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    Which Mouse

    At the moment i'm just using a basic logitech wireless mouse from a few years back. Does the job I suppose but having used a logitech g7 recently i can see the uses of switching dpi settings on the fly.

    It's staying on the desk so corded is fine and I'd rather not spend much more than £25 but may stretch to £35 for something that was perfect.

    My initial thoughts are between these

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=532634

    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/produ...oductID=579937

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=528854 - only problem with that one is theres no thumb button which i do like for surfing. or does the dpi switcher become a thumb button.. very confusing lol

    anyone got any experience with these?
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    having never used those mice you've suggested, i would say do a lot of research and dont cheap out on the mouse because its cheap as the mouse is something you'll be using everyday it has to be comfortable, unless you're a keyboard warrior!

    we use dell's at work and have their "premium" 2000dpi mice, all well and good but it feels light as a feather, a horrible shape to it and no feel of control.

    at home i'm using the g5 2007 and very happy with it. its about £5 more out of your budget for a 2007 model or its about £35 for the original from scan, only 1 thumb button though

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    Dude I told you G5 all the way!!!!!!!!



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    It really is worth spending that little bit extra for a G5, they are just so much better than other mice!
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    I'm loving my MX1000s atm, such a good mouse. Like Marmite though, love it or hate it...

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    I use a Razer Deathadder myself and love it, i think its a bit of a "marmite" too though !!
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    i use an old microsoft trackball optical, and unfortunately they are difficult to source.
    however, these are the dogs danglies for first-person shooters, and strategy games (which i love!), and you get used very very quickly to it!

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    Ive got the first one (sharkoon) and Ill say its a good mouse, fast and responsive but the only let down is there are no side buttons.

    The side buttons on the mouse are for the sensitvity settings and at the highest setting its fast

    And its quite a small mouse I.E my hand is a bit big for it but my mx518 is fine for size.

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    I was going to get a g5 but im not convinced yet..ive got a logitech trackball at work which i want to steal..its the most comfortable mouse i've used but it's lacking pretty much all the features i desire lol.

    probably get a g5 at some point..i prefer the look of the older one so thats ok.

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    Have a look at its lower cost brother the 518. Very smooth same shape as the G5. Diff is that it is optical.

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=191488

    I have used this for months and its a superb mouse for general work and gaming.

    Specifications


    • Image Processing: 5.8 megapixels/second
    • Resolution: 1600-dpi native, adjustable to 400- and 800-dpi
    • Acceleration: 15 g
    • Throughput: 16 bit/axis USB data format, and 125/sec USB report rate


    Features


    • Award-winning Logitech® MX™ Optical Engine
    • “On-the-fly” sensitivity adjustment to 1,600, 800, and 400-dpi resolution
    • 5.8 megapixel/second image processing
    • Up to 15 g of acceleration
    • Expanded 16-bit data format supports blazing fast moves with pure precision
    • Advanced gaming software, exclusive to Gaming-Grade™ mice, for up to five custom sensitivity settings
    • Super-slick gaming feet for effortless, precise tracking
    • Contoured grip ensures peak performance and comfort—even in the most intense gaming sessions
    • Three-year warranty

    http://www.tweaknews.net/reviews/mx518/

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    I second the MX518 recommendation, it's the most comfortable mouse I've ever used and has two thumb buttons instead of the G5's single one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NightshadowUK View Post
    I second the MX518 recommendation, it's the most comfortable mouse I've ever used and has two thumb buttons instead of the G5's single one.
    The current G5 have two side buttons now, I'm very tempted to get myself a new one purely for that!
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    Hmm so 518 or the g5.. i'm guessing no one has the wolfking for good reason..can't find any reviews of it lol.

    Is there a lot of difference between optical and laser?

    I'm never really going to use 2000dpi if I have it..it's a bit too sensitive so 1600 is probably better for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RavenNight View Post
    The current G5 have two side buttons now, I'm very tempted to get myself a new one purely for that!
    Aww now why did you have to go and tell me that... I want one now.

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    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=500116

    beautiful 5 button mouse, very comfy, and was rated highest in mouse tests

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