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Mouse Recommendations For Heavy Click Usage Preferably not Logitech, but still open to it

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Posted 04 June 2017 - 11:28 PM

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I'm starting to look around for a new mouse for my computer, mainly because my current mouse has a slight flaw that I've fixed for the second time, but don't want to go about fixing it a third time again. This is the mouse I currently use, the Logitech Performance Mouse MX:

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I love the mouse, it fits well in my hand, it can use virtually any surface to track the cursor with, it's rechargeable with a mini USB wire attached to it.....BUT....after heavy use, it suffers from a double-click problem with the left button. So each time I want to click and drag a file from one folder to another, it sometimes double-clicks the to open up, or clicks something else and opens that file, etc. Basically, it's becoming less reliable to click and drag something.

The issue is from a copper spring that's embedded in a small black box under the left click button. The copper spring flattens after some time of clicking the left button and holding the left button to drag files. Fortunately, I was able to fix the spring on the two occasions where I had to open up the mouse, but it was a pain trying to use tweezers and steady hands to get the spring in place after it was taken out (quite a few times having the spring jump and land on the floor).

So....I'd like to know if anyone can recommend a mouse that doesn't suffer from the copper spring problem. My understanding is that Logitech has that same mechanism under many if not all of their mice products. I'd like to have a mouse that's about that size that can use any surface to track the cursor with, and hopefully not Logitech so I can avoid that issue again. That's unless such an issue will occur in the future again regardless of the mouse I purchase.
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Posted 05 June 2017 - 11:55 AM

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I don't have a mouse recommendation; I use a Logitech G9x myself. But I do have a software recommendation: Left Mouse Button Fix. If a double click is inhumanly fast, it'll ignore it. Not perfect, no substitute for reliable hardware, but at least in the mean time it might make your computer less irksome until you buy a new mouse.

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Posted 05 June 2017 - 07:15 PM

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I see, so it's normal for mice to have double-click issues after heavy use. Thanks for the link to that software, I'll look into it and try it out when my mouse has that problem again.

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The switches in mice are rated for 100k clicks at best (10k for really cheapo stuff). They will wear out eventually leading to double-click like symptoms. Only fix is replacing the switch, they don't cost almost anything and it takes some 10 minutes to do the replacement if you have some basic soldering experience.

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The Nixeus Revel mouse I have has Omron switches rated up to 20 million clicks.

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Most durable switches Omron makes are rated for 5m cycles, most are 10k...100k rated

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100K is a very low number.
People playing RTS, MOBA, RPG, tend to click at least once per second on average, definitely much more than 1000 times per hour. That means in 100 hours ( 10 days of playing full day) they'll exceed 100K clicks.

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I actually recommend you to use a "Microsoft Wheel Mouse Optical".
Seriously, I've had this mouse for over five years now and I haven't experienced any problems with it so far.

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I know, it only has 3 buttons, but I thought we were looking for durability.

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View PostCHRdutch, on 16 June 2017 - 03:49 AM, said:

I actually recommend you to use a "Microsoft Wheel Mouse Optical".
Seriously, I've had this mouse for over five years now and I haven't experienced any problems with it so far.

Spoiler

I know, it only has 3 buttons, but I thought we were looking for durability.


I second this, or any Microsoft mouse really, I have a wireless one that's part of a wireless keyboard + mouse combo and it's lasted at least 4 years and I'm a pretty heavy clicker myself (RTS, MMO and FPS player), generally you can't go wrong with Microsoft's mice, they are some of the most reliable.
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I use two A4Tech laser mice personally, the "gamer" ones with programmable buttons and onboard memory at home (I only really used it to make the extra button on it act as a rapidfire left click if held down), and a non-programmable "gamer" model at work.

They have one MAJOR problem. The scroll wheel sensor is a piece of shit that starts breaking down after a few years, sometimes you scroll up and it'll randomly insert a scroll down while doing so. It is extremely annoying, and it gets worse with time. The reason I have two of these mice is because I bought a new model when the first acted up after 2-3 years. When the later model started shitting itself too, I ordered a bunch of replacement sensors from aliexpress, and soldered them in. After that they worked as if new again; I could fix both of them this way, so I brought the older one to work. Really helps to have a mouse with same travel speed in both environments.

So if you can do some basic maintenance (soldering and cleaning), they will last an extremely long time and they are quite capable feature wise too. If you can't solder, the scrollwheel will crap up in a year or two.

I haven't had any other problem with them other than the paintjob chipping or wearing off. The buttons are all fine on them, despite the older one being bought in 2009.

Pretty damn good for $25 Chinese hardware.

edit: the one I use at home is a xl-750bh, the older non-programmable one is a xl-750f.
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