I'm wanting a new mouse. Here's been my mouse journey so far:
After years of crappy mice, I got the best mouse i'd ever held:
Yes, serial and all. I later had the PS/2 version. Then later the scroll version.
Then I upgraded to the intellimouse optical
http://thumbs2.ebaystatic.com/d/l225/m/mmfaYTTCro6djQbKSC7Qxug.jpgand then later to the forward/back side keys and then the black version of the same.
Now i'm looking for a wireless mouse. My experience of wireless mice to date has been twofold - Microsoft wireless mice which are the right size (12cm long or so), the right weight, but have had a massive receiver and been rather inaccurate.
Also, I've had logitech wireless mice. Tiny little 9cm things, you have to 'claw' them to work with them, which is very much not my style. I thought when I went to the first Microsoft serial ergonomic mouse in about 1994 that clawing was a thing of the past.
Now, essentially, i'm looking for a good mouse. I don't want some $200 razer mouse that looks like batman's tumbler, I just want some kind of responsive, accurate mouse of a decent size (full hand) and decent weight, with a small receiver and a small price. Do you have any recommendations?
I look at mice like a child looks at their favourite toy.
Currently sporting a lower end MS Optical s******.. though I'm religious about cleaning my desk so the unit is as responsive today as it was when I first pulled it out of its cheapy oem plastic wrapping.
again.. the condition of the desk surface.
and here we thought we were talking about expensive mice.
( *EDIT* I did goto a lan last night and took a mousepad out of the work vehicle, unwrapped it and laid that sucker down - lan surfaces (trestle tables) can be dodgy.. )
you can get all number of pro-gamer mice for under $40. i suggest buying one of each.
as an old microsoft mouse guy I've found that I've adapted to the large logitech G9 no problem
You missed a good thread recently perhaps where DeadlyDavo posted a chart of good gaming mice http://qgl.ausforums.com/index.php/439207/?agn=thread&id=3304893
Note the intellimouse explorer 3.0 is among the best, and there are ones by Steelseries and Logitech that are comparable in shape, but there is only one wireless mouse listed there.
I've tried buying one of those fancy logitech jobs but it's not sitting on a drawer in favour of a bare bones OEM Microsoft Intellimouse.
My reasoning was more to do with using Maya though, the clunky shape of the logitech made it really painful to use for extended periods with lots of gestures\motions
I have a performance mx mouse. Apparently crap for games because it's low resolution but I've had no issues with it. Responds fast, doesn't glitch.
Note the intellimouse explorer 3.0 is among the best, and there are ones by Steelseries and Logitech that are comparable in shape, but there is only one wireless mouse listed there.I loved the intellimouse v3 so much I bought 3 of them at once. Used them all until they all eventually carked it in one way or another. Best mouse ever made IMHO. Comfy, responsive, buttons aren't in stupid locations.
I still go out of my way to buy Logitech MX500s/510s. They all fail the same way - the cable really close to the end of the mouse - but otherwise they're still the best mice I've used since the Intellimouse Explorer 1.0 - which had a similar problem but you could fix by opening it up and shortening the cable.
so can you fix the mx500 the same way? Also where do you get replacement feet for logitech mice? Do you have to buy them direct from logitech?
get a good mousepad while you're at it! still using my func pad of 10 years, still so good. (yes it can be washed)
doesn't list my mouse
G700 crapped out on me, and after some research it's a common problem. Click and hold with the right mouse button will release even when you don't actually release it.
I went logitech again tho just cause I like the g9x shape so much. I really don't mind wires. After having a wireless for a while it was easy going back.
My G700's scroll wheel does not seem to work right so I'm back on my G500. I would recommend the G500. I too do not like tiny mice meant for children either. If you hurry to your local EB you can pick one up on special for $68. https://ebgames.com.au/pc-159407-Logitech-G500-Gaming-Mouse-PC
The logitechshop has a G300 for $25 delivered. http://www.logitechshop.com.au/logitech-gaming-mouse-g300-delivered.html
That is all I can recommend at this time.
G700 crapped out on me, and after some research it's a common problem. Click and hold with the right mouse button will release even when you don't actually release it.I went logitech again tho just cause I like the g9x shape so much. I really don't mind wires. After having a wireless for a while it was easy going back.
It's somewhat common. I got mine replaced for nothing and over a year on it's still going fine. I have long fingers so this is the first mouse in a very, very long time that's been comfortable for me to use for extended periods of gaming. Plus all the buttons get used for my gaming sessions too.
I'll defs get another one once this one dies.
The scroll wheel on the G700 can go from free spinny to clicky spin (if that makes any sense) by pressing the button above the G11 button
Ended up getting myself a Gigabyte Eco600
$26 from MSY
not bad. accurate, glides well, small receiver. Still could be bigger, despite how big it is.
8/10 would recommend.
I recently got a G500, bit too small and slippery. The side is textured but it's not rubber.
Need i say more
i'm using a razor imperator cost me nothing, and has been a great mouse
I had a razor naga. After a year of use the left click was stuffed. Single click would double click. Bought a g400. Had it for about a year now, very responsive, comfortable in my hand, no issues so far.
Love my Logitech Performance M950. I now have 3 of them. Desktop PC, laptop and one for work.
I have this bad boy. 5600dpi and just great. I have had load of different mice and as a heavy FPS gamer this is just a rocking beast. The only thing that pisses me off about it is that it does not quite extend enough for me ( i have mega hands) but thats no deal breaker.
This is not a mouse for everyone but i find it comfortable and no wrist pain even after 6+ hours of continuous use.