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Gaming mouse lighter than RAT 7? Similar style?

post #1 of 13
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-Thread Updated 4/23-

Hey everyone, I'm considering selling my RAT 7 and getting a new mouse, any recommendations would be great!

Preferences:
- lighter than a RAT 7
- has a thumb-tray/thumb-rest
- must be good for palm gripper, nothing too small like the G9x
- don't need an MMO edition of a mouse, primarily for FPS gaming

DPI adjustment, swappable components/weights are not required either
Edited by mingqi53 - 4/23/12 at 9:33pm
post #2 of 13
I was just about to post on here about upgrading or swapping over from my R.A.T. 9 wireless. I love it to death, fits perfectly in my hand. But the lack of driver support and a drifting problem has made me consider changing over. Same requirements. Nothing to small, and adjustable weights.
post #3 of 13
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Originally Posted by Kazumi View Post

I was just about to post on here about upgrading or swapping over from my R.A.T. 9 wireless. I love it to death, fits perfectly in my hand. But the lack of driver support and a drifting problem has made me consider changing over. Same requirements. Nothing to small, and adjustable weights.

I think the only thing that is making me consider selling my RAT 7 is the high sensitivity of the sensor. However this is partly my fault since I don't use a mousepad, but in this dusty house, dust really likes to trip up the sensor. Have to give my mouse an occasional shake when gaming to dislodge the dust and keep moving.

I love the feel of it too, but ever since BF3 required sniper rifles to be steadied, I don't use my precision aim button as much. In BC2, that button was a lifesaver for sniping.

Not sure if driver related or not, but my side scroll wheel hasn't worked after day 1..
post #4 of 13
- DPI adjustment is nice but not required
- swappable components or weights are not required either
- must be good for palm gripper, nothing too small
- "clicky"-type of scroll wheel
- don't need an MMO edition of a mouse, primarily for FPS gaming

Sounds like a g9x to me.

EDIT: If you have smaller hands.
post #5 of 13
To small, I've had one of those, still stuffed in a box. In-fact I upgraded from that to my RAT9..haha
post #6 of 13
Doesn't the RAT have all of those things? blinksmiley.gif
post #7 of 13
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Originally Posted by omega17 View Post

Doesn't the RAT have all of those things? blinksmiley.gif

It does, but if I sell it / when the clicker goes dead I want to know what other mice are in the market that I can get. Don't want to be stuck with a RAT all my life and not know what other mice are out there
post #8 of 13
I still stand by my G5 as one of the best and most reliable mice out there. I've been bashing on mine for about 5 years now, and it still looks and works the same as it ever did. That's pretty impressive IMO. Paint has not worn through, or shown any signs of wear at all, clicky scroll wheel, nice buttons, tracks nicely. Feels quality in my hands. It doesn't have a thumb tray per say, but it does have a very comfortable groove that acts nearly the same way, and I find it very comfortable.
post #9 of 13
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Originally Posted by mingqi53 View Post

It does, but if I sell it / when the clicker goes dead I want to know what other mice are in the market that I can get. Don't want to be stuck with a RAT all my life and not know what other mice are out there

I like very much the Corsair M60, it's my main mouse now (and I've tried quite a few like the RAT5, G500, Orochi, etc)
Many say it looks like the RAT, but it's TOTALLY different (well, the aluminum body is the only common point).
The Corsair has a typical palmgrip shape with it's max height in the mid-back, while the RAT has its max height in the total back. Plus, the M60 has a much better sensor (in hard surfaces you won't notice acceleration at all).
It is the best 4000< cpi mice I've used, very low LOD. the sniper button is a winner (much better than the small one on the RAT), the glides are amazing, the wheel is perfect... The only con is the buggy software. The thumb rest is actually very comfortable, you should definetively try this mouse.
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post #10 of 13
When you talk buggy software. What do you define as that? For instance the RAT9 has a drifting issue when working on the desktop. But in-game it does not drift at all. Is it something like that? Or just a poor ability to programe with it's own software?
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