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#1 2 years ago

I need a new mouse, the second Razer device in a few years has crapped out on me. Turned on the computer and it just didn't move the mouse pointer, responded to button clicks. There's nothing I can see that's wrong with the sensor, it's just not moving.

I've had a Razer Death Adder and an Imperator. I grew to like both mice, though the Imperator's lift-off distance annoyed me somewhat initially. Basically I want something like that but not built like a piece of shit. I don't want to go with the same company again, this is just getting silly.

Any recommendations? I do like the two thumb buttons and the scroll wheel click.




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#2 2 years ago

Well, I wouldn't consider myself an expert at all, but I've head a great experience with both my current mouse, a Steel Series Rival, and my previous one which I now use at work, a Logitech G602.

The rival is a big mouse which may be a plus or minus for you, but it's very light, fits great in the hand, and has been 100% reliable. Very satisfying clicks on all of the buttons including the scroll wheel. I do wish the wheel was a little more notchy though. Of the two I'm recommending this is probably the most similar to the Razer mice you've used. 

If you don't mind wireless, the G602 is probably my favorite mouse ever. I never had any connection issues and the battery lasts forever. It's got more button than you'll ever need and is very comfortable. 

I've also used a Corsair M65. The mouse was good and I enjoyed the metal build and button placement. I just found it too short and stubby. 




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#3 2 years ago

Just stick with whatever config you are comfortable with and find a version with the highest tracking.  Since precision trumps everything when it comes to gaming.


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#4 2 years ago

"Nemmerle"I need a new mouse, the second Razer device in a few years has crapped out on me. Turned on the computer and it just didn't move the mouse pointer, responded to button clicks. There's nothing I can see that's wrong with the sensor, it's just not moving.

I've had a Razer Death Adder and an Imperator. I grew to like both mice, though the Imperator's lift-off distance annoyed me somewhat initially. Basically I want something like that but not built like a piece of shit. I don't want to go with the same company again, this is just getting silly.

Any recommendations? I do like the two thumb buttons and the scroll wheel click.

after what i've heard from a friend, if you wanna avoid stuff built like shit, avoid logitech as well.




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#5 2 years ago

I've had the Optical Gaming Mouse G400 for 4-5 years. worked quite well. The only problem is that the cable is a bit thin. I've had it break internally at the base of the mouse twice (the second time was someone else's mouse), but I suspect this is primarily due to putting a lot of bending strain on that part of the cable (the mouse was used right up against a wall, forcing the cable to constantly bend back and forth sharply - this will eventually break most wire). I cut the cable an inch or two back and soldered it back into the mouse and it's been working fine since.

Aside from this, the mouse tends to get dirty around the many cracks and crevices. But it's been a comfortable, precise, and reliable mouse excusing the cable problem.

As far as Logitech general reliability, I would argue that they are better than most. Because they have such a wide product and price range some of their products are bound to be crap. But some of their products are also really good. Just look at what people say about what you're interested in before buying. Customer service is quite good as well. They've sent new products no questions asked before. 




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#6 2 years ago

my friend has different logitech model. problem? you guessed it. cable. previous logitech mouse? yes, same thing. cable.

bottom line, if you'll buy a logitech, be prepared to fix the cable yourself. either that, or it's not worth buying.




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#7 2 years ago

"unic0rn"my friend has different logitech model. problem? you guessed it. cable. previous logitech mouse? yes, same thing. cable.

bottom line, if you'll buy a logitech, be prepared to fix the cable yourself. either that, or it's not worth buying.

Good to know. What a shame. Slightly better strain relief or 25 cents more put into a better cable would likely solve the problem.




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#8 2 years ago

I always prefer Microsoft keyboard and mice, they're not gaming but they are comfortable to use and reliable and quality made.

I've had Logitech mice before though, they were very good, until one of them went poof in a cloud of magic smoke.


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#9 2 years ago

i've got a wireless microsoft keyboard and mouse and can't complain. hardly a gaming hardware, but they're very comfortable indeed.




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#10 2 years ago

on different note, new gigabyte xm300 may be interesting.

https://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Gigabyte/XM300/1.html




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