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I have tried 5 high end $100+ gaming mice and I hated all of them accept for one, it's called the SteelSeries Sensei, with the SteelSeries 9HD Pro mouse pad, THE BEST!

Everyone says the Sensei is perfect.. maybe I should just wait for a few more months.
post #12 of 36
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Arghh.. So tempted to buy it, I just love how it looks!
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The G500 is a pretty good mouse, I also tried the RAT 5 but the G500 was a lot better in my opinion. Still the tilt wheel on the G500 makes it less suitable for gaming as many people uses the click wheel and its likely that you tilt the wheel instead of clicking it specially when you try to perform fast commands.

Sensei is pretty good, I wouldn't use it on a 9HD surface since its a skate killer, it will eat your skates in no time, specially if they're teflon. The sensei still performs pretty well on cloth surfaces and that way your skates will last much longer.
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I guess I'm gonna buy it and I will return it if I had any issues, will wait for the Sensei then.
post #15 of 36
I've owned three mice with the philips twineye, two of them being Razer products.

The steelseries sensei has the same amount of z axis distortion as the twineyes, and so do most mice I know of. This is in normal use and in me trying to lift it up. Those people are either EXAGGERATING IT, haven't turned off acceleration so it looks worse (while they're in motion) or genuinely got bad sensors (not that likely as it would act up in other ways).

There is no point torturing yourself with a generic mouse, I cannot use them anymore personally, so I would recommend getting the G500. Furthermore, I assume in your area Logitech is much more common than the Rat mouse so you'll have more options in locations to buy, they're probably even available in big department stores' electronic sections.

Therefor you should have (at least) a 6 month warranty which is valid (the mouse offers more but the laws in most countries is the store has to offer a warranty) if you buy it from a big department store or a reputable seller who has a warranty system.

Therefor in the OFF chance you get a faulty mouse/sensor you can return it.

Random useless bs:

IMO the rat mouse is also very comfortable and has lots of customization but it is seriously uneeded. Most mice are exactly in the acceptable weight range and you adjust to them anyway. A LIGHT mouse with terrible grip points compared to what you're used to using/doing with different angles and shapes may be harder/require more force than a heavy mouse perfectly contoured to you. these are extremes and most mice are tailored to this.

An example is my third "gaming" mouse (when I got into pc gaming) was the mamba followed by me trying the orochi then moving to a roccat kone, steelseries WAW mouse and finally my steelseries sensei, the orochi was HEAVY for it's size. however it was small and the gloss is grippy, more grippy than the rubber sides of my light sensei, so they require about the same force but in different locations.

During my mouse switches within two days I got "used to it" through extreme changes and now, using my sensei for a week, I'd say I am 90% back to my aiming skills in BF:3 with my previous mouse, however in a more comfortable palm grip (imo fingertip is great and all but tires me >2.5 hours straight late night school days biggrin.gif) so changing mice won't be a problem if you don't like it.

/Random useless bs:

Now, since you said the price isn't an issue, I'm sure if you genuinely hated the mouse for whatever reason or if it was faulty and for some reason you don't have a repair/replace claim you can replace it easier. This is more so with the cheaper and more available g500! You can do so with great choice in Christmas time, or you can setup an aramex account like me or even switch up mice.

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I guess I'm gonna buy it and I will return it if I had any issues, will wait for the Sensei then.

Why do you have to wait?
The sensie is just amazing, I had mamba, RAT 9, Roccat Kone[+], and other cheap mice, they all didnt suit me, the rat 9 just died and had so many issues, mamba was really bad so I returned it, all I have now is the roccat which I gave to my brother and the sensei which I use all day, if anything happened to this sensei, I'll get another one! I would never change to any other mouse, it's just perfect.
I know many professional StarCraft 2 pro gamers who use the sensie with the 9HD Pro like EGIdrA and they use it like 10 hours + of gaming a day and nothing happens to it and it only costs $100.
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Alrighty then, leaning towards G500 now, I rarely lift-off my mouse while playing, but it was just something to keep in mind. Both mice got 6 months warranty, I'm sure I will be impressed by either since I've never really owned a good mouse before. More posts appreciated, any feedback welcome until tomorrow. tongue.gif
post #18 of 36
I use the R.A.T. 7 and I love it! never had a problem with it and I have big hands and I am able to make it fit which is excellent because of the adjustable thumb rest and the pinky rest I would highly recommend it
    
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post #19 of 36
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Why do you have to wait?
The sensie is just amazing, I had mamba, RAT 9, Roccat Kone[+], and other cheap mice, they all didnt suit me, the rat 9 just died and had so many issues, mamba was really bad so I returned it, all I have now is the roccat which I gave to my brother and the sensei which I use all day, if anything happened to this sensei, I'll get another one! I would never change to any other mouse, it's just perfect.
I know many professional StarCraft 2 pro gamers who use the sensie with the 9HD Pro like EGIdrA and they use it like 10 hours + of gaming a day and nothing happens to it and it only costs $100.

Stated in the OP, it's not sold anywhere in Egypt and I'm not willing to pay $50 for shipping. Bahh I hate my country.
post #20 of 36
I have had the R.A.T. 7 for 8 months now and I am replacing it soon, when you get it, it feels absolutely solid, but after a while you start to notice some of its flaws such as:

  • Palm rest wobbles if moved to the back notches
  • Thumb rest will move if enough pressure is applied, no matter how much you tighten the screw
  • Depending on how you position various parts of mouse, it may have a slight wobble on the bottom right/ top right corners of the mouse
  • Side scroll wheel supported by very few things (in my experience)

It's not an intrinsically bad mouse, the build quality is generally very good, but the cost of making it highly customisable means it develops little flaws after a while of usage.
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