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    Quote Originally Posted by noahhowes
    i know noone likes a camper, but we all play sniper occcasionally eh?
    Ye, will a massive machine gun LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by noahhowes
    ... i dont lke the shape of the mx1000 (personal thing) and the little lag where it goes to sleep and wakes up...
    This is the first I have heard of this and I have never experienced that ever inthe few months I have had it. Good you explain a little more???

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    I've not seen many tests of the 518 and don't even know if it's available retail yet, however i can say that the mx1000 is extremely accurate and fast with no lag.

    Still play alot of ut2004 (instagib) online and find that my accuracy and tracking speed is better. Been a player since the original, sigh

    I did try a lot of mice (I wanted something nicer than my faithful intellimouse explorer) and in the end said (f**k it) "I'll get one, if I don't like it someone else will buy it". It does take a little bit of getting use to. I think (imho) there are some flaws regarding size/positioning of buttons but also a really nice one e.g. the button infront of the mouse wheel.

    I was also surprised to find "how much freerer the mouse was" i.e independant of a cable. Even with a clip ala func 1030 there is still resistance from the wire. I know this doesn't bother some people but thought I'd give my experience.

    I use a ratpadz gs which was ultra slippy to begin with but has worn down. The extra resistance is not too bad as it makes "mirco" moves a little easier.

    I will certainly look at the func 1030 and icemat soon (friends have these so I can test). GarethG has got a good point it's all down to personal preference.

    if you can try before you buy then do it.

    The lag where it goes to sleep is to conserve battery time. It's a bit like your monitor going to standby. I took this mouse fully charged to a fri/sat/sun lan and it didn't fail me at all. Usually I get a good 2 weeks of normal+gaming use till I have to recharge.
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    I bought a RatPadzGS and an Icemat (small) to try out.
    Both work great with the MX1000.
    The ratpadz is a bit quieter & smoother (at least with Armor All wiped over it. )
    But I have to say, the Icemat is such a pleasure to use. I'd never choose style over substance, but the Icemat has both by the bucketload.
    I'll spend some more time gaming with the RatPadz, but I reckon I'll buy the full size Icemat 2 eventually.
    I never notice lag with the MX1000, even when it goes to sleep (lights go out). The big problem - if it affects you - is the lag caused by lifting the mouse.
    See here. Video copied here.
    Note that the method of testing is extreme, and designed to exagerate the problem. I never notice the problem. If anything, I see it as a GOOD thing that the cursor doesn't move when you reposition the mouse!
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    youy say the ratpadz better for gaming, so what makes the icemat better in other areas?
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    Quote Originally Posted by nvening
    you say the ratpadz better for gaming, so what makes the icemat better in other areas?
    Haven't actually used the RatPadz much for gaming yet, too much junk on my desk for it to fit. The Icemat just squeezes in place in portrait mode.

    The Icemat:
    25cm x 21cm (small, original version)
    25cm x 30cm (ver 2)
    Rectangular
    Looks classy, like something from a designer furniture range
    Not that expensive really
    Works perfectly with MX1000
    Very smooth
    Very quiet
    Stays in place most of the time
    Will never wear out?
    -unless you smash it.

    RatpadzGS:
    29.5cm x 23.5cm
    Rectangular, but has 3cm curved cut-out at bottom
    Looks cheap (It is!)
    Works perfectly with MX1000
    Doesn't work with an older Logitech cordless optical mouse - surprised me.
    Very, very smooth, like mouse is floating on air
    Very, very quiet
    Stays in place mostly, but slides more often than the Icemat
    Will wear out
    -but most unlikely to break
    Has a 3cm x 9cm logo at the top-right. This is smooth unlike the rest of the surface which is textured. It might not affect usability, but just knowing it's there makes you try to avoid the area. It's a bad, bad, bad idea.
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    im worried about the fact that my wrist will be resting on the cold hard corner of the mat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dangerous_dom
    This is the first I have heard of this and I have never experienced that ever inthe few months I have had it. Good you explain a little more???
    a friend has one of these which i was using a while ago. i found that if i was sat still camping with a nice big rifle in cs-source then after a minute or so (not sure exactly how long) then it would kinda go to sleep, and when i moved it needed to wake up.

    this took hardly any time at all and woudnt normally be noticable, but when i wanted a super quick reaction from nothing i found it a little off putting. i suppose it could have been put down to surface, but i have heard others complaining of it too.

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    Dont Camp!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by nvening
    Dont Camp!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    ditto
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    Quote Originally Posted by noahhowes
    a friend has one of these which i was using a while ago. i found that if i was sat still camping with a nice big rifle in cs-source then after a minute or so (not sure exactly how long) then it would kinda go to sleep, and when i moved it needed to wake up.

    this took hardly any time at all and woudnt normally be noticable, but when i wanted a super quick reaction from nothing i found it a little off putting. i suppose it could have been put down to surface, but i have heard others complaining of it too.
    I did a fair bit of research into the MX1000 before buying it and I never came accross this. It's probably more down the his sytem, faulty mouse or some kind of anti-camping system maybe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dangerous_dom
    anti-camping system maybe.

    rofl what an idea!

    yeah hope it was just his system, but im sure ive read about it before.

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    I just had a weird problem with my MX1000. Sometimes when I lifted it, the cursor would fly all over the place (was driving me crazy in HL2 deathmatch. ) I'd recently cleaned the bottom of the mouse, and had turned it off to do this, and thought the power off/on had caused the problem.

    Anyhow, after looking really close, there was a tiny fibre stuck under the laser. A quick puff, and it's all back to normal.
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    Out of interest why do you guys have massive mouse mats and need to lift the mouse all the time?

    I have a standard dell mouse mat which is small and averagly speeded cursor but hardly ever need to lift the mouse?

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