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Old 09-27-07, 07:04 PM
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Recommend me a good wireless mouse

Since I can't seem to get the old one working, I'll just buy another. It's the American way, and it should be a fairly cheap fix.

Here is what I need. I sit about 15 feet away, so most wireless mice don't work well. I love the ability to use it in the air because my "table top" is an ottoman. A presentation mouse may be the way to go.

I don't need a keyboard, but if they are bundled, it would probably be fine.

What you recommend.
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After lots of trouble with Microsoft products I bought a Logitech LX710 keyboard and mouse bundle. The mouse unit has great range. (I moved back about 15 feet and it works fine) It also has a receiver that is corded and can be set closer to you. However Logitech also sells an air mouse you might like.

Here is an Amazon picture of it. You might find it cheaper elsewhere.

http://amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B...6-20/ref=nosim
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Wow, that looks good, but it also looks spendy
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Yes, but it can do double duty as a phaser for all your Star Trek LARPing.
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You should look for a bluetooth solution. The maximum length is 30 feet, so it should work perfectly for you.
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Originally Posted by kayak99
After lots of trouble with Microsoft products I bought a Logitech LX710 keyboard and mouse bundle. The mouse unit has great range. (I moved back about 15 feet and it works fine) It also has a receiver that is corded and can be set closer to you. However Logitech also sells an air mouse you might like.

Here is an Amazon picture of it. You might find it cheaper elsewhere.

http://amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B...6-20/ref=nosim
That looks pretty cool and there are lots of reviews of it to help decide whether it's right for you.

Looks like it's hard to get it much cheaper. It's $10 cheaper at ZZF, but still pretty expensive.

Or $15 cheaper at Provantage. Shipping may kill that advantage though.
http://www.provantage.com/logitech-9...3~7LGTM03H.htm

$132 at Buy.com with GCO - http://www.buy.com/prod/logitech-mx-...205505156.html
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Originally Posted by wmansir
Yes, but it can do double duty as a phaser for all your Star Trek LARPing.
That will definately weigh in on the decision.

I haven't looked at bluetooth at all. Are they pretty good or do they lag? I notice my bluetooth remote for the PS3 tends to lag, but that may just be because it sucks.
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i have 5 and the best one i ever owned was the Logitech MX700. They havent made it in a while but you can still find them.

I have a couple of other logitech and they just dont stack up to the mx700.

eBay for ~$33 shipped
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That looks very promising. Does it work "in air" or does it have to be on a surface? Also, what is the range?
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Originally Posted by kvrdave
That looks very promising. Does it work "in air" or does it have to be on a surface? Also, what is the range?

silly me. i didnt even think about it. it doesnt work in the air. i did just test it from 15' and it worked perfectly.
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I still use my MX700 too, but I wouldn't recommend it for you. Besides being a dedicated desktop mouse,

First, I have a hard time getting mine to work past 10 feet. It uses 27mhz radio, which is good because it doesn't interfere with other popular frequencies, but doesn't have that great a range.

Second, it's no longer supported by logitech. It uses the old Mouseman system, which is no longer updated and not available in Vista. I read that some of the later gen models used the newer SetPoint software, but they are rare. Without the software the basic mouse features work, but even the default functions of the extra buttons aren't reliable from program to program and custom functionality is out.

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