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Old 08-10-2007, 02:40 PM   #1
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I went mouse shopping the other day and was looking for a trackball mouse. I didn't find one. Anyone know a site to buy some from? This is what they usually look like. I like these because you never have to move your hand when navigating the net or when playing an online game. Plus, they take up far less space than normal mice.
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Just a little humor.
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lol nope but the logic tech gamming mouse looks hawt.
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haha, nice one!

I tried a track ball mouse, ruddy hated it, could have been cos im left handed and a lot of mice are slightly right handed in design.
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haha, nice one!

I tried a track ball mouse, ruddy hated it, could have been cos im left handed and a lot of mice are slightly right handed in design.
Yeah, even though you can switch the buttons to a left handed config., it's still not comfortable. I remember the time I broke my right hand and had a project to finish in photoshop, and I had to use a my left hand. But I'm right handed, so that sucked a lot.
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Originally posted by starjsjswars
lol nope but the logic tech gamming mouse looks hawt.
I second that. :p

It's a laser mouse, and unlike other mice which only have their own DPI (dots-per-inch, the way mice read surface-difference/distance), the G5 can change between 400 DPI (ye olde Trackball mice), 800 DPI (optic mice; typical), or even 2,000 DPI (laser-mouse).

I cannot stand how ultra-smooth the 2k DPI setting is, so I keep it on the 800/optical DPI setting at all times. Even if you need percision when painting detailed textures, for example, you can set it down to the 400/trackball DPI setting.

That aside, it has a cartridge you can insert into the bottom of it, in which you can place up to 7 weights, to...well...weigh down the mouse.

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http://www.extremetech.com/article2/...1846966,00.asp

http://www.google.com/products?hl=en...num=1&ct=title

http://www.logitech.com/index.cfm/mi...s/359&cl=us,en
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I found a few mice if anyone's interested. They're quite overpriced if you ask me.

http://www.officedepot.com/textSearc...rackball+mouse
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Sry about that. They're not being very cooperative. Copy and paste the url in your browser, and you'll see it.
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Yeah, even though you can switch the buttons to a left handed config., it's still not comfortable. I remember the time I broke my right hand and had a project to finish in photoshop, and I had to use a my left hand. But I'm right handed, so that sucked a lot.

Yeah, I dont havethe buttons switched, ie the left moise button, is the left button etc, its jut that I mode it about with my left hand, a lot of the higher proced mice are slanted to fit the right hand and when you use it in yor left it feels really strange!

I use just a standard mouse, nowt fancy, was thinking of a wireless one but well never got round to it.
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It's nothing fancey as i've never really noticed the difference of a £70 mouse over a £25 mouse using maya or playing games, but i use this logitech trackerball and allthough the first week was really strange it's all i ever use now and feels quite comfortable.

http://www.logitech.com/index.cfm/mi...s/156&cl=us,en
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Just for you Steve heres a couple of left handed computer equipment links

http://store.ergocube.com/lefthanded...ID=92302005511

http://www.anythingleft-handed.co.uk...equipment.html
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Haha, Nice one John, left handed keyboard, never thought of that, its not as if I think that would be easier!

I wonder what using a left handed mouse would be like? might be like using a left handed fountain pen, a right pain!
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