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So i'm looking for a mouse to replace my 5yo Diamondback that is starting to have the scroll wheel go out. I want something that has the same feel as a diamondback and works well with my claw grip. I don't anything when it comes to mice and this Diamondback is the only gaming mouse i have owned.
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The razer death adder is pretty good, it has the same clicker style and same mouse shape. I've had it for about 6 months and love it smile.gif

edit: The palm part of the mouse does not have the same elevated style as the diamond back though.
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I have tried using the DA but i can't stand it. It was to big for me and i couldn't find a comfortable way to hold it.
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As long as you don't take one of the 5600 dpi razer mice, or any other mouse with the philips twin-eye sensor you're fine.
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might try a rat 5, or logitech g9x. i think you would like the customizability of the g9x

i personally have a deathadder, and logitech g5, and much prefer the da. but for claw grip, i think the ones i mentioned above should be rather nice.

good luck!

EDIT: or just get another diamondback, also the g5 i have has that sort of shape, only problem with it for me is the right click quit working, prolly from being carted around in my case so many times
Edited by rocker22dallas - 2/22/11 at 5:24pm
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There are not many good mice that have the Diamondback's shape.

Shape wise ~ Abyssus

Xai is good mouse but it has the same shape as DA and IME, which you dislike. G9x is a smaller mouse so it depends if you like the grip.
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I have a hard time imagining someone not liking the DeathAdder by the way, best mouse after my old MX500.
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The razer death adder is pretty good, it has the same clicker style and same mouse shape. I've had it for about 6 months and love it smile.gif

edit: The palm part of the mouse does not have the same elevated style as the diamond back though.

What? DeathAdder like Diamondback? LOL, not even close. The only mouse that is practically exactly like the Diamondback is the Copperhead. The only way the OP can get a Copperhead is to buy it 2nd hand used. The Copperhead and Diamondback series have been discontinued. Kind of sad though as I hoped Razer would keep them in their line-up of mouses. Now they got those ugly Tron and Spectre mouses frown.gif.

The closest the OP is going to get to the Diamondback style is Abyssus and Lachesis. But Lachesis is going to feel too big even though it's claw/fingertip style. So either find a used Diamondback/Copperhead off eBay or maybe Amazon or go with Abyssus or Lachesis. I still have my Copperhead but I'm not willing to part with it as it shall remain my back up mouse forever biggrin.gif.
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I have a hard time imagining someone not liking the DeathAdder by the way, best mouse after my old MX500.

It's not about liking it, it's about the play style and shape. A person playing with a Diamondback for years is going to have a hard time changing to palm style. The DA is purely for palm players as it's too awkward to play it fingertip and claw style. I used to play claw more on Diamondback but swapped over to palm because of DA. Back then they didn't have any good palm gaming mouse so I played with Diamondback and then Copperhead and then DA & Mamba.
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Originally Posted by Deluxe;12487893 
I have a hard time imagining someone not liking the DeathAdder by the way, best mouse after my old MX500.

I hate the ergonomic shape that doesn't allow claw gripping. I hate its bulky weight. I hate its malfunctioning at any setting lower than 1800DPI. I hate the Deathadder.

As far as I know there hasn't been a single top tier player who has stuck with the Deathadder. Cypher, Spartie, Dahang, and even Cooller all switched to something else within a few months simply because the Deathadder is too bulky for any fast paced FPS game.
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Originally Posted by Riou;12487887 
There are not many good mice that have the Diamondback's shape.

Shape wise ~ Abyssus

Xai is good mouse but it has the same shape as DA and IME, which you dislike. G9x is a smaller mouse so it depends if you like the grip.


Xai does not have the same shape as the DA and IME 3.0. It has a similar shape of the MS Intellimouse 1.1.

You're not really going to find a mouse withthe same shape as the Diamondback. If you're loooking for a good "smaller" mouse, I would suggest a Xai if you use hard surfaces. If not, the Zowie EC2 is a good alternative for a smaller mouse.
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