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Offline fuzzybaffy

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Re: What your fav mouse?
« Reply #600 on: Sat, 23 March 2013, 00:21:55 »
Whoops. Nevermind. I think I'll return this and maybe get the Taipan instead.

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Re: What your fav mouse?
« Reply #601 on: Sat, 23 March 2013, 00:37:26 »
Or jeez, maybe I'll actually keep the Sensei. I can't make my mind!!!

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Re: What your fav mouse?
« Reply #602 on: Sat, 23 March 2013, 00:43:55 »
Or jeez, maybe I'll actually keep the Sensei. I can't make my mind!!!

What about the sensei makes you unsure whether you like it or not?

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Re: What your fav mouse?
« Reply #603 on: Sat, 23 March 2013, 02:15:23 »
I don't know. I do sense a bit of fatigue after using the mouse a bit. So it's either keeping this Sensei, getting the Taipan, or Deathadder. Or maybe one of the Nagas (Hex or the new original).

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Re: What your fav mouse?
« Reply #604 on: Sat, 23 March 2013, 12:15:25 »
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Re: What your fav mouse?
« Reply #608 on: Sun, 24 March 2013, 14:40:01 »
The two mice I have used enough to form an opinion are:

Deathadder:

I honestly think the worst thing about the deathadder has nothing to do with the mouse itself, and more with people at LAN parties calling you a Razer fanboy. I am not a huge fan of Razer, but my Deathadder is almost three years old and other then some wear on the braided cord (damaged from rubbing against edge of desk for past few years). I have had absolutely no problems with the mouse itself and would recommend it for the price you can find online, idk about in retail stores though.

Logitech G500:

I have used my friends G500 several times playing games at his house. I love the form of the mouse. My hand rests very comfortably on it. Like my previous opinion I think there are no cons to buying the product in comparison to other mice of a similar price. I do think the mouse is hideous, but it works really well and is very comfortable.

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Re: What your fav mouse?
« Reply #609 on: Mon, 25 March 2013, 00:53:56 »
Wait... people call you a Razer fanboy at LAN parties? For using a DeathAdder? The mouse that was for years quite literally the best of the best?

Noobs.

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Re: What your fav mouse?
« Reply #610 on: Mon, 25 March 2013, 01:00:52 »
Wait... people call you a Razer fanboy at LAN parties? For using a DeathAdder? The mouse that was for years quite literally the best of the best?

Noobs.


I would argue that it still is the best of the best.
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Re: What your fav mouse?
« Reply #611 on: Tue, 26 March 2013, 22:56:22 »
Yea... I just got the Taipan again. I'm returning the Sensei!

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Re: What your fav mouse?
« Reply #612 on: Mon, 01 April 2013, 20:36:02 »
Yes, its always nice to have a choice!
The RAT7 is one I wanna get as well, out of curiosity, but its low on my priority list...
Also wanna try the DeathAdder Black Edition (brings up a lot Q3 Arena memory from back then).

So, finally I got the DeathAdder Black Edition, and now I remember why I liked it that much, K/D climbing like whoa... ^__^
Granted, it sucks that you have to create a account to even install the driver, but this mouse is imo worth the additional hassle!

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Re: What your fav mouse?
« Reply #613 on: Mon, 01 April 2013, 22:06:05 »
So, finally I got the DeathAdder Black Edition, and now I remember why I liked it that much, K/D climbing like whoa... ^__^
Granted, it sucks that you have to create a account to even install the driver, but this mouse is imo worth the additional hassle!

Are you using the "legacy" drivers or Synapse?  I had complaints about Synapse and went to a Sensei, but couldn't get used to it.  Running the legacy drivers and getting rid of that Synapse crap (probably McRip effect but whatever...) is the closest nostalgic feeling to my old DA, and I'm quite content.

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Re: What your fav mouse?
« Reply #614 on: Mon, 01 April 2013, 23:38:09 »
So, finally I got the DeathAdder Black Edition, and now I remember why I liked it that much, K/D climbing like whoa... ^__^
Granted, it sucks that you have to create a account to even install the driver, but this mouse is imo worth the additional hassle!

Are you using the "legacy" drivers or Synapse?  I had complaints about Synapse and went to a Sensei, but couldn't get used to it.  Running the legacy drivers and getting rid of that Synapse crap (probably McRip effect but whatever...) is the closest nostalgic feeling to my old DA, and I'm quite content.

The Synapse crap...
No problems so far, even running it parallel with the Logitech counterpart and having 3 mice connected at once.

EDIT:
One thing that bothers me tho is that both software eat around 70MB RAM,
not because it makes me run out of RAM (got 16GB) but because it seems highly inefficient,
especially seeing how all my other "add-on" driver software combined (5) doesn't even need such amounts!
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Re: What your fav mouse?
« Reply #615 on: Tue, 02 April 2013, 11:50:07 »
Reading through this thread I'm going to have to branch out a little, I've only ever used Logitech mice.

I know the G700 isn't everyone's favorite but I have had very good success with it.

I definitely prefer using it wireless and use it about 10 hours a day and rarely does the battery show as being low and it has never died on me yet.

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Offline Abacus1234

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Re: What your fav mouse?
« Reply #616 on: Tue, 02 April 2013, 13:25:31 »
Logitech mice are certainly my favorite. I really like the G9x and the G400. They are both superb and I still think better than anything else out there. I really don't want to the g9x update as much as some people do, because I'm afraid they are just going to be the same mouse with some dumb 20k dpi sensor that has a lot of acceleration. The laser in it now is pretty good. I think a G9x with the g400 optical sensor would be my dream mouse. I really like having onboard memory.

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Re: What your fav mouse?
« Reply #617 on: Tue, 02 April 2013, 13:41:25 »
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Re: What your fav mouse?
« Reply #618 on: Tue, 02 April 2013, 13:55:23 »
Call me kooky, but I use Synapse 2.0 without a problem *shrug*

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Re: What your fav mouse?
« Reply #619 on: Tue, 02 April 2013, 14:03:47 »
Call me kooky, but I use Synapse 2.0 without a problem *shrug*

I've never had an actual "problem" with synapse. As far as I can tell, it is working as intended. Unfortunately I like having some onboard memory on my mice, so that I can take them from one computer to the next without having to constantly install synapse. It's almost like having DRM for your mouse. I just think it's a bad idea. I would not mind synapse if they offered it alongside normal standalone drivers, and included at least enough onboard memory to store one profile worth of settings.

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Re: What your fav mouse?
« Reply #620 on: Tue, 02 April 2013, 14:06:47 »
...I like having some onboard memory on my mice, so that I can take them from one computer to the next without having to constantly install synapse.
This^
It's almost like having DRM for your mouse.
It is having DRM for your mouse.

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Re: What your fav mouse?
« Reply #621 on: Tue, 02 April 2013, 15:26:00 »
I really want to try the Zowie EC-1 for the plug and play.  I run my Deathadder at 1800 dpi, so I think the 2000 dpi Zowie setting would be fine for me?

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Re: What your fav mouse?
« Reply #622 on: Tue, 02 April 2013, 15:34:26 »
Call me kooky, but I use Synapse 2.0 without a problem *shrug*
There's no practical issue with Synapse, maybe apart from excessive RAM usage, as I've said several times before the problem people are having is one of principle.
Razer taking away onboard memory on mice which should have it to be on par with competition, but instead they decide to go for a bloated driver that requires you to create an account, something you shouldn't have to do.
It's the same thing that people have been raging about for ages now in gaming; having to be online to play your singleplayer game.
I do have Synapse on my laptop and it works alright, but the old DA driver was better, I just haven't gotten around to fixing that since my laptop sees little use.

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Re: What your fav mouse?
« Reply #623 on: Tue, 02 April 2013, 16:07:20 »
at moment i m using Logitech G9x... but soon i m going to buy Zowie FK.
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Re: What your fav mouse?
« Reply #624 on: Tue, 02 April 2013, 18:09:45 »
My all time favorite is the MX518. (I don't have the G400... waiting on the butt ugly G400s)
I was using the MMO7 and actually loved it but because of its tracking issues, plus the fact that one of the 15 or so buttons took a dump, I went back to the 518 while the MMO7 is getting replaced under warranty.
It's been a pleasure revisiting this mouse.
The 518 just won't die on me and is beyond comfortable in my hands. For those reasons, it gets my vote.
An MX518/G400s with a Dpad-style button below the 2 thumb buttons would be my idea of the perfect mouse.

I also use the G600 on one of my other PC's and also love that mouse. I haven't gamed with it but I can easily see it being a great gaming mouse. Oddly comfortable considering how it looks anything but comfortable. The 12 buttons on the side aren't nearly as confusing or counter intuitive as I feared they might be.
On my laptop I use the G700. It serves its purpose but I wasn't a fan of using it for gaming. There needs to be more of a separation between the top and bottom row of thumb buttons in my opinion (for gaming anyway). A good mouse though.

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Re: What your fav mouse?
« Reply #625 on: Wed, 03 April 2013, 12:42:41 »
I don't understand the DRM argument (although I definitely agree about the on-board memory), I've used all my Synapse 2.0 mice fine without it installed. It's essentially just cloud-sync.

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Re: What your fav mouse?
« Reply #626 on: Wed, 03 April 2013, 15:23:31 »
I don't understand the DRM argument (although I definitely agree about the on-board memory), I've used all my Synapse 2.0 mice fine without it installed. It's essentially just cloud-sync.
Yeah, good luck configuring the mouse without Synapse. If you get the newest Naga you'll need synapse to get some actual use from it. Not so much with the other mice, you could probably use those driverless fairly ok.
I haven't done much testing on this myself, but it seems that an online connection is only required for when you install Synapse and never after that. Like you say; not much of a problem in practice, but it's completely unnecessary and a step in the wrong direction. Actually, considering how they use it to justify pulling onboard memory it is not only a step in the wrong direction, it's a leap.

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Re: What your fav mouse?
« Reply #627 on: Wed, 03 April 2013, 18:55:13 »
Definitely the G400. Such an amazingly solid mouse. It feels great, the sensor is great, it's just great. God tier.
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Re: What your fav mouse?
« Reply #628 on: Wed, 03 April 2013, 21:53:35 »
Yeah, good luck configuring the mouse without Synapse. If you get the newest Naga you'll need synapse to get some actual use from it. Not so much with the other mice, you could probably use those driverless fairly ok.
I haven't done much testing on this myself, but it seems that an online connection is only required for when you install Synapse and never after that. Like you say; not much of a problem in practice, but it's completely unnecessary and a step in the wrong direction. Actually, considering how they use it to justify pulling onboard memory it is not only a step in the wrong direction, it's a leap.

Yeah, I pretty much only use at most 5 buttons these days... but agreed 100% about not having any on-board memory. That's just a cop-out, and they still charge the same price as the models with memory.

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Re: What your fav mouse?
« Reply #629 on: Fri, 05 April 2013, 16:04:46 »
Loving my current mouse, a Zowie EC1 Evo :)
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