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Affordable claw-grip mouse + mat combo for gaming,

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Hello guys,

I just registered to specifically ask for advice on the subject. Tried searching the few first pages (5 or so), didn't really find a definitive answer. I'm looking to replace my stable of bad mice with a good one for gaming, and finally getting an affordable mat.

The mouse I'm currently using the most is a simple MS Optical Mouse 200 for Business:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Microsoft-Optical-Mouse-200-Business/dp/B004JRJVH8/

It's a tiny mouse, and the size is perfect for my grip. My grip is 2 fingers (index and middle) on the mouse buttons, thumb and ring finger touching the sides and moving the mouse around, wrist far back from the mouse itself and touching the mat.

Of course, the tracking is substandard. I'm working with 9/11 on windows settings for pointer speed, and this is supposedly a 1000 DPI mouse so my ideal DPI would be 2500, I presume. I also have enhanced pointer whatever enabled on the windows settings.

Before using this mouse, I had a Sidewinder mouse and a Sidewinder x5 (same mouse, but weight options etc. on the first one). Prefered the tracking on those. I was used to using them just fine, so I suppose a larger mouse would be just okay.

So in essence, I'm looking for a small-ish mouse to claw grip, while I'm currently using an ambidextrous-shaped mouse. I guess DPI doesn't have to be higher than 2500-3000 or so, but at least that much is a must. I game a whole lot (mainly Dota 2, thousands of hours) along with everything a regular user does on a computer.

My budget is tight, and from what I've seen I can probably afford, my list is this:

1. Roccat Savu (locally for ~35 euros)
2. Razer Abyssus (locally for ~38 euros)
3. Kinzu v2 (from Amazon.co.uk for around ~35-40 euros)

Any help or other suggestions are welcome. I tried to find Zowie stuff online for affordable prices to maybe try and consider some such option, but nothing I can access easily.

Along with that, I'll need to get a mat that:

a) Works with the specific mouse
b) Is durable to last for years
c) Is cheap enough (10-15 euros/pounds)
d) Should be hard or some very fine cloth as I don't like resistance when I'm moving my wrist on the mat


So, with all these info, anyone want to try and help me?
post #2 of 6
From what I hear the Savu is a good mouse performance-wise. If you can still find them the CM Storm Spawn is another good one that should be quite cheap now that they're on their way out.
post #3 of 6
I think the Abyssus is a good choice if you really want a tiny mouse that is simple with no side buttons. The Savu is medium sized and imo more of a joy to hold. Mousepad durability varies from person to person but the SteelSeries QCK is pretty cheap and is of a solid cloth material. Puretrak mousepads are more washable and i think they might be the cheapest washable clothpads.
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Originally Posted by strayakent View Post

I think the Abyssus is a good choice if you really want a tiny mouse that is simple with no side buttons. The Savu is medium sized and imo more of a joy to hold. Mousepad durability varies from person to person but the SteelSeries QCK is pretty cheap and is of a solid cloth material. Puretrak mousepads are more washable and i think they might be the cheapest washable clothpads.


Isn't the Abyssus a hit or miss? There have been people saying that it's rare if you get one without jittering?
post #5 of 6
Abyssus performance is highly surface dependent, see here for my tests: http://imgur.com/a/5wUeS

But I only did those tests on 450 CPI because at the higher CPI settings it had jitter anyway (at least I think, am on holidays right now so can't test)

Abyssus could still be an option as the Savu has jitter at 4000 CPI as well.

I think for OP's need (sounds like high sens to me) a laser mouse would be better. The problem there is the budget. And I'm not really up to date with laser mice that are good for fingertip grip at that budget and mouse pads that work well with them.
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post #6 of 6
hi i got Zowie am its very god mouse , i have the same grip as you i tried too many mouses from razer and logitech ,, they realy don't have a clowgrip ,, they say also that the Zowie fk is better than am ,, good luck ,, and dont buy any thing from razer
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