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Optical mice are really overrated on this forum. Especially the MX518, I ended up giving mine away as I hated it.

Laser mice I find are just more sensitive and accurate. I constantly read about people saying that the Xai has some sort of acceleration issues, like a 2% positive acceleration or something depending on the surface. Really though I have never noticed it, with my 4HD pad it is the best mouse I have ever used.

I was even thinking about buying a Deathadder until I discovered it doesn't have a dedicated DPI switching button. For now I think I will just stick with my Xai, although I am considering picking up a G500.
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post #12 of 35
scoring better ingame depens mostly on what you are got used to - weight, shape and not just about sensor, if you like the shape of the laser more so I can see you fragging better with it, leave the sensor outside.

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Originally Posted by james_ant View Post
Optical mice are really overrated on this forum. Especially the MX518, I ended up giving mine away as I hated it.

Laser mice I find are just more sensitive and accurate. I constantly read about people saying that the Xai has some sort of acceleration issues, like a 2% positive acceleration or something depending on the surface. Really though I have never noticed it, with my 4HD pad it is the best mouse I have ever used.

I was even thinking about buying a Deathadder until I discovered it doesn't have a dedicated DPI switching button. For now I think I will just stick with my Xai, although I am considering picking up a G500.
Optical sensors are better than laser, it was proved by enough amount of users around the internet.
With that said, the fact that you cant notice/think that its not there, no making to sensor to be "Flawless".
Btw, accelration [positive/negative] may be not noticeable, not its not mean its not there, its still effects you..but you can get used to it and frag with it just as well as great optical sensors.
Edited by avinin1 - 10/29/11 at 1:14pm
post #13 of 35
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scoring better ingame depens mostly on what you are got used to - weight, shape and not just about sensor, if you like the shape of the laser more so I can see you fragging better with it, leave the sensor outside.



Optical sensors are better than laser, it was proved by enough amount of users around the internet.
With that said, the fact that you cant notice/think that its not there, no making to sensor to be "Flawless".
Btw, accelration [positive/negative] may be not noticeable, not its not mean its not there, its still effects you..but you can get used to it and frag with it just as well as great optical sensors.
If you read the opinion of the CS/Quake lowdpiers maybe opticals are stated better.
The laser Avago 9500 still beats many optical sensors in perfect control speed and, of course, in dpi. On hard surfaces no optical sensor offers better features than this top-notch sensor.
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post #14 of 35
i've just gotten myself the G400 and using the G400 has felt, for the first time among all my gaming mice (G500, M6900, CM Spawn) the most NATURAL mouse to use. Even when i got out of the game and using it for normal PC stuff it felt so natural. The lasers would feel freakin weird - kind of like it's floating in mid air type of feeling - the optical (g400) feels grounded and tracked nice.
post #15 of 35
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Originally Posted by ZareliMan View Post
The laser Avago 9500
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top-notch sensor.
I got a good laugh from this, thanks.
post #16 of 35
i use the 1800 DPI optical death adder (2nd generation i think) but i just ordered a logitech g9x and a roccat hard pad to track on. if you would like, i can do a comparison when i get them. shoot me a PM with a link to this thread if someone is interested. i can also do a full review if there is a lot of interest.
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post #17 of 35
I use a $15 Logitech Wheel Mouse optical, and one round my scores are 2:1 and the next they're 1:2. Maybe it's my shoes, instead?
post #18 of 35
I do my best work with a standard $10 Logitech usb optical mouse, I don't want any extra buttons or features. But everyone's different, If lazer works for you stick with it.

It would be funny it it was something like your mousepad that is making all the difference.
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post #19 of 35
I think there're too many factors to say the mouse made your game better after one or two games. I would say do 10 or 20 rounds with one mouse, then do the other mouse, and find the average.

I changed my wallpaper on my desktop once and I noticed I did better as well.
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post #20 of 35
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Originally Posted by TFL Replica View Post
I see you mention optical mice but no mention of the MX518 or the optical DeathAdder. How can this be?
I had both at one point but don't recall the year. I actually used both for a decent amount of time. I didn't get into buying mice often till the past 2 years.
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