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Medium Mouse for desktop multitasking

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  1. RuskiSnajper

    RuskiSnajper

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    Desktop Multitasking usually includes:
    20-50 firefox tabs/10 windows opened
    Photoshop
    Sony Vegas
    Microsoft Visual Studio
    Starcraft 2 Editor
    Text / Hex Editors
    A lot of folders ...

    Occasionally:
    • I like to play a RTS game such as Starcraft 2 or COH ...etc , Maybe some Grand Theft Auto goofing driving car and modding, (don't care about story :p) I only play a few hours a week.


    What I hate:

    • Mouse cursor jumping or jerky occasionally,
    • long button response time or unregistered click
    • pointer inaccuracy.

    What I want:
    • A mouse that doesn't have above problems and other nerveracking "cheap china crap" behavior.
    • Middle range mouse, not the cheapos, and not the professionals either.
    • Handling
    • As heavy as possible
    • Bigger button click feedback (deeper click and more hearable click feedback)
    What I don't care about:

    • DPI performance and other FPS genre specific features.
    • Sideclick middle wheel capability
    • Wireless
    • Anything Logitech (I don't like the handling and how the mouse feels on my hand)

    Currently I have set my sights firmy at MadCatz Cyborg R.A.T 5 - the sidescroll wheel which I never knew existed looks like a total win for me, as I can imagine using that in different areas already. Previously I had Microsoft Sidewinder, I had debated between Deathadder, I like those styles of mouse when they're big at the back and go progressively down in straight line, no curves such as in most logitech or whatever.

    The question is, does my choice fit? I don't have much mouse buying skills, but I do have logic.

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    Here's the story for anyone curious - I know it doesn't matter at all but why not if I can.

    Currently I'm on a backup cheap mouse because Sidewinder was basically broken, some of those problems for a year, so inaccurate, jerky, middle mouse button not registering always, one day I woke up very stressed (sleep cycle broken) and occasionally I check out some sports when nationals are going to win some big stuff, it was apline skiing this time and I basically missed the whole thing so I went online to get to archive, they had networking problems from traffic congestion, and the flash player was driving me crazy, I already hate adobe flash more than anything on this planet around PC, and this was one of those days when it blew up, the thing was lagging, it worked almost, except the part where I wanted to see, the flashplayer had capability to go 2 hours back timeshift, but the part I wanted to see didn't work for some effing reason, as things escalated the mouse received the punding, then I broke the middle mouse button, the wheel axis broke off and it wouldn't click no more, being basically offcenter the scrolling was like driving offroad, unfortunately it driven me more more into anger, tried to repair, heating the plastic to reattach the axis pin, the damn plastic just cools down too fast, because I really do want to use products as long as possible, I don't buy anything unless I really need it. Basically I got angered about something else the next day and at that point I broke the right click, stopped working, that's it, I cooled down in a short period of time because I basically accepted I'm getting rid of it and it's time for a replacement. But I still wanted revenge and to properly relieve the stress that still wanted to get out.

    So here's the sidewinder, along with some dirt and dog hair ...

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    good riddance, this is the type of a big hammer that did it (btw, I did not expect i would write this story at the time of demolishment, but i thought it may happen so i took the picture with reluctance)
     
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    You're kindof my hero now. Back in my school days we had a zombie G500 that got repaired about 17 times with bluetack, tape, stripped LAN cables, the works. That picture reminds me of what that mouse looked like in the end.

    As for your original question, do you have beef with mice that have slight acceleration? Cause that will narrow you down to about 5 mice. The only ones with ZERO acceleration are:

    - Microsoft WMO 1.1 (STMicroelectronics OS MLT 04).
    - Microsoft IMO 1.1 (STMicroelectronics OS MLT 04).
    - Microsoft IME 3.0 (STMicroelectronics OS MLT 04).
    - Razer Deathadder 3G with latest firmware (Avago ADNS-S3668).
    - Razer Deathadder 3.5G with latest firmware (Avago ADNS-S3888).
    - Razer Abyssus with latest firmware (Avago ADNS-S3888).
    - Logitech G400 with PID above LZ13333 (Avago 3095)
     
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    I think it didn't had adverse effect, since most of the info out ther points out that acceleration is better for desktop stuff.

    But doesn't the RAT5 have the very handy precision button ... that lowers the DPI temporairly, I can see that being used too.

    So you're saying that there's internal acceleration ? I never knew that. So with windows acceleration that means 2 levels of it ...


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    Yeah so RAT sas a bigger click indeed, great!

    But ... let's see more what makes it FPS style ?!?
     
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    Most mice have minor acceleration and prediction (which makes it easier to draw straight lines, that's the purpose). Zero Acceleration is more for FPS enthusiasts. The original RAT 5 and 7 are nice, I had a RAT 7, but sadly it was gimped from purchase due to a corrupted profile. The new ones however are a bit crappy because they have far too much plastic and dont justify their price tag. If you can get hold of one of the more metal based ones, I imagine you would much prefer that. Roccat Kone XTD is an enormous mouse with adjusable weights, SteelSeries Sensei's are silky smooth and quite comfortable, but not very big at all, they're quite flat. I don't have much experience with mice, I just always recommend zero acceleration to gamers.
     
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    Well I'm not a gamer so I don't need zero acceleration then ...
     

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