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8-25-2009 @ 5:18PM
Why is this mouse not wireless? The wire is the most annoying thing in all games, mmo or not, that use /mouselook.
8-25-2009 @ 5:20PM
i prefer corded to be honest. no connection issues. nothing worse then your mouse going out in an encounter.
8-25-2009 @ 5:26PM
Except, not. Wired never needs batteries, always reliable, sends data back and forth to computer faster..There is nothing a wireless mouse has that is better except mobility.
8-25-2009 @ 5:29PM
Alot of gamers I know will NEVER use a wireless mouse... While not common, adding the risk that a battery will die or there will be interference or the connection will cut out momentarily is not worth it in most cases. Just make sure you keep things away from the cord and I don't see hwo it could ever be a problem.
8-25-2009 @ 5:50PM
All the stuff mentioned above about how corded mice are better than wireless are just exaggerated truths. I use a wireless logitech mx. Never had a connection or interference problem with it. Sending data slower than a cord? True, but certainly not slow enough to really matter or even be noticeable. Run out of battery power? Not when you place it in the recharging dock every few nights. The cord however IS an issue and I've lost quite a few kills because the cord jerks my hand off of aim...yes, even when I give it plenty of slack. To each his own.
8-25-2009 @ 5:53PM
I prefer cordless mice, but I'm not some PR0-L33T H4rDc0R3 nutjob that "needs" .0000000016 microseconds faster reaction time than the next guy, even if it's probably not a difference most computers would recognize on a network. I play on my HDTV, while sitting on my couch in the back of the room opposite from my TV and PC. Oh yeah, and I know how to put my mouse back in its charging dock after I'm done playing.
8-25-2009 @ 6:00PM
I saw an interview at Blizzcon with the maker of the WOW mouse. The guy being interviewed said a mouse with many buttons and controls cannot be wireless, because the amount of information that needed to be sent from the mouse would lag in a wireless mouse, thus defeating the purpose.
8-25-2009 @ 6:47PM
Maybe its because of the stigma they carry, you can already see how many pc players won't get close to a wireless mouse.Its a risky product that could not sell well.
8-25-2009 @ 7:14PM
I don't know why Ettanin's comment was downrated. Every point he made is true. I've never, ever had a connection issue with my wireless mouse. If I happen to leave it completely idle for 5 minutes it takes half a second to kick back in and that's it. Using 2 AA's (not a fan of rechargables) gives me roughly 3-4 weeks to play at medium resolution on my MX600. I get a pop-up warning at about 10% to change the battery that's visible even in WoW. At 10% that's still about 2 days of play where I'm being warned every 10 minutes or so. It's just plain not going to fail in the middle of play.There is also no speed difference that anyone could ever notice. The speed of light is still the speed of light. The only difference comes from the extra conversion from RF to the wire, which is less than 10 milliseconds. Anyone who thinks they can feel a difference is probably just playing with a wireless mouse set to a low resolution. @ Jofla: That guy was spewing BS about it being too much information. The wireless mouse I use has left/right buttons, wheel, wheel button, wheel left/right buttons, 3 top buttons, and 2 side buttons. The only reason they don't make the Naga wireless is because the price would be too high.
8-25-2009 @ 8:36PM
You have obviously never been in a dorm.When I was at collage, one semester... something happened, any my wireless mouse started acting 'possessed'. I was getting signals from someone else, and I had no idea where they came from. And it wasn't just slight movements, it was twitching all over the screen, and CLICKING ON THINGS. Once, it started up while I was writing something in Word, when it selected a paragraph while I was in the middle of typing, effectively deleting it. Of course, I was able to undo that, but I have been wired ever since.
8-26-2009 @ 10:32AM
AlmtyBob, 10% battery is 2 days play time for you? Wow, on my logitech G7 a 100% charged battery wasn't even enough for one day. I'm glad that I switched to a wired mouse, all that battery switching was such a pain and I don't even notice the cord at all.
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