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Cheap Mouse

Postposted on Wed Oct 31, 2012 5:07 pm

So my mouse is starting to fritz out on me, but I know nothing about mice. Any good recommendations for a cheap mouse? I do some strategy gaming, but nothing that requires a 'gaming' mouse. I just need a solid one for about as cheap as can be found. Thanks guys!
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Re: Cheap Mouse

Postposted on Wed Oct 31, 2012 5:52 pm

Go to newegg and look at the mouse section. You can sort on prices or reviews. Pick out one that looks to be the right price and gets good reviews (stick to 4 or 5 egg reviews.) I just ordered a new Microsoft Keyboard/Mouse combo to replace the cheap setup I have now since the mouse is going (missing some button presses) and some of the keys lettering has rubbed off (not that I look at the keys that often.) It was only $15 thanks to a $5 off coupon and free shipping. But I noticed lots of mice alone that were getting good reviews and would only set you back about $10 for the mouse and the shipping. I would probably stick to Microsoft or Logitech but take a look and decide for yourself.
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Re: Cheap Mouse

Postposted on Wed Oct 31, 2012 8:14 pm

You can audition mice in person at your local Buy More. You want one with 5+ buttons (so that you have forward and back in your browser and other applications) and a reasonably-high DPI rating.

$10 Rosewill RM-2400L
$15 Rosewill RM-5000L
$24 Microsoft Comfort Mouse 4500
$27 Microsoft 6000 Mouse
$35 Logitech G400 <--- My choice
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Re: Cheap Mouse

Postposted on Wed Oct 31, 2012 9:53 pm

How cheap is cheap? I am a big fan of Logitech's M-series optical wireless mice. Current favorite is the M325, which lists for $30 but can frequently be found on sale for around $20.

If that's not cheap enough, just stick with Logitech and move down the price scale until you find something you're willing to pay for. IMO Logitech makes the best general-use mice.

I suppose the DPI on the cheaper Logitechs may not be high enough for you, but that is an individual judgement call.
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Re: Cheap Mouse

Postposted on Thu Nov 01, 2012 6:08 pm

just brew it! wrote:Current favorite is the M325, which lists for $30 but can frequently be found on sale for around $20.


This week, Best Buy has it for $15.

The previous M305 might be found super-cheap if you look around. (got one for $9.50 + tax last week from a local OfficeMax on sale).
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Re: Cheap Mouse

Postposted on Thu Nov 01, 2012 6:37 pm

insulin_junkie72 wrote:
just brew it! wrote:Current favorite is the M325, which lists for $30 but can frequently be found on sale for around $20.

This week, Best Buy has it for $15.

The previous M305 might be found super-cheap if you look around. (got one for $9.50 + tax last week from a local OfficeMax on sale).

Yup, the M305 is decent too. The main differences are that the M325 has an upgraded scrollwheel, and a "unifying" receiver (if you have multiple Logitech devices with this feature you don't need to plug in a receiver for each one).
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Re: Cheap Mouse

Postposted on Sat Nov 10, 2012 8:46 pm

FWIW, it appears Sams Club is now carrying the M325 - price was $16.78 at my local club. Cardboard display had M305/M325/the larger M310 all for the same price.

Picked up a M325 for my desktop, after buying a M305 for my laptop a few weeks ago.
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