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Hawke64

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Broke my old mouse, Razer DeathAdder. Got (had for a few years, but haven't used actively) a new one, Razer Mamba. Remembered why I used it rarely, when my hand started to hurt. Mamba feels too flat, compared to DeathAdder.

 

The question - is there a gaming mouse, similar to DeathAdder (form + buttons + software), except another edition of it?


Edited by Hawke64, 23 August 2017 - 10:03 AM.


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I remember Razer, they wanted me to create a cloud account just to get the remapping software. Threw mine out and went back to Logitech.

 

Gaming mice are such a ripoff. I wish there was a workhorse mouse with a 10 button keypad. 


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Bought a Nexus fan controller, and they demand that you create an online account to log stuff and such. Annoying to say the least.

 

I don't know about Razers software and such, but you could look at logitech MX, I think it's about the same form.



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I remember Razer, they wanted me to create a cloud account just to get the remapping software. Threw mine out and went back to Logitech.

 

Gaming mice are such a ripoff. I wish there was a workhorse mouse with a 10 button keypad. 

speaking of mice, i often hear people bashing on Trust as a cheap, low quality manufacturer of peripherals but the best mouse i ever had was a Trust that i bought for 30 euros back in 2005 and it worked fine until 2012. a very sturdy thing with loads of programmable buttons and a very well made interface for making the buttons do literally everything i wanted: set a button as a particular key, set it as press once and it stays pressed until pressed again, set it as a macro to auto press itself at set intervals, set it as a macro to activate a series of keyboard keys in a sequence and so on... and it also had an internal memory that stored 3 profiles in the mouse itself to be switched at will with the press of a button.

when the wheel of that mouse stopped working in 2012 i tried desperately to find another of the same model but there were none. in 2013 i decided to give up and look for another mouse, so i got a Sharkoon that barely lasted 2 years before the cheap plastic axis of the mouse wheel broke (the trust mouse had a metal axis on the wheel). now i have another cheap mouse that is a bit sturdier but it too started showing signs of losing functions in a mere 2 years of use.



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Any other options for a mouse with a keypad. The logitech one is kinda pricey. 



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mouse with a keypad? what sorcery is this?



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They all seem pretty pricey and cumbersome

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Wired, 16,000dpi. They're expensive but if you require auracy, this is the only way. You could go wireless but it's insanely expensive.

On the otherhand, if you can do trackball, a 4,000dpi trackball is equal to a wired 16,000dpi laser mouse at a 4th of the price. Why? Simply because trackball aren't as in high as demand but are still the number one thing for artists so.

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Trackball, seriously ?

 

I mean, I like trackballs. I turned my dad onto one and he never used anything else after.  3D modelling maybe. I dunno, I never tried it. 



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The only use I've had for trackball mice, is in situations laking the room for a conventional mouse; trackballs don't move their base, and don't need a mousepad.

 

 I've never found them useful in drawing or illustration software, nor for use in 3D modeling.  It is not always practical (or at least it can be very awkward) to hold a finger button (as 'opposable' to a button pressed with the thumb) while moving the ball; and if you then add in that you are making an arced stroke with (without benefit of a software French-Curve assist)... it becomes neigh impossible to draw with accurate lines using a trackball.


Edited by Gizmo, 14 September 2017 - 04:21 PM.


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A 4,000dpi will do well against 16,000-20,000dpi competitors...

Just to give you an idea of how I mean:


Of course, you would have to be comfortable to pm ay like this but nonetheless.

But yepper, usually low-density trackball are far more accurate from drawing than a mouse... While I do not do so, I'm guessing it probably is because one draws with a pen/pencil with their thumb as the lead and not their palms such as a regular mouse would simulate.

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I tried using a trackball for comfort/pain management purposes, but found that it was just not good enough for quick and precise movements and that I'd rather take the pain. I have recently moved to a so-called "vertical" mouse, and it's a real cheap thing too (the Anker), but having now used it for the past couple of months, I will probably never go back to a traditional mouse.







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