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Hi there.

I was having a search online for a new mouse and rather liked the look of the Razer Imperator. However, I've read quite a few things which I don't like about it.

Anyways, I was wondering if someone could suggest a decent alternative to this mouse. I don't really want to spend much more than the price of that razer. Kinda just looking for a straight swap that works.

I'm right handed, and have a fingertip grip (and sometimes a claw grip).

Thanks for your help,
Seb.
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post #2 of 34
for your grip style and if your hands aren't huge, the cm storm spawn would be perfect for you. And with the new firmware its pretty much flawless
post #3 of 34
Thread Starter 
I am liking the look of that mouse, thank you!
Oh yh, forgot to mention, I'm not really keen on wireless mice (i just feel it's something to go wrong).
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For much cheaper, both the Razer Deathadder and the [ame="http://www.amazon.com/Logitech-Performance-Optical-Gaming-Mouse/dp/B0007Z1M50/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1306602179&sr=8-1"]Logitech MX518[/ame] are both highly recommended, very well performing mice. Neither are wireless. Deathadder should be fine with a claw grip, if you fingertip grip more often, the MX518 looks a little better for that grip, never used the mice my self though. I can guarantee you though, you will love the performance with both mice.
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post #5 of 34
Quote:
Originally Posted by rivaldog;13666639 
For much cheaper, both the Razer Deathadder and the Logitech MX518 are both highly recommended, very well performing mice. Neither are wireless. Deathadder should be fine with a claw grip, if you fingertip grip more often, the MX518 looks a little better for that grip, never used the mice my self though. I can guarantee you though, you will love the performance with both mice.

the mx518 isnt really for fingertip... it's more palmish
the cm spawn is better for his grip style, and it has a flawless sensor
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post #6 of 34
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the replies. I think i'm gonna give the cm spawn a go, since it's cheaper. I'll get it on monday morning in case anyone has any other suggestions which I might like, and since it won't be sent till then anyway, there's not really any rush.
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post #7 of 34
Congratz on your new purchase =)
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post #8 of 34
Thread Starter 
lol, i've not bought it yet, i'm waiting till monday. In fact, I've just seen the g9x and am wondering if it's worth the price difference.
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post #9 of 34
Quote:
Originally Posted by seb_allen;13669168 
lol, i've not bought it yet, i'm waiting till monday. In fact, I've just seen the g9x and am wondering if it's worth the price difference.

I'd say it is. I've got a claw grip and I'm in love with my G9x.
    
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post #10 of 34
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cek;13668587 
the mx518 isnt really for fingertip... it's more palmish
the cm spawn is better for his grip style, and it has a flawless sensor

True, but the 518 and Imperator share a similar body shape.
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