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Ambidextrous mice with Logitech M100 shape?

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I have maybe a few hundred dollars in gaming mice sitting on my desk here in front of me. Some good, some bad. One of my hard-learned lessons has been that, for competitive RTS play, mouse shape is vastly more important to me than the sensor. Case-in-point would be the $15 Logitech M100 I picked up as a replacement for a mouse at work. I'll be damned if it isn't the most perfect shape I've used yet.

'course the innards are a bit garbage. The Kaihua microswitches in this mouse feel stiff compared to the Omron switches I'm used to, and start to hurt my fingers after extended use. I might be able to live with the optics of this mouse, but I'd have to replace the switches and feet for a more long-term solution. Running it at 500hz has improved it dramatically for me, but there's some difference in feeling compared to my purpose-built gaming mice. I'd love to find something with a comparable shape, and some better internals. The 1000 DPI is just fine for my purposes, which means some of the legacy mice available on the secondary market are an option. I'm going to see about obtaining a Logitech G1 from ebay. I've also heard good things about the ergonomics of the Zowie Mico - I've never used a LMO, so I have no personal reference for this.

Shapes I've tried thusfar, along with my personal experiences:

SS Kinzu: The back of the mouse is too short. Although the apex is the same height as my M100, the spline towards the back is much more aggressive, leaving me with much less surface in contact with my hand.

SS Kana: Not bad. I get some cramping in my hand after an hour or two, so this could be very slightly too wide for me.

SS Sensei: Way too wide, or just big in general, for my hand. No joke, my hand cramps just placing it on this #($*$ mouse.

All of the SteelSeries ambidextrous mice seem to share this trait, where the spline along the back accelerates very fast, leaving me with nothing in contact with the lower part of my palm.

Razer Abyssus: Otherwise nice shape, but those awful, awful draft angles on the side of the mouse bite into my fingers.

Razer DeathAdder: Comfortable... as long as I'm not actually trying to move the mouse around... I find it extremely difficult to get any sense of precison with this mouse. The lack of good contact points for my thumb and pinky make it very difficult for me to get precise lateral movement without applying force normal to the top surfaces, and squeezing harder than I should have to between my thumb and pinky.

Logitech G400: My idea of an ergonomic gaming mouse. Although it fits my hand very well, I'm finding it too heavy to use for rapid and precise mouse placement - there's just too much inertia. I don't think there's a ballast, so there may be no way to lighten it.

CM Spawn: Fits my hand well, with no obvious cramping. Over time it seems to force my fingers into an extreme claw-style where I'm clicking with the tip of my finger instead of the pad, leading to lots of pain along the proximal phalanges of my mouse fingers. I'm still experimenting with grips for this mouse.
Edited by cartoonfoxes - 11/29/12 at 9:49pm
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This: http://www.esreality.com/post/2173191/new-gaming-mouse-development/

Or you could try the CM storm Recon or the Zowie AM. The AM is quite narrow, something you might like. Hard buttons though.
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BST's mouse? I've been following it for ages, but it seems to be anyone's guess when it will actually be available.
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does the m100 have prediction?

how does it do in enotus mouse test?
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What about a G100? It's pretty good at 1000 dpi, but I would remove the weight on the inside of the mouse. It's pretty much the excact same shape.
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