Ask DN: What mouse do you use?

over 7 years ago from

I used (and loved) the Logitech MX Revolution until it broke. I then tried an Apple Magic Mouse but found it too shallow and it made my hand hurt. I've been using the Logitech MX Performance for the past couple of years but it started acting strange, so I recently bought the Logitech MX Master, which seemed great… Until the scroll wheel stopped working properly after a couple of days (the click-to-click option no longer clicks as you scroll — well, you can feel slight clicks but it's almost like it's in free spin mode — it's now so loose that just moving the mouse will cause the scroll wheel to turn). I'm sending it back to Amazon, but I don't trust that a replacement wouldn't have the same issue (Logitech's support forums are filled with posts about the scroll wheel issue).

So… I'm in the market for a new mouse. Any suggestions? My alternative to the MX Master was going to be the Logitech G700s. Has anyone used this? I like lots of buttons.

I'd love them to start producing the MX Revolution again. ::sigh::


  • Joe Crupi, over 7 years ago

    I've been using this mouse for about 10 YEARS!

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    13 points
    • Andy MerskinAndy Merskin, over 7 years ago

      Long live the MX Revolution. I now use a Logitech G700 wireless gaming mouse (without the ugly decals they added later), and I think I like it better. They both feel very similar.

      1 point
    • Dirk HCM van BoxtelDirk HCM van Boxtel, over 7 years ago (edited over 7 years ago )

      Logitech mice are such high quality products. I've been using the MX series since 2002. MX500, 510, 518, and I only every swapped mice because years of using them day-in-day-out made them get dirty to the point where a casual clean wouldn't make 'm nice again.

      You could drop 'm, throw 'm, heck, I'm pretty sure you could've chopped a tree with 'm if you tried.

      .edit: also, they're no-nonsense devices. Left, right, scroll, forward/backward buttons, nothing else.

      .edit2: Currently on high quality but less durable G502. Wouldn't chop wood with it, but as I mentioned; it's still great quality. Ton of buttons I don't use. DPI control. Lotta fancy crap. (Not all of what I just mentioned was positive.)

      .edit3: piccy piccy:


      1 point
      • BAKA .kidBAKA .kid, over 7 years ago

        i have this at home as well, using a magic mouse at work, but you can remap all those buttons if you want. i haven't yet cos i don't do much work at home, but i know its possible!

        0 points
        • Dirk HCM van BoxtelDirk HCM van Boxtel, over 7 years ago

          Yup, I did too! But I guess you can't teach an old dog new tricks! ;)

          On a more useful note: the software that comes with this is sickeningly awesome. From adjusting light pulse speed (useless but fun) to the immensely good "surface recognition". What a difference with a mouse calibrated to its surface. Oh my god!

          0 points
  • Daniel GoldenDaniel Golden, over 7 years ago

    magic trackpad

    11 points
  • Alec LomasAlec Lomas, over 7 years ago (edited over 7 years ago )

    Magic Mouse. For fun and for profit

    (obviously this doesn't help your search)

    7 points
  • Ankit JoshiAnkit Joshi, over 7 years ago

    Still with MX Master, best ergo so far. Fortunately, no scroll problems...yet.

    Loved MX performance, dont think there's a big jump between the two. It had a nice scroll feel to it

    5 points
  • Cory BujnowiczCory Bujnowicz, over 7 years ago

    Razer DeathAdder Chroma for work and fun. http://www.razerzone.com/store/razer-deathadder-chroma

    Not a lot of buttons but it has a cable (never have to worry about batteries), it's light, and the colours are actually pretty fun. I think it's one of the better looking mice, especially compared to some of the outlandish gaming mice out there. I've had both of mine for 2+ years and they're still kicking it.

    4 points
    • diego fernandezdiego fernandez, over 7 years ago

      I have this one on both office and home setups.

      Razer's Synapse (mouse configuration software) is a joke, but I love the hardware.

      0 points
  • Pete G.B, over 7 years ago


    4 points
  • Jason MJason M, over 7 years ago

    Use a Wacom Intuos Pro Large at home, and at work. Ditched the mouse about 6 years ago. Can't go back!

    4 points
  • Gavin AnthonyGavin Anthony, over 7 years ago

    MX Master.

    I switched from the magic mouse and I can definitely say I will never switch back. Much more customizable and I'm able to do a lot more with a lot less effort.

    4 points
    • diego fernandezdiego fernandez, over 7 years ago

      I switched to this one for a bit (6 months or so)

      It's nice and offers excellent performance, but had to move to another (Razer DeathAdder) after I killed the left click (Starcraft player)

      0 points
  • Kristaps Elsins, over 7 years ago (edited over 7 years ago )

    I was a die hard magic mouse user until recently my palm started to hurt after long periods of intensive work. I was going to buy MX master but college suggested that i should try a proper wired gaming mouse. As they are comfortable, precise, and super light as they don't have internal battery.

    When compered i preferred https://steelseries.com/gaming-mice/rival-300 over MX

    I am satisfied with the purchase.

    4 points
  • Joe Windeknecht, over 7 years ago

    The Anker Vertical Ergonomic Mouse is my jam. It was awkward for a few days, but once I got used to it, it's been soooo nice on the wrists. Three alt buttons and a clickable scroll makes for easy shortcuts in apps too.

    Anker Vertical Ergonomic Mouse


    3 points
  • Krisztian PuskaKrisztian Puska, over 7 years ago

    Macbook trackpad for the last few years.

    3 points
  • Robin RaszkaRobin Raszka, over 7 years ago

    Magic Mouse 2

    2 points
  • Ben WarmuthBen Warmuth, over 7 years ago

    For work, I've got a Logitech M510 that I carry in my bag with me and plug into my machine at work. It was inexpensive but gets the job done nicely. I like this mouse a lot.

    For gaming I've got a Logitech G700S and a G600 (for MMOs). I almost considered using my G700S for work but wanted something smaller and more easily portable and the M510 hit that for me.

    2 points
    • Josh Sullivan, over 7 years ago

      I picked up an M510 for work use as well, and I have to say I absolutely love this thing. In fact, I loved it so much I bought another one for home use. I've got pretty big hands too and I think it works phenomally well considering it only cost around $25.

      0 points
  • Kyle Ferguson, over 7 years ago

    MX Master

    -Incredibly comfortable -can sync to 3 devices with bluetooth or use the usb dongle -Rechargeable battery. charges very quickly. Lasts for well over a week or two. -more customization/shortcuts possible than any other mouse i can think of (the thumb pad set to mission control shortcuts is awesome) -can track on literally anything

    2 points
  • Account deleted over 7 years ago

    I have the last 2 versions of the Logitech Anywhere MX mice. They are the slightly smaller versions designed for business travel compared to the larger ones. I like them because they are thicker, cupping my hand a bit better than an Apple Magic Mouse. They are also awesome to travel with if needed.

    I've have the big MX ones before, but they almost felt too big to me.


    2 points
  • Kemie GuaidaKemie Guaida, over 7 years ago

    Penclic Mouse . The only mouse that doesn't give me hand/arm/shoulder pain.

    2 points
  • Dave HawkinsDave Hawkins, over 7 years ago

    Microsoft Arc Touch Mouse

    My favourite as its portable and lightweight. MX mouse should come with its own briefcase, but v comfy to use.

    1 point
  • ポール ウェッブポール ウェッブ, over 7 years ago

    I used to use my Microsoft Arc Mouse, but the performance is absolutely terrible on OS X now. El Capitan changed some things because it used to work wonderfully. Now, I use the new Magic Trackpad and it's decent. I hate that it won't register when I want to click and drag items into a folder, or onto an email, &c.

    Absolutely frustrating when that happens.

    1 point
  • César MigueláñezCésar Migueláñez, over 7 years ago (edited over 7 years ago )

    Logitech G502 is the greatest mouse ever made.

    1 point
  • Andrew Gates, over 7 years ago

    You should call Logitech. Those things have a three year warranty. That's not supposed to happen and they'll fix it for you. Actually, they'll probably just send you a replacement.

    We had five MX Anywhere between us. One had this issue and Logitech replaced it. These have been around since 2010 and that's the only problem. A couple wore out.

    The MX Performance had an issue where the middle click didn't work. Happened with a bunch of them. I opened it up and put a tiny bead of hot glue which solved that issue. If anything, you might be able to fix yours. It might just need tightened.

    Sadly, there's really no better option then these mice. Now that everyone is making tiny hand hurting mice.

    I'm going from the MX Performance to the MX Master. The MX Performance honestly has some flaws that I hope the Master corrects. To be honest, I use a Microsoft Mouse 5000 most of the time. It's $30, perfect size and tracks perfectly. They discontinued it and I bought 5 and put them in the drawer because they don't last but a year before the rubber on the wheel gives out.

    I don't know why everyone sucks at making mice but Logitech is the best among them.

    0 points
  • Spencer HoltawaySpencer Holtaway, over 7 years ago

    Apple magic mouse

    0 points
  • Katharina H., over 7 years ago

    Interesting. My Logitech Master MX's free spin mode button died on me too. Only after a couple of days that's why I've sent it back to Amazon as well. Right now I'm using the Apple Magic Mouse for work but I'm still looking for a comfortable, light weight mouse. Thanks for all your suggestions.

    0 points
  • Paul @StammyPaul @Stammy, over 7 years ago

    Logitech G500 (the last gen). I have 3 of them! For home, travel and work.

    0 points
  • Stefan Göllner, over 7 years ago

    I am using the ZOWIE FK1 for over a year now. Good for everyday and gaming of course :) It has a build in driver and no acceleration. So it doesn't speed away when you move fast.

    Zowie FK1

    0 points
  • Marcus RelacionMarcus Relacion, over 7 years ago

    I use a Corsair M65 RGB, mainly for the on the fly DPI switching. Also because it looks pretty sweet.

    Corsair M65


    0 points
  • Abdulrahman JarallahAbdulrahman Jarallah, over 7 years ago

    I have Logitech performance MX at home and I use Razer DeathAdder at work. Im leaning more towards the DeathAdder. One of reasons is that it has better control panel for dpi etc. I have had it for two years and cant complain.

    0 points
  • Dan TildenDan Tilden, over 7 years ago

    The Microsoft Sculpt Comfort Bluetooth Mouse!

    Microsoft Sculpt Comfort Bluetooth Mouse

    No wire to get snagged on things, and no tiny USB dongle to lose. If you have BetterTouchTool on your Mac, you can even remap the blue touch area's gesture controls! Plus it's pretty cheap, so it's got that going.

    0 points
  • Cristian MoiseiCristian Moisei, over 7 years ago

    Magic Mouse for me. I tried the MX master and while I appreciate how comfortable and well built it feels, using a scroll wheel, tons of buttons and that awkward thumb press to do the things the magic mouse handles with gestures just feels like yesterday's technology.

    0 points
  • John KarlssonJohn Karlsson, over 7 years ago

    Magic Mouse at work, MX518 at home (6-7 yrs old now, any suggestion of good replacement?). Might switch to a wacom intous though

    0 points
  • Owen McFadzenOwen McFadzen, over 7 years ago

    Logitech MX Master and so far I love it. I had the magic mouse and was reluctant to switch. But I love using the side buttons to switch around between full-screen apps on my little beast (the Macbook 12 inch).

    0 points
  • Rasmus ErikssonRasmus Eriksson, over 7 years ago

    I'm in a bloody mouse hell. Left-handed people aren't even an afterthought in this industry, and it absolutely sucks.

    As such, I use an ambidextrous mouse by SteelSeries (Sensei RAW or something like that I believe). It's large enough to be comfortable and it's very precise. The long-term durability doesn't seem on par with others.

    0 points
    • Abdulrahman JarallahAbdulrahman Jarallah, over 7 years ago

      hmmm im left-handed but I use my right hand to use the mouse. For some reason, using the mouse with my left feels weird. I do agree though, there arent much options for left-handed mouse!

      1 point
      • Jake Lazaroff, over 7 years ago (edited over 7 years ago )

        I'm the same way. It's almost certainly because right-handed people put it there on every computer I used and I just got used to it.


        1 point
      • Rasmus ErikssonRasmus Eriksson, over 7 years ago

        I have tried to do that, too. It's not because I find it difficult to use my right hand, it just feels more natural to use the mouse with my left.

        Another side-effect is that the keyboard becomes considerably more awkward when playing games. :p

        0 points
  • Philip AmourPhilip Amour, over 7 years ago

    Apple Magic Mouse, couldn't be happier.

    0 points
  • David AlandíDavid Alandí, over 7 years ago

    wacom bamboo fun

    0 points
  • Dannie MadsenDannie Madsen, over 7 years ago

    Magic mouse for the intuitive gestures at work and MX Master for comfort use in private

    0 points
  • Marek LMarek L, over 7 years ago

    Steelseries Rival 100

    0 points
  • Sandro TavaresSandro Tavares, over 7 years ago

    At work, I use a Logitech MX1100. It used to be my personal mouse at home and I have it now for more than 6 years. The rubber on the scroll wheel is non existent though. And the sides are deteriorating ahah.

    At home I have a Logitech MX Master for about a year.

    Right now I just really can't deal with a computer without the free-scrolling mode that Logitech mice have.

    0 points
  • Andy MerskinAndy Merskin, over 7 years ago (edited over 7 years ago )

    I've had a Logitech G700 for a few years now and it's by far my favorite mouse I've ever owned. It feels really similar to the MX Revolution, so you'll feel right at home. For gaming and design, it works flawlessly. Not a single blip in the signal.

    It's highly customizable too. You can set it to poll less frequently to conserve battery. Even on the mid/high polling rates I get all-day battery life. And push comes to shove you can swap the single AA battery and throw the other in a charger.

    The cord that connects + charges isn't all that great. I find myself fighting with it a lot. But I barely ever use the mouse with it connected anyway, though if I don't have an extra battery handy, it's nice for those situations.

    If you're looking for a replacement for your MX, this is the mouse to get.

    0 points
  • barry saundersbarry saunders, over 7 years ago

    I use an ambidextrous gaming mouse - the razer taipan. It's super accurate, full but not big, and light enough to not feel tiring.


    I also use a wacom but mostly for detailed UI design, I never quite got used to using it when browsing the web etc.

    0 points
  • Clarence JohnsonClarence Johnson, over 7 years ago

    Magic mouse. Nothing special.

    0 points