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post #1 of 16
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I recently picked up a g400 for home use. Great mouse, and compared to my old mx518s that I didn't touch the polling rate on, a major improvement for the most part.

However, I'm having a strange issue with the sides. The finish literally slips out of my hands. I've tried cleaning the sides of the mouse off, as well as making sure my hands are completely clean, and I still have the problem. This is the only mouse I have the issue with - I can actually grip my DA with glossy sides much more effectively than I can the g400 right now. I had a similar issue with the g500 when I had it, but I think that was more of me cringing about the surface feel of that mouse as opposed to the actual grips.

I can only assume it's something with my hands, perhaps oily skin... I'm wondering if anyone else here has had this issue with it? The mouse is easily my favorite of the 5-6 I have around the house, so I'd like to use it, but with a slippery grip like this it's hard to count on it in intense situations.

My mx518s are borderline paperweights (I've had them since week one of those mice being out) so going to them and overclocking the ports isn't really an option.

HALP
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post #2 of 16
This is one of half a dozen issues I have with my G400. Trying to hold it with thumb + pinky results in the mouse falling, as the pinky finger has no grip. The G5 has a rough texture while the mx518 is smooth yet grippy. The G400 seems to have improved slightly after a few days use, but it still feels slippery.
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post #3 of 16
I prefer the g400 over my g5. No problems with grip here. I use my ring finger to grip the right side.
post #4 of 16
I found the same thing, the grip on the G400 is lacking in comparison to my MX518 and especially my G5. Big disappointment for such a great mouse. But in the grand scheme of things it's not that important and I'd still be down to own a G400 (well, if it wasn't too small for my hands).
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post #5 of 16
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Interesting, I figured my issue would be fairly isolated. I ended up switching right back to my 3.0. The hunt continues.
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post #6 of 16
Hello. I know this is a bit of a bump but I recently bought a G400 and had this problem. Refusing to give up I tried many things to remedy it.

I put a piece of electrical tape (the rubbery kind) across the right side of the mouse. Not as grippy as the MX518 but it's getting the job done so far.
post #7 of 16
Do you by chance have very very dry skin?
post #8 of 16
hm My grip is perfect on the G400 ;O
I dont sweet anything when I game.

The only mouse I have zero grip on is DA Black Edition, I cant lift that thing without using force biggrin.gif
post #9 of 16
Put ductape on it... thats what i did and it helps enough. i couldnt grip the damn thing worth a S... felt like trying to move a block of ice around.
post #10 of 16
Since it's exactly the same shape as the 518, would the 518's shell fit onto it?
I use a 510 shell on my 518 because I prefer it so if the shell from V1 or V2 of the 518 fits you could just swap it over. smile.gif
Just a thought, I don't have a g400 yet so I don't know if it would work.
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