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Just wondering because it is really heavy to me and I am thinking about getting a new mouse. I just want to know that the one I am getting will be much lighter and not heavier or just a little bit lighter.

Thanks a ton. The mouse reference guide does not have the weight of this mouse and I cannot find the scale in the house at the moment so I need some help here.

Thinking about getting the Xai since its only 98g. 15g heavier than the IE 3.0 which is only 3 nickels, so really barely anything. The extra weight might even be a good thing since I dont want my mouse to float away! IMO the intellimouse is a bit too light, but that is just me.

Anyways, back to the question please!
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Originally Posted by hfcobra View Post
Just wondering because it is really heavy to me and I am thinking about getting a new mouse. I just want to know that the one I am getting will be much lighter and not heavier or just a little bit lighter.

Thanks a ton. The mouse reference guide does not have the weight of this mouse and I cannot find the scale in the house at the moment so I need some help here.

Thinking about getting the Xai since its only 98g. 15g heavier than the IE 3.0 which is only 3 nickels, so really barely anything. The extra weight might even be a good thing since I dont want my mouse to float away! IMO the intellimouse is a bit too light, but that is just me.

Anyways, back to the question please!
the G500 weight is 120G WITHOUT additional WEIGHTS.

I dont use the G500, but From what I've heard the mouse really feels heavy and unbalanced, so I understand that any Respectable(decent?) mouse will be lighter and more balanced.
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Originally Posted by hfcobra View Post
Thinking about getting the Xai since its only 98g. 15g heavier than the IE 3.0
If you mean the IME 3.0, then someone lied to you. The IME 3.0 is ~95 grams.
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If you mean the IME 3.0, then someone lied to you. The IME 3.0 is ~95 grams.
IIRC, the IME3.0 is in the 10Xg ball park unless the respawns weight slightly less. Newer DA 3.5g/BE has a weight of 112g which is pushing it.


G500 is indeed 120g.
Edited by Skylit - 4/21/11 at 3:38am
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If you mean the IME 3.0, then someone lied to you. The IME 3.0 is ~95 grams.
I was probably thinking of the Intellimouse 1.0 then. Just looking for something taht isnt really heavy cause this G500 is really getting on my nerves with the weight. The Xai is supposed to be 98g but I dont know if that is a good weight or not.

Probably will have to try out some more mice before I get the feel for what weight I like.
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Yes the G500 is 120g without weights or the cartridge and without weighing the cable. I also measured the weight of the other mice that I had laying around for a comparison without the cable weight added.

G500 - 120g
Deathadder 3G - 109g
MX518 (old version) - 105g
Xai - 99g
Intellimouse Optical 1.1 - 82g
Asia pro gaming edition salmosa - 56g

EDIT- Fixed a derp.
Edited by Derp - 4/21/11 at 5:41pm
post #7 of 17
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Originally Posted by avinin1 View Post
the G500 weight is 120G WITHOUT additional WEIGHTS.

I dont use the G500, but From what I've heard the mouse really feels heavy and unbalanced, so I understand that any Respectable(decent?) mouse will be lighter and more balanced.
I wouldn't call it unbalanced, but I do think it's heavy. Honestly though, that's one of the biggest selling points to me. I'm not sure if this is an odd opinion to have, but I love it when my mouse has some extra weight to it.
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Yes the G500 is 120g without weights or the cartridge and without weighing the cable. I also measured the weight of the other mice that I had laying around for a comparison without the cable weight added.

G500 - 120g
Deathadder 3G - 109g
MX518 (old version) - 105g
Xai - 99g
IME 1.1 - 82g
Asia pro gaming edition salmosa - 56g
Alright thanks for the info. I will need to see how I like the Xai when it arrives later next week to decide how I like the weight. It seems like the lightest of all the popular mice other than the IME 1.1 so I think I will really like it. Still going to try one of the new mice with the 3090 sensor, just waiting for the ambidextrous one from Puretrak or the new mouse from Steelseries if it has the 3090 sensor.

Hope one of them comes out soon! >.<
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Time to hit one of these if 120g is wearing out your hand/wrist/arm
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Originally Posted by hfcobra View Post
Alright thanks for the info. I will need to see how I like the Xai when it arrives later next week to decide how I like the weight. It seems like the lightest of all the popular mice other than the IME 1.1 so I think I will really like it. Still going to try one of the new mice with the 3090 sensor, just waiting for the ambidextrous one from Puretrak or the new mouse from Steelseries if it has the 3090 sensor.

Hope one of them comes out soon! >.<
Typo'd, it was the intellimouse optical, not the intellimouse explorer.

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Time to hit one of these if 120g is wearing out your hand/wrist/arm
Hit the fat guy?
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