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« on: May 28, 2010, 02:22:41 PM »

right now I have the Logitech MX518, which seems to be pretty solid and the side buttons seem to be placed just about right.  what's your current favorite mouse?
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« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2010, 02:34:34 PM »

At work I have a Wireless Intellimouse Explorer 2.0
At home I have a Habu and a G7.
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« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2010, 02:48:08 PM »

I'm using a Logitech Performance MX with Darkfield technology.
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« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2010, 02:58:35 PM »

Quote from: Purge on May 28, 2010, 02:34:34 PM

At work I have a Wireless Intellimouse Explorer 2.0
At home I have a Habu and a G7.

Habu.. I love that name.

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« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2010, 03:09:49 PM »

MS wheelmouse optical, black, wired.
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« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2010, 04:54:30 PM »

Logitech G7
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« Reply #6 on: May 28, 2010, 09:18:00 PM »

MS laser mouse 6000, affectionately referred to as 'the toad'.  ugly as sin from a first look, but it really helps with the cts. 


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« Reply #7 on: May 29, 2010, 02:37:52 AM »

Logitech G9x
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« Reply #8 on: May 29, 2010, 03:12:04 AM »

Razer Salmosa. Exactly what I want in a mouse. Gaming class hardware. No drivers/software required. Also doesn't cost an arm and a leg... mine was 1337 plus 5$ shipping smile

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« Reply #9 on: May 29, 2010, 03:58:41 AM »

Logitech MX518
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« Reply #10 on: May 29, 2010, 04:19:57 AM »

Logitech Performance MX wireless mouse on a SteelSeries SX aluminum mouse surface...awesome combination that works great for both gaming and everyday use icon_cool
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« Reply #11 on: May 29, 2010, 07:19:11 AM »

Logitech G5 wired laser mouse. I would have gotten the G7 instead, but they stopped making them. frown

I'm actually looking for a new mouse right now, trying to find a bigger mouse since I've realized my huge hands don't properly rest on the mouse to prevent CTS.
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« Reply #12 on: May 29, 2010, 04:03:14 PM »

Logitech MX510 for home and Logitech MX518 at work.
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« Reply #13 on: June 02, 2010, 04:55:14 AM »

$20 MS Optical mouse.  icon_biggrin I'm left-handed and have never really found one of the premium mouses that feels right in my hand. Even the few "ambidextrous" ones.
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« Reply #14 on: June 02, 2010, 01:44:43 PM »

Razer Naga. Yes, the 15 button crazy mouse. And no, I don't use it for WoW.
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« Reply #15 on: June 02, 2010, 02:49:55 PM »

Quote from: TheAtomicKid on May 29, 2010, 03:12:04 AM

Razer Salmosa. Exactly what I want in a mouse. Gaming class hardware. No drivers/software required. Also doesn't cost an arm and a leg... mine was 1337 plus 5$ shipping smile

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« Reply #16 on: June 02, 2010, 03:50:31 PM »

I normally don't use one at all. I have an IBM Trackpoint keyboard and a Belkin Nostromo Speedpad.
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« Reply #17 on: June 02, 2010, 08:53:08 PM »

Still using the second generation Logitech G5. I need another mouse for the laptop I have coming tomorrow, so I'll probably get the G500 and demote the regular old G5 to the laptop bag.
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« Reply #18 on: June 02, 2010, 08:58:03 PM »

Quote from: Purge on June 02, 2010, 02:49:55 PM

Quote from: TheAtomicKid on May 29, 2010, 03:12:04 AM

Razer Salmosa. Exactly what I want in a mouse. Gaming class hardware. No drivers/software required. Also doesn't cost an arm and a leg... mine was 1337 plus 5$ shipping smile

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It's their idea of a joke. If you convert it to 'l33t sp34k', it's 'leet', etc. $13.37 and 5$ shipping. Sorry for my poor syntax smile

But the price is very nice...

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« Reply #19 on: June 03, 2010, 03:29:53 PM »

Logitech G7 for gaming, alongside a very old Logitech iFeel mouse for everything else, because all of my G7's have exhibited a tendency to double-click whenever I single-click after a few months of use.
Aside from the double-clicking problem, the G7 is far and away my favorite mouse ever. This is my 3rd one, both others replaced under warranty--all 3 had the same problem, regardless of which computer I had it on.
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« Reply #20 on: June 04, 2010, 04:19:44 AM »

Razer Mamba after my second Logitech G7 exhibited the same problem (randomly dropping sync then resyncing).  I'm actually pretty happy with the Mamba so far.
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« Reply #21 on: June 04, 2010, 11:17:58 AM »

Razer Diamondback.
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« Reply #22 on: June 04, 2010, 01:17:51 PM »

Logitech G7 usually but I did just get a G500 a couple of weeks ago because of the need for more than one side button.
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« Reply #23 on: December 19, 2011, 04:59:43 PM »

Hey guys, my mom let me pick out a couple things for Xmas. In addition to the wireless XBox360 for Windows controller, I got this Logitech Gaming Mouse G300:
http://www.logitech.com/en-us/gaming/mice-keyboard-combos/devices/gaming-mouse-g300

It's not totally button crazy per se. Technically it has 9, but one's used for "mode switching," and another for dpi-switching.

I'll share some impressions about it later.  icon_smile If you're a southpaw, you'll probably appreciate this because it works equally well for either hand. However, it is a bit smaller than the MX510 I'm used to. I used this last night though and it felt fine.
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« Reply #24 on: December 19, 2011, 05:27:32 PM »

I use a trackball  ninja
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« Reply #25 on: December 19, 2011, 05:32:45 PM »

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« Reply #26 on: December 19, 2011, 05:42:58 PM »

I have the Logitech G500 at home now, and I like it.  I'm not sure if it is quite as comfortable as the MX518, but it is very similar and I like it.
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« Reply #27 on: December 22, 2011, 12:59:50 AM »

The back button on my G5 v2 started crapping out at some point after I posted in here last.

I've been through several mice since then.

G500
G400
Razer Deathadder Black Edition
CM Storm Spawn

The G500 is super comfortable and I liked all the settings and how it stored them directly on the mouse so I didn't have to run the setpoint software all the time. On the downside there's some positive/negative acceleration depending on settings and mousing surface. It's also significantly heavier than most mice. I couldn't get quite used to it. It's the most comfortable palm grip mouse out there though.

The G400 has a good sensor and has some nice settings but IMO it's just not as comfortable as the a lot of others. The lighter weight is good but the shape slopes off too sharply on the right hand side of the mouse and my hand ends up contorting kind of weird, and the buttons aren't as wide as I've gotten used to and I sometimes miss presses on the right mouse button. If you're an MX518 fan though, this is the perfect replacement. It's pretty much identical just with an updated optical sensor.

The DeathAdder is quite easily the best mouse of its style out there. It's easily the smoothest most accurate sensor of any palm grip designed mouse I've ever used. Razer really did it right with this one from a driver/sensor standpoint. My first complaint is that the click on the scrollwheel is stiff, even after a couple of months of constant use. It hasn't made me miss clicks or anything, but my My biggest complaint though, and this is kind of a theme, is that I wish it was lighter. My hands are fairly large and I have longer thinner fingers, so I do a lot of small movements with just my fingers and most larger movements with just my wrist. I tend not to move my arm from the elbow much the way a lot of people do. My palm typically only ever touches mice at the base of my palm and the very back of the mouse, and the rest of my hand ends up arched which eventually gets uncomfortable. If I could get this mouse's internals and software but with the G500's outer shell and the ability to store the settings on the mouse, but lighter weight, I would have what I consider the perfect mouse.

So that leads me to the CM Storm Spawn, which is the best mouse I've ever used. It's super lightweight. The sensor has no prediction or acceleration and tracks just as smoothly as the Deathadder. It stores your settings in memory on the mouse itself just like the G500 does. The sides of the mouse are these awesome grippy rubber pads, not a rubber coating that might at some point wear off like on the Deathadder but actual decently thick rubber pads. The click on the scroll wheel is lighter than the Deathadder. The contoured ring finger rest shaped into the mouse is awesome. It's just about the perfect mouse for me. If you grip your mouse mostly with your finger tips and don't so much palm it, or ever wanted a smaller lighter weight mouse, I think this is the best one on the market. It's also cheap compared to most gaming mice. I got mine for $32.
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« Reply #28 on: December 22, 2011, 06:26:42 PM »

Hmmm, while at a different Best Buy near my office, saw the G700 wireless gaming mouse:
http://www.logitech.com/en-us/gaming/mice-keyboard-combos/devices/wireless-gaming-mouse-g700

Although when I read the reviews, see a fair number of complaints about battery life (at best a few days if you're a heavy gamer). You can play with the USB recharging cord attached, but I still have nightmares of when my wireless gaming mice would run dead on juice in the middle of a game a few years ago.

It has 3 tiny buttons to the left of the LMB, and then 4 distinct nub buttons on the mouse's left side. The shape's fairly close to the classic MX518, maybe a bit taller cause it has to have room for batteries.

I haven't really made up my mind about my G300 yet. I wish it was a little bigger. For some things in SWTOR it seems to work better, and I appreciate the extra buttons. On some other things, it feels weird (as a "symmetrical" mouse, which I'm not used to anymore) and just a smidgen too small. I way more often run into problems with mice being too big and causing hand/finger strain, and have often returned new mice for that reason.

btw, Perfect World/Cryptic as a promotion e-mailed all players/past players (I think?) a promo code they can use to save 35% off any Logitech mouse or keyboard. The MSRP at Logitech's site isn't always that great though (Best Buy carried that illuminated keyboard I got for $10 less), so I don't know for sure if it would save much over Amazon, buy.com etc.
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« Reply #29 on: December 22, 2011, 07:56:08 PM »

I just tried a Microsoft Touch Mouse. I wish it had a bigger curve, but for Windows use it's fantastic.

For gaming? The Habu is still preferred. I'd consider getting a cyborg rat or something a little different, but I also don't want to break the bank.

I have no interest in a wireless mouse for gaming.
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« Reply #30 on: December 22, 2011, 08:57:12 PM »

I'm using a Mionix Naos 3200

I used it once at a relative's house and then ordered one as soon as I got home.   

Best mouse I've ever used.

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« Reply #31 on: December 23, 2011, 01:47:16 PM »

Have you ever tried the Habu? The reason I ask is because it doesn't seem to be much different than it.

Yeah, the DPI goes higher than 2000, but I never have it above 1600.

Here's a link: http://store.razerzone.com/store/razerusa/en_US/pd/productID.169414200
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« Reply #32 on: December 24, 2011, 10:36:46 PM »

I'm a Razer fan. I've got the DeathAdder, Mamba, and Naga.
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« Reply #33 on: January 07, 2012, 03:20:33 AM »

I'm still using my Razor Diamondback that I won from GT!
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« Reply #34 on: January 08, 2012, 09:16:30 PM »

Quote from: Thin_J on December 22, 2011, 12:59:50 AM

The G500 is super comfortable and I liked all the settings and how it stored them directly on the mouse so I didn't have to run the setpoint software all the time. On the downside there's some positive/negative acceleration depending on settings and mousing surface. It's also significantly heavier than most mice. I couldn't get quite used to it. It's the most comfortable palm grip mouse out there though.

The G500 that I have came with a set of little weights and a removable cartridge thing so that you can customize how heavy the mouse is.  Did yours not have that?
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« Reply #35 on: January 08, 2012, 11:54:29 PM »

I had the MX518 from Logitech for years and loved it.  But I felt it was time to move on a few weeks ago and bought a R.A.T. 7 with Best Buy gift cards.  I love it so far.  Since there are so many "comfort" options, I never feel satisfied as I want to try to tweak it again.  But I found a good combo of parts and positions and it's great.  Being a gadget nerd, the little case the extra parts come in is cool.  My wife can't get over the look of it, and at first neither could I.  But now I love the quirkiness of it.

OT:  I also picked up a Razor Blackwidow Ultimate the same day.  I thought the "clicking" would drive me crazy, but the overall look and feel won me over.  I had even considered trading in the RAT for the Deathadder just to have a matching set!  (But I like the RAT 7 too much.)
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« Reply #36 on: January 09, 2012, 02:06:46 PM »

I've got an older Logitech MX1100, which I think is replaced by the Performance Mouse MX. Seriously love this mouse, fits just right and has adjustable DPI. smile I need a good mousing surface though...
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« Reply #37 on: January 09, 2012, 07:05:46 PM »

Quote from: EngineNo9 on January 08, 2012, 09:16:30 PM

Quote from: Thin_J on December 22, 2011, 12:59:50 AM

The G500 is super comfortable and I liked all the settings and how it stored them directly on the mouse so I didn't have to run the setpoint software all the time. On the downside there's some positive/negative acceleration depending on settings and mousing surface. It's also significantly heavier than most mice. I couldn't get quite used to it. It's the most comfortable palm grip mouse out there though.

The G500 that I have came with a set of little weights and a removable cartridge thing so that you can customize how heavy the mouse is.  Did yours not have that?
I got Logitech's first "weight cusomizable" gaming mouse (G5) in 2007 but unfortunately that's when I got my Titan Quest Tendinitis. I still don't know if the mouse caused that per se, but I retired it from active duty. I now use it at work.

I never really found the weight system terribly useful (i.e., I found it most comfortable with a couple of the 1.7g weights in left-right, and never really found much need to customize it differently).

*One of our SWTOR guildies said he bought the SWTOR-branded mouse and mouse pad (http://www.razerzone.com/swtor/mouse). I encouraged him to share some impressions here at some point.  icon_smile

While I'm not sure my poor thumb could keep track of 12 side buttons, I'd still like to know more impressions from folks who use that type (SWTOR-branded or otherwise).
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« Reply #38 on: January 11, 2012, 05:21:57 PM »

I like the RAZER Salmosa, seems to work well for my gaming needs.
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« Reply #39 on: January 11, 2012, 06:55:02 PM »

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I never really found the weight system terribly useful (i.e., I found it most comfortable with a couple of the 1.7g weights in left-right, and never really found much need to customize it differently).

I think that's the point.  You aren't going to be switching weights constantly, but you can customize it initially to find the weight that works best for you.  Some like a heavier mouse, some like a lighter one, here you can get a comfortable mouse at whatever weight you want.
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