Originally Posted by Derp;13353664
The positive and negative accel don't just cancel each other out. The 9500 tracks like a piece of garbage at all speeds.
I personally think this is a little exaggerated. The negative acceleration is not present on hard surfaces. The positive acceleration is there, but its so slight that, even with the way I use the mouse (which usually exposes acceleration issues) the positive acceleration is minimal. It was quite easy for me to recreate the negative acceleration on cloth, but hard to notice the positive acceleration. I understand some people require more from their mouse and wont settle for it.
About the placement of the sensor to the front of the G500. This is something that isnt necessarily bad, but some people might not like it. It isnt the 1st mouse that has this, and personally I like it. It does change the way you use the mouse a little. Imagine that the sensor you are using is between your middle and index finger instead of the palm of your hand. If you move your hand to the right or left using just your wrist, the distance the sensor near your fingertips travels is much larger then the distance a sensor at the palm of your hand travels.
Because of this, at any sensitivity, you can more easily use your wrist to manipulate the cursor. Before getting used to it, it will feel a little bit as though it was positive acceleration (the cursor will end up further then you anticipated when flicking your wrist).
I have gotten used to it (on a previous as well as this mouse) and learned to appreciate this. It is now a feature I count as a plus, but only because of the way I use my mouse. Generally, I think people will view it as a negative point, since you dont want to relearn things for a peripheral, rather you'd ideally like that peripheral to suit your playstyle.Edited by kazuyamishima - 5/2/11 at 12:54pm