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Poll Results: Shape or Sensor

 
  • 27% (13)
    I prefer a superior Sensor over Shape, Sensor > Shape
  • 72% (34)
    I prefer a more comfortable shape over a superior Sensor, Shape > Sensor
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post #11 of 22
Shape is more important for me.

I don't play FPS much though.
I do play alot of RTS,MOBA. And there the sensor don't matter the least for me, shape and feel makes a big difference however.
post #12 of 22
Sensor, but I would in some cases settle for a sensor that is 90% as good as the other if the shape is way better for me. A nice example is the SS Sensei raw for me. Very mild accel, but other then that pretty much on par with a Deathadder or G400, but I really prefer the shape.
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post #13 of 22
I prefer the sensor over the shape.

I mostly play QuakeLive and occasionally some offline singleplayer games which aren't demanding a good mouse. While the shape is definitely the crucial part (I couldn't be playing with mice such as Abyssus or G400 because they simply don't fit into my hand), I can, to some extent, turn a blind eye on the shape being less fitting (same goes for buttons, build quality) when the sensor is superior. I've had to swap my WMO to DA2013 (probably not the best choice sensor-wise compared to other DA versions, but anyway) because the negative acceleration was bugging me alot, while WMO just felt simpler and overally nicer ('cept dat wheel), not to mention it is less bulky than the Deathadder. Had to tweak the DA alot, too.
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Originally Posted by andrew grp View Post

I wouldn't have any problem with my Deathadder if it didn't have that awkward right side. I can't seem to find how to grip this mouse. Should I rest my ring finger on top of the shell? The shell is too small for that. Should I use it like a clawgrip/finger tip mouse? The right side doesn't feel right.

I would say ring finger goes to the right side. The mouse seems both palmable and clawable to me, I use a mixture of clawing/palming it.
Edited by granitov - 4/2/13 at 12:55pm
post #14 of 22
I personally can adapt to almost any shape and it won't affect my performance a lot but if I use a bad sensor it bothers me all the time. Lucky for me all the best shapes are equipped with decent or better sensors.
     
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post #15 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bullveyr View Post

As long as the sensor doesn't have a major issue that makes it unusable for my setting I take shape over "perfect" sensor.

A brick with a great sensor is still a brick. tongue.gif


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post #16 of 22
Thread Starter 
nice to see, so many already voted and have given there opinions.

I will post a new question in a couple of days in another thread.

Want to see where most of you are biased to in some questions.

At first I thought everyone would vote shape but doesnt seem the case.
You can see the question in many ways you could ask yourself, would I buy a comfortable dell mouse with a low budget sensor.
Or go for mouse with less comfort and a superior gaming sensor.
Because if you take it to the extremes shape will always win offcourse.
Edited by CtrlAltel1te - 4/2/13 at 1:21pm
post #17 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ukkooh View Post

I personally can adapt to almost any shape and it won't affect my performance a lot but if I use a bad sensor it bothers me all the time. Lucky for me all the best shapes are equipped with decent or better sensors.

I feel the same way. I'm currently using a claw grip mouse (CM Storm Spawn) and I far prefer that over using my SteelSeries Xai, which I feel fits better in my hand, but just has that little thing to it that makes it track inaccurately.
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post #18 of 22
Experience with specific sensor and or shape will also outweigh something considered "perfect".

I don't really think that can be argued, but some may try.
post #19 of 22
I've managed to play at high levels with different types of mice in terms of shape and sensor but I would have to go with shape on this one. No point in playing a long match with something you're not comfortable with. Of course I would still avoid mice with glaring faults in terms of tracking. Overall I choose both shape and sensor. If a mouse doesn't meet both criteria then I won't buy/ keep it.
post #20 of 22
Personally if i had to choose between those, i would choose shape (that's what i voted for).
I understand the opinions the others forum users gave, but from my point of view if you have a big mouse and\or overwheighted, that can't fit your hand but a great sensor (well this a caotic scenario rolleyes.gif) , even if you can adjust your grip, i think you won't be to get full performance of the mouse itself (Also it would give you hand pain\cramps, etc.).
For example, at my job i use an old ball mouse (believe it or not) and it's small, kind of heavy (if we compare to a optical one), almost the same size as logitech G100\100s i think, and i love it to do my work (excell, word, e-mail, etc.), i can kind of palm it but i love to claw it.
But when i get home and want to play, for some reason my hand wants to palm the mouse (i'm using a G400).
I could never play with the same grip i work (claw vs palm). (well haven't tried really to play with claw grip, except when i tried xai, but even then my hand tend to palm it...)
I think if you have a mouse that fits you "like a glove", or at least make you feel comfortable, with a medium sensor, i think later on you can inprove your skills with it and "forget" you have a "mediocre" sensor (of course you would have to adjust to the mouse, ex. max tracking, LOD etc.) (but isnt' what we already do?... I know i sound a bit confusing.. but you get my POV. smile.gif
Edited by Snakesoul - 4/2/13 at 3:22pm
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