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So after a year I'm still in love with my Mionix Naos 3200. For shooters and casual use, it's the perfect mouse for me, and I should add, the only mouse that I can use for 2+ hours and not feel any fatigue in my hand.

One thing that it lacks though, is buttons. I am looking for a mouse for SWTOR that has some additional buttons on the left side. The two on the Mionix are nice, but I like to bind all of my gap closers/openers to the mouse, and with PTT controls there's just not enough buttons. I'd like something that has a similar shape as the Naos, the wider the better. I'm keeping the Naos for shooters, so I'm not to worried about the sensor; I'd even go for a phillips twin eye. The Naga seems nice enough, but I'd really rather not get that mouse if possible. I don't necessarily need 12 buttons available to my thumb, 4 or 6 would more than do the trick. The Naga hex looks great on paper, but the finish on it could not be uglier. Are there any alternatives out there that are recommendable?
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post #2 of 14
Get the Naga. You won't be disappointed. I love the mouse.
 
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post #3 of 14
The Naga Hex is pretty much your only option. You could just paint over the finish if it bothers you that much, otherwise good luck finding a mouse with that many buttons.

Steelseries does have some form of it, but it's just as ugly:

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Edited by Methoxetamine - 1/22/12 at 4:44pm
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post #4 of 14
The Logitech G700 does have a bunch of side buttons and isn't as ugly as the "MMO-mice". It is wireless and therefore quite expensive, though.

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[Edit:] The Corsair M90 has about 10 side buttons and could be the mouse you are looking for. It is heavy like all the MMO mice, but you are keeping a nice mouse for shooters anyway.

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Edited by Stompy - 1/22/12 at 5:05pm
post #5 of 14
I second the Corsair M90, It seems to fit your description perfectly.
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Razer Naga, had it a year, haven't looked back once. Just disable the keys you don't use or, better yet, put multiple keys to the same thing, this way if you miss in your early days, nbd. (The mouse does have a learning curve.)

Hex= Idk yet, haven't had one yet.
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post #7 of 14
I guess they might release another color of Hex, cos not too many people like the green rolleyes.gif
btw, after I get used to the 12-button with my naga, 12 buttons is not enough now biggrin.gif
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post #8 of 14
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Excellent suggestions guys, thanks. If the hex came in the same finish as the Naos that I have, it'd take the cake... We'll see about how quick other finishes are released. For now though I think I need to go check out the Corsair M90 and the Logitec G700. They're both in the $70 range which is nice, I'll report back with which one I make a move on.
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post #9 of 14
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Well, I won't be keeping the G700. I really wanted to love this mouse. Here's my thoughts:
+ the wireless is perfectly usable for windows and SWTOR. It's not nearly appropriate for shooters, but I'm keeping my Naos for that.
- The tactile feel of the tree top buttons near mouse1 makes them unusable, the angle that they have to be pressed, combined with the amount of force needed and the way that i grip the mouse makes theme extremely awkward. I need those buttons but they can're be used in my scenario.
- The side buttons suffer something very similar to the above point, I just want to press with a natural motion with my thumb, but with this I'm required to get up under and sort of press them inward and upward to get a click to register. This does not bode well.
- The free scrolling lock completely obstructs the middle mouse button that's behind it. It negates it being useful for any sort of action that requires quickness, because you have to lift your figer up and over a very tall button to move too far backwards in order to press a button that's farrr too short to be in next to the monsterous free scrolling switch.
- The left/right scrolling has to be done at a perfect, specific angle that is really awkward for the way thtat I hold the mouse
- On day 2 of using the mouse, I'm feeling some pretty extreme fatigue in my forearm, wrist, and on the right side of my hand. The unfortunate fact is that this mouse isn't going to be healthy for me to use long-term. I need something that's wide and has sturdy support for my ring finger and pinky, this mouse just ends at my middle finger and i have nothing to do but wrap my hand around it, brutal. The alternative is to hold my ring and pinky fingers out like some kind of gentleman, that'll never fly.

So I guess Ill be returning it, as much as I absolutely hate that steelseries... I think I might have to give it a shot, I had forgotten how intensely I absolutely must have that support for the right two fingers. More updates incoming.
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post #10 of 14
There is a thread here on the forum about coating the shell of a Steelseries mouse with black "paint". You are appearently not the only one who thinks that those MMO mice look ugly.
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