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EpicGear Blade - Optical - Anyone used this yet?

post #1 of 7
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I've been trying to get used to using an EpicGear Meduza for a little while now and really enjoy the build quality of the mouse and it's design. It's just a little to long and flat on the right side for my hand, but I've been making do. I went to check for any driver/firmware updates last week and was surprised to find they have a new mouse out.

EpicGear Blade

I went to try and find a retailer selling the mouse and the only ones I found were in Taiwan, as far as I can tell they have not begun exporting the mouse to US/European distributors yet.

Through the wonders of Google Chrome I managed to get one ordered from:

http://www.armygroup.com.tw/shop/goods-13488.html


Though I am sure the shipping time is going to kill me. So while I was waiting for it to show up, I figured I would see if anyone else had seen this yet and, if so, what their thoughts were.

Pictures inside of the Spoiler.
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post #2 of 7
It's taken them about 10 years, but it seems the companies are finally starting to get it.
  • 4000dpi Gaming Optical Sensor
  • 7 Buttons
  • Support Driverless Plug-and-Play
  • Weight: 93g (excluding cable)

If the sensor's the Avago 3090, I'm interested.
post #3 of 7
In Taiwan right now, and just bought one of them myself At a local store.

The cool thing is that when you buy the epicgear blade, they send a free mouse pad (it's called the "hybrid pad") medium. Not sure if your website sent you one.

http://www.epicgear.com/en/products/mousepads/hybridpad


Also, you kinda got duped. The website description isn't correct, the blade mouse can only go up to 2000 DPI.

Well, i think the website description is incorrect. on the box, it says 2000 DPI.

Here's a chinese translated to english review of it, kinda broken english but you get the point

http://translate.google.com/translate?sl=auto&tl=en&js=n&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.mobile01.com%2Ftopicdetail.php%3Ff%3D497%26t%3D3433796%26p%3D1

I'm testing it out right now. its a pretty solid mouse, imo its pretty light. clicks have an interesting feel to it.
post #4 of 7
Must be A3050 + 5110 then.
post #5 of 7
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by RhoSigmaTau View Post

In Taiwan right now, and just bought one of them myself At a local store.

The cool thing is that when you buy the epicgear blade, they send a free mouse pad (it's called the "hybrid pad") medium. Not sure if your website sent you one.

http://www.epicgear.com/en/products/mousepads/hybridpad


Also, you kinda got duped. The website description isn't correct, the blade mouse can only go up to 2000 DPI.

...

Awesome! thumb.gif

Luckily DPI isn't a make or break for me, I rarely take any of my mice over 2400 DPI so I should be able to adjust with relative ease.

Mine has been shipped and I'm waiting for it to reach the states so I can figure out how long it will be until I can try it out. Oh and I figured out the mouse pad thing thanks to Chromes translate function, it shipped with the mouse!

How's the comfort factor on the mouse? I've gone through so many mice in the last 6 months because of comfort issues that it's beginning to become somewhat of a joke. Pretty sure I could size compare most of the top mice out there right now, I've even tried the Cooler Master Havoc already and dismissed it due to the hard ridge that pushes against my ring finger.

Anyways, thanks for the information and going to check the mouse out yourself! biggrin.gif
post #6 of 7
Hey sorry for not responding I a while, on a phone and I'm lazier to type longer things tongue.gif

It's a pretty comfortable mouse, very ergonomic. however, it may be because I have very long fingers, but my last two fingers ´╝łopposite side of thumb) touches the mouse pad if I just relax them, so I actually have to grip the mouse. Let me know how it turns out for you.
post #7 of 7
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Alright I've had a week to use the mouse and feel pretty comfortable in saying it's the closest thing to what I've been looking for that I've used yet. I definitely see what you're saying about the right side of the mouse, it's so close to perfect for my grip but the last knuckle on my right ring finger has a tendency to rub against the mouse, as it curls down. After a while I've started to get used to it but it's definitely noticeable after long sessions.

Regardless, my little finger no longer feels like the muscles are going to collapse from being strained and that is an absolute god send. It feels very accurate and it's nice to not rely on software drivers when using it. I've been using it on 'red' with the windows mouse settings on the 6th notch. It's snappy and I can still slow it down enough to work in photoshop without having to modify my DPI constantly, like other mice I've used.

Speaking of other mice, I took a picture of all the mice I have gone through to finally find a usable one. My Razer Taipan and Mionix Naos 5000 are hooked up to different computers, so they aren't represented in the picture but to be fair I think I'd have run out of desk space. smile.gif

Please excuse my desk as it suffered greatly in my whiskey drinking years! biggrin.gif




If anyone wants me to do any specific testing or get a picture of the mouse at certain angle, please feel free to post here and if I can get the information to you I will!
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