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XyZspineZyX
08-04-2003, 04:06 AM
OK. My Intellimouse Optical explorer took a dump on me, so I went out looking for a replacement. A mouse is CRITICAL to my 3D work.

I got an MS Wireless Explorer, the new one. Well.... IT SUCKS!!! REALLY REALLY BAD!! It has a BAD delay if you stop moving the mouse for more then a second. It try's to save battery power by turning off the light when your not using it. It takes time to sense that you are moving it, and in that a delay. If you leave it for more then 5 seconds, I can move the mouse half way accross my mouse pad without it kicking in.

This is TOTALLY unacceptable in my 3D and in IL2. Most of us dont touch the mouse for some time till we know someone is around us. Now just think of a 1-2 second delay, and then your view just SNAPS!!!!

Anyways, my question is this.

#1, does anyone own this mouse and have this problem?

#2, if so, any way around it?

#3, are all wireless like this?

If I dont find a way to fix it, im returning the damn thing tomorrow.

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XyZspineZyX
08-04-2003, 04:06 AM
OK. My Intellimouse Optical explorer took a dump on me, so I went out looking for a replacement. A mouse is CRITICAL to my 3D work.

I got an MS Wireless Explorer, the new one. Well.... IT SUCKS!!! REALLY REALLY BAD!! It has a BAD delay if you stop moving the mouse for more then a second. It try's to save battery power by turning off the light when your not using it. It takes time to sense that you are moving it, and in that a delay. If you leave it for more then 5 seconds, I can move the mouse half way accross my mouse pad without it kicking in.

This is TOTALLY unacceptable in my 3D and in IL2. Most of us dont touch the mouse for some time till we know someone is around us. Now just think of a 1-2 second delay, and then your view just SNAPS!!!!

Anyways, my question is this.

#1, does anyone own this mouse and have this problem?

#2, if so, any way around it?

#3, are all wireless like this?

If I dont find a way to fix it, im returning the damn thing tomorrow.

Gib

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XyZspineZyX
08-04-2003, 04:09 AM
uh i dunno, how far is it from the computer. could always try getting an optical mouse with a wire.

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XyZspineZyX
08-04-2003, 04:14 AM
I have the Logitech wireless optical. No delays. One only gets a delay (long one, a couple of seconds) once every three or so months, after changing the batteries.

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XyZspineZyX
08-04-2003, 04:19 AM
I had one of those things (same model I think), and gave up on it. Completely unacceptable performance, I tried everything I could think of, and looked all over but no joy. Maybe something to do with USB setup? I gave up and returned it for one with a cord, they alwayse work.

XyZspineZyX
08-04-2003, 04:25 AM
have a logitech - no delay problems - it eats batteries - but works great

XyZspineZyX
08-04-2003, 06:21 AM
Get the Trust ami mouse 2505 wireless optical it's a great mouse. no delays, you never ever need new batteries cause when you're not behind your computer you put the mouse in the recharge station which is also that thing that receives the signal when you're using the mouse. the light stays on for atleast 5 minutes while not using it. when it goes off you activate it again by clicking on one of the FIVE buttons (scroll included) i paid about 44 euros for it, but it was worth it.
i hope this is helpfull for you gib

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XyZspineZyX
08-04-2003, 08:27 AM
Go for the NEW Logitech MX 700 it rocks , it HAS RECHARGABLE BATTERIES and all you need to do is pop it on its recharging base at the end of the day, or even week depending on how much you use it, it is quick and accurate, i use it for doing all my skinning, so it can be too shoddy, not really for left ******s though.

I even play Ghost Recon with it, Fantastic all my dreams answered, just download the software patch as it corrected using it in games...... now they will have to break my fingers when i die to get it out of my hand /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

Better still, save some money go to the logitech home site and order it with their cordless keyboard too, great set up and more programmable buttons than RJB's Joypad set up.

http://www.ocaddiction.com/reviews/input/logitech_mx700/



Message Edited on 08/04/0307:30AM by Taylortony

XyZspineZyX
08-04-2003, 08:48 AM
wireless i dont like much at all especially the logitech shapes, and batteries die. If the cord dont bother you the ms intelli explorer is the nicest out. Checkout the

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XyZspineZyX
08-04-2003, 12:44 PM
I bought one of those cheap wireless MS kbd and mouse combos.. Works just fine...

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XyZspineZyX
08-04-2003, 03:22 PM
I too have the wireless MS optical mouse... have not had that problem.

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XyZspineZyX
08-04-2003, 03:31 PM
Well I tried a MS cordless 2 years ago. Took it back next day. Tried a Logitech Mouse cordless ( ‚£50 ) 1 mouth ago- worked fine at first, but then it started missing the detection. After a whole weekend of arsing around with it (recharging it for 12 hours etc), I took it back and got a Logitech twin-laser job with tail! Perfect.


A cordless mouse needs to work in the same way as a standard in that you shouldn`t have to think about how you`re using it. If that happens it`s failed.


I`ve had nothing but aggro with these things. Interesting to see that some others have had no problems....

XyZspineZyX
08-04-2003, 05:19 PM
I've heard that the Logitech wireless mouse is better than it's MS counterpart. I have the MS wireless Intellimouse and I don't like it. I went out and bought a wired optical mouse and I am satisfied with it. If you don't need wireless don't get it, at least from a graphic designer standpoint. Wireless may be great for day to day but I understand what you're talking about. I'm in civil engineering design and an optical mouse makes a world of difference in accuracy. Wireless just adds delays and takes away from the gained optical accuracy.


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