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post #1 of 8
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Hey guys! I finally saved up some money and I want to get a mouse to replace my Logitech M100 which cost less than $5. The mouse works for me, but it looks kinda shabby next to my K95.

The absolute MAX I'm willing to spend it $70, not a penny more. The less the better because I need some money to get stuff for my Arduino project.
The main thing I want from the mouse is comfort and durability. I'm not much of a gamer, the only game I really play is Battlefield 3, and I only have 100 hours on it since the start of the year. don't really care that much about macros, the only extra buttons I want are forward and back on the side.
I would like the mouse to be black, to match with my K95 but it is not a major issue.
These are the ones I'm looking at right now:

Corsair M65:http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Vengeance-Performance-Gunmetal-CH-9000022-NA/dp/B00ARD5410/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1372659870&sr=1-1&keywords=M65
Pros:
Looks great, perfect match for my K95.
Aluminum body, so it sohuld be durable.
Sniper button, might actually be useful.
Adjustable weight.

Cons:
Kinda expensive. $60 on Amazon.

Mad Catz R.A.T 5:http://www.amazon.com/Mad-Catz-T-5-Gaming-Mouse/dp/B0098W4ZD4/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1372659856&sr=1-1&keywords=RAT+5
Pros:
Looks awesome.
Most adjustable, so should be pretty comfortable(?)
Aluminum body
Sniper button
Thumb scroll
Adjustable weights

Cons:
Kinda expensive, $62
Lower DPI sensor. Which is worse from what I know.(Correct me if I'm wrong)

Logitech G500:http://www.amazon.com/Logitech-G500-Programmable-Gaming-Mouse/dp/B002J9GDXI/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1372659838&sr=1-1&keywords=G500
Pros:
One of the most popular mice.
Adjustable weight.
On the fly DPI adjust
$48

Cons:
Plastic.
Its...brown?
Less DPI.

CM Storm Xornet:http://www.amazon.com/CM-Storm-Xornet-Optical-Switches/dp/B005TEPB74/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1372659234&sr=8-4&keywords=gaming+mouse
Pros:
Cheap! $27
Looks very comfortable.

Cons:
Looks kinda ugly.
No weight adjustment.
Fixed 2000 DPI

E-Blue Mazer Type-R:http://www.amazon.com/Mazer-2500DPI-Optical-Black-Gray-EMS140/dp/B0095ONNTC/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1372659234&sr=8-3&keywords=gaming+mouse
Pros:
SUPER Cheap: $18
Looks pretty good.

Cons:
Less Durable, made of plastic.
Blue LEDs, don't match keyboard's white LEDs

So let me know what you think and what I should buy! If you have any questions, just ask!

And if you have any other suggestions, post away!
post #2 of 8
Someone said Arduino? *looks around*

Anyway, have you looked at g100s? It's about $40, quite comfortable, adjustable CPI/DPI, and lightweight. It doesn't have side-buttons, in case you need them (which, given your description, you don't). I liked it!

Honestly, though, if your current mouse works, I'd spend the entire $70 on stuff for Arduino. Maybe get a Raspberry Pi too, or a beagleboard, the amount of things you can do with $70 is quite impressive.
post #3 of 8
I have a Corsair M90 which is a tank when it comes to durability in my opinion. However, I looked around and the either the mouse is out of stock or considerably more than the $50 I got it for. End of cycle/renewal time?
My friend has the G500 and he thinks it is the best mouse for the money on the planet.
post #4 of 8
Logitec g100 is a decent mouse and can actually be had for about $20 from Korea or some other places in Asia.
post #5 of 8
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by fengshaun View Post

Someone said Arduino? *looks around*

Anyway, have you looked at g100s? It's about $40, quite comfortable, adjustable CPI/DPI, and lightweight. It doesn't have side-buttons, in case you need them (which, given your description, you don't). I liked it!

Honestly, though, if your current mouse works, I'd spend the entire $70 on stuff for Arduino. Maybe get a Raspberry Pi too, or a beagleboard, the amount of things you can do with $70 is quite impressive.

I already have a Pi and I backed the UDOO board on kickstarter, so I think I don't need any others(But the beagle board does look pretty cool)
The only buttons I really want are the forward/back buttons which the G100s does not have frown.gif
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Originally Posted by AlCapone View Post

I have a Corsair M90 which is a tank when it comes to durability in my opinion. However, I looked around and the either the mouse is out of stock or considerably more than the $50 I got it for. End of cycle/renewal time?
My friend has the G500 and he thinks it is the best mouse for the money on the planet.

Corsair already released the M95 which is the replacement for the M90: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826816012

Looks pretty cool, but it is at the top end of my budget and the macro keys are pretty useless for me because I only play FPS games.
post #6 of 8
Have you looked at Mionix Naos 3200? The newer versions (5xxx and 8xxx) are much more expensive, but retain the same shape. It's cheap enough (around $30: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826580003) and has side buttons. It's palm-grip only, though, in case you have other grip styles.

edit: WOOO UDOO boss! I don't think I can actually use that much computing power in any of the projects I have lined up, but it's something to have in mind! Thanks a lot for the heads up!
post #7 of 8
Get a Roccat Savu. I love mine so much I bought a backup. It orginally costs $50 to $60. Amazon has them on sale for $29 after $10 clickable coupon on the webpage.

http://www.amazon.com/ROCCAT-Mid-Size-Hybrid-Gaming-ROC-11-600/dp/B007MPVRQC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1372799202&sr=8-1&keywords=roccat+savu
post #8 of 8
Wow that is a nice deal, good sensor and if that's the size/shape that you like it's a solid mouse.
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