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Best STURDY mouse (wired)

Discussion in 'Accessories' started by spandexninja, Oct 29, 2012.

  1. spandexninja

    spandexninja Notebook Consultant

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    I am looking for a mouse that has high build quality and will last a very long time:
    -must have 2 easy to reach side buttons
    -high build quality, needs to withstand a LOT of clicks

    It does not have to be a gaming mouse, as I do not need super sensitive lasers or anything. I have a Razer Deathadder and I LOVE the shape of it, but the plastic supports under the mouse buttons are very weak and break after ~8 months of heavy use. I am on my 3rd Deathadder and have had the exact same problem each time.

    -Logitech G9x: It looks nice, but I heard that the rubber finish on the grip starts to peel after a while (1 year?).
    -Mionix Naos 3200: Anyone have experience with this? It seems to have good reviews.

    Basically a Deathadder shaped mouse with higher build quality would be the perfect mouse for me. Budget is $80.
     
  2. ViciousXUSMC

    ViciousXUSMC Master Viking NBR Reviewer

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    The mouse that is most tried and true for me is the MX518 I have had one for like 4 years and its still in like new condition.
    It has always felt comfortable, precise, and had the buttons I needed.
     
  3. saturnotaku

    saturnotaku Notebook Prophet

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    ^ This

    Since the MX518 is getting thin on the ground, the G400 would be the next logical choice. Heck, even Logitech calls it the "next MX518."
     
  4. tijo

    tijo Sacred Blame Super Moderator

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    Another vote for logitech, they're built like tanks.

    The Naos doesn't feel as sturdy as the logitech, mine has been kicking for over a year now, but only time will tell if it'll like a couple more years.
     
  5. JOSEA

    JOSEA NONE

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    I am a very happy owner of 2 Microsoft Trackball explorer mice. It took a short time to get used to it but after many years both of mine show minimal if any wear.
     
  6. daver160

    daver160 Notebook Deity

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    +1 for anything Logitech. Even their crappy out-of-box mice that come with Dell workstations are really well built.

    I have the G9x. Very sturdy mouse.

    As for the "satin" material on the grip peeling off after a year, I have no idea what they're talking about. They must have extremely sweaty palms.

    Both the wide grip attachment (the one with the satin material) and my M705 mouse have the satin material, and neither have peeled off. But I would bet if you toss your mice around and all around abuse them, the material will probably scratch off and begin to peel.

    As for sturdy, I've accidentally stepped on my mouse a couple of times, and not a scratch or crack.
     
  7. spandexninja

    spandexninja Notebook Consultant

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    Alright guys thanks for the help. I'm gonna wait for a deal on one of these:
    -Logitech G9x
    -Logitech MX518 (if I can find one in stock)
    -Steelseries Sensei
     
  8. Qing Dao

    Qing Dao LORD OF THE UNDERWORLD

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    DO NOT BUY AN MX518!

    The G400 is IDENTICAL to the MX518, except that it is painted differently and has upgraded firmware. The G400 is the superior mouse.

    The G400 is the only Logitech wired mouse I would recommend for longevity. The G500 and G9x have too many issues and seem to have a high rate failure in the long run. Whether the cord frays or the buttons go bad, they just are not built as tough as the G400. The G400 is based on Logitech's first gaming mouse, the MX500, and is higher quality than the newer gimmicky gaming mice that Logitech makes.
     
  9. spandexninja

    spandexninja Notebook Consultant

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    I said MX518 because reviews of the G400 seem to indicate a cheap cable that randomly disconnects.
     
  10. saturnotaku

    saturnotaku Notebook Prophet

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    Aside from the paint job, the only tangible difference between the G400 and MX518 is the former's higher dpi sensor. Higher dpi != superior product.
     
  11. TearTaker

    TearTaker Notebook Evangelist

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    Get the G400. I love mine.
     
  12. Qing Dao

    Qing Dao LORD OF THE UNDERWORLD

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    The "tangible" differences are as follows:

    1. The MX518 has 800 and 1800 native dpi vs the G400's 800 and 3600 native dpi. Every other dpi setting on these mice is interpolated from one of these.

    2. The MX518 has angle snapping / prediction and the G400 does not. Angle snapping / prediction helps you draw straight lines with your mouse, but any other time is probably, however minimally, fighting what you want the mouse to do.

    3. The MX518 has a 125Hz polling rate and the G400 has from 125Hz to 1000Hz polling rates.

    Also note that the physical hardware between the two mice is the same. The only difference is the sensor firmware, the mouse firmware, and the Logitech drivers and software on your computer. We know the hardware is identical because besides looking exactly the same inside, the first G400's had the MX518's part numbers stamped on all of the internal components. A problem with the G400 though is that a 1000Hz polling rate and 3600dpi are too much for the mouse hardware to keep up with. However, at 800dpi and polling rates of 500Hz or lower, the G400 is one of a very rare breed of mice that offer "perfect control." Most of this is just academic though, as the difference is mostly seen when you test it and not so much in real-world usage.

    But I just wanted to illustrate that in NO WAY is the G400 inferior to the MX518, and in some cases it is actually better.
     

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