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post #11 of 30

I'm partial to disagree with your views on Laser mice ^^

post #12 of 30
I have no issues with the m60. It's an amazing mouse. Playing borderlands 2 without issues except my Logitech 510 keyboard gets overloaded with directional keys but try the M60. You'll fall in love with it!
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I have no idea why Logitech ships it with a 1000Hz polling rate out of the box when it can't handle it -.-
1000Hz was main reason why I installed LGS, I don't need 1000Hz and I doubt anyone would. They have to support 1000Hz out of the box to not fall behind competition.
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1000Hz was main reason why I installed LGS, I don't need 1000Hz and I doubt anyone would. They have to support 1000Hz out of the box to not fall behind competition.

Yea, like I implied: Marketing rules all nowadays frown.gif

I'm so tempted to buy a Zowie but I just don't feel confident about their quality ... I really don't want an other 60 - 65 euro paperweight in a few months ...
So if anyone has any hands-on experience with Zowie mice (I have a keyboard myself which I'm decently satisfied with) then it'd be greatly appreciated.

On an other note: couldn't stand the lack of grip on the G400 anymore so I made a small cheap modification: I call it the "stick electrical tape to your mouse because mouse manufacturers seem to have Spiderman's hands"-mod

What do you need:
- electrical tape (colour doesn't matter, pick whatever you like thumb.gif)
- scissors or cutting knife
- a mouse with some kind of terrible coating (G400 in this case)
- something to wipe off the grease / dirt that's on the mouse (I'd advise against using any cleaning products since a lot of these coatings can be easily damaged)

As you can see from the pictures below you don't even need to have any sort of skill with the scissors ! biggrin.gif

DISCLAIMER: if you ever want to remove the tape again then I reckon there will be some glue residue left over. You might be able to get it off completely, or you might not. By doing this you agree not to kill me if you ruin your mouse wink.gif

Steps:
1) Hold the mouse and memorize where exactly you fingers are making contact with the mouse and where you need the grip
2) Wipe the mouse clean of any grease or dirt in order for the tape to stick properly
3) Cut tape to size (you can round the corners a bit etc. to fit the shape of the mouse
4) Apply the tape. Use stroking motions with your fingers / thumb using a decent amount of pressure so that it has good contact and preferably no air bubbles
5) Enjoy !

The end result:



PS: Yes the tape will look a bit dirty and I don't know how long it will last but it's not like this is a time-consuming or expensive "mod" rolleyes.gif

EDIT: It sure provides a lot of grip but does seem to get greasy fast ... might not be ideal for longer gaming sessions ....
Edited by Bloitz - 1/7/13 at 8:17am
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I ended up almost taping my G400 completely when I was using it at a regular basis. If youre getting mice from Zowie, I would suggest getting the glossy ones. Not only because they look fantastic, but also because the rubber coating on the Zowie mice is almost excatly like the G400 sides. It's only smoother so it kinda gets grippier over time as heat and sweat starts to generate. The thick rubber cable was also a problem for me, it doesnt really straighten out. But I ended up just taping the cord to the table. (the wonders of tape)
Then you ofcourse get the personal preference stuff with the Huano switches and the scrollwheel. The Dpi steps can also be a little limiting and the performance of the mouse is kinda put of by the lens aswell.
post #16 of 30
Well you could also use that kind of tape, people who do sports use, to wrap fingers tongue.gif (medical tape?, sorry don't know the name in english..)
BTW like NuFon said, if you choose a zowie mouse and you don't sweat a lot, you should try the glossy ones. I had a zowie am and while the G400 feel more kind of plastic, the zowie felt a little bit more rubber. But don't forget you have a very good mouse right now smile.gif
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1000Hz was main reason why I installed LGS, I don't need 1000Hz and I doubt anyone would. They have to support 1000Hz out of the box to not fall behind competition.

I prefer 1000hz these days. Not a question of need. :)

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I prefer 1000hz these days. Not a question of need. smile.gif

What difference does the different levels of hz make to the mouse?
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What difference does the different levels of hz make to the mouse?

super über fast response which will undoubtedly result in a massive amount of headshots for you ... if you believe marketing.

Seriously though: Besides introducing jitter on some mice and a placebo-effect: Nothing IMHO. It's completely blown out of proportion. It's a bit like DPI, the more they can put on the box the better. If you play better with a 1000 Hz polling rate, then that's fine for you. If you don't have a mouse that does 1000 Hz then don't lose any sleep over it. This just my opinion and I'm pretty sure Skylit will disagree with me tongue.gif .
I challenge anyone to really tell the difference between different polling rates (in a real-world scenario ( a game, if you need 1000 Hz for Word then you seriously need to get yourself checked), not some artificial program that records your mouse input).
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I can't notice a difference between 500 and 1000hz, haven't ever really tried 125/250hz either.

But for certain older mice like the Intellimouse 1.1/v3, if you don't overclock it to 500 or 1000hz, you will get huge neg accel and it feels extremely unresponsive and slow.
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