Well, as I determined in my other thread I think I'm going to need a new mouse. I was thinking something from Razer as I heard they make good mice but there are so many models I have no idea which are good and which are comfortable. I'm really dissatisfied with Logitech as this is my second bad mouse from them and this one should work fine - no reason why it should be broke. I love how comfortable my MX518 is and the buttons on the side I love and use so much so that's something I'd want if possible. I play games occasionally but a whole lot less than I used to and not as intensely. What mice would you all recommend to me? I thought about the Logitech G9 briefly but read that it is made for the "claw grip" so I didn't want a mouse I had to clutch like that (Even if Fatl1ty uses it). I like wireless mice fine but I have to have a rechargeable base if it is - I don't like putting batteries in them all the time.
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I know you said you don't like Logitech, but I've had really good luck with them so far. I bought this Newegg.com - Logitech Internet 1500 Laser Black 104 Normal Keys 8 Function Keys USB RF Wireless Standard Cordless Desktop Mouse Included - Keyboards combination from them and the mouse has been working flawlessly, aside from the time I dropped it and the buttons started to stick. I fixed it by using a screwdriver to bend the button back. That is a keyboard/mouse combination, but I know I've seen the mouse on it's own, but I don't know the model number for that. It has two buttons below the main mouse buttons, and the mouse wheel has left and right scroll built in, so you essentially have four extra buttons. Just throwing that one out there, I don't know if it would really suit you or not. I suggest going to a store and actually checking out a bunch of mice.
18th November 2004
The Microsoft Sidewinder. I'm very pleased with its performance.
I saw that Sidewinder, it looks uncomfortable. Is it? Also, I read on there they said the mousewheel doesn't click very firmly when you scroll it. I think the only Logitech mouse I'd buy is maybe a G5 but that's it. I'm still more sold on Razer but I don't know which ones are good and which aren't or anything. They all look so similar it's hard to tell.
Well if you don't do much gaming, then i don't see much point in buying a mouse that's 20€+.
Anyway, I bought Razer Deathadder almost a year ago and have been very pleased with it so far. It's shaped for people who use their whole hand to move the mouse, instead of thumb and fourth finger only. Sensor almost never skips, even though i don't use a mousepad and my table isn't very smooth (non-polished wood). It also slides very smoothly on any surface. It took some time to get used to, as it is MUCH more sensitive than most mice, so moving it about a good inch will get your cursor across a 22" screen, even on low sensitivity setting. It might not be the perfect mouse for file management (although i have no problems with it) but as far as gaming goes, it's one of the best mice out there. It doesn't skip, it's accurate, and once you get used to it, any other mouse will feel clumsy. The wheel is pretty hard to scroll and to push, but when you get used to it it's good too. Buttons are soft and at first it's annoying because you often push them accidentally, but are best for quick reactions in games. I also do graphics work, and here it also works great.
About other Razer mice, i heard that in contrast with Deathadder, Diamondback is made for people who use their thumb and fourth finger to move the mouse, so it's more suited for strategy games and such.
I have the MX Revolution, from Logitech, and I've got to say, in terms of comfort, it's the best mouse I've ever used. Very natural grip to it and plenty of extra buttons.
If you're really thinking of Razor, the Deathadder is supposed to be an excellent mouse.