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    Classroom Mice

    I need new Optical Mice to replace ageing ball mice. I need a long lead other than that it just has to be classroom tough.

    I've been using some Sweex mice that are ok but I'd rate them only medium tough. I need these to be tougher. I find that the weakest part is always the lead going into the mouse.

    Microsoft make nice mice but are costly and I find the Logitech mice quality can vary wildly even with the same model of mouse.

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    I tend to get the cheapest Logitech mice from Insight, they are usually about £3 or £4 a mouse and they seem to last ok for us.

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    Our deputy head just ordered 50 wireless mice. Was quite chuffed at the price he got them at too. I left him with the thought of any disadvantages before dinner and he might get it by the end of today.

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    I always go with Microsoft Basic Optical Mice now. Yes, they cost a little more but they do last. I was replacing Sweex ones constantly. Since I switched them, I've replaced 1 MS mouse in 2 years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Galway View Post
    Our deputy head just ordered 50 wireless mice. Was quite chuffed at the price he got them at too. I left him with the thought of any disadvantages before dinner and he might get it by the end of today.
    LOL! Could you imagine, batteries, crosstalk, mice swapping, theft! If they still made infrared mice maybe.. but otherwise what a nightmare, bad luck!

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    Logitech from Misco I work on £5 a mouse in face that the mouse that I have on my work PC.

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    As others, I have a handful of cheapy optical mice that I've picked up from eBay/amazon/... that are permanent spares. I also have a good selection of trackball mice for use with repeat offenders.

    Trying to buy 'robust' mice is a waste of money. The little darlings will damage even the toughest ones, so it's a false economy to spend more than a fiver, I think.

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    Cheapo from Ash Distribution - a couple of quid tops

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    Cheapo Logitech mice here, work pretty well. Oh and charging back to departments for damaged/stolen mice seems to make them last longer as well

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    Cheapest I can find! I ordered some Computer Gear ones today for £1.85 each.

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    I'd avoid Sweex. We recently had a batch of Sweex PS/2 mouses. They have a strange way of suddenly swapping x and y. Fixed by unplugging and repluging in the PS/2 connector.

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    We purchase ours from mt-electronics.com. We've got a school account even thought it's meant to be trade only. It seems that they are importers of sumvision goods to the UK.

    We get these for a about £1.30ish. They have a mininum spend of £200 pounds when ordering, but we buy about 40 and get a bulk load of CD & DVD media as they're pricing is fantastic.

    They have a load of weird gadgets that you can chuck on to bump up the total.
    I remember that they were selling the digital photo frames for a fiver before they became popular.

    Michael

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    V7 ones from PCS seem quite robust.

    Ben

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    If you want 100, this is excellent value. Logitech 100 pack £300.

    Logitech B110 Optical USB Mouse- 100 pack - Misco.co.uk

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    Quote Originally Posted by OverWorked View Post
    If you want 100, this is excellent value. Logitech 100 pack £300.

    Logitech B110 Optical USB Mouse- 100 pack - Misco.co.uk
    How long are the leads on these? I need about 1.5 meters or more.

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