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post #11 of 31
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Originally Posted by WarningHPB View Post

why not just take it back and get another? failing that go for the logitech G400
I did this after 5 deathadder 3.5

Seriously, it was great when it worked. The drivers would either stop detecting, it would constantly reset its automatic power down, and ones right mouse button did not work.

For all the praise that it gets (when they work correctly) the downside was far too great. I used an mx518 for around 3-4 years before that, and my only issue with it was that it was smooth, so I sanded it a little every couple months to give grip, which eventually sanded through. After the deathadder debacle I went through, the g400 had just come out, which was basically the exact same thing as the 518 with matte finish. Couldnt have asked for a better mouse for my uses.
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post #12 of 31
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It's not cheap tho. Maybe those Mionix mouse ?

You get what you pay for...
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post #13 of 31
Unlucky. My Deathadder lasted for 2 years until I broke it myself by throwing it.
post #14 of 31
Mine broke 2 days after warranty expired.. And they wont even take it for RMA frown.gif
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post #15 of 31
Not surprised about that. Razors build quality is not the best . I don't think I can ever go back to a Razor mouse, let alone even a mouse pad by them.
post #16 of 31
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You get what you pay for...

Not always.. but that comes with a fair understanding of the market, its OEM's, and specific hardware. Quite easy to look past the branding once you understand cost of materials and what factory they come from. (Also doesn't mean "good" factories cant product cheap products.)

PS: I'll agree that the deathadders tooling or rather shell isn't amazingly structured.
Edited by Skylit - 5/6/12 at 11:46am
post #17 of 31
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Not always.. but that comes with a fair understanding of the market, its OEM's, and specific hardware. Quite easy to look past the branding once you understand cost of materials and what factory they come from. (Also doesn't mean "good" factories cant product cheap products.)
PS: I'll agree that the deathadders tooling or rather shell isn't amazingly structured.

Point taken, people who buy razer products for example don't get what they pay for and they pay too much. Apple is another good example of this.
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post #18 of 31
Depends on the view point.

I don't see it that way, but the same thing could be said about many other companies. Just have to shift the focus from external tooling design to internals and or firmware quality smile.gif
Edited by Skylit - 5/6/12 at 2:33pm
post #19 of 31
I don't see why companies can't start putting optical sensors in high quality bodies like you find in my Xai.

As good as people claim the these sensors are, the build quality has never impressed me for mice like the Deathadder, the MX518 or the G400.

If only the Kinzu had side buttons.
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post #20 of 31
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I don't see why companies can't start putting optical sensors in high quality bodies like you find in my Xai.
As good as people claim the these sensors are, the build quality has never impressed me for mice like the Deathadder, the MX518 or the G400.
If only the Kinzu had side buttons.

It's somewhat ironic isn't it? It seems all the companies that produce mice are so narrow focused on one particular aspect that they forget even the basics of every other aspect.

Of course, If you were to ask me, I'd say it;s all on purpose. If for instance the deathadder had better QC and a better designed internal physical structure, they would never be able to convince anyone to "upgrade" to their newer mice. They WANT the things to break, glitch out, be inconsistent, or otherwise become enough of a bother that you eventually replace them and give the company more money.

At the end of the day, the best thing you can do is to create something yourself. Pick something you like and modify it until the flaws are as compensated for as possible.
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