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I have LOVED my very special Logitech Revolution MX Laser mouse. It is an older model, something no longer produced, and it is near the end of its life.

I mostly play Elder Scrolls, WoW, DNF, Starcraft II, and some random shooters I suck at.

I loved the shape of that mouse. I use a palm grip. I prefer a laser over optical. I would like a button on the thumb side or something. Sorry I am so mice stupid.

Anyone have any reccomendations?
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How about the Performance MX? It seems to be the successor to your Revolution MX.

I have 3 of the Anywhere MX and love them (1 at home, 1 at work, and 1 travels with my laptop). I had been looking at the Performance MX also, since it uses the same Darkfield Laser tracking, which seems to do an awesome job.

About a week ago, someone posted a deal for the Performance MX on the Logitech website, so I decided it was time to give it a try. I received it Tuesday, and while it took some getting used to, I really like it.

I don't think it will replace all my Anywhere mice, since I like them for the smaller size, but it has replaced the one I had at work. It has multiple programmable buttons (4 on the thumb), and has functioned flawlessly for me.

I'm trying to find the code I used for the discount to see if it still works. I will post back with it if I can in case you're interested.

Just my 2c worth...hope it helps,

Rich

Edit: Found the code, but it's expired...
Edited by Lost Hawaiian - 8/21/11 at 10:36am
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post #3 of 10
Logitech G300, sounds like what your asking for going by your critica. It's released next month but if you need it sooner then that, take a look at G400.
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there isnt a "laser vs optical" preference since they are meant to do the same job.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Cek View Post
there isnt a "laser vs optical" preference since they are meant to do the same job.
What?

OP: I would recommend the Performance Mouse MX mentioned earlier.
Ive been using one since they came out and its an amazing mouse. Comfortable, lots of features, and some of the best tracking ive ever seen.
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First, thank you everyone for the reccomendations! I really appreciate it.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cek View Post
there isnt a "laser vs optical" preference since they are meant to do the same job.
As for that, I feel like you are mistaken, but I could be wrong. I am pretty sure that there is a tracking difference between optical and laser.
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Originally Posted by hondajt View Post
First, thank you everyone for the reccomendations! I really appreciate it.



As for that, I feel like you are mistaken, but I could be wrong. I am pretty sure that there is a tracking difference between optical and laser.
the porpouse of both optical and laser is to match the exact movement of your mouse and reproduce it on screen. There are difference only when there are flaws in the sensor (like accel, prediction or jitters) that are present in both optical and laser.
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post #8 of 10
The G700 looks like it might be a similar shape to your old mouse as well. You could also take a look at that.

Edit:
Performance, G700, revolution



More images at this flikr page. Not mine, I just searched G700 vs mx revolution.
Edited by Mike-IRL - 8/23/11 at 5:39am
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^^very cool. thanks. Yeah, that is my Revolution MX on the right. I love it.

The performance looks great, except I will never use that zoom button, well, not for zoom. Hopefully it can be programmed to do something else?

The side buttons on the G700 look too big for me, but I could be wrong. I need to find a store that has it on display and try it.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by hondajt View Post
^^very cool. thanks. Yeah, that is my Revolution MX on the right. I love it.

The performance looks great, except I will never use that zoom button, well, not for zoom. Hopefully it can be programmed to do something else?

The side buttons on the G700 look too big for me, but I could be wrong. I need to find a store that has it on display and try it.
The buttons on the Performance MX can all be programmed. Right now I have the 4 thumb buttons set to; forward, back, switch application, and mute.

If you have a Best Buy nearby you might go in. The last time I was there they had both the Performance MX and Anywhere MX on display.

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