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Resolved Compare 2 Logitech corded mice

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    Looking for a new corded mouse. Bought a cheapo Amazon Basics corded mouse 3 years ago, and it's on the blink.

    All I want from a mouse is a scrollwheel, and right and left click buttons. Seriously, that's it. I don't do gaming. I just want something that will last. I don't throw these against the wall or anything--not sure why my mice don't last more than 3 years, unless I've been bottom feeding and I should buy something more expensive.

    I see here 2 logitech corded mice. I don't mind buying the expensive one if it will be more likely to last 5 years, but on the other hand, if it has gizmos that will break down before then, maybe I'd be better off with their cheapo version?

    $25 logitec: Amazon.com: Logitech Corded Mouse (M500): Electronics

    $8 logitech: Amazon.com: Logitech M100 USB Optical Wired Mouse 910-001601 (Black): Electronics

    If anyone else has had a corded mouse that they'd recommend for longevity, feel free to chime in. I really don't have any ergonomic issues or needs---once I use a mouse they all feel the same to me, with the possible exception of size (I once bought one that felt smaller than normal, and that didn't feel natural).

    Both of these have good reviews on amazon.
     
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    I use Logitech M100 USB optical mouse. Works great & is cheap so that I can chuck it out when it misbehaves.

    Don't go looking for longevity - at least in cheap mouse. If they last 3 years, they are great. Mine also last 3+ years.
     

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    Maybe that's the best approach--this $25 mouse will probably not last 3x as long as the $8 one. So just accept a 3 year life span and move on. And save my money by buying the 8 dollar one. Fair enough.
     
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    Yep. That would be the way to go unless you fancy something in the costlier one.
     
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    No, all I want is a scrollwheel, left and right click buttons, and something that will last as long as possible.
     
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    The $25 logitech is a five button mouse... If you've never used one before you won't go back to a three button version.
     
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    I have tried using a 5 button mouse (the 2 extra buttons are on the sides) but kept on clicking the extra buttons. Never liked it.
     
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    I'm okay with a wired keyboard because it does not move around. But I will never use a wired mouse again, if I have a choice. The cords get in the way, they get hung up behind the computer, they pull mice onto the floor, they move cursors around, and they restrict mouse placement to the length of the cable.

    I don't know who makes the mice and keyboards for Microsoft, but I really like them.

    That said, you really need to go try them for yourself. What feels great in my hand may feel awkward or even painful in yours.
     
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    I use the Logitech MXanywhere2 mouse and it works great.
     
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    Just for the sake of discussion, how long have you had it? I swore off wireless mice when an MS wireless mouse lasted a year; and a logitech wireless lasted only 3. I remember the corded mice before that lasting longer.... In fact, I'm not even sure I bought a separate mouse before my wireless mice....IIRC they came with teh computer, which sure lasted more than 3 years.

    It costs 80 on amazon (Amazon.com: Logitech MX Anywhere 2S Wireless Mouse with FLOW Cross-Computer Control and File Sharing for PC and Mac - 910-005132: Computers & Accessories).

     
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    I always use corded mouse. Batteries don't last more than 6 months & you end up spending more on them than on mouse itself.

    Microsoft/Logitech mouse last about 3 years. At least for all the mice that I had.
     
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    I use basic wireless mice on both my PC's with wired keyboards and on my laptops so have no current experience of corded mice. All the wireless mice are several years old, but I can't say how many with any degree of certainty.

    It does strike me though that the wear points are the same for each variety - button contacts and springs, so whether they be corded or wireless is irrelevant IMHO.
     
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    Mechanically all the mice are more or less same, so they have same point of failures. They are cheap enough to just purchase a new one when old one starts misbehaving.
     
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    The 3 AnywhereMouseMX from 2010 are still going strong. Bought a New desktop and laptop and use the 2 new MXAnywhere Mouse2 on them since 2015. A corded mouse doesn't necessarily mean longer life. It's technology. If a mouse is going to fail it's going to fail whether it is corded or wireless.
     
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    Appreciate all the input. I will order the $8 logitech and just aim for 3 years. If I get that I'll be happy enough.
     
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    I have a Logitech wireless mouse I bought with my notebook in 2010. Both notebook and mouse still work great.
    This is why I went with rechargeable batteries. Yeah, they cost more upfront, but rechargeables are a much better investment today then a few years ago - and definitely cheaper in the long run than typical alkaline disposable batteries.
     
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    In case there was any doubt, yes it was the mouse. I bought the 8 dollar logitech and it has been fine ever since.
     

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