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First Post, gotta say, the stuff you have on this forum is excellent. Really helpful for finding a good mouse.

Anyways, I'm looking to get a new mouse, here's some stuff I want.

1. What's your grip style?

Palm, but I also have relatively small hands, so smaller mice that may not work as palm for most will probably be great for me.

2. What's your sensitivity?

Right now, on my Razer Lachesis, I have it set at 1500 dpi. It works for me, but in the past I have also used lower dpi's. so generally i'm 800-1500 (or 1600) dpi

3. What's your maximum budget?

$50

4. Do you want additional buttons?

i wouldn't mind extra buttons, but it is not something i really use

5. What games do you play?

all kinds smile.gif

6. Do you mind about prediction?

Do NOT want prediction

Here's the deal. I'm looking for a mouse with near perfect tracking (the best really). in fact, thats the primary think I'm going for. I thought it would be easy to find, but the more I look its seems that every good mouse has some issue. I would prefer a relatively simple but comfortable mouse.

Right now, I'm kinda deciding between a deathadder and a kinzu v2 or kana. I really really want to like and get the kana or kinzu. I like how simple they are and I hear the build quality is good. However, the thread on the topic says they both have relatively low malfunction speeds. How game breaking is that? Would most people notice it? Any practical examples? and what would you advice between kinzu and kana, I guess that as far as tracking goes, the kinzu is good because it has actual 1600 dpi, but lower malfuntion speed. The kana only has real dpi up to 800, but it has a higher malfunction speed. also the differances in switches and feet are not hugely important to me.

i rarely hear complaints about the deathadder's tracking so i'm seriously consider that as well...

anyways, between my choices what do you think? any other suggestions? When it comes down to it, i just want the best tracking sub $50 mouse. there's gotta be something that'll work right?
post #2 of 45
Depending on how small your hands are, i would not recomment the deathadder, its a fairly large mouse

Maybe the G400 v2, Or Zowie EC2 eVo
I cant comment on the kinzu and kana though
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Steelseries XAI. Logitech G series.

You find either on sale pretty much every month. Don't skimp on your mouse!
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Originally Posted by Axaion View Post

Depending on how small your hands are, i would not recomment the deathadder, its a fairly large mouse
Maybe the G400 v2, Or Zowie EC2 eVo
I cant comment on the kinzu and kana though

Well I currently use the lachesis, and it fits quite well. I actually really like it, except that the sensor screws up quite a bit. I think that the deathadder and lachesis are relatively the same size, so it would probably fit my hand.

I would actually really like zowie ec2. In fact, it seems about perfect for me. The problem is the price. I haven't seen it below $60. Have you guys found it anywhere for cheaper? I'd actually like some more thoughts on this mouse. If it really will be the perfect mouse for me and last a very long time, I may just wait a bit longer to save up some more money.

The G400 is another one i've looked it. if the tracking is good on it, i'll defiantly consider. its a cheap simple mouse. i don't really like how it looks, but it could work for me.
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Steelseries XAI. Logitech G series.
You find either on sale pretty much every month. Don't skimp on your mouse!

Do you think if i'm patient i'll have a good chance of getting a xai for under $50?
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Well I currently use the lachesis, and it fits quite well. I actually really like it, except that the sensor screws up quite a bit. I think that the deathadder and lachesis are relatively the same size, so it would probably fit my hand.
I would actually really like zowie ec2. In fact, it seems about perfect for me. The problem is the price. I haven't seen it below $60. Have you guys found it anywhere for cheaper? I'd actually like some more thoughts on this mouse. If it really will be the perfect mouse for me and last a very long time, I may just wait a bit longer to save up some more money.
The G400 is another one i've looked it. if the tracking is good on it, i'll defiantly consider. its a cheap simple mouse. i don't really like how it looks, but it could work for me.

If youre getting the EC2, wait for the EC2 eVo to get out in your area, its basicly the EC2 with the Zowie AM sensor, here in denmark the mouse is 59.99 Eu
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Oh, also, what about the steelseries ikari optical? anyone know how the tracking is one that? I've found it for some good prices, so I'm interested in what you think
post #9 of 45
The tracking on the MX518/G400 is excellent. But it has side buttons and the scroll wheel sucks. I should be getting my Kinzu v2 Pro tomorrow and I'll let you know how it is. I've heard the Kinzu v2 sensor has severe tracking issues on colored mats. But it lacks side buttons (which is a pro in my book) and has a decent scroll wheel.
    
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