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    Re: 'Gaming' mice - worth it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Agent View Post
    A mouse is purely preference.

    I know plenty of people who play amazingly with a £5 one. You can't go wrong with any of the gaming mice these days. Logitechs, Razors etc. are all solid products. Its all about what you prefer, nothing more

    I had the MX518 for years but never truly liked it. Got me a Habu now and wouldn't go back.
    The MX518 wasn't a bad mouse, just not the one for me
    The MX518 is what i am using now for the past 3-4 years. i have issues with it though. sometimes teh mice would just stop working ie the red laser would turn off randomly. then again, i must of dropped my mouse at least 200 times in a hard floor lol.

    what about wireless mouse? do they suck for gaming?

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    Re: 'Gaming' mice - worth it?

    Quote Originally Posted by j.o.s.h.1408 View Post
    what about wireless mouse? do they suck for gaming?
    There isn't anything wrong with how they work, it's just incredibly annoying to have your mouse die in the middle of a session. A charge may last you a week of normal use but only a couple of hours gaming. They are also usually heavier as a result of the batteries.

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    Re: 'Gaming' mice - worth it?

    Quote Originally Posted by j.o.s.h.1408 View Post
    what about wireless mouse? do they suck for gaming?
    real sucky if you play mmo's at a high level
    Always have spare batteries at your side.

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    Re: 'Gaming' mice - worth it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Main View Post
    There isn't anything wrong with how they work, it's just incredibly annoying to have your mouse die in the middle of a session. A charge may last you a week of normal use but only a couple of hours gaming. They are also usually heavier as a result of the batteries.
    The G7 which was very good mouse, would only last about a couple a hours into a heavy gaming session. They did give two batteries, but it was a huge annoyance to replace them mid game especially during online sessions where you cant pause the game.

    I think thats why they stopped with wireless for gaming and released the G9 for gaming, and the wireless MX revolution for general use.

    Anyhow I'd go with a Logitech mouse (G5,G9,MX) as they have the best customer support I've ever come across.

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    Re: 'Gaming' mice - worth it?

    The one big no-no (which admittedly i still havent rectified) - Wireless mouse = FAIL for gaming..

    I have a M$ lazer wireless mouse.. and ive been perfectly happy with it.. one day i tried my bros G7 gaming mouse and OMG it made such a difference.. its one of those things thats not quantifiable.. but its noticeable when playing FPS's

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    Re: 'Gaming' mice - worth it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Main View Post
    There isn't anything wrong with how they work, it's just incredibly annoying to have your mouse die in the middle of a session. A charge may last you a week of normal use but only a couple of hours gaming. They are also usually heavier as a result of the batteries.
    Nonsense. Clocked up about 20 hours of cod5 and my mx rev batteries never died...

    wireless can work with gaming. but cheap wireless is a no. A skilled gamer with wireless will still completely own a worser gamer with wired.... If your wireless mouse is good and it works properly, it will be fine for gaming too

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    Re: 'Gaming' mice - worth it?

    Quote Originally Posted by SiM View Post
    Nonsense. Clocked up about 20 hours of cod5 and my mx rev batteries never died...
    Wow, thats definitely a huge improvement over the G7. My G7 would last max 4 hours per battery on gaming.

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    Re: 'Gaming' mice - worth it?

    Quote Originally Posted by shadowmaster View Post
    The G7 which was very good mouse, would only last about a couple a hours into a heavy gaming session. They did give two batteries, but it was a huge annoyance to replace them mid game especially during online sessions where you cant pause the game.
    Aye, I've got one and been using it for quite a while now, I'm just loathed to splash out replacing something that still does the job well, albeit with an annoyance. Maybe I'm just lucky it hasn't died at key moments...
    Quote Originally Posted by SiM View Post
    Nonsense. Clocked up about 20 hours of cod5 and my mx rev batteries never died...
    I used to have an MX700, which is very similar to the MX Revolution in that it uses a pair of AA rechargeable batteries and a charge station, as it was the first model to do so too. It had a pretty similar lifetime too. Over time the contacts on the mouse/station oxidised so that making the thing sit in the charge station properly became a real annoyance - especially when you pick it up thinking it's charged all night when it actually hasn't...
    wireless can work with gaming. but cheap wireless is a no. A skilled gamer with wireless will still completely own a worser gamer with wired.... If your wireless mouse is good and it works properly, it will be fine for gaming too
    Yeah it works, just ask yourself whether you prefer to make sure you have a bit of slack cable so you can move your mouse around, or making sure your mouse is fully charged. I wouldn't know if cheap wifi is bad, I take it you speak from experience SiM?

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    Re: 'Gaming' mice - worth it?

    Quote Originally Posted by shadowmaster View Post
    Wow, thats definitely a huge improvement over the G7. My G7 would last max 4 hours per battery on gaming.
    I don't recall recharging it for about 4-5 days... I am estimating about 20 hours was played... but I might be a couple of hours off

    Quote Originally Posted by Main View Post
    Yeah it works, just ask yourself whether you prefer to make sure you have a bit of slack cable so you can move your mouse around, or making sure your mouse is fully charged. I wouldn't know if cheap wifi is bad, I take it you speak from experience SiM?
    I meant cheap wireless mouse, not wifi... I had the 2.4ghz wireless version of this
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Product.aspx?W...Silver%2fBlack
    cost me over £20 iirc. I.E a cheap wireless mouse. Playing cod4 with it after getting used to the mx revo was dreadful. I could barely move how I wanted too, and quit the game after 2 mins and switched back to the revo. On a plus for that mouse, it has about triple the range of the revo!
    Last edited by SiM; 09-11-2008 at 11:58 PM.

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    Re: 'Gaming' mice - worth it?

    One thing to remember about wireless mice battery life is that the batteries slowly loose the amount of charge they can hold over time.
    after a couple of year you may find that the charge last of a quarter or less of the amount of time it used to.

    A good wireless gameing mouse is still a good mouse (dependent on your hand size and how you hold it, but this is ture of all mice)
    Still has the problem of running out of charge if you forget to recharge it.

    Same goes for wireless keyboards.

    One thing not mentioned much so far is what games you play, MMO's which do not rely or such high levels of mouse accuracy and twitch reactions are far more forgiveing than a fps.
    Also there are differences between fps games with some being more twitch demanding than others.

    Main things of great advantage I've found with gaming mice:
    Extra buttons - bing able to have additional mouse buttons bound to certain actions can be a real godsend. (it's like the difference between a wheel mouse made to switching weapons over a non-wheel mouse)
    Speed setting - a mouse that can flip between 2 different speeds can be a great thing in games (just advoid mice that have 4 or more and cycle between them, it's a right pain and I for one always just end up sitting at one speed)

    I have a relatively cheap A4Tech X-750BF gameing mouse, I find it a little small for my hand and a little flat in shape, I prefur a more "humpy" shape.
    It's got two addintional programable side buttons which is great.
    a Triple click button, which I hardly ever use.
    6 dpi speed settings that it cycles between, which is a knightmare to use, so I find one I like and stick to it. Or use a fixed, reduced vertical dpi setting with the software.
    Slick feet, a small thing that can greatly improve the feel of the mouse movement.
    One of the other big advantages it has over most of the cheap mice I've used (and some more expensive ones) mix of rubberisied plastic and rubberisied cloth coating. I don't know off hand of any other mouse that has this and it's one thing I love about it, I never get that sweaty mouse you can get after a couple of hours playing, I don't know if it absorbs the sweat or just somehow let the skin "breath" better.

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    Re: 'Gaming' mice - worth it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Pob255 View Post
    One of the other big advantages it has over most of the cheap mice I've used (and some more expensive ones) mix of rubberisied plastic and rubberisied cloth coating. I don't know off hand of any other mouse that has this and it's one thing I love about it, I never get that sweaty mouse you can get after a couple of hours playing, I don't know if it absorbs the sweat or just somehow let the skin "breath" better.
    Razer mice have that, full cover
    The Logitech G5 one didn't have that though.

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    Re: 'Gaming' mice - worth it?

    Where do you guys go to try out new mice then?

    My MX1000 is starting to get to the end of its life after a good few years of solid work but I've noticed that my local PC World no longer put dummy mice out on display so I can't try any out for feel (not that they stock most of the ones I'd be looking at anyway).

    The best I can get at the moment is trying to get a feel for the G9 or MX Revolution through the plastic cover or by taking advise from other people
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    Try your friends... that the only way I can think of unless some shops have display models...
    Contact logitech, they have good customer service and iirc they have replaced out of warranty mice before

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    Re: 'Gaming' mice - worth it?

    Quote Originally Posted by SiM View Post
    Try your friends... that the only way I can think of unless some shops have display models...
    Contact logitech, they have good customer service and iirc they have replaced out of warranty mice before
    The buggers wouldn't know a good mouse if I hit them with it! Some of them even think the Mac one button mouse is a good idea!

    Anyway, back to the point, I might give Logitech a go but really all mine is suffering from is wear and tear through use.
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    Re: 'Gaming' mice - worth it?

    M$ intelli 1.1 or 3.0
    Mx518 or the G5
    Razer Deathadder - best of the razers imo. The others are too thin or moulded badly, at least, for my hand.

    Also, while we are on the subject, why is http://www.scan.co.uk/Product.aspx?WebProductId=771372 less expensive than http://www.scan.co.uk/Product.aspx?WebProductId=523859 the non "guild wars" version?!
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    Re: 'Gaming' mice - worth it?

    I use a wireless logitech mouse from the S510 Keyboard/mouse kit as well as a MS Sidewinder.

    The S510 mouse was a little too small and even with the batteries, felt light. The Sidewinder loaded up with weights is nice and smooth. Oh and not wireless...I have had the Logitech mouse die on me in mid game...not easy changing batteries quickly when everyone else is trying to shoot you. I did have to get used to the extra sensitivity of the MS Sidewinder but a few tweaks in game of mouse sensitivity and mouse accel sorted that out.

    If the S510 was a little larger, a couple more buttons and didn't need battery replacement (does not have a docking station) it would be nice mouse to game with.

    Before that, I had an MS Intellimouse explorer thingy and I'd still use it today if it didn't die...7 years of faithful service. R.I.P.

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