Choosing a new mouse

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  1. blibbax

    blibbax nahm8

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    last time I changed mouses I got through about a half dozen in a couple months before I found the one (or two, to be more accurate) that worked for me

    out of your list, I wouldn't even hesitate, I'd be buying the Steelseries :)
    some folk have complained that it's too "glossy" feeling, so if you're a sweaty hand type I guess there's a risk of it popping out of your grip like a bar of soap in the shower... :D
    but other than that, I was starting to despair before I bought my Steelseries. love it :)

    edit: for the record, I tried a Roccat too, can't remember the model, and it was actually not bad, just much, much, much too small for my massive hands
    I also tried a CM Storm. despised it, the tracking was freaking horrible. ditched it after a couple days. the guy I sold it to though said later that he loved it, so just goes to show, a mouse is a bit of a personal thing
     
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    For simplicity the FK1 from Zowie is rather lovely (like a Deathadder in shape). Did a quick review of it last week. Currently working on the Func MS-2 which is a similar mouse in many ways and worthy of consideration based on your list. My mouse of choice is the Kone XTD from Roccat. For my use/hand it has yet to be beaten, though i was a little tempted to stick with the FK1.
     
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    the problem with the Zowie FK1 is that it's £55 delivered
    and a Level 10M is only just over the 60 mark delivered these days..

    i really, really want to try a 10M. preferably in military green.
    hate being broke
     
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    Trusteft HH's Asteroids' Dominator

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    I wish I could help, but I don't have any of them. I will however have some time tomorrow or the day after, a Sharkoon Drakonia gaming mouse and tell you if it is worth anything or not, at least for a first experience. I bought it for 24 euros so it's not exactly the most expensive mouse ever.
     
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    I would definitely say a Razer Deathadder, as they are so wonderful to use, but unfortunately I don't think they are built to last, mine didn't even make 2 years. I'm still using it but the left mouse button clicks repeatedly sometimes and it is very irritating but I won't be able to replace it till the end of the month at least.
     
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    i had a Sharkoon a couple years back. a Fireglider i think, was supposed to be a cheap stop-gap, but i ended up using it for about a year
    decent wee mouse :)

    see now that's something i just cannot understand
    why would anyone buy a 60 quid mouse knowing ahead of time that the build quality is piss poor and that it is going to fall to bits ? :confused:

    it's not like there aren't shed loads of other great mouses on the market, and some of them don't fall apart for no good reason!
     
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    Trusteft HH's Asteroids' Dominator

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    The mouse (Sharkoon Drakonia) arrived, I use it for about 15 min, so I can't really say much, but my god it's awesome! Very comfortable, while not a SOFT surface on top, it is not slippery, and just so....fraking good feeling using it! And I almost bought a mouse 5 times its price! I am glad I didn't.

    edit: smooth corrected to soft.
     
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    Calliers Administrator/Editor Staff Member

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    I had no idea that the DeathAdder had this poor a build quality before I bought it.
     
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    I ended up going with the Mionix Naos 3200, and I'm very happy with it.
     
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    Calliers Administrator/Editor Staff Member

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    That's a good mouse.
     

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