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#123391 - 09/25/02 09:48 AM What kind of mice do you find comfortable?
Kickaha Offline
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If I play for any length of time I find my mouse hand complaining about the moving and clicking.

Have any of you found one mouse better than another for hand strain? Or found other pointing devices better?

Do you prefer large or small mice? The Apple optical mouse I have is artistic but the click action a little odd.

Regards, Peter.
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#123392 - 09/25/02 10:02 AM Re: What kind of mice do you find comfortable?
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I love my Logitech Wheel-Mouse. No good for lefties though.

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#123393 - 09/25/02 10:11 AM Re: What kind of mice do you find comfortable?
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Why don't you try little white mice!

Sorry couldn't help it wink wink

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#123394 - 09/25/02 10:13 AM Re: What kind of mice do you find comfortable?
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Hi there, Peter.....Yuppers! I agree with Tally Ho here. I love my LogiTech electronic mouse. It fits the hand much better (bigger, thicker and formed to the curve of the hand) and I never have a problem with hand cramps.

Love, Witchen =O) smile

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#123395 - 09/25/02 10:15 AM Re: What kind of mice do you find comfortable?
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A friend gave hubby a Logitech MarbleMouse Trackball as a thank you for some computer help. We installed it on hubbys computer and both tried it and LOVE it. When I purchased my own computer 2 1/2 years ago I immediately got myself the trackball too. It is about 7" long and the ball is in the middle top of the unit with long oval shaped buttons on each side. I find it very comfortable and it is for rightys and leftys. Funny thing is that one usually uses a mouse or trackball with the right hand if one is righthanded. I am righthanded and learned from the start to use my left hand on the mouse thus freeing my right hand up for writing and taking notes. Now I have trouble using someone elses computer and mouse cause they have it set up for use on the right side of the system, not the left. I find that very awkward now.
You might try going to someplace like BEST BUY and try 'hands on' to see what you feel most comfortable with...it may be that the size of your 'computer hand' will factor in too.
Good Luck
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#123396 - 09/25/02 10:22 AM Re: What kind of mice do you find comfortable?
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I use Microsofts IntelliMouse Explorer 3.0. Expensive but very precise and comfortable to use. I work a lot at home in front of the PC but have never had any problems with this mouse.

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#123397 - 09/25/02 11:06 AM Re: What kind of mice do you find comfortable?
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Someone gave me a Microsoft wireless wheel mouse but I could never get used to the feeling that I couldn't get a good grip on it. It felt like it was slipping out of my hand--couldn't lift it. My husband felt the same way. I went back to my Intellimouse with a wire and it feels so much better. Never tried a Logitech wireless. Maybe it feels better.

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#123398 - 09/25/02 11:48 AM Re: What kind of mice do you find comfortable?
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Tally Ho, what is it about the Logitech wheel mouse that you think makes it bad for lefties? I have one (wireless version) and I use it with my left hand with no trouble. I'm not using the same fingers to click with that a right-handed person would, but it's no problem, because that's what I'm used to.....
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#123399 - 09/25/02 11:56 AM Re: What kind of mice do you find comfortable?
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I have the Logitech Wieless Wheel-Mouse also and I really love it. I especially love that it's so easy to move from one side of the computer to the other or down onto the lower shelf when necessary. Fits everyones needs. And side scrolling is really great.

Hugs, Cheryl
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#123400 - 09/25/02 12:23 PM Re: What kind of mice do you find comfortable?
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That's ok Christina I was thinking along the same lines laugh

I like my infared - no more cleaning off the roller ball. I don't like too many buttons though - to easy to accidently click.

Laura
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#123401 - 09/25/02 12:33 PM Re: What kind of mice do you find comfortable?
saskee Offline
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Second the vote for trackball devices. Switched from regular mouse to Logitech Trackman-Marble-Wheel and my arm and wrist have thanked me since. Takes a little getting used to but seems to work well in most games.

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#123402 - 09/25/02 01:34 PM Re: What kind of mice do you find comfortable?
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After several years of the regular old mouse I bought a Logitech Cordless MouseMan: Optical. I use my thumb and little finger to shove it around and the thumb and two fingers to click with. Never tried a trackball except in the stores and just felt too awkward for me. Since it ain't broke I ain't fixin' it. laugh
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#123403 - 09/25/02 01:42 PM Re: What kind of mice do you find comfortable?
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I like trackballs, especially the kind that have larger sized balls. Sometimes a wrist rest is helpful if the trackball is higher than normal.

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#123404 - 09/25/02 04:20 PM Re: What kind of mice do you find comfortable?
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I use the RadioShack cordless mouse with two little wheels for scrolling up and down. I hated those mouse that you plug on the back of your computer. I always had to be pulling on the cord. I love this mouse not to small or not to big. laugh

The price is just affordable for me. I have a trade for the mouse that hangs from the side of the screen that I could put my mouse on when I am finished with it. Perfect little mouse for me.

Liz. laugh
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#123405 - 09/25/02 04:27 PM Re: What kind of mice do you find comfortable?
KarenNJ Offline
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I have a Logitech wireless mouse and love it.
I am left-handed and had the Logitech wireless thats kind of slanted for a right hander I used it but its ok but I prefer the one thats kind of flat with the wheel in the top middle..I love the wheel would never be without one, I also like the wireless keyboard just as a side comment. wave

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