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Ring Finger Mouse Button: A Feature Every Gaming Mouse Should Have

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While on the lookout for a replacement for my Sensei, I've hit a wall in looking for one crucial feature: mouse button at my ring finger. It's evident that almost no mivr has side buttons on the right side like the ambidextrous Sensei FK and Taipan.

Why is this feature important to me, and why should it be important for you? Over the years I have always used mice without these extra buttons. Previous to the Sensei was the CM Sspawn, and Xai before that. It wasn't until the Sensei I realized how important this feature is for gaming. Muscle memories is one of the most important aspect of being a good gamer. With speed and precision, you'll dominate your game of choice. Right side buttons on the Sensei rests exactly where my ring finger is. The tip of that finger can grasp onto the bottom for lift off and control, while the side of the ring finger allows for quick instantaneous presses. With that in mind, you can bind crucial commands/hotkeys to it. Over time this feature allows you to free your keyboard hand, while use muscle memory for quick access.

For example, you can bind "H" for hold if you're playing RTS game like Starcraft 2. You can bind "Q" for quick weapon switches in CS. You can also record macros like three-five quick left clicks for burst fire in FPS games. The possibilities are only limited by your ingenuity and mouse software.

Unfortunately many mice do not come with this feature. Not only so the ambi shape isn't for everyone. I only hope mice designers and manufacturers add extra buttons on the other side of the mouse. The ring finger muscle memory will allow you to increase your ability and I believe, increase your gaming performance. Until this feature is avail in other mice with good sensors, I won't be switching from my Sensei, no matter how fugly it looks. If you have a mouse with side buttons placed near your ring finger, and if the macro software allows it, I urge you to give it a try.

post #2 of 15
Altough they are quite in reach, i would never take the risk of pressing them while in infights with my low sensitivity, not to mention that i dont use any mouse 4/5 binds at all.
post #3 of 15
I too love my Sensei. Great mouse. Though it seems to get tiny hairs in the laser sensor area far more than any previous mouse I've owned.
post #4 of 15
100% preference, i for example find it much easier to hit Q or E on the keyboard, than messing up my aim clicking a sidebutton on a mouse i rebound for the same letter.. actually i dont see the point at all in having more than 2 side buttons, unless youre a leftie i guess

When i played wow(yeah yeah..) i had more than 60 binds and never had any issue with it, with a Intellimouse Explorer 3.0, but as i said, preference smile.gif
for me its just buttons thats there to annoy me
post #5 of 15
You don't rest your ring finger on M2?
post #6 of 15
I use mouse 4 to quick switch guns. That is why I like lighter side buttons. So I need at least one side button. I no longer use quick switch on the keyboard because it limits my movement.
post #7 of 15
I use the ring finger to hit the mouse5 side button on my Intellimouse Optical 1.1. Now I'm using Roccat Savu and everytime I use the "forward" side button (mouse5) my mouse moves. I've been wanting to switch back to ambidextrous mouse, but Kana got mixed reviews, and Sensei is out of my budget. It's too bad Zowie AM & FK's can't have both side buttons active at the same time.
Edited by vibe123 - 4/5/13 at 3:58pm
post #8 of 15
I have actually 15 programmable keys (excluding left/right click, scroll down/up, shift, & profile switch so 15x2x3=90 Macros) and i do use still at least nearly all shift possibilites, also on FPS but for different purposes like cs - zombie mod. It's important to move fast so binding keys is secondary but you still need zmenue, ztele, guns, beacon, props, ..... and it's easier to use with mouse.
post #9 of 15
Creative Fatal1ty mouse had it. It was my favourite mouse, but it was discontinued. They didn't last that long either - the buttons began to double click on a single press after a month. Was a great mouse, though.
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100% preference, i for example find it much easier to hit Q or E on the keyboard, than messing up my aim clicking a sidebutton on a mouse i rebound for the same letter.. actually i dont see the point at all in having more than 2 side buttons, unless youre a leftie i guess

When i played wow(yeah yeah..) i had more than 60 binds and never had any issue with it, with a Intellimouse Explorer 3.0, but as i said, preference smile.gif
for me its just buttons thats there to annoy me

No doubt it's preference, preference for which key to bind, for which game that you need it. For fps you can bind a key or action like triple shot, not necessarily Q or E. It could be essential or non-essential, like a keystroke on the hard to reach area of the keyboard. It will key access easier. The main thing is, if you're gripping your mouse right, you don't need to use the tip of the ring finger, just a side of it, so you maintain perfect grip, and accuracy, while having access to the button at your prerogative. A light key switch on a mice helps as well to maintaining that grip of control while giving you extra key access.

Most mice already have thumb side buttons, why need or use ring side buttons? I found that my personal muscle memory of that finger is more fluid and faster reacting than thumb access. There could be games where you already bound actions to your thumb, like Axaion said, Wow with 60 binds, will prolly use up the thumb buttons. Having extras on the other side is a great feature. I see people using naga, mmo mice with extra buttons and really like those extra buttons. Having ring finger side buttons is an extra (or a lite) version of that; It gives you key binds that you may need, precision of having your fingers kept in place for mouse movement, and quicker button press from better muscle memory.

I don't know about all other mice to know if they have the ring side buttons or not. The only other one I know is the CM storm recon, but not enough to know if it's a good mouse or not to switch.

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