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post #1 of 7
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I've gone through 2 Zowie's (AM and EC2 eVo) a Logitech G9x a Corsair M60 and now 3 Roccat Savu's and none of them pass my quality control test.

Just on the 3 Roccat Savu's alone. I have gone through 3 of them at Fry's, thankfully it's only a 15 minute drive.

The first one was the best except if had part of the coating messed up, there was a small hole in the coating on the right side of the mouse. So I exchanged that for a 2nd one, and this one had Mouse1 & Mouse2 overlap! I couldn't believe it! Like the problem the first run Zowie AM's had, when you press mouse1 and 2 together, they overlap on top of each other. So I had to drive back to Fry's again, and now this third one, the scrollwheel is mounted unevenly! It tilts to the left, and not only that, but the scroll wheel feels much looser than the first two I had. And get this - All three Roccat Savu's had completely different sounding clicks on Mouse1 and Mouse2. I even showed the guys at Fry's all the problems and they agreed, gaming mice are the worst!
post #2 of 7
Buy Steelseries mice. Best advice I can give you.
post #3 of 7
Thread Starter 
Those dont use the sensor I like (avago 3090)

im just going to use my cheap mouse, it has the least problems. ill just buy another cheap one when it breaks, im kinda done with these so called gaming mice.
post #4 of 7
Simply put, mice are simple devices. They don't really get much better with technological advances unlike say processors or GPUs. It is entirely possible to build a "perfect" mouse, but then users would never feel compelled to "upgrade". Peripheral companies want you to come back and buy a new product every year or two, so they give you a reason to do so in the form of deliberately fragile and/or imperfect mice.

In other words if you want a "perfect" mouse, you need to find a mouse with the most agreeable "base features" and modify or replace the parts you don't like, or you need to live with the imperfections.
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I haven't had any problems with Zowie...but I never tried the AM or EC2... I went with the EC1 eVo.
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which is a good mouse, but with stiff buttons (my click-hungry semi-autos dont like this) and a slippery coating.
post #7 of 7
Seems to me it's not a quality issue, you just need to find another store. None of that stuff happening here. If a mouse breaks down here, it's due to wear and tear from my own usage. Btw Zowie fixed the overlapping issue in newer batches.
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