this has definitely been talked about but how's the ducky secret mouse?
this has definitely been talked about but how's the ducky secret mouse?
Think of it as Postal being a G403 and you being a Ducky Secret. One is a pretty good mod the other is an accident of a mod that shouldn't have happened.
Is what the front page says about laser mice still applicable?
ok, so what's a good replacement for a Logitec G9x? Something that is similar, but optical.
Hell, maybe even wireless.
There aren't really any good mice with a G9x shape, along with it being one of the smallest mice ever made length-wise.
You can either get a crap mouse which has the same shape (CM Xornet, other assorted shitmice) or a not crap mouse with a different shape. I'm going to assume you have small hands and claw or fingertip grip for the purposes of recommending you other mice, so all of these are small whilst also being at a bare minimum acceptable as mice:
Zowie ZA13 - Uses a PMW3310. This is probably the best modern small mouse, it's the same as all the other Zowie mice but is the smallest by quite a margin. Well built, no acceleration, no angle snapping, minor smoothing, very low lift off distance of under a millimeter. 400/800/1600/3200 dpi steps. Generally inoffensive. It also isn't discontinued unlike a lot of other mice I'll be recommending.
Microsoft WMO 1.1a - This is arguably the best mouse ever made, with the only issue being poor PCS and malfunction speed, it is also pretty small. No smoothing and no acceleration up until you exceed 1.5m/s, no angle snapping. Only has a 400 dpi step. Harder to find nowadays, but there are some trustworthy ebay sellers still selling them. Make sure the P/N starts with X08 or X80 to get one with an MLT04, X04 and X06 are agilent garbage.
Microsoft Optical Mouse Blue (wired only) - Exactly the same as a WMO but inside a slightly different shell. Exceedingly rare, I would advise consulting Reyjr before making any potential purchases.
Logitech G100s - Uses an AM010, which is a variant of an A3050. Shaped a bit like a flat egg, the sensor is good enough. Build quality isn't great with the switches just dying after a while. Capped at 500hz polling rate. Discontinued but appear regularly on ebay for very cheap new in box.
Ninox Aurora - Uses a A3090. The story behind this mouse is very long and not really worth me typing out here, google "bst mouse" or some variation thereof for a wild ride involving ESReality and one mans dreams. The sensor performs as expected of a 3090, low/no smoothing and a high perfect control speed provided you set everything up correctly (>4m/s), incredibly light (70g), low click delay (~4ms) and is incredibly cheap. 400/800/1600/3200/4000 dpi steps. It does however have many glaring flaws: the firmware was written by a complete fucking cretin with 50ms of debounce delay which applies to all the switches at once for some reason, clicking the reset profile button in the software will brick the mouse, and the build quality is poor to the point of most of the mouse "rattling" due to pieces of plastic breaking off inside the buttons. It isn't discontinued yet and you can buy them new off amazon straight from bst himself. Just don't install the software cause you'll break your mouse.
Razer Salmosa - S3668, which is a 3060 variant. No smoothing. No angle snapping. Perfect control speed is ~3.5m/s after which is negative accelerates until its malfunction speed of 4.5m/s. 450/900/1800 dpi steps. Essentially it's a Deathadder 3G (one of the all-time great mice) in a funky shell. Downsides are the high lift-off distance, the rarity of finding one and the fact that you wont be able to use another sensor ever again due to the sheer perfection of the 3668.
If you're OK with your mouse not being tiny then just hit up the OP, Reyjr did a good job with that.
OMB more like
O M B
Seriously though, the OMB has a pretty weird shape that slopes upward like /\ and creaks a lot, probably from age because the damn things have been discontinued forever and ever. The scroll wheel was nice for browsing webpages though, super flush and smooth, and it actually had some pretty good tactile feedback on the LMB/RMB. Weird specimen it was.
After much deliberation in teamspeak, Reyjr and I have reached a conclusion. The G9x is the worst mouse ever made by quite a large margin.
The fraying occurs for most braided cables over the years and is another reason why I hate them, they become a mess after a while, so I usually just debraid the cables.
Ah, that makes sense.
I looked at both the Logitech G900 and the Logitech G403, and I'm thinking about going with the wireless G403. Is wireless worth the extra 30 bucks?
The G900 is very low and long, kind of comparable to an FK1/FK2, so if your hands are too small they might fall into the little grooves that separate the buttons from the shell, so the G403 is a more safe shape if you don't want to go through returning the G900 if it's not your thing.
So for some reason Amazon canceled my G403 payment and I missed out on the Black Friday sale... oh well, another time. I'm already pretty content with my FK2 and I joined the HiFiMan RE-00 drop on Massdrop.
They have to use an exploit to reflash the firmware on their own mouse?
What a bunch of utter mongoloids.
I just bought the Logitech G502. I heard so much good and so much bad things about it, so it made me nervous. I'm using it right now and I think it's awesome. People said it was too small (I have large hands), slippery, horrible scroll that is slippery metal. So far I've noticed none of those issues. The only problem I have is the Sniper button that I easily press, and I hope the software can fix that. People say the "gliding" stuff underneath, will eventually get lose and stuff, but we'll see.
You can correct the weight of the G502 by replacing the scroll wheel with one from a normal mouse. Or just remove it all together to save like 30g.
not my fault you put the kinzu in the wrong place
None of the mice in the OP have the highest DPI out there, you should probably reevaluate your priorities.
Wow, the EC1-A got here in only two days with standard shipping, that's crazy.
It's more comfortable than I thought it would be based on the dimensions, fits super nice. Good mouse.
baited and outsmarted
new op deployed tbh
I feel the need to plug my Kinzu back in over my G403 but I have to resist the urge. The urge must be resisted.
It's okay though, maybe on christmas.
Get a WMO. Better than a Kinzu V1 in every way and much cheaper.
Hell even a Ninox Aurora would do better for you than a Kinzu V1. Just make sure to get a spare set of WMO feet from somewhere in case your pad has pcs issues with only one set on it.
Dont do mouse accel kids.
So how long do we think it'll take for Razer or someone to release a mouse with USB 3.0 simply because it needs the extra power for LED's and "features"?
Aurora is good as long as you don't click reset profile.
And heck you, get addicted to mouse accel like me, I'm part of the next gen of gamers according to StoolSeries.
But How Can Mice Be Real If Accel Isn't Real ? ?
well he says that he wont be letting a chinese child write the firmware this time so we should be in business