Let's talk mice..

toxicity_27

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So I need to get a new mouse for my laptop. I currently use an MX518 from back in the day with my desktop. The size is great, I always have to crank the dpi up to the max (1600) I believe, and I have to have page forward and page back buttons. Other than that I don't quite care much. Similar size since I have big hands, high dpi, and those buttons. Wireless would be nice, but as I've been out of the game for a while I don't know if they've fixed some of the lag issues or not in gaming. Price isn't much of an issue, but over $100 would be tough for me to justify for a mouse. Going to hop to the Logitech website now and check out their offerings, but any assistance is appreciated.
 

PP Mguire

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Wireless hasn't been an issue for a decade now, even less of an issue with Lightspeed mice.

I'd look at the G502. I see the special edition version go on sale for 39 bucks constantly on Amazon. I have the G052 Lightspeed now, as well as 2 other wired G502s. To me it's the closest comparable mouse to the old MX mice and G5 from back in the day.
 

toxicity_27

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That's actually the one that caught my eye the most too. I see they brought the MX518 out of retirement, but I think it's time to get away from that, plus it doesn't look that great. i'll have to dig into it a bit more, but I think that's the way I'm leaning.
 

carnageX

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I have a Logitech G700s...I'm going to be sad when it dies since they don't make it anymore. Wired / wireless, plenty of buttons, stored profiles...all the good stuff. I have a G602 wireless mouse at the office; have shortcuts in Visual Studio tied to the side buttons for that mouse.
 

PP Mguire

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I have a Logitech G700s...I'm going to be sad when it dies since they don't make it anymore. Wired / wireless, plenty of buttons, stored profiles...all the good stuff. I have a G602 wireless mouse at the office; have shortcuts in Visual Studio tied to the side buttons for that mouse.
That's my best friends favorite mouse and he bought 6 brand new backups.
 

toxicity_27

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I have a Logitech G700s...I'm going to be sad when it dies since they don't make it anymore. Wired / wireless, plenty of buttons, stored profiles...all the good stuff. I have a G602 wireless mouse at the office; have shortcuts in Visual Studio tied to the side buttons for that mouse.
Interesting. I was looking at some of the mice with more buttons on the side, and wasn't sure if I would even be able to discern the different buttons without having to look at them. Might need to see if there are any in a store near me to get a better look and feel on some of these.
 

Yami

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I have a Logitech G700s...I'm going to be sad when it dies since they don't make it anymore. Wired / wireless, plenty of buttons, stored profiles...all the good stuff. I have a G602 wireless mouse at the office; have shortcuts in Visual Studio tied to the side buttons for that mouse.
Exact story with me and the Logitech G500/G500s. That thing fit me like a glove, every curve and every button perfectly placed as if tailored for me specifically.

When my G500s died I went for the G502 and while it's not a bad mouse, it just doesn't have that level of comfort. I wish I'd bought a few G500s to keep as cold spares.

Interesting. I was looking at some of the mice with more buttons on the side, and wasn't sure if I would even be able to discern the different buttons without having to look at them. Might need to see if there are any in a store near me to get a better look and feel on some of these.
For me all I want is Forward, Middle, and Back buttons on the side of the mouse in that order. They're indispensable.
 
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