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What mice should I look for, for my hand style?

post #1 of 13
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I've always thought I used a "claw-grip", but lately I'm thinking that, that might just not be the case. So I thought it was a fingertip grip. Judging by what razer has on their site, I could have this style but I'm not too sure.

It looks like I use a mix between a claw-grip and a fingertip-grip.

What mice should I look for? I tend to be VERY picking and can't seem to find any mice that really fit my play style. I like the MS Wireless 4000 mouse, but it lacks a quality scroll wheel.
post #2 of 13
When you use your mouse in a game, you are often not really aware of what style you use. Not many people use a real "claw" grip or "palm" grip. More often they are somewhere in between. Next time you are gaming, pause to check the position of your hand. You may be surprised.

The other thing is that sometimes the grip you use isnt the one that is most suitable for you, but it is dictated by the mouse. For example, at home I have a palm grip (I dont push my hand all the way against the mouse, my hand is relaxed when I play, but I do "palm" the mouse) on my G500. While with the small cheap HP mouse at work I use sort of a fingertip grip. That small microsoft mouse you are using may be doing the same to you.

You can read about a 100 reviews and you still wouldnt be able to tell which mouse would be comfortable for you. When it comes to mice, "the the proof of the pudding is in the eating". If there is a store near you that allows you to hold the mice, I would advice you to go have a look. Another thing you could do is just order 3 different mice you think you might like and keep the one most comfortable to you. You may not be able to do this with every shop though. Here in Holland, there are a few reputable shops that allow me to order stuff and just send it back in 7 days if its not to my liking.

If you like the MS wireless mouse, you should ask yourself what it is you like so much. A few standout features are the rubberized grip on the sides. The fact that the mouse is small and light, That it is symmetric and not very contoured, and of course that its wireless. Just looking at it objectively, and since you exppressed an interest in razer products, I suggest you have a look at the razer orochi (take into account that for "gaming performance" it seems advisable to plug it in instead of using it wireless). It seems to have quite a similar feature set to the MS wireless 4000, just more suited for gaming. Good luck!
Edited by kazuyamishima - 4/15/11 at 2:20pm
post #3 of 13
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the input. I agree. But one thing that would help is if my search was narrowed down a bit.

Ha, it was that mouse and the Spectre that was suggested previously; but I haven't been able to try them out yet.


So far the mice I've liked in the past years has been:
  • Similar design to the Logitech RX250. I grew up on the mouse.
  • Razer Diamond Back
  • MS Wireless 4000
  • Sort of liked the Logitech M515/M510 (can't remember the exact name. Looks to be more the M510).
  • Tried out a Microsoft Comfort 4000. Was kinda surprised that I kinda liked the feel. But I don't know about long term use.
Ones that I have tried but didn't like:
  • Razer Lachesis
  • Razer Deathadder
  • Logitech G500/MX518/G5
  • Razer Abyssus
  • Saitek PC Cyborg RAT7
  • Logitech Basic Mouse
  • Logitech V100 (and similar designs)
  • Microsoft Basic Optical
  • Microsoft Comfort mouse 4500
  • Microsoft Wireless 5000
  • Microsoft Sidewinder
  • Logitech MX Revolution
  • Logitech "Anywhere" Mouse
  • Logitech MX500/600
  • Some verbaitum
  • Microsoft Arc Mouse
  • Microsoft Natural Wireless 6000
  • Steelseries Xai
  • Some other Steelseries

Edited by Domino - 4/15/11 at 2:33pm
post #4 of 13
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bumpage.
post #5 of 13
It seem like I have a very similar grip to you, so I would suggest the cm storm spawn

its the only mouse that fit perfectly out the about 20gaming mice i tried

http://www.cmstorm.com/en/products/peripherals/spawn/
post #6 of 13
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Originally Posted by HaiiYaa View Post
It seem like I have a very similar grip to you, so I would suggest the cm storm spawn

its the only mouse that fit perfectly out the about 20gaming mice i tried

http://www.cmstorm.com/en/products/peripherals/spawn/
Thanks for the suggestion. Sucks that this isn't available in Canada.

I don't know how I would respond to the pinky/4th finger support?

Also interested in the Logitech G9x. It seems like I'm not a fan of wide mice either. Anything 4-5 cm is annoying and feels awkard to me.
post #7 of 13
The G9(x) might be your only option. Its default grip is very versatile and feels pretty good both to palm and to finger. The precision grip feels especially good to claw, as its shape and texture provide an extremely good grip. If you don't like wide mice, then you could just stick with the precision grip, or even use the mouse without any of them attached. It's not the most cost effective mouse, but it's a good all rounder.
    
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post #8 of 13
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Originally Posted by DMGDeed View Post
The G9(x) might be your only option. Its default grip is very versatile and feels pretty good both to palm and to finger. The precision grip feels especially good to claw, as its shape and texture provide an extremely good grip. If you don't like wide mice, then you could just stick with the precision grip, or even use the mouse without any of them attached. It's not the most cost effective mouse, but it's a good all rounder.
Ya, thats the reason why I didn't pick one up. It is such a costly mouse. Though I have in the past spent quite a bit on the MX Revolution when it came out.
post #9 of 13
Try eBay, since I've seen, at least, the G9 being won for £30 or less. A G9x'll obviously cost a bit more, but I got mine on Amazon for £41, as the packaging's in pretty bad shape. Hang around your favourite sites and see how low the price gets.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
T7250 Shill 8600M GT, 256MB VRAM 2GB, 1GB (Kingston rebrand) 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
WD Scorpio Blue Windows 7 Ultimate, 64-bit 1440*900, glossy Surprisingly solid for a notebook 
MouseMouse Pad
Logitech G9x steelseries QcK mini 
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T7250 Shill 8600M GT, 256MB VRAM 2GB, 1GB (Kingston rebrand) 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
WD Scorpio Blue Windows 7 Ultimate, 64-bit 1440*900, glossy Surprisingly solid for a notebook 
MouseMouse Pad
Logitech G9x steelseries QcK mini 
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post #10 of 13
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Originally Posted by DMGDeed View Post
Try eBay, since I've seen, at least, the G9 being won for £30 or less. A G9x'll obviously cost a bit more, but I got mine on Amazon for £41, as the packaging's in pretty bad shape. Hang around your favourite sites and see how low the price gets.
One of the local shops does online price matching. It looks like the G9x can be had for as low as 77 CAD. Which clip-on are you using for the G9x?
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