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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-09-2010, 06:54 PM - Thread Starter
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i know i know. they are both hella sick mice. but for some reason they are not for me

1. razer deathadder numbs my pinky after two games of starcraft. lol weird huh

2. The Xai is a bit heavy for my liking, making me very slow at sc2 and feels very uncomfortable for my wrist.


lol so im back to my free HP mouse. my search for a perfect mouse continues. Maybe the Kinzu?
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If your looking for a good mouse, the Microsoft IntelliMouse Explorer 3.0 is a wonderful optical gaming mouse. My favorite, actually.

http://www.microsoft.com/hardware/ga...s.aspx?pid=087

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Judging from your experiences, I recommend that you look into palm grip mice, since the Xai is a claw gripe mouse I believe.

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If your looking for a good mouse, the Microsoft IntelliMouse Explorer 3.0 is a wonderful optical gaming mouse. My favorite, actually.

http://www.microsoft.com/hardware/ga...s.aspx?pid=087
Same shape and feel as the DA.


As for the Kinzu, you're going to want to avoid it.

Heres my Review:

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Cons:

- The sensor has a horrific perfect control/malfunction rate at 400 DPI (My Intellimouse 1.1/3.0 is actually superior..)
- The mouse comes with really bad plastic mouse feet.
- Has enormous amounts of positive acceleration.
- Prediction is set high.
- Disabling Windows acceleration through drivers actually makes acceleration issues in game worse.


Pros:

- Perfect surface material
- Perfect shape
- Perfect weight
- Perfect lift off distance
- Perfect sensor position
- Perfect center of gravity
- I paid $16 USD shipped

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suprisingly the free HP mouse is very comfortable in my hand. i would say its about 75% of the XAI *dimension wise*. and its lighter. maybe i should just be happy and stick to what works. lol
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Razer Abyssus good choice for SC2
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Same shape and feel as the DA.
I disagree, somewhat. It is similar, but the DA has a more pronounced flare-out on the left front, and a sharp square edge there. It stabs into your pinky finger if you have large hands, whereas the IM3.0 has a gentle round edge and more straight line along the left side. Because of that I find the IM3.0 to be incredibly comfortable, and the DA to be incredibly painful.

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Judging from your experiences, I recommend that you look into palm grip mice, since the Xai is a claw gripe mouse I believe.
Xai's ergonomics are pretty ambiguous in the sense that it can be gripped in just about any fashion, for instance I use a finger grip and the Xai is one of my favorite mouses to use of all time with a finger grip.

However I would agree that it is definitely more of a finger or claw mouse than it is a palm mouse. While I can use it with a palm grip it just doesn't feel as comfortable or natural as I feel like I have to apply a downwards pressure to keep my palm on it. People with really small hands could probably palm it easier than I can (although I would consider my hands average if not smallish to begin with)

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