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Offline Stupidface

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And how many years (months?) of service do you expect to get from it?
« Last Edit: Mon, 09 September 2019, 16:48:13 by Stupidface »

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Re: How much did you spend on the last mouse or trackball you purchased?
« Reply #1 on: Mon, 09 September 2019, 17:07:11 »
Last mouse was the Mx Master 2S a few months ago, so just shy of 60?

Not sure how long this one will last me, but my last mouse was a Deathadder that I'd been using for 6 years... I would have kept using it, too, if I didn't forget it in my old apartment when I moved.

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Re: How much did you spend on the last mouse or trackball you purchased?
« Reply #2 on: Mon, 09 September 2019, 17:20:38 »
I bought the only mouse I could try locally that was comfortable - a Steelseries gaming one for about 100.  The wheel soon started squeaking (it's not at the moment), the right button flap thing no longer clips down and around 1 in 3 boots it decides that holding left click should output repeated clicks instead meaning you do strange things when trying to drag or highlight text until you unplug and plug it back in.  It's also had an update showing in Windows update since day 1 but it always fails...

I was hoping this mouse would last many years as my previous ones did but it will be lucky to last 2 years before I get angry and land up smashing it.
                               
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Offline Nuji

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Re: How much did you spend on the last mouse or trackball you purchased?
« Reply #3 on: Tue, 10 September 2019, 11:03:54 »
bought a model o recently. it's nice but it got wayyyy to overhyped imo.

will be happy if it lasts 2 years

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Re: How much did you spend on the last mouse or trackball you purchased?
« Reply #4 on: Tue, 10 September 2019, 11:14:41 »
MX Master 2S for $0.00.

Offline noisyturtle

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Re: How much did you spend on the last mouse or trackball you purchased?
« Reply #5 on: Wed, 11 September 2019, 01:27:52 »
$59.99

Offline Leslieann

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Re: How much did you spend on the last mouse or trackball you purchased?
« Reply #6 on: Wed, 11 September 2019, 02:22:29 »
On desktop I generally spend about $100 and expect the Omrons to last about 12-14 months, been that way for a long time, after 10 months I start watching for it. Last one I bought was a G900, it lasted 13 months before they failed. Luckily this one I could replace the Omrons without much trouble as opposed to the G700 which was a nightmare.

Laptop mice tend to last longer but mostly due to less use and less harsh operating conditions.
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Re: How much did you spend on the last mouse or trackball you purchased?
« Reply #7 on: Sun, 15 September 2019, 08:05:17 »
I got the MX Ergo. I bought it all with Best buy "points" so essentially free including price match. I expect it to last a long time. Plus does not matter. Logitech has an "unwritten" lifetime replacement I have used many times. This to me is the best thing I have ever used. Easily nicer than any mouse. I preferred it to high end palm trackballs too. It shall be forever in my opinion. Unless they introduce a better one in which case I will most likely get it. So long as it is better for me personally. This being because I always felt the MX518 sucked. I do miss hyperscroll but on the flipside, without it the scroll wheel tolerance is much tighter and does not rattle. Maybe not for everyone but this is end game for me as of now. As due to inaccuracy I do not find that to be an issue at all. I do not game. My registry is hacked to 26,000 DPI across 3 4K displays with heavy breaking acceleration and it is pixel accurate in Photoshop and Autocad for me. This was technically the best free thing I ever got. I say technically because obviously I spent many times it's price to get that many points. Nonetheless to me is was 100% worth it. YMMV.