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Hello everyone!

I'm in the market for a new mouse. I currently use an old MS WMO. It still works ok, but I really want to upgrade to better technology that incorporates switchable DPI, more than 3 buttons, macros, etc.

I have been researching mice the last week & have been absolutely frustrated. Every single high end gaming mouse seems to come with at least one major flaw. Here is what I'm looking for...

1) 7+ buttons that are macro-programmable.
2) Fast on-the-fly DPI scaling via buttons on the TOP of the mouse.
3) NO prediction/correction/angle-snapping.
4) NO pos/neg acceleration.
5) Palm grip ergonomics.
6) Low LOD (sub 2mm).

I just can't seem to find a mouse that ticks all of these boxes.

The Razer Deathadder seems the most likely candidate, but it only has 5 buttons & the DPI scaling causes delays & the switch is on the bottom of the mouse.

All the laser mice seem to suffer from some form of acceleration (especially negative on the cloth pads I prefer).

The Zowie EC's are almost perfect, but don't have any button macro capability.

The Mionix Naos 3200 & Logitech G400 seem great, except for that prediction/angle-snapping that can't be disabled.

The CM Spawn looks perfect, except it's specifically made for claw grippers & is a tiny mouse that won't work in my large hands.

So...can anyone think of a mouse that might work for me or am I simply stuck with picking a "lesser of evils" mouse?

Thanks!
post #2 of 22
im sure there is a program that you can download that will let you map macros to mouse buttons...
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have you looked at the G500? I love mine to death!
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have you looked at the G500? I love mine to death!
I read a lot about the acceleration problems on that mouse (and others using the Avago 9500), especially on cloth pads. You don't notice it?
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I read a lot about the acceleration problems on that mouse (and others using the Avago 9500), especially on cloth pads. You don't notice it?
No, Set Point allows you to turn off acceleration, or turn it on and adjust it to the level you like(mine is at 0). The only thing that got me with the g500 is the sensor placment. Its directly under the scroll wheel, but after a week I was fine. I also use a cloth bad, the X TRAC Ripper.
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There is acceleration in the Avago 9500 that can't be turned off. Some people don't notice it and are fine but if you're pretty serious about that kind of thing I'd stay away.
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There is acceleration in the Avago 9500 that can't be turned off. Some people don't notice it and are fine but if you're pretty serious about that kind of thing I'd stay away.
I agree, I sold my G500 and gave a G700 I got quite cheaply to my brother to go back to my MX518.
The acceleration is very annoying if you're not used to it, I play with windows acceleration completely disabled so maybe that's why I notice it when some others might not.
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No, Set Point allows you to turn off acceleration, or turn it on and adjust it to the level you like(mine is at 0). The only thing that got me with the g500 is the sensor placment. Its directly under the scroll wheel, but after a week I was fine. I also use a cloth bad, the X TRAC Ripper.
Just as illwill stated, Your G500 has acceleration that you can't turn off with software. I'm really not sure why people can't notice it but they don't and your post is a common claim that I have corrected at least five times by now with others.
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Just as illwill stated, Your G500 has acceleration that you can't turn off with software. I'm really not sure why people can't notice it but they don't and your post is a common claim that I have corrected at least five times by now with others.
as an avid FPS gamer I cant stand acceleration, and have never had a problem with it. I have used my "testing" method with the G500 and found no evidence of any positive acceleration.

How I test acceleration is to place a the cursor on a desktop icon, then place a coin against the mouse, on the same plain as the sensor. On the G500 a penny butts up against the top most slider. With a twich of the wrist I move the mouse away from said coin. Then VERY slowly move the mouse back.

After reading your post I did the test over. No acceleration...I must be insane.
Edited by KhaoticKomputing - 11/8/11 at 2:29am
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I just pulled this off wiki.

The Logitech G500 mouse uses the same laser sensor found in some other high-end logitech mice. Many have noted that the sensor is prone to "hiccups" at high dpi settings, "pixel crawl" effects, and acceleration issues. All of these issues have been fixed with sensor firmware updates, the most recent being version 58.18


Off topic what is that gibberish in the above post? NVM it has been deleted?
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