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I have a Logitec and a Microsoft mouse. The Microsoft is the low end budget wireless kind. The Logitec I was given with a good keyboard, so assuming it is ok, but it is old and the buttons are starting to fail. The Microsoft is there in case of sudden battery failure, I always have a second mouse ready. But with my Logitec dying, I need a new one. I dont want to spend a fortune but since I find that the Microsoft has tracking problems sometimes, I need a better one. I have no idea what to look for, as well as what to consider. I have a mouse pad, and a white painted steel cabinet. The surface is smooth and flat, white glossy. The mouse has tracking problems with the pad as well as directly on the surface. The pad is a freebee from a bank, cloth surface.
OK, I think that is enough info. Is a smooth glossy surface and a cheap cloth surface the reason for tracking problems (possibly?) or is it the cheap mouse? Or both??
What do I need to consider, and how inexpensive can I stay and still have a mouse that will be reliable with multi tabling?
I'll 2nd Juk's idea. white and glossy are bad for optical/laser mice. For pads I prefer the slim ones that have a firmer trackpad area and have a gel wrist rest built in but thats my personal preference.
As far as keyboard/mice ive just used what ever I found deals on. I do like the logitec mice. Ive gotten used to their higher dpi ones like the old mx518 and g5. They take some adjusting to but if you've got a 1900x1200 res screen its easier to move around on.
white and glossy are bad for optical/laser mice, but it shouldn't matter as long as the pad you are using is under the mouse and is not transparent. multitabling is not nearly as demanding of your setup as other types of gaming. any 2/3 button mouse (hopefully with a wheel) should suit your needs. competitive fps gamers often prefer wired mice to wireless to avoid battery issues and input lag.
Thanks for the replies. I ordered 2 Logitech mice. Will have one in use and one there as a backup, in case of battery failure. They have an on/off switch so this will be a good setup.
I have a logitech and a microsoft (well HAD a microsoft) The logitech is old and the buttons dont always work. But it was a back up. But the microsoft was bad in tracking. It was real cheap and just wasnt a good one somehow. And it took a short flight after a crushing bad beat session which ended at the wall (I know, I am working on that) so I opted to go for 2 new Logitechs. The bad button Logitech tracks fine so for some reason, maybe hair or dust even tho I did check, the microsoft just was not good. Anyway, may it RIP and may I learn to welcome players who get it in with J9o and flop 2 pair.....