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Gaming mice shoot-up

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lamboman 18th April 2007, 17:26 Quote
W00t first commenter and possibly first reader! Anyway, good article. I might buy a DeathAdder myself at some stage, but I don't like the fact that the top part curves so high. If they could make a mouse that was flatter, and less curved, my fingers would be happy. Smaller companies are getting much better these days when it comes to mice :)
CardJoe 18th April 2007, 17:28 Quote
Yeah, we love the Deathadder in the office and I've had to fight to keep hold of the one we were sent. Looking side on the top does look quite high, but tbh when you're using it it isn't noticeable as it slots comfortably into the palm.
identikit 18th April 2007, 17:31 Quote
I have a Deathadder. Awesome mouse. Before it I had a Copperhead, yet it started to fail. No problem as Razer has a 2 year warranty and replaced it. I then upgraded to the Deathadder, it is on the pricey side but no other mouse I've ever used comes close to it. Well worth the price IMHO.
yakyb 18th April 2007, 17:32 Quote
does it beat a G5 tho? the only thing a G5 misses AFAIK is a secondary thumb button

edit just checked they have now added a 2nd one on it
CardJoe 18th April 2007, 17:39 Quote
I use a G7 at home (poncing about with weights inside a G5 seems silly to me, besides the G7 is a perfect weight) and yeah I have to say I miss a secondary thumb button on that. I also prefer the G7 lookswise to the Razer somehow, mainly because it goes well with my G15 keyboard.

If only the Deathadder was wireless...
lamboman 18th April 2007, 17:39 Quote
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Originally Posted by yakyb
does it beat a G5 tho? the only thing a G5 misses AFAIK is a secondary thumb button

edit just checked they have now added a 2nd one on it

Yeah, they addedd the second on for Rev. 2 with that horrible art. :'(
lamboman 18th April 2007, 17:41 Quote
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Originally Posted by CardJoe
Yeah, we love the Deathadder in the office and I've had to fight to keep hold of the one we were sent. Looking side on the top does look quite high, but tbh when you're using it it isn't noticeable as it slots comfortably into the palm.
Is it bulky, like an MX1000? I like mouse with my fingers. I might just go for a Diamondback.
CardJoe 18th April 2007, 17:48 Quote
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Originally Posted by lamboman
Is it bulky, like an MX1000? I like mouse with my fingers. I might just go for a Diamondback.

Depends what you mean by bulky, as i'm not a fingertip gamer (my, how that could be interpretted!) I kind of like how bulky it is. Which isn't to say it's too bulky for fingertip users. I don't *think* it would be too massive, but it was definitely built with palm geeks in mind.

One of the good things about the Razer is that the buttons are responsive from fairly far back too, meaning you can have your fingertips back behind the scrollwheel a fair bit and still easily use the buttons.

That said I traditionally haven't liked Razer, as I said in the article, because I generally find them too flat for me - so theres bound to be a Razer for you!
Mary Jo 18th April 2007, 17:53 Quote
I'm liking the more regular inclusion of group tests onto the site. Would've been nice to see the Razer DeathAdder compared to the Logitech G5 (arguably the best gaming mouse around at the moment) which is around the £40 mark, too.
Luukas 18th April 2007, 18:10 Quote
Those OCZ mice sure look awfully familiar...

http://www.a4tech.com/en/product1.asp?CID=102&SCID=103

Tim S 18th April 2007, 18:26 Quote
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Originally Posted by Luukas
Those OCZ mice sure look awfully familiar...

http://www.a4tech.com/en/product1.asp?CID=102&SCID=103
heh, maybe they're licensed.
vts 18th April 2007, 18:45 Quote
http://www.amazon.co.uk/A4Tech-X7-Gaming-Mouse-X-750BF/dp/B000HA478O

£20?

find out if they are licensed. £35, for a £20 mouse is a bit of a ripoff.
D3s3rt_F0x 18th April 2007, 18:49 Quote
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Originally Posted by Review
hardcore gamers are usually divided pretty starkly between Logitech and Razer products

Wouldnt say this is quite true, most CS players i know who play in competitive tournaments both online and LANs either use the original Microsoft intelli mouse explorer 3.0 or the new one, also find this applys to other games I occasionally play such as BF2, UT, Q3 etc. I myself had a logitech mx 518 found it horrible sold it and went back to my intelli.

Still the best mouse ever designed imo
Robotrix 18th April 2007, 20:07 Quote
You should of had the Razer Habu in there. I love that mouse.
Bluephoenix 18th April 2007, 20:07 Quote
you guys could have included the G5 just for comparison's sake. It stands out as a really major flaw in the article that one of the two major gaming mice is there but the other isn't.
Javerh 18th April 2007, 21:33 Quote
Too bad I'm a leftie. I'd be tempted to mod a Deathadder or Habu to work for me but I'm a bit terrified of ruining a mouse that expensive.
(Just almost ruined my current mouse by trying to change the led. All worked fine until I tried to clip off the excess leads from the led; A part of the circuit tore right off. After some frantic soldering it now works again but I don't dare touch it before I get a backup.)
identikit 18th April 2007, 21:40 Quote
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Originally Posted by Javerh
Too bad I'm a leftie. I'd be tempted to mod a Deathadder or Habu to work for me but I'm a bit terrified of ruining a mouse that expensive.
(Just almost ruined my current mouse by trying to change the led. All worked fine until I tried to clip off the excess leads from the led; A part of the circuit tore right off. After some frantic soldering it now works again but I don't dare touch it before I get a backup.)

IIRC my old Copperhead was ambi, it had 2 thumb buttons on the other side.
Mankz 18th April 2007, 22:17 Quote
I've got an MX resalution, and after testing out some of the mice you've got there ( i went into a big shop in Den Haag), the MX was by far the nicest.

My advice, save up and get an MX.
Tyinsar 18th April 2007, 22:21 Quote
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Originally Posted by lamboman
Is it bulky, like an MX1000? I like mouse with my fingers. I might just go for a Diamondback.
The Copperhead is a little nicer than the Diamondback but not quite as flat. The difference is minuscule bit I did feel it at first.
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Originally Posted by Javerh
Too bad I'm a leftie. I'd be tempted to mod a Deathadder or Habu to work for me but I'm a bit terrified of ruining a mouse that expensive.
...
I know exactly what you mean. I too have looked at modding several gaming mice but even if I did it without wrecking anything it might end up having to be bulkier - it's almost like trying to mod a laptop. :'(

As far as I know the Copperhead is the best gaming mouse that lefties can use - but It's still NOT a lefty mouse. :(
LoveJoy 18th April 2007, 22:30 Quote
dum di dum... waiting something new from logitech
zero0ne 18th April 2007, 23:15 Quote
Anybody have the OCZ equalizer? or atleast have any of you bit-tech employees tested it with CS (CS:S or 1.6)

I am just curious how good/bad it is in CS, because that seems like it could be very useful for m4 bursts and even medium range ak shots (depending on the delay between each of the 3 clicks)

EDIT: on the deathadder, how is it size wise? i've personally always found small mice like that to be a pain when playing for extended periods.. (it looks like the logitech 310 I think it is, which was a small small mouse )
oasked 19th April 2007, 00:11 Quote
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Originally Posted by Bluephoenix
you guys could have included the G5 just for comparison's sake. It stands out as a really major flaw in the article that one of the two major gaming mice is there but the other isn't.

Ditto. I still haven't seen a Bit-Tech review with a logitech mouse yet. :( (Although I haven't checked recently).
r4tch3t 19th April 2007, 04:10 Quote
I myself prefer the MX518, the placement of the buttons is perfect, (except the alt-tab, but I never use that.)
The resolutions are perfect, 400 for sniping, 800 for chasing people with knifes or guns, and 1600 for faster responses from tanks and AAs.
Never liked the Razers
Techno-Dann 19th April 2007, 05:17 Quote
I'm left-handed. I've been using an MX518 for quite a while, but when it breaks, I'm going to get the MX 610 left-hand edition. I'm not the biggest fan of wireless mice, but seriously ticking off anyone who tries to use my PC is so worth it. I love my 518, though. Light as a feather, slick as greased ice, and generally perfect for FPS action.

I'm with r4tch3t, I've never liked the Razers. They're too flat for my mousing style, they make my hand cramp up.
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