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I've had a DeathAdder for over a year now and it's great - except for one thing. I don't have especially large hands, but I like my hands to have a wide stance over the mouse. This often leaves my pinky dragging. Occasionally, I'll also drop my ring finger down.

I've looked up pinky support and found the R.A.T 7/9 and the Naos 3200/5000. I'm not willing to spend more than I did for my DeathAdder ($55), so the R.A.T collection is out (unless the 5 has any pinky support), as is the Naos 5000. I also want to get a similar setup to what I have now: two buttons for DPI bracket switching, wheel press + roll for fine-tuning.

How much pinky support does the Naos 3200 offer? It looks pretty fat on the pinky side, but I dunno if it's raised enough. Also, what about the quality in general? And finally, does it have a similar type of on-the-fly DPI adjustment (I didn't see any mention of it)?

Are there any other mice with some pinky support and that DPI fine-tuning I like so much (a Razer if that's exclusive to them)?
post #2 of 17
I think that the 5 has an optional pinky support. You have to attach it, but it should come in the box.

Otherwise, if the pinky dragging is an issue, get a thimble (sewing) and put it on your pinky.
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I held in store the naos 5000, ikari optical and laser and I found the Naos 5000 design to be more "massive" and shorter for my pinky finger.
but I like the thumb place more.
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Originally Posted by rdfloyd;14602014 
I think that the 5 has an optional pinky support. You have to attach it, but it should come in the box.

Otherwise, if the pinky dragging is an issue, get a thimble (sewing) and put it on your pinky.

I'll see if it does - it wasn't touted on the specs page like it is with the 7/9.

It's not the fact that it's dragging - it's a comfort issue. I played Quake for a bit of an extended session yesterday, and nearly had to wrench my pinky back into a relaxed position when I was done tongue.gif
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Originally Posted by avinin1;14602015 
I held in store the naos 5000, ikari optical and laser and I found the Naos 5000 design to be more "massive" and shorter for my pinky finger.
but I like the thumb place more.

What do you mean by "shorter" for your pinky finger?
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Originally Posted by rdfloyd;14602014 
Otherwise, if the pinky dragging is an issue, get a thimble (sewing) and put it on your pinky.
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Originally Posted by JoeWalsh;14602078 
It's not the fact that it's dragging - it's a comfort issue. I played Quake for a bit of an extended session yesterday, and nearly had to wrench my pinky back into a relaxed position when I was done tongue.gif

Aye, I have the same problem with the way I hold my hand on a mouse. If I play any game prolonged without paying attention to how I'm using my hand on the mouse my pinky will begin to hurt as well. It's not the finger itself, it's more into the hand, along the muscles that control your pinky movement.

I've long starred at the R.A.T. series due to pinky rests, but haven't been able to get passed the price tag either. I have to be conscious about how I'm using the mouse. Thought I was the only one. tongue.gif
     
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Originally Posted by JoeWalsh;14602078 
I'll see if it does - it wasn't touted on the specs page like it is with the 7/9.

It's not the fact that it's dragging - it's a comfort issue. I played Quake for a bit of an extended session yesterday, and nearly had to wrench my pinky back into a relaxed position when I was done tongue.gif



What do you mean by "shorter" for your pinky finger?
The room/place for the pinky, was not enough large for my pinky finger, it feels like my pinky is stucking - not enough room for it.
But I have quite large fingers, so I'm afraid is because of this..
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Originally Posted by avinin1;14602524 
The room/place for the pinky, was not enough large for my pinky finger, it feels like my pinky is stucking - not enough room for it.
But I have quite large fingers, so I'm afraid is because of this..

Ok. I shouldn't have a problem with that.

Does anyone know anything about the capabilities of the Naos 3200? I know the buttons are programmable, but does it have a type of on-the-fly adjustment macro? From the driver pictures on Mionix's site, I can only see a speed slider that needs opened in the driver window for adjustment.
Edited by JoeWalsh - 8/16/11 at 9:44am
post #8 of 17
I really don't see how you guys can sit here and complain of physical pain from using your mouse, but are not willing to spend a little extra coin on a premium product that fits your specific needs. With as much as you use your mouse, I think it is definitely not a component to cheap out on. I've been using the naos 5k for several weeks now, and it is by far the most comfortable mouse I've ever put my hand on, and I've owned many premium/gaming mice. After using it, I have to say that it is not only worth every penny, but I would also be willing to pay more for it.

That being said, I'm pretty sure the 3200 has the same body as the 5000, and in that case I'd highly recommend it.
    
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Originally Posted by RockHardMcNasty;14602861 
-blargh-

It's the only gripe I have with the DeathAdder, and I've just spent on a gfx card and PSU, and am now also looking at a mech keyboard. Not spending $20 more feels great.

Thanks for the info on the Naos. What about the macros? I really use the Razer's fine-tuning...
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Originally Posted by JoeWalsh;14602909 
It's the only gripe I have with the DeathAdder, and I've just spent on a gfx card and PSU, and am now also looking at a mech keyboard. Not spending $20 more feels great.

Thanks for the info on the Naos. What about the macros? I really use the Razer's fine-tuning...

You can fine tune everything in the software. The buttons behind the scroll wheel give you three levels of dpi adjustment on the fly. You can set each level to precisely what you want, for example level 1 could be 765 dpi, level 2 could be 1234 dpi, level 3 3199 dpi.
    
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