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#21
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Wish they still made 400 dpi native mice @_@



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This used to matter when typical cheap mice were garbage. Now that is no longer the case, most sensors are perfectly fine for anything. I recommend something based on Logitech MX518 ergonomics.

 

In general, gamer mice are overpriced crap.

 

I have three now, and have used around 5 total. All expensive, most of them a waste of money. Don't be dumb like I was :D



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This used to matter when typical cheap mice were garbage. Now that is no longer the case, most sensors are perfectly fine for anything. I recommend something based on Logitech MX518 ergonomics.

 

In general, gamer mice are overpriced crap.

 

I have three now, and have used around 5 total. All expensive, most of them a waste of money. Don't be dumb like I was :D

 

I have to admit the MX518 is the most comfortable mouse I've used.  Looking for something as close to that as I can get. 

 

Thanks for all the suggestions folks.  :)


Edited by kgambit, 18 November 2014 - 08:01 AM.


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I'm so retro - I still use one of these. :ninja:  It fits my small hand.
Occasionally I wish for a couple of thumb-side buttons I could hotkey for gaming, but such are too large/uncomfy for my palm and makes my wrist hurt after a while.

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Any tiny gaming mice (4-4.5" long) without weird contour shaping, out there? :cat:

 

I have one those. Good simple mouse. I have had it since my first computer and is the oldest surviving mouse that I have that works. I'm hard on mice and have gone through a lot.



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http://www.newegg.co...N82E16826436016

I use the ROCCAT Kone XTD. It does the job. :thumbsup:



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Too many of the questions represent unrealistic binary choices. I don't even feel comfortable giving them a 'maybe'. If forced, I think I would answer 'it depends' to about 90% of them.


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So yeah, that's not the right thread. 



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I am so not looking forward to the day my MX518 dies...



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The Return of the Legend: Meet the New Mouse Same As the Old Old Mouse

 

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So I found one of these legendary Microsoft Trackball Explorers used in good condition and for a reasonable price, reasonable meaning only twice what I paid for a brand new one many many years ago.  I've seen them sell for 2 or 3 times that much these days.  It was worth it for me to spend the money to have this amazing trackball back in my life.  I'm still sad and confused as to why Microsoft stopped producing these.  I'm going to baby this mouse, because if it ever breaks, finding one will be all the more difficult years from now and there is just no replacement for it.  So comfortable, 5 buttons (including scroll wheel), super precise trackball performance.  About the only negative I can say about this trackball is that it's not good for doing quick turns in games because the ball doesn't spin as freely as some trackballs, so it's hard to make a really big movement very quickly, unless you turn the sensitivity in-game up way high, which has repercussions.  On the other hand, for minute, few pixel, precise  aiming, this thing is the champ, it works beautifully for making very small movements.


Edited by Keyrock, 04 December 2014 - 04:12 PM.


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That ball makes me think of HAL.

 

You should keep looking for more of those, and buy them up whenever you see them. It always bites when something you love is no longer made, and you're scouring the world hoping to find some, somewhere. :)

Which reminds me, I think there's still some of those small basic MS mice that I use on Amazon. I need to snap those up, they're hard to find on-shelf in a store now. Hopefully they're actually the same and won't feel off....


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That's not a bad idea, LadyC. 



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I might have found my next mouse. Roccat Tyon. Mucho top-side buttos yes, yes, yes!

 

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My antivirus (Eset) blocked your images.


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Huh...

 

I linked it of google images. I'll link another one.

 

Except I can no longer edit the post....

 

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Edited by Fighter, 06 December 2014 - 08:31 AM.

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This one loads fine.



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i have a sharkoon drakonia that i got a bit more than a year ago. a good mouse for it's price, but the wheel stoped working a few days ago. my previous mouse, a trust GM4200, was working fine for over 5 years before losing the use of the wheel (the reason for the replacement) despite everyone saying that trust makes bad products

in that case however was a complete HW failure, in the new mouse i think it simply got off the axis but i dont know how to open it and put it back in its place... and it would cost as much as a new mouse to have it fixed since its warranty has expired

by the way, does anyone know how to open a laser mouse and look on the inside? older mice had a screw or two and it was simple


Edited by teknoman2, 20 December 2014 - 05:57 AM.


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Forum software doesn't allow certain possibly problematic image extentions. If you got a hit from your antivirus off an image here, I'm pretty confident it's a false positive. 



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Forum software doesn't allow certain possibly problematic image extentions. If you got a hit from your antivirus off an image here, I'm pretty confident it's a false positive. 

 

"This web page is on the list of websites with dubious reputation or websites with potentially unwanted content." is the ESET message.

 

Hence ESET blocks it, like many other AVs will do to sites known to have sometimes contained bad things, or to contain things that the company behind the AV is contracted to block (ie: sites that contain pirated things). Though so far as I've ever seen ESET doesn't do the latter (which is one of the prime reasons I use it), unlike some of the more popular AVs.

 

The site is probably perfectly safe so long as you wear your internet condoms, like all others.


Edited by Valsuelm, 20 December 2014 - 11:52 PM.


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i finally found how to open the mouse. the wheel axis was made of cheap .5mm plastic and is broken. i tried to put it back together with some super glue but nothing, it breaks off as soon as i try to use it. i may have to go Mcguyver on it.  and if it still doesnt work, i ll have to consider getting a new mouse



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Even the ludicrously priced mice which I have been guilt of buying myself often are all made of the same cheap plastic components glued together. 






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