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Mice with side buttons on both sides

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Durzel, 22 Sep 2009.

  1. Durzel

    Soldato

    Joined: 10 Oct 2003

    Posts: 5,497

    Location: Wiltshire

    I've been using a regular Microsoft Intellimouse Optical 1.1 for as long as I can remember with everything including games and have grown quite accustomed to the button-on-either-side layout to the point where I don't think I could deal with just two thumb buttons as seems to be the case with most new gaming mice nowadays.

    Unfortunately I've gone through 2 of these mice in recent weeks, my first one lasted years but the one that replaced it - exactly the same model - has only managed to last about 2 months with the left side button starting to not respond from time to time, which of course just will not do in FPS games. :D

    I was wondering what suggestions people might have for a replacement?

    I looked at the Razer Lachesis as it has 2 buttons on both sides but I read reviews that the side buttons were quite stiff (and quite small).

    I don't need something with ridiculous software & firmware features, I don't really care about DPI so long as I can just aim the way I always have, etc.

    Any thoughts?
     
  2. Theguy

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 26 Dec 2006

    Posts: 1,308

    Location: Oxon.

    The Razer diamondback has buttons on both sides, if thats any help.
     
  3. 95thrifles

    Perma Banned

    Joined: 15 Nov 2008

    Posts: 6,970

    Got the lachesis myself, the side buttons are small, but I wouldnt say theyre stiff, its quite a small mouse overall too
     
  4. Durzel

    Soldato

    Joined: 10 Oct 2003

    Posts: 5,497

    Location: Wiltshire

    Cool, will give the Lachesis a blast. Thanks!
     
  5. Selachi

    Gangster

    Joined: 19 Mar 2009

    Posts: 163

    Location: UK

    I've got a Razer Diamondback - 2 big side buttons on the thumb side, and 2 buttons of the same size on the right hand side. To be honest though, i never ever use the buttons on the right side of the mouse, it's just not convenient. 7 buttons total.