Posted 24 September 2010 - 12:39 PM
I am looking for a reliable, trouble free , wireless mouse, that should last a few years. I presently have a Logitech MX 1100 laser, that worked fine for about a year. I can't remember when it first began to have problems, but it may have been when I clean installed windows 7 , in January of this year. Regardless , the last few weeks it's been jerky, or completely unresponsive quite a few times. The batteries have been changed. It is never more than three feet from the transmitter. I tried downloading the latest drivers, and downloading the latest Setpoint, checking for new windows 7 mouse updates, being sure I wasn't running two mouse programs (microsoft & Logitech)
I relocated the transmitter to a usb port on the front of the computer. That seemed to fix everything for a week. Then it stopped, and the computer locked up, because of "Mouse not detected". It wouldn't even open windows 7. I went to the Logitech wireless forum, and tried some of the suggestions made to other folks having the same problems with the same model. Got no relief. I never did like the Setpoint mess.It continually sent me e-mails. All I need are simple directions and driver updates when available. The forum seemed to be equally devided among people that love this model, and those that have problems.
I'm ready to try something else. I don't choose to spend 30-45 minutes a day screwing around with a mouse. I'm not a gamer, so I don't need lots of features. I use my right hand to scroll. I find I need but a few of the normal features of a wireless mouse, so I don't need the model that does everything. I see Logitech wireless now comes with a short transmitter, rather than the "flash drive " size that this one has. A good idea, if one must use usb on the front.
As mentioned at the beginning, I want something with reliability first. I don't mind changing batteries every few months. I hate the cord on corded mice. Would a Microsoft wireless, work better with windows 7 ?
I really don't want either company "monitoring my activity", as is found in the MS fine print, and seemed to be the case with Logitech. I'm not into things illegal, it's simply the principle of it.
First hand experiences, or models to definitely avoid would be appreciated. I have already used the ratings supplied by Newegg customers, and found no clear cut "winners".
4 gb memory mostly available.
AMD Athlon II x2 260 processor
32 bit windows 7 ultimate.