Originally Posted by GuardianOS
1. What's your grip style?
Doesn't really matter, I currently use a Logitech G9 (the original) that I have had since Fall 2007. It now has problems holding down the left click. Prefer something that isn't enormous. (heavy)
2. What's your sensitivity?
1600-1800 DPI Battlefield + other shooters. 2400 for non shooters and general desktop use. I don't know if the original G9 has a lot of acceleration. (Usually leave in-game to default)
3. What's your maximum budget?
4. Do you want additional buttons?
If they are there fine, but I really only need DPI adjustment and two buttons on the thumb.
5. What games do you play?
Name it, I have probably played it. Civ, League of Legends, Sanctum, Skyrim, etc. I go across all genres.
6. Do you mind about prediction?
Don't really understand.
7. Other relevant information:
Input anything else you want.
some examples: LOD, ambidextrous shape, weight, wireless, non-braided cord, glossy finish, button activation force, driverless, onboard memory, etc
I want some sort of DPI indicator on the mouse or some way to know what setting it is at.
I do not
use mouse pads. I use a solid wooden table that has never caused problems for my laser mice. I cannot use a mouse pad on it as it is curved where the mouse is and any square/rectangular mouse pad would hang off the edge.
I would prefer wired but I have been looking at the G700s and possibly using it wired however I hear the cable it comes with stiff. And the mouse may be too heavy. (I know I can replace the cable with another cable, but that seems a bit excessive for such a pricey mouse. However, with all the pain I have had trying to find a new mouse, I could probably live with that.)
I have seen misleading information about how much the G9 actually weighs but I wouldn't want something that much heavier. In many ways, I am most tempted to try the G700s. Especially since I can return it with no questions asked.
I tried the G500s and it had a horrible high pitch whine to it. Otherwise I probably would have liked it.
I do not care for the Death Adder as it has no DPI adjustment on the mouse.
I do not have access to Zowei, Mionix, Anker, and several other brands. (I want something I can pick up in store, try, and return if I hate the thing)
I looked at the Mamba but from customer reviews you either get one that is perfect or one that breaks 50% of the time.
I have considered paying $40 and getting a refurbished G9x, I just hear the different sensor in it has issues with acceleration that the original G9 did not. (Also it would have virtually no warranty and who knows how long it would last.)
Mice I have used as my primary desktop mouse:
1996-2004/2005 Logitech Trackball
2004/2005-2007 Logitech G7 (Still in use, given to a parent)
2007- Logitech G9
EDIT: I also notice no one seems to recommend the Roccat Kone XTD.