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Old 08-29-2011, 09:53 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Looking for a decent portable and wireless mouse for my laptop for use at uni. Happy to spend quite a lot if it's worth it (I've used a lot of 'cheap' portable mice).

Preferably one with a Back button though it's not a necessity.
Really after one that'll work well on most surfaces (as I said I've used a lot cheap ones, always had a problem with reflective surfaces etc.)

So yeah, if anyone knows of any, that'd be great
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Logitech M305. I have 3 of them. Giving you none, though. :P

It has one of those slim adapters. It runs on a single AA battery. I keep my mouse on 24/7 on heavy use, battery lasts 2-3 months. Has back and forward tilt.

Though, if you have big hands, this may not be the mouse for you. As I have small hands, it's perfect. Look at other Logitech mice. I love Logitech
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I second the M305. I have two of them. Excellent mouse, and it's cheap.. I bought mine for like $17.
Although if your laptop has bluetooth.. I would say go with the Razer Orochi. It looks excellent. I've been eyeing it for my macbook because of the mac drivers It's like $70 on Amazon, but goes on sale from time to time for like $50.
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Yeah, just looked at the M305, looks rather too small for me :P M505 looks pretty good though.

I would go for the Orochi but it's not very good ergonomically from what I've read.
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I do have this Bluetooth mouse as well, got it off Woot.com for $15, i think. It was refurbed.

Newegg.com - RAZER Pro|Click Mobile RP01-00050102-R1M1 White 3 Buttons 1 x Wheel Bluetooth Wireless Mouse - Full Multi Language

It is a bit larger than the M305.



Only has a back tilt.
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Tilt?
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On the scroll button, it's an extra button. You can usually set it to whatever you want.
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How are you meant to tilt a scroll button back? Especially when it would just rotate if you tried.
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When you use the scroll, you go up and down. Tilt is when you push the wheel left and right.
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Yeah. So how are you meant to tilt it back? Or when you said that did you just mean scroll.
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