Decided for the Mionix Alioth XXL now because of the reportedly very responsive and even waterproof surface, the stiched edges and the 20% dicount at their store
As for the mice I made some changes. Ordered so far:
Mionix Castor, Razer Deathadder Chroma, Logitech G303 and Gigabyte XM300. Did not go for a G502 because I am uncertain in terms of its shape and buttons. The Zowie EC2-A is currently unavailable. Won't be back on Caseking before the end of June / early July.
The Castor and DA Chroma are already here. My first impressions:Castor:
Great shape you can really grip into at the bottom. Perfect for faster movements and flick shots. However, I do not really know where to place my ring finger. It feels like the edge on the right side is in the way and placing the finger above and below does not feel that comfortable and natural for the moment. Otherwise its really a great mouse. The sensor feels snappy and responsive, very equal to the Naos but with lighter movements (due to less weight) I would say. Left and right click have a good feedback, feel very tactile. RMB clicks a bit louder on my sample though. But altogether the clicks do feel as nice as for the Naos. Futhermore the wheel is a much easier to scroll and does not snap in that much (feels less tactile but is much faster to move on the other hand). The side buttons are smaller and much less tactile. Feels like a lighter version of a LMB with less click response / feedback.
The mouse, its buttons and the sensors do not rattle at all (such as the Naos). The cable has the same braiding and feels way too stiff again.DA Chroma:
Also a great shape but more of one where you lay your hand ontop instead of gripping into (at the bottom). Feels larger over all.
Sensing is also good so far but somehow the Castor feels faster to move. I even pushed the 3989 up +100 DPI to match it to the Mionix but still the Castor feels a bit faster and responsive. Maybe its because of the design (better grab into the shape) making you think you move a lighter mouse. Or it might be the fact that I am used to Mionix' implementation of the 3310, idk...
In terms of clicks the DA is slightly faster with less actuation force and travel distance.But on the other hand LMB and RMB do not feel that tactile and responsive. The right one also feels slightly mushy. I guess those will wear down much faster than the buttons of the Mionix.
Nevertheless the wheel feels very nice. Equal the one of the Naos I would say, tactile and snappy. The side buttons have a good size, tactile feedback and actuation force (will not be clicked by accident). The cable is a bit thinner than the Castor’s and less stiff. Its also a bit offset in height so it will not scratch the pad that easily.
Furthermore there are no worrying quality issues. Everything is properly attached and there is no rattling. The only thing I noticed is that the rubber stands off a millimeter at the front of the right side. But thats just a tiny detail you won't notice in daily use, just when lowering the pinky finger to the very bottom at the front.
I will now take some furhter time to compare them in practice. So far I am more with the Mionix despite the issue with ring finger placement...but I will see how they compete in games after some hours.
Hopefully the G303 and XM300 will arrive tomorrow so I will have some more mice to compare Edited by Dr Strangelove - 6/9/16 at 10:54am