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What kind of mouse do you use and are you happy with it? My left clicker on my razer adder is messed up and it's time to get a new one. I don't think I want to get another one because this was after only one year. The rainbow lights are kind of cool, I guess.
I use a mix of relaxed and claw grip and have small hands so it's seemingly impossible to get something that's fully comfortable. Maybe I should try a trackball or something, but can those be as accurate as mice?
Uhh... post about computer mice or something.


some cheapo logitech mouse

it also has rgb lighting but I find those annoying so I turned it off


Had a Corsair M90 for a long time that I loved. The macro buttons and their layout were great and I liked how heavy and sturdy it was with the aluminum body. Just this year the right click gave out and the scroll wheel started jumping around so I got a new one. A Corsair Scimitar. I don't like it as much. The macro button layout it different and it feels a lot cheaper than the M90. Plus it does this stupid RGB fading cycle whenever my PC is locked that I can't figure out how to turn off. The software for this one is better than the M90 though, I think.


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had the same issue, and i've read that you can usually diy fix it, but i haven't yet tried. shame about the build quality; liked everything else about the deathadder. also felt good for med-large hands and fingertip+claw grips.

there are sites that evaluate/list sensor quality, click response, dimensions, and weight, but i doubt that you really -know- comfort without going to a store and getting hands on. if there's an online store with a lenient return policy, maybe you could take advantage of that.

general advice sucks, but i've just been using junk mice and not playing fpses/etc for a few years. to make up for that, here's a hanpan.


I'm on the opposite end, I got long bony fingers and it's always tough to find a mouse that I can use without clawing up too much. The basic thermaltake is one of the best feeling ones I've found, but the scrollwheel seems to wear out within a couple years, I think I'm on my third one now. Kind of wish I could find a comparable mouse that's more durable.


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I use a ROCCAT KONE Pure Owl-Eye. I think it's decent enough, but it's probably more expensive than it's really worth, although I think that probably goes for most PC peripherals anyways. I've had it for about 2 years now. In that time, one of the color LEDs died inside of it which made the RGB pattern on it look really dumb, so I turned that off. Every now and then the middle click registers more clicks than it should, but those are the only problems I have with it. I just wish there was some solution to grime accumulation. I don't really care about macro buttons at all. I'm fine with the simple additional two buttons for history-forward and history-backwards and I think they're pretty handy for web browsing. The DPI buttons are nice too when launching programs tht have different mouse speed settings. I like it, I guess. Not sure how much longer it will last, however.


I use a shitty laptop trackpad. And a red nipple.


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logitech g203 and g502, both work with no problem for 2 years. sensors on both seem pretty good, cursor movement is smooth on various kinds of surfaces. the infinite scroll wheel on g502 is nice.
i have bad experience on razer too, the scroll wheel on two i used broke within one year, the sensor was also garbage and only worked on mouse mats or paper, cursor jumped around randomly. perhaps i got fake ones...


There are several different versions of the DeathAdder including 'mini' sized ones, so it would be helpful if you were more specific about which one you have that broke. I've got a "DeathAdder 2013" which had the side grips come off but otherwise works fine.

Overall you should ask yourself some primary questions:

Wireless or Wired?
Laser or Optical?
Basic or extra buttons?
Infinite or basic scroll?
Do you need macro support software or no?

That should narrow down the list pretty quickly.


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It's this one. The Deathadder Elite. I used a wireless mouse long ago, but found that wireless stuff has too many problems with accuracy and signals and stuff. Plus the batteries are an extra cost and it's annoying to have it die on you suddenly.

>Laser or Optical?
I thought this was the same thing?

>Basic or extra buttons?
Extra buttons are so useful, I love having them. Having copy and paste keybinds on the mouse is a huge convenience. I had some MMO mouse a decade ago that I forgot the name of, wasn't too comfortable but it had a numpad's worth of buttons.

>Infinite or basic scroll?
What does this mean? The mousewheel only rotates to a certain point? I guess infinite.

>Do you need macro support software or no?
Not really, just basic options. I really don't know what kind of macros people use on their keyboards and mice these days.

I know it was a question asked to myself, but I decided to answer them in a post.


Neat, I have that exact same mouse, although the side pads have fallen off...


How have you managed to abuse your mouse so hard?!?!


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I've been using this fantech X9 Thor for I think almost three years now and its still going strong. The only problem I have with it is that sometimes mouse 3 doesn't work so well but that's about it. And I won't be using mouse 3 as often as I used to anymore so I don't see it as a huge problem. Feels good to have a mouse last three years.


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I have a g600. I only use the side buttons when I play ffxiv, which isn't very often anymore.


can you press one button without pressing +1 button with it?


yea, that has never been an issue. the way they're shaped make it pretty easy despite the size.


I see. Well, makes sense that they'd think about it when designing the product.


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>What kind of mouse do you use and are you happy with it?
I use a Logitech G203(I also bought a spare one) since a couple of years, it's cheap, solid and precise.
I used to use an expensive Corsair mouse with those extra keys on the side for MMORPGs and it broke, then I bought a Corsair Ironclaw(slightly less expensive) and the scrolling wheel broke.
I pledged to only buy no-bullshit cheap wired mouse from now on. That is my advice in general.


been using this one for years, same shape just different models
wouldn't say it's cheap since the cord fails every year or two but i'm too used to it to look for alternatives


I used one of these, the G102 variant (same mouse, just for different markets), and a G305 (wireless version of the G203). The scroll wheel started screwing up on the first one, then the left button started double clicking. Got a G203, a year later it started double clicking. The G305 came after that and lasted around six months before it started to double click. I replaced the micro switches myself and it still works great a year later. I still have a spare G203 in a drawer, they used to be like $15.
I did end up buying a wireless Razer Viper. It feels more ergonomic and is more solid than the G305. Supposedly the mouse buttons use some sort of optical sensor to prevent the double clicking issue Logitech mice have, but we'll see...


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I use this when I'm not gaming. It feels good except that I wish it had two more buttons for easier web browsing, and that the ball falls out if it isn't laying flat like in the pic.


How exactly do you use something like this? As in positioning your hand, you use the palm of your hand to roll the ball and click with your fingers, or do you use use your fingers to move the ball around and then stop to click? Or is there some other way I can't think of?


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yes, the hand basically just rests over the whole mouse lightly, if I get really tired or doze off while browsing I often click the hell out of the buttons from my hand giving too much pressure.
You roll the ball to move around the screen, but for scrolling up or down pages quickly you actually grip the ball and "twist" it clockwise or counterclockwise, it's pretty neat actually. To my knowledge it's just Kensingtons that have scrolling set up that way however. I have another trackball I gave to my Dad with actual side buttons programmed for scrolling.



Thank you for answering in a post, it clarifies your first post a bit.

Some answers to your questions:

I've used both laser and optical mice and they have a different 'feel' to me. I personally prefer optical. Most people find the biggest difference is that laser works on glass much better than optical.

Infinite scroll is where the mouse wheel can be freely spun without restriction, kind of like a trackball except in one direction. It ends up being like scrolling on a phone, you put a bigger spin and it scrolls farther before it stops.

If you don't need separate macro software it opens your choices up to include much cheaper mice.

It should also be mentioned that depending on how long ago you tried wireless, things might have changed significantly. Much like wireless controllers are now the standard for game consoles, wireless tech in mice have come a long way and almost all the old issues have been resolved.



I've had this happen with two different razer mice. The glue that holds the side grips breaks down somehow and they eventually fall off. I'm sure they could be superglued back on but I've always just ended up going without.


Glued on? How strange. Every mouse I've ever owned has had the sides be part of the body of mouse itself.


>Not sure how much longer it will last, however.
Foreshadowing! My mouse's left-click is now double click, which is pretty inconvenient, especially when trying to drag stuff.


>Not sure how much longer it will last, however.
Foreshadowing! My mouse's left-click is now double click, which is pretty inconvenient, especially when trying to drag stuff.


The curse of the double click, strikes again! (I really need a new mouse. This is happening too often too...)


I use my left hand when I'm just browsing


Strangely it went away for me, but comes back once in a while. I think at least for me it's related to the drivers or something somehow because nothing changed for the mouse itself. My keyboard would also randomly restart with the computer giving the "new hardware found" sound.
I guess you could mess around with your computer a bit?


NEVER buy Razer products, holy crap. They are way too expensive for the shoddy quality and as far as I know they require you to install proprietary software that requires you to make an account on their services to do something as simple as configure the RGB lights or mouse buttons.


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Like many things in life you learn to live with stuff as it deteriorates to the point that it is no longer functional. Well, OP here again and the mouse is at the point that I need to concentrate and carefully hold the button just to click a drag something across the screen.
I just ordered a new mouse.

This one intrigued me >>80442 and after some minor research it has a new model which is the same thing, but a third of the price: the Logitech G203 Lightsync. It doesn't have onboard memory for macro storage or whatever, but I don't use those so I don't care.
Got it on sale on Amazon for $30!


Question, how many pages back was this thread before you bumped it?


It would give me a headache to use page mode to find it, but it was on the last page (4) of catalog


I love thread necromancers. I hope one day an old thread of mine is resurrected with a cute post.


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zis wan


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recently switched to this after years of using a trackpad but I can't get used to it, it's too sensible. I haven't calibrated yet though because it's a pain on linux.


Is that a third clicker on the right? I wonder why that isn't more common, seems like a decent idea.


wanna pop that cherry


yeah there's 3 buttons + a clickable scrollwheel. it's quite counter intuitive by default for that matter, because the right click is mapped to the middle button and the right button isn't mapped to anything


Oh, yeah that's weird. I would definitely use the right-most "third" button as the new one and not the default. Looking at the mouse more, those top-left buttons seem like they wouldn't be very comfortable to use, but I guess the big orb is blocking the side placement


>those top-left buttons seem like they wouldn't be very comfortable to use
it's not as bad as it looks. on my hand they're aligned with my phalanges so if i press with the middle one I can hit the back button and with the top of the finger I hit forward. I rarely use the mouse for back and forward anyway.


Been using these for a while. Same shape and everything but the models are usually a bit different.


I am using a Razer DeathAdder v2 when I saw it online at major discount for like 25 dollars which is quite a deal considering its normal price is usually 70 dollars. its a pretty good mouse for basic computer usage and for the one fps game I do play Team Fortress 2


I have a Razer Viper Ultimate, it's cool and lightweight for a fun and easy gaming experience.


Mouseblog update!
It's here and I'm using it, but I'm not sure I like it. The razer mouse had more height which made it more comfortable. I also don't like how the mouse scroll on this has clicks- I find those aggravating.
Well, I'll give it a few days and see how it goes.


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I use a Logitech B100 cause it's cheap. I have two as backup and two I currently use for about 5 or so years now with only 1 is showing signs of wear. Been thinking if there's actually a more ergonomic mouse out there as a preventative measure for wrist issues but I dunno what to do with the extras.


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I use Logitech G Pro X Superlight Wireless Gaming Mouse it's really good for aiming and i like that it doesn't require batteries. I liked the shape of G305 more but i prefer how light it is


Okay, I've already fully adjusted to it. Well, not the mouse scroll clicking. I really don't understand why they add it. Is it supposed to give you some tactile feedback that you're scrolling it? I'm already aware that I'm doing it...


Oh, but I will say that I really liked that razer's software let you change the DPI separately for X and Y directions. Logitech's software is barebones which is probably fine for the majority of situations, but I did like razer's DPI stuff.
Probably not worth the spyware crap, though.


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I have never used a mouse with side buttons, I feel like they would only get in the way when I am casually surfing the tubes. There should be more mice like the g300 where the buttons are on on top instead.


how would more buttons get in the way. You use them or you don't.
Those side buttons help a lot with browsers


I mean they would physically get in the way. I like putting my thumb around that area when holding the mouse in a relaxed position.


hands don't work like that unless you're death gripping your mouse


Side buttons are great. The only problem I've had with them is when I tried an "MMO" mouse a decade ago. It basically had a keypad on the side and as such it was square so not terribly comfortable. Having just 2-5 buttons on the side, though? Really useful. My current mouse only has 2 of them and most of the time I have them as macros for Copy and Paste.


cheap 20$ chinese deathadder replica
left click sometimes feels sticky or maybe my hand isnt used to it
I like big mice but might buy a viper mini since its only 20$


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What about wrist rests for your mouse? Does anyone on /qa/ use those?


& razer synapse or whatever their software is called gets a black or transparent window so I cant even remove the side buttons functionality which is just fucking annoying
why even bother with these


I think about getting one of these a lot. Depending on my desk, I kind of drag my wrist or press it against the edge of my desk and a few times it's seemed like I'd given myself a mild form of carpal tunnel syndrome that would go away after a week or two.


I got one of Kuon from Utawarerumono but it's completely useless. Over-inflated one day, flat the next. I threw it in the compost where she belongs


Kuon's bust bust.


I thought that was Yuno from the thumbnail lol


i use a wireless logitech g603. things great, i havent had to replace the battery in over 3 months, and it's as responsive as wired mice i used beforehand. definitely recommend it, even if you're wary of wireless mice
i dont even have a mousepad. my desk surface is smooth enough to not need one


Gaming hard on my viper wireless ultimate something edition by razer.


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Been using a g300s for the past 7 years. Ran into the double click issue some while ago but I've reassigned left/right clicking to my top mouse buttons. Doesn't feel uncomfortable since it's a tiny mouse anyways


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I've tried them in stores, although obviously without any boob design. They seem really uncomfortable to me. Maybe it's the way I position my wrist or something, but I've never felt the need for it. I've never had any wrist problems, either, and I've lived on a computer for like 25 years.

I'm still using this mouse and I still really like it. I wish it had more buttons, but apart from that I'm really enjoying it.

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