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post #1 of 11
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Afternoon all. How is it going?

My fellow Overclock.net members I am having trouble deciding on a new mouse to buy. The trouble most comes from my grip style as my fingers go into a claw grip position and the palm of my hand is always in direct contact with the back of the mouse and all movement is done through my wrist like a Palm grip.

I've been using this style to play games like BC2 and other FPS for a while now with my SteelSeries Xai. However recently it's been difficult to play with my grip style and I was wondering if anyone might be able to help me out?

Does anyone else have my grip style or something like it and have a particular mouse that they would recommend?

Anyway thank you in advance

Kind Regards

Callen
post #2 of 11
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Originally Posted by G. Callen View Post
Afternoon all. How is it going?

My fellow Overclock.net members I am having trouble deciding on a new mouse to buy. The trouble most comes from my grip style as my fingers go into a claw grip position and the palm of my hand is always in direct contact with the back of the mouse and all movement is done through my wrist like a Palm grip.

I've been using this style to play games like BC2 and other FPS for a while now with my SteelSeries Xai. However recently it's been difficult to play with my grip style and I was wondering if anyone might be able to help me out?

Does anyone else have my grip style or something like it and have a particular mouse that they would recommend?

Anyway thank you in advance

Kind Regards

Callen
I actually discovered that I had the exact same problem. Recently built my sig rig, owning a g700 for a few months thinking I was a palm gripper during fps gaming but realizing yesterday that I actually use the grip you mention to the 'T'. The ergo design of the g700 coupled with the wireless is great for low intensity gaming or desktop apps, but not shooters. I decided I'd go with a cheap mouse tailored for this grip if I could find one as I had made a big initial investment in the g700; a few hours ago, after some research on ocn and the web, I picked up a cooler master storm spawn mouse (would post link but I'm using an ipod) from superbiiz for $36 shipped ( I was thinking about buying it from amazon for around $55 until I saw the deal threa posted here). I'm not 100% sure this is exactly what I'm looking for, ( do like the finger shelf on the right) but for 36 bucks, I couldn't resist. I'll let you know how it works for me when I receive it. Hopefully others can provide more insight into this mouse or possible alternatives for you. Good luck!

EDIT: Deal thread: http://www.overclock.net/showthread.php?t=1078138


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Edited by Infinite Jest - 8/1/11 at 9:08pm
post #3 of 11
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Cheers mate. While I am not the biggest fan of the way the Spawn looks, mostly because of the shiny red, I'd be very happy to hear of your experiences when you receive it. +Rep
Edited by G. Callen - 8/1/11 at 9:33pm
post #4 of 11
You're a hybrid like me. Personally I'm liking the A4tech 718BK shape. Really nice grip for me I think. Has great palm support at the back and narrows down making room for the fingers to grasp. Only thing I hate is the stiff cord.
post #5 of 11
Try to use your arm when move the mouse. It really helps for wrist pain.

If you use a claw grip, you could try the CM Spawn. Some people have had problems with its tracking though so caveat emptor.
post #6 of 11
Im am the same. Im a hyrid and use my wrist to move the mouse.

Would a mx518 work for me? Im wanting to go with optical now.
post #7 of 11
Tried the g400 and it dosent work out as i have the same problem as you. I guess a smaller mouse will work better for us that uses this kinda grip.
post #8 of 11
i will keep recommending m8000x to everybody who ask for a mouse
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i will keep recommending m8000x to everybody who ask for a mouse
Not really sure about that. It uses an ADNS 9500 sensor which has acceleratio built into the sensor being one of it's flaws. It cant be disabled so that's a nono for gaming. Also since it's a laser mouse it will like all laser mice have tracking issues on cloth. Finally it's quite heavy so not sure if a gamer that likes to swipe their mouse a lot would like it.
    
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post #10 of 11
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Try to use your arm when move the mouse. It really helps for wrist pain.

If you use a claw grip, you could try the CM Spawn. Some people have had problems with its tracking though so caveat emptor.
It's uncomfortable for me to move the mouse with my arm and the only wrist pain I suffer from is during racing games when I have to hold down the acceleration key.

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i will keep recommending m8000x to everybody who ask for a mouse
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Originally Posted by Pyroh View Post
Not really sure about that. It uses an ADNS 9500 sensor which has acceleratio built into the sensor being one of it's flaws. It cant be disabled so that's a nono for gaming. Also since it's a laser mouse it will like all laser mice have tracking issues on cloth. Finally it's quite heavy so not sure if a gamer that likes to swipe their mouse a lot would like it.
Thanks Pyroh.

But thanks Deathclaw for your suggestion.
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