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    less or more expensive mouspad, any difference??


    sorry I don't know which section to ask this question.

    For long I really hate using mouse because I 've tried A LOT OF mouses (the most expensive one I tried was approx USD 20 or 30 I forget)

    and I've bought countless mouse pads ... they were mostly cheap, from US 1 to US 5 (the most expensive one I remember)

    I think I am still having hard time having the best control of my mouse. You know what I mean.

    Is it a problem of my mouse?

    Or is it a problem of my mouse pad?

    Is there any real difference between an expensive mouse pad (like 3M) and a cheap mouse pad without name? Or is it just a legend that shouldn't have much difference??????????

    Or is it a problem of my windows setting??

    My mouse is often wireless, because I hate cables..

    Any advice??
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  2. Edwin's Avatar
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    Tsw88 said:
    sorry I don't know which section to ask this question.

    For long I really hate using mouse because I 've tried A LOT OF mouses (the most expensive one I tried was approx USD 20 or 30 I forget)

    and I've bought countless mouse pads ... they were mostly cheap, from US 1 to US 5 (the most expensive one I remember)

    I think I am still having hard time having the best control of my mouse. You know what I mean.

    Is it a problem of my mouse?

    Or is it a problem of my mouse pad?

    Is there any real difference between an expensive mouse pad (like 3M) and a cheap mouse pad without name? Or is it just a legend that shouldn't have much difference??????????

    Or is it a problem of my windows setting??

    My mouse is often wireless, because I hate cables..

    Any advice??
    Get an Anti-Fray cloth one, more expensive but worth it!

    Plastic ones are crap and neoprene ones break down with aggressive use and leave sticky stuff all over the place!

    I use a Corsair MM300 mouse mat; probably be the last mouse pad I'll ever purchase!!!
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  3. clam1952's Avatar
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    I don't use a Mouse mat, just the desk, been doing that for well over a decade with no problem, just keep the desk polished.
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  4. CountMike's Avatar
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    Tsw88 said:
    sorry I don't know which section to ask this question.

    For long I really hate using mouse because I 've tried A LOT OF mouses (the most expensive one I tried was approx USD 20 or 30 I forget)

    and I've bought countless mouse pads ... they were mostly cheap, from US 1 to US 5 (the most expensive one I remember)

    I think I am still having hard time having the best control of my mouse. You know what I mean.

    Is it a problem of my mouse?

    Or is it a problem of my mouse pad?

    Is there any real difference between an expensive mouse pad (like 3M) and a cheap mouse pad without name? Or is it just a legend that shouldn't have much difference??????????

    Or is it a problem of my windows setting??

    My mouse is often wireless, because I hate cables..

    Any advice??
    What are those control problems ? Did you try Mouse properties in control panel ?

    less or more expensive mouspad, any difference??-image.png
    You can adjust pointer speed, click options etc.
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  5. alphanumeric's Avatar
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    I'm thinking it shouldn't matter all that much if your using a decent quality laser mouse? Anything other than a mirror should be a fine surface.
    I know in the early days I avoided the shiny plastic pads and prefered the dull cloth ones.
    These days I use track balls so what track pad I use doen't really matter. I only use one because mine has a padded palm rest.
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    alphanumeric said:
    I'm thinking it shouldn't matter all that much if your using a decent quality laser mouse? Anything other than a mirror should be a fine surface.
    I know in the early days I avoided the shiny plastic pads and prefered the dull cloth ones.
    These days I use track balls so what track pad I use doen't really matter. I only use one because mine has a padded palm rest.

    Trackball is very great. I remember I was using it in 90s. However, looks like I can't get back trackball like this design

    I cant' find the picture on Google. The ball was positioned on the upper left corner and two keys are on the upper right corner.

    It was the best trackball and the best input device I've ever used.
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  7. alphanumeric's Avatar
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    This is what I'm currently using. M570 Wireless Trackball - Logitech
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  8. Clintlgm's Avatar
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    alphanumeric said:
    This is what I'm currently using. M570 Wireless Trackball - Logitech
    Yes, i used this same trackball in the past. do they still have the same issue of the ball and socket needed cleaning quite often? That was the main reason I quit using it. seems almost daily the ball would have to be removed and cleaned and cleaning out the contacts in the socket?

    Sorry, I didn't reply to the OP, I use whatever is available. With my notebooks and working remotely at a different location I just use whatever tabletop or desktop I can set my notebook up on. At home, I have an old Neoprene pad that my wife insists that I use. On my 2 Desktops, I have so old plastic sheet that is dark grey with some lines on it. I bought this many years ago and have forgotten what it was called but it was specifically designed for the old analog mice I use a Piece of sticky cloth under it to keep it in place. Seems it was a full 8x11 sheet that I cut up into 4 sections still works great and trash doesn't build up on the legs as it will on a plain desktop. the current reversion of Digital mice don't really care what you use, the laser used will work on just about any surface. It comes down to personal taste and preference.
    Last edited by Clintlgm; 08 Dec 2018 at 07:27.
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  9. alphanumeric's Avatar
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    Clintlgm said:
    Yes, i used this same trackball in the past. do they still have the same issue of the ball and socket needed cleaning quite often? That was the main reason I quit using it. seems almost daily the ball would have to be removed and cleaned and cleaning out the contacts in the socket?
    I do that once or twice a month maybe. All depends on how clean you keep your fingers etc. If your say eating snacks with the same hand you use the trackball it will get gunked up pretty quickly. There are always advantages and disadvantages to things.
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  10. Clintlgm's Avatar
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    alphanumeric said:
    I do that once or twice a month maybe. All depends on how clean you keep your fingers etc. If your say eating snacks with the same hand you use the trackball it will get gunked up pretty quickly. There are always advantages and disadvantages to things.
    Yes, I see they are wireless now too, think I'll try one again. I don't snack or drink around my computer/Notebooks even though replacement keyboards can be quite cheap nowadays, not so much for notebooks. So I have trained myself to just not do it.
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