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I've been looking at a couple mice lately that offer an "easy aim" button that lowers the DPI of the mouse with a button push. The two are the Roccat Kone+ and the R.A.T. 7/9. For those that have experience with the feature, do you find it very useful?

I was wondering if anybody knew of any other mice that offer this, OR if any mice drivers have managed to implement this. I looked through the setpoint software for my G5, so I guess Logitech is out.
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My mouse has that option and to be honest, its more of a hassle than anything else. Especially if you're accustomed to not having it.
EDIT: Its more useful in older games, such as CSS. It lowers your DPI enough that you can't correct for "breathing" in the more modern games. True, it is useful every now and then, but I'd rather have that extra button as a knife or nade throw than anything else.
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My Mx518 has DPI controls on top. It's not that uncommon in mice.
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Personally, I think it's not very useful. The fact that it's switching doesn't really help for aiming, unless you NEED that headshot. And even if you do want that functionality, I know using the source engine [Only thing I've played recently] you can create a script to do the same, but bound to a different mouse button, AND it doesn't lower the DPI, which keeps the accuracy higher.
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post #5 of 14
Its a great feature. Im a Kone owner.
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My Logitech G9x has this feature. There's two buttons flush with the mouse right behind the left click that adjust DPI on the fly. There are 5 settings, and what DPI those settings set is adjustable in the setpoint software.

While I think it would be way too much of a hassle to adjust it while you're sniping in an FPS (I mean, it does take 2-3 seconds to move your finger, click, move it back, not to mention you'd probably move the mouse a bit while you're changing it) when you have to make split second shots, it does come in handy when people who are used to super slow mice get to my computer tongue.gif I put it on the highest DPI, and they have no idea how to control it, so a couple clicks and they're good.
post #7 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by videoman5;11708173 
My Mx518 has DPI controls on top. It's not that uncommon in mice.

I think he means the functionality where its a press and hold for a temporary sensitivity adjustment, rather than change the actual DPI of the mouse.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Dirtyworks;11708221 
I think he means the functionality where its a press and hold for a temporary sensitivity adjustment, rather than change the actual DPI of the mouse.

Ah. That makes sense. Still, if I am sniping, I want to be able to increase the DPI in a moments notice.
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I'm a rush sniper and the great majority of my SR kills are drag shots, so you can see why I don't use it smile.gif
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Dirtyworks;11708221 
I think he means the functionality where its a press and hold for a temporary sensitivity adjustment, rather than change the actual DPI of the mouse.

Yes that is what I mean, I should have specified.

I have the DPI +/- buttons on my old ass G5, but couldn't really see myself fiddling around with those 2 buttons in the heat of a gun fight. Not to mention most dpi buttons tend to be just below the mouse wheel which would make it even harder to adjust the dpi, then fire the gun with the left mouse button.

I was thinking about the R.A.T. 9 but the ergonomics look rather awkward, and I've heard people with smaller hands like myself have troubles with the back knobs sticking into their palms.
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