Not directly about Sketchup, but sketchup makes you look at your mouse differently, what might be OK for daily use can be really aggravating in Sketchup (and makes the touch pad on your laptop useless).
Anyone have a cheap(ish?) one that you really like?
I have 4, and they all have their issues:
- Logitec M305- the oldest, a classic. Feels the best in hand. I think my center wheel button is wearing out because you have to hold it pretty hard. It tracks the worst. I often grab a book and use it as a “mouse pad” on the couch or bed, this one if there is any gloss to the book it does not track well. This is my second one but I don’t remember what happened to the first
- Microsoft Mobile Mouse 3500- This was a really nice mouse, not as good in hand as the Logitec but OK, and tracked beautifully on most surfaces. If I’m going to have a dongle I like how it’s stored in a spring loaded compartment in the bottom (nothing to open, just press a button and it pops out). My center wheel mouse click just quit working, if it didn’t I wouldn’t be asking the question. This is my third or fourth one, all died in some way, making them “expensive” and not durable.
- HP X4000b (bluetooth)- I really want to like this one, it’s fullsize, a lot of cleaver design features and I really like the lack of a dongle. It feels weird in hand and seems to annoy me. Doesn’t track well and seems to have connectivity issues.
- Gigabite m77008 (bluetooth)- Feature and function wise this one is the best or maybe tied with the MS 3500- tracks well on most surfaces, the lack of a dongle is nice, I love the dual CPI button. OTOH, it just refused to connect to my laptop for months (when the others were acting up I tried it one last time before throwing it out and it worked), It has random connectivity problems, it will just stop working at times for a few seconds and then start again (which would lead me to believe that my laptop has bluetooth connectivity problems but they are different then what the HP mouse does and I’ve never had issues with my bluetooth earbuds). The ergonomics suck- it’s wierd angular spaceship gaming mouse shape doesn’t work in a small mouse size. It’s bigger than the Logitec/MS (very close to the same size and shape), but feels smaller, you kind of end up working it with your fingertips, and it doesn’t help that I have big hands (I have about a 50/50 chance of fitting in a pair of 2XL gloves). Honestly I’d probably put up with the random connectivity drops if it didn’t annoy me so badly to hold.
Any recommendations? I’m surprised how many >$10 wireless mice there are on amazon now… I’m thinking there has to be something that won’t annoy me, will work well and last for fairly cheap out there.