How hard is it to accept that the mouse is not a big heavy clunky mess to some? It is narrower then the G9, slightly longer, and slightly heavier and people are acting like its a max adjusted out RAT 7. Maybe it is because I am not a 100lb 12yo, but I do not notice the extra 20 grams of the G502
. Everyone holds a mouse differently, but even with my large, long hands I do not touch the sniper button. I guess I use a hybrid claw/palm grip since I am so used to mice being too small for me. The DPI up button on the other hand took some getting used to due to the skinny left click. Seriously, people will nitpick everything. 20 grams is like 8 pennies. Not exactly a burden.
I am not a casual RTS/MMO gamer who only plays WoW and LoL with 20 button mice, but a twitch FPS gamer of ~15 years in titles ranging from the original Wolfenstein and UT99 to newer games like UT3 and TF2 and can appreciate a quality mouse - the sensor in this mouse is second to none. Just because I said my spare drawer has a G5 and G9X doesn't mean I am a Logitech fanboy or that's all I have used or experienced - I have used for myself or PCs I have built mice from Razer, Steelseries, and Mad Catz. I just prefer the size and shape of most Logitech mice...and if I was able to maintain top tier Global Leaderboard status for years in FPS's like UT3 then I think they have done alright. There is a difference in just calling yourself a gamer and being a "Mouse Hipster", and actually holding top level rankings in competitive FPS's.
The response of this mouse from people who actually test it are overwhelmingly positive, but it seems the vocal minority will bash anything based on the company, looks, or maybe due to just skipping breakfast and being cranky
Originally Posted by Diogenes5
Look I like Zowie products but they are still not quite perfect. I really wish they would just give up the ghost on their awful Huano switches and use Omrons.
And I don't think they didn't come out with a 3310 mouse out of a deliberate choice to not confuse customers. I think the sensor is new and not a lot of mice have come out yet. Both CM and Zowie should release updates to their hardcore gaming mice with this sensor. It gives people who use the same mouse for years a compelling reason to upgrade. I have an FK 2012. I would LOVE an FK with this sensor. The ability to adjust DPI steps would be great for me as I don't like being forced to use the steps Zowie forces on you. I am an RTS'er and need to balance speed of mouse movement for micro with control of mouse movement for micro. I want to be able to change my dpi mice but laser mice have too much acceleration for me to develop muscle memory.
As for this mouse, people need to stop getting butt hurt. I used logitech for many years including the MX518 which I had for almost 10 years. I am a claw gripper and it was a mistake to use a palm mouse but the product was still good. Most people don't simply know the difference in mice ergonomics to be able to tell what suits them.
Logitech has a lot of retailers they work with that carry their products. They need to create a product that appeals to more of the mass market and most of the mass market is MOBA and MMO players. You can't expect Best Buy to hold in stock stuff like a Zowie FK because the common pc gamer consumer (which is already a very niche market) plays WOW or League--which means they want complicated macro software and ridiculously high, useless DPI's. Logitech made compromises with this product and a lot of hardcore gamers are unhappy. But we're the minority so we just need to deal with it. I just hope Logitech releases a g9x shaped mouse with this sensor; it would be divine.
The mouse isn't perfect, and I was one of the first people to nitpick and bash its faults right on its release day. To disregard it as a gimmicky POS though is totally harsh and unfair. The sensor is world class. If the casing and layout doesn't work for your grip or hand size, that is your personal issue and not the fault of the manufacturer.Edited by Puck - 4/11/14 at 12:30pm