So as I was going through your posts, a couple of thoughts occurred to me:
1-Do we have any left-handed gamers here on the PCG Forum? It seems to me that lefthanders mouse choices are fewer than righties. Most "gaming mice" seem to have all additional buttons on the left side for use by a right thumb. There are probably some "left-handed" models made for various mice, but it doesn't seem common. How do you lefties cope?
2-Of all the gaming peripherals that we as gamers use, it seems like the mouse, or mice, is the one peripheral that is most often replaced or upgraded. There are graphic cards, but those are really PC components rather than peripherals. But when considering monitors, keyboards, headphones, speakers, and mice (or mouses?), which is the one that you've replaced or upgraded the most? It seems to me it's the mouse, partially because of the constant use, and partially because is much less than the others.
My bet is that I slammed the rolling ones more than any other mice I have owned. They were kind of sturdy though, can't remember them ever getting broken. Come to think of it, I never broke any mouse. Keyboards on the other hand...
I used to slam roller ball mice back in the day when they wouldn't respond to my hand movement, and while they were fairly durable, even if they were all plastic with a rubber ball, I did destroy at least one that I know of. I also mutilated a few membrane keyboards (before the advent of the mechanical keyboards), by body slamming them and having the keys pop off, which resulted in me crawling around on the floor looking for keys. Also, back in the "membrane keyboard" days, there were a few times that I destroyed the functioning of the spacebar by continually hitting it, as I played a lot of turn=based w/pause games (spacebar was the pause key). I was somewhat volatile towards inanimate objects back in my younger days.
I had to regularly clean its rubber ball for it to work properly.
I remember those days, it was amazing how much dust, hair, and "gunk" that could accumulate on that little rubber ball. There was one time that while I had a mouse apart on my desk and bumping the desk, sending all the parts to the floor. I never found that ball. Death of mouse number (unknown).
i am using a logitec g5 mouse that i purchased when it first came out in 2011.
Logitech G5 Laser Mouse : Amazon.co.uk: PC & Video Games
It is the only mouse i have ever used on the different games rigs i have owned ,
That's just incredible to me, and congratulations for using and maintaining the same mouse for all those years and enjoying it.
(excluding the Razer experiment that I rejected a lot faster - I find their mouse too light).
Same here, I tried a Razor mouse once, and it just felt way too light for me, as well as feeling "cheap", overly fragile, and way over-priced. It was the Razor Lachesis
. I don't know how to pronounce "Lachesis",
but I always pronounced it as "La Cheesey"
, which seemed appropriate for a mouse.
In my search for input heaven, I messed around with gamepads and MMORPG mice. Biggest had 12 buttons on the side, but I had 2 problems with it:
♣ I could never recall quickly enough to be useful which button had the required command;
♦ I could never find the correct button quickly enough reliably.
Hare's the UtechSmart Venus Gaming Mouse RGB Wired, 16400 DPI High Precision Laser Programmable MMO
I had—now there's a mouseful
I remember seeing that mouse years ago and thinking, "how in the hell can anyone have the hand & eye coordination to be able to use all those buttons?" I have small hands (or at least one of my ex-girlfriends said so) and I couldn't possibly coordinate my thumb to all those buttons. How would a gamer, like @Slasken
, who admittedly has large hands, ever use a mouse like that?
I personally haven't encountered a situation where having more than two extra buttons or dynamic DPI would be something I need or even want.
It often feels to me that all those side buttons are more of a marketing gimmick rather than being actually useful to gamers. My Rat 8 had 3 buttons on the left that I've never used, but it also has an adjustable DPI button right behind the scroll wheel that I do use occasionally. But the main reason that I love the Rat, is the adjustable length, adjustable weight, the solid metal frame, and the interchangeable panels to fit your gaming grip.
Still using a Corsair Gaming mouse. They're so well made.
I love Corsair keyboards, and I don't see anything that will ever change that, but I had a bad experience with the one Corsair mouse that I tried. It was the Corsair M65 Pro. I thought it would be a good companion to my Corsair keyboard, but after about 4 months, the scroll wheel just died on me. I could spin the scroll wheel and get only an occasional response and clicking the scroll wheel did nothing. If you Google it, it's apparently a known issue with this mouse. Maybe that's changed, or maybe I just had a defective mouse, but that one bad experience has steered me away from Corsair mice (mouses).