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The One Item You Spend Hours With a Day, But Don’t Think About

Posted by Steve Riat on Aug 6, 2015 4:22:01 PM
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About a year ago, I realized that I have had the same computer mouse for years - the standard wired mouse (it was at least optical though).  I got to thinking about how much I must have pushed this little device.  In fact, I had worn a section of my desk smooth where this mouse worked.  So, I started to look for a replacement and my eyes were opened.
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Now, I have several mice that I use in different situations.  First, my daily companion at my desk is the Logitech Touch Mouse.  I really like the ability to swipe with my finger to move Windows 8 around, scroll and more.  There is also a small app you can install to customize the user experience.  One small factor I found while selecting a mouse is that the right or left click is silent.  You wouldn’t think this is a big deal, however, some clicks are loud, and who wants that!

My travel mouse is the Microsoft Arc Touch Mouse which is super thin, has a scroll feature I love and you store the wireless dongle on the bottom, which is magnetic.  I could use this every day, but I am a creature of habit and it is handy to leave in my travel bag.  One nice feature is that this mouse will work on almost any surface, from my recliner arm to a glass table.  This is super nice when traveling.

I may have to replace a mouse (Or become a mouse hoarder?) with my latest pet mouse the Lenovo Twist Mouse, which adds a real twist!  When twisted, it works as a standard mouse and has a scroll and Windows 8 feature.  When flat, it is a laser pointer or can run PowerPoint presentations.  In addition, one feature of the twist mouse that I had not seen before was the ability to run in 2.4 GHz mode with a dongle or you can connect it via Bluetooth and store the dongle inside the battery compartment.  I have not tried the distance for presentations but can’t wait to give it a try!

If you haven’t spent the time trying some new mice, maybe it is time!

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