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Old 03-24-2017, 07:23 PM   #1
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I've been using an apple Magic Mouse for most of my work over the last few years and the back of my hand is starting to get sore. I think its because I have to hold the sides of the mouse with thumb and RH ring finger, keeping my hand elevated off of the mouse so that I don't inadvertently make contact with the touch sensitive mouse surface.

I heard about the MX Master. It arrived yesterday and it's exactly what I need. And its on sale.


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Old 03-24-2017, 08:55 PM   #2
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Ive been using the M705 for 10 or so years , however long, and its great.

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I use a Logitech 504 game mouse. I've had it for probably 6 or 7 years. Still going strong. I've been holding out on changing to a wireless because we've always had problems. I'll keep an eye on this one and see how it does in the short term. Looks like a contender.

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M325 for me. Simple mouse. Battery lasts a year and a half. I never turn it off.
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This one comes with a USB dongle for RF connection or it uses Bluetooth 4.0 so older equipment won't recognize it but new equipment will.

And it has three different Bluetooth connection options so that you can pair it to three separate computers. I didn't know that and I just ordered my second one. I guess I should really read the instructions before I just jump on in and start using it.

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It works so well, now both computers have one
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You did the right thing. As far as I'm concerned each computer deserves it's own mouse. I'd hate to have to bring my mouse from one computer to another.
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I despise mice. I've used trackballs forever. Can't see the point of moving my hand around instead of just my thumb. Plus I can use a trackball anywhere, I can sit on my couch or my bed and use draw in sketchup (sketchup is impossible to use on a laptop track pad for anything other than viewing and even that is tough).
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I've tried a trackball.

I'd max out the mouse speed and still seemed to take too long to get where I needed.

In CAD apps, I tend to do a combination of max mouse speed setting (minimal travel) and scroll wheel zoom out then in. It works for me.

I also picked up a 36" x 18" x " neoprene mouse pad. Everything lives on this padded surface. It's smooth, mildly shock absorbing and ultra quiet. I used to have the Magic Mouse straight on the table surface. Lots of mouse repositioning clunking. Now I just hear the clicks.

The other nice thing is that the Logitech has two completely defined buttons (left and right) You know for sure that a right-click is a right-click.

They were much smarter than apple in another way. When the battery gets low, I can plug it into the supplied USB Type1 male to microUSB male cable and still use it while it recharges.

I was going to try a single mouse on two machines, but it paired to a newer Mac with BT 4.0 and doesn't recognize older Bluetooth standards. Then I tried the USB dongle for RF but no joy. It ends up that two separate mice work best for me. It's the two keyboards that always get me. I start typing something on CT only to see it in CA as an unknown command.

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The trackball I use has well defined buttons as well, a good scroll wheel (essential for cad work) the center of the scroll clicks (essential for SU) and it has 2 buttons that can be programmed (I don't use the program buttons anymore).
Gotta have one for each machine, even have a spare.
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I am using a mouse now but have used a graphics tablet for the last dozen or more years. Once you get used to that a mouse is clunky. It's more ergonomic to hold a pen, the mouse position induces carpal tunnel problems.

Problem is when my Wacom pens finally went I discovered they were expensive as heck so bought a complete Huion tablet. It's great, as smooth as Wacom but the Linux driver only operates basic functions so I can't adjust the active area so it's too much arm movement.

So for now I use it for painting but the mouse for surfing and basic tasks.
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I am using a mouse now but have used a graphics tablet for the last dozen or more years. Once you get used to that a mouse is clunky. It's more ergonomic to hold a pen, the mouse position induces carpal tunnel problems.

Problem is when my Wacom pens finally went I discovered they were expensive as heck so bought a complete Huion tablet. It's great, as smooth as Wacom but the Linux driver only operates basic functions so I can't adjust the active area so it's too much arm movement.

So for now I use it for painting but the mouse for surfing and basic tasks.
I've been looking at the $500 Wacom tablet, but that's for photoshop etc. I don't know how that would work for CAD work.
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I've been looking at the $500 Wacom tablet, but that's for photoshop etc. I don't know how that would work for CAD work.
I don't know why it wouldn't. I mostly got into it for sign making software, spending many hours plugging away. It requires precision like cad work and is vector work. I didn't actually draw like with a pen or pencil, it was placing vector points (nodes) if I was creating something from scratch.

Even then there's a lot of grabbing the nodes to move them. It actually is cad work. I don't do it much now and the digital painting is for fun.
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I second the trackball mouse. Logitech M570 I've been using for years and no wrist pain working 14+ hours a day 6 days a week. Plus you don't need a mousepad and can use it in the truck or on a couch.

My monitor is 27" and I scroll end to end moving my thumb about an inch, so the comment about speed must be settings. Once you get used to it it's much better. A friend of mine recently switched and wrist pain improved greatly.
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I second the trackball mouse. Logitech M570 I've been using for years and no wrist pain working 14+ hours a day 6 days a week. Plus you don't need a mousepad and can use it in the truck or on a couch.

My monitor is 27" and I scroll end to end moving my thumb about an inch, so the comment about speed must be settings. Once you get used to it it's much better. A friend of mine recently switched and wrist pain improved greatly.
M570 is the same one I have, best trackball available.
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M570 is the same one I have, best trackball available.
Agree! Have had this one for the last couple of years. All the gunk needs to be cleaned up after a while but it has been doing me well. Great mouse , great battery life and decent price.

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