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Which is Better: A Microsoft or Logitech Mouse?

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I’ve been very happy with my Apple’s Mighty Mouse for awhile now. Before this, I had been happy with Microsoft’s line for years. When I began having trouble with the wireless mouse that came with my HP TouchSmart, I went shopping. I picked up the new Microsoft Arc Mouse. I really like this thing.

The mouse folds down to 60% of its normal size using the strong metal hinge. Folding the mouse closed automatically turns it off. It has customizable buttons, so you can enjoy your music or access your documents with just one click. There’s also a snap-in receiver… plug it into a USB port on your machine to use the mouse, and snap it back into the mouse to preserve battery life when you’re finished.

I know you’re probably thinking that the Arc just looks funny. Who would have thought that the mouse having an arch the way it does would be comfortable? It truly is, though. It forces your hand to arc naturally, and it just seems to fit. I was wary about this, to be sure. But it really just works. My pinky and ring-finger seem to just settle comfortably to the side, and it makes for a good experience.

The Arc works really well precision-wise. I never used to use the side buttons on a Microsoft mouse, because they always felt they got in my way. This one is designed a bit better with the way they integrated their side buttons.

If I have one drawback, it’s that the mouse is almost too curved. It feels good, but I think if I had to use it all the time, it may just drive me nuts. It won’t be my primary mouse though. My hand is either too small, or the Arc just arches too much compared to my usual Mighty Mouse.

There’s no way I could ever go back to a corded mouse. Cords are so yesterday – they’re just blah! Wireless USB is coming, seriously! It’s not quite there yet, but it will be.

The Microsoft Arc seems to be a good mouse, and will work well for what I need it to. It looks cool, and works well. I know a lot of people like Logitech mice, but I tend to avoid them. I don’t like their software, it just sucks. Microsoft’s software is ok with their hardware. But Logitech software with Logitech hardware is just… yeah. We’ll save that for another day.

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Mighty Mouse Boogers

Okay, I didn’t write this – live chatterr “AbblePC” did:

Have you ever enjoyed rolling a boogie between your fingers and that nice calm feeling you get while maintaining a circular motion, meanwhile gaining new skills at air drying and full motion control at the same time. Eventually you may have also got it to be tricky enough to move to another two fingers without dropping it.. well if you did, you know you would never find it in the carpet.

Where am I going with this you might ask? Well the new Mighty Mouse from Apple is just like, well very close, to that circus act you perform with your fingertip. Only this time its with the new scroll wheel they include within the mouse design that looks a bit like a deodorant roll on ball only this one is very small.. sort of like a boogie only nicer.. Much nicer and easy to control as it stays in one place as you move it about with your finger tip. It can be used to scroll up as well as down and sideways, whichever your computer app requires.. Its ability is much like a boogie though and can roll about in all directions to what ever suits your needs at the moment.

Only this one can also call you by your name if you wish.. The Bluetooth enabled mouse can be paired to your pc and given a name. When you connect via first turning it on, perhaps after un bagging your laptop in the conference room.. It immediately starts to call out your name like Jeff’s Mouse!… you simply choose it and your connected.. or you can make it automatic if you wish. Now what Booger can do all that

Now that’s a mouse I could work with and I wouldn’t have to worry about losing it in the carpet either. It fits nicely in the palm of my hand and makes a nice compact statement with the ever-popular Apple design. Pretty yet functional, while making even a designer want to use it as a centerpiece.

What boogie power does it have you may also ask.. Lots with its dual AA battery compartment and laser optics and of course Bluetooth that can be switched off with a flick of a laser cover on the under side of the mouse.. so you can nicely tuck it away for later use or in your pocket.. last time I tried that with, well a boogie.. it dried up and wasn’t so nice later. The mighty mouse with its pearl white covering will maintain a nice look and feel as long as you use it daily with an occasional wipe of a damp cloth.

Makes you kinda wonder, don’t it?