There are many kinds of mouse available in the market depending price and their function. So what should you look at while buying a mouse? Here is some information that might help you to find the best one that you are looking for.
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1. Wired or Wireless?
There are two main types – wired or wireless and the decision is down to your personal preference.
Battery: You don’t have to worry about recharging the battery as it’s very annoying when the battery runs out while you are doing something important. A wired mouse has a longer life and more reliable. From a cost point, they are cheaper, while a wireless mouse is a new technology and you don’t have messy and annoying cables around the desk. From the user experience, 70% people prefer a wired mouse.
2. Optical or Laser?
An optical mouse uses infrared vs. laser mouse which uses invisible light to track the movement of the pattern. For an optical mouse, it requires a pad to work well where as laser mouse can function well on the surface even with less texture and without mouse pad but the price of a laser mouse is more than an optical mouse.
3. Is it the right fit?
A well-designed mouse should comfortably fit the user’s hand. To reduce wrist extension, one should choose that’s on the flatter side. Most of the mouse are tagged as full sized, but there are travel alternatives which are sometimes referred as travel mice. They are ideal for packing away in your laptop bag when you are traveling.
4. What kind of job your mouse will be doing?
Basic Users: Any mouse with reasonable price, durability in style and color that you like, but choose the one that has a suitable size and fit well.
Advanced Users: Mouse with many buttons with increased functionality ranging from recording macros to controlling web browser. It saves you lot of time.
Gamers: Gaming mice can be significantly accurate with DPI up to 10000. Higher DPI means more sensitivity and buttons will be more sensitive than a standard mouse.
Internet Users: A mouse with scroll wheel button is a must.
5. Trackball – Those with arthritis or carpal tunnel syndrome, a trackball mouse is suitable.
With all features, buying mouse could be a daunting experience, but with all these variations, one can tailor their particular need to their computing style. Make sure the size and shape are comfortable and which mouse to buy also depends on what will you use it for. Hope this article will help to make a decision and go for it!!