Of Mice and Men: Real Men Don’t Need Uber Gaming Mice
Joel Durham Jr., consumate mouse tester for Extreme Tech, claims that he can frag you using a two button ball mouse as easily as any of the super expensive gaming mice out on the market today. When it comes to performance in FPSs, despite what companies like Logitech, Microsoft, Saitek and Razer would like you to believe, you can perform just as well, or just as badly, with one of their gaming mice as a free Dell early gen optical mouse.
Here’s my point: Your super-expensive gaming mouse might make you more confident, but it doesn’t necessarily improve your actual game. Yeah, more buttons means you can map more stuff to mouse buttons, and comfort is certainly a factor… Nevertheless, after much testing, I’m simply not convinced that a supermouse makes a difference in how successfully I play.
I’m not trying to bash Logitech or Microsoft—or Razer or Saitek or anyone else for that matter—as they make terrific, responsive, comfortable mice. I’ve simply come to the conclusion that spending an ungodly sum of money on a mouse doesn’t help my level of competitiveness. I can plop a grenade down your pants from thirty yards with a 2-button ball mouse if I have to.
Do these super expensive high tech gaming mice really make a difference to your game, or are you just wasting money you could have spent on Call of Duty 4 on an extraneous piece of hardware?
via Extreme Tech