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After using my good old Microsoft Basic Optical Mouse v2.0 for a few years... I decided to buy a more expensive 'gaming' grade mouse hoping it would be more comfortable, ergonomic and nicer to use. How I was wrong.

First of all the shape its really awkward... after a few minutes I start to get cramps in my hand... very uncomfortable.

Secondly the size... its way too big, (I am 6' with average sized hands).

Thirdly the weight... its too heavy and this makes it difficult to do fast precise movements (I play SC II so mouse precision is very important).

All of the above made an impact on gameplay.

The only thing I can say that is good about this mouse is the tracking. But to be honest its not that much better than my Microsoft mouse.

So I took this mouse back to the store and reverted back to my Microsoft Basic Optical Mouse v2.0.

It felt so much better to the hand and I was WAY more fast and accurate with it than the G400.

DO NOT buy Logitech G400 - its extremely bad shape makes my bones ache and makes me want to smash it to pieces.

I think some people may have 'placebo' effect with this mouse just because of the nice pictures at the back of the packaging and nice specifications but the fact is a basic optical microsoft mouse is 10x better than g400.
Edited by Mancubus - 3/31/13 at 7:55am
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How long did you actually use the mouse before giving up on it? I've never used a G400 before but when I got my first gaming mouse (Mionix Naos 3200) it was an extremely awkward transition.
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Hello ocn forum newbie! warm welcome from ocn community!
Sorry you are facing problem with Logitech G400. Please contact Logitech Customer support center for replacing your mouse.
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First of all the shape its really awkward... after a few minutes I start to get cramps in my hand... very uncomfortable.

Secondly the size... its way too big, (I am 6' with average sized hands).

Thirdly the weight... its too heavy and this makes it difficult to do fast precise movements (I play SC II so mouse precision is very important).

All of the above made an impact on gameplay.

How long have you been using it?

You know, the Microsoft Optical Mouse 2.0 came out 10 years ago. If you've been using yours that long, it might take some time to get used to another mouse, with a different size, shape, weight, sensitivity, and polling rate than your old mouse. Trust me, once you get "used" to the new mouse, you will appreciate the increased weight and precision. Size and shape, maybe not so much - everybody has their own favorite when it comes to size and shape, hence so many choices in the market.

If you like the Microsoft Optical, you might like the G500 better. It's a replacement for the venerable G5, and the shape is a little more "Microsoft-like" with a more ambidextrous profile. The original G5 also had adjustable weights, I don't know if the G500 does.

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that's a shame. sorry to hear that. i just bought my g400 about a month ago. i love it
maybe sell it and try another gaming mouse. deathadder is pretty popular
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I went from my old and dead MX518 to the G400.. Feels just like my old mouse but has DPI on the fly settings.. So, I love mine. biggrin.gif
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The G400 is not a mouse you should have bought if you like Microsoft Basic Optical Mouse v2.0 because the G400 is a mouse designed for palm grip while the Basic Optical is suited for claw/fingertip.

As far as performance goes the G400 is much better than the mouse you have, but you wouldn't notice this because you play SCII where sensor performance doesn't really matter since you won't affected much by things like prediction, lift off distance, low malfunction speeds, polling rate etc.

If you would like to switch to a better mouse that has a similar feel to the one you are using now wait for the Logitech G100s.
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Well the problem is you expected this mouse to do too much.

It's all marketing anyways, sure you have the few people who claim to be able to tell the difference in sensors but then again you have people who say they cannot game with anything less than 120 FPS.
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I think the G400 is comparatively light weight. Like others said, takes time to adjust.
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I hate the shape of the Deathadder, personally. It's either gives me cramps or hurts the tips of my fingers when I claw grip it. A lot of people like the shape, though; it's all personal preference.

I switched to the G400 a while ago and I find that I can claw grip it very well.

I actually do have a wheel mouse optical, and I really like how light it is and the shape is not too bad, but its max tracking speed is way too low for me. Both of my decade old Microsoft mice are unusable for games.

Basically, everything you have complained about is personal preference. The sensor on the mouse is perfect for low-medium sensitivity gaming. I really wish that they would do something about the weight, though.
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I think the G400 is comparatively light weight. Like others said, takes time to adjust.
Not compared to the WMO. That mouse is wonderfully light.
Edited by Art Vanelay - 3/31/13 at 8:40am
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