"free from the weight and distraction of a cable" ahhahah
Wireless mice have their place near the HTPC. In my experience people who prefer wireless aren't the ones who play Quake and StarCraft. I've tried the MX1000 - super heavy and laggy. The G700 is a lot better but lag is till there. Also annoying buttons EVERYWHERE. Who likes these buttons
Try a G900, I've yet to hear anyone say that there's any lag with it wireless, and there have been a lot who've tested it. It's WAY better than the G700 which I've also had.
Nobody said that. At least nobody smart.
Probably the same idiot that said dual cores were enough.
And that's a lie cause we know the best sound card ever produced was the SoundStorm on the Nforce2. In fact modern Sound Cards are worse because they instead use the CPU to process sound. So if anything onboard audio has gotten worse. The exception is the DAC has gotten better for onboard audio, but that doesn't change that onboard sound is just basically the DAC. The only sound cards today that even do hardware audio acceleration is Creative cards, and they rarely make it onto motherboards.
You're using simple evolution in technology to compare that wireless is the next natural step in evolution over wired. It isn't that simple, because wireless is inherently problematic. Those problems aren't going to disappear. How many network admins wire their infrastructure with 100% wireless? Almost none. Why? Cause wireless is slower, insecure, breaks often, and costly. That can all apply to wireless mice, and nothing you say will change that. Not including the problems wireless mice have like recharging and extra weight for the battery. And batteries go bad eventually, and I bet most mice don't exactly allow you to replace it without voiding a warranty sticker, which btw those warranty stickers are illegal on devices to begin with.
I'm not saying there isn't a place for wireless mice, cause I use one for my HTPC, but not when I'm sitting 2 feet away from my PC. And technically a wireless mouse is inferior to a wired in nearly every aspect. Unless you need the wireless function it should be avoided. Same goes for wifi.
I can tell the difference
If you are handy with a soldering iron, you can replace the buttons yourself.I find myself frustrated with Logitech of late. I have used a g602 for 3 years and in that time I have had to rma 6 of them for the same problem . the mouse buttons dying. if it had just been the g602 I would have been fine and moved on but I have replaced my sons 502 3 times and other Logitech mice the same number of times. Until they resolve this I am done with them. I really wanted to buy the g900 but at that price point and the fact that it uses the same tech as the 602 for the buttons no thanks
I bet you have a photographic memory too, and believe in crystals healing power, and reptilians!
With a Logitech G700s:
259ms average reaction time, 15 attempts - wired
250ms average reaction time, 15 attempts - wireless
fastest single reaction time was 230ms for both wired and wireless modes.
So I'm calling BS on your "I can tell" statement.