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So my current mouse (MX Revolution) has been having so clicking problems lately and I've decided it's time to get something new. Problem is is that I can't find anything that I think I'd like as a replacement. I've looked at threads here already, so I have an idea of what people recommend. But mice now seem to be missing one feature that I find myself using all the time, the side scroll wheel. Since my keyboard doesn't have any fancy buttons to change the volume, I do so with my mouse. Current mice don't seem to have this and so I wonder how I'd adapt. Any suggestions?
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I'm using the Razer Naga for gaming reasons, but I have tons of macros set for desktop use such as, adjust volume, new tabs, open my most used programs. Stuff like that...the 1-12 number pad on the side is amazing.
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Originally Posted by Goharder View Post
I'm using the Razer Naga for gaming reasons, but I have tons of macros set for desktop use such as, adjust volume, new tabs, open my most used programs. Stuff like that...the 1-12 number pad on the side is amazing.
Ya I notice that. I'm not sure how I'd like a mouse with that many buttons on the side. I might head to Fry's and see if I can get a feel for some of these mice.
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Originally Posted by kurt1288 View Post
Ya I notice that. I'm not sure how I'd like a mouse with that many buttons on the side. I might head to Fry's and see if I can get a feel for some of these mice.
Yeah I thought it was going to be annoying with that many buttons but they made it the perfect size fits my hands perfect and after a few days use it felt pretty natural using the buttons.
There is also the Razer Mamba, close to the same mouse just less buttons to play with.
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Yeah I thought it was going to be annoying with that many buttons but they made it the perfect size fits my hands perfect and after a few days use it felt pretty natural using the buttons.
There is also the Razer Mamba, close to the same mouse just less buttons to play with.
Ya. The Mamba seems like a wireless version of the BA (I know it's not, I'm just comparing). There is a wireless version of the Naga, but I'm not sure I want to spend $130 on a mouse (and reading reviews on Newegg, it seems that the wireless mode has a lot of problems).
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post #6 of 16
MX-518. I use the side two buttons as an effective scroll. Not exactly a wheel, but it might suit your needs.

It's hands-down the best mouse I've ever owned.
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post #7 of 16
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MX-518. I use the side two buttons as an effective scroll. Not exactly a wheel, but it might suit your needs.

It's hands-down the best mouse I've ever owned.
Thing is is that I'd use the two buttons for other things. If I found a mouse with 4 side buttons that'd probably do. I'm thinking of the Naga just cause it has what I need (I think), even though it's really overkill.

EDIT. Just realized that the Mamba has 4 "side" buttons. Now whether or not to spend that much money.
Edited by kurt1288 - 4/2/11 at 12:41pm
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post #8 of 16
get the G700. It has a similar body shape to the MX revolution and also has the hyper scrolling option. It also has plenty of programmable buttons
Edited by DeckerDontPlay - 4/2/11 at 12:50pm
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I love my DeathAdder. It fits my hand perfectly, I have medium sized hands.

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What about the G500 and G700? Comments about it?
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