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Hi all,

I've been using a Storm Spawn for a while now and it is starting to twitch randomly. I really have liked the ring finger rest, but I am wondering if there is something new since I bought it in 2012.

My preferences are:
-Claw Grip
-Optical
-Omron

Updated List:
Avior/Storm V2
Alcor
Savu

These are mice that I see (in order of what seems best):
Avior
Naos (can this be clawed? I am used to a ring finger rest on the spawn)
Rival
Alcor
Savu

Which of these mice would you guys recommend? Are there any upcoming releases I should wait for?

Thanks!
Edited by D2234 - 3/6/14 at 10:36pm
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post #2 of 21
get another spawn or wait for CM Storm to come out with the refresh (which they are doing)

Edited by discoprince - 3/6/14 at 7:18pm
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Originally Posted by discoprince View Post

get another spawn or wait for CM Storm to come out with the refresh (which they are doing)

What's the ETA on the Spawn V2? I assume that is what is in the pic?
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post #4 of 21

The Naos can be "hybrid" 'd gripped. But its primarily a palm grip mouse, not claw grip. If you are a claw grip user, then you should probably cross that off your list.

post #5 of 21
Cross Rival off the list aswell.

Got the Kana v2, Savu, Rival.
Kana and Savu is good for claw/fingertip. Rival is pure palm unless you got bigfoot hands.
post #6 of 21
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Updated List:
Avior
Alcor
Savu

Which one do you guys think is the best out of these 3? Is the transition from Spawn to Avior okay (anyone have personal experience with this)? Would you guys just wait for Spawn V2?

PS: Does anyone know the ETA on it?
Edited by D2234 - 3/6/14 at 10:42pm
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post #7 of 21
Nothing official has been announced with the Spawn v2 or Alcor v2 unfortunately. It could be a number of months before they're available.

I don't claw so I'll leave comfort up to someone else, but in terms of sensor performance and build quality the Avior 7000 is the top dog at the moment.
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Anyone think its okay to buy a avior open box? newegg has the avior open box for 63.99 which saves me some good money
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post #9 of 21
It in terms of sensor performance and build quality the Avior 7000 is the top dog at the moment.tc1yGG
post #10 of 21
Can wait when new xornet/ spawn came out. These mice are perfect for claw grip !
+ weight and best teflon feet ever(they are like pillows)
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