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Will a Roccat Savu be a good replacement for my dying G9x?

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The right mouse button on my G9x is starting to double-actuate when I click it so I have been looking for a replacement. I'm a claw-gripper and I like smaller mice so the Savu looked like a good fit from the research I did. The only problem is that I use 2400DPI and the Savu jumps from 1600DPI to 4000DPI frown.gif

I've also read that optical sensors like cloth mouse pads more than hard pads. Will I have any major problems if I'm using a Steelseries 4HD with the Savu?
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I've used my savu with multiple hard pads ( 9hd, mm400, scarab, destructor ) and have had no issues with any of them. I do own a few cloth pads but they're just too slow for me to use :S
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Savu works fine on every pad I tested it on, including hard pads. But I'd run it on 800 CPI for best performance.
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I really want to fork my money out on a Savu but all the comments on the rubber wearing out easily has put me off...
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The right mouse button on my G9x is starting to double-actuate when I click it so I have been looking for a replacement. I'm a claw-gripper and I like smaller mice so the Savu looked like a good fit from the research I did. The only problem is that I use 2400DPI and the Savu jumps from 1600DPI to 4000DPI frown.gif

I've also read that optical sensors like cloth mouse pads more than hard pads. Will I have any major problems if I'm using a Steelseries 4HD with the Savu?

Will easily replace a G9x. However like you said if you 2400 DPI then this mouse will be a bad fit for you jumping from 1600 to 4000 DPI. Your claw grip will work fine with a Savu as this mouse allows for claw, finger and with smaller hands palm grip. Sensor performance I place right at the top of the list at 400, 800, 1600 DPI easily.

Quality with non-slip grip there is no defense over. The wearing happens gradual and I don't notice it. I love the mouse enough to over look this design flaw with the non-slip material. Others may consider this is unacceptable.

Yes the Savu would work on the SS HD series hard pads. Cloth bring more one to one movement in relation to pad / cursor for optical mice IMO.

Since the non-slip grip would bug you and the Savu dosen't have the 2400 DPI option.....I'd have to say the Savu mostly likely won't be for you.
     
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Thanks for all the information. I've decided to look at other mice that can do ~2400DPI. I lowered my DPI to 1600 on my G9x for awhile and I just couldn't get use to it. Maybe I'll just purchase another G9x tongue.gif

How is the Zowie AM? Its 2300DPI isn't too far off what I'm used to.
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Just out of curiosity: why do you need 2400 CPI?

An AM is a good mouse from what I heard/read.
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Maybe you could check out the Zowie FK section on the forum. It has the same specs as the AM but a different shape and material.
I actually switched from a G9x to an AM and than the FK myself.
For me the grip is different but perfectly doable. Felt kind of tube like in the beginning, and there is less room for the pinkie. I also use a claw grip i guess.
They also worked fine on my 4hd.
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I haven't tried it myself but the CM Recon is a finger / claw type mouse that uses the A3090 sensor at 800/1600/3200/4000 DPI settings. If 3200 DPI isn't too much over the 2400 DPI your used to it might be another option to look into.

At 3200 DPI can always lower mouse sensitivity to adjust for the higher DPI for a custom fit.

Gave the CM Recon a serious look before stumbling into the Roccat Savu.
     
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