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This is going to be a direct copy/paste from my other thread in the keyboard section of the site. I will bold what pertains to the mouse.

I'm wanting to go with a new keyboard. I know that I want wired, non ergonomic, usb/headphone slots would be a plus, and I'm not too concerned with media buttons. It will be used for general typing and some light gaming. I play Diablo 3 so the wasd keys don't get used. My reason for upgrading is so I can use my current keyboard/mouse in the living room for the computer in there.

Right now I have the Microsoft Wireless Keyboard 3000 v2.0 (that's exact from the bottom) and the Microsoft Wireless Mouse 5000. So that is what I'm used to.

I'm assuming that pretty much anything will be good for me but I would like a more gaming orientated keyboard. I need to stay under $100 for the 2 together. I'm going to be cross posting this in the mice section also since it deals with a mouse too.


New section mouse related only.

I love the shape and contour of the mouse I am using now. I hate that it is wireless and I have to replace batteries. I use rechargeables but it still sucks. I want a mouse with a scroll wheel and the forward and back buttons on the side. Right now the one I'm using has back on the left and forward on the right. I would like to keep it similar to that. Don't really like the ones with them on the same side. As far as grip goes I'm more of a palm guy with a slight claw grip. I would say it's like a 65/35 split. I rest the palm on the mouse but I slightly arch my fingers. As far as DPI goes I have no clue what I am using now or anything like that. But I hate crazy sensitive, or I should say I'm not used to crazy sensitive.

TL;DR version see bolded
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Originally Posted by wetzeb View Post

This is going to be a direct copy/paste from my other thread in the keyboard section of the site. I will bold what pertains to the mouse.
I'm wanting to go with a new keyboard. I know that I want wired, non ergonomic, usb/headphone slots would be a plus, and I'm not too concerned with media buttons. It will be used for general typing and some light gaming. I play Diablo 3 so the wasd keys don't get used. My reason for upgrading is so I can use my current keyboard/mouse in the living room for the computer in there.
Right now I have the Microsoft Wireless Keyboard 3000 v2.0 (that's exact from the bottom) and the Microsoft Wireless Mouse 5000. So that is what I'm used to.
I'm assuming that pretty much anything will be good for me but I would like a more gaming orientated keyboard. I need to stay under $100 for the 2 together. I'm going to be cross posting this in the mice section also since it deals with a mouse too.
New section mouse related only.
I love the shape and contour of the mouse I am using now. I hate that it is wireless and I have to replace batteries. I use rechargeables but it still sucks. I want a mouse with a scroll wheel and the forward and back buttons on the side. Right now the one I'm using has back on the left and forward on the right. I would like to keep it similar to that. Don't really like the ones with them on the same side. As far as grip goes I'm more of a palm guy with a slight claw grip. I would say it's like a 65/35 split. I rest the palm on the mouse but I slightly arch my fingers. As far as DPI goes I have no clue what I am using now or anything like that. But I hate crazy sensitive, or I should say I'm not used to crazy sensitive.
TL;DR version see bolded



I own/owned many mices, Cyborg R.A.T., Sidewinder x8, Deathadder 3g/3.5g/BE, G400, G500, WMO, Imperator.. And I must admit that the Roccat Savu is my personal favorite. It's a small mice, but the interesting part is that you can hold it however you like. The shape is like an hybrid of the DA and G400 to me.

It's comfortable to fingertip and claw, yet you can also semi palm it, like you would with a G400 (most of your hand, except the palm, will rest on it). It also feature a small area next to the right clicker where you can rest your ring finger (the G400 feature the same thing).

The area in red is where you can rest your ring finger if you wish to palm the mice.


Tracking quality is excellent, but I find the malfunction speed to be a little low (nothing that you would reach during normal usage, mind you) on my SS 9HD.

It's also 40-50$ shipped.

All the buttons are mechanical (main clicks are omrons, rest I could not tell). The scroll wheel is also very easy to click. The side button can be clicked from above AND underneath (they feature a small dent that allow you to trigger them by raising your thumb).
Edited by splinterize - 12/5/12 at 12:10pm
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That one actually looks to have the same contour as the one I'm using. The spot you circled in red though would be amazing for the forward mouse button. That's like the exact location of the one I'm used to. I did a quick google search and I seen the cheapest at $57. Which would leave me $43 for a keyboard. Would I be able to get a decent keyboard in that price range?
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Originally Posted by wetzeb View Post

That one actually looks to have the same contour as the one I'm using. The spot you circled in red though would be amazing for the forward mouse button. That's like the exact location of the one I'm used to. I did a quick google search and I seen the cheapest at $57. Which would leave me $43 for a keyboard. Would I be able to get a decent keyboard in that price range?

Most good optical mice are in the 50-60$ range, while most decent keyboards are in the 80$ range (good ones are in the 130-150$ range).

For 40$ I think that the sindewinder x4 is hard to beat : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823109191&Tpk=sidewinder%20x4
It's sold out at the moment here, though. It often go on sale for 40-50$.

The keys feel like a laptop's key, they are quite slim and dont take long to actuate, you may or may not like it. The build quality is nothing special, but it's expected at this price point. The features are quite nice. I never owned this one, but I used to have a Sidewinder x6 (which is similar). Overall it's a good board, very similar to a logitech G510, minus the screen, feature wise.
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I have a Logitech M510 and I totally dig it. Yes it's wireless but the batteries last for months. I use Eneloop AA NIMH's.

http://www.amazon.com/Logitech-910-001822-M510-Wireless-Mouse/dp/B003NR57BY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1354740256&sr=8-1&keywords=logitech+m510

$30 on sale at amazon.

My 8-9 year old Logitech wireless laser mouse 300 something was driving me nuts with it going to sleep and not waking up, and sometimes the cursor would drift off into infinity. But I really liked the shape/feel and especially the button placements. The 510 retains most of the feel and button placement, and the mouse wheel movement is much smoother.

Something I've noticed though... a mouse pad is almost required for the 510. The laser pickup must be more sensitive... it tracks very nicely on a cheapo flat fabric pad ($3 at Fry's!) but very poorly just on the desk surface. The older mouse was about the same either way... mediocre both ways.

Also the Nano receiver is very tiny and pretty awesome. If you decide to go wireless keyboard again down the road you can use 1 receiver for both mouse and keyboard. And it is the size of a penny.
    
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Klipsch Promedia 2.1 
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