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  1. What's your grip style?
    To tell yout the truth I haven't looked into it enough to actually tell what grip I am. Looking at my own grip though I would say a claw would best describe it. I do have larger than average hands.
  2. What's your sensitivity?
    I've been usign the G500 on the default settings and that seems about right (I want to say around ~5000 dpi). I might be a casual enough mouse user I may not notice the difference.
  3. What's your maximum budget?
    I'd like to keep ceiling of around $100US
  4. Do you want additional buttons?
    I would like at least the same number of buttons as my current g500. I think I've programmed the 3 on the side. I'm open to more than that though.
  5. What games do you play?
    I have been playing a lot of Diablo 3 lately. The subtle (and infamous) worn out clicker problem (sometimes doesn't register click, sometimes single click registers as a double) isn't so subtle now. I've also played a but of dragon age: origins, skyrim, and a lot of SC2. Much more casual on the shooters like CS:S or the various CoDs.
  6. Do you mind about prediction?
    I had never heard of prediction (I just looked it up) and do not really have any opinion or preference one way the other. Nor am I sure I would notice one way the other.
  7. Other relevant information:

    I think I have narrowed it down to a few details: namely I think I want to go with a logitech (for not very good reasons) and from logitech down to 3 different models. I had this dream of a eliminating one more wire from my desk by going all wireless but it seems this limits my options so I'm kind of flexible on it. I do like the idea of the onboard memory although I have no idea how if at all often I would actually use that feature. The 602 and 700 I believe both have that.

Main models I'm looking at in no particular order:
  • Logitech G602 Wireless Gaming Mouse: seems to be "gaming grade" while still being wireless from everything I've read. It seems to be relatively new to market so I'm hoping there's no glitches still being worked out. That super long battery life is appealing as well. One of the video review mentioned the convenient thumb rest on the side. That looks like a good feature. Right?
  • Logitech Wireless Gaming Mouse G700: Yes, the 700 not the 700s. Because, at least according to the amazon product page it still comes with a 3 year warranty while the s is only a 1 year. The "worn out clicker" issue still seems widespread enough I think I may just need that 3 year warranty.
  • Logitech G600 MMO Gaming Mouse: Not wireless but there's a refurb model for only $35 and...wow that's a lot of buttons. I think the mere novelty of that many buttons would be fun for some reason. Maybe even program them for other purposes outside of gaming. Mainly considering this for the plethora-of-buttons-for-cheap factor. I'm not sure on the onboard memory for this one. I assume I could find the info but does anybody happen to know?


I'm really not sure how much I would utilize all those buttons on the g600. I don't think it matters that the g600 is wired since from what I've foudn online the battery life of the g700 is so terrible I'll have plugged in at all times anyway which I what I'm accustomed to now so really I'd be getting a "good enough" g700 for the warranty. Which just leaves the much newer probably quite good from gaming and everything else 602. Lots of buttons, wireless and great battery life. With only a year warranty so the clicker will probably wear in 13 months.

I'm not really that much into mice at this point and will most likely not spend a lot of time looking at features or tweaking things to get bettery performance. To give you an idea the g500 I've had for ~2 1/2 years now has those loadable weights. I think I stuck all the heaviest weights in it when I got it and have never adjusted or taken them out the whole time I've had them.

I don't really regularly game. I seem to have some gaming binges separated by one or months. It's really nice to have a good mouse when I do want to to game though.

Guess I really need an all purpose mouse that won't crap out on me any time soon. I don't know if I've provided enough information but hopefully someone has a suggestion redface.gif
Edited by subassy - 4/7/14 at 9:14pm
 
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post #2 of 11
If you must have the high number of side buttons, G602 is your best bet. Great mouse. It also has the other advantage of being the only optical wireless gaming mouse available right now. The other two are laser, which are worse, but I'd have to write a paragraph why, unless you're interested.
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post #3 of 11
G602,new G502 sounds like good options for you TS
post #4 of 11
Out of those 3, the G602 is 100% the best option. You also might look at the new G502. There's a thread about it, so you can see what it looks like.
post #5 of 11
Once we have a full review with all metrics, I may start recommending the G502. I almost never recommend Logitech now because their shapes are just straight up uncomfortable except for probably the G602 and G700.
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Thread Starter 
Thanks for the reply everybody.

I actually never did decide on a mouse. I was all ready to get one but realized I really didn't have a rational for the cost of a new one when I both have one and it's still under warranty.

When I do finally decide to come back and decide on a mouse I will use your advise for the purchase. Thanks again!
 
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Yet another update mere hours after the last one: I just called logitech about a warranty replacement for my g500. Since the g500 is now EOL they're sending me a 502. So that will be nice, right? Guess I don't have to worry about buying one now.
 
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Yet another update mere hours after the last one: I just called logitech about a warranty replacement for my g500. Since the g500 is now EOL they're sending me a 502. So that will be nice, right? Guess I don't have to worry about buying one now.

Wow! Great deal. I'd take that unit any day of the week over my original G500.
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Yet another update mere hours after the last one: I just called logitech about a warranty replacement for my g500. Since the g500 is now EOL they're sending me a 502. So that will be nice, right? Guess I don't have to worry about buying one now.

Yeah when my G5 bit the dust 2 1/2 years into ownership they offered me a G500 but I insisted on a 518, and that's what they gave me. Great service.
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It was a pretty painless process. Although I thought since it was such a common issue they'd pretty just say okay we'll send you a new one but instead the guy had me connect the mouse to another computer to test it out their. Not sure what he would have said if i didn't have another one. I think he might have been in training or something. I'm due for a new mouse though so I'm not complaining.
 
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