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    Hi,

    Any recommendation for a mobile wireless mouse?

    Criteria:

    Long battery life
    Small USB doogle
    Additional programmable buttons
    Able to do 4 -way scroll

    That's about it. With a budget of maximum $50.

    Thanks! My currnt Belkin Mini Mobile mouse has a very lousy battery life, thus losing connection intermittently.

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    Logitech has a few good models....really nothing much to say. Just pick what you like/need. V200 should meet all the criteria though there are cheaper ones.

    For a decent wireless mouse which meets your specs, your budget is too low. Set aside at least $70 odd unless you want a cheap taiwanese brand. And the cheapies are just basic 2 button + scroll wheel. Forget about "programmable buttons"

    Anyway if you need any further help, feel free as ask.

    But indulge me in this: I believe you are unaware of mouse pricing? Cos if you aren't then you'll know your budget is pretty silly for the features you're after unless you want 2nd hand. I'm sure you're aware that you're asking for top of the line features....add a laser sensor to the list and you'll have the best that's available - thats how exacting your requirements are.
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    Apple's Wireless Mighty Mouse Fits your exact requirements No dongle needed!

    http://www.apple.com.sg/mightymouse/

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    Quote Originally Posted by solarii
    Anyway for a decent wireless mouse, your budget is too low. Set aside at least $70 odd unless you want a cheap taiwanese brand. And the cheapies are just basic 2 button + scroll wheel. Forget about "programmable buttons"
    Yep, set aside a bide more and look into Logitech as recommended.I am using it privately as well as in the office, very reliable and 5 years warranty

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    I do know my budget.

    Cheap wireless mouse are priced from $15-$40 from taiwanese OEM brands.

    The reliable Microsoft Mobile Wireless 3000 is at $35 at SLS. (Small footprint & snap-in dongle, long battery life)

    The Microsoft Wireless 3000 is at $40 with programmable buttons, 4-way scrolling but it's base station is huge and the mouse has a large footprint.

    Laser technology is not necessary for me. The 4-way scrolling is very useful for PS. The Apple Wireless Mighty is out as I'm using an Acer for PS, though I would love to use it at home, I use it at work daily.

    I do know my choices well but just thought of posting a thread to see if I have missed out any.

    I guess it's either I increase my budget or get the Microsoft Mobile Wireless 3000 w/o the programmable buttons, I don't think that has 4-way scrolling too.

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    logitech V500 wireless. meets almost all your needs except the programmable button part.
    it stows the dongle internally when travelling and can fold down to give a smaller displacement.
    can ask willy foo about it cuz he's the one that tempted me to get it. lolx
    sigh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clown
    logitech V500 wireless. meets almost all your needs except the programmable button part.
    it stows the dongle internally when travelling and can fold down to give a smaller displacement.
    can ask willy foo about it cuz he's the one that tempted me to get it. lolx
    Pretty cool and neat!

    Prob one of the smallest dongle I have seen. I guess it's pretty expensive? How much?
    If not, the V200 fits my needs pretty well to!

    Hey!

    The V400 fits all my needs, say except for the price. Will take another look and it and decide.

    http://reviews.cnet.com/Logitech_V40...2.html?tag=nav
    Last edited by davsmiths; 28th July 2006 at 02:16 PM.

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    Oh.. yeah.. I swear by the Logitec V500... can use it with full sensitivity across a ballroom!
    Some people ask why need to use so far away... cos I do events and we need to control mouse on projector screen..

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    Quote Originally Posted by willyfoo
    Oh.. yeah.. I swear by the Logitec V500... can use it with full sensitivity across a ballroom!
    Some people ask why need to use so far away... cos I do events and we need to control mouse on projector screen..
    How much did you pay for it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by davsmiths
    How much did you pay for it?
    $129 thereabouts...

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    omg...
    haha!

    ok i might just settle for the microsoft wireless laser notebook mice at about $60+.

    Thanks!

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    Just fyi,

    I got the Creative FreePoint Travel Mini for $35.

    Small usb dongle
    Good battery life
    Long range (2.4ghz)
    rechargable by usb (however still operating on wireless protocol, meaning 2 usb port used)

    no 4-way
    no extra buttons

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    Quote Originally Posted by davsmiths
    I do know my budget.

    Cheap wireless mouse are priced from $15-$40 from taiwanese OEM brands.

    The reliable Microsoft Mobile Wireless 3000 is at $35 at SLS. (Small footprint & snap-in dongle, long battery life)

    The Microsoft Wireless 3000 is at $40 with programmable buttons, 4-way scrolling but it's base station is huge and the mouse has a large footprint.

    Laser technology is not necessary for me. The 4-way scrolling is very useful for PS. The Apple Wireless Mighty is out as I'm using an Acer for PS, though I would love to use it at home, I use it at work daily.

    I do know my choices well but just thought of posting a thread to see if I have missed out any.

    I guess it's either I increase my budget or get the Microsoft Mobile Wireless 3000 w/o the programmable buttons, I don't think that has 4-way scrolling too.
    Microsoft Wireless 3000 has no programmable buttons, and no 4-way scrolling. Maybe the scroll-wheel button is programable, but I am not sure. Default function of scroll wheel button is application switching.

    The Wireless 4000 has one extra button that is programmable. The default function is "magnify". The 4-way scroll has a better feel than the 4-way scroll on the bigger mice.
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    How about the Logitech V450. It's supposed to have a one year battery life, according to specs.

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    The best would be logitech V400.

    Best of all. Cool design, 2.4ghz, 2 extra mouse for "forward & back" functions, 4 way scrolling, small dongle, long wireless range and good battery life.

    but i guess it would be expensive.

    if not the v200 is a simple and good mouse.
    v500 is also recommended. v400 is the new one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davsmiths
    The best would be logitech V400.

    Best of all. Cool design, 2.4ghz, 2 extra mouse for "forward & back" functions, 4 way scrolling, small dongle, long wireless range and good battery life.

    but i guess it would be expensive.

    if not the v200 is a simple and good mouse.
    v500 is also recommended. v400 is the new one.
    I've got the V400 for my notebook. Was $69 or something when I bought it. It's tracking is MUCH, MUCH better than my old Microsoft wireless notebook mouse (which is optical). However, it isn't as good as my desktop Logitech MX1000 even though that only has 1 laser as opposed to the V400's dual lasers. Probably the power consumption needs to be less or something? Anyway, I highly recommend the v400 for mobile use.

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