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#1 LaP

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Posted 31 July 2014 - 00:21

Finally i decided to replace my fully (sort of) working Razer Mamba 2012. God i don't know how i was able to endure Synapse for so long. I just bought a Logitech g602 and so far i'm happy with it. Technically it's not as good as the Mamba or g700 but unlike the Mamba the software actually works and unlike the g700 it's actually wireless (seriously having to plug the mouse in an usb port every ******* day makes the g700 a wired mouse). I still prefer the shape of the Mamba by a long shot but at the very least the g602 is a nice wireless mouse with a good battery life unlike the g700. The Mamba doesn't have a good battery life but at the very least it comes with a charging dock so you don't have to plug the mouse in every day.

 

I don't know what the guys at Razer are thinking. They are making awesome hardware. The Mamba is one of the best mouse i've ever used. Shape is awesome. Weight is good. The charging dock is nice. It is a ********* good looking mouse. But god the software is crap. It's awful. It will eventually bring this nice little company down. I'll personally never ever buy any Razer product again not even a mouse pad even if they are making good mouse pad.

 

Anyway i'm finally enjoyer a lag free mouse. And software not crashing every 2 or 3 days.

 

So please answer the pool what should i do with my Mamba 2012?



Best Answer Alera , 31 July 2014 - 00:49

Burn it to the Mouse Gods for your past sins and achieve divine forgiveness! :D

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#2 JJ_

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Posted 31 July 2014 - 00:32

I wager that my 10 year old Microsoft IntelliMouse is better than both



#3 OP LaP

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Posted 31 July 2014 - 00:37

My wager that my 10 year old Microsoft IntelliMouse is better than both

 

Don't think so. The feets alone would make it worse anyway for me it would.



#4 shastasheen

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Posted 31 July 2014 - 00:38

My wager that my 10 year old Microsoft IntelliMouse is better than both

I thought so too until I bought a Logitech G600 white. It's pretty much perfect. I replaced all my other mice with G600's. Logitech software is rock solid too.



#5 trag3dy

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Posted 31 July 2014 - 00:42

The hammer is the only option. I swore off razer products a long time ago. Cheaply made overrated garbage for the most part.

 

I have heard a few good things about their custom made mechanical switches for their keyboards but that's about it.



#6 Alera

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Posted 31 July 2014 - 00:49   Best Answer

Burn it to the Mouse Gods for your past sins and achieve divine forgiveness! :D



#7 Max Norris

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Posted 31 July 2014 - 01:15

I thought so too until I bought a Logitech G600 white. It's pretty much perfect. I replaced all my other mice with G600's. Logitech software is rock solid too.

Yea I'm of a same mind. I do like Microsoft's mice.. but I picked up a G602 a couple of weeks back and dayum, I love this mouse, probably the best I've ever owned. The switches are supposed to last a hell of a long time too, something that almost always craps out on mice for me,even the super expensive ones. Spent a lot less on it than some of the other mice I've had in the past too, about half of what I paid for my last mouse. (RAT 7.)

As far as the old mouse goes.. if it's still in good shape I'd probably see if I can get a taker on eBay or CraigsList or something.. those mice aren't cheap. I'd usually just say "meh toss it or save for an emergency", but they're well over $100, I'd try for a resale.

#8 OP LaP

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Posted 31 July 2014 - 01:26

As far as the old mouse goes.. if it's still in good shape I'd probably see if I can get a taker on eBay or CraigsList or something.. those mice aren't cheap. I'd usually just say "meh toss it or save for an emergency", but they're well over $100, I'd try for a resale.

 

I'll probably keep it around for emergency. I don't like to sell half working products. Doing a simple search on Google for Mamba and lags gives a lot of results.

 

The frustrating part of it is the problem is not hardware related. When i un-install Synapse and use the mouse as a plug and play generic mouse i don't get any lags at all. It's working perfectly. But then i'm stuck with a plug and play mouse working at very high dpi without any way to reduce it when not playing games. I also can't turn the light off or make the mouse turn itself off after 5 min instead of 15 (the default value) as a plug and play mouse so the battery don't last as long.

 

Anyway it's not like i'm in need of money but i liked the shape of the Mamba so much it's a shame the drivers are not working properly.

 

Actually i think i paid 90$ for the Mamba in a boxing day sale.

 

My only problem with the g602 so far is 2500dpi is not a lot. After using the Mamba for a while 2500dpi feels slow i'll need to up the sensitivity in my games a little bit i'm used to play at 3200+dpi.



#9 Max Norris

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Posted 31 July 2014 - 01:30

I'll probably keep it around for emergency. I don't like to sell half working products. Doing a simple search on Google for Mamba and lags gives a lot of results.

I hear that -- I'll toss out "Careful with Cyborg mice.. the switches are cheap crap" as well. That's why my RAT 7 is in the junk pile, had to write a stupid mouse "de-bouncer" till I replaced it, apparently a common problem with those and one of the reasons I specifically picked the G602. Pretty bad for a $100 mouse.

#10 OP LaP

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Posted 31 July 2014 - 03:02

btw Max do you turn off the 602 every night or you leave it on?



#11 Max Norris

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Posted 31 July 2014 - 03:19

I just leave it on, usually runs in power saver mode, just replaced the batteries a few days ago, lasted at least month before the warning light started flashing.  I *think* it automatically goes into a standby node after a while too, not at my desk anymore to check.

#12 +warwagon

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Posted 31 July 2014 - 03:21

I vote give it to Warwagon.



#13 tsupersonic

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Posted 31 July 2014 - 03:56

I wager that my 10 year old Microsoft IntelliMouse is better than both

I bought the Intellimouse Explorer 3 like 4 years ago and I still to do this day love that mouse (use it at work). I wish I had actually bought more, because they are expensive now. Better yet, I wish they made a new version! I use a Deathadder 2013 (thank you Steam sales) at home, which I replaced my old Deathadder 3.5g which is also 4 years old. I tend to keep old tech, or donate it to friends/family. 



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Posted 31 July 2014 - 04:52

Do what happens to all old abandoned PC equipment; put it in that box in the closet. 



#15 Nashy

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Posted 31 July 2014 - 04:58

Must be nice to own a mouse by a company who knows what they are doing.  Given you said "sort of" I would suggest the mouse isn't as described, and throw it away, or give it to your mum or something.