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#1 vetNicholas-c


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Posted 28 February 2013 - 02:32

Hey guys, This is a subject I'm pretty fussy on. Mice; My long old friend my Logitech G7 is dying/dead. After having it for about 5 years now I dropped it about 6 months ago and broke the scroll wheel, Since then it has been getting worse like a retarded dog nearing the end of it's life span. Every now and again it decides to stop tracking until I unplug the dongle and plug back in or decides to double click instead of single once every 3-4 clicks.

SO. Time for a new one. What do you guys recommend? I'm pretty fussy and would like something exactly the same and I GUESS I could give wired a try. My G7 batteries still last a day of use each which isn't bad considering it's age. I like the looks of the Logitech G400, Not bothered about number of buttons as long as it has browser back, left and right click and a scroll wheel (which will be weird to start using again)


#2 YounGMessiah


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Posted 28 February 2013 - 02:40

G9x hands down I love it!

#3 Nashy


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Posted 28 February 2013 - 02:51

I just bought a new one to replace my broken M950.

M950 wasn't available, which sucks, because it's honestly, awesome.

I ended up going with a G500.

#4 Astra.Xtreme


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Posted 28 February 2013 - 02:51

I have both the Logitech Performance MX and G700.

The Performance MX is an excellent mouse. I don't think a more comfortable mouse could exist. :)
The G700 is nice too if you want a gaming mouse with lots of sensitivity and buttons.

#5 tim_s



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Posted 28 February 2013 - 02:57

A lot of Logitech love.

I also have the Logitech MX and it is decent.

#6 Aheer.R.S.


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Posted 28 February 2013 - 03:05

I would also like to recommend the g700, I personally like the fact (other than gaming) it can do what you want, and can be ran either wired, or wireless.

#7 YounGMessiah


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Posted 05 March 2013 - 23:10

Have you found a mouse?

#8 remixedcat



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Posted 21 March 2013 - 10:56

G700. That's all.

#9 Teebor


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Posted 21 March 2013 - 11:15

If you want cordless and an alternative to a Logitech (which are pretty good mice) you could look at the R.A.T. 9 which has two rechargeable batteries and you can customise the mouse to your hand and weight preferences

Might be expensive though, alternatively a R.A.T. 7 is also really good, but its corded, and cheaper

Edit. Your clicking issue is due to wear and tear on the switches used in the mouse buttons, all mice will suffer from this if they are used for long enough (depending on the quality of the micro switches) as its caused by "bounce" when the switch is "Clicked"

if you are handy with a soldering iron you could replace the switch yourself, however the other issues with the mouse kind of makes it a pointless exercise :)

#10 Haggis


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Posted 21 March 2013 - 11:25

I use a Logitech Gaming mouse the G5

had it since 2005 and still going strong

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#11 +mulligan2k



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Posted 21 March 2013 - 11:29

G9x hands down I love it!

+1 for G9x, not too expensive and comes with changable weights so you can custom the feel to your style

#12 Mike


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Posted 21 March 2013 - 11:38

Nothing compares to the G5 / G7!

#13 Luc2k


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Posted 21 March 2013 - 11:55

Logitech refresh coming for all the fanboys/girls.

As a low sensitivity, high precision cloth mat user I'm looking at the Mionix Naos 3200. I'll probably get it once my old trusty MX510 kicks the bucket.

#14 +Odom


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Posted 21 March 2013 - 16:04

I use a Logitech Gaming mouse the G5

had it since 2005 and still going strong

I also have a G5, love it to death. But it is also dying. Sometimes when I turn the wheel it just keeps turning all the way until the screen or folder reaches the end. Am also looking at a new mouse.
I tried the Touch Mouse T620, but don't like it. Haven't used for more than a day :( When you use the gestures from left to right, the mouse also moves, you have to hold it so that the mouse itself doesn't move on the pad. The problem is, you have to apply some pressure to it so that it registers, but it is enough to push the mouse away. It looked great in the box, but not very practical for me. Also, I noticed that it jumps a lot and isn't very precise. Maybe I have too much wireless signals messing up the connection.

Anyway, I also found the Logitech G line refresh (more in the link below) and will probably wait until they are available. The G500 looks the closest to my G5, don't care for all the programmable buttons, back and forth is enough for me.


#15 DaDude



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Posted 21 March 2013 - 16:45

Logitech M510. It's the best wireless mouse, baby!!!!