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Ever since I migrated from WinXP to Win7 my mouse (800 dpi) has been noticeably slower because I use to be able to amp up the speed and/or acceleration via the Logitech Mouseware software, which isn't compatible with Win7. There is no software update that is compatible with Win7 either. Now I tried messing with the mouse settings on Win 7 but configuring the speed to maximum is no where close to the speed (and sensitivity) as it was before when I was on WinXP. The mouse is only used for desktop applications, internet browsing, etc. It will not be used for gaming.

Now I want to upgrade to a better mouse to get faster (and smoother) and more accurate mouse movement, I think I need a mouse that has higher dpi than 800, no?

If so, what mouse should I buy that would be considered "bang for the buck?"

My budget is $15 to $50 USD, relative prices that I have briefly found on Amazon and eBay.

I have also looked into gaming mouses (Razer, Logitech MX, GX, Avatar, MS, etc) but I don't know if these are overkill for my needs or if there are economical options out there that would better suit my situation.

I would like there to be:

1. an middle button/scroll that is easy to click and has hyper-scroll mode
2. 3 extra programmable/hot buttons that I can use for keyboard commands. (I don't need anymore buttons)
3. Wired
4. Laser or optical
5. a higher DPI than 800? I don't know how much greater in DPI is required to meet my needs.
5. Noticeably better precision, accuracy and speed than my current mouse
Edited by Stealth3si - 9/12/11 at 2:42pm
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are you going to use it for gaming? if so fps rts or mmorpg
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Don't Mad Catz make this too?
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are you going to use it for gaming? if so fps rts or mmorpg
For webpage, applications, desktop usages, programs, etc. NO gaming as I previously said.

I need to use this quickly and accurately to fill out multiple choice questions on numerous survey forms by clicking on radio buttons. My current mouse is so clumsy that I tend to do loops around the radio buttons to get around to the next question.

Update: Well, I decided to go with a Rosewill for $7.28 after coupon and CB!

It meets all my needs except for 1 and 2.

1 - The absence of hyper scroll is not a deal breaker for me since I very rarely, if ever, have to rapidly scroll through long webpages or documents (I'll settle for using the scroll bar to get precisely where I want to be at.)

2 - As for the apparent inability to program buttons, I'll try X-Mouse Button Control to make assign hot keys and keyboard commands.

Thank you for the Cyborg suggestion though.
Edited by Stealth3si - 9/12/11 at 11:59pm
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If I remember correctly, hyperscrolling is only on logitech mice

[EDIT]

this mouse fits your description very well


Edited by chronostorm - 9/12/11 at 11:05pm
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post #6 of 13
No such mouse exists. Only logitech mice have hyper scroll mode but none of them easy to click
post #7 of 13
I agree with the g500 recommendation, it has everything you are looking for.

The mouse wheel on my g500 is actually fairly easy to click, not perfect but way better than all the mice I've tried.
post #8 of 13
Theres Logitech Setpoint and Gaming Software that both work on Win7 32/64 Bit for Logitech mice. But if they're basic mice, with no DPI buttons/side buttons, there's no reason for the software and probably won't even recognize it.
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post #9 of 13
Thread Starter 
After a few days of using the new mouse, I think I'm going to return it within a few weeks. The buttons are too hard to press.

I intend on buying a Logitech this time around (i.e. G500,) unless their is a similar mouse at a more affordable price.
post #10 of 13
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Sorry for the resurrection but I'd like to update this thread if it's OK with the mods.

I have both good and bad news:

Rosewill mouse: Newegg gave me a total refund without fees and let me keep the item because it wasn't worth sending it back due to shipping cost!

Logitech G500: I bought a new one on ebay for $31.50. Weird thing is the seller is from Vietnam with zero feedback but the package came from Newegg. However, it came to me defective. So I sent it to Logitech to have it replaced. Last Thursday they said they would send me an email when they ship the replacement but I haven't heard anything from them. I forgot to ask them if the replacement would be a new or refurbished item. Guess I'll call 'em tomorrow about this.
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