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I've been on the hunt for the perfect mouse for a long time. I've bought many mice and while each one has something that I like, they also have something that I dislike. Currently, I find myself switching between my Deathadder and my Zowie Evo EC2 every few days. Maybe you guys can help me find it?

What I like about my Deathadder; the omron switches are very responsive and feel nice to click - probably my favorite part about the mouse.
What I dislike about it: it's way too large and heavy for my relatively small hands, the sides have no grips so it becomes very slippery, and it has a very large lift-off distance. Has some negative acceleration @ 450 DPI. If I use a higher DPI and lower the sensitivity in the driver software, then pixel skipping occurs.

What I like about my Zowie Evo EC2 is that the mouse is almost the perfect shape and size, it has a very small lift-off distance, it has a nice texture that makes it easy to grip, and is not too heavy.
What I dislike about it: Clicking requires quite a bit of force and my index finger hurts REALLY badly if I play SC2 for more than a couple hours, and it has a strange build defect where the laser light shines through a gap between the body and the scroll wheel which reflects off of my monitor and shines directly into my eye.

So basically, both have severe flaws (for me).

Some more info:

Grip style: Fingertip.

Sensitivity: 400-600 dpi.

Any negative/positive accel is a dealbreaker. Same with angle-snapping. One thing that I have discovered that I very strongly dislike are Huano switches - they cause fatigue in my finger after long sessions. Omron switches feel the most comfortable to me. Also, I strongly prefer using large cloth pads, particularly the QCK+, so it's important that the mouse doesn't jitter on cloth pads. Also, weight is pretty important.

I play on really low sensitivity in all games, so anything that weighs more than 90 grams is a pain. Lastly, I have pretty small hands and use the fingertip grip, so I need something pretty small. The Zowie Evo's shape is pretty spot on, but something even smaller (slightly) would be ideal. Also, rubber coating is nice.

Mice I have ruled out:
-Anything made by Zowie (they all use Huano switches)
-CM Storm Spawn (lowest DPI is 800 and has major problems at that DPI)

Thanks for reading.
Edited by MeatFlute - 10/6/12 at 9:09am
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Wireless : R.A.T. 9.
With wire : RAT 7

For me , the best mouse i ever had!
Great response , great feel , fully costumisable...
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From all the mice I've owned I always thought the Logitech MX 518 (in sig) was a great mouse.
 
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I really enjoy my G700 and MX Performance.
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Bring back the Logitech mx310 damnit. An updated version would fit your requirements perfectly.
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I own the CM Storm Inferno, it has high DPI, great software, an affordable price, and it is very easy on the hands when gaming. Check it out!
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I can recommend the Microsoft WMO. It's a 400 dpi fingertip grip mouse and the weight doesn't exceed 90g. The grip is amazing because the sides slope inwards so you can easily lift and maneuver he mouse. Compared to my zowie AM and g500, it is far superior. Just make sure you learn how to overclock the polling rate to 500hz or else there is some negative acceleration at fairly low speeds. And btw, it's cheap wink.gif

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The Razer Abyssus is a pretty solid fingertip mouse, but some samples have jitter and some samples doesn't
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Originally Posted by MeatFlute View Post

Some more info:
Grip style: Fingertip.
Sensitivity: 400-600 dpi.
Any negative/positive accel is a dealbreaker. Same with angle-snapping. One thing that I have discovered that I very strongly dislike are Huano switches - they cause fatigue in my finger after long sessions. Omron switches feel the most comfortable to me. Also, I strongly prefer using large cloth pads, particularly the QCK+, so it's important that the mouse doesn't jitter on cloth pads. Also, weight is pretty important.
I play on really low sensitivity in all games, so anything that weight more than 90 grams is a pain. Lastly, I have pretty small hands and use the fingertip grip, so I need something pretty small. The Zowie Evo's shape is pretty spot on, but something even smaller (slightly) would be ideal. Also, rubber coating is nice.
Thanks for reading.

Roccat Savu - I don't find +/- acceleration at 400DPI, shape size and weight (90g) suitable for fingertip grip, omron switch that is nice to click, "sand paper" side for firm grip and rubberized top for comfort, no angle-snapping, doesn't jitter on cloth pad at anything 1600DPI or below...

Reason of recommendation: Used it extensively myself.

Other good mice that could suit your needs - Abyssus, Kinzu v2 (these if you don't need side buttons), Recon... or the WMO as suggested above tongue.gif
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Thanks for the replies. I've been looking into all of the mice suggested so far and the Abyssus seems like the closest match for me (I'm still doing some more research before pulling the trigger, though). I'm a bit worried that I might get jitter if I use it on a cloth pad. I need to replace my QCK+ anyway, so does anyone know of a cloth pad that the Abyssus works flawlessly on?
Edited by MeatFlute - 10/4/12 at 12:15pm
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