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Abyssus Round #2 - Quick Impressions.

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It's been awhile since I've had one of these mice, but I finally get to review one that seems to be working. faulty again.


Sensor: Unlike many Abyssus' my model doesn't seem to be plagued with the jitter bug even on the notorious QcK.


450 DPI/1000hz

abyssusqck.png

Abyssus.png

1800 DPI/1000hz

1800cpi.png



Perfect control and Malfunction rate: The Abyssus seems to performs near identically to the Deathadder 3.5G. No one should really have a problem with the Abyssus' Max IPS tracking performance, but I can't really guarantee anything.

I will state that this mouse is one of, if not the best fingertip/claw mice in this regard.

Shape: Some people love it. Some hate it. I personally like it for my natural claw grip. The main body is a slightly wider in width, but curves in underneath to where it might be a little smaller than a WMO. The back end of the mouse is slightly raised and also seems to support my hand better than other claw mice.

Sidenote: Some of you might know that I used to palm mice like the 3.0/DA, but after all these years, I wish I wouldn't have as I am much more comfortable with the good ole claw. I guess it took a break from gaming to realize this.

Weight: The Abyssus' is very lightweight tipping the scales in at 67g~. Low sens claw grippers will enjoy this as it puts less fatigue on the fingers.

Lift off: Of the shuttle Abyssus. Kidding.

Like the DA3.5g, the lift off is also identical. I measured up to 3 1/2~ CD's (Over 3.6mm) on a black surface which is quite high. I plan on tape fixing mine as soon as I can.

Scroll Wheel: Starts off decently like other mice, but may become loose over time. Utilizes a TTC mechanical encoder that works great until you eventually wear it down.

Buttons: Very moderate clicking force. Standard Omron D2FC-F-7N switches. For some reason my right click echo's in comparison to the left click, but it doesn't really bother me.

Cable: One of the better ones on the market. Thin, flexible, and best of all... non braided! I guess braiding would be considered preference tho biggrin.gif

Build quality: Your typical Razer product. Better than most cheap Microsoft mice, but worse than a Logitech or even Steelseries mouse. I personally have no problems with it.

Conclusion: I will be keeping this mouse since I haven't experienced any jitter. I wish there was a 800-900 CPI step, but I guess they had to fit 3500 CPI into their mechanical switch on the bottom.

Overall, I approve of a working, non jittering Abyssus at its price point. ( I paid $35 USD~)

EDIT:
View post #42. STILL Jittering on certain pads at certain angles.
Edited by Skylit - 9/16/11 at 8:33pm
post #2 of 71
Glad to hear that you pleased so far.
But thats strange, some bought the LoL edition and still got a jitter one, maybe you're lucky? tongue.gif

Thanks.
post #3 of 71
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Quote:
Originally Posted by avinin1;14606588 
Glad to hear that you pleased so far.
But thats strange, some bought the LoL edition and still got a jitter one, maybe you're lucky? tongue.gif

Thanks.

Mine is apparently an older RZ01-00360100 model too. lol
post #4 of 71
I got one from Amazon last week and while performance was good, I decided to ship it back the next day, comparing it side by side with a g500 is a bad idea.

The Abyssus seems like a CHEAP pos side by side, this is my opinion.

Nice impressions.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by scorpscarx;14606680 
I got one from Amazon last week and while performance was good, I decided to ship it back the next day, comparing it side by side with a g500 is a bad idea.

The Abyssus seems like a CHEAP pos side by side, this is my opinion.

Nice impressions.

While I'll agree with you on the G500's build quality, that's the only thing it really has.

It is my opinion that it's sensor, sensor position, weight system and or design is mediocre in comparison to their older 518 or newer G400.

The Abyssus on the other hand is a completely different mouse targeted towards a different grip. I'm not disagreeing about the mouse seeming cheap in comparison to your g500, but by no means is it bad lol
post #6 of 71
For some reason I prefer the sensor closer to the front considering I move the mouse the most with my wrist, also the lift off distance feels better than the g9x for the same reason it's easier to tilt my hand faster than lift my entire hand and mouse up.

The weight design is crap but if you just leave it out the weight feels optimal, I wish it had thicker pads and a lighter button, my finger is stiff as a board. These two things are the only flaws imo.

Abyssus is awesome for claw mouse and it's ambidextrous which is perfect, but to potential buyers don't "upgrade" to an Abyssus if you have something like a g500 smile.gif

Abyssus is really nice also with the hardware toggles on the bottom, but these slider switches felt so cheap that I could see myself never touching them past the first try.

Btw the tape fix works perfectly to solve that lod issue.
Edited by scorpscarx - 8/16/11 at 4:17pm
post #7 of 71
Where did you buy your Abyssus, Skylit? I've had two (one from Amazon, other from Fry's) and they both jitter on my Talent. Both LoL editions too. Shame, I really like the shape and light weight. I'd buy another one if I can guaranteed get one that doesn't jitter.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by scorpscarx;14606680 
I got one from Amazon last week and while performance was good, I decided to ship it back the next day, comparing it side by side with a g500 is a bad idea.

The Abyssus seems like a CHEAP pos side by side, this is my opinion.

Nice impressions.

Easy decision to make when you give a mouse a single day of use before you judge it. By then, you haven't even broken your habits with your old mouse.

That said, I'm not entirely convinced by this review. If you move the Abyssus along certain angles, it's fine. Certain other angles, and it's just terrible. The QcK isn't the notoriously bad one. The Puretrak Talent is the bad one. I can get ~100 pixels of jitter around a straight line with my Abyssus. I've owned three (3) Abyssus' at this point and every single one has jittered. Two LoL editions, one not.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by krameriffic;14607456 
Easy decision to make when you give a mouse a single day of use before you judge it. By then, you haven't even broken your habits with your old mouse.

That said, I'm not entirely convinced by this review. If you move the Abyssus along certain angles, it's fine. Certain other angles, and it's just terrible. The QcK isn't the notoriously bad one. The Puretrak Talent is the bad one. I can get ~100 pixels of jitter around a straight line with my Abyssus. I've owned three (3) Abyssus' at this point and every single one has jittered. Two LoL editions, one not.

The two abyssus that I returned went absolutely crazy on my QCK, it seemed the same on my talent.

It's really frustrating to hear about people buying the new LoL editions and still have them jitter but others are jitter free. Skylit's isn't even a LoL edition and it looks fine to me.

Skylit, I think you have already seen this from ESR but did you move your abyssus like this while drawing the vertical lines?

80078-jittering.jpg
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Quote:
Originally Posted by scorpscarx;14606680 
I got one from Amazon last week and while performance was good, I decided to ship it back the next day, comparing it side by side with a g500 is a bad idea.

The Abyssus seems like a CHEAP pos side by side, this is my opinion.

Nice impressions.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Derp;14607569 
The two abyssus that I returned went absolutely crazy on my QCK, it seemed the same on my talent.

It's really frustrating to hear about people buying the new LoL editions and still have them jitter but others are jitter free. Skylit's isn't even a LoL edition and it looks fine to me.

Skylit, I think you have already seen this from ESR but did you move your abyssus like this while drawing the vertical lines?

80078-jittering.jpg

The key is to rotate the mouse like it shows in that picture. It doesn't do it if its oriented vertically and you just move it at those angles.

As far as the QcK and Talent, I just made some pics real quick to show the difference:

QcK:
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Talent:
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It's actually tolerable for me on the QcK and I actually used it on there for a few months until I got the Mico. The Talent is just BAD though. It doesn't just jitter on there, it actually diverges from a straight line from time to time. Plus, it's just waaay more jittery.
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