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post #11 of 29
I would suggest the abyssus but there is a chance it will jitter on cloth pads, even the new ones. The Puretrak Valor (not exactly available yet) looks like it might have a roughly similar shape to the MX518 ( But I don't consider the MX518 a finger tip mouse) and the CM storm spawn which is designed for a claw grip is another option.
Edited by Derp - 5/21/11 at 5:56pm
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Just get another MX518 and be happy. I know it is tempting to go to something new, but most likely you will not get anything that you will like more than the MX518.
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To the Abyssus fans: I wants me some side buttons. Other than that, are there any downsides?
There's a risk of picking up an Abyssus that has jitter problems. I don't know how big that risk is because they say it has been fixed in the latest models. Another possible downside would be the lift distance, but that is very surface dependent as shown in this thread: http://hardware.gotfrag.com/portal/f...thread/417172/. The price is also somewhat of a deterrent for me, since it doesn't have side buttons.


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Z-axis tracking though...sounds not so good. I'd rather avoid it if there's a bug of any sort.
I don't know if the z-axis bug is something that affects all models or just a percentage of them. You can always take the gamble. Fry's has a generous return policy if you strike out. Things that might concern me other than a possible z-axis bug would be the weight (mice than can be wireless tend to weigh more, but I don't know how much the orochi weighs for sure) and the lift distance (the orochi uses a laser sensor, and laser sensors tend to have high lift distances). Finally, the price is the biggest turn off for me.
Edited by cuad - 5/21/11 at 6:33pm
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Might want to scope a Naos 3200, it's mostly intended to be used for palmers... however I somewhat claw mine with my yeti hands
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Back in the day the Abyssus would jitter, but that's been fixed in the newer models of them (the ones sitting on the store shelves today). Another possible downside would be the lift distance, but that is very surface dependent as shown in this thread: http://hardware.gotfrag.com/portal/f...thread/417172/. The price is also somewhat of a deterrent for me, since it doesn't have side buttons.


http://www.overclock.net/mice/100365...us-jitter.html

He bought the LoL edition which is a new version and supposed to be jitter free but his jittered exactly like my old one did.
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Alright, the Abyssus is still a risk. Buy it from Fry's where you can return it easily.
Edited by cuad - 5/21/11 at 6:09pm
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Thread Starter 
Komder: My reply was tongue-in-cheek...look at the full URL, and read the review. It's pretty damning.

PhillyOverclocker: I'm leaning that way, haven't seen anything spectacular yet.

Derp: The Valor does look to have a similar shape, but I need one in the next week or so. Otherwise I'd be willing to give it a go.

cuad: No Fry's near me. Michigan.

un1b4ll: Thank you very much for the reference! I didn't even know Mionix existed. What do you guys think of them?
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Komder: My reply was tongue-in-cheek...look at the full URL, and read the review. It's pretty damning.
Naw I don't like that review. Any good negative review of the G500 will attack its crappy avago adns-s9500 sensor and maybe its mass. that's all you need to take it down


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cuad: No Fry's near me. Michigan.
Look for another place w/ a good return policy. Most places will let you return stuff if you keep the box neat. Fry's just happens to be my favorite.

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un1b4ll: Thank you very much for the reference! I didn't even know Mionix existed. What do you guys think of them?
Mionix has two mouses, the 3200 and the 5000. The 5000 is more Avago ANDS-9500 trash. The 3200 is the MX518 in a Mionix body. They have the same sensor, but the 3200 is costs way more for no good reason, which is why you shouldn't buy it.
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Mionix has two mouses, the 3200 and the 5000. The 5000 is more Avago ANDS-9500 trash. The 3200 is the MX518 in a Mionix body. They have the same sensor, but the 3200 is costs way more for no good reason, which is why you shouldn't buy it.
I wouldn't agree with this for a couple of reasons.

First, the mx518 sensor is a plus in my book, but i'm a low sensitivity lifter so 5000DPI doesn't matter to me, and I LOVED my mx510/518.

BUT, the body on the mx510/518/G5 makes my hand hurt, and I never liked the weight or smoothness of any of those mice.

I never knew about Mionix before I bought the Naos 3200, and I totally took a risk on it. However, all I needed was to hold one on my hand and I was sold. After using it, I can't imagine using any other body in a mouse.

I love lightweight mice, this mouse feels like you're holding nothing, and it has a ton of foot surface so it glides on every surface I've tried it on. (cloth pads, original glass icemat, alienware tactx mousepad)

The width and support for ring and pinky are the single greatest feature of this mouse, for me, it's completely resolved ALL fatigue problems that have plagued me as long as I've been using computers.

The shape of this mouse combined with the finish, the weight makes it absolute mouse nirvana. I highly recommend you at least try it out.

As far as the sensor goes, I'm not a pro player so I won't pretend to nitpick about the details, I can tell you it works well for a lifter, it's quick and accurate to match it's weight, and I have absolutely zero complaints. Also the software for it is very good and very efficient, resource-wise.

All around, I love my mouse... say what you will about sensors etc, but as far as I'm concerned it's worth at least a test.
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...unless you can't live without the grip.
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