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Can anyone vouch for the quality on the Deathadder Chroma? The scroll wheel mouse button on my current EVGA mouse is becoming unresponsive. I saw that Razer has a Deus Ex special edition mouse but I have no idea if the mouse is worth the $70 they are asking for it. Is it worth it?

Are there any better choices? I've also looked at Corsair but they don't look like they would be comfortable for a palm grip user. I won't even consider Logitech after getting burnt by them way too many times in the past.
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There's a ton of better choices regarding quality. Namely Logitech. However there's always tradeoffs. Like Logitech ergo mice have either heavy weight and/or sniper buttons (puke). Not to mention the over the top designs. If you get a deathadder just get a cheaper variant. Older models like 2013 are the better choice anyway in many people's opinion including mine.
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I'm not touching Logitech ever again. I have been burned by their low quality products more times than I can remember at this point. If Logitech is the best choice for mice then I'd rather just stick with my current mouse. I don't want to have to buy a new mouse every year.
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Originally Posted by SchmoSalt View Post

I'm not touching Logitech ever again. I have been burned by their low quality products more times than I can remember at this point. If Logitech is the best choice for mice then I'd rather just stick with my current mouse. I don't want to have to buy a new mouse every year.
Doesn't Logitech have a really generous RMA policy?
Also, if you're think Logitech make low build quality mice, don't buy a Razer, lol
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Using that Razer mouse as of 2 weeks ago you are asking about. Fantastic mouse. Very comfortable. Also grabbed the BlackWidow Chroma keyboard to go along with it. My previous setup for the last 3 years has been a Logitech G710+ keyboard and Logitech G400s mouse. I have always bought and used nothing but Logitech hardware for keyboard/mouse. This is my first time giving Razer a go and I am impressed. No regrets.
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Oh wow a wild X10 user. Never thought I'd see one.

Doesn't surprise me that the scroll button might be flaking out. They cut corners on the scroll button(cheap tactile switch) and the power cable(soldered on) for the button pcb.

Amazing shape imo. Same with the buttons.

Useless stuff that no one cares about trivia time! The DPI buttons(ttc low profile) on the X10 are used for the main m1/m2 buttons on the Saitek RAT 1 and the Dexin/Gamdias Zeus. The Zeus's msrp was $129.99 when it was released. \o/
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I'm not the biggest fan of Zowie but I've never had one of the newer zowies break on me - pretty sure I put like 2 years into my FK and the thing still works

I've owned two deathadders and both broke - one broke from a firmware update and the other one had a piece of plastic under the LMB that snapped off and I couldn't click anymore.. tongue.gif
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Originally Posted by FattysGoneWild View Post

Using that Razer mouse as of 2 weeks ago you are asking about. Fantastic mouse. Very comfortable. Also grabbed the BlackWidow Chroma keyboard to go along with it. My previous setup for the last 3 years has been a Logitech G710+ keyboard and Logitech G400s mouse. I have always bought and used nothing but Logitech hardware for keyboard/mouse. This is my first time giving Razer a go and I am impressed. No regrets.
No offense, but you can hardly judge build quality if the mouse doesn't have a chance to break in such little time
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what must one do with his mice to get himself to think that logitech products have below average build quality?
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My DA 2013 have multiple repair and mods but still kickin'.
the scroll wheel shaft is made of a really crappy plastic, so i reemplaced the shaft with a piece of a metal Hey key and the rotary enconder with a High Quality one (ALPS Japan). After 1.5yr both click start having the classic "double click" problem, so borrow new switches from a dead G502.
Edited by lexer - 8/26/16 at 8:45pm
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