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      Review: Dell’s MS700 wireless mouse has a twisted parlor trick but limited use

      news.movim.eu / ArsTechnica · Wednesday, 12 October, 2022 - 13:00

    Dell MS700 Bluetooth Travel Mouse

    Enlarge / Dell's MS700 Bluetooth Travel Mouse. (credit: Scharon Harding)

    Specs at a glance: Dell MS700 Bluetooth Travel Mouse
    Sensor Optical LED
    Connectivity options Bluetooth 5.0
    Programmable buttons 0
    Onboard profiles 0
    Lighting None
    Size 4.59×2.25×1.17 inches
    (116.49×57.17×29.79 mm)
    Weight 2.01 ounces
    (56.9 g)
    Warranty 3 years
    Price (MSRP) $65

    There's something to be said about a portable PC peripheral. With many people working in various locations and pairing PC accessories with various devices, portability has become a necessity for many. The Dell MS700 Bluetooth Travel Mouse released today prioritizes portability with Bluetooth connectivity and, more interestingly, the ability to twist into a flatter shape.

    The twisted mouse is similar to mice like Microsoft's bendable Surface Arc but stands out with its ability to easily toggle across multiple paired devices, plus a cozy texture. But these are about the only enjoyable things about using the MS700.

    Dell's MS700 felt scratchy when I moved it around or made extended swipes, and the touch-scroll strip is an inadequate replacement for a scroll wheel. And there are very few customization options with this $65 (MSRP) mouse.

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      Hands-on: Logitech’s tiny G705 wireless mouse is more versatile than it looks

      news.movim.eu / ArsTechnica · Thursday, 18 August, 2022 - 19:29

    Logitech G705 wireless mouse

    Enlarge / Logitech G705 wireless mouse. (credit: Scharon Harding)

    I'll admit it; I have a lot of PC mice. And it's not just because I review them. Between traveling, multiple computers, gaming, and my living room, I have interest in multiple mice that cater to different needs.

    One of those needs is portability. Sure, it's easy enough to find a mouse that's wireless and lightweight, but often that comes with limited comfort and/or pared-down features.

    At first glance, Logitech's G705 wireless mouse, announced in late July, seemed too minute to pack real power or accommodate anything but smaller hands. But a few hours into using the peripheral have shown me there's more than meets the eye in this tiny mouse.

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      Logitech MX Master 3S review: The best wireless mouse gets slightly better

      news.movim.eu / ArsTechnica · Tuesday, 24 May, 2022 - 07:01

    Logitech MX Master 3S in white and dark grey

    Logitech's MX Master 3S. (credit: Scharon Harding)

    Specs at a glance: Logitech MX Master 3S
    Sensor Optical (model not disclosed)
    Connectivity options Bluetooth Low Energy, 2.4 GHz wireless dongle
    Programmable buttons 6
    Onboard profiles None
    Lighting None
    Size 4.92×3.32×2.01 inches
    (124.9×84.3×51 mm)
    Weight 4.97 ounces
    (141 g)
    Warranty One year
    Price (MSRP) $99

    I've used the Logitech MX Master 3 as my primary productivity mouse since it came out in 2019. I've tested dozens of mice since, but none juggled a decent number of programmable buttons, advanced wireless capabilities, multi-device control, and long-term comfort as admirably as the MX Master 3. Today, Logitech released a revamped version, the MX Master 3S .

    It follows in Master 3's footsteps of wireless mouse excellence but doesn't introduce enough improvements to warrant ditching my MX Master 3 and opening my wallet again.

    As you might have guessed by the mild moniker modification, the 3S is slightly different from the 3. The new mouse has quieter left- and right-click buttons, and it supports higher sensitivity, so your cursor can move farther with less physical mouse movement—and that's it.

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      Study of reproducibility issues points finger at the mice

      news.movim.eu / ArsTechnica · Wednesday, 11 May, 2022 - 16:06 · 1 minute

    Study of reproducibility issues points finger at the mice

    Enlarge (credit: David Aubrey )

    Over the last decade or so, the science community has been concerned about what has been called the "reproducibility crisis": the apparent failure of some significant experiments to produce the same results when they're repeated. That failure has led to many suggestions about what might be done to improve matters, but we still don't fully understand why experiments are failing to reproduce results.

    A few recent studies have attempted to pinpoint the underlying problem. A new study approached reproducibility failure by running a set of identical behavioral experiments in several labs in Switzerland and Germany. It found that many of the differences come down to the lab itself. But there's also variability in the results that can't be ascribed to any obvious cause and may just arise from differences between individual mice.

    Try and try again

    The basic outline of the work is pretty simple: Get three labs to perform the same set of 10 standard behavioral experiments on mice. But the researchers took a number of additional steps to allow a detailed look at the underlying factors that might drive variation in experimental results. The experiments were done on two different mouse strains, both of which had been inbred for many generations, limiting genetic variability. All the mice were ordered from the same company. They were housed in identical conditions and were tested while they were the same age.

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      Razer’s new wireless mouse offers light weight, tasteful look

      news.movim.eu / ArsTechnica · Tuesday, 10 May, 2022 - 15:00 · 1 minute

    Razer Viper V2 Pro in black.

    Enlarge / Razer Viper V2 Pro. (credit: Razer)

    If you prefer a mouse that glides across a mousepad—or a glass surface, in this case—with minimal effort, finding a lightweight, cordless one is a good move. Lightweight mice are often LED-laden or hole-riddled pieces that look odd in most settings outside of a gaming den. But Razer's Viper V2 Pro announced Tuesday is a 2.05-ounce (58 g) wireless mouse carrying a muted look that can accommodate more traditional-looking setups.

    Razer is primarily known for flashy, snake-clad PCs and peripherals aimed at gamers. The Viper 2 Pro, with an optical sensor that supports an adjustable DPI (dots per inch, see more in our PC mouse terms article) of up to 30,000 and extreme features like adjustable liftoff distance, is also aimed at PC gamers. But with its muted black or tasteful white design and symmetrical shape, you might not notice it at first. Although, spotting the angular lines under the left and right-click buttons and the subtler three-headed snake might provide clues.

    Still, there's no RGB logo, and that took 0.1 ounces (2.7 g) off the mouse's weight compared to its predecessor, the 2.61-ounce (74 g) Razer Viper Ultimate , and will also help conserve battery life. The only real pop of color is the light south of the scroll wheel, which signifies which DPI setting you're currently using.

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