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Razer Deathadder died, which gaming mouse to get?

By jools182
Aug 8, 2010
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  1. My Razer Deathadder's scroll wheel has stopped working

    it clicks but no longer scrolls

    I have taken it apart and cleaned it all out but still nothing. The actual scrolling action feels like its broken somehow, it feels too smooth

    Anyway, I'm out of work at the moment and can't afford another razer

    Now I'm tossing up between these two

    http://www.microsoft.com/hardware/gaming/productdetails.aspx?pid=087

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/A4-X-748K-Gaming-mouse-3200/dp/B001B2RTBY


    anyone got any opinions which one to go for?
  2. EXCellR8

    EXCellR8 The Conservative Posts: 2,278

  3. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,367   +125

    At first glance, I like the A4 X-748K Gaming mouse 3200 dpi/USB.
    But thats because i've only used crappy microsoft mice.
  4. jtickner1

    jtickner1 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 663

    I can highly recommend the MS SideWinder X8. It's bloody awesome.
  5. jools182

    jools182 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 114

    it looks good, but its almost the same price as a razer and I can't afford it at the moment :(
  6. EXCellR8

    EXCellR8 The Conservative Posts: 2,278

    do you prefer corded or cordless mice?
  7. jools182

    jools182 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 114

    I prefer corded
  8. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,367   +125

    Good choice.
  9. sH1fty1985

    sH1fty1985 TS Rookie

    My personal gaming mouse is the G-500 from Logitech, it has everything and more than what the G5 has, sorry to say they no longer make it.
    The G-500 provides weights to provide better pointer precision according to you; it takes a bit to find the perfect ingame-windows sensitivity + weights and DPI on the mouse.
    The only thing I find wrong is the hyper-scrolling on the mouse wheel is unnecessary on a gaming mouse and makes it feel flimsy.
    This is just my opinion...
    What games do you play?
  10. dustin_ds3000

    dustin_ds3000 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,128

    Everything sH1fty1985 said, beside about the hyper-scrolling. i just got my G-500 a few weeks ago, i love every part about it. i play a lot of FPS games online with it. its great.
  11. mopar man

    mopar man TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,492

    I'm using a G9, not the 9x, and have no issues with it minus the fact that it's not the most durable. Then again it was my fault I dropped it so the broken weight holder is my fault. o.o
     
  12. ConstanT1ne32

    ConstanT1ne32 TS Rookie

    Logitech g500
  13. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 4,265   +41

    Just make sure your fingers are still mostly extended with what ever mouse you purchase. Having to curl your fingers towards your palm constantly rushing blood is pretty bad for carpal tunnel prevention.
  14. Lokalaskurar

    Lokalaskurar TS Enthusiast Posts: 616

    As your previous mouse's name sounded like a gaming-mouse, then between the two you compared; definently the A4 X-748K. Important notice when it comes to gaming mice: make sure it has a good grip, and a space wide enough for your fingers to jam when wacking, bashing and smashin' villians.

    Example: I still use a MSC/DIM-mouse! Simply because it's light as a feather (no fancy technology inside that one, for sure :) ) and resistant enough to pound.

    I reckon that Microsoft "Legend" isn't really made for gaming (well that's a laugh...)
  15. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,346   +396

    Put me down as a Logitech G500 user and recommendation. An excellent gaming mouse.
  16. Malessick

    Malessick TS Rookie Posts: 23

    Razer Naga all the way.
  17. beastboy007

    beastboy007 TS Rookie

    i need a dead razor..

    can u give me ur dead deathadder..????
  18. pags78

    pags78 TS Rookie

    I bought a Razer Imperator about a month and a half ago and it died on me last night
  19. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Posts: 6,059   +84 Staff Member

    Not sure if you're looking for help or just trying to let some steam out, but you should start a new thread pags78. Your best course of action is to contact Razer with proper proof of purchase. Wired Razer mice are backed by a two-year warranty. More info here: http://www.razerzone.com/warranty
  20. pags78

    pags78 TS Rookie

    It was neither really. Just sharing a detail regarding the product.


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