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- Glenn -

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In Topic: Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

25 February 2016 - 06:41 PM

I need to know what this is so I don't overwork their backend for something I don't want!

 

Edit: Or, I could have just read the actual link instead of just clicking it - nevermind!


In Topic: Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

25 February 2016 - 04:33 PM

And you try again?  You're be lucky if you have power in a week, man.

 

Mouse Talk - (and this is for anyone mouse shopping) Whatever you do I suggest shopping with Amazon.  They will take an open box return no question ask.  This is invaluable because the only way to know if a mouse will work is to use it.  Also advice from others isn't so great because hands are so unique that a mouse I like you might not like, a mouse you can use for weeks on end with no issues might cripple me for a week if I use it for an hour. So unless you are right handed, have large hands (like palm a NBA size basketball), and hold a mouse with your palm my advice isn't going to do you allot of good... :)

Oh I expect to lose power again today - they say it might rain.  Connecticut Light an Power [now (N)eversource] is the worst power company I have ever seen.

You just described my hand - what are you using? lol

 

Nevermind the battery life.  Every cordless mouse seems to get dropped on the floor at least once.

I've dropped plenty of corded mice as well - just saying.  

 

I used to have the wired version of this mouse and I liked it and it was pretty long as far as mice go:

 

http://www.amazon.co.../dp/B00J9769DC/

 

I threw it out because I thought it stopped working well, but later found out it was the USB ports on my laptop that were going out.  Go figure.  At only $6.99 I might order this one.  Not sure how the battery life will be though. 

Interesting - and cheap enough to warrant a test-drive.  Thanks.  Also, one of the user pictures shows the blue-cobra logo lit up - I can pretend I'm cobra commander when using it - just like I did when I was 5.


In Topic: Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

25 February 2016 - 03:27 PM

How was the battery life on your old mouse?  I've avoided wireless mice because the battery life was always terrible back when I tried them, but this was years and years and years ago so I wouldn't be surprised if things have improved.

 

You might want to consider this one:

 

http://www.amazon.co.../dp/B001DHECXA/

 

I know it's an off brand, but Amazon reviews tend to be pretty good indicators of quality especially when you have 7K.  

The battery life on this thing was/is amazing.  2 name-brand AA batteries last me at least 5 months - and I am on this computer a lot of the day.  I started using eneloop rechargeable batteries in it and they didn't last anywhere near as long (2+months?), but they're easily swapped with a charged set.

I have pretty big hands with long fingers so that mouse looks like arthritic-claw-in-a-box for me - but I'll take a look at it anyway - thanks.


In Topic: Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

25 February 2016 - 03:04 PM

I tried to reply to these posts twice last night - power went out both times for 2 hours during the first attempt and 3 hours during the second. 

 

Mouse Talk:

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In Topic: Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

24 February 2016 - 10:25 PM

Well, my beloved Microsoft LaserMouse 6000 is nearly dead.  Anyone have any cheap recommendations to replace it?

I don't need anything fancy-shmancy and would rather not spend over $20.  I do like the fwd and back buttons and the size of my previous mouse (picture below).  I don't use it for shooters or anything, so no 1billion dpi mouse options necessary. :)

This is the hardware thread right?

 

 

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