I'm new to Alias and I'm having pain in my pointer finger. It's time to switch my mouse and I'm wondering what you suggest.
Thanks in advance.
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This looks exactly like mine. I believe I had a Belkin that was almost identical.
Your best bet on this is to try a few and see what you like. Personally as odd as this sounds I use an Apple Magic Mouse. I also have a Logitech Performance Mouse MX and do not like it as much as I thought I would. My main problem with the Performance MX is the middle mouse button and the actual performance of the mouse. The middle button has to be pushed to the side slightly to be able to click and it becomes a real annoyance. The spot to be able to click it is hard to find. The other issue is that if I move the mouse slowly it also moves slowly. What I mean is that if I move the mouse slow enough I might have physically traveled 6 inches and it barely moved the cursor, yet if you go quickly it zooms on the screen. I have messed with the settings and do not seem to be able to find a solution. Ergonomically the Performance MX is nice but if you can try them both in hand as well as operation I would highly suggest it.
Here is my input.
It all comes down to personal preferences, and hand size really.
I have had both Logitech and Razer mice. Both are very good.
To my taste, the Razers are way more ergonomical, by miles, the best i have ever experienced. They are very precise too.
I own a Razer Naga, and I am very happy with it.
Touch them before you buy them, and see what feels better to you.
Good luck, and share with us the choice you went for
OK, thanks. WIth so many options available getting input from members of this forum is helping to narrow my choice.
All the best.
Very precise. I have it for over an year and it hasnt failed me yet.
One word of advice: I got the version that comes with 12 buttons.
If i knew what i know today, i would have bought the version that comes with 6 buttons. All those 12 buttons are a bit confusing....They work perfectly fine, but ergonomically speaking it would be easier to use the 6 button version.
The mouse is pretty expensive, around 80 euros, but it is absolutely worth it.
So, after the input of this forum, (and after spending some quality time at the local mouse counters), I ended up with a headache to go along with the pain in my arm and finger!
A lot of the ergonomic models felt very comfortable but, in the end, I chose the Logitech Performance MX. The buttons were very easy to actuate and, after reading endorsements from this forum and several reviews on Amazon, I decided to buy the one that seemed to have the most positive reviews.
On the other hand, I do like the way the Microsoft Scuplt felt in my hand. I didn't choose it because of how radically different it looked from all the others. But, truth be told, it felt the most comfortable to me. I didn't find the number of reviews I saw when investigating the Logitechs, though, and that made me wonder about it. However, at a price of $39. USD, I may end up buying one in the future and alternating between the two. Because the (3) button configuration of the Microsoft Sculpt is "typical", I believe it would be easy for me to alternate between them. Unlike my current situation...
When I started having this pain I told our IT guy about it and he ordered an Ergonomic Mouse from 3M. This is a "handshake" style mouse that looks more like a joystick. I'd only heard of this style of mouse and never saw one in stores, but I have to tell you, it solved the problem I was having with my pointer finger, - because there is no button for the pointer finger! Instead there is a R/LMB rocker that is actuated by the thumb and a button on the handle for the MMB. The "eye" is on the base so otherwise it functions as a "typical" mouse.
I like the fact that the "handshake" mouse has taken the strain off my pointer finger and repositions my arm. The problem is, with such a different button layout, I find it hard to get things done quickly without thinking about it. I've got both side by side at my desk and find alternating between the two is possible but not ideal. Further, I began getting a pain in my thumb! I may have used it too much at one time. Or maybe it's just time to bring the old horse out to pasture.
In any event, thank you all for your consideration and input. I look forward to participating in the future.
All the best,
To me, in all the years that I have used Alias, there are only two things that I look for in a mouse. How it feels, and does it have 3 buttons (instead of having to use a scroll wheel for a button). I didn't want to get into programming a myriad of buttons to do certain functions. I believe Alias was designed to be used with a 3 button mouse. I use an HP 3 button, designed to be used with workstations. Very cheap. Small and ergonomic.
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