On a daily basis, domain investors use computers to evaluate, acquire, and sell domain names in a quest to generate a healthy return on their investment.
Such constant use of computers and other electronic devices for hours on end can create a lot of physical stress, such as eye strain and hand fatigue or pain, causing problems that tend to remain long term: hand agility can be affected and vision may deteriorate.
One has to remember that caffeine alone cannot avert this! The important part is to use the right computer hardware that will deliver a pleasant, efficient experience while performing your daily tasks.
Disclaimer: This article series isn't about promoting a particular brand of products, but rather a prompt to find the best computer gear that works for you. To find that perfect keyboard, monitor and computer mouse you must do your own personal research, just like I did. I do not receive any kickbacks from the manufacturer of the hardware.
Part 3: Mice - Get the right computer mouse for your domaining needs.
Some of us recall a time that personal computers used no mouse as part of any function. These were the early days of Unix, MS-DOS, and other command line operating systems. The widespread adoption of graphical user interfaces (GUI) in the software of the 1980s and 1990s made computer mice necessary for the control of computer systems.
Today, the use of a computer mouse is almost 100% mandatory for desktop computers and although laptops have their own touchpad, the use of an external mouse can improve efficiency tremendously.
For domain investors, a good computer mouse provides accuracy of performing tasks such as content creation and development, managing data, and updating domain portfolios on such platforms as the Uni Market and Afternic.
Over the years, I've tried a variety of computer mice, including the mechanical ones made by Microsoft.
As a domain investor, graphics designer, and content creator, I soon realized that Logitech—Logi, these days—creates a range of high-quality devices surpassing every other brand in the market. Not only is every newer model better than the previous, but they can interact with other Logitech products such as keyboards.
Whether corded or wireless, the right computer mouse should be reliable, comfortable, and can be used across different computer platforms. It should be easy to plug and go into a desktop as much as into a laptop and deliver the same experience and results.
But enough intro rambling. Without further ado, allow me to introduce you to the top 3 choices for a computer mouse, all of which I've used or still use.
Choice #1: Logitech G502 Hero, a corded mouse. Priced at about $40 dollars, the G502 is great for all of your needs, including gaming, as it can accommodate weights to suit your needs. It has been the old faithful for me for over five years, never missing a beat and never needing any battery charging either!
Choice #2: Logitech MX Master 2S, a wireless mouse. With a retail price around $65 dollars, the MX Master 2S is not the latest from Logitech but it's a great, reliable mouse that provides ample resting for your hand, high DPI, and lots of programmable buttons and wheels. Note that it has been discontinued by Logitech but it's still being sold and supported.
Choice #3: Logitech MX Master 3, a wireless mouse. This is the king of computer mice and it better be, at $100 dollars. It's a step up from the MX Master 2S in terms of ergonomics, better placement of the back/forth buttons, and it's rechargeable over USB-C.
All three are computer mice I used.
You can also look into two variants of the above; one from Logitech, the G502 Lightspeed Wireless, retailing at about $100 dollars. Other than the wireless connectivity, it's identical to its $40 corded sibling. Lastly, if you are on a budget and feel like spending much less, the PICTEK Wired Gaming mouse will do the job for less than $15 dollars.
Get your gear ready and get domaining!