Journal #8551

Posted 7 years ago2015-05-21 23:16:37 UTC
Lost my G500s after surgery today.

The Logitech G500s is hands-down the best gaming mouse I have ever used.

With the exception of the wire, which is apparently notoriously prone to fraying.

My dad and I managed to take it apart, figure out how everything works, cut, strip, and resolder the wire, then put it back together after an afternoon of work. After plugging it back in, I found that everything was working perfectly. Then, it died, and, unlike every other time in the past few weeks, did not come back on again after a few seconds.

So, I am unfortunately in the market for a new mouse. I need something with minimum 5 buttons, wired (bad experiences with wireless mice and battery life) and preferably with a low-key case design instead of something like this.

Anyone have suggestions?


Commented 7 years ago2015-05-22 02:25:52 UTC Comment #61220
Buttons you say?
Razer Naga
Commented 7 years ago2015-05-22 03:13:08 UTC Comment #61232
G500 was a disappointment. It has an hardware static discharge error because of two different types of plastic.
It is prone to clicking multiple times on its own, or not clicking at all.
Had to fix it by installing anti static material over the switches.
Commented 7 years ago2015-05-22 08:59:43 UTC Comment #61229
Got a Steelseries Xai which im quite happy with, granted i had to RMA one because of a faulty sensor and it seems that this is quite a problem with SS mice in general.
Before that i had a Logitech G1 which still works to this day, but man is that thing loud as hell, the replacement for it is the G100 ?
Commented 7 years ago2015-05-22 09:10:30 UTC Comment #61218
I was going to recommend the R.A.T 3 until I checked your link... It's seriously the most comfortable mouse I've ever used, has 5 buttons including the mouse wheel, and has built in sensitivity controls (naturally)

It's not that garish red though
Commented 7 years ago2015-05-22 10:56:13 UTC Comment #61221
OMG Urby that's so sexy. I think that's my next mouse.
Commented 7 years ago2015-05-22 11:01:05 UTC Comment #61235
5 buttons?! Let's see here... Left button, right button... Oh and mouse wheel. That's Three buttons, where are the other two?
Commented 7 years ago2015-05-22 11:11:24 UTC Comment #61233
I've got the MadCatz R.A.T. 7 and can hands down say, I love it and it is probably one of the best mice I've ever used. That's what I used on the tournament (got it that very day, haha) and dominated with the AWP on that particular round. Huehuehue.

Saitek/MadCatz peripherals any day!
Commented 7 years ago2015-05-22 11:18:32 UTC Comment #61222
The logitech G9 has been my mouse for ages and it's treated me very well, but it only has two buttons (but dynamic DPI control). So I wouldn't think twice about getting another Logitech.

MatCatz put a bad taste in my mouth..
They made some sketchy Nintendo accessories that never lasted as long as the OEM equivalents.
But seeing as there's two trusted TWHLites that use their Mice I might have to think differently about them.
Thanks for the review fellas.
Commented 7 years ago2015-05-22 11:29:07 UTC Comment #61224
Razer every time for me because they're the only people who care about ambidex gaming models :)

I'm using a Razer Taipan at the moment. 7 Buttons is two better than 5 buttons!
Commented 7 years ago2015-05-22 11:57:24 UTC Comment #61236
I don't get it why people buy specialized "gamer" mouses. Games can be played without any mouse at all with the touchpad, so I don't get it how the number of buttons on a mouse would make any difference.
Commented 7 years ago2015-05-22 12:04:38 UTC Comment #61225
Even ignoring the gaming advantages (you can bind to the extra mouse buttons), simply having the "back" and "forward" buttons on your thumb buttons is incredibly useful for regular browsing. I wouldn't be able to go without them now. In FPS games, I usually bind one thumb button to sprint (I use shift for crouch), and the other to the melee attack. Works quite well.

The gaming mouses also tend to have a better sensitivity so the action is smoother, but for casual gaming that's not so important.

A lot of people care about ergonomics as well. Depending on your mouse grip and handedness, finding the right mouse for your style can be difficult. The gaming manufacturers put a lot more effort into catering for individual ergonomics rather than the more generic one-size-fits-all manufacturers.

Those crazy ones with 15 buttons or whatever are for MMO players and hardcore multiplayer gamers who want 40 key shortcuts ready to go at all times :)
Commented 7 years ago2015-05-22 12:57:57 UTC Comment #61237
Isn't that what you have the keyboard for?
Commented 7 years ago2015-05-22 12:59:05 UTC Comment #61223
I second what PB says. The forward and Back buttons are a part of my life now. They work well for web browsing, but also within Windows Explorer, and sifting through pictures.
Every mouse I use MUST have at LEAST a back button on the side.
Commented 7 years ago2015-05-22 13:14:36 UTC Comment #61219
My G500 was the best mouse I'd ever used by a long way. Mine suffered the same problem that Stojke described, and it's a real shame that such a brilliantly designed bit of kit was let down by cheap materials.

I replaced it with the Corsair Raptor M45, which is a great mouse. It doesn't look even remotely as good as the G500 did, and for extended use it's not quite as comfortable, but in all other respects I'm really happy with it.

Dr. Orange, 5 button mice are just the better option, no contest. For gaming, for browsing and especially for working before I had my Intuos Pro - having context-sensitive binds in After Effects and Premiere was invaluable.

But yeah, even just forward and back in a browser is such a delightful way to navigate.
Commented 7 years ago2015-05-22 19:09:52 UTC Comment #61226
Oooh, while I don't disagree that more is better, I'm of mixed feelings about forward and back buttons. When I had a mouse with such buttons, I kept pressing back accidentally. I think that's how that massive post I was making in the Top 5 thread got extinguished, actually.
Of course, it could be the mouse's shape's fault, I don't know. I think it was Logitech, but that's all I recall.

Oh, and Dr. Norange, it's called convenience, buttons right there in prime clicking position rather than scattered all over a keyboard, which is not really designed for a single hand.
Commented 7 years ago2015-05-23 11:51:02 UTC Comment #61230
Thanks for all the suggestions guys!
Commented 7 years ago2015-05-23 12:33:58 UTC Comment #61228
the best mouse i ever had was some kinda cheap shopping mall optical, ive had steelseries, logitech g9 bullshit etc, i even stole mouses with rufee, but fuck, cheap shitty ones are the best
Commented 7 years ago2015-05-23 12:35:54 UTC Comment #61234
If you`re looking into razer naga, make sure you get a mechanical one. The older versions, before 2013-2014 (i think), are easily the most faulty mice i've ever owned (had 2).
Commented 7 years ago2015-05-23 20:41:43 UTC Comment #61231
Am I the only one that's happy with the $10 Microsoft mouse?
Commented 7 years ago2015-05-23 20:48:43 UTC Comment #61227
I prefer > 3 buttons, but no, I'm content with this cheap-ass one.

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