Just upgraded my mouse to a Razer Viper.
This is a “gaming” mouse. Not sure what that means, but I’ve been using small gaming keyboards for years, and really like them – mechanical keys are great, last forever, and provide good feedback when typing.
Some observations thus far on the new mouse:
- quality seems much better than other mouse I’ve used.
- is a little heavier than the average mouse which seems better for precise movements.
- cloth cable cover on USB wire is nice – very flexible and hardly notice it is there. I don’t use wireless mice as I don’t want more batteries to maintain.
- mouse is very sensitive – much more sensitive than the generic corded MS mice I’ve used for years, so will take some getting used to.
- movements seem very precise – seems like the sensitivity/precision could be a good thing if I can make precise mouse movements with less hand motion.
- buttons feel really good.
- mouse wheel is a little stiff – does not seem like it will be good for a lot of scrolling.
Ambidextrous is important because I use my mouse mostly with my left hand, but occasionally switch to right hand for KiCad as shortcut keys are designed to be mostly used with left hand. I got started with left-hand mouse usage years ago when I broke my right arm on a backpacking trip and was forced to use my left hand for everything for a month or so. After this, I found I preferred left hand mouse usage for the following reasons:
- mouse is closer to keyboard, so less movement required to reach mouse.
- right hand gets used more for other things, so it seems good to balance out hand usage.
- frees up space to right of keyboard for paper/pencil.