Assault Andy Administrator
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2nd November, 2009 at 05:41:14 -
Hey everyone. I'm looking to buy a new mouse for gaming. I'll be playing FPS but it's also for general everyday use. I like mice with a nice middle scrollwheel and a comfy layout. At the moment I am looking at either a
This is going to sound really lame... but I swear by my Logitech MX310. So much so that I actually bought a second one when my last one finally let go of it's last breath. It took years of major punishment and even after the laser broke, I was able to fix it. It wasn't until the middle mouse button finally gave about 5 or so years after, that I picked up a new one. Fortunantly they were still selling them at Newegg but it doesn't look like this particular page is live anymore.
If you're looking for a mouse packed full of features with a few dozen buttons, you can completely disregard this mouse. However if you're looking something with a very clean design and comfortable feel, I'd highly recommend trying to find one.
Has a back button on the left side and a forward button on the right, and one of the most important things I've found I needed to keep my eye out for with a new mouse is that the wheel actually has notches. I can't stand a mouse wheel without notches.
It's not really a "gamer" mouse per-say... but I honestly think that it does it's job better in-game than any "gamer" mouse I've ever used. One mans opinion, but hey... you asked for it.
*reveals inner geek*
I'm a massive fan of Razers stuff. My previous 3 mice have been from them (2x Habu, 1x Diamondback 3G). Razer had an article about the 3 main types of mice you can get;
the claw type - fingers on buttons, palm not on mouse. Symmetrical design. Good for twitch games.
Something else - fingers and palm on mouse. Asymmetrical design. Good for long sessions. Movement comes from the central/palm area of the mouse so its not as fast.
Something else 2 - A mix of the above
From them 2 I'd go for the Logitech on their brand alone. Razer and the higher end Logitech and Microsoft mice are brilliant in terms of quality and tech. Be careful about buying a good mouse though... Its hard to go back to a mouse that doesn't support laser optics, DPI switching, teflon pads and secret buttons .