Originally Posted by xioros
The G9x is EOL though. Will be hard to find a new one (or used in a good state).
That's were the problem starts. I can barely find anything that fits my hand. Like I said, the Naos 7000 is usable for me, but by not optimal. Weight is easily solved indeed, but there little purpose in doing so if I can't fix the rest.
As for sensor, switches and scroll wheel: the latter 2 are rather important to me. I recently tried a Qpad 8K optical, but the switches felt like garbage. The travel distance was huge and the "trigger feedback" was terrible. I'm a heavy scroll wheel user, particularly in terms of clicking it (I prefer it over holding CTRL to open a page a new tab for example). Most of the mouses I've used to the point where they broke, involved a broken scroll wheel. Most of the time it was the clicking function.
And I have no problem admitting the fact that I'm very demanding
. I spent a lot of time behind my screen and have no problem burning loads of cash on my hobby (with Nvidia's current pricing being an exception
), simply because I don't want the feeling I'm settling
with something that annoys me.
Tried it at a friends place. Didn't feel ergonomic and was rather small.
This is the NAOS. The shape was OK, but I felt like it should have been like 10% bigger.
That's fine, I am rather picky as well. It is just that your initial post made it sound sound otherwise. In fact, the original post made it sound like you basically just wanted a heavier Naos.
I personally don't have any very large mice to suggest, as I have small hands and giant mice would fit me about as well as clown shoes, but I'm sure there is something out there larger than the Naos that isn't terrible. Once you find that, adding weight if needed, as you said yourself, is easy.
If you do want to go after a custom 3D printed shell, it can certainly be done, but you honestly might be better off buying your own 3D printer than contracting it out, as you will undoubtedly go through at least 10 revisions before you get it to feel right. Shape is one thing, but getting the right thickness of material in the right spots to allow buttons to feel right while still having enough structural support not to implode under the weight of your hand is going to be a very fine balancing act.
Also keep in mind that unless you have access to an extremely high quality (expensive) 3D printer, the raw results likely won't be as nice as you are going to want them to be. You're going to have to sand it down quite a bit to get it to feel nice, so print larger to compensate for the loss of material when sanding. End results will also be a lot less sturdy than something that was injection molded with the same design and material, so you're going to have to be mindful of how you treat the thing, or maybe print out a few extra shells to keep on hand.Edited by Zero4549 - 10/9/16 at 1:04pm