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So I'm shopping around for a new mouse and I have narrowed it down to these two. I currently have an MX518 and it has been going out.

I use a Fingertip grip and play FPS games with a low sensitivity; 400-DPI. I currently use a Steelseries NP+ mouse pad

Some features I am looking for:
  • Light-weight mouse
  • No acceleration
  • No prediction
  • high polling rate

With the mice I have listed I am looking at the following PROS & CONS

G400
  • familiar design
  • 1:1 and 1000hz polling right out of the box
  • CON: heavy 133g

Kana
  • Light-weight 72g
  • 1000hz and no acceleration/prediction issues (?)
  • CON: I have heard the mouse skates are not teflon, thus does not glide smoothly

They both run around the $50 price-range. I was also considering the DeathAdder --

Opinions? Thoughts? Other mice to consider?

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1000hz and no acceleration/prediction issues (?)
Kana has prediction.
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CON: heavy 133g

Thats the weight with cable, its more like 105g.


If you want alternatives, read this: http://www.esreality.com/index.php?a=post&id=2024663
Deathadder has less keys and a different shape, if you like the shape stay with the g400, sensor is as good as G400, both are equally good.
post #3 of 8
bulls why didn't you just ask me or krnx...

but yeah, just between those two I'd go G400 easy

Abyssus is my mouse of choice but might not be acceptable if you can't deal with only 3 buttons

Zowie AM would be another option to consider
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post #4 of 8
From those two I would get the G400 as a no-brainer. I might not be the biggest fan of it, but it just butchers the Kana on most aspects you require.

Looking at other brands and focusing on your fingertip grip, you should take a look at those :

- Zowie AM
- Zowie EC2 eVo
· Both have the same sensor, AM is ambidextrous and buttons are harder to push, EC2 is more "ergonomic". They're good choices if you don't get further than 3m/s when playing.

- Razer Abyssus
· Good choice if you play on a hard mousepad or on a selection of cloth pads. If you're interested, there's a thread on ESR where they're posting which mousepads work good with it and which don't. Weights less than any other mouse on this list and probably less than any other gaming mouse, great sensor that tracks up to 5m/s on a competent surface. If you like the shape, get it.

- Roccat Savu
· Good choice if you would like a middle step between the Mx518 to lower-weight ambidextrous mice, since it's a hybrid of ergonomical (main shape is quite ambidextrous, but it has ergonomic touches like the thumb space. It's hard to explain), weights only 90gr and the sensor gets up to 4.1m/s.

- CM Storm Spawn
· Good choice if you want to go adventurous on the land of the claw grippers. Great sensor with great top perfect control speed, weights 87gr. but shape might not be for you.

I wouldn't look for many other options if you're interested on 1:1 tracking with no angle snapping or other tracking quality adulteration.
post #5 of 8
Imho at 400-500 dpi the logitech g100 is quite the perfect mouse for clawgrip and fingertip .thumb.gif
post #6 of 8
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Originally Posted by powerslave View Post

Imho at 400-500 dpi the logitech g100 is quite the perfect mouse for clawgrip and fingertip .thumb.gif

agree'd even though i switched up my sensitivity to 1000-1800dpi frown.gif
post #7 of 8
Sorry to update so old thread but, I need to know how does mouse 1/2 pressure compare on both mices? I heard kana has hard switches. Is it really hard? Something like Zowie AM?
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Sorry to update so old thread but, I need to know how does mouse 1/2 pressure compare on both mices? I heard kana has hard switches. Is it really hard? Something like Zowie AM?
Not that hard but they feel very mushy and won't last as long. It won't be too difficult if you need to change the switches on the kana later though
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