Wireless Mouse or Traditional Mouse?

Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
June 18, 2008 10:17am CST
I have a doubt. I currently have a Logitech traditional optic mouse. It works fine, but I probably need a new one. My doubt is whether I should buy another one similar to this, or try a wireless one. Obviously I've already used wireless mice many times, and I don't know if it's something mainly psychological but I don't find them as precise as the wired ones. Do you agree? On the other hand, both wireless mice and keyboards are more versatile and permit a wider span of options of usage. So what do you suggest? Traditional mouse or Wireless mouse?
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@mummymo (23709)
18 Jun 08
I've never really used a wireless mouse Lightnin sweety and I very rarely use a wired one either as I am always on the laptop and use the keypad! xxx
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
6 Oct 08
thank you for replying sweetie!! I am somewhat back here to mylot, let's see for how long I can stay this time hehe...but no worries, I always return.
@dana820 (277)
• Philippines
21 Nov 08
They have their pros and cons, that's for sure. If you've got a laptop, I'd suggest wireless. If you've got a desktop, then, I'd stick to a wired mouse. With a wireless mouse, you'd have to use batteries. And I don't think you'd want to be bothered by having to replace batteries now and again. So, if you've got a stationary computer, I wouldn't bother with a wireless mouse. Besides, unless you have a super-long computer table, you don't need that much space that a wireless gives to work the mouse around. Plus, if there's a cute little toddler in your home who thinks the mouse is something she can just take and carry in her purse... you'd spend half your time looking for it rather than working on your desktop. So, if you've got a portable laptop with a wireless mouse, you wouldn't have to bother with de-tangling its wire when you take the mouse out of the computer bag. Plus, a wireless mouse looks better if you're using a laptop too. :)
• Philippines
21 Sep 08
I still didn't try using a wireless mouse. I've been ten years in using my personal computer my mouse is still wired. I want to try wireless too.
• Australia
14 Jul 08
My partner and I have just gotten wireless keyboards and mouses (I'd say mice, but someone could get the wrong impression! lol). Ours are through Logitech and are radio frequency based, which means they don't rely on line of sight. I'm finding it to be more touchy than the wired in mouse, but the software that came with the package, allows you to turn down the usage speed. As for accuracy, it is great, as long as I don't accidentally slide of the mousepad and onto the shiny desk. Not having cables to wrestle with is such a blessing, though, I do have to be very careful about closing the keyboard drawer now, almost lost the silly thing onto the floor! lol.
@thenat (57)
• United States
7 Jul 08
ive always preferred an optic mouse to a wireless one. the last wireless mouse i had went was a battery hog
@RastamanG (385)
6 Jul 08
Just stick to a wired otherwise you will have to get some battery's for the wireless mouse
@kellys3ps (3728)
• United States
29 Jun 08
We have a traditional mouse right now.
@ElicBxn (60771)
• United States
23 Jun 08
my roomie points out that wireless mice eat batteries
22 Jun 08
I prefer the traditional mouse because for me it's more efficient and easy to use and it will not easily played by our little cousin because they would think it's a toy. Even though traditional computer is not already in today it more effective.
@eXxodus (204)
• United States
20 Jun 08
I have a Microsoft Wireless Mouse 6000, and I like it a lot. The battery life is surprisingly long (like 4 or 5 months) and I use it a lot, and have found that it's accurate enough for my needs. I'd recommend it.
@skatemate (213)
• Suriname
19 Jun 08
I have a logitech as well and I have it for over a jear now and I have no problems what so ever. But I also have a wireless one and it seems like the one with the cord is beter because the wireless one works really slow when I use it. I hope this info could make your choise!!!
@1grnthmb (2063)
• United States
19 Jun 08
I have both a wireless and a traditional mouse hooked to my computer. I like the wireless much more. It is faster and more responsive. The only draw back is when the computer is booting sometimes it does not recognize the wireless mouse. I also forget to put it on the charger and all of a sudden it stops working.
@saundyl (9690)
• Canada
19 Jun 08
I have both a wired mouse and a wireless mouse. I prefer the wired one as I don't walk off with it and lose it, the batteries on the wired one tend to need replacing alot OR the mouse gets flaky as the batteries start getting low. The wireless mouse is very convenient for my laptop but I choose to use the regular mouse for my desktop.
@sylvia13 (1851)
• Nelson Bay, Australia
19 Jun 08
I have a Microsoft optical mouse and I wouldn't trade it for anything! I had so many problems with my mouse before, as it was always tangled up, but now I am free of all the wires and I am happy! The only thing is that I need to change the AA battery every month or so, but that is no big deal.
@cuddleme01 (2728)
• Philippines
19 Jun 08
I have a wireless mouse. It's very convenient to use. However, I only use it when I go out and bring my laptop with me. It's more convenient to use in public places without the wires. But at home I use the traditional mouse. Both are good though.
@jorkin (67)
• China
19 Jun 08
If you don't have some special reasons to use wireless mouse,you'd better choose the traditional one.Sometimes the wireless mouse battery suddenly run out,then what you face is trouble and trouble and trouble...I think the traditional one is better~
@subha12 (18453)
• India
19 Jun 08
mine is the optical one. it is both at home and at office. in earlier PC at home, i had the traditional one. here i have optical.But none is wireless for me.
@lamcouz (101)
• Australia
19 Jun 08
Well, having this discussion issue is just coincident with my arrival of wireless keyboard + mouse (Logitech Internet pro), which really really really makes me very happy today :) :) Having said that, I do in fact feel a traditional mouse would be more economic, in terms of the item price and requirement for battery to run the wireless mouse. It is however cooler (I think) to have a wireless mouse running, which you can use it while you are lying on a bed, having meals or whatever. Therefore, considering your own needs, making the right choice :) Nice day, 2 cents.
@derek_a (10902)
19 Jun 08
I use a Logitech wireless mouse and find it great. Once or twice I have forgotten to put it back in its charger overnight and the batteries went flat. Whilst it was charging I plugged in my wired mouse and I don't know how I used to use it. It seems so slow to respond in comparison to the wireless mouse, so now I tend to check and double-check that I have replaced it in its charger every night!
@lexus54 (3576)
• Singapore
19 Jun 08
I have two PCs at home, and one uses a traditional wired mouse and the other a wireless mouse. In terms of preciseness, I find both to be about the same. When it comes to cost, you can probably buy a couple of wired mice for the cost of a wireless mouse, plus the wireless mouse eats battery power, so you will have to factor in the cost of batteries as well. I use alkaline batteries for my wireless mouse and it is on all the time, so on average a set of 2 AA batteries last me around 4 weeks. If you ask me for a preference, I much prefer the wireless mouse. What I like most about it is that I am not bound by any wires so the movement is less restrictive. I can place the mouse in places where the corded mouse cannot reach, as long as the infra-red beam can reach the receiver. If you don't mind the cost of batteries, then I think the wireless mouse is better to use.