Engicoder wrote:How about these
micrex22 wrote:Ah yes, the 'soap bar' mice. There are many iterations:
(full cream, grey bottom, grey buttons, black)
In my deep travels (heh) I was trying to find a specific one. So far, the best ones are the ones with the dark grey bottoms, they have the clickiest buttons. Yeah... they all feel different and have different manufacturers. The logitech-made ones have the mushiest buttons. The reason being is that they spanned over a decade (different molds, different guts, different colours etc etc etc).
EDIT: Unicomp used to sell NOS logitech made 'grey button' soap mice before they sold out.
Mr.Nobody wrote:Interesting I didn't know there are so many variants.
Mr.Nobody wrote:So which one came earlier, the beatiful soap bar or the ugly freak?
Mr.Nobody wrote:I found another model made in Ireland
andrewjoy wrote:That looks like an acorn mouse i had , if you know RISCOS you know it uses a 3 button mouse as standard.
Mr.Nobody wrote:And a wireless one with a huge receiver.
One frustrating thing is that the DPI doesn't actually account for the cursor speed, it's set in the chip's firmware / because low speed was more desirable on lower resolutions, early 400 & 800 DPI mice moved slower. But when high resolutions became more of a 'thing', all of the sudden, the same 800 DPI mice moved faster. Well how convenient!
Therefore, it IS possible to increase the speed and get a 400 DPI ball mouse tracking just fine on 4K. But it all depends on the controller chip, how easy the firmware is to mod, whether NOS chips exist (if they're cypress they're 'burn once only').
Mr.Nobody wrote:Logitech is located in Taiwan, I don't know whether they had any plants in Ireland back then.
randomist wrote:but are there any modern mice with optical tracking and maybe better ergonomics than these frankly awful ball options that have this aesthetic?
randomist wrote:I just remember sitting down and having to clean the bloody things out pretty much constantly to make them work, and when they did work they were uncomfortable and vague.
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