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Been looking for a mouse lately and pretty much narrowed it down to these two mice, i like a smaller, but heavier mouse with a good amount of buttons. ive come up with some pro's and cons for each.

Kone+

Pros:
customizable colors is great, especially because the only mouse ive found that actually matches my rig is razer ones.

Shift feature brings the button count up to 22.

Probably more comfortable after a long gaming session.


Cons:
big as hell

heard stories of failure after 9 months.


R.A.T. 5/7

Pros:
Precision mode is a game changer, i would use it all the time.

smaller mouse

heavy

Highly customizable.

horizantal scroll wheel is great for switching weapons.

Aluminum base makes it seem more durable.


Cons:
partly Red, wheres my setup is blue.

less buttons than the Kone

heard stories of laser not working on some surfaces and pickup glitchyness.


So which one do you guys think is the mouse for me? other suggestions are also welcome.
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post #2 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by JackC64;14509434 
i like a smaller, but heavier mouse

R.A.T. 5/7

Pros:

smaller mouse

heavy

Seems to me like you answered your own question. Get the mouse that feels right to you, not the one with the most features. Comfort should always outweigh features when it comes down to mice (in my opinion, anyway).
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Quote:
Originally Posted by frizo;14509532 
Seems to me like you answered your own question. Get the mouse that feels right to you, not the one with the most features. Comfort should always outweigh features when it comes down to mice (in my opinion, anyway).

i also said that the kone would probably be more comfortable after a long time too. im still skeptical...
Edited by JackC64 - 8/8/11 at 12:17pm
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RAT is actually wider than the Kone+. I have the rat 7 and kone+ personally, and kone+ is a much better mouse and alot more comfortable.
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major issues with the scroller of the roccat kone+
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Scroll in my Kone+ broke after 1 month but I got it fixed perfectly just spraying a bit WD-40 which I got from my dad. smile.gif

It's quite a big but definately not huge. If you like Logitech MX518, you'll probably like Kone+ as much!

I wonder why the heavyness of the RAT is a pro... Kone+ is also quite heavy and I don't like that cause it's hard to lift-up.

Buttons are great, scroll wheel is great and it's the most beautiful mouse I've ever seen. I just don't want to game with it, cause it's hard to make very quick and precise movements with it.


So you said you small and heavy mice. How about Logitech G9?
post #7 of 12
Rat 5/7
Philips Twin Eye

Kone
Not Philips Twin Eye.

Don't buy the mouse with the Philips Twin Eye.
post #8 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by Praty;14517758 
major issues with the scroller of the roccat kone+
What issues? The original Kone had a wonky batch of mice. The Kone+ seemed ok. Atleast i had no problems using it since january.
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RAT 5/7 is garbage.

My friend had 2 break within 1.5 months. I had the same issue after 3.

My mouse would not go up or down. So directly along the y-axis. To look up I'd have to swing my mouse around kinda like this ) ( to look up or down.

My friend's mouse did something similar except his would not past a certain point on the screen whenever he moved around. Imagine a line going horizontally across your screen, and you can't move the mouse past it. He'd have to shake the mouse around for a bit, then it'd go to normal for a bit.

I love the RAT's feel and look, but I have a hard time recommending it to anyone. I dunno if we both just got 3 defective ones between us, but I went with the Logitech G9x after that and couldn't be happier. Been using it for about 6-7 months now with no issues.

Edit: The scroll wheel on the G9x is pretty awful. Not enough to make me hate the mouse, but it doesn't have a click. It's super soft. The software the comes with the mouse makes up for, because you can make the wheel side clicks do the same thing as the middle.
Edited by JBVsev - 8/9/11 at 9:16am
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Any additional thoughts on Kone+ vs R.A.T. 7? I happen to also be considering this exact matchup right now.
    
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