Need a good gaming mouse: optical or laser?

By flowerpower · 37 replies
Mar 4, 2007
  1. zipperman

    zipperman TS Rookie Posts: 1,179   +7

    Mouse Games

    Would someone pleeeeze name 1 well know game that uses a
    Mouse to play.I use mine for starting a game or setting options,but
    Not gameplay,like shooting and steering a race car.
    It's either a keyboard or a Gamepad/Joystick.
    oops,maybe Chess or Checkers..
  2. MetalX

    MetalX TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,388

    Almost every game uses the mouse...

    All RTSs, almost all FPSs, MMOs, RPGs, they all use the mouse.
  3. zipperman

    zipperman TS Rookie Posts: 1,179   +7

    Most everything you do uses the mouse.I don't mean clck the play icon
    or set options.I mean Playing like driveing a race car.
    But thanks for trying to explain.
    I don't know what all the 3 letter descriptions mean,execpt maybe
    FPS is Frames per Second,but thats a statistic,not playing.
    flowerplower,i'm sure a Logitech Laser cordless rechargeable will be worth a try.I say this because Logitech makes quality products and has good support.
    They work on any surface,so you can find whats best for you.
  4. The most common uses of FPS are:
    FPS = First Person Shooter (What MetalX meant)
    FPS = Frames per Second
    FPS = Feet per Second
    - is a VERY handy website to search for acronyms.
  5. HPCE_Larry

    HPCE_Larry TS Rookie Posts: 132

  6. zipperman

    zipperman TS Rookie Posts: 1,179   +7

    For Petes Sake
    I prefer Gamepad and Joystick games.
  7. CMH

    CMH TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,039   +9

    Mice games.

    Which is why I'll probably never buy a console.

    If you're looking for a good mouse, the G5 should be a good one if you're right handed. I'm using the MX500 at the moment, it has the same shape and button config, I really love it. It goes perfectly with my eXactMat, but lately, the teflon feet have been wearing out, I might upgrade to a G5 sometime soon....

    Btw, I fully recommend the eXactMat too, but you'd need a high end mouse like the Razer or Logitech mice to actually see any difference. Cheap mice seem to perform just about as good, since their feet aren't slick enough.
  8. Haaskev000

    Haaskev000 TS Rookie Posts: 49


  9. danger_mouse

    danger_mouse TS Rookie Posts: 59

    Id have to say the Logitech G5 gaming mouse, its the dogs m8!
  10. viperfan7

    viperfan7 TS Rookie

    razor dimondback or the logitech G5, both are the same but the razor lights up, while the G5 has 1 more button and you can change the weight of it
  11. MetalX

    MetalX TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,388

    G5 also is molded to the shape of one's right hand. So that helps a lot in the area of comfort.
  12. antonwalker

    antonwalker TS Rookie Posts: 24

    Anyone try the razor deathadder
  13. viperfan7

    viperfan7 TS Rookie

    very true, and the glide pads dont become sticky as easily as others, but the laser is sensitive enough so that if a hair is infront of it it slows it down and sometimes it wont detect movement if that happens, but just blow it out of the way, and although the G7 is almost the same, you cant change the weight and its wireless, but it comes with 2 lithium batteries and the reciver is also the battery charger, but you can change the report rate for the G5 ifits conected to a USB 2.0 port, from 125 reports per second to 1000, I think its the same with the dimondback
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