Weekend Open Forum: Your first and current mouse

By Matthew ยท 65 replies
Feb 25, 2011
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  1. First introduced in 1968 by computing pioneer Douglas Engelbart, the mouse has evolved from an extremely simplistic "position indicator" to a highly specialized tool relied upon by billions. Although the basic input principles remain unchanged, modern mice offer decades of ergonomic refinement, instantly adjustable tracking sensitivity, macro abilities, customizable LED colors, and there are even touch-based models.

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  2. princeton

    princeton TS Addict Posts: 1,676

    ATM I'm using a logitech G500. My first non OEM mouse was the MX518. Sometimes I pull out the apple hockey puck mouse to laugh at how bad of a design it was though.
  3. brucethetech

    brucethetech TS Enthusiast Posts: 229

    everyone that came to my desk laughed. but this is the kensington trackball turboball.


    is my favorite mouse every used it for years since i first got into IT before it broke. even took the ball out to play catch with coworkers from time to time until it died and now the price is way too high for used mice and they stopped making them....the ball is still fun to toss across the office
  4. leondobr

    leondobr TS Rookie

    I remember using the original Apple mouse and being amazed that I could move around the screen setting and unsetting pixels in their Paint program. What a joy not to be limited to the command line. Never did figure out how to use an Apple though, and never used another one. Now I use the Logitech M705 with Windows 7. All the little configurable buttons on it mean that now I only have to use the keyboard for typing text and nothing else.
  5. TitoBXNY

    TitoBXNY TS Addict Posts: 236   +50

    My first mouse was a Logitech Trackman Marble. Used it to play Diablo and Redeneck Ramapage. When I got hooked on Quake and original Unreal Tournament I got myself a no frills 3 button joint. Logitech MX's and Razer Mice have since followed followed. Currently using a Razer Imperator. My favorite mouse of all time is the Razer Diamondback which I've had for over 5 years.
  6. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,891   +1,264

    Razer DeathAdder and Lachesis (current), OEM/Generic trackball -probably beige (first)
  7. WildEast

    WildEast TS Rookie

    MX-518, does the job right and on budget.
  8. treeski

    treeski TS Evangelist Posts: 990   +233

  9. Lurker101

    Lurker101 TS Evangelist Posts: 820   +345

    Can't remember my first mouse, it's been way too long. My current mouse though is a Logitech G9
  10. Erik

    Erik TechSpot Staff Posts: 311   +18

    Logitech G5, great mouse no complains here. I've used it a few years now. My first mouse was an OEM that after a couple of months the ball would fall out every time I lifted off the desk hahahaha I also remember it was a dust and dirt magnet.
  11. Cueto_99

    Cueto_99 TS Booster Posts: 248   +12

    First mouse... well, that was a long time ago so I can't remember the brand, probably MS... Now its a Razer Abyssus for my gaming PC and at work I use a Logitech VX Revolution, both of them are great for their own purpose!
  12. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,224   +164

  13. Sarcasm

    Sarcasm TS Guru Posts: 367   +46

    I have just a regular old 1000dpi Microsoft Mouse. Does the trick for me, tried some "gaming" mouses and honestly couldn't tell much of a difference.
  14. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Posts: 7,676   +991

    Hard to recall exactly but I think the first mouse I bought standalone was the Microsoft Intellimouse (non optical). Nowadays I've completely dropped MS offerings in favor of Logitech, having used the MX518, G5 and G500 one after the other, and just recently fell in love with the Razer DeathAdder 3.5G.
  15. yRaz

    yRaz Nigerian Prince Posts: 2,340   +1,438

    I have been a big fan of trackballs ever since I was a kid. My brother has a Kensington expert "mouse." It's really a trackball. My first was a trackball close in design to the expert mouse. I have some connectland generic optic mouse now, it's surprisingly nice. I miss my Logitech trackman though...
  16. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,224   +164

    I do as well. It's a 1000 Dpi Logitech M510, it's cordless which is a gamers no-no, but it seems rather fast and precise to me.
  17. nismo91

    nismo91 TS Evangelist Posts: 930   +33

    first mouse, one that has no scroll wheel and uses serial port. currently uses microsoft wireless mouse 700 v2. razer v1.6 is attached to another pc.
  18. ruben1992

    ruben1992 TS Rookie Posts: 32

    Currenlty a lefty DeathAdder.
  19. Raswan

    Raswan TS Enthusiast Posts: 279

    Weird. Me too, in both cases.
  20. Technochicken

    Technochicken TechSpot Paladin Posts: 729

    I'm using a Cyborg R.A.T. 5. I got it mostly because it looked really cool and has a lot of programmable stuff I like, but it is pretty comfortable as well.
  21. HaMsTeYr

    HaMsTeYr TS Guru Posts: 379   +6

    first mouse...? I don't really remember anymore. I'm a mouse freak, I've had PLENTY in my time, currently I'm in a Gigabyte mouse fad,

    For one of my desktops i'm using the Gigabyte M8000X
    For the other, the latest Gigabyte M6980 Ghost

    For my laptop, I'm using a more unknown brand, the Powerlogic GMX-3

    All gaming mice, and all real performers.

    Still own a few Razer/ Logitech mice, but I feel that the Gigabyte ones give me a good price/ performance balance.
  22. mario

    mario Ex-TS Developer Posts: 399   +17

    The first standalone mouse I ever bought was a very small mouse from Macally, no idea why I actually bought it I don't think I used it that much.

    Currently I own and love my Magic Mouse, although I'm more of a keyboard guy and I'm not that into pointer devices.
  23. boybrushdred

    boybrushdred TS Member Posts: 26

    cant remember my first mouse but i believe its just a standard 3 button mouse. im curently using a Logitech G9 mouse.
  24. andreasf93

    andreasf93 TS Rookie Posts: 25

    My first was a Microsoft mouse that came with the PC. It was great until it broke, now I'm using SteelSeries Xai and I have to say it's best among any other Razer or Logitech gaming mice (from my experience of course). It is very good especially if you are a quality, and not a commercial gamer by playing games like Battlefield series or Counter Strike series.
  25. Lokalaskurar

    Lokalaskurar TS Enthusiast Posts: 544

    My first non-OEM mouse was the Deltaco MS-737G, (maybe not so) surprisingly enough, I called him Kermit, too.


    I was so pleased that I bought another one, MS-737R.

    Currently, I'm using one of the worst creations ever; the Chicony MR-0350TR. Nice mouse, wireless and all. But one critical design flaw: there is no "power off"-button... It's just like having a little disco-light on my desk.

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