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Title: laptop mouse
Post by: regiment on February 08, 2018, 02:47:33 pm
i have a lenovo lap top  thinking of buying a mouse but not sure what type   thanks for advice
Title: Re: laptop mouse
Post by: malcolmfrary on February 08, 2018, 03:22:25 pm
Any mouse with a USB plug on the end of the wire that you like.  I got a nice low profile one from the Pound Shop for
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1.00.

Title: Re: laptop mouse
Post by: Capt Podge on February 08, 2018, 03:24:18 pm
Got mine from Wilko recently - USB Mouse = 3. Mousemat = 1.

no problems so far :-)

Regards,

Ray.
Title: Re: laptop mouse
Post by: boatsdelboy2 on February 08, 2018, 03:32:02 pm
Hi there
            Any wireless mouse will do the job they come with their own plug in usb plug separate
Title: Re: laptop mouse
Post by: tigertiger on February 08, 2018, 04:21:57 pm
I definitely recommend getting a wireless mouse. I also use wireless keyboards. They work for both laptops and desktops.


One laptop has a lot of movies on it and is plugged into the TV. The wireless mouse and keyboard get used from the sofa.


Another laptop is on a stand on a desk, this lifts the screen up to a better height. I use a separate full size wired keyboard, but using a wireless mouse gives me more freedom when working. A wireless mouse is also useful in the workshop. You can have the laptop in a convenient place and the mouse where you are working.
Title: Re: laptop mouse
Post by: Brian60 on February 08, 2018, 06:10:29 pm
I wanted a new mouse to work with 3d drawing, I baulked at the price of 114 for a cheap one :(( :((
Title: Re: laptop mouse
Post by: Howard on February 08, 2018, 08:28:34 pm

Hello ,
 I also have the same as you a Lenovo, and use a Logitech wireless  mouse and key board tiny little chip fits in the usb port  no problems what so ever been using wireless for years  now no cups of tea knocked over for yrs I find Logitech  much better them  Microsoft
 Regards Howard
Title: Re: laptop mouse
Post by: barriew on February 08, 2018, 08:46:26 pm
Gordon


I've sent you a PM.


Barrie
Title: Re: laptop mouse
Post by: Peter Fitness on February 08, 2018, 09:28:40 pm
I use a Logitech wireless mouse in my laptop, they're reasonably priced (about A$20) and very reliable. Wireless is much better than wired in my view.


Peter.
Title: Re: laptop mouse
Post by: tigertiger on February 09, 2018, 03:56:44 am
I use Logitech mouses too. I have never had one fail and the price is good. Unlike other brands of cheap mouse that I have bought and had fail.
The other good things about the Logitech wireless mice that I have, is that they go to sleep if not moved. This means that the batteries last, even if the device is left on. Useful, as I always forget to switch off. The dongle is also tiny and does not get in the way.
Title: Re: laptop mouse
Post by: BrianB6 on February 09, 2018, 04:22:19 am
You could always look for one of these.
I believe about 7 pounds.
Title: Re: laptop mouse
Post by: tigertiger on February 09, 2018, 05:31:32 am
In an earlier post I mentioned using a laptop stand, to get a better working height if you are going to be using one a lot at a regular desk. For those who are not sure what I am going on about see pic.
Note the full size keyboard (wired) and wireless mouse. I have so many peripheral wires, that the mouse wire used to get caught up with them. Having a wireless mouse is much easier.
Title: Re: laptop mouse
Post by: grendel on February 09, 2018, 12:33:16 pm
I wanted a new mouse to work with 3d drawing, I baulked at the price of 114 for a cheap one :(( :((
rotate the views, then a standard 2d mouse works :-)
Title: Re: laptop mouse
Post by: RST on February 10, 2018, 03:58:36 am
Well I'm a desktop and laptop user for 25 years + and I generally still prefer wired peripherals.  The only folk I've had complain about wires everywhere, have wires strewn everywhere where they needn't LoL.  Had wireless mice for ages and they're not as reliable as wired.  Wireless keyboards I've found HOPELESS and I'd never touch another.  Just go to Maplin if you want something special -have a chuckle at their prices and buy anywhere else!  Having had dozens of mice before I'd say 8-14 gets a half decent one which will last.
Title: Re: laptop mouse
Post by: RST on February 10, 2018, 04:05:53 am
I wanted a new mouse to work with 3d drawing, I baulked at the price of 114 for a cheap one :(( :((

...am intrigued as every 3-D draftsman I've met still seems to have the same 10 (or cheaper!)  mouse?
Title: Re: laptop mouse
Post by: grendel on February 10, 2018, 05:55:20 am
...am intrigued as every 3-D draftsman I've met still seems to have the same 10 (or cheaper!)  mouse?
they all do but one where I work, and that is a DSE assessed mouse that works with the buttons on a vertical face and the hand turned as if shaking hands - that was only 79
https://www.posturite.co.uk/ergonomic-mice/vertical-mice/evoluent-verticalmouse-3-right.html
Title: Re: laptop mouse
Post by: Brian60 on February 10, 2018, 09:29:07 am
...am intrigued as every 3-D draftsman I've met still seems to have the same 10 (or cheaper!)  mouse?

https://www.icreatia.es/3d-connexion-spacemouse-wireless.html (https://www.icreatia.es/3d-connexion-spacemouse-wireless.html)


Believe it or not, it is very difficult to work in a 3 d environment with a 2d (standard) mouse. I'm not saying it isn't or can't be done, just that it slows workflow and getting your brain to interpret 2d moves of the mouse into the 3d vision you want takes a lot of imagination.

Title: Re: laptop mouse
Post by: tigertiger on February 10, 2018, 10:10:34 am
The ability to work in 3D, not just a rotating 2D image, is becoming more important. With the advent of VR the need for 3D images and image makers will increase. I think a large part of this will be due to productivity. It seems that VR is claiming the space that we once believed holograms would occupy in the market.
Title: Re: laptop mouse
Post by: grendel on February 10, 2018, 11:44:28 am
Autocad doesnt work properly in 3d, only allowing certain actions on the current coordinate plane, I also use microstation which does have fully functional 3d drawing, and as a draughtsman for over 30 years I have never yet found anything other than a standard mouse to be necessary. unless you are working in a 3d package that only works with a specialist mouse, I cant see the problem. for me a standard mouse and direct input of the coordinates is the quickest route, you do need to be able to visualise what you are trying to achieve.
I can see that a special mouse might be needed for the fuzzy logic 3d graphics / virtualization, but for accurate drawing you need to be using the coordinates.