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Need a replacement for my SS Xai

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Hi guys, I'm completely new to posting, but I will try my best.

1. What's your grip style?


Palm, sometimes Fingergrip (I am not fluent here, just my imagination from various posts)


2. What's your sensitivity?


400 DPI, Ingame Sensitivity varies from 1.2 - 1.52; the later being my current setting(It's exactly 270° on my QcK Heavy)


3. What's your maximum budget?


tbh as long as it fits and serves me well for several years, I will pay


4. Do you want additional buttons?


I need 1 side-button on my left, additional are fine by me but not necessary.


5. What games do you play?


I play various games from RPG's, Hack'n'Slay to MOBA's and FPS.
I would do fine with any mice except in FPS games, where I except pin-point precision. //My FPS games being CS:GO and Killing Floor


6. Do you mind about prediction?


I don't fully understand this question. If someone could enlighten me, I could answer the question.


7. Other relevant information?

I was a temporary lurker here for my first educated mouse buy(is that even a term) and for improving my CS 1.6 Gameplay (namely http://www.overclock.net/computer-peripherals/173255-cs-s-mouse-optimization-guide.html). So I think I have basic understanding about certain mouse traits, but it was a long time ago therefore I need your help once again.

My mice progression starts with a Razer lachesis in 2006 I think. 3200 DPI was a bit too much, but downscaling harmed my pointer because of negative acceleration. Because I didn't play low sens like I do now I can't comment the grip. After that I tried the Razer Deathadder. In short It was too big and very clunky for me. Next is my youngest mouse, the SS Xai.

It was really nice to grip, the surface is really sticky and solid towards my hand. I bought a plastic pad for it, but my mouse and my movements destroyed it because I used super low sens or maybe the feet and the surface were incompatible, idk. Now I am using a QcK heavy and it runs really smooth. Only complain I would have with it would be that my pinky is in the air and has no resting point.

I can't tell you my opinion about newer mice because I have no local distributor for those.

I read some reviews about the SS Rival and Mionix Naos 7000 and I would be sold, except that they have forms that I can't test.



I hope I made myself as clear as possible.

Good day to you all!
post #2 of 8
Corsair M45, Rival, and Mionix Naos 7000 these mice are all using the same sensor. Which is pretty much the best sensor out right now. The Naos is best for palm grip only. The Rival and Corsair are a little more on the hybrid side. I would also check out DA 2013 which is also an excellent mouse.
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Yeah I am pending between Rival and Naos 7000 right now. Are there any key differences between those 2 ?

On the other hand I am so used to Xai it might be hard for me to switch my mouse. Are there any mice like the Xai in shape and grip ?

The only reason I'm not buying a new Xai is because I can't find a new one to be honest.
Edited by Llyn - 3/27/14 at 6:49am
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Yeah I am pending between Rival and Naos 7000 right now. Are there any key differences between those 2 ?

On the other hand I am so used to Xai it might be hard for me to switch my mouse. Are there any mice like the Xai in shape and grip ?

The only reason I'm not buying a new Xai is because I can't find a new one to be honest.

The Sensei RAW for example is a "refreshed" Xai.
Which means the shape is 1:1 the same..

While i wouldn't get a laser mouse in the first place.
post #5 of 8
Have you looked at the Avior 7000 as well? It is perfectly suited for fingertip grips, it's what I use. It's a lot more nimble than the heavier and larger Naos.
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Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Amperial View Post

The Sensei RAW for example is a "refreshed" Xai.
Which means the shape is 1:1 the same..

While i wouldn't get a laser mouse in the first place.

Yeah I guess I have to get used to another feeling then.

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Originally Posted by metal571 View Post

Have you looked at the Avior 7000 as well? It is perfectly suited for fingertip grips, it's what I use. It's a lot more nimble than the heavier and larger Naos.

This one looks really nice to me, thank you. If it fits your description, it could be perfect.

What are your thoughts on the Avior 8200, is it too expensive for no real improvement or am I missing the point?
Edited by Llyn - 3/27/14 at 4:08pm
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Yeah I guess I have to get used to another feeling then.
This one looks really nice to me, thank you. If it fits your description, it could be perfect.

What are your thoughts on the Avior 8200, is it too expensive for no real improvement or am I missing the point?

The Avior 8200 is like the 7000, but with a terrible sensor instead, lol.

The Avior 7000 is my main mouse right now and I 100% recommend it. Definitely the best mouse I've ever owned by far in my 7 years of FPS gaming.
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post #8 of 8
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Alright guys, thanks for your inputs.

I'm gonna order the Avior 7000, It looks really comfortable for my grip and should withstand some long hour gaming.


Do I have to close this thread or will it get deleted after a while?
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