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I have an older Logitech Programmable Mouse that I use all the time.  Wireless connection with a few programmable buttons.  Uses a regular AA battery.  Was looking at upgrading today and what I could fined had rechargeable batteries that only lasted about 12 hours.  My current mouse lasts for weeks without having to replace plus no docking station required.

 

Suggestions?

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I have been there, with my mx518 and others; although it is corded (I have never been a fan of battery mice). If you like programmable and can get past the inertia of upgrading, and can get used to a cord the G600 is hard to beat. Your settings stay with the mouse, so no need to setup for different machines.

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I use the Logitech M510.

 

Easily programmable buttons to work with CA hot keys - Push Scroll Wheel to left ( H ) - Instant 3d overview, push down (CTRL - L) - instant Library etc.

 

As for the batteries - I use my mouse all day M-F and have to change the batteries every 4-5 months.

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I have the Performance MX and my rechargeable batteries last 1 day., they said 1 week normal use. I use it all day every day, that must not be normal use.

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Well if you are going to look into the G600, here are some screen shots of my settings to help you decide.  There are a lot of keys to remember, and it can seem overwhelming, but eventually you can get used to everything.  If you use keyboard short cuts, it is simply a matter of shifting the hot keys to the mouse.

 

On my main setting I have - open object (cntl+e), undo, esc., line break, amoung others mapped to keys which I find very useful. 

 

For the electrical mode I created new hot keys for all the tools like switch (cntl+shift+alt+s), or connection (cntl+shift+alt+c). etc.

 

In the number mode I can use the mouse as a number pad to enter dimensions or I use them as hot keys that I have reordered, e.g.  turning on bumping & pushing with 1, joining roof planes 2 ( obviously already existed, but useful nonetheless), Break wall is mapped to 4,  Copy/paste hold position 5, etc.

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I have the Performance MX and my rechargeable batteries last 1 day., they said 1 week normal use. I use it all day every day, that must not be normal use.

i have the same mouse.

the Ikea battery and those lasts about 2-3days, 8-10hr/day

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Never heard of the Ikea battery. I'll look it up, thanks

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