Whats a good heavy mouse? - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > System Upgrades
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 12-24-2010, 05:47 AM   #1 (permalink)
Master Techie
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 2,078
Default Whats a good heavy mouse?

My uncle was using my Logitech G5 the other day and he liked how it had some weight to it and was larger than a average mouse. So I was wanting to get him a new mouse that was large and heavy but without spending a bunch of money. He doesnt game at all so it doesn't need to be anything special, just large, heavy, and some side buttons would be nice.

Any suggestions?
__________________

__________________
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
"Now I lay my computer down to sleep, I pray the hard drive my files to keep, If I should lose power before I save, I pray the hard drive my backups to take"
The Techies' Bible - Dario 1:1
dario03 is offline  
Old 12-24-2010, 06:39 AM   #2 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
GhOsT1321's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 804
Default Re: Whats a good heavy mouse?

The Microsoft 5000 may be the mouse for your uncle. It has a fairly heavy/solid feel to it, has a side button on the left and right, and is wireless.
Newegg.com - Microsoft Wireless Mouse 5000

Amazon.com: Microsoft Wireless Mouse 5000: Electronics

It's cheaper at amazon.
__________________

__________________
Build to be updated, a reminder to myself.
GhOsT1321 is offline  
Old 12-24-2010, 10:28 AM   #3 (permalink)
Grandfather of Techist

\_(ツ)_/
 
Trotter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: The South
Posts: 31,307
Default Re: Whats a good heavy mouse?

Newegg.com - Thermaltake Tt eSPORTS BLACK Wired Professional Gaming Mouse 4000dpi Laser Engine On-Board Display Adjustable Weight Mouse MO-BLK002DT

Try going to Best Buy and getting a hand around some different mice. They will gladly open up any that are not on display for you.
__________________


My Rig: SABLE
Antec 300 Illusion / Antec EarthWatts EA650 650W / ASUS GeForce GTX 960 GTX960-DC2OC-2GD5
AMD FX 8320 x8 Black Edition / Gelid Tranquillo / MSI 970A-G43
Sandisk Ultra Plus 128GB / Samsung 840 120GB / WD Black 750GB / WD Green 1TB
2x4GB DDR3 1600 - 2x2GB DDR3 1600
Win10 Ent 64-bit - Mionix Naos 7000 Mouse - CM Storm QuickFire Rapid Mech Keyboard


R.I.P. Danny L. Trotter ... 14 Nov 1945 - 4 Sept 2009
Trotter is online now  
Old 12-24-2010, 12:29 PM   #4 (permalink)
 
patonb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: In Gov't Regulated Cubical
Posts: 9,745
Default Re: Whats a good heavy mouse?

This one is pretty heavy....... not sure how good though.

__________________
Foldie = i5 6600kMSI Z170A M5 EVGA 970 SC Corsair H100 Corsair hx520 2x8gb GSkill Corsair 650D
Woohoo = L5639 @3.1Ghz EVGA SR-2 gtx 260-216 Hyper 212+ Corsair 1050hx 6x2gb Corsair XMS3 Blackhawk Ulra
Alienware 18 - SLI 770M 4700mq 16Gig

patonb is offline  
Old 12-24-2010, 01:30 PM   #5 (permalink)
Techie Beyond Description
 
MindoverMaster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: /home
Posts: 12,212
Send a message via MSN to MindoverMaster
Default Re: Whats a good heavy mouse?

ROFL, patonb!

I think a G5 or some Logitech mouse should be good.
__________________
Neowin.net Steam Account
MindoverMaster is offline  
Old 12-24-2010, 05:02 PM   #6 (permalink)
Master Techie
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 2,078
Default Re: Whats a good heavy mouse?

Quote:
Originally Posted by GhOsT1321 View Post
The Microsoft 5000 may be the mouse for your uncle. It has a fairly heavy/solid feel to it, has a side button on the left and right, and is wireless.
Newegg.com - Microsoft Wireless Mouse 5000

Amazon.com: Microsoft Wireless Mouse 5000: Electronics

It's cheaper at amazon.
I'll have to see if I can find that in a store and check it out. Was planning on going wired but at that cost and if the battery last as long as they say maybe I'll get that. Do you know if its similar in size to the 3000? Thats a big mouse but wasn't heavy. Or do you know if the 6000 weighs a lot to? They have that for a little less and its a bigger number so maybe its better lol.
__________________
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
"Now I lay my computer down to sleep, I pray the hard drive my files to keep, If I should lose power before I save, I pray the hard drive my backups to take"
The Techies' Bible - Dario 1:1
dario03 is offline  
Old 12-25-2010, 03:03 AM   #7 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
GhOsT1321's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 804
Default Re: Whats a good heavy mouse?

Quote:
Originally Posted by dario03 View Post
I'll have to see if I can find that in a store and check it out. Was planning on going wired but at that cost and if the battery last as long as they say maybe I'll get that. Do you know if its similar in size to the 3000? Thats a big mouse but wasn't heavy. Or do you know if the 6000 weighs a lot to? They have that for a little less and its a bigger number so maybe its better lol.
It is quite a bit bigger than the 3000, the 3000 seems like a mini version of this mouse. I would estimate this mouse to be 30%-50% larger. The 3000 is also pretty light in comparison to the 5000. I have never held the 6000 and do not know it's weight.
I haven't felt a whole lot of computer mouses, but the 5000 has defiantly been the heaviest. It weighs a little more than the older bulky Dell mouses that are commonly seen at public institutions.
As a side note the Razer Salmosa (full size, non-mini) is an extremely light mouse in comparison to the Microsoft 5000.
Defiantly follow Trotter's advice and go to a store and feel the computer mouses to get an idea of how your uncle might like them.
__________________
Build to be updated, a reminder to myself.
GhOsT1321 is offline  
Old 12-25-2010, 08:10 AM   #8 (permalink)
PowerQuest / Opera
 
TheMajor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Netherlands
Posts: 10,177
Default Re: Whats a good heavy mouse?

Make sure you get a wireless mouse. They weigh more.
__________________
TheMajorMMX - Intel P200 MMX @ 225Mhz - V-Tech (PcPartner) Baby-AT mb w/ Intel Triton TX chipset - Nvidia Riva TNT2 M64 w/ 16MB - 256MB M-Tec SDRAM - Still running.....
TheMajor is offline  
Old 12-25-2010, 09:45 AM   #9 (permalink)
Mod Emeritus
 
Puddle Jumper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 4,286
Default Re: Whats a good heavy mouse?

I recommend the OCZ Behemoth, as it's name implies it's bigger than the average mouse. I've had one for a while now and absolutely love it, it also has removable weights like the G5.

Sadly they seem to be discontinued so it may be difficult to find one. I kind of wish I picked up one for my laptop too back when I had the opportunity.
__________________

AMD Phenom II x4 955 Black Edition : Asus M4A89GTD PRO : Corsair 550VX
G.SKILL Ripjaws 4x2gb DDR3 1600 : MSI Geforce GTX 770 2gb : Antec 300
OCZ Agility 2 60gb SSD (OS) : SanDisk Ultra 120gb SSD (Apps) : Crucial M500 240gb (Steam) : Win 8.1 Pro 64bit
2x Samsung 2494LW & 1x Dell U2312HM Eyefinity

Lenovo ThinkPad X220 : Core i5 2410M : 12.5" 1366x768 IPS LED display : Intel 320 Series 120gb SSD

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 stock 4.3 : Nexus 7 2 stock 4.4

Puddle Jumper is offline  
Old 12-25-2010, 10:51 AM   #10 (permalink)
Grandfather of Techist

\_(ツ)_/
 
Trotter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: The South
Posts: 31,307
Default Re: Whats a good heavy mouse?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Puddle Jumper View Post
I recommend the OCZ Behemoth, as it's name implies it's bigger than the average mouse. I've had one for a while now and absolutely love it, it also has removable weights like the G5.

Sadly they seem to be discontinued so it may be difficult to find one. I kind of wish I picked up one for my laptop too back when I had the opportunity.
Amazon.com: OCZ Behemoth Laser Gaming Mouse: Electronics
__________________

__________________


My Rig: SABLE
Antec 300 Illusion / Antec EarthWatts EA650 650W / ASUS GeForce GTX 960 GTX960-DC2OC-2GD5
AMD FX 8320 x8 Black Edition / Gelid Tranquillo / MSI 970A-G43
Sandisk Ultra Plus 128GB / Samsung 840 120GB / WD Black 750GB / WD Green 1TB
2x4GB DDR3 1600 - 2x2GB DDR3 1600
Win10 Ent 64-bit - Mionix Naos 7000 Mouse - CM Storm QuickFire Rapid Mech Keyboard


R.I.P. Danny L. Trotter ... 14 Nov 1945 - 4 Sept 2009
Trotter is online now  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Whats a good fps with good graphics? dario03 PC Gaming 42 07-10-2009 05:04 AM
Whats a good RPG? murdocsvan PC Gaming 20 07-27-2007 08:01 PM
Whats this logitech mouse???? hmammen New Systems | Building and Buying 10 11-02-2006 03:39 PM
whats a good CPU under $600?? NYbadboy911 System Upgrades 6 09-05-2006 11:45 PM
Whats good to buy Darybart New Systems | Building and Buying 19 10-21-2005 10:26 AM



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:39 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.