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There's nothing wrong with the G400, but if that's not your bag, then it's time to move on to another brand. I'd definitely suggest looking at the Mionix or Zowie side of the fence. Both are my favorite mouse companies (and they both make a decent keyboard as well). For either company they make a shell to cover the most basic grip shapes. The Avior is good for a claw/hybrid grip, and some even say they palm it comfortably. The Naos is built for a full palm. It's a wonderful shape that fits your hand like glove. The only issue I had with it is that it's a bit hard to lift. Go for the 7000 series of either of those.

Zowie is a bit more broad. They offer the EC series that are a deathadder (both large and smaller) shape, the FK which is like a smaller optical sensei, and the AM which is almost identical to the FK except the sides angle in toward the top. They all use the same sensor. The only issue people have with them is they use their own lens in order to lower the lift off distance. This causes the DPI steps to be odd and a slightly lower perfect control speed, but still over 3m/s.

Thanks for the info man and in fact, I just ordered a Zowie EC2 eVo CL off Amazon.com. I read into the Mionix Avior 7000, but, they're also hard to find and a little too expensive for my taste (~$80). Whereas the Rival was $52 and the EC2 eVo CL was $60. The other issue I was having with the Rival, besides the major problem with the mouse buttons overlapping when clicking, was that the mouse was just a bit too big for my hand. I'm 5'5" with I guess one would consider medium hands. The Logitech G500 I had didn't last long enough for me to entrust more money into one of their newer G500s, and to be honest, I trust companies that focus gaming gear more than just including a few peripherals in a "gaming" category. I was torn between the FK, which seems comparable to the Kana v2 in shape and function, and the EC2. Since the G500 was basically a palm grip style, I'd have to say that's my style of grip, so the EC2 was more geared toward my position style. I obviously went with the EC2 over the EC1 because it's slightly smaller.

Hopefully I made the right choice, but for $50-60 range, I think I found a well regarded mouse. It's unfortunate SteelSeries isn't interested in carrying more of their varieties in the US, but, my money spends just as well with other competitive companies, and in the end, I'm not brand loyal, I'm just looking for something that works for me and does the job well.
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Good choice picking up the Zowie ec2 cl. That will be my next purchase. Currently have the evo
    
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So my g9x finally decided to crap out on me and I was thinking of either getting the rival or deathadder. I am leaning towards rival atm just wondering what you guys think?

I mostly play csgo, dayz, and bf4. I like playing with high dpi and low sens. in game.

They both cost the same from amazon $54.99 so I don't know what to choose :X
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So my g9x finally decided to crap out on me and I was thinking of either getting the rival or deathadder. I am leaning towards rival atm just wondering what you guys think?

I mostly play csgo, dayz, and bf4. I like playing with high dpi and low sens. in game.

They both cost the same from amazon $54.99 so I don't know what to choose :X

Depends on your grip. Rival and DA got two completely different shapes. Palm grip = Rival, claw grip = DA.
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Depends on your grip. Rival and DA got two completely different shapes. Palm grip = Rival, claw grip = DA.

palm grip forgot to add that in sorry. I am probably going to just order the rival reading good things about everywhere.
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Depends on your grip. Rival and DA got two completely different shapes. Palm grip = Rival, claw grip = DA.

Actually both are (more) palm grip mice..
The Rival more than the DA though and people who really clawed the Deathadder didn't like the shape of the Rival.

However the shape is ofc different but with alot of similarities.
So far everyone who palmed the Deathadder liked the Rival.
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palm grip forgot to add that in sorry. I am probably going to just order the rival reading good things about everywhere.

Depends. The Rival is rather big compared to the g9x.
Might be that it will take some while until you get used to the shape.
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palm grip forgot to add that in sorry. I am probably going to just order the rival reading good things about everywhere.

If you're palm, look at the Naos 7000 as well.
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I've had this mouse for about a month and a half now, and I mostly like it. However, every now and then (I would say once or twice a week), the sensor stops responding. The mouse itself is fine -- the lights are on, the buttons work, but if I move the mouse, the pointer either doesn't move, or it just kind of stutters a very short distance. The last time this happened was in the midst of a LoL match, so in my need for a solution, I unplugged and replugged the mouse, and that seemed to have fixed it in that one instance. Is this the dpi drop other people have been referring to earlier in the thread? I know the solution people have proposed is to avoid the latest drivers -- I'm currently using Firmware Version 148.0.0.0 and Software Version 3.1.4. It keeps asking me to update to 3.1.5 but everyone in the thread seems adamantly against that.

So do I have a dud of a mouse, or is this a firmware problem? Is there a solution or am I supposed to bear with it until the next firmware update? Thanks in advance for any help.
post #1009 of 2803
SteelSeries Engine 3.2.0
Release Date: March 21, 2014

New Features
- Introducing CloudSync beta!
* Bring your configurations and macros with you wherever you game
* Back up your data to cloud storage and sync between computers automatically
* Log in with your SteelSeries ID to access CloudSync features

New Devices Supported by SteelSeries Engine 3
- Sensei Wireless -- Ditch the wires, keep the performance
* Two levels of CPI (up to 16,400 CPI)
* 3 RGB zones
* Lift Distance
* Angle Snapping
* Mouse acceleration and deceleration
* Polling rate
* Battery management settings

- Siberia v2 Frost Blue
* Customize 5 band EQ Settings
* Control lighting effects

- Siberia v2 Heat Orange
* Customize 5 band EQ Settings
* Control lighting effects

- Siberia v2 Dota2 Edition
* Customize 5 band EQ Settings
* Control lighting effects

- Diablo III Headset
* Customize 5 band EQ Settings
* Control lighting effects

Bug Fixes
- Fixed memory leak in backend process
- Fixed an issue where multiple instances of SteelSeries Engine could be run at same time
- Fixed an error that would crash the UI when closing a device configuration window
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Yay for no auto update!
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