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Old 30-08-2004, 08:34 AM   #1   [permalink]
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Mouse/keyboard

Well after about 5 or so years i think it is ime for a new mouse. This one just cant cut it anymore (it doesnt work too well)

I was thinking of getting a new keyboard as well then.

Now i only want to spend about $100 for the both fo them.

I was wondering what a decent one would be. I see a logitech cordless duo combo for $145 but i see you need to recharge the mouse and all teh rest of that crap. Not sure if it is worth it.

Otherwise the MSE LOGITECH MX310 OPTICAL MOUSE seems ok for 60 bucks
what is a good keyboard though?

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Old 30-08-2004, 10:37 AM   #2   [permalink]
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$60 (AUS, I'm assuming?) is quite a bit to pay for a mouse. I got a Logitech Optical Mouse for about $20 US, and it's the best mouse I have ever used. I will probably never need to buy a replacement, and it has a cord (which isn't a nuisance compared to not having to mess with a ball) so no batteries necessary.

As for keyboards, the only extras I'm aware of are the "natural shape" kind that have a contoured shape (takes getting used to, but is supposed to cut down on carpel tunnel syndrome), or the kind of keyboard with buttons that have various controls like "changing system volume", "play/pause", "launch application", etc. I don't really think it's that useful, but the volume controls are kind of nice. But I only use a generic keyboard so I can't suggest a specific one.
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Old 31-08-2004, 06:00 AM   #3   [permalink]
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yeah well i see mice for $6 but i am sure one for $60 is going to be pretty good.

The keyboard i have now works well enough, i guess there is no need to replace it yet.

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Old 31-08-2004, 06:59 AM   #4   [permalink]
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MS Optical mouse. The cheap, grey-looking one. Should be around $30~50. Best mouse since Logitec MX700, which costs an arm and maybe half your leg. MS Optic doesn't.

For a keyboard, get something that doesn't make too much noise yet 'snaps' when you type, while comfortable to type. I don't like keyboards of today, thus I still use the now-yellow 101-key keyboard. If yours still work, then keep it. It's so much better than moving to a new one.
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Old 31-08-2004, 07:26 AM   #5   [permalink]
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the MICROSOFT WHEEL OPTICAL BEIGE PS2/USB? which is $47

i am ordering it online and there are no pictures on the site. what should i be looking for in a mouse?

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Old 31-08-2004, 01:25 PM   #6   [permalink]
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i highly recommend

keyboard = Logitech Elite black USB/PS2 keyboard
mouse = i use Logitech Trackman Trackball USB/PS2 mouse

they go together very well

www.ausprices.com OZ version of pricewatch for searching for best hardware prices

i.e. logitech elite keyboard search http://www.ausprices.com/cgi/Search?...ch+elite&cid=0 instantit.com.au = $61

logitech trackman mouse http://www.ausprices.com/cgi/Search?...trackman&cid=0 instantit.com.au = $47

or MX310 at instantit.com.au = $39 http://www.instantit.com.au/browse/p...ercode=LOG3396 along with keyboard exactly $100

instantit.com.au is good reputable place which both search results list

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Old 31-08-2004, 01:30 PM   #7   [permalink]
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Mouse?
Keyboard?

What to look for in a Mouse.
  • Wired.
  • Scroll wheel.
  • Ergonomic shape.
That's what I would look for anyway.
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Old 01-09-2004, 06:42 AM   #8   [permalink]
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what is the trackman trackball?

the site doesnt load for me

As for the mouse you link to Nulani, that is the original one i was looking at

I am still undecided

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Old 01-09-2004, 12:55 PM   #9   [permalink]
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here's a pic - it's optical technology too



took me 45-60 mins to get use to it from regular mouse but it's awesome and eliminates RSI (repetitive strain injury) completely as it supports your whole hand and wrist off the table
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Old 01-09-2004, 06:23 PM   #10   [permalink]
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And of course there is your classic optical mouse.

The Computer Fair in Newcastle is practically overrun with mice, each at a price of about $15 to $20.
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Old 03-09-2004, 05:36 AM   #11   [permalink]
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what is that big red ball?

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Most likely a trackball.
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and what does it do?

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When you don't want to move the mouse you use your thumb to move the cursor instead.
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And then you get a really sore thumb instead of a slightly sore wrist
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