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[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FoYamgEcO-8[/ame]

Bundle:
I was expecting more. Honestly. More spare teflon pads to be exact, the X7-10BH came with a whole bunch of them, like 10 or 15 sets. This comes with just one spare.

BUILD QUALITY:
It's not Logitech or Steelseries, but as for a mouse company, A4Tech is generally underrated where I deem their X7-10BH mouse as their best mouse so far.

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The plastic at the top side of the mouse is rough, and like what I've experienced with the X7-10BH which has the same type of plastic, repels oil and sweat, and unlike rubberized plastic, won't wear as easily.

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However, the thumbrest area and the pinky area seem to lack the same treatment of rough plastic. This part of the mouse feels more generic plasticky. I would have appreciated a rubber pad there. Ah well, plenty of room for modding. Adhesives to the rescue!

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THE SHAPE:
In a nutshell, it's a claw/palm mouse. I can already feel the discomfort on my pinky finger just browsing the web. What more playing a game?

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THE BUTTONS:
Nice and clicky, firm, but not too soft, they're actually pretty nice to click with, and the friction on the scroll wheel feels just right.

THE SENSOR:
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The V-Track sensor. I'm not opening this, but I'm pretty sure it's still a run of the mill ADNS-3060 inside, nothing special, just, something that works. smile.gif

I'm more particular about the placement of the sensor, it's somewhat hampered with my control.

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(Top lines F3 | Bottom lines 10BH)

Where I'm used to the sensor being right smack dab in the middle of the mouse, this is an asymmetric mouse. Therefore, my flicks and turns will require adjustment with how I control the mouse compared with the X7-10BH

In closing.

As an all rounder, the X7-10BH is a superior mouse, with rough premium feeling plastic at all points where you hold the mouse and a more neutral balancing. Though, it's probably not for everyone. Claw grippers might have a hard time using the 10BH due to its length and would prefer a shorter mouse, that's where the F3 comes in.

And for less than $20 per mouse, it doesn't exactly hurt your pocket if you'd want to try something different that isn't the typical Logitech, Steelseries or ugh.. Razer.

x7-10BH 5/5
X7-F3 3/5

Edited by Kand - 8/29/11 at 10:20pm
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is this the same shape as that wireless one (gonna try and look up the name)? kinda liked that shape, but it felt a little high for my liking...
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Originally Posted by subgenoa;14757935 
is this the same shape as that wireless one (gonna try and look up the name)? kinda liked that shape, but it felt a little high for my liking...

G7-750? Yeah, that's the same shape. Wanna buy this one I just reviewed for a thousand flat? :3
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Still... not bad for the price. I'd say way better than a Razer *cough philips twin-eye cough* tongue.gif
 
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Still... not bad for the price. I'd say way better than a Razer *cough philips twin-eye cough* tongue.gif

Or a CM storm Spawn, or a G300. The G300 would have been good, if they put more buttons where your thumb is. Oh snap! rolleyes.gif
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Originally Posted by Kand;14757981 
G7-750? Yeah, that's the same shape. Wanna buy this one I just reviewed for a thousand flat? :3

yup, that's the one. I was actually thinking of picking one of these up as I go get my new mouse (prolly abyssus or spawn) just to compare and open up biggrin.gif though if the F3 is really nothing less than a 710BH in an awesome claw-grip then I might just stick with the F3 instead..

but imma think about it.

how's the weight compared to the other mice you've had (710Bh included)?
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Originally Posted by Kand;14758030 
Or a CM storm Spawn, or a G300. The G300 would have been good, if they put more buttons where your thumb is. Oh snap! rolleyes.gif

No its not. Have you even layed your hands on those mice?

a4tech mice are good for the price but nothing more. They use the cheapest parts and solutions possible but still use good sensors
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Originally Posted by subgenoa;14758120 
yup, that's the one. I was actually thinking of picking one of these up as I go get my new mouse (prolly abyssus or spawn) just to compare and open up biggrin.gif though if the F3 is really nothing less than a 710BH in an awesome claw-grip then I might just stick with the F3 instead..

but imma think about it.

how's the weight compared to the other mice you've had (710Bh included)?

It's much lighter than the 10BH, but due to where the sensor is placed, I had to up DPI to 825 as it felt sluggish at 800 compared to the 10BH.

It's actually complicated how I control my mouse. Fingertips do all the work, I rarely move it from the wrist, where most people pivot their mice from. The bottom.

Mine pivots from the top.

Anyways. Think about it, send me a PM later on, maybe we can work out a deal if I haven't found someone who could put the mouse to better use than I would. biggrin.gif
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No its not. Have you even layed your hands on those mice?

a4tech mice are good for the price but nothing more. They use the cheapest parts and solutions possible but still use good sensors

Not with the X7-10BH no. I've found the plastics on this to be comparable with a Logitech G500. This particular one's been with me for about a year or two, no issues with clicks or very notable signs of wear. Unlike let's say.

A Razer Mamba. $150 mouse. Worn out in just.. 6 months. Clicks are gone, rubberized coat faded. Sounds like awesome to me.

You know what's cheap? Adding LED lights to make something cheap look expensive just to sell at a premium price. wink.gif

And snakes. Yeah Snakes really boost a mouse's price by 100%.

Don't say anything about the F3's gold trimmings though, it still won't break your bank to purchase one.


Ps. Rubberized plastic on a $60 mouse? Seriously?
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Originally Posted by Kand;14758142 
Not with the X7-10BH no. I've found the plastics on this to be comparable with a Logitech G500. This particular one's been with me for about a year or two, no issues with clicks or very notable signs of wear. Unlike let's say.

A Razer Mamba. $150 mouse. Worn out in just.. 6 months. Clicks are gone, rubberized coat faded. Sounds like awesome to me.

You know what's cheap? Adding LED lights to make something cheap look expensive just to sell at a premium price. wink.gif

And snakes. Yeah Snakes really boost a mouse's price by 100%.

Don't say anything about the F3's gold trimmings though, it still won't break your bank to purchase one.


Ps. Rubberized plastic on a $60 mouse? Seriously?

You was talking about the cm storm spawn and logitech g300(which btw isn't even released yet)

I do agree with you about the razer build quality, after all I'm the one that made this thread

http://www.overclock.net/keyboards/1032979-another-reason-not-buy-razer.html
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Originally Posted by HaiiYaa;14758258 
You was talking about the cm storm spawn and logitech g300(which btw isn't even released yet)

I do agree with you about the razer build quality, after all I'm the one that made this thread

http://www.overclock.net/keyboards/1032979-another-reason-not-buy-razer.html

Have you read Derp's review on the Spawn?

I'll probably consider the G300 for my left handed brother, just again, I wish it had left thumb buttons, then I would consider it for myself.
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