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    how can i sure mice advantage exaclty the pros and cons of using one?

    I heard trackball mice has its advantages, but I’m not sure what exactly. What are the pros and cons of using one?

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    Re: how can i sure mice advantage exaclty the pros and cons of using one?

    I had never heard of this until your post. I looked here and what I read impressed me. Going to buy one and give it a try. My computer desk is kind of small and the mouse doesn't have much room to move. This just might be a good solution.
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    Re: how can i sure mice advantage exaclty the pros and cons of using one?

    I have used a track ball device for years and love it. Not having to pick the mouse up and put it down over and over and over and over just to navigate a page is the big advantage .. and you do not need a lot of desktop real estate .. plus it is easier on the wrist.

    BUT, it takes getting used to and a bit of time and effort to be able to drop it on the dot .. where I really wish I had a trackball is on my Wacom Pad .. but I use the stylus and can get decent results doing so.

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    Re: how can i sure mice advantage exaclty the pros and cons of using one?

    Thanks oldsoundguy.
    Glad to hear from someone who uses one. Looking at the second link I posted, it seems the prices really differ. I know the old saying "you get what you pay for" (excluding Linux ), but since you're a long time user, do you have any recommended brands, models, etc.?

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    Re: how can i sure mice advantage exaclty the pros and cons of using one?

    I use one of these:

    http://www.logitech.com/en-us/produc...trackball-m570

    A very good trackball mouse that is easy on my large hands, its comfortable and is quite good for almost anything.
    I say buy a trackball mouse, they are far better for carpal tunnel

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    Re: how can i sure mice advantage exaclty the pros and cons of using one?

    Quote Originally Posted by MadmanRB View Post
    I use one of these:

    http://www.logitech.com/en-us/produc...trackball-m570

    A very good trackball mouse that is easy on my large hands, its comfortable and is quite good for almost anything.
    I say buy a trackball mouse, they are far better for carpal tunnel
    That really looks good, but I have never used a wireless mouse. Any comments between wired and wireless? How long does your battery usually last? (Sorry if this is a little off topic.)

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    I've only had to replace the batteries on my wireless mouse once since I've had it and I've had it for a while now.. probably over a year.
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    Thanks. definitely on my 'to buy list'

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    Re: how can i sure mice advantage exaclty the pros and cons of using one?

    Quote Originally Posted by VirginiaDrifter View Post
    That really looks good, but I have never used a wireless mouse. Any comments between wired and wireless? How long does your battery usually last? (Sorry if this is a little off topic.)
    Logitech is known for good battery life, at least 16 months of use (three months if you forget to turn it off) but even at three months thats very good as the mouse does not eat up power.
    The one I have runs only off one battery too so there is no need to buy a small armada of batteries to feed it.
    These days wireless mice are very good with power, even some of the no name wireless mouse brands can last at least a month.
    It depends really on how much you use your computer but if you go logitech they really know what they are doing with their mice
    It depends on the batteries too, I use energizer or Rayovac batteries
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    Re: how can i sure mice advantage exaclty the pros and cons of using one?

    I've been using rechargable batteries in remotes, keyboards and mice for a while now. The only hitch is you need a spare battery around while the one that is drained recharges.
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