So I've been doing some major Googling and knockin' on doors in order to find a replacement for my beloved Logitech MX 610 lazer mouse that I've used for over five years now that recently broke, and I happened upon the war of optical vs lazer and claw vs palm, and realised it wasn't going to be a simple process finding a replacement. As a result of that, I've theorized that I'd like to try an optical and ditch the lazer technology. I never bargained upon the technology or the DPI rating when I bought the Logitech, I just bought it because it felt right. Maybe I'll notice the difference in optical mice and become a pro like I always dreamed I'd be (sure, Daniel, sure *pat pat*), or maybe I won't and I'd miss the lazer and its slight acceleration, speed, and comparability with bare wood, but either way I wanted to give it a shot.
Throughout my searches I was struggling to find the right mouse that met my criteria, which is basically an ergonomic shell with big dimensions that is similar in size to my old Logitech and had no less than 7 buttons, but would ideally have 8, 9 or 10. I have become so used to being able to mute my audio and raise and the lower the volume of Windows with my mouse that I don't think I could do without it. There were a couple of MMO mice that caught my eye which I could program to do that, but I don't think I'd find them comfortable because my thumb would be resting on the buttons all the time, and that would freak me out. The rest of the mice that caught my eye were all lazer mice or wireless. I don't mind going wireless again, but I'd rather go wired. I'm sick of double AA's.
Step in the Avior 7000. I first saw the Naos 7000 and liked the styling, but then I noticed that the Avior had two extra buttons and had even similar dimensions to my Logitech. I also noticed the forum here had a rather large discussion on it, and I've used OC.net for research before, so I thought I'd join and ask whether anyone knew where I could get the Avior 7000 for less than the €80 that Mionix has it for? Someone said they found it for €65. Amazon has it for £80 with free shipping, which is a lot. I don't know why Amazon have it priced so high. Usually they have the best prices. Scan has it for £67 with shipping, which is the same as €80 from Mionix with free shipping; I'd rather support the creators directly than a faceless online shop like Scan.
Also, can anyone say whether the two buttons on the right side (I'm right-handed) are as useful for additional controls as I'm hoping they are? If they are not accessible or are too easy to press and perform a function, upon disabling them, do they irritate the ring and little finger while they're resting on the right side of the mouse?