Best Mouse for Programers
After geeking mouses for the past 5 years, here's few i consider the best, for programers.
First, if you are wondering why a programer needs a mouse with so many buttons, see
And, the most important thing about buying a mouse is how it fits your hand. So, if you are buying a expensive mouse, be sure the mouse fits the way you hold the mouse. For detail, see;
And, why a gaming mouse?
Because, gaming mouse have multitudes of buttons and knobs, and they are programable. You can just program the buttons to switch window, compile, run, launch, copy paste, etc.
ROCCAT Tyon Mouse
This is the best. Lots buttons, and in different shapes around the mouse.
- The top fin switch can be used for switching previous/next window/app/tab.
- The thumb paddle switch can be used for the same or page up/down.
Best of all, it support Linux 100%, fully programmable buttons.
Full review at ROCCAT Tyon Mouse
Logitech G700 Mouse
The second i recommend is logitech g700. This one i currently use.
The 4 thumb buttons are extremely comfortable and well done. I've been using them for browser prev/next tab, close tab, and back button, every minute, 8 hours a day, for 5 years now.
Plus it got the spin-wheel. Essential if you on are linux. (because linux doesn't have scroll acceleration.)
The bad points is that the battery lasts only 3 days. But it has recharger builtin, so you can plug it every night or use as wired mouse. Also, the top lef 3 buttons are practically useless. They are hard to press.
Full review at: Logitech G700s Mouse Review.
Logitech G600 MMO Gaming Mouse
This one, is superb. I currently use. Many buttons, each one is mapped to some command, so i don't have to switch to keyboard just to copy/past or resize window or stuff.
Though, it's not really comfortable to be pressing these buttons all day and every day.
and if you have fat thumb, this is not for you. (I have rather thin thumb.)
Logitech G602 Wireless Mouse
If you really want a wireless one, this is the one.
It got 11 butons, with battery life that's some 250 hours.
The flaw is that it doesn't have wheel that spins 〔►see Logitech Mouse with Spin Wheel〕, and doesn't have builtin battery recharger
Full review: Logitech G602 Wireless Gaming Mouse.
See also: MMO Mouses
See also: List of Programable Keypads