Overclock.net › Forums › Components › Mice › In the market for a new mouse!
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

In the market for a new mouse! - Page 2

post #11 of 15
I'm kind of in OPs boat except with a larger budget. After looking all over, I came to the conclusion that I hate Razer products. The drivers are ridiculous. While the Deathadder black edition seems pretty decent, the build isn't up to my liking with Razer products, and they are still a bit gimmicky with the blue light and snake logo (I am using a 2012 Mamba and looking to switch). Ideally, for me and I think the OP as well, is a driver-less/quality build/ clean design/good sensor/good tracking. Still haven't found the perfect one yet, but came across a few to consider:

Zowie's Mice particularly the EC-1 and 2. My only gripe with it is the ugly logo, and I hear the build is not indestructible. They stress do stress driver-less, easy setup and reliable.
Then there is the: Mionix Naos but again it's got the light and odd shape. I am a bit uninformed about this mouse however.

As for mousemats go: fine leather is the way to go (Noreve saint tropez?). Sorry for the mild thread hijack.
Edited by invena - 1/31/12 at 4:29pm
XForma
(5 items)
 
  
KeyboardCaseMouseMouse Pad
K-Type  XForma FM Classic Ergo 2 White QCK Heavy 
  hide details  
Reply
XForma
(5 items)
 
  
KeyboardCaseMouseMouse Pad
K-Type  XForma FM Classic Ergo 2 White QCK Heavy 
  hide details  
Reply
post #12 of 15
Thread Starter 
I see refurbs of the SteelSeries Xai on various sites for $60. I can do $60, but would a refurb for $60 be worth it?
Marshmallow
(14 items)
 
Corsair H100 - Excellent Compact Cooler
Corsair Hydro Series H100 Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler (CWCH100)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 920 @ 4.0GHz - 1.21v EVGA Classified X58 Asus GTX 580 DirectCU II 6GB Mushkin Blackline 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Corsair F60 + 1TB Spinpoint F3 Corsair H100 Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Asus MK241H 24" 1920x1200 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Das Model S Professional Silent Antec BP550 Plus NZXT Phantom Razer DeathAdder 
  hide details  
Reply
Marshmallow
(14 items)
 
Corsair H100 - Excellent Compact Cooler
Corsair Hydro Series H100 Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler (CWCH100)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 920 @ 4.0GHz - 1.21v EVGA Classified X58 Asus GTX 580 DirectCU II 6GB Mushkin Blackline 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Corsair F60 + 1TB Spinpoint F3 Corsair H100 Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Asus MK241H 24" 1920x1200 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Das Model S Professional Silent Antec BP550 Plus NZXT Phantom Razer DeathAdder 
  hide details  
Reply
post #13 of 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ipwnnubletz View Post

I see refurbs of the SteelSeries Xai on various sites for $60. I can do $60, but would a refurb for $60 be worth it?

I saw those on a newegg sale a while back. I would get a refurb Xai for 60$, I can't imagine anything being seriously wrong with them. I always though refurbished meant they just fix the broken part with a new one so they can sell it again.

invena also brought up Zowie mice which I wanted to buy when I got my Xai, only Zowie doesnt sell mice in Canada. The EC1 and EC2 are suppose to be good mice with a similar shape to the Intellimouse.
i7 3820
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i7 3820 AsRock X79 Extreme6 Sapphire 6950 2gb Sapphire 6950 2gb 
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (4 x 4GB)  Crucial M4 128gb LG HD-DVD/Blu-Ray Combo Drive Corsair H80 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Pro 64bit Samsung XL2370 Cooler Master Quick Fire (cherry blues) Corsair TX850M 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Fractal Define R3 SS Xai SS 4HD Asus Xonar Essence ST 
  hide details  
Reply
i7 3820
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i7 3820 AsRock X79 Extreme6 Sapphire 6950 2gb Sapphire 6950 2gb 
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (4 x 4GB)  Crucial M4 128gb LG HD-DVD/Blu-Ray Combo Drive Corsair H80 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Pro 64bit Samsung XL2370 Cooler Master Quick Fire (cherry blues) Corsair TX850M 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Fractal Define R3 SS Xai SS 4HD Asus Xonar Essence ST 
  hide details  
Reply
post #14 of 15
The only thing that ticks me off about the Xai/Sensi, is that it has mouse buttons on the left and right side. I think a left handed and right handed versions would have sealed the deal for me. Even if the buttons are disabled, their presence irks me.

As for the refurb, I've never dealt with a refurbed mouse, but you may be better off just paying the extra price for the warranty coverage. If the refurbed has a protection plan, I say go with it, if that's the mouse for you.
Edited by invena - 1/31/12 at 4:38pm
XForma
(5 items)
 
  
KeyboardCaseMouseMouse Pad
K-Type  XForma FM Classic Ergo 2 White QCK Heavy 
  hide details  
Reply
XForma
(5 items)
 
  
KeyboardCaseMouseMouse Pad
K-Type  XForma FM Classic Ergo 2 White QCK Heavy 
  hide details  
Reply
post #15 of 15
i got gigabyte m8000x Ghost recently
better than deathadder -and cheaper aswell

good for palm and claw grip
software is great (it doesn't have to be installed)
adjusting settings and profiles is easy - macro is piece of a cake
works well with left and right hand

much better than highly praised deathadder in my opinion (yes i used deathadder), but hardcore razer fans won't let me get away with my claim

5 profiles to switch between onboard memory
27 led colors to choose from (including black which is off:) )
black and ruberized (like deathadder)
looks great, not flashy at all
on the fly dpi button
programmable back/ forward button
change profile button
can add weights 6g + 6g + 6g + 20g
bigger teflon pads than deathadder - glides more nicely + you get another spare teflon pads

edit:
59.99 USD on newegg
(i chose m8000x over m8000 because of black rubber finish, but it's practically the same mouse: 4000 vs 6000dpi, 3 profiles vs 5 profiles)
Edited by Deathclaw - 1/31/12 at 4:44pm
LEGA
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II 945 ASUS M4A785TD-V EVO Sapphire 5850 4 GB G.Skill Ripjaws 1866mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Samsung spinpoint F1 1000GB  Samsung spinpoint F3 1000GB  Zalman CNPS10X Performa win7 ultimate x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Viewsonic VG2427wm 24'' Genius KB-G255 520W seasonic Chieftec Dragon 
MouseMouse Pad
Gigabyte m8000x Wooden table with smooth finish 
  hide details  
Reply
LEGA
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II 945 ASUS M4A785TD-V EVO Sapphire 5850 4 GB G.Skill Ripjaws 1866mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Samsung spinpoint F1 1000GB  Samsung spinpoint F3 1000GB  Zalman CNPS10X Performa win7 ultimate x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Viewsonic VG2427wm 24'' Genius KB-G255 520W seasonic Chieftec Dragon 
MouseMouse Pad
Gigabyte m8000x Wooden table with smooth finish 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Mice
Overclock.net › Forums › Components › Mice › In the market for a new mouse!