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    Simple, Wireless Gaming Mouse

    What's the best gaming mouse? I'm in need of an upgrade, but whenever I ask someone about gaming mice they recommend MMO mice... so what's a simple, high-performance mouse?
    I was looking at the Razer Deathadder or the Razer Mamba. Are those good mice?
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    The best gaming mouse is a wired mouse.

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    I have a Logitech m705 that I like. Wireless laser mouse, 5 buttons, and two normal batteries have lasted me 18months without having to change them.

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    I just bought a Logitech G700 last week. Newegg had it for 30% off. The mouse is great. I love the layout and the rechargeable batteries. I paired it with a wireless keyboard though, and I did get a little bit of interference while playing the other day. I actually had the mouse plugged in because the battery was low. After it charged fully I unplugged it, and things went haywire almost immediately. My soldier would strafe sideways on his own, or not look around when I moved the mouse. I played for an hour the day before fully wireless though, and it was fine. Anyways, the mouse itself is fantastic. I couldn't recommend it more.
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    I'm going to second the "gaming" and "wireless" in the same sentence are an oxymoron.

    Seriously - ALL - that is EVERY SINGLE - wireless mouse will have latency and other issues when gaming - made worse if you have other 'wireless' things but can still be an issue if it's the only one.

    If your PC is a star destroyer with loads of resources to spare - it might matter less. That's because wireless/USB mice require CPU time (PS2 mice less so if at all) - but that's just part of the problem.

    Cables really aren't a massive issue - honestly - not for the massive benefits (no lag, no batteries/charging, lighter mouse, cheaper!!)

    Buy an MX518/G400 and JOIN US!!

    p.s. Razer - the company who applied 'DRM' to a mouse demanding users install and register 'spyware' before letting them use their mouse - that Razer? You want to buy one of their products?? Are you MAD!?

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    Actually, DeathAdder isn't a wireless mouse but it's definitely one of the best among all the wired options. A good wireless gaming mouse would be Logitech's G700. Its ratings are fabulous and it is extremely comfortable. I used to have that before I switched to Razer's latest DeathAdder 2013 version. If you prefer Razer's wireless options though, there's the Razer Mamba, Ouroboros and Orochi.
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    I had a G700 for a while. Fabulous mouse, but developed the dreaded double-click issue after a year. I palmed it off on a freind, and am back to using my trusty old MX518.

    I miss the additional buttons, but it feels like (it might just be my imagination) my old wired MX518 if more reliable for FPS accuracy.

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    If I were you I wouldn't buy a wireless mouse at all. They tend to interfere with 2.4Ghz Wi-Fi, which can get really annoying for example when you're playing a game and listening to music online. I still have Logitech MX610 but the interference was so bad I gladly switched to a wired mouse.
    I've been using Logitech G5 for years now and would recommend it anytime. If you really want wireless, it has a sibling - G7.

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    I've got a G700s (basically the G700 with a shiny bit on the top and $20 more expensive), and it's quite nice. I have yet to see any interference issues or major lag or anything like that; the only thing is that it has a sleep mode that causes a bit of lag if you let it sit for a while, that being configurable using their silly software. If there's any minor input lag, I haven't noticed it, though that's always going to be something that's hard to measure. I'm on a wired connection, so I can't comment on any Wifi interference issues.

    It also claims to use USB for data if you plug it in, so there's that. I'm not sure if it actually helps, I can't say that I notice much difference when it's plugged in aside from resistance from the wire.

    Also wireless mice have the distinct advantage that you can spin them around on a smooth mousepad with astonishing ease, so you should factor in the hours of entertainment you'll get into your purchasing decision.

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    http://www.razerzone.com/gaming-acce...r-mouse-bungee or something similiar if wanting a better feel with a wired mouse.

    G500 I have always liked. G9x logitech is nice since its wider and you can grip it better, lots of eSport pros use this style. Razer Taipain is of a the same wider style.

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    As much as the wire is annoying (not the TV show) I tried a Microsoft wireless mouse once and it was just too unreliable so drove me crazy so, especially for gaming, I'll stay tethered.

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    You could always get something like this if the wire is getting too annoying:

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    The best gaming mouse is logitect wireless g700, i see that it's received thousands good review on amazon, but i want to ask it is compatible for fps game like battlefield, call of duty,..?

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    I recently got a G700s. It requires some programming, but it's neat so far. The four thumb buttons take some practice to get to grips with. If you don't need the left/right tilting mousewheel, there's a new one called the G602 which might work well. Might.

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