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I have a logitech wireless mouse, and have had great experience with them over the years. I am tired of running out of battery and occasional drops in wireless signals if I don't use a usb cord to put the sensor right next to my mousepad, however. Also, it wouldn't work the other day until I dropped it on the floor several times.

My friend uses a mx518 and loves it, but the g400 is currently about 12 dollars cheaper and looks to be an upgraded version. The g700 looks nice, but I was looking for input if anyone thinks it is worth about 38 dollars more?

I cannot seem to find any mice that have a button on the right side (ring/pinky). The one I have does, but I would really like to go wired and mine has had spotty performance lately anyway.

Also, I haven't looked into any other companies "gaming" options as I am a happy logitech customer, but if I am going to spend 74 dollars on a mouse would I be better off with a razer something or other?
    
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Get the g400 for sure. Better sensor. Cheaper.
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It depends, if you're a sturdy and loyal fan of Logitech's stuff, it's up to you.
I own the G700 and I won't look back, since I'm a desktop guy, my mouse is always plugged in. I thought the "weight" that was being held down by the charging cable bothered me for the first month, but eventually I got used to it.

And it is true that the battery dies fast, you can set that in the "SetPoint" software that comes with it. (honestly, I don't even see the difference in "low power" and "high power" state on battery life)

Razer does have some cool stuff though, I'd check them out before buying on impulse.. which I did for my G700
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Get the g400 for sure. Better sensor. Cheaper.
as a high sensitivity user, i'm offended. 3600 dpi is not enough.

also why not look at the g500?
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as a high sensitivity user, i'm offended. 3600 dpi is not enough.

also why not look at the g500?
I hope you aren't serious, if you are then your doing it wrong

I own the G500 and it's great but even @ mega resolutions you never need more than 3600 dpi.

In fact I prefer 1000 dpi @ 6/11 in the browsing, explorer environment. 2560 x 1440

You might not know this yes, but lower sensitivity in FPS will actually improve your game and make your hand hurt less, I've tried gaming at 5700dpi, performance is far better when you chill out and play with lower sensitivity levels.
Edited by scorpscarx - 8/19/11 at 4:59pm
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I honestly see nothing that the g500 has that the g400 doesn't, which is why I am not really considering it. Seems like added cost without added benefit, while the g700 adds some for the money. The razers all seem stupid expensive, and either have too many or too few buttons.
    
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laser vs optical etc.

Some people do need more than 3600 dpi. For some people eve 1200 is too much.

For most, the G400 is a great buy.
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I used to use a Razer DA and got the G700 about 8 months ago. It's enjoyable, but it does run out of battery somewhat quickly. The surface feeling is definitely different than Razer's surface, but it's not bad. One thing to look out for though is that if you're playing w/ the cable plugged in, I find it unbearable. An above poster said that he got "used" to it, but I don't see how you could get used to dragging around such a bulky/heavy cable.

Anyways, the G700 is *alright.* If you want wireless, it's probably your best bet besides maybe a Razer Mamba. However, if you're fine with wired, I would look at something from Razer. I myself think I'm going to go back to the DA in the near future.

Edit: also, the side buttons are hate or love. At first I loved them because I was playing an MMO (Rift), but once I stopped playing I start to find that they kind of get in the way. Totally up to personal taste
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as a high sensitivity user, i'm offended. 3600 dpi is not enough.

also why not look at the g500?

I dont know how high you are as in sensitivity, but...

Lets say you have a sens that is 4 inches (~10cm) / 360 degree turn.

And lets say you're playing Quake, or any of the quake based games (all cod series, etc(actually same applies to most fps engines out there)) with a FOV of 90 degrees.

Lets also asume you have a 1080p monitor with 1920 pixels in the horizontal direction. Highest sensible single monitor set up at the moment.

To avoid pixel skipping (can get higher precision than that) you would need a mouse with:

1920 px * 4/4inches = ~2000dpi.

Lets have a look at that

1920 is the amount of pixels you have on screen. Times 4 is the fov 90 that you multiply by 4 so that you get 360 degrees. Devided by 4 is the 4 inches per 360 sens.

So thats a 2000 dpi mouse.


As for windows, 2000 dpi mouse would get you from the left edge of a 1920px monitor to the right edge in less than an inch.
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I dont know how high you are as in sensitivity, but...

Lets say you have a sens that is 4 inches (~10cm) / 360 degree turn.

And lets say you're playing Quake, or any of the quake based games (all cod series, etc(actually same applies to most fps engines out there)) with a FOV of 90 degrees.

Lets also asume you have a 1080p monitor with 1920 pixels in the horizontal direction. Highest sensible single monitor set up at the moment.

To avoid pixel skipping (can get higher precision than that) you would need a mouse with:

1920 px * 4/4inches = ~2000dpi.

Lets have a look at that

1920 is the amount of pixels you have on screen. Times 4 is the fov 90 that you multiply by 4 so that you get 360 degrees. Devided by 4 is the 4 inches per 360 sens.

So thats a 2000 dpi mouse.


As for windows, 2000 dpi mouse would get you from the left edge of a 1920px monitor to the right edge in less than an inch.
In his previous post he says hes using 7680 x 1600. Must be super fun having bezels cutting through your field of view.
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