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will do. eagerly awaiting updated review. some of my primary concerns are programming key press to buttons w/o 1st making it into a macro. and how does the mouse behave with multiple repeatable macros running at the same time.(with different repeat timing for various short duration buffs)
edit: ok looks like they addressed the remapping key press to button issue. however, until extensive testing, all that is just "theory" biggrin.gif dont want to lose all my configs mid game from pressing multiple buttons or something biggrin.gif

I will hopefully get around to it this weekend. Will send you a PM when I update it.
post #12 of 18
Nice review. I'm currently using the G5 and I have all the heavy weights onboard...I like heavy mice, so I'm glad this is a heavy mouse. I'm glad you like the scroll wheel, because I've read another review where they didn't like it...something about being too loose. I've been having issues with SetPoint and Win7 64bit lately and have been looking for a new mouse. I really like the concept of the M60, but it has two buttons less than my G5, and that's a deal breaker. The mouse out there right now that seems to be a perfect match for my needs is the G700, but it's more than I want to pay for a mouse at this time, and there is a lot of complaining at the Logitech forums about it still being stuck on SetPoint software.

Have you had a chance to check out the newer software? One thing that caught my attention in your review is your reference to not being able to set the sprint key. I normally always set my sprint key to Q, so do you mean that you can't program one of the thumb buttons to Q? Right now on my G5 I have my reload funtion (R) set to left scroll wheel, do you mean that I won't be able to set R to one of my thumb buttons?
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post #13 of 18
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Sorry for the long wait on the software update. Things have been kind of hectic lately. Send some PM's to give the people that expressed some interest in the thread as a heads up.

One of the positive things about the new software that some of the bugs I encountered previously have been ironed out. I cannot guarantee that everything works perfectly now, but at least the basic functionality now works out of the box without needing any complicated workarounds.

Other than fixing bugs, they also seem to have added some much needed functionality. One of them is the "keystroke" option, which you can now find under the "button options". What this allows you to do is use the buttons just like you would a button on the keyboard. Until now, my buttons on the m90 were simple "push and release button X" macro's. Now however, they can mimic a normal keystroke. Meaning that that the keystroke is held as long as I push down the button. This is extremely useful since this is a functionality often used in games as well as software. I have not used them in games a lot (unfortunately I have not had the time), but outside of games they worked as you would expect. Will try it ingame, as all my buttons in my "gaming" profile have now been changed to "keystrokes" rather than macros. Give me a couple more days and i will have some definitive feedback in how this performs ingame.

That said, I still dislike that the software is not all that intuitive. It has a bunch of cool options and (imo) looks really good, but the user interface is not all that straightforward. Here is an example: An important feature of the mouse is the ability to save profiles to the M90 itself. Instead of having a button or option somewhere clearly visible in the user interface, you are required to figure out that when you go to the "profile" tab, you need to double click on the little circles that indicate the number of lights on the m90 (the bright blue dots in the first picture of the review) that are associated with each profile. It is almost like the functionality is hidden in the UI on purpose as some sort of cruel joke.

Overall however, the software now seems to work without any obvious bugs and finally has all the basic functionality that you would expect from a mouse like this. The lack of a "keystroke" option, was a big problem (in my opinion) for a gaming mouse to have, and probably a deal breaker for some people. Fortunately, this seems to be resolved (further testing is required and I will get back to you on that).

EDIT: It is perhaps also worth mentioning that overtime, I think I have gotten more used to the extra buttons on the M90. I played the Guild Wars 2 beta again, and this time actually just used all buttons. With the proper muscle memory, and sufficiently large hands, I think the layout of the buttons is pretty good. I am more positive about it now than I was before. Though it is a personal thing, i can now definitely say I prefer the button shape and placement to that of (for example) the Razer Naga. The buttons are still too hard to push, though I no longer really notice it and they work fine, this is an issue with the mouse in my opinion. Once your hand learns the force necessary and proper angle to push the buttons this becomes less of an issue overtime, but never quite disappears.
Edited by kazuyamishima - 8/10/12 at 1:59am
post #14 of 18
TYVM for your time and effort smile.gif I ended up buying the logitech G600, but they too are running into some software issues. the mouse itself is also pretty hard to get used to due to the ring finger button they put on the mouse. I think it's a good mouse, but I'm still considering buying the M90 since i definitely like the shape of it better.
post #15 of 18
Fantastic review. It answered all the questions I had about the mouse and more. And it helped make up my mind: I'm definitely buying this mouse. Can't wait smile.gif
post #16 of 18
Def good review +rep.
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post #17 of 18
Good job on the review, it was good read. +rep thumb.gif
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Indeed, and thanks for the bump. Hopefully they've fixed most of the issues with the new M95. If not, then the Logitech mmo mouse would be the only logical choice, unless people want to venture out to the Philips Twin Isles. It's just too bad they didn't get the length/size/weight and button placement of this mouse right.
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