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    Re: 'Gaming' mice - worth it?

    Used to use a generic wireless mouse but had the old problem of batteries dying at the most inconvenient moments whilst playing CS:S

    I happened to be in a shop that will remain nameless (will not swear on here lol) and spotted a Habu for less than £30 and it was attached to a demo PC so I spent a few minutes giving it a try and decided to buy it and haven't looked back to be honest

    I haven't managed to wear out the feet yet and I have had it about a year so I guess I must be keeping the desk nice and clean for it

    My only advice (and you tend to see this in any thread of this nature) is to try them as what suits one person won't necessarily suit another

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    Re: 'Gaming' mice - worth it?

    I was thinking purchasing the Logitech G9 or the Microsoft Sidewinder. Any idea which is best ?

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    Re: 'Gaming' mice - worth it?

    definately! My friend got the Logitec G5 for a xmas present years ago. still works like a charm! it makes your simple home mouse look like stinkin peice of cow dung. hahhaa. if you're into gaming, most probably first person shooters. a gaming mouse is probably something you should seriously consider!

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    Re: 'Gaming' mice - worth it?

    I haven't read all the replies so sorry if this is repeating stuff already said.

    I've just used a standard Microsoft mouse for at least the last 10 years or more. 3 buttons, little wheel, does the job fine. Last year though I had some kind of weird hand injury or something and I ended up buying a new mouse because I was worried the one I was using was causing the problem.

    Anyway, long story short, I did a lot of research and ended up buying a "Logitech G5". I decided against the G7 (or was it G8 or G9? I dont remember) because this one was bigger and was better for me in a few way and got better reviews etc.. Anyway, it's amazing. You get a little pack of weights that you can fit inside the mouse, so you can make it as light or as heavy as you want. I find that with just a bit of extra weight, it makes the mouse feel more sturdy and accurate.

    I would say that for general browsing and stuff, and if all you do in gaming is shoot stuff, then I wouldn't bother. It's no more accurate than my cheapo Microsoft mouse, and the sensitivity stuff doesn't really do anything for me. My old mouse was fine and you can change the sensitivity in windows or in games anyway, so that was never an issue. So if that's the same for you, I would just stick with a normal cheap 3 button thing. But if you play games that have lots of controls, then get a good mouse like the G5. My G5 basically has 9 buttons on it and they are all really easy to use. In games like WoW and similar games, there are lots of controls/commands/hotkeys, and if you are playing it competitively, you need to be as fast and as efficient as you can. So I had something bound to each one of my 9 buttons and it not only made life SO much easier and more fun for me, but it really gave me an edge.

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    Re: 'Gaming' mice - worth it?

    I have an MX1000, not strictly a gaming mouse, but wasn't cheap either.

    I have been moving computers around the house, as projects, media centres, and the like. During most of this time the MX1000 sat with the media centre, as it is wireless. I then tried gaming on my main computer........

    After losing my temper, several times, I retrieved the MX1000.

    I found that on the cheap one, the buttons didn't always work, there was a time delay when idle for a short time, and it was way too light. Couldn't get on with it.

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    Re: 'Gaming' mice - worth it?

    I think some gaming mice are def. worth it. I have a Razer Diamondback 3G Blue - I love it. Pretty high DPI (although not the highest out of the Razer range). It feels weird at first but actually fits better than my old ****ty Dell mouse. It tracks much better too, I can now quite easily move (read: bunny hop) around on any map on ETQW (WOOOO ETQW FTW) while keeping track of bobbing enemy heads. I wouldn’t say its improved my accuracy, but it has made it more consistent. Before with the crap Dell mouse, my accuracy would be anyway in between 30-36&#37;, now I pretty much shoot at 34% after warming up.

    My only gripes are that buttons MOUSE4 and MOUSE 5 are too near to each other, so I sometimes end up duelling a rocket launcher noob with my defibs lol . And you can’t turn the mouse wheel glow off, which is HIGHLY distracting if you watch movies a lot on your PC.

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    Re: 'Gaming' mice - worth it?

    I came across this earlier: http://www.esreality.com/?a=post&id=1265679

    I really like the approach used in the round-up. There is no lack of subjective reviews, and I do think that there is a place for subjective reviews. Subjective reviews can be a good way of short listing the options if you can't/don't want to try everything in the market.

    However, if you find two mice that seems to be similarly comfortable with each other, the approach used in that round-up make it a sweet tie-breaker. Sujoy commented that the DeathAdder (which did very well, decrowning the also MX518) may be his last mouse review though, which is a shame as I'd like to know how well MS Bluetrack technology would fare, and was looking forward to seeing wireless mice eventually tested in similarly objective manner.

    What is Hexus' relation with ESReality anyway? Is there any way Hexus could step in and 'rescue' the MouseScore bench? AFAIK, it is really one of a kind.

    On topic: At the moment, I have my eyes on the Microsoft Sidewider X8. There is no way I am paying the &#163;88 pre-order price on Amazon, but I might be tempted once the price drops (subject that it is comfortable in my hands). I want to play games on my projector, cords get in way.

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    Re: 'Gaming' mice - worth it?

    My HABU has been a godsend. Only problem is that the other pcs I use dont have this luxury so its a day/night difference

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    Re: 'Gaming' mice - worth it?

    I'm on my second G5 (had the old orange version which I sold for the newer version with extra mouse button) and its great, extra buttons are good for browsing the net, as well as useful in gaming, adjustable sensitivity is a bit of a novelty but do use it every now and again

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    Re: 'Gaming' mice - worth it?

    Cant beat a Logitech G9 tbh.

    Great Mouse

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    Re: 'Gaming' mice - worth it?

    I've been using an MS 6000 laser mouse for the past 12 months or so. It's pretty good, and suitable for any lefties out there whom all those gaming mice manufacturers seem to have forgotten about
    I did have a Razer Lachesis, but it's gone back in it's box. Uncomfortable to use & it's 4000dpi did nothing for me.

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    Re: 'Gaming' mice - worth it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Teamsreth View Post
    I have an MX1000, not strictly a gaming mouse, but wasn't cheap either.

    I have been moving computers around the house, as projects, media centres, and the like. During most of this time the MX1000 sat with the media centre, as it is wireless. I then tried gaming on my main computer........

    After losing my temper, several times, I retrieved the MX1000.

    I found that on the cheap one, the buttons didn't always work, there was a time delay when idle for a short time, and it was way too light. Couldn't get on with it.

    Nice choice my friend! To be honest I think the G5 is the best looking and most comfortable gaming mouse in the market for it's price and spec ratio! Of course this is strickly my opinion. But COME ON, no one can deny it is a sexy looking mouse!

    I don't know what happened to the G9 LOL.

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    Re: 'Gaming' mice - worth it?

    ^^ What he said.
    G5 (for me) is a brilliant mouse. I have large hands (no comments please), and its suits me well, although I'd still prefer it be a little wider.

    The setpoint software...well, I just don't understand what its for to be honest, seems to add little value whether the app is running or not. Once the mouse is setup you don't need it.

    I love the fact you can change the weight balance, and the presentation of the mouse and weights package is very cool.

    Of course it really makes very little difference, changing the weights, but it makes me feel good.

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    Re: 'Gaming' mice - worth it?

    I've got an MX-518, well two actually and I've had them for years. I really wouldn't settle for anything else - they help you with your game incredibly. I've been thinking about getting a G5 for a bit now which is an upgrade from the MX-518. Fantastic mice, I would pick one up if you can they are dirt cheap now!

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    Re: 'Gaming' mice - worth it?

    I bought a Habu a while back and it just never really fit me, I found it awkward and my preformance was dropping in games, i just couldn't hit anything.

    I switched back to my &#163;3 trust mouse from ASDA and everything is fine. I have no problems with it and couldnt really see how anyother mouse could be an improvement. One or two more buttons might be nice but thats about it.

    I dont want to slag off gaming mice in general just that Habu wasn't really for me.

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    Re: 'Gaming' mice - worth it?

    A *nice* mouse is well worth having - something which fits your hand shape. Often, the nicest mice are gaming mice. I love my Razer Lycosa, wifey loves her Logitech G5

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