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GarethMB
June 2nd, 2006, 01:17 PM
I'm fed up of my touch pad.

I want to buy a USB mouse and i'd like some community suggestions of good products.

I need:

Faily cheap. Less than 25 ideally.
I'd like wireless. As i don't have much space on my desk itself. I'd rather use it on the keyboard tray.
I'd like a few extra buttons, that i can map to keyoard short cuts. I use compiz. So mouse buttons for F10 and F12 would be great.
Easy to configure for ubuntu linux, i don't mind have to use the terminal as long as there's documentation of how to do it.

Thanks in advance guys.

GarethMB
June 3rd, 2006, 10:00 AM
Bump: No one has any suggestions?

_simon_
June 3rd, 2006, 11:12 AM
I have a logitech MX700 - (wireless/optical/rechargeable) it cost me 60 when new about 3 or 4 years ago and it's still going strong.

I bought my other half an advent mouse from PC world for xmas for around the 25 mark (wireless/optical/rechargeable) and to be honest it's wank. It has a built in power save that you cannot turn off so when you stop using it, it goes to sleep and you have to click to wake it up and the whole feel and movement is horrible :-?

It's worth saving up and spending a few quid more on a more expensive well known branded one.

Take a look here, they normally have a good selection of mice

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/acatalog/Online_Catalogue_Mice_3.html

Note: The price in bold does not include VAT, look at the smaller price next to it ;)

GarethMB
June 3rd, 2006, 11:25 AM
I have a logitech MX700 - (wireless/optical/rechargeable) it cost me 60 when new about 3 or 4 years ago and it's still going strong.

I bought my other half an advent mouse from PC world for xmas for around the 25 mark (wireless/optical/rechargeable) and to be honest it's wank. It has a built in power save that you cannot turn off so when you stop using it, it goes to sleep and you have to click to wake it up and the whole feel and movement is horrible :-?

It's worth saving up and spending a few quid more on a more expensive well known branded one.

Take a look here, they normally have a good selection of mice

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/acatalog/Online_Catalogue_Mice_3.html

Note: The price in bold does not include VAT, look at the smaller price next to it ;)
Thanks. ;)

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=9734621181

_simon_
June 3rd, 2006, 11:29 AM
not a bad price :)

It may be getting on a bit now but it really is excellent.

Word of advice - it may be optical but still buy a mousemat for it. I use a plain black one (from pc world). - http://www.pcworld.co.uk/martprd/store/pcw_page.jsp?BV_SessionID=@@@@0649586362.114933059 0@@@@&BV_EngineID=ccfeaddhmfegjgjcflgceggdhhmdgmh.0&page=Product&fm=null&sm=null&tm=null&sku=741224&category_oid=