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What mouse do you use?

madza profile image Madza ・1 min read

My Logitech M195 (discontinued) is still going strong. I'm looking at something like Logitech M570, when it fails (knock on wood).

What mouse do you use and why did you choose particular model?

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I use an Evoluent Vertical Mouse it allows you to hold your wrist at a more natural angle so you don't end up like this:

Which is how you hand looks for a couple of weeks after carpal tunnel and trigger finger surgery.

 

OMG, I feel for 'ya, man. I've had all the hand, arm, neck, shoulder and finger ailments you can get from programming. I don't know if I could go thru the hand surgery, though. 6 years ago I had to have my hip replaced because of my sitting position - that was plenty of surgery for me! I hope you are well now.

 
 

Gosh, I'm with you! hope you get better fast :(

 

Oh that was years ago, I've had both wrists done now about 6 years apart. Things are much better now. I also use an ergonomic keyboard and vim to reduce the amount on mouse use.

Great to hear! Happy for you! ;)

 

I use the Logitech G502 (with the extra weights on) and i love it. The reasons I chose it were the following:

  • perfect design
  • good build quality with braided cable
  • Good price ( in Greece it's around 60€)
  • Good dpi levels
  • Extra buttons ( without it being overwhelming and having like 15 extra buttons)
  • Infinite scroll
  • adjustable weights
  • easy to use software
  • consistency in csgo 😂
 
 

I use a Swiftpoint Z. A large part of why I chose it is that I happened to be looking for a replacement for my failing Logitech G600 at the same time that their Kickstarter campaign was running, but I would probably have picked it anyway.

Major benefits in my opinion:

  • It's reasonably ergonomic without sacrificing functionality.
  • It's programmable to a level that makes Logitech and Razer gaming mice look pathetic by comparison. You can do complex looping macros with multi-button chording conditions, among other things.
  • It's truly programmable, not runtime configurable. All your button mappings and macros get saved to the mouse itself, and they just work no matter where you plug it in without needing any of the configuration software.
  • Some of the buttons have pressure sensors built in, and you can set trip points to do different things depending on how hard you press the button. For example, on the main left button, I have things set up so that if I hold it down with about twice the pressure required to just click it, it will fire click events as fast as the system can process them (really useful in FPS games because it lets you fire semi-auto weapons as fast as the game will allow).
  • The button configuration clusters things in a way that actually makes sense. Of the 13 buttons, 9 are handled in an intuitive way with just the index and middle fingers, two are offset still intuitively for the index finger, and two are thumb buttons.
  • The mouse itself includes a 6DOF motion sensor, and you can bind inputs to the rotational and translation axes of that. The big thing they market about this is the ability to tilt the mouse to do things, and it's wonderful (I use this for sensor resolution switching myself, but there are all kinds of things you can do with it).
  • In addition to the usual pointing device and keyboard endpoints most gaming mice expose, the Z also exposes a gamepad endpoint, and you can map buttons and other inputs to controls on a simulated gamepad/joystick. This includes direct analog mapping of the 6DOF motion sensor inputs to analog inputs for the simulated gamepad.

It does, however, have a few downsides:

  • No infinite scrolling. It uses a 'standard' clicky scroll wheel instead of a free-spinning one using an optical encoder. This is mostly personal preference (I actually like it better this way), but I feel it's worth pointing out.
  • It's expensive. Like, seriously expensive. IMO, it's worth the price, but for some people it may not be.
  • Despite it saving configuration to the mouse, there's no way to pull configuration off of the mouse.
 

Got a Logitech G305 a few weeks ago and pretty happy with it. Cheap, responsive, doesn't look like a gaming mouse and works pretty well for use with my Macbook. I don't do any gaming with it but it seems like it would handle it fine.
The only thing i miss is that the scrollwheel doesn't have sideclicks so I couldn't bind that to change screens.

 

I am using the Corsair Harpoon RGB mouse. The main reasons were that it's a good budget mouse and it's wired which I prefer. Batteries add too much weight and you have to swap them from time to time.

The shape of the mouse feels strange to start with, but once you get used to it it's fairly good.

 

I also prefer wired but I also miss the weight from years of wireless mice so I ended up with a g502 so I can adjust the weights in it.

 

I switch between a few, most times, I use a Razor Abyssus 2014. It has cables, though I like it because most wireless mouses enter some kind of "sleep" mode, and need a couple of actions to start working again (at least the ones I currently have). It's also really precise and comfortable. Great for games, if you're into that.

If I need a wireless mouse I use Microsoft Designer mouse, previously I've used the Logitech M195 for years, and worked great.

Microsoft's Designer mouse is quite good, has a beautiful design, batteries last quite a while (yup, it still uses AAA batteries lol), and overall quite comfy.

 

my mouse is a magic mouse. I'm currently using the latest -v. But I strongly recommend to all who will listen: Use shortcuts, vim and the command line. The mouse puts your hand and wrist in an unnatural position (no matter how ergonomic). Same with sitting at a desk. Stand up and move around! You'll thank me for the advice years from now!