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What's a good mouse these days?

I'm not necessarily in the market for a gaming mouse (although I do play games, i'm not hardcore). From what I've seen people prefer wired to wireless gaming mice because of latency? I would have thought the drag from the mouse's cable would be more disruptive.

Anyway, at minimum I'd like it wireless (and I assume they're all optical now), with good battery life. Possibly a recharge stand (not had a rechargable wireless mouse before, don't know if there are any issues with them). The more buttons the better as long as you can't accidentally click on them--I especially want the side buttons that act as back and forward when browsing. I assume opticals work on most surfaces without a mouse pad? Beyond that I don't think I have any requirements and I can't really test for comfort unless I go into a store, and the cheaper the better... although I am curious to know what bells-and-whistles are out there.

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I use the Logitech G700 which can be wireless or wired. It has great software and plenty of buttons for most people which can be custom set to do what you want. As wireless, you can set the polling rate to 1000hz so you don't get any noticeable lag. It works best with hard mouse mats though. Also, it doesn't get any better than Logitech support.
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I've got the razr mamba 2012 and love it, best mouse I've ever had. Comfortable, looks sweet, charging stand, battery pretty good.

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Logitech G400.
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Thanks for the suggestions. I had a feeling people might just post the mouse they own, though... maybe I need to find a website that reviews mice... i'll still look at the products mentioned though.
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Hi, I like the cyborg because of how customizable it is. Aside from that I have owned and used a G7 since it came out which was around 2005. It does not have a low power mode and does not shut off the sensor because of inactivity while gaming. Because it doesn't have those power saving features it comes with swappable batteries and a battery charger. When the battery goes dead you eject it grab the fresh one out the charger and slide it into the mouse.

You can find a G7 on ebay from time to time. I just traded mine for some stuff on this website to another member. So now I am using my G9 that I have had since it came out which I think was 2008. I am happy with the G9.

If I where in the market for a new mouse I would probably buy one of the wireless mice that have the option of being wired. I probably would not go Logitech again. Most likely Razr or I think one of the Cyborg's is made that way as well.

Another awesome mouse IMO and is a great value is Mionix brand.

I do recommend you buy from somewhere you can return easily so either a real store or amazon because if you buy a mouse and don't like it you don't want to be stuck with it.
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Zowie AM-GS. Great sensor (no acceleration issues, no prediction, good tracking speeds, no jitter issues), i personally really like the shape and the weight is ok, could be a bit lower (weighs 88 grams). Only downside as i see it is that they come in varying build quality, sometimes the sensor lense is angled a bit to either side (as in, its not completely straight) and sometimes a part scrape into the mousepad after the mousefeet have been worn down a bit (EDIT: actually, i dont think this is a common issue with the AM:s, the 2 i got that had this issue were from the same batch). I can say this after having tried at least 4 differens AM / AM-GS. The part scraping into the the mousepad i rasp away, if the sensor lense is angled too much to either side i return it for another one, but honestly i think it has no real impact at all, its just me being paranoid that it possibly could mess with my aim.

The AM-GS has glossy sides and the AM has "rubberized", glossy is the classic material most mice use, it gives better grip, the idea with "rubberized" is that it will prevent the mouse getting wet if you swet a lot, so if you swet a lot i guess it gives better grip.
Edited by MacroZerg - 11/8/12 at 3:51pm
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Zowie AM-GS. Great sensor (no acceleration issues, no prediction, good tracking speeds, no jitter issues), i personally really like the shape and the weight is ok, could be a bit lower (weighs 88 grams). Only downside as i see it is that they come in varying build quality, sometimes the sensor lense is angled a bit to either side (as in, its not completely straight) and sometimes a part scrape into the mousepad after some usage. I can say this after having tried at least 4 differens AM / AM-GS. The part scraping into the the mousepad i rasp away, if the sensor lense is angled too much to either side i return it for another one, but honestly i think it has no real impact at all, its just me being paranoid that it possibly could mess with my aim.
The AM-GS has glossy sides and the AM has "rubberized", glossy is the classic material most mice use, it gives better grip, the idea with "rubberized" is that it will prevent the mouse getting wet if you swet a lot, so if you swet a lot i guess it gives better grip.

Maybe not your intention, but you made a strong argument against that mouse...
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Hows about this, Logitech G700
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Maybe not your intention, but you made a strong argument against that mouse...

I disagree. I can buy me making somewhat of a case against it if you really prioritise certain things highly, but a strong one? no.

Most mice have these type of issues (like the sensor lense not being 100% straight, some small build quality defect making the mouse make a tiny sound when you put heavy pressure on it, etc). Choosing your mouse you will always need to compromise, id take having to rasp of a small piece from the bottom (its tiny, and gone in a few strokes with the rasp) over having to use a sensor with some abillity i dont want or over having to compromise about the shape every time.

EDIT. Actually if u get one that has this little plastic thingy scraping into the mousepad after the feet has been worn down a bit just replace it for a new one, they are not all like that and when i think about it the 2 i got that had that issue were from the same batch. Same if you think the sensor isnt as straight as u wish, but i dont think most people even notice if their sensor isnt perfectly straight, and once ive looked at other mice i have noticed that their sensors havnt been perfectly straight all of the time either, so mb its stupid of me to even bring this up.
Edited by MacroZerg - 11/8/12 at 3:50pm
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