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micael3000
June 1st, 2011, 08:20 PM
Hey!

I am looking for a mouse to buy for my laptop... I am on Ubuntu 11.04.

I wish for a bluetooth one, but I don't know if Ubuntu works fine with that.

Could you indicate a mouse for me? A good one, however, not an overpriced mouse (like $ 200 lol) - I am human.

Also, the mouse must be rechargeable... I bought one once that I had to buy new batteries every 4~5 days (it sucks).

Thanks :D

jerrrys
June 1st, 2011, 08:25 PM
that mouse must of been defective. i get 6 to 12 months out of a battery.

you got a lappy. just take it with you and try a bunch out.

BlouBlou
June 1st, 2011, 08:27 PM
I had be using bluetooth and non-cable mouses for years, but I just got tired of charging batteries every weeks.

I'd recommend you a Logitech one, they are really good.

BlouBlou
June 1st, 2011, 08:28 PM
that mouse must of been defective. i get 6 to 12 months out of a battery.

you got a lappy. just take it with you and try a bunch out.

Really? which one is it?

walt.smith1960
June 1st, 2011, 08:30 PM
I had be using bluetooth and non-cable mouses for years, but I just got tired of charging batteries every weeks.

I'd recommend you a Logitech one, they are really good.

I have an HP with its own (tiny)USB transmitter. The battery life is excellent using 2 AAA.

micael3000
June 1st, 2011, 08:42 PM
that mouse must of been defective. i get 6 to 12 months out of a battery.

you got a lappy. just take it with you and try a bunch out.

Yeah, which one is it?! :o


I had be using bluetooth and non-cable mouses for years, but I just got tired of charging batteries every weeks.

I'd recommend you a Logitech one, they are really good.

Yes... I saw some mouse that we don't actually have to stop using it for recharging... It is an internal battery that can be rechargeable while using, via USB. That is the IDEAL I think.


I have an HP with its own (tiny)USB transmitter. The battery life is excellent using 2 AAA.

It is not a bluetooth mouse, right?
As far as I know, those you don't need a transmitter (If the laptop has the bluetooth technology)...


That is why you can recharge them via USB while using... You have no USB stuff to plug in order to use it :P

uRock
June 1st, 2011, 08:44 PM
I prefer Microsoft brand mice.

jerrrys
June 1st, 2011, 08:51 PM
Really? which one is it?

logitech

Laforge129
June 1st, 2011, 09:00 PM
Hey!

I am looking for a mouse to buy for my laptop... I am on Ubuntu 11.04.

I wish for a bluetooth one, but I don't know if Ubuntu works fine with that.

Could you indicate a mouse for me? A good one, however, not an overpriced mouse (like $ 200 lol) - I am human.

Also, the mouse must be rechargeable... I bought one once that I had to buy new batteries every 4~5 days (it sucks).

Thanks :D

I recommend Logitech Wireless Performance Mouse MX for PC and Mac: Electronics (http://amzn.to/j3dImK). I've got the sister one that requires batteries but I have not had any problems with the mouse and Kubuntu 11.04, so I don't see why it won't work with Ubuntu 11.04!

Sylslay
June 1st, 2011, 09:03 PM
Logitech Wireless Mouse
Cost about 50 Euro in Eu
My brother and sister have one. Change battery evey 6 month, and
range is about 3 time grater than bluetooth. They do presntation on lecture from last desk in clasroom. It worth to pay, not overpay...
Isn't laser one. Just wireless with good DPI.

Actualy is working of liftime of battery, new series wroks for 12-15months.

And price is for human
http://www.amazon.com/Logitech-910-001822-Wireless-Mouse-M510/dp/B003NR57BY/ref=pd_cp_e_2


I bougt my A4 for 30 euro and now I am back to ordinary muse becouse need charge battery to often:popcorn:

timZZ
June 1st, 2011, 10:02 PM
In a mouse what is important to you?

I.e.

Do you do graphical design?
Just the basics?

For my ..

Mac (hears everyone scream in the background) I use the Magic Mouse very decent mouse.
Ubuntu I use Microsoft Wireless Mouse 5000 which was very cheap and I loved the price.

Microsoft Wireless Mouse 5000 mouse is not bluetooth but it outlasts the Magic Mouse.

I use both daily and like them both for different reasons.

micael3000
June 6th, 2011, 10:39 AM
Hello! Sorry for being away for so long :s

The most important feature on a mouse for me is the capability to recharge without having to pull of the batteries and recharge them (by not using the mouse when doing this).

That Performance MX seems to be a very good option in this case (it has a lot of other features as well), however the price isn't that good :P
(Here in Brazil it costs the equivalent of $ 180~190, government abuses on the tax :/)

Do you guys know any other mouse that has this feature? Allowing me to recharge via USB while using it?

Thanks for the tips so far, I have read all of them and they are pretty good :D

mips
June 6th, 2011, 02:18 PM
I really like my Prestigio mouse and it was cheap as well and been going for about 3yrs now.
http://www.prestigio.com/products/Computer-peripherals/mice

sectshun8
June 6th, 2011, 02:28 PM
I've been enjoying my Cyborg R.A.T. 7 mouse... they make wireless models as well. Functional, not too overpriced for the lower models, and well.. just plain 'ol cool :)

Jesus_Valdez
June 6th, 2011, 03:18 PM
I use a trackball with my laptop.

aaaantoine
June 6th, 2011, 05:33 PM
I have a Logitech mouse with an advertised 18 month (!) battery life. Indeed, I've had it for maybe three years now, and I've only needed to change the batteries on it two or three times. Even if it's not 18 months, that's still impressive.

Mine is kinda like this but with black plastic instead of blue.
http://www.officedepot.com/a/products/160803/Logitech-V550-Nano-Cordless-Laser-Mouse/?cm_mmc=Mercent-_-Google-_-Computer_Accessories-_-160803

My biggest complaint about it? The wheel's click operation isn't a button, but a toggle between smooth wheel spin and bumpy wheel spin -- granted, that's a neat feature, but the middle mouse button is directly below and you have to get used to it.

This mouse also advertises 18 months and has the more traditional form factor.
http://www.logitech.com/en-us/color-collection/devices/wireless-mouse-M325

Sorry, neither of these are Bluetooth.

I had a Bluetooth mouse as well, but that thing chewed up batteries like crazy -- AND kept cutting out. I hesitate to recommend a Bluetooth mouse, particuarly for the second reason (I blame the first on the design of the mouse itself rather than the Bluetooth interface). If you're worried about a massive receiver sticking out of your computer, both of these mice have the really tiny receiver that's built into the USB jack itself.

micael3000
June 6th, 2011, 07:32 PM
Hey! Thanks.

@mips (http://ubuntuforums.org/member.php?u=8017)
It seems that this company doesn't work here... I found exactly zero of their mouses for sale at internet =P

@sectshun8 (http://ubuntuforums.org/member.php?u=1299923)
OOH I cant even imagine how hard is to clean up this mouse - haha... It seems to be too much for using at work and college (However, it would fit perfectly my desktop for playing - dreaming about it).

@Jesus_Valdez (http://ubuntuforums.org/member.php?u=538462)
Is it wireless?? Which model is that?
I have always being curious about trackball mouses but never really had one closer enough to check if it is that good.

@aaaantoine (http://ubuntuforums.org/member.php?u=354134)
Nice! Thanks!
Sad they aren't rechargeable while using - it is VERY useful since I never remember charging batteries - what batteries do you use on it?

sbraz
June 6th, 2011, 07:54 PM
http://www.logitech.com/en-us/mice-pointers/mice/devices/3287

i'll buy the V470 as soon as it's available again from my suppliers.

it *should* work out of the box but it's my first experience with a bluetooth mice so i don't have much interesting info about it or any other.

a problem could be this but i have a foxconn internal adapter (sorry, no info again):
http://forums.logitech.com/t5/Mice-Bluetooth/v470-on-Broadcom-BCM2046-lag/td-p/182134

aaaantoine
June 6th, 2011, 09:22 PM
Hey! Thanks.
@aaaantoine (http://ubuntuforums.org/member.php?u=354134)
Nice! Thanks!
Sad they aren't rechargeable while using - it is VERY useful since I never remember charging batteries - what batteries do you use on it?

Alkaline batteries. Duracell, Energizer, Everready, whatever I happen to have in stock, really. Current ones are Duracell. The mouse gives plenty of fair warning about dying batteries, actually. If I don't have any in stock, I have maybe a day or two to run to the store before they completely run out. You could probably use the rechargeable lithium batteries, but you won't get 18 months out of those. ;)

A rechargeable mouse would be nice, particularly one that uses a nice long mini/micro USB cable, like a hybrid wired/wireless mouse.

Jesus_Valdez
June 7th, 2011, 04:19 AM
While I have seen some wireless Trackball in particular the ones that I own aren't.

I mean, since the mouse doesn't actually move I don't care about the wires.