- 5 Buttons 1 x Wheel
- USB Wired
- $29.99 –
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This review is from: Fellowes 98905 Silver/Blue 5 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB Wired Optical HD Precision Mouse
5-buttons is great for gaming, and gamers are not known for their extravagant fortunes: It is cheap. I like the way it feels and moves. I also like the way it clicks because the button-depression is short, so the cycle-time between each press-down and release is short, which is great for mad clicking. It's really a nice mouse, and for a 5-button mouse its cheap: the price-point is a serious bonus here.
After 6 months it began to issue double-clicks when I clicked only once, getting me killed in my games sometimes :) This problem was easily solved by banging the mouse a few times on my desk until it went away, as though something was loose or not soldered properly and just needed to be jolted into another place. After describing these symptoms, a friend said that I probably had a bad switch inside. Ok, so maybe you get what you pay for. After 9 months of ownership, I got worried that it will only handle so much more banging on the desk and I was tired of using this technique as a "fix", so I have decided to replace it. I'm sure a lot of them are bad, but I am hoping to get lucky. I'll probably buy another one while I see what I can do with this one in the warranty process.
Even with two mice (while one would be in some kind of RMA process), I'm still paying less combined than a lot of other 5 button mice. I've had other expensive mice (64$+) go out on me in the past, albeit their longevity was better (2-3 years). I don't think I'm that bad off, but of course I am biased, because I like the mouse itself.
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