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How could I cord a wireless five-button laser mouse? Answered

I have a wireless five-button laser mouse for my lappy and the receiver keeps getting bent, I've gone through four mice with this and it finally occurred to me that a corded mouse would solve my problem (since the plug is smaller). But I can't find a tutorial anywhere on how to do this and I'm not good enough with electronic to figure it out myself. I'm sure something can be done, or would I be better off buying a $20 corded replacement? Thanks

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frollardBest Answer (author)2009-07-28
A common method is to get a short piggyback cable - like 1-4 inches long usb extension cord. It allows a standard small plug to be inserted in the laptop - and the short wire prevents the dongle being damaged from bumps - since it dangles. Dangling dongles all the way.

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iTraceur (author)2009-07-29

There's mice from Logitech with absolutely tiny receivers if you really get sick of the receivers, probably not answering your question, though. The VX Nano's $US80, It's got tons of buttons, and I'VE GOT ONE! Oh, and no, I DON'T WORK FOR LOGITECH!!!

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frollard (author)iTraceur2009-08-02

Those *are* pretty cool mice. With the receiver that sticks into the bottom of the mouse when not in use.

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iTraceur (author)frollard2009-08-17

Yup. Still think it's the best laptop mouse ever.

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RelaxedSoup (author)2009-07-28

You could open up your laptop and solder the receiver dongle to a USB header on the motherboard, but that might be more hassle than it's worth.

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