I'm looking to sorta replace my Intellimouse Optical at home with something new, which I will then take the Intellimouse Optical to work to use on the G5 I use every day ('cause I hate the standard Apple Optical mouse). I like the IO but I thought since there's better mice for a little more (starting around $10) maybe I'd get something new.
I was thinking about getting a Wireless Intellimouse Explorer but then I saw that they use standard batteries and don't feature a rechargeable...which I'm a little leery of. Microsoft doesn't seem to sell Intellimouse Opticals anymore (the 5 button one like I have), there's a few places you can get them but they're almost as much $$$ as wireless Explorer mice and a few of the Logitechs.
I've seen people raving for the last few years over the Logitech MX series line, and now I see they have an MX1000 out which is a laser mouse (apparently higher up than a standard optical). I'm not too much of a stickler on laser over optical, as long as it has forward/back browser buttons and wireless would be nice (but not necessary).
I hear wireless mice skip around a lot...if that's true maybe I'll stick to wired.
I guess in summary:
-Must have forward/back browser buttons (which are supported by Firefox)
-Optical is a must, laser is ok but not necessary
-Wireless would be nice, wired is ok but seems like wireless isn't much more expensive - in that case I'd go wireless
-I'd rather have rechargeable batteries if it's possible, I think this eliminates all of Microsoft's mice (unless their standard battery mice have long battery life)
-I don't play PC games all that much so anything over 5 buttons wouldn't benefit me much (not a necessity at least)
I'd spend roughly up to $60 which is what you can get the MX1000 for.
Any ideas? TIA everyone