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hueybot3000
24-07-2010, 08:48 PM
Currently using Logitech G5 but its on its way out (tracking is gettin bad) so thought i'd get a new one.

I was keen on this (http://www.computerlounge.co.nz/components/componentview.asp?partid=7872) at computer lounge and paid for it but they said they won't get stock in so I have the option of going elsewhere or choosing another. But if I get one from computer lounge they said they will apply a discount (bloody good chaps)

So budget isn't set but around that ($125) would be nice as it is "just a mouse"

Mainly used for FPS and photoshopping plus all the general computer stuff

Cheers

Speedy Gonzales
24-07-2010, 08:55 PM
Well, I wouldn't pay $100+ for one

hueybot3000
24-07-2010, 08:59 PM
Each to their own. Can't remember what I spent on the G5 but it's definitely worthwhile, I got a good run out of it and when your in the middle of FPS multiplayer the last thing you need is your mouse being slower or less acurate than your hand

Deimos
24-07-2010, 09:11 PM
I replaced my G5 with a G5 (2007) with the two thumb buttons, it looks a little nicer in blue too, can't you get them for under $100 now?

Edit: just checked pricespy, there are a few places selling for under $100.

TBH I wouldn't buy a different mouse without testing it first, I have had a try of th latest offerings from MS and Logitech but still prefer the good old G5.

hueybot3000
24-07-2010, 09:21 PM
Only thing I dont like about the g5 is the scroll wheel. Does the v2 have the same scroll wheel issues?

Deimos
24-07-2010, 09:49 PM
What issues?

Deimos
24-07-2010, 09:50 PM
Oh, the latest mouseware is completely f***ed, so theres that...

Trev
24-07-2010, 09:54 PM
I have a Logitech MX 518 mouse.
:)

hueybot3000
24-07-2010, 09:54 PM
The original G5 was known for its scroll wheel issues, where you click the wheel down but it would sense it as a scroll as well and all hell breaks loose on your screen. Especially when tryin to use a scope in FPS and it changes weapon instead!

By latest mouseware you mean Setpoint? I have never found in particularly useful, was never enough features on the G5 to need it anyway.

They are still a bloody nice mouse though, flatmate has the G9 and I think it was a step back for them. It's kinda comfortable but really ugly and big

The Error Guy
24-07-2010, 09:57 PM
I have one of these http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_9dLANxf9OYk/S-FoiDARImI/AAAAAAAAACA/OVSeiA6OQQ0/s1600/1817_gmx5-4.jpg Very decent piece of hardware, 4 mouse speeds set by the push of a button with full 2000dpi laser, I don't know if they are stocked in NZ, I got mine for $20 in singapore. tracks are guaranteed for 10+ kms and they sell new ones. probably a bit excessive for most things but it was good on price, looks and performance

Deimos
24-07-2010, 10:03 PM
The original G5 was known for its scroll wheel issues, where you click the wheel down but it would sense it as a scroll as well and all hell breaks loose on your screen. Especially when tryin to use a scope in FPS and it changes weapon instead!

By latest mouseware you mean Setpoint? I have never found in particularly useful, was never enough features on the G5 to need it anyway.

They are still a bloody nice mouse though, flatmate has the G9 and I think it was a step back for them. It's kinda comfortable but really ugly and big

yeah, that is annoying but there are so many buttons on the new one it really doesn't bother me, I use to use the left and right scroll clicks for different things and just ignore the middle click, but because setpoint is stuffed I can't use it at the moment, I'm emailing tech support about it now.

wainuitech
24-07-2010, 10:04 PM
I have a Logitech MX 518 mouse.
:) Same mouse here , and a wave Keyboard.

hueybot3000
24-07-2010, 10:08 PM
hmm so many options.

Some of the razor mice look pretty decent, any users here?

Paul.Cov
25-07-2010, 08:41 AM
Well, you probably won't like my suggestion since you're keen to spend $100 or more, but for $25 or less the Dick Smith optical mouse has 5 buttons, 2 scroll wheels plus a wheel button, and is the most comfortable of all the mice I've used.

Oh, just checked their site and it's not listed... all dearer single wheel models instead.

Another consideration is a trackball, which I'm told are good for the ace gamers.

The Error Guy
25-07-2010, 09:28 AM
The only use I ever found for trackballs was 1. Taking the rubber track ball out and having a great time doing all those weird and wacky things that you come up with in 3rd form. 2. getting some mate together to see who can destroy the de-tracked mouse in the quickest time (those old mice were craaazy tough though) Then I'd take all the PS/2 and USB cables and stash them. looking back on this my younger years were screwed :drool

lagbort
25-07-2010, 09:36 AM
I just recently moved from an original g5 to the new g500 which is basically the guts of a g9 ( so newer laser etc ) in the body of a g5, couldn't be happier really.

Deimos
25-07-2010, 01:57 PM
shiz that G500 looks nice, I want!

ruup
25-07-2010, 07:28 PM
Love my Logitech MX Revolution

gary67
25-07-2010, 07:30 PM
MS wireless notebook laser mouse 6000, suits my smallish hands is very responsive would never go back to a wired mouse ever

pantera989
25-07-2010, 08:01 PM
Logitech G9's are awesome.

Battleneter2
25-07-2010, 08:17 PM
Love my Logitech MX Revolution

+1 I have the Logitech Performance MX very similar, one of the few mice to work on glass (and I do). Bit expensive but best mouse ive ever owned.


http://www.logitech.com/en-ca/mice-pointers/mice/devices/5845

Renmoo
25-07-2010, 08:58 PM
+1 I have the Logitech Performance MX very similar, one of the few mice to work on glass (and I do). Bit expensive but best mouse ive ever owned.


http://www.logitech.com/en-ca/mice-pointers/mice/devices/5845
I have a similar model as yours, only it is M905.

Smaller and more portable. It relies on DarkField technology as well.

hueybot3000
25-07-2010, 09:46 PM
I think I'm going to go with teh G500. Looks like a very nice mouse and not to much different to what I have so I know il like the size etc

narutophantom
25-07-2010, 10:21 PM
If it is possible for you to go to the computerlounge store they might let you try them. This would probably be the best way for choosing your mouse since everyones taste is different, it's how I chose my mouse and I haven't regretted my decision at all.

Deimos
25-07-2010, 10:46 PM
Before you buy check out this review:
http://gizmodo.com/5376908/logitech-g500-gaming-mouse-review-itll-get-you-killed

He also mentions that the scroll prblems in the G5 were vixed in the 2007 version (with the extra side button) but I can't say that I noticed much difference between the two.

wratterus
26-07-2010, 10:49 AM
I'm a bit late here, but I have a G5 (love it) and if I was going to upgrade I'd get the G500.

GreacherTech
26-07-2010, 11:25 AM
http://www.ascent.co.nz/productspecification.aspx?ItemID=381097

only $254.00 :P

Renmoo
26-07-2010, 11:38 AM
Damn the price!

GreacherTech
26-07-2010, 12:03 PM
Yeah if I was a millionaire then maybe

Deimos
26-07-2010, 02:23 PM
http://www.ascent.co.nz/productspecification.aspx?ItemID=381097

only $254.00 :P

Pricespy says you can get it for under $190

qazwsxokmijn
26-07-2010, 03:52 PM
I bought a one-week old Razer Mamba for $120 on GP. :D

Not a bad deal for $120, but I will never buy it new at that price.....it's worth nowhere near $200, but for $120 it's pretty good.

icow
26-07-2010, 05:17 PM
Anything Razer or a Saitek Optical Mouse (http://pcperipherals.saitek.com/prod/deskoptical.html) Honestly the nicest computer mouse I have EVER used, and got it for $20 from the warehouse. Or $9 on trademe: http://www.trademe.co.nz/Computers/Peripherals/Mice/Corded/auction-305123920.htm I think (not sure) the trademe one is the right one.

BTW the one on the Saitek website the colour's not right (the red is darker).


Quote:
Originally Posted by GreacherTech
http://www.ascent.co.nz/productspeci...?ItemID=381097

only $254.00 :P
Pricespy says you can get it for under $190
PriceSpy also says you can get an Ipod Nano 2nd Gen for $3.95 :lol:

BTW the links down.

Deimos
26-07-2010, 06:26 PM
PriceSpy also says you can get an Ipod Nano 2nd Gen for $3.95 :lol:

BTW the links down.

OMG! a mistake on a website! whats the world coming too?! :stare:

hueybot3000
26-07-2010, 10:43 PM
I have me a G500 on the way, even get a Razor Frag something or other mousepad to go with! Will post back with my thoughts on its goodlyness

powerover
27-07-2010, 08:18 AM
The original G5 was known for its scroll wheel issues, where you click the wheel down but it would sense it as a scroll as well and all hell breaks loose on your screen. Especially when tryin to use a scope in FPS and it changes weapon instead!

By latest mouseware you mean Setpoint? I have never found in particularly useful, was never enough features on the G5 to need it anyway.

They are still a bloody nice mouse though, flatmate has the G9 and I think it was a step back for them. It's kinda comfortable but really ugly and big

I agree, I got a G5 3.5 years ago and it is still going strong, jst like new, it is this one here and I wonder what version is it?

http://www.productwiki.com/upload/images/logitech_g5_laser_mouse_1.jpg

when i saw your thread i was gonna recommend a G5 but since you have one already i would probably recommend this:

http://store.razerzone.com/store/razerusa/en_US/pd/productID.169417500/categoryId.35208800

If memory is right PC world did a review on it and it sounded very good.

hueybot3000
28-07-2010, 09:28 PM
G500 turned up in the mail today, pretty quick seeing as it was picked up from computer lounge at 6pm last night. Anyway so far im impressed. Its quite a bit lighter to the G5 but much the same shape, buttons will take a bit of gettin used to but they are well placed.
And trackin is amazing. Recommend it to anyone wanting a decent gaming mouse. And at $100 its worth every cent

Renmoo
30-07-2010, 09:00 AM
OMG! a mistake on a website! whats the world coming too?! :stare:
The mistake is with the website that is selling the device for $3.95, actually. Pricespy works similarly to Google - i.e. a web crawler. The items and their corresponding listed on the Pricespy website are according to what their bots have discovered on the online retailer websites.

Cheers :)