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Wired vs Wireless Mice

Updated on September 14, 2014

Computer Mouse: Wireless versus Wired Debate

The wireless vs wired mouse debate is an old one and is especially popular among gamers. Cordless mice are getting better and better these days, so you don't have to worry about issues like slower response time or unreliable signal. However, there's no getting around the fact that you still need to recharge the batteries every now and then - just as there's no getting around the fact that corded mice are limited by the cable.

Now it's your turn to tell everyone whether wired or wireless computer mice are better, and why!

Wired mice are best!

Wired mice are best!

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    • anonymous 3 years ago

      Too many wireless products these days, no wonder people complain of interference.

    • anonymous 3 years ago

      We need to not think of this as wired v wireless

      but as

      an issues that we, as a country have to solve

      together

      like a country should.

      Thanks you all, and god bless.

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      Wired Mouse Is the Best for Gaming as it doesn't spoil faster than wireless piece of shit

      WIRELESS SUCKS ------->

      WIRED MOUSE FTW!!

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      I like wired mice because of no battery usage. I'm running a growing YouTube channel, and I need to rely on my tech. One time I was recording with my friend, and my mouse died in the middle of recording. I couldn't upload the video because it was just me standing still and my friend trying to get me to move. I felt so dumb, I switched to my standard issue Dell wired mouse.

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      I ll love to know what is market share of wireless vs wired mices . Anyone knows?

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      Wastes so much money.

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      Wireless is shite. Half the time you get a phone call on your mobile and it cuts the connection. Why would anyone get wireless

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      I bought a wired mouse in 2004. 8 years later and it is still working like a charm. Never had any connection problems, no lag or anything else. The cord is not really that annoying if you know how to store/place it, so it doesn't get in the way. A wireless mouse (which I also had between 2007 an 2009) on the other hand has the benefit of being completely free. However the downside is the battery life. Hence, my verdict is that if you are a gamer I would stick to the wired mouse, because they are 99.9% reliable. A wireless mouse is nice for using your computer from the other end of your room, or for those who really hate wires. In the end the personal preference makes you tip to one or the other side.

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      I don't game and it doesn't matter! Every time batteries get low my mouse just stops working entirely. I can't wait for recharging, never liked rechargers anyway, I just changed the btteries - I always by big packs like 16 - but computer (a desktop!) still won't work now. I am fed up0 with wireless! And can't see to find wiored in stores, they are brainwashed or what? or they just want a more epensive product/accessory to make more money! And I have had to buy new wireless mice too, old ones stopped working before. Sit there holding mous eupside down and pressing the button uintil it flaashes etc, like a fool asnd it still don't work .. Grrrr. And my work laptop came with a wired mouse and it works just fine! ... still!

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      cus they neva loose connection or need batteries so its less money and u can't loose a wired mouse cos its always connected!!

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      ChristianStan, that's a pretty stupid argue.

      That's like saying Windows 98 is better than Windows 7 because its old.

      Besides, how many times have YOU gotten an empty batery during a match?

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      i bought i wired mouse with a retractable wire for my laptop because my wireless mouse was constantly needing recharged. im sticking to wired mice for now on.

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      cheaper, faster responses, you don't have to search for them, emit no radio signals, and never get choppy randomly.

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      Because they are much faster and you cannot loose them if they stay attached. Try finding your TV remote

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      Wired, running out of battery in the middle of a ranked game is infuriating.

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      Not actually taking sides. It's all about the situation. It just depends!

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      wired cool

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      Just bought a new Microsoft wireless mouse that cost three times that of my old wired mouse. Sometimes it works smoothly and sometimes it acts jerkily. I am between a rock and a hard place with it at the moment. Do I have a wired mouse and get fed up with it getting caught in my monitor stand from time to time, or do I keep the wireless mouse and suffer the occasional jerkiness? Whatever you have there will be something you don't like about it, so it's a case of getting on with it for me, until I throw it out of the window. Mice are cheap enough to keep a few in the desk draw so that might be the way forward I think.

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      i would say that the wired mouses are still the best especially for gaming and for not having lag

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      I am using microsoft wireless mouse 5000 (definitely not cheap) and its performance ingame is terrible. I bought GTX660ti lately and I can't play any games ATM, as I am getting absolutely terrible mouse lag, latency just ruins it all.

      Just for the record, v-sync is turned off in games and enhanced pointer precission is turned off as well.. Also all these terrible issues were simply gone after switching to another wired mouse which was 10x cheaper.

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      WEIGHT! It is the main reason for my change. Also the exchange of batteries.

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      WEIGHT! Its most

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      nak beza la,,update la

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      wired keyboard and mouse are still the best choice specially if accuracy is a concern.

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      I game a lot, so I use wired mouses because they tend to have faster response time and a higher DPI. Price is also an issue, but wired mouses generally are cheaper.

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      Wired mice are better because they have better sensitivity and they have a longer usage time. Wireless can be annoying when the battery dies but wired will always work as long as its connected to the pc/laptop

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      I find that the wireless mouse is too heavy for my hands because I have bad arthritis in my joints and wrists.

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      i say that wireless mouses are the best because the wire of a mouse can start to get really distracting cause if u place it in one spot the wire can get rolled into a circle and push the mouse away

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      Although limited by cords, wired mice are better. I've used up 3 wireless mice over the past few years, and ever since then, I've used 1 wired mouse for 4 years and hasn't failed me yet.

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      Why not

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      Wired mice work much better for me than the wireless mouse. Some of the pros about wired mice are 1. The response time. 2. the sleek, thin teardrop shape that cannot be created using a wireless mouse due to the battery pack. 3. Very durable. 4. No need to go out and buy new batteries every couple of weeks.

      Also, since I still use a desktop instead of a laptop, the "tripping over the cord" problem does not apply for me considering all of my appliances are plugged into the back of my computer, meaning all of the cables go behind my desk. Plus, I have owned a wired Logitech M-BJ58 mouse for about 3 and a half years now with absolutely no problems, while in the past I have owned three wireless mice in a row, and each broke in weeks, and this is not a problem with the receiver because all of them used the same receiver I use for my wireless keyboard, which has never failed on me. And one of the three mice that broke was SPECIFICALLY designed for the receiver my keyboard uses. Anyone still thinking about getting a wireless?

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      Nardus mouton is right... less lag, no snapping and no need to change batteries (and cheaper)

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      ALso go look it up. The top gaming mouses in the world is wired mices not wireless.

      GG

      :)

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      I will say wired mice is still the best. Even if you are limited by the cord who wants to sit more than 2meters away from you PC screen. I am a big online gamer and its always inportent to make sure you whould have the best respnse time and no delay on clicking or battery's giong dead. Also battery's are also another expence and can rather be used to save up for something else.

      Believe me i have played with wireless for a very long time but since i went over to wired fibre mouses i am the haapyeist gamer ever.

      SHout out to all gamers out there.

      :)

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      Wrist arthritis? Hell no. I'll go for WIred. Imagine carrying those AA battery/ies for a long time with quick/sudden movements... I bought a wireless mouse and weighed three times as more than a wired mouse. Wired is also faster due to the fact that it is lighter and I'm able to make quick movements with less effort.

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      wired mice are better they have better gaming and look cooler

      - bought sidewinder x8 mouse and took it apart to add wire

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      Wired, I doubt many people are in favor of a wired mouse, but I perfer them for several reasons. They don't run out of battery, the wire doesn't get in the way if you place it right, it is more durable, more cost-effective, and they never have a weak signal.

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      btw if i had a wireless, i would throw it when my nerd rage captures me in fps'.

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      "wired mouse are limited by cable"

      how much area do you use to move your mouse? 1 square meter?

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      Wired. No chance of running out of battery, and there is a DIRECT connection to the computer, allowing no interruption from outside sources other than being unplugged.

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      Simple, fast, reliable, and no need to suck up battery

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      Simple, fast, reliable, and no need to suck up battery

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      Wired mice only haveone real down side - and this is really just for laptops, the cord might get in the way. But wireless mice have a number of problems - slow response, possibility of interferance at a lan party. Wireless is find at home, but I'd never take one to a tournament. Wired mice are limited by the cable? Well, why are you stretching it across the room in the first place like a retard?

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      Are there any wired mice which include a battery and detachable wire such that they charge when wired and can go wireless when needed? Wouldn't this be the best option? I'd like such a mouse so it can be wired for gaming yet wireless for e.g. media duties when sat on the sofa.

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      Wired are better imo, because it feels for me, that they are a slightly bit faster...

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      I HAVE USED BOTH AND HAVE LIKED BOTH. HOWEVER I NEED THE USE OF MY WIRELESS MOUSE AND THE NEGATIVES ARE BRAIN ANNOYING. I USE RECHARGERABLES WHICH IS GOOD ACCEPT THAT THE SOFTWARE NEEDS TO BE IMPOVED TO GIVE THE USER AN AUDIO AND OR VIDEO WARNING OF LOW BATTERY. THIS WOULD ELIMATE ONE OF THE TWO MAIN PROBLEMS. I THINK THIS WOULD GIVE WIRELESS A BIG LEAD IN THE ARGUMENT. TFS COMM.

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      Wired, hands down. I Primarily play FPS on PC with the occasional MMO or RPG and for FPS the wired mouse is by default the winner in my eyes. I have the logitech MX revolution and a 10$ wired logitech from wamart im not even sure what it is specifically (Gxxx?), anyway the MX sucks balls on FPS. Sensor skips are extremely frustrating when you are 100% confident you've locked in a headshot and for some reason the mouse swings a little too far to the right, BUT, you will not have this problem with a wired mouse. I consistently do very well with wired and consistently suck with wireless at FPS. MMOs and RPGs on the other hand are a little less accuracy intensive so wireless is my preference considering increased comfort and range of movement.

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      Wired win, mainly because they are more responsive, there is no recharging, and if you drop/ rage throw it, it won't break into pieces.

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      wi

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      I have the G700 Logitech gaming mouse. I have the option to go wired or wireless. I can tell you i am always plugged in. Wired the only way to go for gaming.

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      Wired mouse always have faster response rates.

      P.S the security word called me a cow nerd.

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      I once thought about buying a wireles mouse but decided against it. Further thinking made me realize that a wired mouse will cost less in the long run and provide consistent functionality. There would be no issues such as needing to stop to change the batteries or needing to pick up the mouse after it falls when one has a wireless mouse. Also, it can never get lost because it is always connected to the computer!

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      It's been my experience time and time again that wireless mice have issues as their batteries run down. You start to lose range, the sensor skips, and all kinds of lovely effects that happen while the batteries technically still have probably half a charge. Wireless mice definitely do have their uses, especially in home theatre setups and where clutter is not welcome (the iMac's single power cable is a sight to behold whether you like them or not). However, for me, changing batteries while gaming? Not cool.

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      I love wireless mouses but I hate it when the battery dies while playing a game. WIRED FTW LOL

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      yes i agree when playing shooter games the letters on a wireless keyboard are less responsive and sometimes the connection is lost in a game, also the mouse is the same.Brian.

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      IF you buy a wired mouse, you dont have to worry about the response, the frequency machamacallits, etc

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      i am using a wireless mouse and a keyboard when playing cod games and the W on the keyboard is not responsive enought when going forward and the wireless is slower too. Not recommend wireless when playing games,regards Tony.

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      Depriving a mouse of its tail is just wrong.

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      Wired, I always have problems with wireless mice losing signal on my desktop. As said before it can go 3-5 seconds which when something requires fast paced clicking... well it causes nothing but frustration.

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      well mainly i have used wireless mouses, and i dont see why everybody is saying stuff about the battery. u can buy a mouse that has long-lasting battery life. but lately the BIGGEST trouble i've been getting, Signal. I tend to play quite alot of games and mid gaming my mouse will freak out/lag badly or just simply stop working for 3-5sec. that may not sound like a long time but if ur a gamer ul understand how big that can be. i borrowed my bro's wired mouse and i actually enjoy it. im planning to switch to wired... wireless gives me too much signal problems ): and wired the wire doesnt bother me (:

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      wired mice ftw, cause I'm tired of defending (in-game) my friend while she struggles to find new batteries for her mouse

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      wired mouses pwn!

    • anonymous 6 years ago

      I have used wireless moises in the past and feel that they just aren't good enough. The wireless ones cost more, and unless you buy a $150 wireless mouse, the delay will always be there. As for us humans not being able to feel the delay, it adds up, especially when you are doing that invoke fast mouse movement in combination with clicking. The delay is actually visible. I like the wired mouse. They are cheaper, more reliable and have better response times.

    • anonymous 6 years ago

      Wired mice is best, because there are never wirelss disturbance like in Wireless

    • anonymous 6 years ago

      Better responsiveness, more mice to choose from, and you never have to worry about batteries!

    • anonymous 6 years ago

      no batts!

    • anonymous 6 years ago

      No annoying batteries to worry about!

    • anonymous 6 years ago

      Call it old-fashioned, but I prefer the wired mouse. Yes I have to contend with the wires, but I do not have to recharge or buy new batteries all the time. Also the wired mouse is cheaper than is the wireless, better for my budget.

    • anonymous 6 years ago

      Although wireless mice have lag and are heavier, i think that if they can be made to use only very small batteries and the lag decreased to negligible amounts they may become superior to wired mice.

      However at this moment i would say that wired mice have the advantage due ot being considerably lighter, the salmosa asia edition for example is ~40g and even that still has extra weighting in it.

      with a few mods to get the deathadder firmware installed applied to it (which meant adding the onboard memory from the deathadder) and then any extra weighting stripped away it still had a weight of a mere 42.6grams

      most wireless mice are approaching 170grams or more.

      it is much better for the wrists and less RSI inflicting to be moving 43 grams around than a 170gram dead squirrel resembling wireless mouse

    • anonymous 6 years ago

      Wired Mouse.

      1. Won't lose it if you are "on the go" using a laptop.

      2. Won't "fly off" your hand while intense gaming when one gets really excited or mad.

      3. Won't accidentally knock it off the table and breaking it (where wired helps "save" it from a terrible damage if it were to happen to wired mouse)

      4. NO BATTERY CHANGE. Think about it, The total amount of money spent on buying batteries will eventually add up that eventually it will be enough to purchase a high end gaming mouse! BASICALLY wired saves money.

      5. Indeed there is the annoying wire, however, better guaranteed performance and just tie up the extra length in a circle or oval shape and tada! you lost some inches you don't need.

      6. Most of them are user friendly to all. There are small mouses for those with small hands, and same for the big ones (i'm a big hand)

      that's all i can think of as of now...

    • anonymous 6 years ago

      Are shoelaces better than slip ons? To answer that I refer to when shoelaces break - and it's always when you're going out, never when you take them off at night. Similarly, batteries always seem dead when you're ready to work, never when you're ready to turn it off.

    • anonymous 6 years ago

      Yeah!

    • anonymous 6 years ago

      The only time I would use wireless is if my computer was on the other side of the room, hooked up to a TV. Even if I travel with my laptop, I could use my wired mouse anywhere a wireless mouse can be used. The response time is still slower with wireless, since the mouse has to translate the electrical signal to radio waves, then the receiver translates back to electrical signal. This is the major choke point. That and losing battery power in the middle of battle.

    • willisx32 6 years ago

      The life expectancy for wired mice is greater than that of wireless

    • galant 6 years ago

      Wired mice are more cost efficient. They are typically more affordable, and you don't have to replace the batteries.

    • feedback03 6 years ago

      I preffer wired mouse, because it can't drop dead in middle of work (games, but mostly work)

    • Mrmakingusmile LM 6 years ago

      At work I like cable. At home I like wireless. Work wins by 60 to 40 just because the drama with wireless.

    • anonymous 6 years ago

      wired mice are better because you dont have to change batteries or anything like that and the cords usually are long enough for me. if id have to use a computer from my couch the wired mouse would be a bad choise but i dont so wired mouse beats wireless mouse 100-0 :D

    • Oliversbabycarecouk 6 years ago

      I Used To Think Wireless Mice Were Better. But Since Then Ive Gone Through 4 or 5 Different Wireless Mouses. So Its Guna Be With A Wire

    • anonymous 6 years ago

      most ProGamers ( which need better accuracy ) use wired mouse...

      and also , they provide better reliability ( dont use extra battery)

    • anonymous 6 years ago

      wired mouse is nearest to perfect when you work/play at a fixed position. wireless is NOT perfect when you work/play at a fixed position.

      99% of my time work/play at fixed position.

    • Twmarsh 6 years ago

      I agree with Dan, I just do not feel I have a need for wireless at this point.

    • anonymous 7 years ago

      why are wireless mice even necessary? how often have you been more than 3 feet from your computer?

    • anonymous 7 years ago

      Wired definitely. I've never had issue with cord length, I want to be next to my computer ty. And I don't have to worry about constantly recharging or working my way through packs and packs of AA batteries.

    • anonymous 7 years ago

      Wired because its CHEAPER, MORE RELIABLE, AND DOESN'T TAKE UP A USB PORT. It makes no sense to pay extra for a mouse that is more prone to problems.

    • anonymous 7 years ago

      I say wired, but just barely. It really depends on your situation. If I had a laptop, I would definitely want a wireless mouse. However, at home at my desktop, I'm at my desk. There's really no point in having "freedom" since I probably won't be moving very far away from my computer. Overall, it's all about the situation.

    • anonymous 7 years ago

      Wired mice are lighter in weight, cheaper, don't lose reception or need any bandwidth / "dongles", don't need batteries, are greener (fewer batteries in landfills), have a lower lag time for gaming (it's not a myth and has been measured in the past), and wired laptop mice usually come with retractable cords anyway so they don't take up more space in a laptop case or need manually folding up of the wire each time. The only advantage of wireless over wired is with Home Theatre PC's (sitting on a sofa from 8ft away) and using it as a makeshift remote control.

    • anonymous 7 years ago

      Tried various wireless mice and the cord freedom thing is overblown. I mean, really, how the hell does a mouse cord interfere with using a mouse? I've been using mice since the original Mac Classic ones and Atari ST. Never had a cord issue that was life changing. I think anyone who has a serious issue with a mouse cord is hyper-sensitive or has ADHD or something. Anyway, the wireless mice did have lag... nothing like using AutoCAD at exacting precession and having your mouse has a serious lag due to connection problems. I can live with a cord that doesn't bother me at all as long at the mouse actually works 100% of the time without connection issues, no battery/charging issues and can bring the computer out of the screen saver instantly. This last issue was massive with cordless mice as everyone of the ones I used just had massive issues with bringing the computer out of the screen saver quickly, then waiting for the connection to re-establish and a whole load of hassle just to make a small revision to an AutoCAD drawing. And one last point... corded mice are usually WAY cheaper.. so that is a plus for someone who goes through mice a lot.

    • anonymous 7 years ago

      If you're a gamer, use wired. If you're using your computer for media use, and the computer is connected to the tv, use wireless. Remember, you can always buy USB extension cords for wired.

    • anonymous 7 years ago

      wired. simply because they don't need a battery! :)

    • anonymous 7 years ago

      Environmentally it is a no brainer - the wired mouse is far more 'green' than the wireless variety.

    • anonymous 7 years ago

      If you are a gamer, you should use a wired mouse. All wireless mice have a noticeable delay on when your cursor is moved (when compared to a wired mouse). As a gamer, I found it a bit annoying how my reactions were slowed down by my wireless mouse. When I switched back over to a wired mouse, I found it much easier to win, as I wasn't slowed down by my mouse.

    • anonymous 7 years ago

      Wired mice are better. It bugs me when wireless mouse suddenly loses reception, or batteries die, or buttons not respond...

      Besides, i tend to lose the wireless mouse somewhere in my house, whereas with wired that is naturally not a problem :)

    • anonymous 7 years ago

      I like that you think. Thank you for share very much.

    • anonymous 7 years ago

      I've used both styles on numerous occasions, and they seem comparable enough. Currently I don't use a laptop, and enjoy gaming. With my current wired mouse, I don't have to worry about switching batteries in the middle of a fire-fight or the small added cost of batteries and the rare replacements. I don't know about you, but I don't walk around the room while playing games, and mouse cords have NEVER been an issue in 25 years of computer use.

      Unless you're on a laptop or mobile environment, wired is NOT likely to be much of a limitation for most people and has no negatives under such circumstances, only positives. Wireless is great, but I vote for wired.

    • anonymous 7 years ago

      I still have a wired mouse in case my wireless mouse's batteries die out. (:

    • anonymous 7 years ago

      Used a wireless mouse; battery changes were too annoying. Wired is much better for gaming, especially with increased reaction time.

    • anonymous 7 years ago

      I like wired better. Wireless mice are heavier,more expensive and not just the initial purchase but batteries too. Also wired tend to cause less tracking problems.

    • perpersky 7 years ago

      Wired. Wireless mice run out of batteries way too soon. I wish there was some kind of hybrid mouse where I can use it wirelessly when on the go, and wired when at home. It'll be great if its batteries be recharged via usb.

    • anonymous 7 years ago

      Wired. The cord matters not cause I'm neat and arrange my cables, something which the majority don't do :) Anyways, cords are getting thinner nowadays and hardly pose a problem anymore (to me).

    Wireless is the way to go!

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      • anonymous 3 years ago

        My Logitech wireless mouse is much more sensitive {i.e. curser travels further with same mouse movement} the trouble is I've been spoilt by its efficiency. At times I prefer the standard optical wired mouse but its lack of sensitivity is a pain, I have to take two bites at a mouse movement to travel the same distance.

      • anonymous 3 years ago

        WIRELESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • anonymous 3 years ago

        Everyday all day!

      • anonymous 3 years ago

        I've had wired mice all my life up until this time. I decided to borrow my friend's wireless Bluetooth mouse for a while and it works really well on my HP Laptop. On the other hand, the choices and price of wireless mice take it's toll plus the battery dying or the time when you can't get it to connect but, other than those, this mouse is handy and free of any wire problems.

        Wired mice CANNOT be beaten on the reliability and I'll hand that to them + the cheapness and multiple variations for many uses. Drawbacks = Moving it around and unpacking and repacking together with the possibility of your wired or USB end breaking makes you feel like you've wasted all your money. It's all a matter of personal preference and lifestyle.

        I prefer wireless though. :)

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        I absolutely love the freedom of movement that comes with a wireless mouse, it makes gaming so much easier than a wired mouse, and the reaction time is excellent. I use one AA battery every 6 months or so, and I always get good signal, even when I'm talking on the phone. I have around 4 different wifi signals going through my house at any given time, and it doesn't phase my mouse. Did I mention it's only a $20 Microsoft mouse? I plan on eventually buying a wireless mouse made for gaming, I haven't yet because of the cost. Quality is definitely worth it though.

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        Wireless is perfectly fine. I have a laptop with wireless mouse and I outperform damn near every person I come up against in the game I play most which is League. I never have "battery problems" because unlike most, I am not retarded. Why would you buy rechargeable batteries? Worst decision ever. I use ONE copperhead Duracell battery every 6 months. So I've spent 7 bucks in the past 4 years. Absolutely no change in reaction time between my Logitech wireless and a wired mouse. Much better mobility overall. Much better decision.

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        <---Sucks

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        No Battery Change ( Gaming Mice Need Regular Replacements )

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        battery doesn't last long on wireless. month tops. no need for battery on wireless :p

      • CristianStan 4 years ago

        Hands-down, wireless. I know that some people think that wireless mouses are bad for gaming but there are specific types of mouses made for gaming. You just have to pick the mouse that is appropriate for your task and you will be fine. Besides, wired is old.

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        I've been using my wireless mouse since 2003 and it still works perfectly. To me, the AA batteries are both a pro and a con, as they make the mouse a little heavy and only last 2-3 months, but force the mouse to be large enough to hold comfortably which renders the cons negligible at best. I game heavily and have never had any latency issues - I once left it at a LAN party and had to use a wired mouse for a while, and found gaming with the cord hanging off was terrible in the extreme!

        You have to get the right wireless, though. Several seem to drop out...

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        Wireless is nice but if you r a gamer not cool at all

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        Theres no difference at all in response times. In fact due to the lack of a cable getting in the way - wireless is always going to be superior. Even batteries are no longer an excuse - I've been using my current wireless mouse for the last 5 months and its still on its first set of batteries...

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        damn fuck

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        Wireless mice are just as good as wired mice! In terms of performance, wireless mice are only slightly behind wired mice, but that's to be expected. However, wireless technology is getting better than better and will eventually be on par and maybe surpass wired technology. I use a Logitech M235 2.4ghz mouse, and have had no problems so far.

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        Wireless for me, ever since my cat decided to chew through my last gaming mouse cord. I was told I wouldn't be able to play Diablo 3 as well with a wireless, but nothing's hindered me so far :)

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        Wireless - freedom from cord entanglement or cord length (an issue with desktops down under or off to the side)

      • iWrite4 5 years ago

        for my needs is wireless the best :)

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        wireless best

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        wireless

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        i have both wired and wireless but i have to say that i prefer wireless because the one i have has great signal it works perfectly unlike my wired one which the wire is kinda too long and is scattered about all over my desk so i reckon wireless mice are better but it just depends if you want to keep buying batteries :)

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        I like wireless best, at least the latest ones. For example the g700 have a 1ms response time, and decent battery life. In addition you can just input a cable and use it wired while it's charging.

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        Wired Wired Wired! Wireless lags all the time. I bought a MS Wireless mobile 6000 and it's again, a waste of my precious money. I thing i'll bring it back to the store ASAP and buy a new wired.

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        "faster response time argument" = "copper wires move information faster than radio waves"

        Yep, no. Wireless is better

      • Ronlove LM 5 years ago

        I feel wireless mice are better because it allows you more space and distance.

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        I chose wireless. I haven't used a new wired mouse in forever but the old one I had (over 5 years) sucked, and since I needed the versitility of a wireless mouse when it crapped out I got a wireless. while this wireless only lasted a year, it only costed $20 (and has gotten dropped a lot). I'd blame it on the brand. I can't wait to get another wireless mouse. now I just have to find a good brand.

        @scott. if the person is going from an old or dying wired mouse they will notice a difference. I did when I switched from my old one to a new one. heck I notice the difference every time I change my battaries.

      • Ken McVay 5 years ago from Nanaimo, British Columbia

        The one that's paid for.

      • Spikey64 5 years ago

        Definitely wireless. They are so versatile.

      • anonymous 6 years ago

        The minor resistance from the cord is noticeable, and you can pretty much move it anywhere, I have my computer under the desk, and there are a ton of cables in the way. Even if it's heavier, I now have some movement freedom.

      • anonymous 6 years ago

        JUNIOR IS SKUXX

      • anonymous 6 years ago

        Wireless mice are better, because there's no cord to clutter the desktop. There's no reason to constantly buy batteries; either buy a set of rechargeables, or buy one of the dozens of rechargeable mice out there. Mine has to sit in its cradle overnight once every couple of months. Yeah, that's a real hardship. Also, it's impossible for a human being with a 120ms response time (minimum!) to detect the difference between wireless (8ms) and wired (1ms). Anyone who says otherwise is trying to justify the purchase of an overpriced "gaming" mouse. Yes, they're heavier (by a whole wrist-shattering 3 ounces!), but for me, the inertia helps smooth out motion when I need fine control.

      • anonymous 6 years ago

        wired mouse are not soo bad..but, wireless mouse are even better as it has new great features.. :)

        and it depends on everybody self comfort..for me, wireless is the way to go..!

      • anonymous 6 years ago

        Wireless mice, I experience no lag, even if there is, it's not great enough for the eye to see, at least not mine, plus I like the havyness of them, it's not something that easily flies out of your hand and it doesn't feel cheap!

      • anonymous 6 years ago

        I have wireless mouse + Keyboard (A4tech), now i am free from cables!

      • Benten101 6 years ago

        Wireless! I can't imagine feeling limited in my movement because of an attached wire. I also promote wireless keyboards!

      • anonymous 6 years ago

        Wireless mice are not slow.

        Wireless mice do not lose connectivity (Except in weird situations, which usually take just a few minutes to fix permanently).

        All of the wireless mice I have owned have lasted over 3 months on a single charge. You can also buy a backup pair of rechargeable batteries and swap them out.

        There is no comparison when it comes to zooming in for the headshot, and suddenly the cable snags on the corner of your monitor stand. Or simply the resistance of the cable even when only rubbing against the corner of your desk.

        Wireless is better.

        You can only complain if you do not use one, in that case, go buy the MX610. By far the best mouse in existence, but do not judge the book by it's cover.

      • anonymous 6 years ago

        When it comes to games, I can't use anything than my 1st revision Logitech MX1000. I've been using it daily for 6 years, and I bought it used then. There has never been a shred of lag or hesitation, just smooth as butter. Even to this day I can play a game for 6 hours straight without a recharge.

        My main gripe with wired mice is not that It's stationary, but the feel of the cord. The wire produces a drag when moving and resistance when you want to move. Plus the wire just gets in the way and is annoying. On a good game mat, a nice wireless mouse takes nothing to glide effortlessly in any direction without the feeling of something attached.

        As far as battery life goes, if you can't take a break after 10 hours of gaming you've got more important issues to deal with.

        I personally like Logitech laser mice for gaming. It doesn't have to say "gaming" on it for it to be the best gaming mouse you'll feel.

      • Vikki 6 years ago from US

        I'm all about the wireless.

      • pumpnut lm 6 years ago

        I have quite enough cords laying around. Go wireless everything.

      • nimrodavid 6 years ago

        Not that I get why this is at all a question worth debating about...

      • anonymous 6 years ago

        Wireless mouse got a lot improved lately without a doubt. I am using Logitech M950 and I have to say it is best for work. There is no delay or bad signal issues as it were. There is no different compared to wired mouse in my feeling (or at least most peoples cannot define a really different between 8 ms response time for wireless mouse and 1 ms for wired mouse).

        But to be honest I sometime felt lag when playing games with wireless mouse. The majority of problem is not the mouse itself, neither bad signal or delay issue or even tracking issue but it is the wireless channel it is using - 2.4 Ghz. Please do not forget that most (or all) of wireless devices are using the same 2.4 GHz channel. This is causing a conflict when these devices are using or connecting simultaneously and placed nearby between each other. The signals were conflicted and caused a sometime dropped in mouse wireless signal, which is caused lag issue.

        I have tested by disabled all wireless devices except M950 and found no lag issue happened. This problem making wireless mouse cannot surpass wired mouse and that's why most seriously gamers do still prefer for gaming wired mouse instead of wireless. A bit in signal dropped due to signal conflict may not be a big problem for regular users but not with a serious gamer.

        It is also hopeless to see any wireless device may come out and using another channel other than 2.4 GHZ since it is FREE! If they do use another channel then they have to pay for the license, which will caused more costs and make the product have an unnecessary higher price tag.

        I have 4 wireless mouses and 1 wired mouses but it is still a very hard to make decision which one to go. However, I am not a serious gamers and my main priority is work then wireless is a way to go. I am not serious much about that lagging issue anyway.

      • anonymous 6 years ago

        It's not about using a wireless mouse far away from your computer. It's about wireless freedom. Besides, I've been looking at some specs for the top end wireless and wired mouses and many of them have similar specs. So why not add a few bucks for wireless freedom? You only have to change the batteries everyday, the same as charging your cellphone everyday.s

      • anonymous 6 years ago

        Definitely have to have my wireless mouse!

      • anonymous 6 years ago

        Wireless rules. I play quite a lot and I don't feel any problem with my wireless mouse. when using wired mouse I tend to get pissed off with those cables all around my desk (lol)

      • catherinelovestv 6 years ago

        get rid of all wires I say!

      • anonymous 6 years ago

        I have two computer towers and only one monitor, so I do a lot of switching with hardware. When my secondary computer is plugged in, it's good to have a wireless mouse for quick switching, especially if the computer is on the other side of the room from my desk (which it usually is). I actually have a wireless keyboard, too, and I've had no major problems. The only difference is that my mouse is a battery hog and I usually have to change the batteries every two months; it's one of those mice that doesn't shut off but hibernates when it's not being used. I also had a reception issue once when the tower was under the table. The mouse became unresponsive while the keyboard showed no problems. Turning the tower around so that the controller poked out fixed the issue. The only other disadvantages of wireless products are price and parts like controllers which can get lost. Wireless items cost more new. It's very hard to find them secondhand because the controllers are almost always missing, rendering them useless. We have found countless wireless keyboards without controllers; in the end, we just bought one new.

      • Richard 6 years ago from Surrey, United Kingdom

        Gotta go with wireless. Just seems to make working online so much easier :)

      • julieannbrady 6 years ago

        I would like to see everything wireless!

      • myraggededge 6 years ago

        Touchpad!

      • anonymous 6 years ago

        I only got wireless because my wired mouses wheel broke.

      • anonymous 7 years ago

        The wireless mouse is the best for gaming. Is freedom wirout a stupid cable !!

      • anonymous 7 years ago

        The only con of wireless mouses that I have ever experienced is changing the battery. With my extremely cheap mouse, I replace the 1 AA battery about once every 5 months, and I am an extremely active computer user. I see no reason anyone should use a personal wired mouse over a wireless one!

      • anonymous 7 years ago

        Wireless.

      • anonymous 7 years ago

        Way more freedom with wireless mouse. I did not notice any change in playing games, I think that "mouse lag" is just a myth for companies who make expensive wired gaming mice.

      • VinnyP 7 years ago

        wireless of course wired is 90's

      • anonymous 7 years ago

        wireless all the way haha.

        mobility around in my bag, especially useful for laptop users.

        thank god i changed to a wireless haha

      • anonymous 7 years ago

        I'm using a wire-less mouse just bought and its running on a nano chip with 12 months bat life and i can still play FPS games(first person shooter) and still win so ya its better.

      • anonymous 7 years ago

        wireless

      • anonymous 8 years ago

        If your not a gamer. Wireless is the way to go!

      • Treasures By Brenda 8 years ago from Canada

        I would NEVER go back to a wired mouse after experiencing the joys of the wireless one. No more cord! What freedom! In terms of the batteries, we have a recharger that sits at the top of the stairs and two buckets -- one for recharged batteries; one for dead batteries. Our system works pretty nicely and we haven't spent any money on batteries for a few years.

        Brenda

      • julieannbrady 8 years ago

        Do you know that there are WAY too many wires and cords with the usual computer hookup with all the peripherals. Wouldn't it be cool if everything was wireless -- even the power cords?

      • Tony Payne 8 years ago from Southampton, UK

        I love my bluetooth mouse, and it's got a charger base so it can be left to charge overnight. Wired is ok, as long as you are going to use it right next to the computer. I haven't experienced any delays, but lately I only play Infantry (www.station.com) and use the keyboard for that.

      • anonymous 8 years ago

        Wireless for sure, I am tired of the wire getting hooked on things on my desk.

      • anonymous 8 years ago

        Wireless

      • bconnor11 9 years ago

        I'm using a wired mouse now, but I like wireless better. I'm a lefty, so its easy to switch around when a righty uses the computer.

      • anonymous 9 years ago

        No cable, no wire fraying, no chance of the wire getting caught on something.

        and chadrew, just throw them into a battery recycle bin man :)

        gamers choose wireless because they are, simply put, the best!!!

        and the issue with lag is totally absurd. i get more lag on my wired from wire fray and wire wearing out issues.

      • coachbriany lm 9 years ago

        Wireless mouse is a must with a laptop. Last christmas I found some wireless mice on clearance at Staples for $8 each. I bought them all up. I give them to friends who have laptops as a fun gift. I say once you go wireless you won't go back.

      • anonymous 9 years ago

        Wireless, wire is history!

      • anonymous 9 years ago

        wireless is obviosly best if u want to have absolute freedom when gaming!

      Advantages of Wired Mice

      • A wired mouse is more reliable. Unlike a wireless one it will usually work even without any special drivers, and you won't need to worry about signal interference. Just plug it into USB, and it'll work.
      • These mice theoretically have faster response times than cordless ones (although the issue is practically non-existent when it comes to modern hardware).
      • There's no need to replace batteries all the time, or worry about them running out in the middle of an intense gaming session.
      • Wired mice can be made lighter than wireless ones because they don't contain heavy batteries. Lack of built-in batteries and a receiver also means that the device is cheaper to make.

      Classic Wired Gaming Mouse from Logitech

      Logitech G400s 910-003589 Optical Gaming Mouse
      Logitech G400s 910-003589 Optical Gaming Mouse

      G400s is an affordable gaming mouse from Logitech, and the successor of the MX518 which I had been using for nearly 6 years. I like the precision it gives me in Counter Strike: Source, and the extra buttons come in handy for easier back/forward web page navigation. The only thing I haven't found use for is the sensitivity changing on-the-fly (I always use the same one), but I'm sure some people will like the feature. This mouse is asymmetrical (for right hand use only), and as a result, fits into your palm nicely.

       

      Pros of Wireless Mice

      • Wireless mice are, well, wireless. There's no cord, meaning you don't have to worry about it getting twisted or stuck. It'll also look nicer and help reduce all the cable clutter under your desk.
      • You don't need to "drag" the cable all the time when you are using a wireless mouse (although it's not really an issue with a wired mouse if the cable is positioned correctly).
      • You are not limited to the cable length - depending on the model, it's usually possible to use a wireless mouse several meters away from the computer.

      Good Wireless Gaming Mouse

      Logitech G700s 910-003584 Rechargeable Gaming Mouse
      Logitech G700s 910-003584 Rechargeable Gaming Mouse

      This is really great gaming mouse and the top model Logitech can offer for gamers in the wireless area. It uses a 2.4 GHz connection to avoid interference, and 1,000 Hz USB polling rate for maximum responsiveness. When it's time to recharge the batteries, you can just plug in the micro USB cable and continue using the mouse while it charges. Again, gotta love the fact that it's not ambidextrous, but designed to be used with right hand only - classic Logitech design inherited from the previous models.

       

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          CristianStan 4 years ago

          Wireless is the best. You just have to make sure you get the one that fits you.

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          iyandri lm 5 years ago

          for gaming mouse i still like wired mouse , because more responsive

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          anonymous 5 years ago

          I use a wireless mouse because I use my 54 inch HD TV as a computer monitor and I like to sit on my couch while computing. I don't play a lot of games though, I'm a computer science student so I mainly use my computer for programming. If there's a lag on my cheapo 11 dollar Targus AMW5701, I certainly don't ever experience it, so basically that's why I use a wireless mouse: I sit more than 2 meters away from my monitor. Oh yeah, and I use rechargeable batteries for everything, so batteries are a not an issue for me.

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          anonymous 5 years ago

          @anonymous: Some gamers, for whom it is very important to have smooth, consisted mouse movement across the surface, don't like the wire because it "drags" and can snag on things. Some even buy those expensive mouse cord holders that companies like Razer make.

          Seems silly to me, but there you go.

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          anonymous 5 years ago

          The pros for wireless don't even give you a benefit. Why do you need huge range? Is your keyboard floating and wireless too, and does your monitor follow you everywhere as well? No? You sit in front of the computer in one spot? Then why does your mouse have to have the ability to be further away? Is that wire really limiting your movement? I don't even notice the wire because I'm not at max range, like most people I leave slack so that it has no effect on me.

          Just get a good logitech wired mouse and be done with it.

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          anonymous 6 years ago

          EAST OR WEST

          WIRED MICE IS BEST

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          anonymous 6 years ago

          Logitech ignores gamers request to manufacture the Logitech 9043530403 Trackman Wheel Optical Trackball

          Wireless is subject to interference in some areas, wired is not! Center located trackballs are useless, Gamers like myself need to use our thumbs to move the pointer or charater, fingers to click to use weapons and the left hand free to use the keyboard keys. Logitech poduces a trackman wireless that is exactly the same as the wired but useless due to interference from outside sources. plus Logitech figures they can charge much much more for a wireless version than the wired version, as it does cost more to make the wireless version. Logitech will not even sell the rights for others to produce what was and still could be a hundred thousand unit sale per state in just the U.S alone. Must be a Harvard graduate making Moronic decisions that only servre their visions instead of reality.

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          anonymous 6 years ago

          Good topic and great information, loved reading and participating in the lens.

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          galant 6 years ago

          Interesting Duel. I have used both over the years. I used a wireless mouse at work for a while when the company paid for batteries, but I will not use them for personal use and have even phased out that mouse at work. When I thought about it, I just didn't like that I was sending batteries to the landfills.

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          irenemaria 6 years ago from Sweden

          Interesting debate! I have both a laptop and an ordinary comp. With both I use wireless mice

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          JenOfChicago LM 6 years ago

          Good debate! I need a new mouse so I'm thinking this over.

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          anonymous 6 years ago

          Cool lens-love it!

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          anonymous 6 years ago

          wired mouse is the way to go! ;D

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          Oliversbabycarecouk 6 years ago

          Great Lens. I Use Both, Currently A Wireless One, But I Prefer Wires, Less To Go Wrong Then

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          Richard 6 years ago from Surrey, United Kingdom

          Great debate. I've used both, but much prefer the wireless version.

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          lasertek lm 7 years ago

          Nice debate! I have used both the wired and wireless mouse. Never really had problems with both though; that's why I cannot choose which is much preferred.

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          anonymous 7 years ago

          Nice I got it

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          DividingLine 7 years ago

          It's got to be wired if you want the best gaming mouse with the fastest response and no battery worries, although the new Razer Mamba is really good for a wireless gaming mouse

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          Treasures By Brenda 8 years ago from Canada

          Loving my wireless!

          Brenda

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          Tony Payne 8 years ago from Southampton, UK

          I use my touchpad most of the time on my laptop, but I do like my Logitech bluetooth mouse and keyboard, they perform nicely. Good lens, 5*****

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          valmont 9 years ago

          I've got the #2, #3, #7 mice in my store!

          Do visit my store:

          http://www.squidoo.com/games4matessrazershowcase

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          KimGiancaterino 9 years ago

          My laptop has a touchpad, so I've been mouse-less for many years now. Great debate though. I never had a problem with my old wired mouse.

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          ols 9 years ago

          Nice lens with useful comparisons made between wired and wireless mice.