I honestly don't know whats your problem with them. I had a razer copperhead, it broke ... mx518 ...it broke... Microsoft Intelli: better than the others. Steelseries was the logical solution for me, since i like the shape of the intelli.
So whats crap about them? I never had a single problem in a bit over 6 months.
Then you must be having lucky coins in your pocket or something. I had 3x xai, sensei, 3x kinzu.. they all broke or had doubleclick issues or sensor issues. When you browse other threads, you can see people complaining about the same. Copperheads were shitty though, agree. 518 had only one problem, that was the cable contact, otherwise that mouse was invincible.. and yea I like the shape of intellimouse aswell (3.0) and I also liked xai but since I spent alot money on them, I cant use them anymore. So only mice I would recommend nowadays are DA, g400 (which I use) and zowie ones (ec1 is a perfect copy of intelli 3.0). But I would never go for steelseries mouse again, especially with laser sensor. If you really have no problem after 6 months, go and celebrate because u might've bought 1 of 1000 nonshitty SS mice ;)
i understand and value all your points except the merchandising. I am not contracted and all the products i use i standby as doing the job for me, otherwise i would replace them. In fact i used to use a func / goliathus and puretrack pad for very long periods.
Laser mice point is especially true, i felt ikari and xai were a bit lackluster, but i think they rectified the problem with the Sensei RAW.
Couldnt agree more. As much as i played with the xai i never could get used to is. For sure you wont adjust to a mouse withing one day but even after months i sturggled sometimes which i never experienced when i switch from one optical mouse to another one.
so true. I have 1xKinzuV1, 1x1.1 now and 1x3.0 back then. kinzu is shiet with annoying accel, the micros are perfect (except scroll bug =P)
too bad my 1.1 got this weird problem. after playing for ~.5/1 hour the mouse start to disconnect and then reconnect itself. sometimes the light just black out and never come back until i replug the cable. any help?
OK, honestly now! All mice have some grade of accel. but that is not the point. Even if you have a mouse where you cant even feel the acceleration (pretty much all quality mice inkl. raw), the accel. will have very little impact on your gameplay. The mouse shape, build quality and what you get used to is much, MUCH more important.
Go to a place where you can try it a little bit, if the shape feels really good and its made from a good company (microsoft, razer*, steelseries, zowie, corsair, logitech, roccat etc.) you should give it a try, cause aslong as you dont have a toothbrush as a mouse, what is doing the difference is YOU, not your mouse.
(If you want living proof look over at what umm...lets say Xizt, using an ikari, known for being the odd mouse of steelseries with some wierd problems and more accel. then other mice. But he is used to it and now he is one of the best at CS.)
I've had XAI for half a year and then I switched to RAW back, 'bout 5,6 months from now and it's amazing.. Build quality is better than XAI, and all those not needed tweaks are removed..
All in all, it's a honest recommend to all players..
It's true. Mice like the Sensei or Mice in general with Lasers like the ADNS 9500/9800 have some small amount of hardware based accel you can't fix no matter what you trying to do.
Means those Mice are not ideal for a competitive Gamer.
It's not the Case that those Sensor are useless crap you can't aim and control with, but they got those hardware accel problems for sure, what stands in your way of a consistent and worldclass aiming you could have with non accel and in best case non prediction mice too.
not really accurate most gamers dont even realise this slight accel wich is around 5% of the overall movement. Even pro's can handle that easily since they use it. Overall i have to agree with you i dont like it either but on the other hand you see such mice in competitive gaming as well. For sure the sponsor plays a rule in that
Normal Sensei is one of the best mice right now, with very good and popular Avago 9500 laser sensor. RAW features are a littlbe bit cut off compared to standard Sensei and the plastic it's made of is not so good.