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Old 10-09-2003, 10:18 AM   #1
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Recommend a wireless mouse


As per topic, with good linux support.

Upto about 50$USD


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Old 10-09-2003, 10:30 AM   #2
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I use the Logitech optical wheel mouse with no issues
 
Old 10-09-2003, 10:31 AM   #3
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I use a Logitech Cordless Optical. It works really well and has full Linux support (under the ImPS/2 protocol, oddly enough). The only downside is the cost in batteries, but there's a new one (MX) that is rechargable. I think the MX is around $70, but the non-rechargable one is like $30 or $40, I'm pretty sure. Anyway, I'd recommend Logitech.

I've used Microsoft optical mice, by the way, and the movement is wierd. The cursor is always a step behind your mouse. I'd avoid them.
 
Old 10-09-2003, 12:59 PM   #4
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Do you know, I never thought about worrying if it would work with Linux - I just bought the cheapest cordless RF Optical wheel mouse I could find on my favourite dealers website.

It cost me 12GBP (Great British Pounds) from www.dabs.com - that's what, $18 US? May not be much use to you if you aren't in the UK.

It plugged in worked AND it came with 2 NiMH AAA batteries, a charging lead (plugs into a USB port) and a real neat USB radio dongle and a USB extension lead so you don't have to keep reaching around the back of a desktop to "borrow" it for the notebook. It also has a PS2 adapter so the dongle can plug in to the PS2 mouse port (works fine with Mandrake 9.1).

It's made by A4Tech, (www.a4tech.com), model RP-1535. It may or may not be so cheap elsewhere, but it does work just fine.

These days I'd expect just about any compatible wheel mouse to work, so maybe you can find something cheaper where you are - give it a go.

Terry
 
Old 10-09-2003, 11:54 PM   #5
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Thanskf ro your replies. I'm looking at the logitech range.

My question is how long does a mouse battery last for? And how much usage hourly per day is that equal to. Iw oudln't want to be replacing batteries every fortnight!


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Old 10-10-2003, 09:04 AM   #6
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Thanskf ro your replies. I'm looking at the logitech range.

My question is how long does a mouse battery last for? And how much usage hourly per day is that equal to. Iw oudln't want to be replacing batteries every fortnight!

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My batteries usually last about a month, I think. It's hard to say how much usage that is.
 
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My batteries usually last about a month, I think. It's hard to say how much usage that is.
That's about the same as they lasted in my previous mouse - which is why I went for one with rechargable batteries this time. The advantage of the one I have now is that the batteries recharge in place using a lead, that doubles as a charging lead for a Nokia phone, from the USB port - so I can use it and charge at the same time if I need to.

I had a look at the Logitech range on their web site today, they look OK but why they are any better than any other cordless optical mouse escapes me - these days I have found a mouse is a mouse is a mouse... even on Linux
 
Old 10-10-2003, 12:26 PM   #8
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Usage for the batteries on a Logitech wireless mouse is always 24/7. Whether you have the computer on or not the red led and optical sensor circutry is powered until the batteries go dead.

And I get about a month out of mine as well.
 
  


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