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Offline Titan

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Relatively cheap mouse to play xim 4?
« on: 11:57 PM - 10/06/14 »
I just bought a XIM 4 but now I am looking to buy a mouse no more than $40... Does anyone have a good one they can recommend? This was the best one I could find when looking up, but it's relatively cheap (and also on the hardware compatible list)
http://www.amazon.com/Etekcity%C2%AE-Optical-Programmable-Buttons-Switches/dp/B00F3L19KQ/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1412660646&sr=1-1&keywords=Etekcity+Mouse+Scroll+X1+Gaming+Mouse
I noticed on other "cheap mouse" threads people were asking about DPI, what is DPI and what do I want to make sure my mouse has before I buy?

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Re: Relatively cheap mouse to play xim 4?
« Reply #1 on: 01:27 AM - 10/07/14 »
I'd recommend spending atleast $40-60 on a mouse.

Something from corsair, logitech or razer would fit into those sort of prices.

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Re: Relatively cheap mouse to play xim 4?
« Reply #2 on: 08:09 AM - 10/07/14 »
Look around this forum and you'll see that most folks are using a high quality gaming mouse. I chose the Logitech G502, expensive but worth it. High DPI means higher granularity of movement detection and smoother movement.
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Offline Aiken_Drum

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Re: Relatively cheap mouse to play xim 4?
« Reply #3 on: 07:05 PM - 10/07/14 »
DISCLAIMER: THIS IS MY PERSONAL PREFERENCE AS A GAMER.  THIS IS NOT A SUGGESTION BY XIM TECHNOLOGIES AND YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE ANY ADDITIONAL OR IMPROVED SUPPORT BY USING THIS THIRD-PARTY HARDWARE.  IT'S BETWEEN YOU AND THE MANUFACTURERS IF YOU DON'T LIKE THEIR DEVICES OR HAVE ISSUES WITH THEM.

I actually have one of each of these semi-off-brand MMO-style mice.  They're both based on the same reference design with slight tweaks and re-branding.  They are inexpensive, use a good optical sensor, have some minor weight adjustment options, do not require a special driver, have many on-board key binding options, have colored lighting for profile identification, have tons of buttons to make up for the nigh-buttonless nav I use, and are fairly comfy to use.

Utechsmart Venus (my preference purely for tactile button feel):
http://www.amazon.com/UtechSmart-Precision-Programmable-programmable-Manufacturers/dp/B00FNKMVUO

Redragon Perdition (this however has a very nice rough surface):
http://www.amazon.com/Redragon-Perdition-Precision-Programmable-Cartridge-profiles/dp/B00GU8W5AE

Note: Both use the same 8200dpi ADNS sensor, but they fake an extrapolated 16400dpi mode with their firmware.  Do not use that mode if you get one.  It feels floaty and laggy.  Use 8200dpi, only, with XIM4.
« Last Edit: 07:13 PM - 10/07/14 by Aiken_Drum »


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