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[LifeHacker]Don’t Spend Good Money on a Not-That-Fast Gaming/Performance Mouse

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Can any mouse, no matter how expense, be that much "faster" at clicking? Your common sense tells you no, and it's right. One manufacturer released test results showing that a $100 "performance" mouse was actually slower than a $12 cheap-o.
I found this to be rather interesting...discuss.

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post #2 of 108
People buy a gaming mouse for increased click speed?
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People don't really buy high performance mice for clicking ability, as far as I know. I guess it could be important in RTS games, but I don't know. I believe the main reasoning is the tracking ability and shape/build quality.
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I actually did a test with a regular mouse and a gaming mouse a few months ago.

The gaming mouse blew the everyday one out of the water.

http://www.overclock.net/pc-games/85...ence-does.html
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Lol @ article... is this a joke? Does this guy honestly think manufacturers claim gaming mice click faster? Because I bought my MX518 and G500 because of features such as extra buttons, a sensitivity switch and a comfortable gaming grip.
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Here's the actual article: http://www.warmouse.com/pr032811.html

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Aside from the multi-button interface, the two factors that were determined to be the most important in determining the speed of a mouse were not its price, its manufacturer, or its specifications, but rather the presence of a laser sensor and the user's familiarity with the mouse.

Edited by DuckieHo - 3/29/11 at 8:04am
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I didn't know there was bad money...that's more news to me.
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post #8 of 108
Moral:

Just dont buy Razer and other Philips Twin Eye driven mice.
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Originally Posted by Kand View Post
Moral:

Just dont buy Razer and other Philips Twin Eye driven mice.
I don't have a problem with Phillips twin eye, but Razer's products are sub-par compared to everything else. Razer used to make solid performing hardware, nowadays it's passed through the QC process (if there even is one) by some uneducated schmuck.

The best mice I've used: CM Sentinel (no joke!) and the Mionix Naos 5000, even though the Mionix isn't very comfy for me.
post #10 of 108
An $80.00+ mouse would be the last thing on my mind when I build a rig lmao this is ridiculous. I know pros at FPS games that still use ball mouses, just for the fun of it.
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