Do you prefer standard mouse to newer LASER models?

This is a Apple optical mouse - a picture of an Apple optical mouse from top and bottom
United States
August 28, 2008 12:36am CST
My 10 dollar standard mouse just went, the wire part that connects to the mouse wore out from wear and tear so I just went to get just another standard mouse but they were all sold out and found the next cheapest for 13$, a HP Laser Mouse, it says its optical but it still has the cord, not wireless, so far I like it, it does seem a lot faster than just the regular mouse from the early 90s, makes me curious about the 50$ dollar mouses I see, anyone have one?? Are you happy with your mouse or are you waiting to upgrade, have you? Which do you prefer?
5 responses
• Philippines
28 Aug 08
optical mouse is beter than the old ones, it's easy to work with it's as if your not using a mouse your kinda using your hands. it's fast,easy,durable and i think it's cheap. I use hp mouse, I don't think if your still using it in there but. I preffered using it. while the cordless. I don't think so. i just don't feel like using it cause sometimes it's would stop like it will pause for a while. i just don't know.
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@davipiero (178)
• Indonesia
28 Aug 08
I recommnend you to use wired ones. it's more durable. Laser or standard optical? the standad optical one is enough. Try to find China made one, it's only 2-4 dollars, and the quality is not bad.
• United States
28 Aug 08
do you know why the commenter above would of not liked the wireless model, I have never used one so I couldnt say, anybody?
• Indonesia
28 Aug 08
i use laptop computer. Using wireless mouse means i need to spend extra electricity for it. First, for the mouse itself, second. for the USB receiver. Get it?
• United States
28 Aug 08
I dont have my laptop anymore (dropped it and screen broke) but yea, definately.
@know21 (1251)
• United States
28 Aug 08
I prefer the wired laser mouse. I had a wireless one, and I had to keep changing the batteries in it all the time.
• Indonesia
28 Aug 08
Exactly...
• United States
29 Aug 08
That seems to be the number one complaint about wireless mouses and Im happy to know because they are not cheap, 40-50$?
@snakequeen (1300)
• India
29 Aug 08
I am having problems with my present standard mouse alreadey for over two months but still managing with it! Added to computer slowness, this mouse problem takes much of my time and am sure going to buy a new one, but yet to decide which model!
• United States
29 Aug 08
Well Im thinking these wired, laser mouses are the best of both worlds, if I get the standard mouse for only 10$, the wires tear down easier where it connects into the mouse and it stops working, my last mouse last a few months and the one before that about 6 months.
@gabbana (1815)
• China
29 Aug 08
hi, i'm not trying to update my mouse, and in fact, it's a bit bigger for me cause i don't have that big hand.