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    Trying gaming mouse

    I've been contemplating investing in a new gaming mouse. I've currently got a £13 Gigabyte (m6800) which is great (comfy) but is starting to wear. Is there anywhere on the highstreet where I can try them out?

    (I tried the very large PC world in Hedge end southampton and they had 20~30 mice on display to try but not one gaming mouse. They were all in boxes and I was loathed to ask a sales guy to open up a dozen boxes when I wasn't even sure what I was looking for... This was even more frustrating as I had just heard the CEO of PCworld/Carphonewarehouse on Radio 4 reporting from that very store how they where competing against online by having everything on display to try.)

    Am I just going to have to buy a couple from Amazon and send back the ones I don't like?
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    Re: Trying gaming mouse

    I grabbed a Rat 3 from pc world a few month back for cheap.

    Nice and light and works a treat.
    Better to Burn out than Fade Away
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    Re: Trying gaming mouse

    What do you prefer - Claw, Palm, or a combination?
    How big are your hands - S, M, L, XL, Huge, etc?
    What features do you want from a mouse - Wired, wireless, many buttons, MMO thumb buttons, lights, DPI, etc?

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    Re: Trying gaming mouse

    Palm, L, happy with wired. A few extra buttons but don't really need MMO level of extra buttons. Don't care about lights. DPI adjustment is nice - the m6880 1600dpi is probably high enough.

    Tempted with the Logitech G300S which amazon have as a warehouse deal for £26. Still wish I could try them first...
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    Re: Trying gaming mouse

    Go back in to PC World and ask them to open those boxes

    Don't forget that a mousemat can still make the world of difference, I find the hard mats to be much better as well.
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    Re: Trying gaming mouse

    Quote Originally Posted by shaithis View Post
    Go back in to PC World and ask them to open those boxes .
    This, specially if PCW are boasting about having everything out to test.

    Then get a tasty open-box discount

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    Re: Trying gaming mouse

    Quote Originally Posted by cheesemp View Post
    Palm, L, happy with wired. A few extra buttons but don't really need MMO level of extra buttons. Don't care about lights. DPI adjustment is nice - the m6880 1600dpi is probably high enough.
    CoolerMaster Storm Inferno - Switch lights off, loads of well-placed extra buttons (including Shift feature), big enough for palm or claw, nicely high DPI (up to 4000) and adjustable (including on-the-fly), programmable, braided cable, lovely grip, very good mouse.
    Mine cost me £28 from Scan, IIRC.

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    Re: Trying gaming mouse

    Same as mine Ttaskmaster but I don't think they make them anymore unfortunately.
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    Re: Trying gaming mouse

    Quote Originally Posted by Jonj1611 View Post
    Same as mine Ttaskmaster but I don't think they make them anymore unfortunately.
    I think you're right, just checked scan and amazon - they're discontinued, do you know why? They look really good!

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    Re: Trying gaming mouse

    I would love to be able to actually test things our properly before buying them as well, so I feel your pain!

    I reluctantly had to replace my Intellimouse Explorer recently and in the end I went with a Steel Series Rival

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/SteelSeries-...il_TE_AMZLdp_1

    It's actually pretty similar to the mouse I had before, so I am happy with it, but for around 50 quid I felt it was quite expensive.

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    Re: Trying gaming mouse

    Thanks for the suggestions guys. I've decided to buy/try a logitech G402 as based on reviews/button locations seems to do all I want without being too costly (£37) and it'll work with the logitech gaming software I already have installed for my aging g15 keyboard... If its horrid I'll just have to send it back to amazon.
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    Re: Trying gaming mouse

    Shockingly, I only found one Inferno mouse on the 'well known auction site', 2nd hand and in Germany...
    I may have to go wrap mine in cotton wool!!

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