the Magic Mouse.

The gestures are super helpful for me and the trackpad is far superior at that than the Magic Mouse. I also find the hand fatigue with the Magic Trackpad to be considerable less. But I did purchase a slim mouse wrist rest to support my hand and create a more neutral wrist angle for me. I might not be as happy without that little addition.

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Andrew Baisden Author

I agree I might as well give it a chance otherwise its just sitting there doing nothing :)

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steve0071

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Chad Adams • Edited on

I had the same mouse as you and I switched to the Logitech MX Master 3. One thing I like about this mouse is that you can setup gesture controls on it so you can hold down a button and move the mouse left or right to switch workspaces. Also it’s ergonomic so it feels comfortable for long term usage. Also it works on Windows, Mac and Linux :)

Coming from a Magic Mouse I would say it will take some time to get used to though. A week later it feels normal but at first it was definitely weird.

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Andrew Baisden Author

Ergonomics, comfortable and gestures those are the buzz words I like hearing.

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Baran

On my Mac, I use the trackpad as I feel comfortable and accurate with it. Also, I find the gestures to be really useful.

For my PC, I use a Razer Deathadder Elite, as I like to game and it's just perfect. It's a large mouse (which I prefer) and I can accurately click on things quite quickly, such as getting headshots 😂 or closing tabs in Chrome.

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Evaldas Buinauskas

Using Logitech MX Master right now. Very comfortable.

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Andrew Baisden Author

Cool which model?

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Evaldas Buinauskas • Edited on

Ah. 3rd one. Got it couple of months ago. 🙂

Took me some time to get used to the way its scroll works, but every other mouse I use feels like it has a ancient scroll.

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John Alcher

I currently use a generic mouse that I picked up from a random PC store a few months before the lockdown. It costs a little south of 100PHP (~$2). I can point and click with it, so no complains from me!

But back home I use a Logitech G103. I don't have much use for the programmable keys (aside from gaming), but it feels nice and snappy to use. I have it since 2017.

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michael elijah rodriguez

That infinite scroll on the mx master be hitting different.
Sinking to the bottom of that code block like a free fall elevator.
Also since we on the topic of scrolling.
Infinite scrolls are inhumane! ☠️

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Cihat Gündüz

I'm using Logitech MX Vertical Ergonomic and I love it since it helps keeping a natural hand pose. Once gotten used to (took me just a few minutes), I didn't want to miss it. It also doesn't have the design floaw of the Magic Mouse and can be charged via USB-C.

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Tim Kosanke

Using the Logitech G604 right now. Was using the G602 prior to that. It has a great feel in my hands, as well as enough customizability to make coding and other tasks easier. I also like the Bluetooth capabilities on it and that a single AA battery lasts me half a year.

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Alex Janke

Been using a Steelseries Sensei for some years now and no complaints as of yet - I personally chose it because the mouse itself isn't bulky and steelseries so far hasn't had any bad quality in production (in my experience).

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Tom Sherman

MX Master 2s is the one mouse to rule them all, unless you have small hands!

My first one of these broke after many hours of use, so I bought another one recently. Maybe next time I'll got for new and improved MX Master 3...

Although the thumb pad design on the new version is nowhere near as good.

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Andrew Baisden Author

I used to have the original MX Master many years ago so I know its a pretty good mouse. Yes the 2s vs 3 that might be what my decision comes down to. And the price difference.

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Juan F Gonzalez

Funny thing is, I no longer use one. I spent some time learning VIM & keyboard shortcuts for most of the stuff I use. And for the things that can't be accessed with a shortcut, my PC actually has a touch screen. 😏

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Alberto Fernandez Casuso

Logitech MX Ergo. Its a wireless trackball. Very comfortable.

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Aradhya Alamuru

Using a Razer Basilisk. No complaints as of yet

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Andrew Baisden Author

I have thought about buying a Razer mouse which model do you have?

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Mads Hougesen

I currently use a Zowie FK1 because I play a lot of FPS games. It is a pretty nice mouse if you want a clean mouse without a lot of unnecessary buttons!

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Andrew Baisden Author

Interesting is it wired or wireless?

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Mads Hougesen

Wired. Pretty sure the brand only manufactures wired mouses, since they are aimed at more "serious" gamers.

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Stephanie Handsteiner

None. I use a Magic Trackpad, works well, considering I mostly navigate through everything using the keyboard anyway (shortcuts and all).

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Bartosz Wójcik
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Ben Sinclair

I love the way this post specifies, "computer" mouse.

Because otherwise most of us would post pictures of field mice. You know your audience too well!

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Mehran Sohal

Hi, Ben Sinclair

A computer mouse is a handheld hardware input device that controls a cursor in a GUI (graphical user interface) and can move and select the text, icons, files, and folders on your computer.

For desktop computers, the mouse is placed on a flat surface (e.g., mouse pad: pickmouse.com/2020/12/why-use-a-mo...) in front of your computer. The picture is an example of a Logitech desktop computer mouse with two primary buttons and a wheel.

Cheers!

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Amy Hudspith

This is going to be a common answer, but the MX master is just good. I use it on my Mac, and the app Logitech provide allows you to make the mouse function like a trackpad experience really easily

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Arturs Smirnovs

MX Master 2, will probably upgrade to 3'd version soon..

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Muhammad Awais

rapoo mt750s is love of my workstation.

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Zahid Shaikh

I use a digital pen. XP Pen Star 03, it's very efficient.

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Nick Taylor

I use a 1st generation Apple Magic Trackpad. I love the gestures it offers and it doesn’t staying my hand or wrist.

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Gaurav Bhatnagar

I love the logitec g305. Does well for the daily use as well as the gaming needs. quite lightweight and classy nifty hardware.

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Saša Zejnilović

I use a touchpad and I get a lot of hate for it when someone is supposed to do something on my PC. And this is why I spend eternity picking a new laptop and I need it to be in some showroom.

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Mark Railton

When I was on Apple I used the Magic Mouse, but after switching to Linux I’ve been using a Logitech MX Master.

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Obed Osei Frimpong

I use the MX Master 2 and it's amazing. I have been using it a little over a year now without any issues.

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pentacular

I use a trackpoint, because it's always where it's supposed to be and doesn't get in the way.