I am currently wanting to buy a new mouse, because I had to return my old one,, because it started to jitter, and the shop did not have that particular mouse in store at that moment, so I am free to buy a new one (I was not really content with that mouse anyways). So let's fill out all that details:
1. What's your grip style?
I use palm grip all of the time. I tried to claw some smaller mice, but i just does not feel right for me.
2. What's your sensitivity?
I use a medium sensitivity, I believe. Usually it's somewhere between 800 and 1600 dpi.
3. What's your maximum budget?
Like about 70€ (That's what i payed for my last mouse)
4. Do you want additional buttons?
I'd like to have a side button, but if I find a mouse, that is very good in most other terms, I will take one without additional buttons, too. Dpi switch buttons are not needed, because I usually only use one sensitivity.
5. What games do you play?
I play mostly League of Legends (a Dota clone, for those of you who don't know) and from time to time some fps games, but those not so serious.
6. Do you mind about prediction?
I read a lot about that this is not a con or a pro, but that it is about preference. In the past I have usedboth mice with and without acceleration, and currently I am used to predeiction I think, but if there is a mouse, which meets my other requirements and does not have prediction, I'd prefer that.
I'd like the mouse to have no (or at least almost not noticable) acceleration. This probably means I am looking for a mouse with an optical sensor.
I'd like to have a fairly low LOD, because I am recentering the mouse quite often, and thus not having to left it so high would be kinda nice.
In the past I mostly used ergonomic shaped mice, but I'd like to try out ambidextrous shaped mice now.
I defenitely want the mouse to be wired.
I have used both mice with a rubber coated finnish and a glossy/plastic finnish. I have to say that on plastic mice, my hand starts to sweat quite a bit, but it's not that much of a problem, but I'd prefer rubber coated mice.
I'd prefer the mouse to work without a driver, because I am a mac user, and most of the time, there is no mac driver, so a driverless mouse will be best here I guess.
13: Mice I have used/tested so far:
- Logitech mx518:
First serious mouse I ever used. I find it quite nice, though I'd rather have a mouse without prediction. Also I am not that content with the mousewheel, it's not really that accurate (no precises clicks etc...). I am currently using this mouse.
- Steelseries Ikari laser:
I ordered this mouse and tested it, but it did not really fit my needs because the acceleartion it had was too big. Also the shape was not really perfect for me: Although it was quite comfortable, when i lay my hand on the mouse, I was holding it in a slight diagonal way, wich resulted in diagonal curser movement, when i was just aiming for horizontal/vertical movement.
- Mionix Naos 500:
I bought this mouse, but had to return it, as I mentioned above. Except for the acceleration, I was quite happy with the mouse. I liked the shape very much. However, the acceleration often made me play at higher dpi rates, as I really wanted to, because the acceleration was much less noticable at higher dpi rates. All in all, a solid mouse for me, but I'd prefer something without acceleration much more. Also as I mentioned before, I'd like to try ambidextrouse shaped mice.
14. Mice I read about and that I might like to try (maybe you could comment on those in terms of my needs):
- Steelseries Kana (Black)
- Zowie AM
- Logitech g400
14. Final words:
I hope you get an idea of what kind of mouse I am looking for and I am looking forward to your advice and your suggestions