View Full Version : good, cheap, optical, 3-button mouse

01 January 2003, 10:39 AM
It's all in the title guys...maybe this has been asked before but I am getting fed up of picking crap out of the inside of my mouse. Especially as I roll my own, little bits of tobacco get stuck up inside the wheel! Nightmare!

I'd rather not use an intellimouse or anything else that you're pretending the mouse wheel is a 3rd button, but if it's the best I guess I'll have to!


01 January 2003, 01:52 PM
Well, it depends on what you define as cheap and how accurate you need it to be. An inaccurate mouse can be really annoying if you are trying to tweak some settings in Maya or position an object one pixel to the left in MAX.

Also wireless is out if you're going for cheap.

I've heard a lot of good things about this one (
), but I don't have it myslef. (35.99)

I highly recommend Logitech mice. I've never had one break on me and I find the newer optical mice to be just as (if not more) accrate than a new ball mouse.

Oh, and I wouldn't recommend going wireless unless you get one with a recharge station. It's really annoying when a mouse starts acting crazy because of low batteries.

Hope this helps!

01 January 2003, 08:56 PM
I'm a big fan of the Microsoft Intellimouse Optical. You should be able to pick one up these days for around 30 bucks I would think. If you don't like pretending the wheel is a 3rd button, they have two extra buttons on the sides that can be programmed.

01 January 2003, 11:56 PM
as much as i really do hate microsoft, they make some of the best mice around.

there are 3, 5 and 7 button mice available in all shapes and sizes, wired and wireless.

you can often find these quite cheap from a local distributer, especially if they are willing to sell you an OEM mouse (no software or box).

01 January 2003, 02:27 PM
thanks guys looks like it's microsoft!

01 January 2003, 11:33 PM
Originally posted by BrainFaucet

I've heard a lot of good things about this one (
), but I don't have it myslef. (35.99)

I've been using that one for a few weeks now. works great for me - in fact the only drawback is (as was mentioned) using the wheel as a third button. it was annoying at first, but i quickly got used to it. now i dont even notice, and i dig using the wheel for other stuff, so...


01 January 2003, 12:20 AM
I've had my Microsoft Mouse for a while, but when it's time to get a second one, I think I might go with Kensington ( just because they have some cool designs. I've heard they preform well, too, but I can't vouch for that as I've never actually tried one.

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