Looking for a great gaming mouse.

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Apr 25, 2013
  1. gifi4
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    Hey everyone, I've been gaming with a horribly shit mouse and keyboard for some time now.
    I just recently bought a 'Logitech G19 Gaming Keyboard' from Amazon (Been dispatched, just waiting for arrival, supposedly just after beginning of May) and now I'm looking for a good mouse.

    What I need in a mouse:
    Wireless.
    Rechargable. Needs to come with some way of charging it. Whether there be a dock for the mouse or just connected with a cable is fine. (No, I don't want to have to be switching batteries all the time)
    Reliable. My current mouse is unreliable as the scroll wheel often fails to work and the mouse sometimes recognizes a single click as a double.

    *The wireless ability needs to be done by USB (Or another reliable method, other than bluetooth) as I don't have a bluetooth adapter. Unless I absolutely need a bluetooth adapter in order to have my specifications met, please don't suggest it.

    So, any ideas of what mouse would be a good

    Thanks in advance, glad I'm finally getting rid of my current mouse & keyboard.

    I don't exactly have a budget. Suggest the mouse the matches the criteria and I'll see if it can be afforded.
     
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    I'd recommend: http://www.logitech.com/en-us/product/performance-mouse-mx

    Now, logitech mice do get to the point where they "recognizes a single click as a double", but that's when the mouse is worn out. The plastic inside has worn out and doesn't push down the buttons enough. (That happened with mine, and since it was within 2 years of purchase, I got a new one for free (and got to keep the old one))
     
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    So, you have or have tried this mouse, correct?
    If so, how many hours can it be used wireless before needing to be charged?
     
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    Actually I haven't. I have used (and am using) the predecessor, MX Revolution, but it's out of production now. This one has taken it's place. But mine can be used for days and days.
    I asked my friend who got this version, he said 7days+... It shuts down when you don't use it to save battery, and it's really easy to charge (and can be charged while you use it).
     
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    I know that there's also a switch on the bottom of the mouse. I guess that gets used if your desk might be shaky or something and re-activates the mouse whenever you walk passed.

    One more thing: How long does your mouse take to charge (When not in use)? I'm assuming the charging requirements are quite similar for both mice.
     
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    The button is for when you bring it somewhere, or going to have it turned off for a longer period of time. (Or if you have a shaky desk haha :) )

    How long does it take to charge? Well... Sometimes when I forget and it runs completely out of juice, I just put it in the charging dock (I can't use mine while charging) for 5-10 minutes and I can use it for another hour or two to finish my business. Otherwise I just leave it in the dock overnight. (But I'd guess a few hours (2-5) would bring it back to full power)
     
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    Thanks for the recommendation. I have been using it for 4 days and it has been great. The only downside is the battery life. About a half hour ago, it got to the 'critical' stage. It's charging now but I do wish there was a bigger battery.
    Granted, it's in heavy usage most days. It would be at the critical stage much earlier if it didn't automatically turn off. I'm not too disappointed as I'm sure I could replace the battery or get a second one fairly cheap.

    Edit: Also, apparently in Australia, it's called the M950 Performance Mouse. It checks out to be the exact same mouse. Hell, even the software states that it is the Performance MX.
    Got it for $78.
     
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    The Logitect G700 is pretty much the top of the line AFAIK. At least, for the price. It's not THAT expensive and it's fantastic.
    Been using it for...at least two years now, and I love the thing.

    battery life is a slight problem but not really. It'll last a day or two unplugged so I just have to remember to plug it in before bed and things are fiiine. Or use it plugged in for a bit.
     

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