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post #1 of 12
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Are there any mice with switch action comparable in quality to a mechanical keyboard?

I'm currently using a Steelseries Ikari Optical. It started out great, and I've RMA'ed it twice. It wears down and starts to feel like poo when I click. Mushy and such.

Suggestions?
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The quality of switches on the Logitech G9 and G9x are quite great, probably the best used so far.. Puretrak valor is supposed to sport the best and the highest quality switches when its out.
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post #3 of 12
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Originally Posted by EarlZ View Post
The quality of switches on the Logitech G9 and G9x are quite great, probably the best used so far.. Puretrak valor is supposed to sport the best and the highest quality switches when its out.
Well, the 2 primary buttons are great, but the middle mouse button takes too much force, and the side buttons are mush
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post #4 of 12
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Do you have any more info on the Valor?
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post #5 of 12
Steelseries is pretty much the only company that uses different switches to the others.
If you like you could put in your own switches using something like tim tyler did
http://mykeyboard.co.uk/mouse/
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post #6 of 12
The red SS Kinzu uses omron d2f-01f, which are the best switches i know of.
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post #7 of 12
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Originally Posted by ____ View Post
Well, the 2 primary buttons are great, but the middle mouse button takes too much force, and the side buttons are mush
I agree with the effed up middle buttons, my side buttons are perfect though but the side buttons on my Razer mices are far far better!
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post #8 of 12
Omron do make great switches, but none of them can match the lifespan of a mechanical keyboard
post #9 of 12
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Apparently this Red Kinzu is quite rare.

Tim Tyler's stuff looks terrible. I suppose it might feel nice, though.
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post #10 of 12
90% of mice use the same Omron d2fc-f-7n switches.

Some Steelseries mice have multiple switches including the d2fc-f-7n and d2f-01f in the same mouse. Just depends on how lucky you are.

The Puretrak Valor is confirmed to use Omron D2FC-3M
Quote:
I'm currently using a Steelseries Ikari Optical. It started out great, and I've RMA'ed it twice. It wears down and starts to feel like poo when I click. Mushy and such.
Mushyness is a combination of both the d2fc-f-7n and plastics uses on top of the mouse. You can try a mouse like the G500 and think you're using completely different switches, but you're not.
Edited by Skylit - 5/21/11 at 10:10pm
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