Posted 07 November 2012 - 03:17 AM
Any tips for a good device? I am bit interested in some of these gamer-oriented mice that have settings where one can toggle resolution/sensitivity (dpi) and more buttons than an ordinary mouse.
Ergonomics are reasonably important + reliability. Configurability is a high priority. Wireless would be nice, but I have no big problem with a cable - the mouse would just be in one place anyways.
I am thinking abit about this one Logitech g600 or this one for a more conservative choice: Logitech performance mouse MX
Posted 07 November 2012 - 10:17 AM
Having said that, it's not great at fine detail work. If I have do significant amounts of digitizing or photo editing etc., I'll switch back over to my regular mouse (Logitech Performance MX). No big deal for me, but could be problematic for some folks. The Logitech mouse works fine, but as I said I have had recurring wrist issues and that mouse didn't help.
However! I would be interested if anybody has had any experience using a SpaceMouse...? That was another option I was looking at - I'm still tempted, but they are quite pricey. Seems like a pretty slick mouse... I'm curious if anybody has used one or heard first-hand accounts....?
Posted 07 November 2012 - 01:40 PM
At the mapping workshop I taught a few weeks ago, we had a demo of Google Liquid Galaxy. The student who was operating the demo had a mouse designed for 3D work, which I've always thought would be great for digitizing. (However, I haven't personally used one.) Here's one and here's one.
Posted 08 November 2012 - 03:25 AM
Also - I don't have any wrist problems (knock on wood!). I actually don't use the mouse that much for non gis/graphics work, I try to use the keyboard as much as possible.
Posted 09 November 2012 - 03:45 AM
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Posted 09 November 2012 - 05:06 PM
I switched to a wireless trackpad a little over a year ago and really enjoy it. I find it rewarding to use my finger as a pointing device as it seems like a more intuitive process and allows for a variety of gestured inputs.
Which trackpad did you select? Thumbs up, I take it....
Posted 11 November 2012 - 04:04 PM
The mouse of course did not come into the picture for another 20 years, as a compromise between ergonomics and economics. I used one for a few years but gradually became aware that it was putting a subtle but definite strain on my arm – not only my wrist but my shoulder. Recalling my early experience, I searched for trackball devices, and switched to them, long before they became at all common.
At various points, I have had occasion to make use of systems that had only a mouse, but have always felt the strain returning. At home I have used a Kensington "Expert Mouse" (which is actually a trackball) for years. I'm pretty sure I would have had serious problems by now with a mouse, but find that the trackball serves me well.
Posted 12 November 2012 - 05:25 AM
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