I used to have a wonderful Microsoft Intellimouse 3.0 - it had excellent button layout, size, and AFAIK a great sensor on it. Unfortunately I think the right click button has worn out, so I'll need to replace it (if you think it can be repaired let me know that along with your replacement suggestion).

What I want in a mouse:

  • laser/optical
  • two thumb buttons (forward/backward ideally)
  • medium size
  • smooth scrolling a plus
  • sensor polling and sensitivity relatively high
  • USB wired
  • DPI switch button a plus
  • no glued on "grips"
  • if lit, white, green, or configurable lights are preferred
  • scanner mouse would be neat - can it still be a good gaming mouse?
  • easy to clean underside
  • ideally less than $40
  • I am flexible, so don't be afraid to make a suggestion even if most of the requirements aren't met, so long as you think I might be satisfied. As in the pirate's code, these are more like guidelines
    – Adam Wykes
    Commented Jul 14, 2016 at 15:50
  • I personally wouldn't trust a scanner mouse with gaming just because it isn't a regular mouse. I feel like the extra scanning feature would cause problems.
    – Adam
    Commented Jul 15, 2016 at 3:58
  • @Adam yes, I would ideally like to see reviews or some other kind of evidence to the effect that the scanner doesn't interfere with performance. However, I have some faith that the two tasks are not mutually exclusive for me, because I don't need perfection in either category (I'm willing to compromise), and mechanically there is nothing really different between a scanner and an optical mouse's tracking camera. Indeed, there are reports of DIYers hacking old optical mice to create their own scanners. I am pinning my hopes on that theoretical equality of functions.
    – Adam Wykes
    Commented Jul 15, 2016 at 13:11

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The Logitech G402 Hyperion Fury meets most of the requirements. It is a little more than your ideal price. It is $49.99 on newegg http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&DEPA=0&Order=BESTMATCH&Description=g402&N=-1&isNodeId=1

  • It is a wired laser/optical mouse
  • The resolution is from 240 to 4000 DPI at 1000hz data polling
  • It has three configurable thumb buttons and two other macro buttons. Any of which can be configured as a DPS button
  • It has a blue light, but it is configurable if you want to adjust it or turn it off.
  • It has solid construction


  • It is a larger mouse
  • It is not a scanner mouse
  • It does not have smooth scrolling

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