Need a new mouse
My 7 year old Microsof 5 button intellimouse is finally giving up :-( So I need a new one, but I want something more sensitive. I'm willing to spend around the £60 mark. It needs side buttons and be good for gaming.
Any ideas? I aint got much of a clue about mice, as this one has lasted so long lol
This has served me for about five years now and it's cheaper than anything you'l get from Razer and does everything you'll probably want. It just isn't a well known name brand.
As you can see it's pretty highly rated, has 7 buttons, you can adjust the weight and the dpi. You can change dpi on the fly. You get a software package that allows you to rebind the buttons and assign macros to buttons as well and it has built in memory so you can store your settings on the mouse. You get a bag to carry it around in too.
I use a G9x and I love it. It's not the cheapest, but I've had it since 2007 and it's still going strong.
That said, the features Jesus_Phish mentions for the Sharkoon mouse are similar to what the G9x has, and it's about half the price.
How about a Logitech G500. It's the successor to the good old G5.
I used a G500 for a while and liked it. I just recently moved my PC to the living room though and went completely wireless and got a G7. They are both great mice, although the thumb buttons on the G7 are pretty poorly placed and take some getting used to. A friend of mine who has been playing shooters much longer than me swears by his RAT mouse. It's one of those ones where the entire mouse is customizable, so you can make it fit your hand perfectly.
If I were you though, the first thing I would do would be to go somewhere like a Best Buy or even a Staples where they have rows of mice out for you to test. Put your hand on one and see what you like, then check for better prices online.
The only mouse you need is the Logitech G400 (the upgraded version of the all-time-classic MX 518)
Smidge over £20 - mine is in it's 4th year and still clicks perfectly (tho the feet are showing a bit of wear - they're replaceable if I really wanted to tho)
Wireless? SHIT I tell you - SHIT - don't even go there.
and Razer? RAZER? The company who puts DRM in it's HARDWARE - they're for mugs...
p.s. put the £40 you'll save towards a really expensive and VERY worthwhile mech. sw. keyboard :)
Psh, the G500 is the upgraded version of the even bigger classic, the G5!
Originally Posted by trjp
Pretty scary to look around and find reviews of the second version of the G5 dated 2007. No wonder the paint has peeled a bit on my original version G5 (recently replaced, but I keep it around as, hmm, a family heirloom?).
Edit: As for mechanical keyboards, CM Storm Quickfire TK. You won't regret it (unless you pick the wrong color of Cherry MX switch - there are versions with Red, Blue and Brown).
Yea the CM Storm is a good buy IF you can get one with the right switches (what's available varies by country and some suppliers have differing stock so check CAREFULLY)
Alternatively just go nuts and buy a Ducky or a Filco - it's £100-120 really, really, really well spent IMO because it's not on stupid LED displays you don't need and macro keys you daren't use but on QUALITY
and lighting and cool keycaps :)
I have the Logitech G9. While the cover is showing quite some wear it's still a good mouse. For my laptop I use Logitech's cheapest laser mouse and it's also great.
I really want a good mechanical keyboard, but they're so expensive. :(
Ifit makes you ffeel any better a good mechanical keyboard will last 10 years - my record for non mechs is 5 and most are dead in 3 or less
They're the price of a decent house, cheaper than a cpu and so on....
I'm using a 20 year old rubber dome one right now. It's a hand-me-down, only supports PS/2. I've had it for around 14 years now, and I've typed a lot on it. So I feel I can spring for a nice daskeyboard or something, but I also really want an SSD, and I really want to upgrade my machine as well. And I only have a finite amount of money :(
After advice on here before, I bought the Roccat Kova+. Comes in under £40, feels really comfortable, 2 side buttons on each side, variable DPI settings (400, 800, 1600 - one I use and 3200), can re-map button usage and comes with some software to allow you to make different button profiles for something like 10 different set-ups, if you should so desire (I haven't, but I suppose it's nice to know it's there). Importantly for me, but I'm guessing 90% here this won't be a concern, but it's slightly V-shaped so it's not set-up for any hand in particular. I haven't had it long enough to say "I've had it for years", but it's been well over 6 months now and I've had no problems with it whatsoever.
Also, it lights up!
I've used a Kova - I think - it was that or a Kone, whichever is the bigger one
Lovely mouse and it was ambi which was great
Were I right-handed tho, the G400/MX518 just feels a bit more solid to me - feels like it should last a bit longer.
It's not really an objective test but they have Roccat mice in the local PC World and they're knackered just from people trying them out (probably a stressful experience!) wheras the Logitechs are 100% perfect
Obligatory R.A.T. 7 recommendation.
I play(ed) a ludicrous amount of games (I did in the past and I will again once I get my new computer) and this mouse has been absolutely phenomenal. Well-built, completely adjustable in terms of length, width, weight and responsiveness, and I could not be happier with it. Yes, it's expensive, but it comes with quite a few goodies and it's well worth it.
And it has your hotkeys, side buttons, lights, precision-aiming buttons, on-the-fly sensitivity adjustment, different hotkey profiles for different games, horizontal scroll, and just about everything else. It's wonderful.
The problem is - you'd never tell anyone, outside of gaming, that you owned that thing, would you?
I mean, does your car have 2 bin-lid sized exhausts, "stanced and slammed" suspension, a spoiler than 4 people could eat dinner at and neons!? - because that's what the RAT is, in mouse terms.
It's a giant, light-up pink dildo of pointing solutions :)
Originally Posted by trjp
In the words of The Big Lebowski, "That's just like, uh, your opinion, man."
This is my favorite mouse; very sturdy, precise, and does not require a flat surface on account of it's a thumb-driven trackball.
(After using it for a little while it becomes easily as good as a mouse for games, and sometimes better, I have found).
Logitech M570 Trackball
Looks can be deceiving.
Originally Posted by trjp
Someone whose opinion I trust for level-headedness (was in a WAR guild with her way back in the day), actually gushes about its ergonomics:
I've had the Razer Imperator for a while and it's all good. I am no expert though.
Ya..in games equiment and tools paly key role to the game more enjoyable. However, I recommened you Razer Mamba Wireless Laser Gaming Mouse. You must try it really nice mouse.
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