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Currently I have a G500. While it gets the job done, I absolutely HATE the rubbery feel it has on the sides, it just feels dirty and grimey. I loved the feel of the CM sentinel that came out a while back, but I owned two and they would both drift on the screen. I have been looking at the Xai. Wouldnt mind getting my hands on the D3 edition (looks sexy), also thinking about the 9d(?) mousepad by steelseries since my puppy decided to use my CM battle pad as a chewtoy...

Any suggestions? Or should I just go for a xai?
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post #2 of 19
I had the G500 for a while too, but had to switch due to wrist problems. The xai looked really inviting for me because I was looking for an ambidextrous mouse that I could play with my left hand if necessary. The one issue I read about with Steel Series was the difficulty with customer service for American customers, whether or not this is legit or still a problem I am not sure. Regardless, I ended up going with the Razer Lachesis and have been very satisfied to this point. That being said, the G500 does have a more "gritty" ruberized texture than the other G Series mice.

1. If the texture is the only thing you dont like about the mouse, try an Logitech MX518. It is smoother rubber and has a very similar feel... minus a few features. You can always look into the G700, which is wireless but is closer to the G500 in features but with smooth grip. It is hard to beat Logitech customer service, I have owned 4 mice and 3 headsets from them... all superb quality.

2. If you are looking for something different all together, I would suggest you find a PC store where you can at least feel them. I always thought Razer mice looked cheap and flimsy, but the higher end ones are actually well built.

3. Read great and horrible things about the Xai. like anything else, i wouldnt buy one without first feeling it. The Steel Series WoW mice were junk (owned for about 2 weeks), perhaps their other lines are better.
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razer mamba. nothing more to say here....
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post #4 of 19
I've been using the ASUS Gx800 for awhile and it's served me pretty well...can't say for any others as I have only had regular mouses before.
post #5 of 19
OMG no, do not go for the mamba, just no
Xai is a great mouse, i would say go for it. But if you're a palm gripper then you may want to look at the Qpad 5K or a Mionix Naos 5000

As for the mousepad: The 9HD works great with it (almost as they designed it for the Xai, lol) or the Qpad HeatoN ... smoother glide and larger
post #6 of 19
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Razer is out of the question. Aesthitically (spelling? Lol) i think they look horrible, and I have read horrible things about their overall quality. I've been looking online and the only place I saw the Xai for sale was ncix. Rather wait till they are back in stock at amazon or steel series so I can save on shipping. Have a 9HD in the mail. Should be here tomorrow. I am hoping e hard surface will gelp with the tracking issue on my CM sentinel. I loved the feel of it (palm grip).

What I think I may try is taking apart my G500 and try to get off/scrape off that rubbery crap. Maybe that will solve my little issue. Then give it a custom paintjob for fun lol. Once I find the Xai available on amazon or the mainsite, I will most likely buy it to try it out for kicks.

With that being said, does anyone have experience with scraping the rubber off of the G500? I will try it out tomorrow.
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post #7 of 19
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Originally Posted by dutchgenius View Post
1. If the texture is the only thing you dont like about the mouse, try an Logitech MX518. It is smoother rubber and has a very similar feel... minus a few features. You can always look into the G700, which is wireless but is closer to the G500 in features but with smooth grip. It is hard to beat Logitech customer service, I have owned 4 mice and 3 headsets from them... all superb quality.
I have a MX518 sitting in my spare parts box right now. Great mouse. Got it on sale at best buy for like $15 a while back. That kind of rubbery feel is fine, It is just the gritty grimey feel of the rubber I do not like. I honestly find it gross lol, even worse when my hand get sweaty during those intest gaming sessions lol.
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post #8 of 19
There's only one mouse worth getting today: the cooler master storm spawn. And you won't be able to get it in the USA until July.

Sad, right?
Edited by cuad - 6/6/11 at 3:50pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by cuad View Post
There's only one mouse worth getting today: the cooler master storm spawn. And you won't be able to get it in the USA until July.

Sad, right?
Buuuuut you got it right? According to your location, you're also in the US.
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Quote:
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Buuuuut you got it right? According to your location, you're also in the US.
you can get it for 70$ on ebay. 1-2week shipping tho. lol
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