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Microsoft Laser Mouse

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Ev0, 7 Feb 2006.

  1. Ev0


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 13,839

    Anyone got one of the newish MS Laser Mice?

    I'm liking the shape of it in pictures, I'm not a massive fan of the overly contoured designs and prefer smaller mice.

    My old logitech optical is starting to play up now and again so thinking of changing it.

    Is a G5 really worth twice the price? How big is a G5 as they look pretty chunky?
  2. semi-pro waster

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 27 Sep 2004

    Posts: 25,829

    Location: Glasgow

    I'd be interested to know as well, I'm dreading the day my trusty Intellimouse v3 gives up the ghost so I should probably look into alternatives.
  3. Hesky82

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 8 Jan 2005

    Posts: 2,405

    Location: Worcestershire

    Hi, I've tried the ms laser mouse 6000 along with the g5 and the razor copperhead.
    The ms laser mouse is inviting at 1st due to its price, but its to light, built very poorly, uncomfortable to use, has poor button layout and generally makes a hash of continuing the great legacy of old ms Intellimouse.
    I'd say if you where right handed the g5 is the most comfortable, logically laid out of all gaming mice and its weight can be changed with the supplied counter weights (they really do make a noticeable difference).
    Performance wise the g5 is on par with the copperhead although it does looses out on programmability (if your a hc gamer this is a great + with the copperhead). I’m a lefty so I have gone with the copperhead and I love it! My friend has the g5 and I dumped the ms laser mouse rather sharpish after I experienced poor tracking response (new drivers may have cured this problem)