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07-13-12, 02:19 AM   #21
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07-13-12, 03:21 AM   #22
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What about Razer Taipan
http://www.razerzone.com/taipan
Is has a symmetrical shape, nine programmable buttons, two on each side, and is just a bit smaller then your IntelliMouse.
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07-13-12, 03:56 AM   #23
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Hmm, that's a new one... and it's already backordered, haha. I'll keep an eye on it; thanks for the tip!
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07-13-12, 07:41 AM   #24
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Try Razer Deathadder. I had the exact same issue with Lachesis as you did. I like to palm the mouse with my whole hand, not just with tips of my fingers and Lachesis was damn annoying about that.

Deathadder fits me like a glove, it's not heavy but not annoyingly light either and buttons have just the right amount of resistance for me/not too soft a click. It's not a slick surface but coated with same matte stuff like Lachesis so you won't slip and slide and it's only 5 buttons, two on the side, easily reachable by thumb (and not blocky like lachesis, that was awkward to reach).

It's by now an old mouse and it's only upgraded over the years in terms of dpi but to date I have not found anything really more comfortable and availability certainly isn't the issue. I got it at first cause it used to be the only razer mouse to have mac drivers as well as pc ones, but I fell in love with it and haven't changed it in the past 5 years.

It's wired btw, forgot to mention that. I can't stand wireless mice partly cause of battery issues but partly cause it's just a weight in the mouse that I don't like to feel.

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07-13-12, 10:39 PM   #25
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Originally Posted by zohar101 View Post
Try Razer Deathadder. ... only 5 buttons, two on the side, ...
That's exactly what I don't want. I want one button under my thumb, and one button under my ring/pinky fingers on the opposite side of the mouse. Two buttons on each side would be okay, since I could remap AB-CD to AA-BB, but I do not want all of the buttons on only one side.
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07-18-12, 07:05 AM   #26
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Another one, though is smaller then Taipan:
http://store.razerzone.com/store/raz...ctID.221846300

And if you are a fan of Tron is even better

L.E. And again another one:
http://steelseries.com/products/game...specifications

I can't find infos about the size of it.

Last One:
http://steelseries.com/products/mice...specifications
This one has one button on each side and is as big as Taipan

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07-18-12, 09:04 AM   #27
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Originally Posted by Shadowcall View Post
Hmm..I had the Intelli myself for a long time. It seems that this mouse has exactly the same shape.
I'm currently using the Microsoft Habu. (Razer Microsoft collab)

To be honest I don't like the mouse that much.

The latest tomshardware review on mice is from 2010...
http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/gaming...iew-31738.html
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07-18-12, 02:39 PM   #28
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More :

http://steelseries.com/us/products/m...ition#pictures

http://www.roccat.org/Products/Gamin.../ROCCAT-Kova-/

http://www.roccat.org/Products/Gamin...Pyra-Wireless/
This one has wired and wireless versions

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2347355,00.asp
Maybe you can still find one in stores

I use a Logitech G5 at home, but i might buy one that i posted here
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11-06-14, 10:47 PM   #29
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Originally Posted by Qupe View Post
Perk #12571529182751925 is the fact that it comes with Logitech's AMAAAAAZING warranty; 3 year warranty, that during the time, is replaced without sending your current mouse in and replaced for pretty much any reason. After 3 years, they ask for your current mouse back but the replacement is still free. Not to mention, if your mouse isn't produced anymore they upgrade it to the best possible version of your mouse "type" (ie - gaming mouse, wired standard mouse, wireless gaming, etc...).
Couldn't help but revisit this topic; since I too am again looking for one.

At work - they use PS2 mice for our Wyse thin clients. I can't live without back/forward buttons and that speed scroller for Excel. So I did stock up on that one mouse that meets all I need (M500 http://www.logitech.com/en-us/produc...se-m500?crid=7)

For my mac, I am pretty much left with http://www.logitech.com/en-us/produc...hon-mouse-m705 But for gaming, it's not the best. Have to admit it though, that warranty IS good. I complained about mouse feet - how I couldn't replace them and had issues finding a new suitable mouse. They sent me a new M705.

But it's the gaming side I got stuck with.
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I've been using a Razer Taipan that someone helpfully abandoned at my workplace, and while it's acceptable and meets most of my criteria, I have resigned myself to the fact that the Microsoft IntelliMouse 1.0 was just the pinnacle of mouse design and no mouse will ever be that good again.

My main complaint is that you have to run the bloated Razer software in the background all the time in order to make the buttons work as desired (it has 2 buttons on the left and 2 on the right; normally both sides are a copy of button4/button5, but I want both buttons on the left to be button4, and both on the right to be button5). With older Razer mice you only had to run the software once to program the mouse, and then the mouse retained that programming on its own, but apparently Razer has since decided that convenience is less important than saving 25 cents on the manufacture of a $50 mouse.

It's even more annoying because it required me to register an account and provide a bunch of personal information before I could even use the software; it does have an "offline" mode but you can't use it without registering and logging in first. Obviously I entered fake information and blocked the program from accessing the internet, but none of that should have been necessary in the first place.

However, if you like having buttons 4 and 5 on the same side of the mouse, or don't mind running bloated spyware on your computer, I would tentatively recommend this mouse.
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11-07-14, 04:15 AM   #31
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I'm using Razer Mamba since 6+ years from now. I know it's not fully quailfied for your needs, but it's a superior mouse, specially if you like the shape of the DeathAdder.

Also you don't have to use the Synapse 2.0, you can use the older drivers too:

http://drivers.razersupport.com//ind...av=0,76,171,29

http://drivers.razersupport.com//ind...v=0,76,171,172

However Mamba is NOT cheap, but it's worth it if you want a quality/smart mouse for the next 4-5 years.

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11-07-14, 04:18 AM   #32
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Originally Posted by Resike View Post
I'm using Razer Mamba since 6+ years from now. I know it's not fully quailfied for your needs, but it's a superior mouse, specially if you like the shape of the DeathAdder.
Wireless? Asymmetrical shape? Buttons 4 and 5 on the both sides of the mouse? That's pretty much not a match for any of my requirements?

Edit: I was wrong, mine is a Taipan... and unfortunately it's not supported by any older drivers.
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11-07-14, 04:27 AM   #33
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Originally Posted by Phanx View Post
Wireless? Asymmetrical shape? Buttons 4 and 5 on the both sides of the mouse? That's pretty much not a match for any of my requirements?

Edit: I was wrong, mine is a Taipan... and unfortunately it's not supported by any older drivers.
It's wired/wireless. Yes it's assimetrical, but since you are right handed and the mouse is very well designed i don't think you would have any issues with it (It's specially good for bigger hands and has a really good heavier weigth). Well you said buttons are fine on the same side, if there is 2 of it.

Also whats your mouse grip tpye?

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11-07-14, 05:13 AM   #34
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Originally Posted by Resike View Post
Well you said buttons are fine on the same side, if there is 2 of it.
I meant it's okay if there are 2 buttons on each side -- that way I can program both on the left to act as button4 and both on the right to act as button5.

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Also whats your mouse grip tpye?
Fairly well illustrated by the "claw" section of this image:

...except the palm and heel of my hand are't touching anything, and my wrist is resting on the jelly roll of my mousepad.

Edit: Another complaint about the Tapian. The side buttons are so tiny.

However, I did just notice there's some glorious Intellimouses on Amazon for reasonable prices... might have to grab those.
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11-07-14, 05:35 AM   #35
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I have also used a Trackball for years, it's very precise and can be much more faster then a regular mouse, however it takes time to master it and requires very frequent cleaning.
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11-07-14, 09:27 AM   #36
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I use a claw grip not because I want to, but because I have to. Nearly all mice are too small for my hands and if they aren't, they lack other features I want.
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My problem is RSI - I am actually a clawer. But after a while it gets so bad, I actually have to use my trackpad (macbook) with my left hand :P For everything this is fine, except gaming. :P

Basically, I can't even use my pinky with buttons, it hasn't the strength (I am serious). I used to own a Lachesis. most expensive mouse ever bought. It died after two years, Razer wouldn't replace it. So I am not keen on going Razer again, but other then Razer and Logitech, not much choice if you use a Mac. Though Microsoft mice would work fine too - BUT they rarely seem to have a back/forward button that I can rebind :P
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also Phanx?
http://steelseries.com/products/mice...ies-sensei-raw Ambidextrous - 2 buttons either side. And should be rewindable to have aa-bb as you'd like. Not sure about weight or size though.
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The Mionix Avior series has the same attributes, two buttons on either side that can be assigned to whatever you'd like.

http://mionix.net/mice/avior-7000/
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Originally Posted by MoonWitch View Post
http://steelseries.com/products/mice...ies-sensei-raw Ambidextrous - 2 buttons either side. And should be rewindable to have aa-bb as you'd like. Not sure about weight or size though.
I tried the original Sensei back when I was beginning my search... the side buttons were too far back and really hard to reach without completely adjusting my grip on the mouse, and the wheel was way too stiff. The only change it looks like the Raw version has is a rubberized surface instead of shiny chrome.

Originally Posted by p3lim View Post
The Mionix Avior series has the same attributes, two buttons on either side that can be assigned to whatever you'd like.
Looks small in the pictures, but it says it's the same length as the Taipan... might be worth checking out if I get tired of the Taipan and all of the used Intellimouses I just ordered for $20-25 each are defective.
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