GAMEBOOMERS provides you with all the latest PC adventure computer games information, forum, walkthroughs, reviews and news.
GB Reviews Latest & Upcoming Adventure Games GB Annual Game Lists GB Interviews

BAAGS

GB @ acebook

GB @ witter

About Us
Walkthroughs free games galore Independent Games World of Adventure Patches Game Publishers & Developers GameBoomers Store
The Adventure Shop Big Fish Games Homepage
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
Topic Options
#123391 - 09/25/02 09:48 AM What kind of mice do you find comfortable?
Kickaha Offline
Addicted Boomer

Registered: 03/27/01
Posts: 2407
Loc: Cambridge, England
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.
_________________________
Previously had display name of "Peter Smith"


Top
#123392 - 09/25/02 10:02 AM Re: What kind of mice do you find comfortable?
Tally Ho Offline
BAAG Specialist

Registered: 08/11/00
Posts: 5056
I love my Logitech Wheel-Mouse. No good for lefties though.

Top
#123393 - 09/25/02 10:11 AM Re: What kind of mice do you find comfortable?
Mammamu Offline
Settled Boomer

Registered: 09/09/00
Posts: 963
Loc: Sweden
Why don't you try little white mice!

Sorry couldn't help it wink wink

Christina
_________________________
Summer is best...in winter.

Top
#123394 - 09/25/02 10:13 AM Re: What kind of mice do you find comfortable?
Witchen Offline
True Blue Boomer

Registered: 05/26/99
Posts: 22381
Loc: Seattle Washington USA
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

Top
#123395 - 09/25/02 10:15 AM Re: What kind of mice do you find comfortable?
Betty Lou Offline
Adept Boomer

Registered: 07/29/00
Posts: 11334
Loc: Sacramento, CA USA
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
Love, Betty Lou
_________________________
I am 'the HAT lady"! and "who loves ya BABY?!"

Top
#123396 - 09/25/02 10:22 AM Re: What kind of mice do you find comfortable?
frazap Offline
Settled Boomer

Registered: 01/03/02
Posts: 286
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.

Top
#123397 - 09/25/02 11:06 AM Re: What kind of mice do you find comfortable?
Pokey Offline
BAAG Specialist

Registered: 06/01/99
Posts: 5473
Loc: California
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.

Top
#123398 - 09/25/02 11:48 AM Re: What kind of mice do you find comfortable?
Jenny Offline
Grande Olde Dame
Sonic Boomer

Registered: 12/04/99
Posts: 31223
Loc: Northwestern New Mexico, USA
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.....
_________________________
"Once you give up integrity, the rest is easy." Anonymous

Top
#123399 - 09/25/02 11:56 AM Re: What kind of mice do you find comfortable?
Namma Offline
Addicted Boomer

Registered: 11/09/00
Posts: 1793
Loc: The Middle of the Sonoran Dese...
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
_________________________
Life is not measured by the breaths you take,
it is measured by the moments that take your
breath away.

Top
#123400 - 09/25/02 12:23 PM Re: What kind of mice do you find comfortable?
gatorlaw Offline
Adept Boomer

Registered: 11/01/99
Posts: 10305
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
_________________________




Top
#123401 - 09/25/02 12:33 PM Re: What kind of mice do you find comfortable?
saskee Offline
Shy Boomer

Registered: 07/16/01
Posts: 72
Loc: Saskatchewan, Canada
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.

Top
#123402 - 09/25/02 01:34 PM Re: What kind of mice do you find comfortable?
BillyBob Offline
BAAG Specialist

Registered: 01/18/01
Posts: 7858
Loc: North Florida
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
_________________________
I didn't do it......and if I did I'm not guilty!

Top
#123403 - 09/25/02 01:42 PM Re: What kind of mice do you find comfortable?
Jenny100 Offline
GB Reviewer Glitches Moderator
Sonic Boomer

Registered: 10/24/00
Posts: 34872
Loc: southeast USA
I like trackballs, especially the kind that have larger sized balls. Sometimes a wrist rest is helpful if the trackball is higher than normal.

Top
#123404 - 09/25/02 04:20 PM Re: What kind of mice do you find comfortable?
housewife Offline
Addicted Boomer

Registered: 03/23/01
Posts: 3971
Loc: Brooklyn, New York
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
_________________________
Playing now: Still Life 2..Last Half of Darkness: Tomb of Zojir:

Top
#123405 - 09/25/02 04:27 PM Re: What kind of mice do you find comfortable?
KarenNJ Offline
Settled Boomer

Registered: 04/10/01
Posts: 949
Loc: Clarksboro, NJ
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

Top
#123406 - 09/25/02 06:12 PM Re: What kind of mice do you find comfortable?
SnowMoon Offline
Addicted Boomer

Registered: 10/29/01
Posts: 1849
Loc: Texas
I have a Logitech Corded Optical Wheel Mouse and I just love it.... no little mouse ball to worry about..... smile

Top
#123407 - 09/25/02 07:45 PM Re: What kind of mice do you find comfortable?
Calypso Offline
Settled Boomer

Registered: 02/26/00
Posts: 146
Loc: Ohio
Logitech seems to be the favorite so far. I also have a Logitech Trackman Marble Wheel and I love it. I chose it mainly because I liked the way it fit my hand. I'm left handed but I use my right hand for the mouse. Don't know why but it just seemed natural. laugh I do have to clean the ball occasionally to get the cat hair out since one of my cats likes to lay on my arm when I use the computer. Love those cats. wink
_________________________
Don't bother me. I'm living happily ever after.

Top
#123408 - 09/25/02 09:26 PM Re: What kind of mice do you find comfortable?
syd Offline
Adept Boomer

Registered: 11/12/99
Posts: 12306
Loc: Body in California/Heart in Ha...
Logitec scroll mouse and I won't give it up for anything -
_________________________
Dark Side : Risen
Light Side:

I can only please one person a day. Today isn't your day. Tomorrow's not looking good either.

Top
#123409 - 09/25/02 11:19 PM Re: What kind of mice do you find comfortable?
Advpuzlov Offline
Addicted Boomer

Registered: 06/05/99
Posts: 2027
Loc: USA
I like a Microsoft roller mouse, but it is too slow for me if I have to move the cursor fast. In such a case I use a Logitech optical wireless mouse which has a central wheel and is symmetric, so I can use it either L hand or R hand. I often use it L hand so I can write notes with my R hand. The Microsoft roller mouse is set up strictly for the R hand. I'm waiting expectantly for the new generation of "mice" in which you just move your fingers around on a horizontal surface and press slightly for a "click". laugh laugh
_________________________
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. -- Aristotle

Top
#123410 - 09/26/02 12:50 AM Re: What kind of mice do you find comfortable?
lspace Offline
Settled Boomer

Registered: 10/14/01
Posts: 600
Loc: Edmonton, Alberta
I have a Logitech trackball mouse. Had to switch to it a few months ago because my wrist and arm hurt so much from using a regular mouse. Now I only have problems if I have been playing games for a long period at one sitting. Another added benefit is when you have company and they want to use the computer, they don't usually use it for very long as they are used to the traditional mouse. A trackball does take a bit of getting used to and I still have trouble when playing a game which requires quick movement. Can't seem to spin the ball quite fast enough sometimes.

Top
#123411 - 09/26/02 01:59 AM Re: What kind of mice do you find comfortable?
nickie Offline
Grand wizard of high mucky muck
Adept Boomer

Registered: 01/08/02
Posts: 13453
Loc: Texas
I love my Microsoft Explorer 3.0 - exceptionally easy on the hand. I've tried several different kinds and have taken them back, until I got this one.
_________________________
"How could drops of water know themselves to be a river? Yet the river flows on."
- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Top
#123412 - 09/26/02 03:01 AM Re: What kind of mice do you find comfortable?
Kickaha Offline
Addicted Boomer

Registered: 03/27/01
Posts: 2407
Loc: Cambridge, England
Thanks for the comments all! One summary might be we're all different so different things suit us.

I'll check out trackballs and wrist rests. Currently I like mice which glow in the dark over their cousins who need to be on a mat.
_________________________
Previously had display name of "Peter Smith"


Top
#123413 - 09/26/02 07:54 AM Re: What kind of mice do you find comfortable?
Alaska Offline
Settled Boomer

Registered: 02/12/01
Posts: 492
Loc: Alaska =^..^=
Big fat ones. They are so much more comfortable on long trips. lol lol
_________________________
Life is too important to be taken seriously.

Top
#123414 - 09/26/02 10:32 AM Re: What kind of mice do you find comfortable?
Gimme Offline
Settled Boomer

Registered: 03/16/02
Posts: 269
At the moment I am using the plain old mouse that came with my computer and I hate cleaning it which is why I bought a microsoft wireless optical blue mouse on 8-31 it seemed to work great and then I went on vacation for a week and when I got home I started playing syberia and discovered that the game would not reconize the clicking unless I moved the mouse slightly at the same time checked it with other games and the same thing so I contacted microsoft support and they have been trying to help me fix it but this morning turned on computer and started doing a few things and it just up and quit altogether mad on the brighter side of things I have a great excuse to go to the computer store and you know I won't come home with just a new mouse. laugh
_________________________
Give me a minute I'll think of one ;\)

Top
#123415 - 09/27/02 03:54 AM Re: What kind of mice do you find comfortable?
gremlin Offline

Addicted Boomer

Registered: 11/06/01
Posts: 1605
Loc: Isle of Man
I have a four year old Logitech MouseMan Wheel - it gets daily constant usage (at work, where I'm a developer), it is still smooth and accurate.

It has a slightly odd shape that is definitely not for lefties. It has a high left hand edge arch and a low right hand edge, but my favourite feature is the thumb button low on the left side, that I have set up as a double click!

Ta-ra,
The Gremlin.

Top
#123416 - 09/27/02 10:31 AM Re: What kind of mice do you find comfortable?
HerrBearen Offline
Settled Boomer

Registered: 01/08/00
Posts: 152
Loc: Leesburg, Virginia, USA
For three years, I've been using the Logitek Marble Mouse. I've never set it for "Lefties", yet, I am lefthanded.
_________________________
.((.)___((.).Robert "HerrBearen" Beatty
..((o....o).The BEAR
....(((@).."My Claws Are Sharp"
#1BEARcave & #2BEARcave

Top
#123417 - 09/27/02 10:39 AM Re: What kind of mice do you find comfortable?
Drizzt Offline
Addicted Boomer

Registered: 09/22/02
Posts: 3789
Loc: Sweden
Some Logitech Cordless mouse...nice design
_________________________
Are they dead? Yes. Unlike you they have but one life...and they wasted it for your sake!

Top
#123418 - 09/30/02 10:12 AM Re: What kind of mice do you find comfortable?
infernoj13usa Offline
The Radiant Moderator Staff Reviewer
BAAG Specialist

Registered: 06/07/02
Posts: 5766
Loc: FT. Worth ....Where the West b...
My favorite mouse to date:


inferno <img border="0" title="" alt="[Razz]" src="tongue.gif" />
_________________________
Watching: Dark Shadows
Reading: Angelique's Descent
Playing: WoW and living in Kil' Jaeden

Top
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >


Who's Online
Key: Admin Global Mod Mod Staff  )
12 registered (BrownEyedTigre, Sly One, SirDave, Mad, Gnabgib, dragonuk44, kjos, colpet, Marian, 1 invisible), 73 Guests and 16 Spiders online.
Newest Members
SamCarterX, Challyn20, Poppysmom, shaun9991, weakstorm
8422 Registered Users