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Canna Happy
Jul 11, 2004
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K8.0 posted:

The G305 is a bargain if it does what you need

I love my g305. Best mouse Iíve had since my old mx510. I use a battery converter to save a few grams and the aaa lithium I have in it is close to 9 months old at this point. Great mouse.

Canna Happy fucked around with this message at 17:36 on Jun 21, 2020

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Fauxtool
Oct 21, 2008



you can save even more grams/fractions of grams by using a ball of tinfoil instead of the converter.

dis astranagant
Dec 14, 2006


What's a good alternative to the g602 for having some extra thumb buttons but not being one of those ones with an entire loving numpad on the side? Preferably one that doesn't start double clicking and refusing to drag after 6 months use.

Ynglaur
Oct 9, 2013



I like my G604 a lot. I had the wired version of the G502 and liked it a lot as well. No quality issues with either one.

DOOMocrat
Oct 2, 2003



If you're looking to avoid the Logitech Lottery I bought a Razer Basilisk Ultimate w/ the optical switches after getting hosed on a few straight Omaron-China switched Logitechs and I'm not going back. This thing's great and the only thing I could find that had the sniper button that didn't use them.

gabensraum
Sep 16, 2003


LOAD "NICE!",8,1

I've been sitting on this opinion for a while but I finally need to say it. OP, buy the $100 mouse.

Canine Blues Arooo
Jan 7, 2008

when you think about it...i'm the first girl you ever spent the night with


Grimey Drawer

I'm apparently becoming an old and my wrist is noticably strained when using a normal mouse, so I'm looking into a ergonomic solution. My current top contender is the Logitech MX Vertical, but this is a space that I know very little about, so I'm requesting opinions about egonomical mice.

LifeLynx
Feb 27, 2001

Dang so this is like looking over his shoulder in real-time

Grimey Drawer

Canine Blues Arooo posted:

I'm apparently becoming an old and my wrist is noticably strained when using a normal mouse, so I'm looking into a ergonomic solution. My current top contender is the Logitech MX Vertical, but this is a space that I know very little about, so I'm requesting opinions about egonomical mice.

Just do what I did and be unsure that a $100 Logitech MX Vertical mouse is right for you, and go with the $20 Anker vertical mouse instead. I use it all the time for casual and work use (when I remember to switch) and use my G502 for gaming. It helps my wrist strain a ton.

wolrah
May 8, 2006
what?


Another vote for using the Anker as a test. I did the same and discovered that I had a really hard time with it because clicking now resulted in a sideways pressure on the mouse, so I have not invested in a more expensive one.

K8.0
Feb 26, 2004

Her Majesty's 56th Regiment of Foot

Before you move to a vertical mouse, I would try getting away from the lovely "ergo" shapes that everyone loves and trying to get a mouse that has a really low height.

LifeLynx
Feb 27, 2001

Dang so this is like looking over his shoulder in real-time

Grimey Drawer

wolrah posted:

Another vote for using the Anker as a test. I did the same and discovered that I had a really hard time with it because clicking now resulted in a sideways pressure on the mouse, so I have not invested in a more expensive one.

That's where I've heard people recommend the Logitech over the Anker, because some people find it harder to click using the Anker. It's not the most professional-quality mouse, so the buttons are a little cheap and rigid. I basically needed it as a pointing device, I don't do a lot of clicking.

Canine Blues Arooo
Jan 7, 2008

when you think about it...i'm the first girl you ever spent the night with


Grimey Drawer

A buddy of mine has an Anker vertical mouse - I might test that out and see how I feel about the buttons. I'm not gonna lie - I'm really OK with spending premium money for a premium product and a $20 mouse has me wondering if there are things that are going to annoy me that a better built mouse can fix, but there is no harm in trying this.

Fauxtool
Oct 21, 2008



Canine Blues Arooo posted:

A buddy of mine has an Anker vertical mouse - I might test that out and see how I feel about the buttons. I'm not gonna lie - I'm really OK with spending premium money for a premium product and a $20 mouse has me wondering if there are things that are going to annoy me that a better built mouse can fix, but there is no harm in trying this.

anker on the whole makes stuff far better than the average chinesium plastic object at marginally higher prices

SalTheBard
Jan 26, 2005


I forgot to post my food for USPOL Thanksgiving but that's okay too!




Fallen Rib

I'm going to be working from home for awhile. I'm currently using a very cheap Logitech wireless setup for keyboard and mouse. The mouse has poor tracking and the keyboard is physically uncomfortable for me to use after awhile.

Is there a keyboard / mouse combo anyone recommends? I would prefer one receiver for both and under $50. I would prefer a mechanical keyboard but am ok with whatever.

SalTheBard fucked around with this message at 20:15 on Jul 2, 2020

Canine Blues Arooo
Jan 7, 2008

when you think about it...i'm the first girl you ever spent the night with


Grimey Drawer

Trip report. I got a chance to use an Anker Ergonomical mouse, and the MX Vertical.

The Anker is decent, especially considering it's a company based out of China. I kind of expected something that's a tier above 'cheap trash', but it wasn't that bad. That said, it wasn't great either. The scroll wheel was loose, the buttons were definitely awkward to click and felt like they required more horizontal motion than I could easily apply. The entire thing felt like the manufacturing tolerances weren't that tight, but not so bad that it was unusable. I wouldn't be mad if it was the only option, but it's not my first choice.

The MX Vertical was noticeably superior. For whatever reason, the click action felt substantially more consistent and the construction was noticeably tighter. Nothing had any give to it and it felt premium. Besides that, it did feel like better to use. The Logitch mouse let my hand just lazily rest, where the Anker expects my thumb to do just a little bit of work to keep everything in place. My one complaint would be the scroll wheel which is way harder for me to click without either moving the mouse or clicking another button, but I'm willing to assume that's because I'm familiar with the G502's action, which is so much heavier. It's also awkward to scroll a large distance in one swipe. As your finger approaches your palm, there is strain in my joints to make this motion work. The play here is to make many small scrolls as opposed to few big ones, which I'm not too fond of.

For me, I think the MX Vertical is worth the 80 extra USD. I spend so much time on a computer, it doesn't make sense to get a cheaper product I'm bound to end up using for thousands of hours.

Arzachel
May 12, 2012


SalTheBard posted:

I'm going to be working from home for awhile. I'm currently using a very cheap Logitech wireless setup for keyboard and mouse. The mouse has poor tracking and the keyboard is physically uncomfortable for me to use after awhile.

Is there a keyboard / mouse combo anyone recommends? I would prefer one receiver for both and under $50. I would prefer a mechanical keyboard but am ok with whatever.

I was in a similar situation a while back except a bigger budget and looking for something that's also usable for gaming. My experience was that single receiver is strictly budget only and there's very few wireless mech keyboards with dedicated receivers and they're all expensive. Ended up with a Logitech G305 and G613 but that's still a bit over $100 for both.

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KinkyJohn
Sep 18, 2002



I had a beloved G600 which had huge doubleclicking problems, and because I couldnít find a new one, I decided to take it apart and fix it. Huge success, itís working like itís brand new. I took apart a cheap never been used spare mouse, opened up its microswitches, took out the little metal thingys and replaced the ones in the G600ís microswitches.

Iím glad I took the time to do some research and understand the inner mechanical workings of microswitches, because I can fix any future button failures easily without even needing to solder. I just need to order some spare microswitches when the lockdown lifts.

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