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I bought the mouse bec. many says that mx518 is a great mouse but i'm not satisfied. After 3 weeks, i started feeling that the buttons get softer which I do not like(reason for replacing my old mouse). and the grip is awkward, I have big hands. IMO, the tracking is similar to other regular mouse. or is it because I have no mousepad? Can you tell me if the feel is really like this?
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post #2 of 15
No we can't tell you if the feel is like that. Only you can determine if it feels good in your hands, not us.

You could always try the G500. I tried it out and it feels pretty terrible though, even though I am a palm grip user.
post #3 of 15
I own one and I love it.It fits my hand good,tracks like I want it.Have not noticed a change in button feel.These are my thoughts.

A mouse is like most other things.Some people like it and some don't.It's a great mouse but maybe not the mouse for you.
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I feel much more better with my cheap wireless mouse, I always have buyer's remorse after purchasing something that you saved up...

oh and btw, i'm a palm grip user
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post #5 of 15
Perhaps it's just not a grip that fits you well. The mx518 is overall a very solid mouse though, and a mousepad would definitely help. Good mousepads for opticals are Purtrak Talent, Puretrak Stealth, Hien Value Edition, Steelseries Qck/Qck+/Qck Heavy, Razer Goliath Control.

I would not go for the g500 because that would be a step down in terms of sensor performance.
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post #6 of 15
Well, finding the right mouse is highly subjective. I've never heard your sentiments that a 518 is awkward, but if that's how it is to you, that's how it is. I've tried many different mice and always come back to my 518 that I've had for six years. To each his own.
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post #7 of 15
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yeah, i'm going to buy a mouse pad but not now,, too busy
I'm planning for razer golathius speed.

EDIT: and btw, replacement period has passed, so I cannot replace this. And if i sell it, perhaps no one will buy it, i'm just a 15 yr old.

maybe i'll stick with this for now,
Edited by adrian0729 - 7/26/11 at 7:14am
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post #8 of 15
If you have large hands, try the microsoft sidewinder X5 or X8. They are better for large hands.

I have a G500 which has a similar body to the 518, and I know where you are coming from with the mouse being uncomfortable. I have gotten used to the G500, but the Sidewinder X5 was more comfortable for me (I also have large hands).
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post #9 of 15
I'm using a MX518 right now and I love it. I do notice it tracks a little better on my steelseries glass mouse pad than without it.

I have my computer hooked up to my HDTV as well as the monitors on my desk and when I bring the mouse over to my coffee table (with a USB extension cord) and use it on the table without a pad I notice it doesn't feel as responsive.

I think mouses are a lot like shoes. What fits one person and feels good might no work for somebody else. However, I still think the mx518 is one of the best mouses out there. The grip works great for me and I also have large hands. My friends make fun of my long fingers all the time.
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post #10 of 15
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Originally Posted by corky dorkelson View Post
If you have large hands, try the microsoft sidewinder X5 or X8. They are better for large hands.

I have a G500 which has a similar body to the 518, and I know where you are coming from with the mouse being uncomfortable. I have gotten used to the G500, but the Sidewinder X5 was more comfortable for me (I also have large hands).
before i bought this, my choices are between microsoft sidewinder and mx 518. many said that the sensor of the sidewinder is crap, so I bought the 518. But my first choice is the sidewinder
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