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Windows 7: What mouse to use?

13 Jun 2013   #1
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 
What mouse to use?

I plan to buy a new mouse more suitable to GFX work, no gaming at all. It must allow very tiny and accurate cursor movement and I have been advised it be a laser sensor.
It doesn't need 22 buttons or add-able weights, flashing lights, or customizable size things. I have this one in mind.

Amazon.com: SteelSeries Sensei Laser Gaming Mouse (Grey): Electronics

What about a mouse pad? They seem to carry "Pro gamers'" ;abels and such but I don't see much use for them since optical mouses came about.


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13 Jun 2013   #2
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

Gary, a gaming mouse is what your link is and probably what you need. With adjustable DPI you can really slow it down which enables pretty exact movements. The buttons can be programed too for other things besides games. Most come with software to program what the buttons do. This is the one I use. It is cheaper than the one you picked and DPI can be slowed to 200, which is pretty slow. It's cheaper too.
Amazon.com: g500: Electronics
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14 Jun 2013   #3
ganjiry

Win7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

+1 for a G500. Its a very good mouse. I found it to be a tad high though as i have pretty small hands. I have arthritis in my wrist's and due to the hight of the G500 my wrist's were bent all the time causing some pain. If it wasn't for me having girly hands then it would have been a mouse i'd kept.
It was for those reason's i bought a RAT 5 Cyborg 5 Wired Gaming Mouse 5600dpi (Black): Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories as it was so adjustable which saved a lot of grief in my hands and wrist's. I know it has all the buttons you don't want but it's a very accurate mouse with a twin lazer i think. As with others you can set the dpi to whatever level you want and program any of the buttons for to siute your needs.
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14 Jun 2013   #4
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Hiyya Gary I know you are not keen on Gigas but this looks pretty good and for the pad mate those fine fabric ones I find excellent with the laser I have.

Gigabyte M6980X Advanced Pro-Laser Gaming Mouse [GM-M6980X] - $32.00 : PC Case Gear
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14 Jun 2013   #5
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

Gary, speaking of Gigabyte, I have this one. It is a good mouse and does well for me, but the DPI will not go down as low as the G500. But, it has served me well, how good it would be for what you need, I don't know.
GIGABYTE GM-M6800 Noble Black Mouse - Newegg.com
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14 Jun 2013   #6
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

I've been itching to try the SteelSeries Ikari Laser mouse. It's got switchable DPI/CPI settings, a really high quality laser, and I've heard it is super comfortable. As far as a mousing surface, go with a "gamer" hard type pad such as this: SteelSeries 4HD

Something like that will let you have much finer control, but will still be good for "regular" work and doesn't cost as much as special graphics equipment that only works good for doing graphics work.

Link to mouse: SteelSeries Ikari Laser Mouse
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15 Jun 2013   #7
ganjiry

Win7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Out of all the Roccat,Razor mats i've had i found the Corsair Vengeance MM200 to be the better one with my mouse. Corsair Vengeance® MM200 Gaming Mouse Mat Standard Edition - Gaming Mouse Mats - Gaming Peripherals It's nice and cheap too, cheapest i've owned infact.
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15 Jun 2013   #8
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Well thank you all for the useful input.

I will not buy anything labeled Gigabyte, I don't think, having a failed motherboard and mouse from them. The Ikari has been discontinued, Kelly, but looks like a fine mouse. I had the opportunity to see the steel series at Best Buy and it seem very nice and well made.

The consensus is to use some sort of mouse pad then?

Will update after I decide. Thanks again!
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15 Jun 2013   #9
PeaB4YouGo

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

I used to use one of these: Kensington - Laptop & Desktop - Trackballs - Graphic Designers - Expert Mouse® It even worked great for gaming, once you get used to the thing. I know that's not your intended use, but I loved it for that.
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15 Jun 2013   #10
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I use this mouse. With the trackball you have extreme precision. I do a lot of Gimp work with it.
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