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So I just bought a 1989 Model M keyboard from eBay for $41 to upgrade from my aluminum mac keyboard (To most this sounds like a downgrade) and realized that I should also upgrade my mouse. I am currently using a Microsoft Wireless Optical Mouse 2.0. After many years of use the plastic became glossy where my thumb rests and the feet have worn all the way down to the plastic. Also, because I have just gotten into PC gaming, I will need more buttons than just a left and right click. From what I understand I have a fingertip palm grip (more palm than fingertip) and since I have a large hand a palm grip mouse is best for me.

I am looking for a gaming mouse. As said, It has to be a palm grip mouse, preferably optical as I've read it has better sensitivity than laser, and it has to be around $30. I'd like for the mouse to have 2 programmable buttons next to the thumb. Also, I don't care if the mouse is matte or glossy because if it is glossy I will put a 3M carbon fiber vinly on it.
Also, I'm guessing I will need a gaming pad to get the most out of my mouse so if you can find a cheap gaming pad that would be great! I really like those thin cloth ones as my local gamestop has a Steel Series mousepad and it feels AWESOME!
post #2 of 7
G400 / MX518 / G500 for sure.
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You can often find the Steelseries Ikari Optical on eBay for around $30, plus shipping, just to name an alternative to the Logitech mice. The Ikari's are very comfortable for large hands. For a little bit more, $40-50 range, there are a lot more options, like the Mionix Naos 3200 (similar grip to Ikari) and Cooler Master Storm Spawn (strictly fingertip for large hands), which might also suit your grip style. If you want to go to a full-palm grip, there's the Razer Deathadder, and the Microsoft IME 3.0. The IME 3.0 is actually more in the $30 price range too, but it's really pretty big, most people wouldn't use a fingertip grip on it.
    
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post #4 of 7
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Originally Posted by ElectricDelta View Post
You can often find the Steelseries Ikari Optical on eBay for around $30, plus shipping, just to name an alternative to the Logitech mice. The Ikari's are very comfortable for large hands. For a little bit more, $40-50 range, there are a lot more options, like the Mionix Naos 3200 (similar grip to Ikari) and Cooler Master Storm Spawn (strictly fingertip for large hands), which might also suit your grip style. If you want to go to a full-palm grip, there's the Razer Deathadder, and the Microsoft IME 3.0. The IME 3.0 is actually more in the $30 price range too, but it's really pretty big, most people wouldn't use a fingertip grip on it.
I read that the steelseries Ikari optical is a very ergonomic mouse and like you said, a lot of people with large hands find it very comfortable. If that is true than that is exactly what I'm looking for. Do you know how the sensor in the Ikari Optical compares to that in the deathadder (which I've read to be really good)?
post #5 of 7
The RAT's are bad for fingertip right? I've heard that. The IE is pretty good too.
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post #6 of 7
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Thanks for all the help guys! I decided to buy the Steelseries Ikari from eBay for $30
Edited by CrazzyRussian - 8/6/11 at 2:05am
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Great choice.
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