Originally Posted by auricgoldfinger
I'm not sure people read my requirements and just took it as a 'list your mouse' thread..?
I had a logitech wireless optical mouse back when they were just coming in, it was silver and blue and weighed quite a lot, cost me £40 and lasted several years. It must be possible to get a competent mouse on a budget if I could buy that back then...
lol. Perhaps they just missed your "wireless" requirement. And most people can only recommend based on mice they have used.
To your opening post, I must say that even the best gaming mouse benefits from having a mousepad
without a mousepad, tracking becomes table-surface dependent, which may or may not give your mouse good tracking.
There are some benefits with a "gaming mouse". First, adjustable DPI so that you can get the speed you want directly from the mouse, without having to rely on the interpolation done by windows mouse driver (by speeding up) or the faulty algorithm (by speeding down). Second, they have better sensor accuracy (provided a suitable surface) under more extreme movements. Third, they usually have a number of side buttons with good programmability which may be useful to you (or not). The list could go on, but the most important is whether you find these benefits useful for you
So, to suit your needs, here are some more popular wireless gaming mice on the market (roughly from cheapest to most expensive, and price depends on the area you are located)Roccat Pyra Wireless
- weaker sensor but still ok, small and light. No wired mode, but can charge through USB. Uses AAA batteries.Logitech G700
- laser sensor that may track better on more surfaces but has some small amounts of random positive/negative acceleration that might affect your use. Wired mode, uses AA batteries and charges through USB.Razer Orochi
- laser sensor that some people experience bug or issues with, but fine for others. Small and light mouse, uses AA batteries and bluetooth, with wired mode.Razer Mamba
- sensor similar to Orochi (but newer). Big with ergonomics for right hand, kinda heavy, uses proprietary li-ion batteries, charges through USB cable with wired mode.Razer Ouroboros
- sensor similar to the one used on G700 (but newer). Ambidextrous shape with certain adjustments you can make. Kinda heavy, uses proprietary li-ion batteries, charges through USB cable with wired mode.Cyborg R.A.T.9
- sensor similar to Orochi (but newer). Big and heavy with various adjustments that you can make. Uses proprietary li-ion batteries (a spare is provided) which you can swap quickly during gaming session as battery life drains.
One thing to note about these wireless gaming mice is that their battery life are usually short. Usually just last for half a day or a few hours, depends on how you use them. G700 might last longer for 1-2 days. Also, other than the first 3 mice (Pyra, G700, Orochi) it seems that the other mice use large proprietary wireless receiver which might not be good for mobile use.
If battery life is a concern, then just get a non-gaming mouse
Logitech's ones are quite good, get one that fit your hand.
edit: Since you seems to be on a budget, you may want the non-gaming options afterall Edited by raisinbun - 11/8/12 at 11:04pm