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URGENT! G9x vs Xai vs R.A.T. 7 vs G500 for a heavy CLAW GRIP USER!

post #1 of 37
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hello everyone

i am in the market today to get a new mouse for myself

i owned a Microsoft Intellimouse 3.0 and Steelseries Ikari Laser and i can say that both are great mouse but i figure out that i am a heavy claw grip user and both mouse doesn't suite my style very well

unfortunately RTS games is the type of game(Dota) that i really enjoy playing and both mouse isn't able to satisfy me

the Microsoft Intellimouse has a good feel to it but is way too big and way too slow for me

the Steelseries Ikari is a Phenomenal Mouse especially for FPS it just melts on my hands. but as soon as i claw grip it feels very awkward and is hard to do a quick lift up because i can't grip this mouse the way i like and i feel that this mouse suite more for palm grip


i am currently in a hurry looking for a claw grip mouse that will suite my style

i am looking at these possible candidates for my purchase
-Logitech G9x
-Steelseries Xai
-Cyborg R.A.T. 7
-Logitech G500???

im leaning toward the G9x because of the hyper scroll wheel and it looks like a better build mouse of all


pls help me decide fast
Edited by raclimja - 2/11/11 at 6:50pm
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post #2 of 37
G500 is better if you're palm gripped iirc. Same with Xai. I'd go with the G9x but only because I love mine, and I'm a claw/finger tip grip.
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post #3 of 37
well the g500 i do palm since its so big and made for that more like
your claws will be on the g9x better
g500 also has the hyper scroll, i like its variable weight also, but hate the nasty textured thing they did to it
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G500 is better if you're palm gripped iirc. Same with Xai. I'd go with the G9x but only because I love mine, and I'm a claw/finger tip grip.
i am a heavy claw grip type and i like small mouse(but not way too small)

im about to pull the trigger but when i saw this reviews makes me worried
http://www.overclock.net/computer-pe...-reviewed.html

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post #5 of 37
Quote:
Originally Posted by raclimja View Post
i am a heavy claw grip type and i like small mouse(but not way too small)

im about to pull the trigger but when i saw this reviews makes me worried
http://www.overclock.net/computer-pe...-reviewed.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jg_IeVw01hg
I personally went from a larger palm-grip oriented mouse (Razer Deathadder), and I was afraid that the G9x might be too small myself. However, it's actually a decent size. Larger than I expected it to be anyway.

What exactly makes you worried?
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post #6 of 37
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pls help me decide

i got a phenomenal deal on all the mice and i got only 3 hours left so pls help me decide fast

i can get Logitech G500 for $40
i can get Logitech G9x for $50
i can get Steelseries Xai for $35
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Originally Posted by Shrimp View Post
I personally went from a larger palm-grip oriented mouse (Razer Deathadder), and I was afraid that the G9x might be too small myself. However, it's actually a decent size. Larger than I expected it to be anyway.

What exactly makes you worried?
according to the reviews

the Logitech G9x is hard to grip and is don't have very good feel vs the competition

according to them G500 is better than G9x

but i am claw grip type so i am confused
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post #8 of 37
It personal preference since u play dota/rts the sensor shouldnt really bother you or conflict with your game play. i personally use alienware tacx another g9x variant. If i had a chance to get the deal your getting i would go for the xai, but cant beat logitech warranty though hm. Btw i paly dota/hon too
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I have seen nothing but phenomenal reviews for the R.A.T.7
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It personal preference since u play dota/rts the sensor shouldnt really bother you or conflict with your game play. i personally use alienware tacx another g9x variant. If i had a chance to get the deal your getting i would go for the xai, but cant beat logitech warranty though hm. Btw i paly dota/hon too
believe it or not i got my used Steelseries Ikari Laser(mint condition) for $22 including shipping

you just have to be patient cause those deals are around the internet
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