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Coating or shape, that is the question

post #1 of 5
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I came to realization, that it is not much a less ideal shape that makes ones hand cramp, but the coating.

If the coating is too slippery, than shape doesn't matter as the necessary amount of force that you need to apply in order to keep the mouse controlled exceeds the comfortable and makes your muscles tense and fatigued.

It is astonishing how different the perception on coating is. Takasta in his FK review said how slippery the AM feels and how good the grip is with the FK. To me the AM sticks like glue and FK slips out my hand. Crazy world. I miss the times of glossy sides and Razer rubber coating on the top. Never had better grips since then.

I tried the Roccat Kone Pure Optical. This is the most slippery son of a ... that I have ever tried. So stressful to control that tiny mouse. It's like my hand gives up on it and says "eff it, let it glide (out the hand)".

The reason for this may be my skin type, dry as a desert at mid day in summer. I need materials that stick to skin with little fluid. Glossy plastic or sticky rubber like AM/old Razer is the way to go, but I seem to be minority, as most people have a normal skin moist level and need "drier" materials.


That's a dilemma, wonder what material could be the solution. I think Roccat attempted a solution with their sand paper coating. It was good for me and I guess for most, but that material felt horrible and would wear off in no time and become glossy and leave the wet hands unpleased.

My wish would be if two versions of mice were offered, both fully rubber, but one rubber material to be very soft and naturally sticky for dry hands and the other smooth and slippery for wet hands.
post #2 of 5
Tried applying lotion to your hands more often? I used to do that alot when using my deathadder BE. Always worked.
post #3 of 5
Normal plastic ftw. Like the older mice or all those joypads.

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Tried applying lotion to your hands more often? I used to do that alot when using my deathadder BE. Always worked.

Good idea
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as most people have a normal skin moist level and need "drier" materials.
falsacy. even with slightly sweaty hands, a mix of rubber and gloss still provides great grip.
post #5 of 5
I think both coating and shape has a large impact on how a mouse feels and whether they are comfortable to hold.

Personally I am not a fan of rubberized coatings. I have never had a problem with any un-rubberized coating that I used, but I have had issues with almost any rubberized coating. I can tolerate the coating on the FK because it almost just feel like a normal plastic, but I really, really disliked the coating on the AM. I have not tried any of the glossy Zowie mice, but I am guessing that I might like that even more.

Honestly, if all mice shipped with the simple plastic that you see on cheap Logitech or Dell mice, coating would never even be something I was worried about. It seems that the "special coatings" are something that I try to avoid most of the time.

Of course, this is all very subjective.
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