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    Good Mouse for Graphic Design?

    A few questions about mice:

    Can anyone recommend a good mouse for graphic design? Preferably cordless? I'm especially interested in something that will more smoothly outline intricate details in photos, etc.

    Any comments comparing track balls to optical mice, etc. would also be appreciated.

    Finally, how do you keep your wrist, hand and shoulder from being sore when you are working a lot!


    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: Good Mouse for Graphic Design?

    Originally posted by woo

    ... how do you keep your wrist, hand and shoulder from being sore when you are working a lot!
    sure you don't mean "playing RtCW a lot"?
    wireless mice update about 50 times a second, but usb mice update around 200-400 (i think, not entirely sure) time a second. so a usb mouse should seem smoother. but the bus limitations are not the only concern, as the resolution is also important--especially for graphics. the resolution should be printed on the box. i'm far from an expert or i would have some specs for you.
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    Logitech supposedly do a USB optical mouse which has a massive resolution. The only problem I have with optical mice is that they can jump around if your surface is uneven (like unsanded woodgrain). My desk at work is unsanded and my mouse gives me loads of grief, but my desk at home is very finely polished and my mouse works a treat.

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    I would also recommend a graphics tablet for graphic design work, I have a Wacom and I love it!

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    I have a Logitech optical mouse (iFeel) and its awsome.. its a million times better then a trackball

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    RE: Good Mouse for Graphic Design?

    Invaluable information folks. Thank you for the input!

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    Talking

    i would agree that logitech makes the best mouse. love mine...

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    I am very satisfied with my Microsoft Intelli Mouse Optical.

    Microsoft recently released a wireless Explorer version, but the thing about wireless thing is..in my opinion, they're some heavy because they have batteries! My Optical is so light my hand never get's sore again

    Microsoft Intelli Mouse Optical
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    the best method i've found to relieve wrist strain is to take a break every 10-15 minutes. you can do some stretches or play with a stress ball. i've also used those gel wristpads too...they're nice but take some getting use to
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    Logitech mouse
    I agree that they make good mice.



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    Even the very *best* mouse is horribly imprecise compared to a graphics tablet. For anyone seriously wanting to do graphics work on their computer, a tablet can be had cheaply for under $100...
    Last edited by wert; Feb 6, 2002 at 19:58.

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    I also have a Logitech iFeel, and it is accurate and smooth baby. GO iFeel! Yea~

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    Originally posted by JMulder
    I am very satisfied with my Microsoft Intelli Mouse Optical.
    I got one of those too... mainly bacuase they look so good (thats the most important thing... silvery, and glows red...mmm)

    What annoys me, is it keeps on glowing even after my computer is shut down!!!!

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    Originally posted by platinum


    What annoys me, is it keeps on glowing even after my computer is shut down!!!!
    If you plug it directly into the usb port *not using the ps-2 adapter", then it will only glow when you turn the computer on...

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    Yeah... but i've only got two USB ports.. (one for mp3 player, one for scanner)... I could open up my case and plug the other two USB ports in.... but that would take effort maybe..

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    Platinum, that's odd. I am using the "USB to PS2" plug as well and my light turns off when my computer is off.
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    atx systems don't completely power down the MB. i have mine plugged into a power strip and just switch that off when i power down.
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    It lights up my room with a cool eerie red glow at night

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    I like the logitech cordless optical move.. I bought one the other day, and i love it







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    Can't go past the Logitech Cordless Mouseman Optical

    Three buttons
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    Very nice!
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