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Title: Do any mice with good sensors exist that aren't gaming mice?
Post by: ANightOnCloudNine on Sat, 11 June 2016, 18:35:32
legit questioning this. OTHER THAN THE MICROSOFT INTELLIMOUSE
Title: Re: Do any mice with good sensors exist that aren't gaming mice?
Post by: tp4tissue on Sat, 11 June 2016, 18:45:26
/headscratch...

that's a silly question..

Since a gaming mouse loosely defined is -a- mouse that is at least as good if not better than a regular mouse..


There are no restrictions.. 




Title: Re: Do any mice with good sensors exist that aren't gaming mice?
Post by: ANightOnCloudNine on Sat, 11 June 2016, 18:51:15
/headscratch...

that's a silly question..

Since a gaming mouse loosely defined is -a- mouse that is at least as good if not better than a regular mouse..


There are no restrictions..
i find them to be mice just more optomized for gaming, i'm trying to speak more for mice that have a good sensor but were not advertised as a gaming mouse. only one i know of is the microsoft intellimouse.
Title: Re: Do any mice with good sensors exist that aren't gaming mice?
Post by: Bucake on Sun, 12 June 2016, 09:17:25
i doubt it.
but there have been mice with office-grade sensors that were advertised as gaming mice, hehe..
Title: Re: Do any mice with good sensors exist that aren't gaming mice?
Post by: davkol on Sun, 12 June 2016, 10:21:57
If you consider A9800 a decent sensor (I would, as I'm not a part of the anti-"acceleration" circlejerk), there's 3Dconnexion CadMouse and it least one mouse from ┐Fujitsu? I think.
Title: Re: Do any mice with good sensors exist that aren't gaming mice?
Post by: MykB77 on Wed, 15 June 2016, 11:21:54
Logitech G700 is a good mouse that will work well for office work.

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Title: Re: Do any mice with good sensors exist that aren't gaming mice?
Post by: davkol on Wed, 15 June 2016, 14:33:54
G700 is, ahem, a gaming mouse.
Title: Re: Do any mice with good sensors exist that aren't gaming mice?
Post by: csmertx on Wed, 15 June 2016, 23:54:25
Just turn off the LED(s) and *poof*, it is no longer a gaming mouse.
Title: Re: Do any mice with good sensors exist that aren't gaming mice?
Post by: KnivesM on Wed, 15 June 2016, 23:56:40
Just turn off the LED(s) and *poof*, it is no longer a gaming mouse.
Or better yet, buy one that doesn't have LEDs to begin with.
Title: Re: Do any mice with good sensors exist that aren't gaming mice?
Post by: csmertx on Thu, 16 June 2016, 00:09:31
Just turn off the LED(s) and *poof*, it is no longer a gaming mouse.
Or better yet, buy one that doesn't have LEDs to begin with.

That too :) I am a little partial to dpi indicators but I can definitely do without the other stuff.
Title: Re: Do any mice with good sensors exist that aren't gaming mice?
Post by: MykB77 on Thu, 16 June 2016, 02:15:40
G700 is, ahem, a gaming mouse.
True, but still a great office mouse with very few leds.  And wired or wireless. The best actual office mouse I had was the MX Revolution but alas not enough res for multi monitors.

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Title: Re: Do any mice with good sensors exist that aren't gaming mice?
Post by: Capmerica on Thu, 16 June 2016, 03:22:38
logitech g602. No led, wireless and long battery life.


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Title: Re: Do any mice with good sensors exist that aren't gaming mice?
Post by: Bucake on Thu, 16 June 2016, 05:22:09
g602 is also a gaming mouse though
Title: Re: Do any mice with good sensors exist that aren't gaming mice?
Post by: MykB77 on Thu, 16 June 2016, 21:13:25
I wouldn't get too hung up on whether it is a gaming mouse or not.  Find one that fits your hand and work needs and preferences.  This will depend on what you are doing at work... MS Office tools, CAD or Visio, graphic design, graphical or visual programming.

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Title: Re: Do any mice with good sensors exist that aren't gaming mice?
Post by: Bucake on Thu, 16 June 2016, 21:29:58
well if you look at the OP it kinda looks like he's just interested in which mice were not advertised as gaming mice, but are suited for it just fine.
the CAD mouse that davkol mentioned seems like a good example. it's probably one of very few, though.
Title: Re: Do any mice with good sensors exist that aren't gaming mice?
Post by: ANightOnCloudNine on Thu, 23 June 2016, 13:04:12
Just turn off the LED(s) and *poof*, it is no longer a gaming mouse.
Or better yet, buy one that doesn't have LEDs to begin with.
currently using a zowie fk1 for my gaming mouse, it has no LEDs or software but it has a logo
Title: Re: Do any mice with good sensors exist that aren't gaming mice?
Post by: Bucake on Thu, 23 June 2016, 21:25:51
a logo? i don't think i've ever seen a mouse without a logo or at least a brand's name
Title: Re: Do any mice with good sensors exist that aren't gaming mice?
Post by: ANightOnCloudNine on Thu, 23 June 2016, 21:28:48
a logo? i don't think i've ever seen a mouse without a logo or at least a brand's name
its a big white one on the palm area, i could understand maybe a smaller one on the lower palm area
Title: Re: Do any mice with good sensors exist that aren't gaming mice?
Post by: Bucake on Thu, 23 June 2016, 22:01:51
yes, well, it is a gaming mouse after all.
even most office mice have a logo or brand name somewhere on the palm area. you really can't expect a gaming mouse not to have one loud and clear

if it's a problem, just put your own favorite sticker over it! or.. sand it off i guess
Title: Re: Do any mice with good sensors exist that aren't gaming mice?
Post by: All The Fire on Sun, 26 June 2016, 17:49:52
I've almost convinced myself to order the Zowie ZA13, size wise seems mostly comparable to the savu I use at home, for my office work. I have a random Logitech wireless from Woolworths, M185, but the negative acceleration is maddening as is the set 1000dpi.

ZA13 has a nice common shape and the new Zowie logo seems nice and simple so shouldn't stand out in the office. I used to use the Logitech MMO mouse (G600?) for a whole bunch of cad shortcuts but I was sick of being asked about it, so I fully understand your concern.
Title: Re: Do any mice with good sensors exist that aren't gaming mice?
Post by: YoshiCaps on Wed, 23 November 2016, 15:28:26
I know this may sound like a dig up but the mx master should do nicley.
(https://assets.logitech.com/assets/64807/2/mx-master-black-gallery-1.png)
Title: Re: Do any mice with good sensors exist that aren't gaming mice?
Post by: Kominyetska on Wed, 23 November 2016, 15:30:16
I use a Zowie ZA11 and it's really good. No crazy lights. No gaudy logo. It looks sleek and works for right-handed and wrong-handed people.
Title: Re: Do any mice with good sensors exist that aren't gaming mice?
Post by: csmertx on Wed, 23 November 2016, 15:31:27
I know this may sound like a dig up but the mx master should do nicley.
Show Image
(https://assets.logitech.com/assets/64807/2/mx-master-black-gallery-1.png)


Horizontal scrolling would be pretty neat
Title: Re: Do any mice with good sensors exist that aren't gaming mice?
Post by: YoshiCaps on Wed, 23 November 2016, 15:32:41
I know this may sound like a dig up but the mx master should do nicley.
Show Image
(https://assets.logitech.com/assets/64807/2/mx-master-black-gallery-1.png)


Horizontal scrolling would be pretty neat
I think it has that.
Title: Re: Do any mice with good sensors exist that aren't gaming mice?
Post by: csmertx on Wed, 23 November 2016, 15:51:37
I know this may sound like a dig up but the mx master should do nicley.
Show Image
(https://assets.logitech.com/assets/64807/2/mx-master-black-gallery-1.png)


Horizontal scrolling would be pretty neat
I think it has that.

Sweet.
Title: Re: Do any mice with good sensors exist that aren't gaming mice?
Post by: YoshiCaps on Wed, 23 November 2016, 15:59:09
I know this may sound like a dig up but the mx master should do nicley.
Show Image
(https://assets.logitech.com/assets/64807/2/mx-master-black-gallery-1.png)


Horizontal scrolling would be pretty neat
I think it has that.

Sweet.

I know this may sound like a dig up but the mx master should do nicley.
Show Image
(https://assets.logitech.com/assets/64807/2/mx-master-black-gallery-1.png)


Horizontal scrolling would be pretty neat
I think it has that.

Sweet.

WE HAVE OUR WINNER!
Title: Re: Do any mice with good sensors exist that aren't gaming mice?
Post by: csmertx on Wed, 23 November 2016, 19:22:13
I know this may sound like a dig up but the mx master should do nicley.
Show Image
(https://assets.logitech.com/assets/64807/2/mx-master-black-gallery-1.png)


Horizontal scrolling would be pretty neat
I think it has that.

Sweet.

I know this may sound like a dig up but the mx master should do nicley.
Show Image
(https://assets.logitech.com/assets/64807/2/mx-master-black-gallery-1.png)


Horizontal scrolling would be pretty neat
I think it has that.

Sweet.

WE HAVE OUR WINNER!

Jokes? What jokes? I'm here for sharing information in an open format filled with sugar gumdrops and candy rainbows. Horizontal scrolling is fantastic for certain productivity applications (not apps, applied 'artistry' and such). Let's be friends, ok?
Title: Re: Do any mice with good sensors exist that aren't gaming mice?
Post by: ANightOnCloudNine on Wed, 23 November 2016, 19:29:36
I know this may sound like a dig up but the mx master should do nicley.
Show Image
(https://assets.logitech.com/assets/64807/2/mx-master-black-gallery-1.png)

ive seen this bad boy a lil expensive though.
Title: Re: Do any mice with good sensors exist that aren't gaming mice?
Post by: YoshiCaps on Wed, 23 November 2016, 19:50:39
I know this may sound like a dig up but the mx master should do nicley.
Show Image
(https://assets.logitech.com/assets/64807/2/mx-master-black-gallery-1.png)

ive seen this bad boy a lil expensive though.
\
yea.
Title: Re: Do any mice with good sensors exist that aren't gaming mice?
Post by: Bucake on Sun, 27 November 2016, 19:54:10
mx master doesn't have a gaming-grade sensor
Title: Re: Do any mice with good sensors exist that aren't gaming mice?
Post by: YoshiCaps on Sun, 27 November 2016, 19:58:22
mx master doesn't have a gaming-grade sensor
I thought it did.
Title: Re: Do any mice with good sensors exist that aren't gaming mice?
Post by: ANightOnCloudNine on Sun, 27 November 2016, 21:40:12
mx master doesn't have a gaming-grade sensor
better than average tho.
Title: Re: Do any mice with good sensors exist that aren't gaming mice?
Post by: daerid on Tue, 29 November 2016, 10:30:06
I have the MX Master, it's an absolutely fantastic mouse for work related stuff. Great wireless, supports Logitech Unifying receivers as well as BT, and can be synced to 3 different devices (there's a switch on the bottom).

Sensor is absolutely fine for pretty much everything except for pro level super precise twitch FPS gaming. However, if you want the best wireless mouse: get the G602. It's rock solid, feels like there's less lag, and HOLY CRAP THE BATTERY LIFE (I've replaced the battery twice in the 2 years I've had it).
Title: Re: Do any mice with good sensors exist that aren't gaming mice?
Post by: Tom_Kazansky on Thu, 01 December 2016, 01:06:18
you can always use a "gaming" mouse for normal uses, no?
"gaming" is just a name, in truth they are "high quality mouses", yes?  :p

I have the MX Master, it's an absolutely fantastic mouse for work related stuff. Great wireless, supports Logitech Unifying receivers as well as BT, and can be synced to 3 different devices (there's a switch on the bottom).

Sensor is absolutely fine for pretty much everything except for pro level super precise twitch FPS gaming. However, if you want the best wireless mouse: get the G602. It's rock solid, feels like there's less lag, and HOLY CRAP THE BATTERY LIFE (I've replaced the battery twice in the 2 years I've had it).

I guess MX Master is great for office use (good looking, horizontal scroll) (I can't comment about the sensor because I don't own one)
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I am using a G502 but I want to buy a mouse for office use, MX Master seems to be good choice.
I hope Logitech will release a new "MX Master" with 2 extra buttons for pointer finger like G502.
I'm addicted to those buttons and I'm considering to buy a Steelseries Rival 500. ("considering" becasue I don't have good experience with Steelseries :( )
Title: Re: Do any mice with good sensors exist that aren't gaming mice?
Post by: Fiery on Thu, 01 December 2016, 01:15:36
I have the mx master, it's great. I have no problems with the sensor in anything but fps shooters, and the problem there might be the weight more than the actual sensor. It's easily the best mouse I have used when it comes to productivity and comfort.
Title: Re: Do any mice with good sensors exist that aren't gaming mice?
Post by: davkol on Tue, 03 January 2017, 05:50:02
On a different note, newer Contour Design RollerMouse models (Free2, Red, Free3) use Philips Twin Eye.
Title: Re: Do any mice with good sensors exist that aren't gaming mice?
Post by: ryahirv on Thu, 05 January 2017, 16:13:48
On a different note, newer Contour Design RollerMouse models (Free2, Red, Free3) use Philips Twin Eye.

Do you use/have a Rollermouse?

I've had a Red in the past and was thinking of grabbing one again to try once more but then just noticed the new Free3.
I'm very tempted by the Free3 as I'd prefer a newly refreshed model  - who knows all they may have tweaked/solved/refined I figured..

Any idea how/why one would choose a Free3 vs Red?
Thx
Title: Re: Do any mice with good sensors exist that aren't gaming mice?
Post by: davkol on Thu, 05 January 2017, 16:19:08
I do have an old model, and I'm eying a newer one on sale.

AFAIK Free3 has only a pair of extra buttons and an extra step in sensor resolution. That, and I believe the pamrest shapes are different. Oh, and a wireless version is coming soon.
Title: Re: Do any mice with good sensors exist that aren't gaming mice?
Post by: hanoipho on Wed, 11 January 2017, 09:35:17
you can always use a "gaming" mouse for normal uses, no?
"gaming" is just a name, in truth they are "high quality mouses", yes?  :p

Agreed!  :thumb:
Title: Re: Do any mice with good sensors exist that aren't gaming mice?
Post by: OfTheWild on Wed, 11 January 2017, 13:19:55
So you just want to avoid the "gaming" spaceship type designs i take it? I am a big fan of simple and hands down the Zowie EC1A is just a really well made mouse. Expensive for being so basic but solid.
Title: Re: Do any mice with good sensors exist that aren't gaming mice?
Post by: ANightOnCloudNine on Wed, 11 January 2017, 22:26:14
So you just want to avoid the "gaming" spaceship type designs i take it? I am a big fan of simple and hands down the Zowie EC1A is just a really well made mouse. Expensive for being so basic but solid.
i have a zowie fk1 newer version (the white logo and scroll) its pretty good
Title: Re: Do any mice with good sensors exist that aren't gaming mice?
Post by: atarione on Sun, 12 February 2017, 01:28:35
I can't stand any flashy "gamer" looking stuff for the most part... I previously used a Sensei MLG just turned the stupid lights off.

recently got a Zowie ZA11 it just looks like a mouse the logo is pretty understated.. I like it.. I'd rock one at work no problem..

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