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is it impossible to find a GOOD GAMING MOUSE?

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June 18, 2014 7:17:27 PM


I had a Logitech G500, but it got the dreaded "buttons won't click properly" disease.

So I bought a Red Dragon MMO mouse, but can't stand it. Too small, not ergonomic, too many small buttons, all cramped together, on the thumb-side; no good.

I refuse to buy another Logitech... but I liked the G500, except for the fact that it stopped working. I want something structurally similar to the G500, just from another manufacturer. I won't support Logitech after this.

Here's what I need:

1. Large size. I'm a man, and I have man-sized hands. I don't want a mouse barely bigger than a laptop mouse.

2. Ergonomic. I want to be able to totally control the entire body of the mouse. It's almost difficult to even pick up this RedDragon mouse. No 'ridge' or edge on either side.

3. Tilt Wheel. (buttons when the wheel is pushed sideways L or R)

4. 3-5 thumb-side buttons.

5. Ideally, 1-3 extra, smaller buttons for the index finger, and maybe also on the upper right side, for the 2nd finger. (near the R-click button)


I've been looking on NewEgg, but nothing fits this description.

Any ideas?

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a c 292 4 Gaming
June 18, 2014 7:29:36 PM

I like the Razor mice. Great gaming peripherals. I have the Death Adder, but that one won't fit your checklist.
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a b 4 Gaming
June 18, 2014 7:29:44 PM

KuriousJorj said:

I had a Logitech G500, but it got the dreaded "buttons won't click properly" disease.

So I bought a Red Dragon MMO mouse, but can't stand it. Too small, not ergonomic, too many small buttons, all cramped together, on the thumb-side; no good.

I refuse to buy another Logitech... but I liked the G500, except for the fact that it stopped working. I want something structurally similar to the G500, just from another manufacturer. I won't support Logitech after this.

Here's what I need:

1. Large size. I'm a man, and I have man-sized hands. I don't want a mouse barely bigger than a laptop mouse.

2. Ergonomic. I want to be able to totally control the entire body of the mouse. It's almost difficult to even pick up this RedDragon mouse. No 'ridge' or edge on either side.

3. Tilt Wheel. (buttons when the wheel is pushed sideways L or R)

4. 3-5 thumb-side buttons.

5. Ideally, 1-3 extra, smaller buttons for the index finger, and maybe also on the upper right side, for the 2nd finger. (near the R-click button)


I've been looking on NewEgg, but nothing fits this description.

Any ideas?


Logitech is the best in the business. They have tremendous customer support, so I suggest that you file a request online. They'll most likely replace it at no cost to you.
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a b 4 Gaming
June 18, 2014 7:32:51 PM

Logitech G400 is the only mouse worth using ever, anyone who uses anything else is a peasant.
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a b 4 Gaming
June 18, 2014 7:39:36 PM

In the electronic business, there will be an occasional defective part. You can't just stop using a brand over a single bad part or you'll end up not being able to buy anything. I've had things fail from Asus, XFX, Pony, Gigabyte, (not Logitech yet), Samsung and on and on. That is just part of life.

I personally like the G700, and the G602 and G502 both look tempting. The G400 is also quite solid. Most of those are quite similarly shaped as your G500 was.
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a b 4 Gaming
June 18, 2014 7:42:35 PM

not to say its the best but I got a perixx mx 1000 [iron] mouse and it fits my big hand nice and the 2 thumb buttons are well out of the way so when I got a grip on the mouse I don't hit them buttons unless I move my thumb to do so that was the big plus for me with it where the other mice thumb buttons were always being pressed when I did not want to.. [opinion] so far after a year with it I feel I got my $20 worth from newegg

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA2J2...
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a b 4 Gaming
June 18, 2014 7:57:47 PM

deathadder is a known performer, i just didn't buy one because razer has a reputation for being unreliable quality wise, it is good as long as it's running though.

i have just bought myself a logitech g502, my 2nd choice was the g400s (cheap but a good mouse)

lot's of other choices, check corsair, coolermaster, roccat, etc
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a c 292 4 Gaming
June 18, 2014 8:45:01 PM

I just thought this was funny... the first mouse i looked up on Newegg had a review:
"Too big for small hands"
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

That one, the Razer Naga does seem to check off most of the items on your list, except it has too many small buttons on the side.

You do know Newegg has a sorting function along the side that allows you to select: # of buttons, tilt-wheel, etc.?
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a b 4 Gaming
June 18, 2014 8:48:48 PM

Perhaps you may be a perfect candidate to have a 3D scan of a mouse performed, and then have a custom hand scan done, and the two mated together by 3D printing, to make a mouse with a nice overlay that actually fits your hand? Sounds like a niche that could be exploited.
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June 19, 2014 5:30:06 PM

Pinhedd said:

Logitech is the best in the business. They have tremendous customer support, so I suggest that you file a request online. They'll most likely replace it at no cost to you.


If I kept every bit of packaging and receipt from all the computer and electronics I buy, I'd have to build a storage shed just to house it all. I doubt I have the receipt, and if it's required, why bother?
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a b 4 Gaming
June 19, 2014 5:32:17 PM

If you boycott a company after 1 product failure, which could have ben self inflicted, you'll eventually run out of companies to buy from. Electronics are not perfect, and often come defective. Logitech isn't perfect, but I do not know many that are better on average.
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June 19, 2014 5:32:23 PM

bystander said:
In the electronic business, there will be an occasional defective part. You can't just stop using a brand over a single bad part or you'll end up not being able to buy anything. I've had things fail from Asus, XFX, Pony, Gigabyte, (not Logitech yet), Samsung and on and on. That is just part of life.

I personally like the G700, and the G602 and G502 both look tempting. The G400 is also quite solid. Most of those are quite similarly shaped as your G500 was.


Unfortunately, this apparently isn't the "occasional defective part" based on a simple google search. Newegg of course censors negative reviews, otherwise, I may not have even bought it in the first place. Amazon... even the Logitech forums, reveal this is a common problem on this model.

Hell, that YouTube video I linked explains the material easily shorts out in dry temps.
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June 19, 2014 5:34:36 PM

bystander said:
If you boycott a company after 1 product failure, which could have ben self inflicted, you'll eventually run out of companies to buy from. Electronics are not perfect, and often come defective. Logitech isn't perfect, but I do not know many that are better on average.


Ironic; I already addressed that by responding to your first response.

The G500 going defective wasn't a fluke; it's built defective.
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a b 4 Gaming
June 19, 2014 5:34:54 PM

KuriousJorj said:
bystander said:
In the electronic business, there will be an occasional defective part. You can't just stop using a brand over a single bad part or you'll end up not being able to buy anything. I've had things fail from Asus, XFX, Pony, Gigabyte, (not Logitech yet), Samsung and on and on. That is just part of life.

I personally like the G700, and the G602 and G502 both look tempting. The G400 is also quite solid. Most of those are quite similarly shaped as your G500 was.


Unfortunately, this apparently isn't the "occasional defective part" based on a simple google search. Newegg of course censors negative reviews, otherwise, I may not have even bought it in the first place. Amazon... even the Logitech forums, reveal this is a common problem on this model.

Hell, that YouTube video I linked explains the material easily shorts out in dry temps.


Yes, that is because it is an extremely popular item, so you see more comments, but do a search for any other popular mouse, and you'll run into the same issue. At least that has been my experience. If a product has a perfect rating, take a look at how many report/reviews were made, and you'll find it is almost always because few people mentioned anything.

Of course there can be the occasional high used, rarely negatively reviewed item, in which case, jump on board, but that will be quite rare.

http://reviews.logitech.com/7061/5750/logitech-gaming-m...
Look at the reviews here: http://www.amazon.com/Logitech-Proteus-Tunable-Customiz...

4.5 out of 5 stars on something with hundreds of reviews is pretty stand out for electronics.
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a b 4 Gaming
June 19, 2014 6:38:35 PM

KuriousJorj said:
Pinhedd said:

Logitech is the best in the business. They have tremendous customer support, so I suggest that you file a request online. They'll most likely replace it at no cost to you.


If I kept every bit of packaging and receipt from all the computer and electronics I buy, I'd have to build a storage shed just to house it all. I doubt I have the receipt, and if it's required, why bother?


It's not required from what I remember. Just the serial number and part number which are located on the product.

I purchased a Logitech LX8 wireless mouse many years ago. This was in the days before wireless transceivers became compact, so it had one of those inch-long wireless dongles. The transceiver was the subject of much abuse as I was constantly moving my laptop around, and it eventually broke. Several years later (about 3 years after I purchased it) I submitted a support request asking if I could purchase a replacement transceiver so that I could still use the fully functioning mouse. Instead of allowing me to purchase a transceiver to replace the one that had been damaged by my own misuse, they sent me a brand new M510 free of charge which I still use on my laptop to this day.

Logitech is near the top of a very short list of companies that I honestly believe stand by their products. I use a Logitech G400 on my desktop which fits my hand perfectly and has a ruggedness not found in competing products.
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a b 4 Gaming
June 19, 2014 6:53:40 PM

I use a logitech trackman trackball. But I don't play a lot of mouse intensive games
I, too had a problem with the buttons not reliably clicking and I know how to fix it.

You need to disassemble the mouse and put a drop of WD40 in each microswitch. It fixed the problem instantly
and it hasn't returned so far
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June 19, 2014 8:06:57 PM

http://gaming.logitech.com/en-ca/product/g502-proteus-c...

This is an amazing mouse, I have it. Only problem might be with the headshot button, I have small hands so I never accidentally click it, but a friend with big hands used my computer and said he would sometimes click it by accident. Extremely nice mouse, still very happy with my purchase.
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June 29, 2014 9:00:30 AM

UPDATE: Following others' advise here, I filed w/ Logitech customer support. After filling out the info, attaching a few pics of the mouse (serial numbers, etc), they say they are replacing my mouse at no cost!

And apparently, replacing with the Proteus mentioned above!

Yay to Logitech. They won back a customer, and (assuming the Proteus works and I like it as I did the G500 before 'breaking') I'll definitely recommend them to others.
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June 29, 2014 3:22:27 PM

KuriousJorj said:
UPDATE: Following others' advise here, I filed w/ Logitech customer support. After filling out the info, attaching a few pics of the mouse (serial numbers, etc), they say they are replacing my mouse at no cost!

And apparently, replacing with the Proteus mentioned above!

Yay to Logitech. They won back a customer, and (assuming the Proteus works and I like it as I did the G500 before 'breaking') I'll definitely recommend them to others.

You won't be disappointed. I love my Proteus core mouse. Good to hear Logitech did the right thing!
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June 29, 2014 3:52:44 PM

zaysk said:

You won't be disappointed. I love my Proteus core mouse. Good to hear Logitech did the right thing!


Ironically, I think the Proteus is slightly more expensive than the G500 when I got it.

It looks like the Proteus has more angular and 'pronounced' side buttons, which should make touch recognition and response a lot quicker. So long as it's big enough, like the G500, I'll be happy w/ it for sure.
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a b 4 Gaming
June 29, 2014 5:23:02 PM

KuriousJorj said:
UPDATE: Following others' advise here, I filed w/ Logitech customer support. After filling out the info, attaching a few pics of the mouse (serial numbers, etc), they say they are replacing my mouse at no cost!

And apparently, replacing with the Proteus mentioned above!

Yay to Logitech. They won back a customer, and (assuming the Proteus works and I like it as I did the G500 before 'breaking') I'll definitely recommend them to others.


Glad to hear that it worked out for you.
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