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I have a Sidewinder X8,which I was never really satisfied with because it isn't comfortable for me to hold,also the charger no longer works,and
the scroll wheel doesn't click anymore resulting in accidentally switching weapons in game.
I stick with the 1,000 DPI setting,and only change to 4,000DPI when in a tank.

I guess i have somewhat in between a palm and a claw grip,or perhaps a Sidewinder made for palm gripping is too large for me?
I'm aware that logitech mice are generally great mice,the 2 that look good to me as far as price and not having too many buttons are the G400 and G500. If going with a Logitech mouse what should i choose,laser or optical?
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I think my grip is quite similar to what you describe. I use a SideWinder X8 as my primary mouse (on my home PC) and I absolutely love it.
However for my work laptop I use a Razer Lachesis (seems ecessive I know but a work make was selling it for $50 so I thought why not, may as well have a comfy work mouse and a great backup) and I love the hell out of this mouse too.
I've used it at LANs when it was just easier to take than my SideWinder and it's been great, I'd suggest looking into it.

Although with any mouse purchase it's great to be able to get a hands-on test with it first to see if it truly is what you're after, if anyone you know has one that you can test that's always a bonus.
    
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G400.
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post #4 of 8
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Originally Posted by Socko1965 View Post

G400.
Why the G400? Are there issues with G500 sensor?
Quote:
Originally Posted by jtickner1 View Post

I think my grip is quite similar to what you describe. I use a SideWinder X8 as my primary mouse (on my home PC) and I absolutely love it.
However for my work laptop I use a Razer Lachesis (seems ecessive I know but a work make was selling it for $50 so I thought why not, may as well have a comfy work mouse and a great backup) and I love the hell out of this mouse too.
I've used it at LANs when it was just easier to take than my SideWinder and it's been great, I'd suggest looking into it.
Although with any mouse purchase it's great to be able to get a hands-on test with it first to see if it truly is what you're after, if anyone you know has one that you can test that's always a bonus.
If I hold the Sidewinder X8 with my middle finger on the scroll wheel with my ring finger on the right click,and rest my pinky finger on the right side thing,it isn't too bad if i keep my middle finger off the scroll wheel (I have a habit of resting it there with that particular mouse),though the ergonomics of it still feel weird to me even though I've had it for at least 4-5 months. The wireless feature is nice but I don't really mind wired mice.
The only actual gaming mice I can buy and try out around me (bestbuy) so I don't have to pay for return shipping are a G400,G500,or a Razer Deathadder.
Edited by Heavy MG - 3/15/12 at 5:48pm
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Ah right I see. I don't hold my mouse with my fingers like, I find it incredibly uncomfortable on any mouse, pointer and middle finger on the left and right click buttons for me! thumb.gif
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Heavy MG View Post

I have a Sidewinder X8,which I was never really satisfied with because it isn't comfortable for me to hold,also the charger no longer works,and
the scroll wheel doesn't click anymore resulting in accidentally switching weapons in game.
I stick with the 1,000 DPI setting,and only change to 4,000DPI when in a tank.
I guess i have somewhat in between a palm and a claw grip,or perhaps a Sidewinder made for palm gripping is too large for me?
I'm aware that logitech mice are generally great mice,the 2 that look good to me as far as price and not having too many buttons are the G400 and G500. If going with a Logitech mouse what should i choose,laser or optical?
IMO these mice are better suited for palm grippers like your x8. You might try a g9x if you really want logitech but may also consider a CM Spawn, SteelSeries Xai, Zowie EC2/AM/Mico or a Naos 5000, at least those are my preferences as a fingertip/claw gripper. If you have a tendency to put your middle-finger on the wheel I'd thrown in the Corsair M60 and probably at the top of the list, but if you don't I'd ignore it.

Go optical over laser for precision/gaming, otherwise it doesn't matter much.

Best solution though: go to a store and try it out.
Edited by claes - 3/16/12 at 2:48am
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IMO these mice are better suited for palm grippers like your x8. You might try a g9x if you really want logitech but may also consider a CM Spawn, SteelSeries Xai, Zowie EC2/AM/Mico or a Naos 5000, at least those are my preferences as a fingertip/palm gripper. If you have a tendency to put your middle-finger on the wheel I'd thrown in the Corsair M60 and probably at the top of the list, but if you don't I'd ignore it.
Go optical over laser for precision/gaming, otherwise it doesn't matter much.
Best solution though: go to a store and try it out.

I had actually considered the M60 as well,metal frame,adjustable weights like the G500,and it doesn't cost much more than a G500,unless you buy it from newegg,lol $5.99 to ship a mouse? Too bad I didn't grab one while it was on sale.
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Yeah, I owned that mouse for awhile and loved everything about it but it just never felt comfortable as a fingertip/claw mouse. Either have to have huge hands (mine are 8"), keep your middle finger on the scroll wheel (kind of have to as it's so stiff!) or palm it. That said, it's a beautiful, modest, well designed tank.
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