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Old 11th May 2010, 06:42 AM   #1
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Mouse that can take a beating

Hi,
I've had a razer diamondback for the last couple of years but its left mouse button wore out. So I opened up the mouse and replaced the foot its on (the foot does the clicking) with plastic paste. It worked good as new for a couple of months now but I can feel it's wearing down again.
So for my next mouse I'd like to ask if you can point me in the direction of a sturdy model that can take a little abuse.

What I need:
  • left, right and middle mouse button plus mouse wheel, all of which should have to be clicked and not just barely touched
  • a tough mouse that can survive prolonged exposure to DiabloI-like clickfests and Milkshapey scrolling orgies
  • the mouse has to be easy to pick up and move. I'm a shuffler

I don't care much if it's wired or wireless (unless it has noticeable lag and ultra short battery live) or how much dpi it has as long as it's within reasonable limits. 800+ dpi should do fine.
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Old 11th May 2010, 06:47 AM   #2
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I rest my case.
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Old 11th May 2010, 07:36 AM   #3
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+1 for the mx518
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Old 11th May 2010, 07:57 AM   #4
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I have to vote for the MX518 as well. I still have an MX500 that works also.
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Old 11th May 2010, 08:30 AM   #5
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Old 11th May 2010, 08:44 AM   #6
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I had an mx500 a while back, and the left mouse button also got worn out in the same way as your razor. I have a G5 atm. but the cord on these things is retarded and actually broke, though I fixed it. The G5 is good, though if you carry it around in bags too much (like I did to school) the cord will lose connectivity very quickly. Generally the anatomy of these two mice is the same though. It doesn't really matter which one you take, they're both excellent. The G5 refresh has two extra buttons though.
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Old 11th May 2010, 09:20 AM   #7
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I have a Razor Deathadder that I have been using for a couple years. Best mouse I have used in a long time. The thing doesn't even show any wear and tear to the finish, like some mice do after much clicking and finger rubbing.
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Old 11th May 2010, 09:21 AM   #8
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*MX518 and G5 testimonial*
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Old 11th May 2010, 09:48 AM   #9
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I have an MX510 that I have had for 6 years and it's still running strong.

I also have a G9 that I've had for a couple of years, and it is also still working great.

I also have a G5 that I've had for 6 months or so, and it is still working great, too.
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Old 11th May 2010, 10:20 AM   #10
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I use an MX Revolution for games and a Wacom tablet for everything else. Have you ever given one a shot? I don't think I'll ever return to mice.
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Old 11th May 2010, 10:41 AM   #11
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Logitech!

like everyone else says, those are the models to look out for!
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Old 11th May 2010, 11:09 AM   #12
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Got my Logitech G5 not long after they launched, and it's still going strong. I secretly hoped it'd break when the revised version came out with it's second side button, but it's kept on going. The mx510 is also very reliable, got a friend who's got one that's still going from when they first launched. I've got one aswell, but it's not used often.
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Old 11th May 2010, 11:29 AM   #13
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My 518's keep wearing out :/ I've had 2 just die on me after regular use - same problem as in the original post where the buttons get so worn down that you have to click them extremely hard for it to register, and even then the contact is fuzzy, causing you to make 3-4 rapid clicks with one push.

Got a G5 right now as well, but I'm looking for a replacement. My biggest beef with it is the mouse wheel that's impossible to click without accidentally tilting or spinning it, which is a bit of a hassle since I use both apps and games that need you to drag with it. It gets old having to rebind it to the thumb button or something.
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Old 11th May 2010, 11:48 AM   #14
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My 518's keep wearing out :/ I've had 2 just die on me after regular use - same problem as in the original post where the buttons get so worn down that you have to click them extremely hard for it to register, and even then the contact is fuzzy, causing you to make 3-4 rapid clicks with one push.

Got a G5 right now as well, but I'm looking for a replacement. My biggest beef with it is the mouse wheel that's impossible to click without accidentally tilting or spinning it, which is a bit of a hassle since I use both apps and games that need you to drag with it. It gets old having to rebind it to the thumb button or something.
How long have you used the G5? I can click it without tilting/spinning it. Then again, I'm using 3 fingers for my mouse, not just 2.
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Old 11th May 2010, 11:52 AM   #15
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A year or two I guess? I got it around when it was released. I can click it fine if I take the time to carefully do it, but not to - say - move my finger from the left button to quickly pan the camera in an RTS or something. I usually end up spinning it a notch or tilting it to the side, which while it usually doesn't do anything itself, makes me stop pressing it.
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Old 11th May 2010, 12:17 PM   #16
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Do you use three fingers for the left, middle and right button? Like, your index finger for the left mouse button, middle finger for the wheel and ring finger for the right mouse button. Many people don't use their mouse like that for some reason, but I've found that it's a way more efficient way to play, because you don't need to move your fingers. You also don't get the tilt problem that way.
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Old 11th May 2010, 12:34 PM   #17
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I have big viking bear hands so no, just one finger for each of right and left button. I'll try the 3 finger approach (har har) for a while and see if I can get used to it.
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I need my ring finger to hold the mouse so no three-finger-style for me.
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Old 11th May 2010, 12:45 PM   #19
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Logitech G5 or G500, both are extremely accurate and comfortable mice
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Old 11th May 2010, 12:47 PM   #20
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I rest my case.
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Mine has taken quite a beating and is still performing to specs.
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