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Yes, that little thing in your hand.   No, that thing in your other hand.

Right.  Now the question:

Do you use a wired mouse or a wireless mouse?

I just bought a gaming wired mouse to replace an inexpensive wireless mouse.

I thought I would see some minor improvement in-game.  I THINK I am seeing more than I thought I would.

Also, call me crazy but the port interface seems to be crisper.  Less lag.  Able to highlight tabs at the top faster.  Etc.

Anyone have a similar experience?

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i have a wireless mouse, uses a USB, tbh, id rather have a wired mouse so i wouldnt have to change the battery in it every so often

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Wired is always going to be better response-wise than wireless. Now in terms of actual gameplay, wired vs wireless isn't going to make a noticable difference unless you're far away from the receiver if using a wireless mouse.

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I used a wired World of Tanks branded Razer DeathAdder. 

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I use wired.

Here is an interesting though.  USB wired vs PS/2 wired. 

The reason I bring it up is because electronics hobby people (Arduino, MSP430, etc., you know who you are.) ran into an issue with USB.  They tried to use it and found out that USB protocol is really complicated.  Everyone uses USB drivers developed by M$ for HID (human interface devices, mice, keyboard, joystick, touch pad, maybe tablet for drawing), but nothing else.  That is why you only see mice and keyboards connected to arduinos.  Hobby people are just not crazy enough to spend months writing USB driver for whatever none HID device they want to hook up to their arduino.

So.  USB is really complex.  Lots of timing involved.  Lots of opportunity for bits to be flipped.  Would a simpler system, PS/2, be faster?

 

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Years ago I got a wireless keyboard/mouse set and it usually worked ok, but occasionally you’d get some input lag, especially with the mouse.  Electronic interference I guess, but I’m no physicist.  After a while I got tired of it and got a wired mechanical keyboard and wired mouse and have used them since.  I think I’ve replaced the mouse one time, but that keyboard has been a real warrior....had it more than 6 years and it’s still going strong.  

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I have seen wireless mice tested to be almost indistinguishable from its wired counterpart, just cost was a hurdle.

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Go to a serious PC shop and all the expensive gaming mice, they all have tails. Round here the cheep trash mice at the discount store are all wireless junk and the expensive multibuton gaming mice? they all have Wires. The biggest reason isn't input lag, its the mouse battery dying in the middle of a competitive gaming session. Be it Warships or Warcraft the last thing you want is to hear over voice-chat that a teammates mouse has died.

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6 minutes ago, Ellyh said:

Go to a serious PC shop and all the expensive gaming mice, they all have tails. Round here the cheep trash mice at the discount store are all wireless junk and the expensive multibuton gaming mice? they all have Wires. The biggest reason isn't input lag, its the mouse battery dying in the middle of a competitive gaming session. Be it Warships or Warcraft the last thing you want is to hear over voice-chat that a teammates mouse has died.

Last wireless mouse I had ran out of power in the middle of a Molten Core raid in which I was loot master.  Never even considered a wireless mouse again after that.

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wired mouse for me too, I feel like I can make finer adjustments in my aiming

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Keep in mind that a wired mouse has its own tactile limit.  The wire itself has inertia as well as friction and flexing force.  There is no way to eliminate these factors.  You might be able to adjust movement style to accommodate it.  But it's still there...unavoidable.  A wireless mouse has ZERO tail inertial, ZERO tail friction, and ZERO tail flex...because it has no tail.  To each his own, but the inertia, friction and flex of a wired mouse affects my play. This is the main reason I go wireless.

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Serious gamer use a wire mouse with adjustable DPI , I got a razer deathader 

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6 minutes ago, Soshi_Sone said:

Keep in mind that a wired mouse has its own tactile limit.  The wire itself has inertia as well as friction and flexing force.  There is no way to eliminate these factors.  You might be able to adjust movement style to accommodate it.  But it's still there...unavoidable.  A wireless mouse has ZERO tail inertial, ZERO tail friction, and ZERO tail flex...because it has no tail.  To each his own, but the inertia, friction and flex of a wired mouse affects my play. This is the main reason I go wireless.

not if you're using a trackball :Smile_teethhappy:

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22 minutes ago, Helstrem said:

Last wireless mouse I had ran out of power in the middle of a Molten Core raid in which I was loot master.  Never even considered a wireless mouse again after that.

Mine warns me when it gets down to 5% and then still lasts another week and I use it all day everyday.

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Way back when I was playing Eve Online I lost a very expensive ship because one of my team mates had his wireless mouse die just as we warped in on a bad guy.

The only upside was he lost an even more expensive ship.  :Smile_trollface:

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Wireless Logitech MX Master.  

BTW, there is a Logitech 518 Legendary edition coming out, that used to be a very popular mouse in 2009 or so.  

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Wired like my keyboard. Those wireless mice feel to heavy in my hand and I have seen too many raid screwups in MMO because one of the team didn't check their battery before we start.

My wife and I use the Razer Lancehead Tourment Edition for our games. Wish my company would pay for one for office computer.

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5 hours ago, Soshi_Sone said:

Keep in mind that a wired mouse has its own tactile limit.  The wire itself has inertia as well as friction and flexing force.  There is no way to eliminate these factors.  You might be able to adjust movement style to accommodate it.  But it's still there...unavoidable.  A wireless mouse has ZERO tail inertial, ZERO tail friction, and ZERO tail flex...because it has no tail.  To each his own, but the inertia, friction and flex of a wired mouse affects my play. This is the main reason I go wireless.

There's no practical way to eliminate friction between the mouse itself and mouse pad and no way to eliminate air drag on your hand and the mouse, either. It also doesn't matter.

Practically speaking, with a good quality mouse that has a nylon braided cord inertia, friction or flexing force isn't a noticeable or meaningful factor.

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