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Hi OCN, my old trusty IntelliMouse Explorer 4.0 has been acting up in the past few months. Button won't click when I click, and it doubleclicks sometimes, etc. So I'm in a market for a new mouse.

My budget is around $50, so I'm thinking of a Razer Deathadder. But since I've absolutely no experience with mice whatsoever, I thought it'd be wise to consult OCN before making a purchase myself.

So yeah, requirements -

1. Under $50 (preferably, if it's above it'd damn better be worth it)
2. No flashy lights/colors. I want a simple looking mouse, flashy lights make me cringe
3. Would very much like a button on the left side of the mouse, much like the Deathadder.
4. I use the claw grip, not the palm grip.
5. Wired please.

That's pretty much it. Any recommendations?
Edited by Ipwnnubletz - 1/31/12 at 3:38pm
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You hit the nail on the head! smile.gif

Death Adder is the best mouse I have ever owned. Highly recommended. thumb.gif
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CM Storm spawn is arguably the best claw grip right now. The build quality is fantastic and it is cheap.
post #4 of 15
I would recommend a Xai, or Sensei along with a 4HD or other hard mouse pad.

The mouse is simple with no gimmicky ergonomics, just light, smooth and easy to get used to using. I think I probably claw grip it but because of the shape it would be easy to use any griping style with it.

It also has 5 CPI profiles which come in handy. Personally I like to have 400/800 CPI for shooters and 1700/2800CPI for Starcraft 2. There is a button on the top that switches back and forth.

You should note that the Deathadder does not have a dedicated CPI/DPI switching button, I think they get around it with keyboard macros. I would find that really annoying.

Another DeathAdder CON is the high LOD related to its optical sensor. Some people prefer optical sensors, but after using laser for so long I find it annoying having to lift the mouse up so high. This is especially noticeable in games like BF3 and SC2.
Edited by james_ant - 1/31/12 at 3:47pm
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post #5 of 15
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Originally Posted by Bobotheklown View Post

You hit the nail on the head! smile.gif
Death Adder is the best mouse I have ever owned. Highly recommended. thumb.gif
Which grip do you use? Palm or claw?
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CM Storm spawn is arguably the best claw grip right now. The build quality is fantastic and it is cheap.

I really dislike the red. I'll consider it but the red is a huge turnoff.
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The deathadder is more of a palm grip and the xai/sensei is not worth the money.
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I would recommend a Xai, or Sensei...

I just took a look at SteelSeries' site, and I really really like the Xai. But it's $90, and way too steep for my budget. I don't know much about all this "DPI" or "CPI" jazz, I'd just like a mouse that works.
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I just took a look at SteelSeries' site, and I really really like the Xai. But it's $90, and way too steep for my budget. I don't know much about all this "DPI" or "CPI" jazz, I'd just like a mouse that works.

Well you get what you pay for, and the Xai/Sensei IS worth the money.

I did buy mine on sale, but my Xai feels like its built better than both my G5 and G500. I know it has higher build quality than the DeathAdder. Really its only 20$ more than the other mice mentioned in this thread and I would say it is worth that little bit more.

If your looking for something cheaper, the G400 has more features than the DeathAdder and would work great in claw grip. It's the same shape as my old G5 and I claw griped that all the time.
Edited by james_ant - 1/31/12 at 4:06pm
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I just took a look at SteelSeries' site, and I really really like the Xai. But it's $90, and way too steep for my budget. I don't know much about all this "DPI" or "CPI" jazz, I'd just like a mouse that works.

I believe I am a cross between fingertip and palm grip (palm slightly grazes the mouse).
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If you're indeed have a claw grip than I too recommend the Cooler Master CM Storm Spawn for your next mouse purchase. As someone mentioned it's arguably the best mouse for claw grip style users.

Take a look at reviews and videos to get a good look.
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