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purplefrog
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So far, I have more or less ended up buying a new mouse every year or so. I don't know whether it's just me or this is normal? I'm not even a gamer so I don't ever really get the opportunity to frantically click to fire a trillion bullets into my enemy etc.

And I don't buy cheap mice either, all of mine so far have been logitech ones circa £50 (its now starting to drive my dad mad that I ask him for this on what is now a yearly basis)... I'm beginning to get the feeling that they send out a signal after 12 months to make the mouse disintegrate :ninja:
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Why do you have to purchase a new one? What goes wrong?
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Every time my cat catches the old one...

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Think I've had this mouse 2-3 years. I'll be getting a new one next week but that's only because i'm buying a laptop and i'm not using the stupid touchpad all the time -_-. I am a gamer but I'm using some £15 keyboard+mouse combo, i'll probably end up buying the G5 next week.

If you aren't a gamer why do you need such an expensive mouse?
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I just use the cheapo laser ones - works for me and they last quite a while. Still have some of the old beige ones sitting around somewhere!
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(Original post by Mattgeezer)
Why do you have to purchase a new one? What goes wrong?
generally the left click doesn't become as responsive and soon I gota click several times just to do a single click. I always try putting in several new batteries and that comes to no avail. and I doubt its the receiver.
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I always buy a cheap corded optical mouse... never had any problems at all
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I've got a cheapo optical mouse and have had it for 5 years with no problems.
You might as well get a corded one if its breaking every year or so...
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Since i started at uni, i've bought 3. They just keep breaking! I got a cheaper one, a more expensive one, a ball mouse, an optical mouse... they just kept breaking. Finally got one that's lasted more than 2 months.
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We're not cheap, we don't have special lasers, and those chords you talk of are our tails!



Ah humans! :rolleyes:
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Probably every 3 years or so, all fairly decent mice. In the reasonably recent past I've had two wireless Microsoft Intellimouse Explorers and now a Logitech MX Revolution. I'm pretty fussy about my mouse being a particular ergonomic shape, which has turned me off most Logitech mice.
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I've had my current mouse for about 4 years and have never had any trouble with it. I am sometimes tempted to buy new ones because of a certain design feature etc but as mine works perfectly well, I usually don't bother.

It is very similar to this one (although I don't think they make the exact one any more).

I have a basic wireless one as well, somewhere, that works perfectly well. I don't use it all that much though as it came in a set with a wireless keyboard, which is also often ignored. I like my proper, all be it huge, corded keyboard too much.

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um. well, before this, which i've had for 5 months, my last mouse was 2.5 years old and the buttons had started to go wrong.
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Roughly, every 3 years. It always ends up looking scruffy because the buttons begin to wear away ^^
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I honestly don't know why you need a new mouse every year. How hard are you clicking?! You must have steel for fingers.

I change mine.. Actually, I don't even think I've ever changed mine. It came as a set along with the tower and the keyboard.
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I have never bought a new mouse.
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I gave up on fancy cordless & optical mice a few years ago. I see nothing wrong with an old-fashioned ball mouse
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Best bet is to next time find one with a long guarantee
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(Original post by D.Lewis)
I gave up on fancy cordless & optical mice a few years ago. I see nothing wrong with an old-fashioned ball mouse
Nothing wrong!!!
I have a ball house and hate it lol!!
It's like i have to clean it thoroughly inside before i can even begin a counter strike game ¬¬
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I have bought 2 mx revolutions in the last 18 months, but thats because I lost my first one after a year.
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