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ROCCAT Kone XTD:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826436016

GIGABYTE GM-M8000X:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826146014

I currently have the Mionix Naos 5000 and while I love it, I would just like try other mice.

So I'm trying to decide between these 2 mice. Anyone here own or have owned either of these?

I have fairly big hands (skinny long fingers) though they both look adequate enough to suit my purpose. I play a lot of fps. Which would you guys choose between these two if you had to for larger hands and fps gaming?

Thanks for any help. I actually might end up getting both, test them and send back the one I don't like. Of course Ill have to deal with the restocking fee and shipping but it's a small price to pay I think.
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Are you sure you want to stick with VSCEL laser sensor mice? You might as well get a taste of the high end opticals of today if you're getting a different mouse
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Well I ordered the Kone because I found out it was a bit bigger plus it was $40 off at newegg which is a pretty good deal.

Also, I found this review video and the reviewer has long fingers similar to mine so I'll probably be okay with this mouse. He mentioned he plays a lot of cs so I think it would be a good fit for me since I play many fps games. thumb.gif

Edited by h2spartan - 4/12/14 at 3:06pm
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Are you sure you want to stick with VSCEL laser sensor mice? You might as well get a taste of the high end opticals of today if you're getting a different mouse

I recently tried the Mionix Avior 7000 and I believe it has a pretty decent optical sensor but honestly I couldn't sense much of a difference from my Naos 5000 which has a laser. I really dont think these things will impact my gaming so much as the feel of the mouse. Just feeling comfortable with the mouse is huge for me. Also, I didnt really care for the Avior. The surface was overly smooth and I want one with more of a grip or at least more pronounced side indentations.
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Actually i bought the Avior 7000 a few days ago but I'm sending it back. Just not nearly as comfortable as the Naos to me.

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I have the Kone XTD and I LOVE it! One of the best things I have ever purchased for my gaming life.
I have large hands being 6'6" so its on the larger size and I can palm it comfortably.
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BTW, the Kone talks to you smile.gif
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post #8 of 21
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Originally Posted by Wiz766 View Post

I have the Kone XTD and I LOVE it! One of the best things I have ever purchased for my gaming life.
I have large hands being 6'6" so its on the larger size and I can palm it comfortably.

Awesome! Then I think it is a purchase I wont regret! I was pleasantly surprised to also find out that the Kone is a tad bigger than even the Naos and the Naos is also a large mouse. (granted the naos is wider because of the grip style).

Well, if I end up really liking the Kone, I'll have two mice I can really depend on if one gives out. There's nothing wrong with having options available also. tongue.gif
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I had the Razer Naga and thought it was the best thing in the world till my hand started hurting from a 6+ claw grip while gaming. I regret not one penny of the Kone purchase.
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I had the Razer Naga and thought it was the best thing in the world till my hand started hurting from a 6+ claw grip while gaming. I regret not one penny of the Kone purchase.

Yeah, the sale was just icing on the cake. I would have paid full price for it though. thumb.gif

Looks like a great mouse. I can't wait until it gets to me!
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