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Perhaps you never been in the corproate/business IT world. Imagine an office with 50+ desktops.
Do you want to deal with:
- people complaining about mouse wireless signal issues (too many using same channel)
- mouse doesn't work (either bad batteries or they had their mouse swapped with someone else)
- changing batteries periodically and touching people nasty dirty germy mouse. sure some battery last a long time but when you have so many users it gets annoying.
- wired mouse are generally more reliable
- battery leaks if using AA/AAA batteries and stored a long time.
- its bad for the environment to keep changing batteries. sure you can use rechargable buts its a PITA now you gotta charge them and swap them out more often.
- get pissed off when a user complain their "mouse don't work" and then sit there on their phone on facebook until the issue is resolved.

No one uses wireless mouse/keyboard on my watch except me and my team. (unless they bring their own and we don't support it)
I swapped mine out at work on Day 1 and look at the poor saps with their IT "authorized" mice and keyboard. I bet the breakdown between wired v wireless these days is 10-90 for personal use and 30-70 for business use.
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Hey, I consider myself a gamer (First person shooters) and I'm perfectly happy using a wireless normal dpi, not low-latency mouse. It's gotta be all in your head. I've had wired mice (not dedicated to gaming) and notice no difference at all to wireless.

And as far as batteries, mine last longer than 9 months with 8 hour usage every day. C'mon, if you can't be bothered swapping out batteries nearly once a year, can't help you man.
you're asking for a lot of thumbs down with your statement. i agree to a certain extent that some wireless mice can be passable for casual gaming. but if you play fast paced fps games competitively, you'll start to notice. i definitely did when i played cs:go.

i'd say until you've tried several different types of mice and played different types of games competitively, i'm not sure if you have the credibility to make such assertions.

and no it's not just in anyone's head that wired mice make a difference. the whole gaming mice industry is not built on make-belief.

also, your whole statement, including batteries, it's all personal experience and preference. we're not asking for your "help" in telling us that wireless mice is the way to go.
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What kind of mouse are you using that does that with the back buttons? I have been using Logitech m510 for years, and I just tried to slam my hand multiple times into the back button and all it does is move the mouse. The back button has to be forcibly pressed while holding the mouse, accidental presses aren't possible with the firmness of the side buttons. Sounds like maybe the mice you are using have really sensitive side buttons.
whoosh (it was a joke)

reminds me of drax: "nothing goes over my head! my reflexes are too fast, I would catch it."
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Aren't these free at work?
i know, i'm surprised there isn't a larger underground market of stolen work mice
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Let me also add that I like NOT having forward/ back buttons on the side of the mouse. I frequently hit one by accident when transitioning from the keyboard back to the mouse.

Imagine you're on a forum and typing out a huge reply. When you're done, you reach for the mouse so you can click the submit button and th
Well played my friend
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you're asking for a lot of thumbs down with your statement. i agree to a certain extent that some wireless mice can be passable for casual gaming. but if you play fast paced fps games competitively, you'll start to notice. i definitely did when i played cs:go.

i'd say until you've tried several different types of mice and played different types of games competitively, i'm not sure if you have the credibility to make such assertions.

and no it's not just in anyone's head that wired mice make a difference. the whole gaming mice industry is not built on make-belief.

also, your whole statement, including batteries, it's all personal experience and preference. we're not asking for your "help" in telling us that wireless mice is the way to go.

I'm genuinely trying to understand why there are holdouts to, what appears to me, to be superior technology. Especially since price is no longer a factor. It's a legit question. For me, the speed you may (or may not) gain from a wired mouse is offset by the drag of the wire on the movement. I've used a wireless mouse recently in Excel and I know I've moved the mouse tens of times just to get the stupid wire to lengthen out or to shift it out of the way. Imagine playing a game like that where you're more aware of the wire than you are of the game. Hey, but maybe that's me.

Reminds me of all these die-hard drivers who still prefer stick shifts despite the superiority (both in fuel and speed of shift) of automatic and DCT transmissions these days. Smells of elitism.
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you're asking for a lot of thumbs down with your statement. i agree to a certain extent that some wireless mice can be passable for casual gaming. but if you play fast paced fps games competitively, you'll start to notice. i definitely did when i played cs:go.

i'd say until you've tried several different types of mice and played different types of games competitively, i'm not sure if you have the credibility to make such assertions.

and no it's not just in anyone's head that wired mice make a difference. the whole gaming mice industry is not built on make-belief.

also, your whole statement, including batteries, it's all personal experience and preference. we're not asking for your "help" in telling us that wireless mice is the way to go.
You know that a lot of top csgo (not to mention other fps like ow) pros now use wireless mice right ? Literally one of the 5 best players in 2019 uses a wireless mouse (#4):
https://liquipedia.net/counterstr...20_Players
https://prosettings.net/counterst...lectronic/

Also, since you bring up credibility did you even play csgo "competitively"? What's your ESEA/FACEIT rank? What's the highest division you've played in a team (not just matchmaking rank)? Doesn't sound like you have much credibility either bud, given that you don't even know what the pro scene is doing. Perhaps you should look into what the gaming mice industry is developing more.

I've been waiting for someone to convince me that quality wireless mice are actually noticeably worse in performance than wired, but so far all evidence I've seen suggests that isn't the case. We're in 2019, technology has improved a lot folks.

Going back to the actual deal at hand, this is a cheap price for a very basic mouse. I think everyone can agree you're not finding a wireless mouse that's as good at this price point.
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Who still uses wired mice in this day and age?
people who know what the best optimal way is. looks like your in the group who always are content with being in 2nd place
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whoosh (it was a joke)

reminds me of drax: "nothing goes over my head! my reflexes are too fast, I would catch it."
you weren't even the person I was asking and in their thread there is literally zero indication it was a joke...

Edit: what the joke is that his sentence stops at the end not completing his post because he "accidentally" hit the back button? But it doesn't line up with his joke premise that his whole thread would be deleted; he would not have it partially be there. whoosh on joke execution.
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Need a mouse soon. Thanks op
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I'm genuinely trying to understand why there are holdouts to, what appears to me, to be superior technology. Especially since price is no longer a factor. It's a legit question. For me, the speed you may (or may not) gain from a wired mouse is offset by the drag of the wire on the movement. I've used a wireless mouse recently in Excel and I know I've moved the mouse tens of times just to get the stupid wire to lengthen out or to shift it out of the way. Imagine playing a game like that where you're more aware of the wire than you are of the game. Hey, but maybe that's me.

Reminds me of all these die-hard drivers who still prefer stick shifts despite the superiority (both in fuel and speed of shift) of automatic and DCT transmissions these days. Smells of elitism.
The wire on my mouse (home and work) just never bothered me. There's enough wires on my desk that on less isn't going to make a difference.

I drove stick shift from 2003-2012 and loved it. Automatic (and other) transmissions are better in many ways, but a full manual transmission still does give you more control.

Don't assume that just because others make different decisions than you, that they're elitist.
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Who still uses wired mice in this day and age?
People using a bluetooth headphone setup that takes up most of the bluetooth bandwidth and renders a wireless mouse worthless.

Also, as others said, avoiding latency in general is nice. I'd be all over a mouse that was Apple's Magic Mouse but wired
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You know that a lot of top csgo (not to mention other fps like ow) pros now use wireless mice right ? Literally one of the 5 best players in 2019 uses a wireless mouse (#4):
https://liquipedia.net/counterstr...20_Players
https://prosettings.net/counterst...lectronic/

Also, since you bring up credibility did you even play csgo "competitively"? What's your ESEA/FACEIT rank? What's the highest division you've played in a team (not just matchmaking rank)? Doesn't sound like you have much credibility either bud, given that you don't even know what the pro scene is doing. Perhaps you should look into what the gaming mice industry is developing more.

I've been waiting for someone to convince me that quality wireless mice are actually noticeably worse in performance than wired, but so far all evidence I've seen suggests that isn't the case. We're in 2019, technology has improved a lot folks.

Going back to the actual deal at hand, this is a cheap price for a very basic mouse. I think everyone can agree you're not finding a wireless mouse that's as good at this price point.
You remind me of a kid I knew in high school who had to bring up his mile-run time to challenge others and feel good about himself. All I said was I could notice a difference when playing cs:go. Not sure how you got so worked up that you felt compelled to create an account to challenge me on a minor detail.

I am aware of the wireless gaming mice tech, I have one myself (albeit a lower-end one, Logitech G602). I also owned several Razer Deathadders, Logitech G502, Logitech MX Master, Microsoft Intellimouse, and a few others I can't remember. The technology is there, but the price difference is all too real, as well. Not to mention that these high end wireless gaming mice have limited battery life, nor the fact that many pros (especially playing for money) use sponsored equipment. And one out of five is 20%, hardly the majority.

Again, considering the price (and practicality to some extent), I would still have to recommend wired mice for gaming. But if money is no object, why are you even on Slickdeals anyway.
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I can't stand wireless mice. The battery will die and you will not be expecting it.

Plus the latency thing.

And having one more thang causing cancer with radidio waves. /s

And hackers can git your stuffs more easily the more wireless devices you have. /s

Actually the last one is /s for serious. Probably not. But maybe. Never know with them Cylons.
So say we all!
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You know that a lot of top csgo (not to mention other fps like ow) pros now use wireless mice right ? Literally one of the 5 best players in 2019 uses a wireless mouse (#4):
https://liquipedia.net/counterstr...20_Players
https://prosettings.net/counterst...lectronic/

Also, since you bring up credibility did you even play csgo "competitively"? What's your ESEA/FACEIT rank? What's the highest division you've played in a team (not just matchmaking rank)? Doesn't sound like you have much credibility either bud, given that you don't even know what the pro scene is doing. Perhaps you should look into what the gaming mice industry is developing more.

I've been waiting for someone to convince me that quality wireless mice are actually noticeably worse in performance than wired, but so far all evidence I've seen suggests that isn't the case. We're in 2019, technology has improved a lot folks.

Going back to the actual deal at hand, this is a cheap price for a very basic mouse. I think everyone can agree you're not finding a wireless mouse that's as good at this price point.
Are you a pro gamer? Do you use wifi or a hardwired connection? With all the improvements to routers and wifi these days, I just can't fathom folks using ethernet cables in 2019, but I just had to ask anyway.
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