Recommend me a decent computer mouse that lasts longer than 5 minutes…

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  • Recommend me a decent computer mouse that lasts longer than 5 minutes…
  • The number of computer mice I get through is annoying. I do have a tendency to slam them down on the desk when annoyed, which doesn't do them any good. Most I've tried just seem too flimsy and lightweight. I was wondering if there's any sturdier and more 'industrial' options out there? 2 buttons and scroll wheel. Apple mice are nice and tough, but too fiddly and don't have a decent 2 button option really. I can't get on with them.

    Anything in Titanium and carbon? Come on, there's got to be something a bit tougher.

    Premier Icon molgrips
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    I got a Microsoft ball mouse with my first computer in 1998. I still have it, it still works.

    Wtf are you doing to them?

    IA
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    Basic microsoft intellimouse for cheap and cheerful. robust too, tho a fit of furious rage clicking eventually killed mine after 7 years.

    Wouldn't use anything but logitechs with their free-spinning wheels now though. Ace mice. They're good on warranty too.

    Got a Logitech at the moment, but it's got bits falling off it and will need replacing. Microsoft ones last about a week.

    Molgrips; I tend to bash them down on my desk, as I explained above. I agree this is not reasonable use, but that's how it is. I've ripped them out and thrown them at the wall in the past. I have a mouse-shaped dent in the wall from one launch. One went out of a window and frightened a passer by.

    The Apple Pro mice were extremely tough, made of lexan rather than flimsy plastic, but as I explained, less than ideal. I'd like something that tough, with 2 buttons and a scroll wheel. Possible?

    Premier Icon molgrips
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    Armoured mouse for angry users?

    A possible niche market you've identified there mate.

    tron
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    Surely it's cheaper to not get so wound up that you're bouncing computer hardware off the walls?

    Microsoft intellimouse optical, used them for work for the last 10 years, never had one fail yet.

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    The Apple Pro mice were extremely tough, made of lexan rather than flimsy plastic, but as I explained, less than ideal. I'd like something that tough, with 2 buttons and a scroll wheel. Possible?

    what about the touch sensitive one.. Apple Magic Mouse

    you could of cause stopping whacking them on the desk…

    Ooh I don't know, therapy could cost thousands.

    I bash the keyboard a lot too, but it's an Apple one, and has survived for almost 10 years! Indestructible.

    I need a ToughMaus™. Someone must make one, surely?

    Premier Icon sam_underhill
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    Logitech G5 for me. Best I've ever had by a country mile. you can even change the weights in it so it's "just right". Designed for gaming (which isn't my cup of tea), but so good I've bought one for work and one for home.

    Intellimouse is flimsy and right-handed, so useless.

    Rootes1; I may pop into an Apple shop and have a bash at the new Magic Mouse. See if it withstands 5 minutes of bashing it about.

    Premier Icon molgrips
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    Don't get wireless. The wired ones don't go far when you fling them.

    hp_source
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    How about just having less too break? or in this case if you decide to throw it at the wall you'd just hurt your hand….

    Air Mouse

    Premier Icon brassneck
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    G5 or Intellimouse – I hated the Apple one from the moment I picked it up.

    Premier Icon Travis
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    how about one made of stone?

    Or time not to use a mouse

    Premier Icon Travis
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    hp_source…. that was the one I was looking for

    PeterPoddy
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    Heh. I found a nice mouse the other day that I didn't know I had. Guess I'll keep it in case I start to get angry with my 'crappy new Dell laptop'

    😉

    Dum dum dum, another one bites the dust…

    Logitech mouse just failed; the scroll wheel has just fallen out.

    PeterPoddy; the mouse will probably outlast the laptop, so you can give it to me when you throw the laptop away.

    The new Apple mouse looks interesting, as it has no moving parts. And I see they have a new trackpad thingy, but that looks quite similar in function to my little Wacom tablet really. Not **** cheap either, are they?

    If you're in an Apple shop in the near future, and you see a bloke bashing a mouse around and swearing, it'll be me 'product testing'.

    Premier Icon rootes1
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    Rootes1; I may pop into an Apple shop and have a bash at the new Magic Mouse. See if it withstands 5 minutes of bashing it about.

    just a suggestion.. 😉 sure one of their genius's will help you bash it 😉

    how about these Industrial Mice:
    http://www.armagard.co.uk/products/keyboards/industrial-mouse.html
    http://www.armagard.co.uk/products/keyboards/waterproof-mouse.html
    http://www.stealth.com/peripherals_industpoint.htm
    http://www.keyboardspecialists.co.uk/Shop/industryandproductionkeyboards/industrymicekeyboards/

    Si

    Excellent. Now that's some proper tough stuff, not yer normal namby-pamby gives up the ghost with the slightest tap flimsy rubbish. I like the panel-mount trackball thingy.

    Premier Icon GrahamS
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    Personally I'd just get a new job!

    PeterPoddy
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    If you're in an Apple shop in the near future, and you see a bloke bashing a mouse around and swearing, it'll be me 'product testing'.

    Ohh, I can't afford that Apple stuff. Too 'spensive. I just look after my kit.

    (Please see my profile for my previous Dell PC advertised for sale, 5-6 years old, VGC, 100% reliable, £45 😛 )

    Personally I'd just get a new job!

    I'm considering demolition. I'd have immense fun tearing down something like the Get Carter car park in Newcastle.

    juan
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    Is the air mouse stuff for real???
    😯

    Sad news! My 10-year old Apple keyboard had one of the keys stop working, as the rubber membrane beneath has perished.

    Mm, new type aluminium keyboard needed methinks..

    I'm considering demolition. I'd have immense fun tearing down something like the Get Carter car park in Newcastle.

    Gateshead

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    Gesundheit.

    flamejob
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    I use a Razer on my (Mac) workstation. Apple+Moues=Fail

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