Where have all my wireless MMO gaming mice gone?
Currently I game on 3 - 55" Toshiba TVs. I like to sit in my recliner with the keyboard on my lap and my mouse on the coffee table beside my chair. I say this not to brag, well maybe a little lol, but to illuminate the direction technology is headed toward. Eventually I believe that people migrate away from the age old desk with the monitor on it and toward their couch. The age of Home theater computers is upon us. As we move further and further away from our computers wired mice no longer make any sense. That being said. I have been using a wireless mouse for many many years now in one form for another.
Personally I feel strangled by my mouse cord. It's the only device I use that gets picked up and moved around on a minute by minute basis when I am gaming. Having a cord hanging off the back of my mouse throwing off all of my headshots or keeping me from clicking on the next mob in rotation feels unbearable.
The reliability of wireless mouse technology has improved to the point that most gamers that are not e-sports competitors don't have to worry too much about the mouse cutting out. Keeping your battery charged is just another routine I've gotten in the habit of maintaining. As long as you charge your mouse between gaming sessions its not normally a problem. If you plan on playing for 16 hours strait without a break, you should probably have an extra battery on hand anyhow.
If you should so desire feel free to click on the link below and take a look at my current gaming setup. Specs for my computer should be in my signature below my picture.
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I totally get where you are coming from with the way that current trends are heading in the gaming space. Perhaps my early experiences with wireless gaming mice were sub-par (or I picked the wrong ones!)
Admittedly my next gaming PC will probably be out of the office and into the living room. I think we are also seeing a trend of controller-enabled games (and will continue to do so with Steam pushing things in that direction) and that may still hinder the need for a wireless mouse for the couch.
Sorry I can't help out with any good suggestions for one, but I hope you find one!