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Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Tim S, 22 Sep 2007.

  1. Tim S

    Tim S OG

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  2. DougEdey

    DougEdey I pwn all your storage

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    shouldn't that be "all that it doesn't do is bounce"?

    And why have 1GB of memory in a mouse? I have an SD card reader in mine, much much more useful
     
  3. Javerh

    Javerh Topiary Golem

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    Microsoft did joysticks too. I had a Microsft Sidewinder 3d Pro once.
     
  4. Jordan Wise

    Jordan Wise Baby called to see the boss...

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    one thing i've learnt about technology these days is that anything with the word GIGABYTES is GOOD :D

    you should start rating products with gigabytes, more people will understand!
    eg: i'd give the G5 9 out of 10 gigabytes! The outside world and my luddite father can connect with things like that!
     
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    <A88> Trust the Computer

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    I really wouldn't mind a Memory 8000 actually. I've got a corded MS notebook job at the moment and although it's great quality and VFM, it struggles with white surfaces. A cordless laser mouse with the added convenience of a recharging cable would be ideal, and the receiver doubling up as a memory drive would negate the need to purchase a separate one. Just a shame it's gonna cost £75.

    Edit:My mistake, actually £50- not too bad in that case, although I wish it had the underside buttons for Powerpoint presentations. Then it would be a definite purchase.

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  6. Cupboard

    Cupboard I'm not a modder.

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    I think the coolest thing about the wireless desktop id the touch sensitive d pad on one side. It can be used like a d pad or like a touchpad, and with the 2 mouse buttons on the other side its perfect for using at range.

    Microsoft do make a presentation mouse, I just can't remember what it is called
     
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    <A88> Trust the Computer

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    I know, hence why I wish they'd included those features on this one :thumb:.

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  8. naokaji

    naokaji whatever

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    a mouse with macro recording? lol... i can allready see it comming... you got a micosoft mouse? sorry.. its possible to cheat with it... your banned from (enter mmorpg of your choice)....
     
  9. <A88>

    <A88> Trust the Computer

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    Doesn't the G15 have macro buttons as well? It's probably much more of a risk to cheating as well seeing as MMORPG and Strategy games generally rely more upon keys than mouse buttons.

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  10. Kipman725

    Kipman725 When did I get a custom title!?!

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    macros are easy enough to do with any computer and a basic knolwage of a programing language.
     
  11. The_Beast

    The_Beast I like wood ಠ_ಠ

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    I wonder how much there first mouse is worth today???
     
  12. Tulatin

    Tulatin The Froggy Poster

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    "Maybe it's because my wrists have gone weak thanks to using laser mice (and having a girlfriend), but I found it remarkably heavy even by the standards of yesteryear."

    Smooth.

    Oh, and people HAVE been banned for macrocasting with the G15 in WoW.
     
  13. jezmck

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    Not wanting to be an old grumbler, but was this even proof-read?
     
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    andyl33t New Member

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    Mouse looks pretty good, but will wait and see test results.
     
  15. cpemma

    cpemma Ecky thump

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    "there first mouse is..."; "i can allready see it comming ... your banned from..."; "a basic knolwage of a programing language..."

    It's catering to all the readers.

    All the correct words are catering to you and me. ;)
     
  16. Woodstock

    Woodstock So Say We All

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    or a basic point and click with the right software
     
  17. Cobalt

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    I've heard quite a bit about how great it is that they've put the side buttons on the sidewinder (I'm not sure why that particular point is being pushed so much). Personally I don't see the point of this. With my MX518 I don't have to move my thumb, I just use the tip for the far button and the base for the near one, what's the problem? The other unfortuante thing about that mouse it that it looks ugly. I know that it shouldn't be a major problem but the angles seem unnecessary and ruins the lines of it.
     
  18. Kurayamino

    Kurayamino As long as the Raven flies

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    OMFG LMFAO What the hell are MS thinking with that hunk of crap gaming mouse. It looks awful and lets face it they've copied Logitech with the weight cartridge system. The Logitech G5 is perfect for my hand and the thumb button is a nice bonus and of course being able to change the sensitivity as and when is cool as well! But thanks for the laugh MS!
     
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    Hugo Ex-TrustedReviews Staff

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    Oddly, the buttons on the "first ever mouse" were surprisingly nice to press...
     
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