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(Exec Digital)   I know this sounds silly, but BMW just released the f'ing coolest gaming mouse you've ever seen   (execdigital.com) divider line 85
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2012-09-01 06:43:01 PM  

Lsherm: [img820.imageshack.us image 620x439]


That looks friendly.
 
2012-09-01 07:13:07 PM  

Zotfripper: I prefer my RAT9.


This.
 
2012-09-01 07:17:38 PM  

styckx: Lsherm: [img820.imageshack.us image 620x439]

I saw that mouse in MicroCenter and said "That looks cheap as fark and will probably be broke in six months".. Then I looked at who makes it and said "Well, that explains it". Then I looked at the price tag and

[farm8.staticflickr.com image 476x306]


Mine's still going strong after two years of heavy abuse.

And it's not cheaply built in the least. It's got an aluminum body and weighs almost a pound with the extra weights in it.
 
2012-09-01 07:39:56 PM  

MoronLessOff: way south: Sure, when the cord itself doesn't snag on something.

Then you need to tidy up your cables.

.

cseffects.com
 
2012-09-01 07:45:57 PM  

Cyno01: MoronLessOff: way south: Sure, when the cord itself doesn't snag on something.

Then you need to tidy up your cables..

[cseffects.com image 850x503]


Exactly, and if you want an over the top `gaming' version you can always pick up one of these

www.usb-resources.org
 
2012-09-01 08:30:16 PM  

JohnnyC: Doctor Jan Itor: JohnnyC: If you loved the Logitech MX518, you'll love the G400. Believe it or not, they actually improved on the MX518 a little bit.

G500 works for me.

I have both and still prefer the M400.

Ed 'Too Tall' Jones: You can have my MX518 when you pry it from my cold, dead, Doritos-encrusted hand...

I know what you mean and I was extremely sad when my MX518 gave up the ghost on me. I tried looking for a new MX518 and was dubious about the M400, but they really did manage to reproduce the MX518 in all it's glory and improve on it slightly.

One thing they didn't fix was the raised "logitech" logo that is on the "palm" of the mouse. I masked off the circular logo with masking tape and sanded and polished that logo away. Luckily the logo is some kind of metal and takes a sanding and polishing very well. That whole logo circle on mine is a shiny smooth metal plate now. :)


I'll keep that in mind if/when the time comes for a replacement. One thing's for sure, Logitech's got a customer for life in me. I had an MX518 for several years, and basically beat the hell out of it, when it just started intermittently crapping out on me - the cord had worked loose from the mouse body, and wasn't firmly connected any more. Just on a whim I called Logitech's tech support to see if anything could be done (yes, I;m a cheap bastard). After a little troubleshooting, their rep agreed that it was pretty much fried. He asked me to read of the serial number and then said, "Oh, hey, you've still got six weeks left on your warranty - lemme get your information to ship you a free replacement." Which was A) totally awesome, and; B) completely unexpected. So now it's Logitech all the way for mice, keyboards, etc.

/ yeah, yeah, cool story bro
 
2012-09-01 09:57:45 PM  

JohnnyC: way south: What is that cord at the front for?

It stops you from being that jackhole that costs your team the game/match/raid because you farking batteries die in your mouse. Also, they work better that way.


images.bit-tech.net

Recharges every night, last 24hrs, can be used with a USB cable, 13 programmable buttons, can save profiles right on the mouse, profiles start automatically with the game they are meant for.
 
2012-09-01 10:27:59 PM  

Rabbitgod: JohnnyC: way south: What is that cord at the front for?

It stops you from being that jackhole that costs your team the game/match/raid because you farking batteries die in your mouse. Also, they work better that way.

[images.bit-tech.net image 850x680]


love this mouse. it's all about the unambiguous thumb buttons.


Recharges every night, last 24hrs, can be used with a USB cable, 13 programmable buttons, can save profiles right on the mouse, profiles start automatically with the game they are meant for.

 
2012-09-01 10:29:02 PM  
gah buried my reply mid quote... the thumb buttons!
 
2012-09-01 10:31:58 PM  

Cthulhu_is_my_homeboy: styckx: Lsherm: [img820.imageshack.us image 620x439]

I saw that mouse in MicroCenter and said "That looks cheap as fark and will probably be broke in six months".. Then I looked at who makes it and said "Well, that explains it". Then I looked at the price tag and

[farm8.staticflickr.com image 476x306]

Mine's still going strong after two years of heavy abuse.

And it's not cheaply built in the least. It's got an aluminum body and weighs almost a pound with the extra weights in it.


I had to take all of the weights out (including the hex wrench itself) to get it down to a comfortable weight and it has always had an annoying habit of occasionally refusing to track vertically AT ALL but overall I'd say I don't hate it. The batteries have lasted longer than I expected them to, that's for sure.
 
2012-09-01 10:47:30 PM  

Rabbitgod: JohnnyC: way south: What is that cord at the front for?

It stops you from being that jackhole that costs your team the game/match/raid because you farking batteries die in your mouse. Also, they work better that way.

[images.bit-tech.net image 850x680]

Recharges every night, last 24hrs, can be used with a USB cable, 13 programmable buttons, can save profiles right on the mouse, profiles start automatically with the game they are meant for.


Bingo. Both my wife & I use that mouse for gaming, and I love it. (My wife's still getting used to it.) The only thing I miss is weight adjustment, but given the functionality of the G700, I'll live with it - it's awesome.
 
2012-09-01 10:49:53 PM  

I Like Bread: Thunderboy: I Like Bread: And then you get destroyed by a long-time gamer in his 30s using this:

[img.photobucket.com image 300x300]

And it cost him $15.

I'm not sure how you would survive in certain gaming environments without a scroll wheel.

Easy. While everyone else is busy scrolling around for a weapon, I kill them with my shotgun.


Are you me?

Use the red and blue trackmans and always grab a shotgun with sabot rounds in BF and pick off snipers across the map.
 
2012-09-01 11:43:40 PM  
The cord is so that serious gamers will use it. Wireless mice have always had a lag on input.

Also, really, just level 10?
Why not level 11?
 
2012-09-01 11:51:27 PM  

Ed 'Too Tall' Jones: JohnnyC: Doctor Jan Itor: JohnnyC: If you loved the Logitech MX518, you'll love the G400. Believe it or not, they actually improved on the MX518 a little bit.

G500 works for me.

I have both and still prefer the M400.

Ed 'Too Tall' Jones: You can have my MX518 when you pry it from my cold, dead, Doritos-encrusted hand...

I know what you mean and I was extremely sad when my MX518 gave up the ghost on me. I tried looking for a new MX518 and was dubious about the M400, but they really did manage to reproduce the MX518 in all it's glory and improve on it slightly.

One thing they didn't fix was the raised "logitech" logo that is on the "palm" of the mouse. I masked off the circular logo with masking tape and sanded and polished that logo away. Luckily the logo is some kind of metal and takes a sanding and polishing very well. That whole logo circle on mine is a shiny smooth metal plate now. :)

I'll keep that in mind if/when the time comes for a replacement. One thing's for sure, Logitech's got a customer for life in me. I had an MX518 for several years, and basically beat the hell out of it, when it just started intermittently crapping out on me - the cord had worked loose from the mouse body, and wasn't firmly connected any more. Just on a whim I called Logitech's tech support to see if anything could be done (yes, I;m a cheap bastard). After a little troubleshooting, their rep agreed that it was pretty much fried. He asked me to read of the serial number and then said, "Oh, hey, you've still got six weeks left on your warranty - lemme get your information to ship you a free replacement." Which was A) totally awesome, and; B) completely unexpected. So now it's Logitech all the way for mice, keyboards, etc.

/ yeah, yeah, cool story bro


I had a 510 for years and I farking loved that mouse. I use an MX Revolution at work and a G9x at home for gaming. Logitech makes solid mice.

The Rat I posted above gets great reviews from my friends who own them, but I haven't made the plunge yet.
 
2012-09-02 12:37:13 AM  
All you guys talking about your RAT mice, I've got a question: is that thing comfortable? I've never actually seen one in person, just pictures... and from the pictures, it looks like it would do all kinds of weird, uncomfortable things to parts of my palm that I didn't even know existed.
 
2012-09-02 01:27:35 AM  
mineko.fc2web.com


Still have two NIB, and two in use.

/Will end up paying whatever they want for them on Ebay when the ones I have die... if they die before me.
 
2012-09-02 01:28:42 AM  

dyhchong: Are you me?

Use the red and blue trackmans and always grab a shotgun with sabot rounds in BF and pick off snipers across the map.


Really, they're asking for it. People can't handle the nuances of FPS combat any more, and they all want to be Rambo. No scope snipers and headshotting from the hip with P90s... and they rage at me for picking a proper close-range weapon.

Maybe if they sat their asses down for a minute, went prone and defended a bit, they wouldn't die so much. But no...
 
2012-09-02 01:30:41 AM  

the cake is a pie: All you guys talking about your RAT mice, I've got a question: is that thing comfortable? I've never actually seen one in person, just pictures... and from the pictures, it looks like it would do all kinds of weird, uncomfortable things to parts of my palm that I didn't even know existed.


Here's a review of their first iteration (the RAT 7), and the author is pretty damn impressed with it:

http://techreport.com/review/19754/cyborg-rat-7-adjustable-gaming-mo us e

The reviewer talks about long term usage in the article. The newer version, the RAT 9, is the same mouse but wireless. The key is that your hand doesn't rest evenly on a mouse anyway, so they made all the contact points adjustable, which makes for a more comfortable mouse. As an anecdote, I'm friends with someone who is on SSD (he doesn't work) and he plays WOW damn near 20 hours a day. His largest complaint about his life three years ago, since he's worthless anyway, was that his hand would cramp up after hour ten of playing games, and he'd have to stop for two hours to "recover." He courageously managed to solve that problem with a RAT 7.

And yes, we give him holy farking shiat over it every game day (game days are poker parties for older men who grew up in the 80's). He's really as lazy as he sounds.

If you google the reviews, it's definitely in the top ten of available mice.
 
2012-09-02 05:29:14 AM  

Lsherm: the cake is a pie: All you guys talking about your RAT mice, I've got a question: is that thing comfortable? I've never actually seen one in person, just pictures... and from the pictures, it looks like it would do all kinds of weird, uncomfortable things to parts of my palm that I didn't even know existed.

Here's a review of their first iteration (the RAT 7), and the author is pretty damn impressed with it:

http://techreport.com/review/19754/cyborg-rat-7-adjustable-gaming-mo us e

The reviewer talks about long term usage in the article. The newer version, the RAT 9, is the same mouse but wireless. The key is that your hand doesn't rest evenly on a mouse anyway, so they made all the contact points adjustable, which makes for a more comfortable mouse. As an anecdote, I'm friends with someone who is on SSD (he doesn't work) and he plays WOW damn near 20 hours a day. His largest complaint about his life three years ago, since he's worthless anyway, was that his hand would cramp up after hour ten of playing games, and he'd have to stop for two hours to "recover." He courageously managed to solve that problem with a RAT 7.

And yes, we give him holy farking shiat over it every game day (game days are poker parties for older men who grew up in the 80's). He's really as lazy as he sounds.

If you google the reviews, it's definitely in the top ten of available mice.


Being a long long time logitec user, I gave the references to RAT mouse no weight. However after following your link, I am quite intrigued. My old way of picking mice, was goto Compusa to their Mouse aisle, and put my hand on every mouse, until i find a wired mouse with a comfortable fit. However since their restructuring, they no longer have them out, only in the boxes. And my last mouse was ordered simply for being logitec(side note, It is always a logitec i pick, they are designed superb). However, the last one i purchased in box, doesnt quite fit right, so i think i'll try one of these babies. suprised i've never ehard of them before.
 
2012-09-02 07:50:27 AM  
Peripheral Porn?

www.kustompcs.co.uk

www.thg.ru
www.luciduslabs.com

www.modthebox.com
 
2012-09-02 09:10:10 AM  
I use Storm Inferno just because I needed a cheap fast programmable multi-button mouse for various tasks. Think I only paid around 40 bucks for it.

Setting up the dpi settings and motion sensitivity was a huge pain in the ass but after you get your desired settings its hard to live without it.
 
2012-09-02 09:11:17 AM  

styckx: My Logitech g9x is the best mouse I've ever owned.. These overly complicated mice are stupid..


myep.

/come at me bro
 
2012-09-02 10:56:56 AM  
Looks like a Sharper Image stapler.
 
2012-09-02 03:06:23 PM  

way south: What is that cord at the front for?


It's a monster cable.
 
2012-09-02 04:03:43 PM  
+1 for RAT over this one, I have a RAT 5 which is wired and like the 7 except with fewer adjustable sections and a pinky finger rest, I use all the weights and fully extend the palm rest, its easily the most comfortable, solid and responsive mouse I've ever had.
 
2012-09-02 04:32:02 PM  
sweaty palms no longer have to cost the gamer valuable focus and maneuvering abilities

Still no cure for sweaty moobs.
 
2012-09-02 06:13:15 PM  
Just picked up a 16 pack of AAA'S
for $10.97 before tax
Should last for about a month at $0.685 per

Does/could the trackball recharge the mouse.
 
2012-09-02 07:11:56 PM  
Does anyone have any experience using the g600? I'm thinking about upgrading to this mouse soon. Your thoughts?
http://mobile.logitech.com/en-us/gami ng/mice-keyboard-combos/g600-mmo - gaming-mouse
 
2012-09-02 07:21:09 PM  
Fully programmable? Cool.

But does it work with Linux?
 
2012-09-02 10:56:24 PM  

Nontentional: Does anyone have any experience using the g600? I'm thinking about upgrading to this mouse soon. Your thoughts?
http://mobile.logitech.com/en-us/gami ng/mice-keyboard-combos/g600-mmo - gaming-mouse


nice to have so many macro buttons on the side, but will you need to access them instantly? that many buttons may require a few moments to disambiguate by feel.

i cant say this for sure as i haven't used a g600 one but ive tried similar and it's often necessary to either look at the mouse or count the rows by feel.

the g700 above (big pic in Rabbitgod's post) has 4 blade like thumb buttons that aren't easily confused... but you only get the 4. unfortunately, the 3 index finger buttons are of the same type as the g600 matrix and are only useful for secondary functions.
 
2012-09-03 02:21:47 AM  

I Like Bread: And then you get destroyed by a long-time gamer in his 30s using this:

[img.photobucket.com image 300x300]

And it cost him $15.


I was using that until the left button started sticking. I need to figure out how to take it apart and clean it. I remove the screws, but the plastic case insists on staying put so I worry about breaking it.
 
2012-09-03 10:48:32 AM  

wambu: Fully programmable? Cool.

But does it work with Linux?


Why do you need a mouse with command line?
 
2012-09-03 12:02:36 PM  

fluffy2097: wambu: Fully programmable? Cool.

But does it work with Linux?

Why do you need a mouse with command line?


TFA says it uses an application to program the mouse. Is programming possible under Linux.

/ignoring your 'command line' troll
 
2012-09-03 12:15:36 PM  

Rabbitgod: JohnnyC: way south: What is that cord at the front for?

It stops you from being that jackhole that costs your team the game/match/raid because you farking batteries die in your mouse. Also, they work better that way.

[images.bit-tech.net image 850x680]

Recharges every night, last 24hrs, can be used with a USB cable, 13 programmable buttons, can save profiles right on the mouse, profiles start automatically with the game they are meant for.


I use one too, best mouse I have ever owned and I have had an MX 518 and G9. It's comfortable for big hands and after almost 2 years all the buttons are still tight and it tracks like I just bought it. I keep the cord plugged in for gaming and take it off when doing other stuff.

My only gripe is that I wish it used the same software as my G-13 and G-110.
 
2012-09-03 02:58:36 PM  

Farktastic: My only gripe is that I wish it used the same software as my G-13 and G-110.


Hasn't all their gaming device software been unified?
 
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