Keyboard and mouse
It seems to have gotten a little slow in this forum lately, so trying to start a little conversation. I was having problems with my mouse buttons double clicking on its own, and I knew if I asked about a replacement that I'd probably be told to dig through the box of mice in the storage room, so I decided to treat myself to a new office mouse. Of course you can't use an old keyboard with a new mouse, so I splurged and got a new keyboard also.
I decided on the Logitech MX Ergo Plus for a mouse, and a Logitech K780 for a keyboard. I've only had them for a couple of days, but I am absolutely loving both of these so far. The mouse is an ergonomic trackball. I hadn't used one in a while but now I'm wondering why I drifted away from them. I didn't realize they weren't really a thing any more, as the office young 'uns didn't even know what I was talking about when I mentioned a trackball. Some reviewers had complained about too many buttons, but I almost wish I had more buttons. I've already mapped a few things to the available buttons and run out of room for anything more. It made me remember the days of having a 16 button puck with assigned commands. I didn't realize that I might ever miss that!
The keyboard feels very nice. I wish it had a little more tilt to it, but other than that I am impressed. The keys have a very nice feel, and I'm digging the round keys instead of square keys. Both peripherals are wireless and multi-device. The mouse can pair with two devices, and the keyboard with three. I paired the keyboard with my phone, and this keyboard has a little slot to hold your phone and/or tablet, so I can set my phone there and swap back and forth between the two devices easily. Since they both use the same USB receiver, I have an extra one that I'm sure I will secretly plug in to someone else's computer so I can cause a little mischief!
I recently ditched a wireless mouse and keyboard because the mouse was too uneven on the screen. The cursor would hang while trying to slide it over, then suddenly start moving.
That Logitech unit looks pretty slick. I've never used a trackball, and wonder if it would be better with my dual screen setup. Only problem, it looks like they only make a right-hand version. I'm right-handed, but I trained myself to use the mouse with the left, so my right would be free to scribble notes or type on the number pad.
I've been using wireless Logitech mice for years but recently I had to replace the wired keyboard that came with this computer, so I got a Logitech wireless keyboard mouse combination on one USB. As far as mice go I would sooner have a digitizer board with a 16 button puck. With that I could really fly, but then maybe my brain was faster.
I never cared for a trackball but worked in an office for a few years where that was all they had. They had an older family member come in on the weekends and do office cleanup. She liked to make the desks shine and used a spray wax from time to time. Engineers and draftsman would be smiling on those Monday mornings when everybody had to take their trackballs apart and and clean the wax off the ball before they could get any work done. She was too kind a lady for anyone to ever mention it to her.
Paul in PA
I have an extra one that I'm sure I will secretly plug in to someone else's computer so I can cause a little mischief!
I kept a coworker tied up for months. I didn't do it every day. (I was using the old mouse and keyboard) Usually about once a week when he was stressed. The last time I did it, he jumped up and told the entire office that his computer was possessed and left for the day.
I use a Logitech MX Master 2S wireless mouse and a wired Logitech Illuminated Keyboard. I really like them both. The keyboard looks cool with the illumination and the keys are short with very short strokes which I feel like speeds up my typing. The key strokes are also very quiet. The mouse is physically bigger than most which makes it fit my hand better and it has an intuitive scroll wheel meaning if you scroll slow you get the stepper clicks but if you spin it fast it frees up and spins like on bearings. I can scroll to the bottom of a 10 page document in a second. Lots of the newer mice have the free wheel option but it's either one or the other and you have to hit a button to change it back and forth. I like the way it's intuitive and I don't have to manually switch because I like the stepper clicks when zooming in CAD but the free wheel option when scrolling PDF's or web pages.