logitech 4-way scroll

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  1. jihoon

    jihoon Notebook Evangelist

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    I'm looking at the v200 in particular.

    I use the scroll button for just about everything. Perhaps even more than my left/right click buttons. I heard once that the 4-way scroll option makes the button a little harder to click. If this is true, I'd rather just pay a little more for the v270 w/o the four way. I love the soft rubbery scroll buttons on both the kensington and radio shack mice in our house, but none of them are wireless, and they're all mini-notebook sized...
     
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    Reize Notebook Virtuoso

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    It can, but you can simply disable it if it bothers you. Logitech's SetPoint software allows that on my v450, I don't know if the v200 does though, I didn't think the v200 had 4 way scroll in the first place..
     
  3. jihoon

    jihoon Notebook Evangelist

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    yeah. I would really like to buy the vx revolution if it wern't for the stupid features that just make it more invconvenient and drive up the price.

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    "... is perfect if only the middle button wasn't so stiff..."
    was exactly what I was worried about.

    I'm very finicky about stiff scroll buttons on mouses.

    My school has some nice black logitech optical mouses, which are only like $12. If they only came cordless, I would definately buy them.

    I'm still using a ball-bearing type dell mouse on my desktop pc(which is comfortable, but a bit too clickity and cheap-plastic feeling, and non-wireless). I'm recieving my sony sz premium the day after tomorrow, and I really need to find myself a mouse.


    and I disagree with what you said about it having to be "SMALL". Targus and kensington both offer really nice mini-sized notebook mice. The MoGo mouse is a credit card sized bluetooth mouse that you can actually store and charge INSIDE your notebook. (stable and functional)
    http://www.newtonperipherals.com/
    well, I thought it was a pretty cool alternative to a touchpad. (i'd buy it if I was filthy rich) =P

    I think the v450 hit a nice sweetspot between the ultra-mini and the desktop sized mice. I wish they offered that a little cheaper, without the 4 way scroll, and with the charcoal color available in the US.
     
  4. jihoon

    jihoon Notebook Evangelist

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    haha. sorry. but 3-4x the size of firefox?! are they crazy?!!
    but SetPoint isn't necessary, right? I thought it was just to set functions for the left/right scroll.
    I can deal with the regular middle click, but I also use the 'mouse gesture' plugin for firefox, which i have become EXTREMELY reliant upon.
    so like left-right click, for forward, right-left, for back. middle-left/right to browse between tabs. Maybe I can live without using the middle click rocker. yea.. it might seem i've become extremely lazy.. but it's very handy. Whenever I use a different computer, its really frustrating now, that the mouse gestures doesn't work.
     
  5. RifterAD

    RifterAD Notebook Consultant

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    I think Logitech is trying to make sure they have a mouse for everyone! lol seems nuts to me also, but people do differ on their likes and dislikes. Take me and you for example...I have to VX revolution and I can't believe I lived without that hyperscrolling feature.

    It's actually NOT why I bought it, but now I can't use another mouse without thinking "eeww"! lol It does make it extremely easier (and a hell of a lot funner) to fly through a 300 to 500 page TO. :D But I mainly wanted it for the wireless with storable USB dongle, the laser, and the forward and back buttons. But that's just my pereferance that cost me a pretty penny. ;)
     
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    RifterAD Notebook Consultant

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    Well, for me, The optical doesn't work as well when I'm using certain surfaces...and I use all kinds of surfaces (especially when I deploy). Anything from a glass coffee table, to a carpet, to a uber dirty table, or even my own leg or bed spread.

    I just was getting more frusterated with my gf's optical mouse...so I decided to try the laser and I'm glad I did. But that's just my preferences and lifestyle. :)

    But if you are always using a decently smooth and flat surface, then optical is more than enough for most people. I'd say hardcore gamers are the only ones that should go with a laser even with a good surface...but that's because they can adjust the DPI to fine tune their gaming styles (which sounds pretty nifty in itself...something I can't do that with my VX). :p
     
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    i have a v200 and i love it
    i dont think that the middle button is too stiff at all, and i love the 4-way scrolling feature
    only downside is that the usb thing sticks like half way out the bottom when its being "stored" away...wish there was a slot for it too
     
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