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post #11 of 18
Since you're on a budget go ahead, you won't find a better claw grip mouse for the price. The 400 DPI limitation doesn't matter if you play at low sensitivity, just make sure you set it to 500 or 1000hz. and you'll have near flawless tracking.

For $35 I'd look at the Kinzu v2 Pro and G100s, the G400 you mentioned is massive. I'm not sure about the Xornet and Spawn, but to my eyes they both look way too small to comfortably claw grip.

If you're willing to go higher there's the Zowie FK.
post #12 of 18
rather the zowie ec2 evo since you prefer as small as possible.
but yeah. dont listen to boycubus, he apparently is a spoiled clueless brat.
post #13 of 18
I loved the shape and size of the Intellimouse Optical back in the day. I don't remember liking the switches. The sensor never made me want to use something else, unlike mice these days.

We know that the plastic piece for the scroll wheel would bounce when you allow the mouse to land to hard on the table. I would some times jump when I got into swipe heavy situations -- that wasn't good. Funny thing, I seem to have a similar situation (accidental scrolls) with my Zowie EC, although happens differently.

I want to buy some 9000 FPS white Intellimouse Opticals. Do some of the white IOs have 9000 FPS? Anyone know where to get some that are in great condition and not over priced? Also what was the best version of the Explorer 3? Does the WMO has lower performance than the IO and IE3? (I haven't used these mice for like a decade.)
post #14 of 18
I really love the shape of the IO 1.1, but I have to agree, if you're a high sensitivity user like me, the 400dpi simply doesn't cut it on modern resolutions. For low sensitivity it's probably fine however. I actually was trying to figure out if I could get a different sensor inside the shell of it somehow. I'm currently looking for an ambidextrous replacement to the IMO. I've tried some of the steelseries mice before, but they just don't have quite the same feel to them.
post #15 of 18
Thread Starter 
Alright, so I've been trying to take everyone's awesome input into consideration these past few days, and I've really got to say thank you to everyone already, because you've all been an immense help so far.

I went ahead and just bought what seems to be a fairly well kept, white IMO 1.1 for $15, so I really don't have much to lose here.
Part of me really wishes I would have bought this Chinese mod, but the seller sent me half a picture of the bottom and I just couldn't be quite sure if it was genuine or not.

What do you guys think?
Should I make any other purchases?
Mouse Feet?
I'm going to try the mouse on my white surface first before considering a mousepad.

I also would eventually be interested in perhaps painting this thing.
Does anyone know about how to go about applying a custom logo to a mouse? I would assume you would just finish up with a finishing coat of some sort.
I may just place the internals in one of these shells in the future if nobody can shed some light on this.

Reps have been distributed to nearly every post here.
You guys are awesome.


The mouse should be at my doorstep this Friday; I'll definitely be leaving some feedback.
Very excited.

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Originally Posted by chilledinsanity View Post

I really love the shape of the IO 1.1, but I have to agree, if you're a high sensitivity user like me, the 400dpi simply doesn't cut it on modern resolutions. For low sensitivity it's probably fine however.
Have you messed with your windows sensitivity at all?
A setting of 10/11 sets the multiplier to 3 which would give you a DPI somewhere between 1200 - 1350
You just would be on a pixel-selection resolution of 3x3 boxes.
Could be a decent temporary solution.

You can even set it up as high as 3.5 (11/11) which would net you something like a maximum theoretical DPI of ~1600
Combined with in-game settings, you could really get your cursor ramping around pretty quickly. I don't know how high of a DPI is ideal for you, but maybe mess around with is for an hour or so.
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Originally Posted by chilledinsanity View Post

o figure out if I could get a different sensor inside the shell of it somehow. I'm currently looking for an ambidextrous replacement to the IMO. I've tried some of the steelseries mice before, but they just don't have quite the same feel to them.
Please tell us more!
JFK kind of mentioned the converse of this.
I feel like I would love a Xai shell with IMO innards.
Edited by stealthybox - 6/3/13 at 11:02pm
post #16 of 18
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Have you messed with your windows sensitivity at all?
A setting of 10/11 sets the multiplier to 3 which would give you a DPI somewhere between 1200 - 1350
I did, but that's a double edged sword. With "enhance pointer precision" turned off, 10/11 is indeed fast enough for me for the majority of situations. The problem comes into play when I need careful movements like sound editing, photoshop usage, doing careful aiming in a game, etc. then it's worthless, it just sucks then. If I enable "enhance pointer precision", then it's not sensitive enough for me even at 11/11. Alternately, having a high dpi mouse covers you for almost all situations. As for what I need, I'm guessing anything 800 or above would be fine for me.

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Please tell us more!
JFK kind of mentioned the converse of this.
I feel like I would love a Xai shell with IMO innards.
More about the shape? The basic difference from it and the IMO is they move the hump more towards the back of the mouse and the whole mouse is a little boxier as a whole. The IMO is very round and feels like a parabola from every angle, which I've found to be quite comfortable actually. The Xai has me wishing they curved the shell a little more. It's not AWFUL or anything, just I've used better (for me). If you think you'd like the Xai shell, you might want to consider the Sensei RAW. It's the same shell shape and if it's anything like the Xai, it will have a TON of customization options to try and recreate the feel of whatever you're looking for.
post #17 of 18
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Part of me really wishes I would have bought this Chinese mod
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5.Weight: 140g
no it doesnt, trust me. 140 g? thats like double the default weight. tongue.gif
anyway what point is there to paint your mouse? it eventually will rub off over time.. the mouse is for daily and heavy use, not to look fine imo.I would understand some special finish to make the mouse "glossy" or something.. like you do with wood (varnish).

as for windows sens.. its not adviced to use any step above 6/11. they are reported to skip if the mouse technology thread is to be believed.
post #18 of 18
Thread Starter 
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no it doesnt, trust me. 140 g? thats like double the default weight. tongue.gif
with or without cord?

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Originally Posted by jayfkay View Post

as for windows sens.. its not adviced to use any step above 6/11. they are reported to skip if the mouse technology thread is to be believed.
This is actually an intriguing topic.
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Originally Posted by Glymbol View Post

It isn't bad thing but the best option is changing mouse DPI. If it isn't possible then scaling down using Windows pointer speed is fine. I wouldn't recommend 5/11 setting though. It doesn't cause pixel skipping but it isn't 100% consistent. This setting scales to 3:4 of original speed, so as you move the mouse the pointer stops for "one pixel" every 4th count. It looks like this:
Code:
8/11: 222222222222
7/11: 121212121212
6/11: 111111111111
5/11: 111011101110
4/11: 101010101010
3/11: 100010001000

Every digit represents movement in pixels for 1 count from mouse (0 = no movement, 1 = 1 pixel, 2 = 2 pixels). You can see it yourself, try Mouse Movement Recorder.

Settings from 1/11 to 4/11 are completely fine, they don't introduce any problems.
Under Windows, the pointer either moves a pixel or doesn't move at all. That's why 5/11 is a bit flawed, but to be honest I'm pretty sure no one would notice.

From my understanding, increasing the value to multipliers that coincide with whole numbers above 1 are okay, because the perfectly replicate mouse movement, but simply scale it up, so you would lose the ability to perhaps select one specific pixel or maybe two.

When you say 'skipping' do you mean erratic movements or this expected loss of perfect 1:1 precision?
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