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What do you do when your mouse breaks (computer)

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When I was younger, the “price point” was much lower than it is today, but it is also too high today for many things. When I was a kid, honestly ten bucks was roughly my upper limit for the cost of things. Now that limit is higher, but I do wonder sometimes. Things that now cost 100 dollars didn’t use to cost 100 bucks. Yesterday I dropped [ped my mouse. I have done that many times over the years, and every once in a blue moon, you drop it in such a way that something breaks. The scroll wheel on the mouse was broken. I don’t use my mouse often (the computer has a touch screen) but when I do the scroll button is the go-to function that I use the most.

You scroll documents, web pages, and so on. That is roughly 90% of what I use the mouse for. First off, if you don’t have a touch screen, then you use the mouse for 3everyting. If you do have a touchscreen then like me you’ve probably begun the transition to the world between the click. Do I use the mouse or press the screen? I find that I use the screen more and more. The only time I don’t now (use the finger on screen) is when I am scrolling and if I need a pinpoint selection. In part, because I am a frequent iPad user, the reality of touch was easier to adopt. That did get me thinking though; I do have a computer at home that isn; ’t a touch screen.

I realized yesterday as I threw the mouse away, that once I started only using the screen on the computer I use for writing, I started trying to use the non-touch screen of my VM computer. I kept touching the screen, pausing and then realizing it is mouse-driven, no touch screen! I did sadly do that twice yesterday. But in fairness, I did not suffer mouse withdrawal.  I did decide this morning to get a new replacement mouse, as I was looking online, I noticed that you can get many different types of mice now for computers. What I wondered was the price point. As in how much would you spend for a keyboard and a mouse, or a mouse or a keyboard? I will ask a few questions in the poll, thanks for reading!

  • Question of

    Would you pay 100 dollars for a new computer mouse? (90 or so Euros)?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Would you pay 49.99 (roughly 44 Euros) for a mouse?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    What about 9.99 (or about 8 Euros) for a mouse?

    • Yes
    • No

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Written by DocAndersen

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  1. I have an $8 mouse I got from Amazon and at that time I also got rechargeable batteries and a recharger. My mouse works well and it has been dropped but so far so good. I just noticed that in the Amazon add with your post there are portable monitors and desktop ones for sale but no mouse. Interesting.

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  2. I wish you could see me converting to SA currency while taking the poll ?. I was watching series one Sunday morning, dropped my mouse and it scattered into pieces. I sat for 30 minutes trying to repair the damage but had to give up and go buy a new one.

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