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Hi,
At home I'm using a G5 (first edition) which I like, but it could be better. At work right now I use a MS basic 2.0.

Lately I've began to develop CTS, so to lower the effects I switched to using the mouse in my left hand when at work. Problem is soon I'm quitting and most of my time will be in front of the right hand only G5 so I'm thinking about replacing it with an ambidextrous mouse.

I've been looking at the Steelseries Sensei which seems like a good mouse but I'm not sure if it fits my grip style (which I can't quite fit into one of the main categories). I rest my palm on the mouse with my fingers raised a bit to click on the buttons. It's a mix of palm and claw in which I move my mouse with a mix of the wrist and fingers.

Will the sensei be good with that? Also, is the mouse shape the same as the MS basic? Even before using it at work I used it on my old home PC and liked it, will it be the same?
I'm a bit hesitant about buying one because it means I also need to buy a hard mousepad (used a soft one till now) and the combination of a 70$ mouse with 20$ pad is a tad pricy for me. Maybe I'll buy the Xai if it's much cheaper.
Edited by z999 - 10/11/11 at 5:16am
post #2 of 8
One question, do you use high DPI?

My wrist problems have decreased since switching all the way down to 400dpi.
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Hi,
At home I'm using a G5 (first edition) which I like, but it could be better. At work right now I use a MS basic 2.0.

Lately I've began to develop CTS, so to lower the effects I switched to using the mouse in my left hand when at work. Problem is soon I'm quitting and most of my time will be in front of the right hand only G5 so I'm thinking about replacing it with an ambidextrous mouse.

I've been looking at the Steelseries Sensei which seems like a good mouse but I'm not sure if it fits my grip style (which I can't quite fit into one of the main categories). I rest my palm on the mouse with my fingers raised a bit to click on the buttons. It's a mix of palm and claw in which I move my mouse with a mix of the wrist and fingers.

Will the sensei be good with that? Also, is the mouse shape the same as the MS basic? Even before using it at work I used it on my old home PC and liked it, will it be the same?
I'm a bit hesitant about buying one because it means I also need to buy a hard mousepad (used a soft one till now) and the combination of a 70$ mouse with 20$ pad is a tad pricy for me. Maybe I'll buy the Xai if it's much cheaper.
That is exactly the same way that I grip my mouse.
(Also my pinky&ring finger has to touch the mouse pad surface while comfortably holding the mouse. Which means the side of the mouse I use has to be 90 degrees to the surface.)
My hands are smaller than avg but I loved using logitech MX500 (similar shape as MX518, G400) for long time which considered to be palm gripping mouse.
Now I use steelseries sensei (with cloth soft mouse pad).
It fits pretty good on my hand.
Compared to MX500, sensei has about the same length and similar positioning of thumb buttons, scroll wheel.
But sesnei is shorter in height than MX500 which means for true palm gripper, it feels bit small.
But overall, sensei is a nice mouse that I felt right since MX500 (or similar mice in shape).
That is my opinion as a fellow palm claw gripper.
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One question, do you use high DPI?

My wrist problems have decreased since switching all the way down to 400dpi.
I had to do the same thing. I went from using my wrist to my arm and things are much better now.
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i hear the mouseketeers are pretty ambidextrous
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Sensei will be fine.
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I just got my Azures mini it not bad its goes up to 1600 dpi http://usa.ttesports.com/products/product.aspx?s=20
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post #8 of 8
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OK guys, it seems like my G5 is dying on me so this has become a much more urgent matter. The sensei (or xai) are pretty expensive and require I buy a new mousepad (=more $$) which pretty much breaks my budget. what other ambidextrous mice are there that sport at least 5 buttons and will be viable for gaming too? I've seen the MS wireless 5000 but it has smooth scrolling which is a big no no for gaming.
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