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My bird got a hold of my mouse and, while it still lives, he bit through the plastic on either side of the mouse wheel. Makes it rather rough to use, though it does function.

I've gone through the Razer grip guide and it looks like I'm a fingertip gripper, occasionally dropping into claw. Yes, the MX518 is sold as a gaming mouse but I don't play FPS for a living, nor do I dream of participating in Starcraft tournaments.

Turns out that in the stickied mouse guide, the MX518 is clearly a fingertip mouse. I picked one at random when I bought it and it turned out to be my style. Awesome luck on my part!

While Razer has some nice mice, I don't see any specifically for fingertip grip. Abyssus is mentioned, but what about the Orochi? Can anyone comment on it? Any mice great for fingertip style besides the MX518 and Razer?
    
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post #2 of 29
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My bird got a hold of my mouse and, while it still lives, he bit through the plastic on either side of the mouse wheel. Makes it rather rough to use, though it does function.
That's a blessing in disguise. It's as if the bird just new the MX518 is garbage. Now you can finally get a good mouse.

Go with the Abyssus, you won't regret it.
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I really like the MX518. So are you a fingertipper? Clawdite?
    
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Abyssus... It's got a better sensor than the orochi. You risk getting z-axis tracking bug when you buy it. I don't know how much an orochi weighs, but since it's wireless, it's probably more (even in wired mode). The one plus would be that it has side buttons.
Edited by cuad - 5/21/11 at 2:10pm
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I picked up a MX518 during Black Friday this last year.I do game but not near as much as others.Personally I would stick with it if I needed a new mouse.Sometimes a not as good mouse works better than a great mouse that is uncomfortable.I have used some Razors before and liked them but just got use to the MX518.Best bet is to try some out.Check with your buddies to see what they have and try them out for a bit.You can go over and borrow there computer and try them out.Did I mention to try them out?Don't buy until you can feel them.
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To the Abyssus fans: I wants me some side buttons. Other than that, are there any downsides? Being a righty and, thus, not a lefty, I'm not concerned about ambixdetrous mice. I am concerned about my own tendonitis that tends to make hand-specific mice more comfortable.

cuad: Orochi can be used in wired mode as well, and I <3 side buttons (at least two for forward and back). Z-axis tracking though...sounds not so good. I'd rather avoid it if there's a bug of any sort.

ducrider: I'm leaning in the direction of another MX518, but I would like to try others. Problem is...how? I can't exactly walk into a Razer store.
Edited by Glacialis - 5/21/11 at 3:47pm
    
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post #7 of 29
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To the Abyssus fans: I wants me some side buttons. Other than that, are there any downsides? Being a righy and, thus, not a lefty, I'm not concerned about ambixdetrous mice. I am concerned about my own tendonitis that tends to make hand-specific mice more comfortable.

cuad: Orochi can be used in wired mode as well, and I <3 side buttons (at least two for forward and back). Z-axis tracking though...sounds not so good. I'd rather avoid it if there's a bug of any sort.

ducrider: I'm leaning in the direction of another MX518, but I would like to try others. Problem is...how? I can't exactly walk into a Razer store.
No you can not just walk into a Razor store but need to find some people that have other mice to try out.Maybe a micro center or best buy near you?
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Get Mionix Naos 5000 ...this is just to piss off Cuad ♥ u

On a more serious note look ito Logitech G500!
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Komder: You mean this one?
http://gizmodo.com/5376908/logitech-...get-you-killed

ducrider: Best Buy is all there is. I have a hard time believing that they carry Razer but, according to their site, they do. Very strange. I'll go check it out.
    
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Yes that's the one G500 is the evolution from Mx500--->Mx 510--->Mx 518 [still available]/G5 ...if you like Mx 518 you'll love G500
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