I am thinking about giving in after the last 6 years of going mouseless (yes, I AM that good with keyboard shortcuts) and getting a mouse for my PC. The two primary reasons I am getting a mouse are
a. I just can’t deal with these new computer games that all but force you to use the very hated “move and shoot with the mouse and use the W key to walk forward” games using traditonal arrow keys & left hand shoots key configs anymore, and I want to try it the way THEY want me to play
b. my computer is in a rather large room, and often I’m over on the couch or on my bed doing other things and I want to change one little thing on my computer (playlists etc) and I want a mouse that can work like a remote control so I won’t have to get up off my lazy ass. A portable keyboard is too much for that (besides, I love my keyboard)
regarding b…I’ve been doing a little research into it, and it seems like all of the logitech wireless mice only have a range of 6 feet. Microsoft mice use Bluetooth, so the range is about the same as a cordless phone would be. The only problem is they are WAAAY more expensive. I’m left handed, so I don’t really care (infact I may even shy away from) about the ergonomic designs, which tend to be more expensive, and I don’t need all the extra buttons. However, if the range really is just 6 feet, then I’ll be defeating the purpose anyway. Anyone out there with wireless mice and want to offer their opinions, or maybe do a test to see how it would work from about 10-15 feet away?