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Old July 3, 2013, 11:48 AM
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I'm considering replacing my wireless M510 with a wired mouse and so far like the grip of my young lad's Razer Death Adder. Are there any other mice with similar palm style grips that I should also consider, or should I just bite the bullet and buy myself a DA ? (I was considering the sensai, but reviews suggest that it's not a comfortable fit for folks like myself who like a full palm grip).
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Old July 3, 2013, 12:00 PM
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I'm considering replacing my wireless M510 with a wired mouse and so far like the grip of my young lad's Razer Death Adder. Are there any other mice with similar palm style grips that I should also consider, or should I just bite the bullet and buy myself a DA ? (I was considering the sensai, but reviews suggest that it's not a comfortable fit for folks like myself who like a full palm grip).
I got a DeathAdder, and it is a very comfy mouse. However, I don't use it with a full palm grip, so I can't really vouch anything on your possible experience.

I WILL say that they are the toughest things you will ever buy. I've had mine for almost 5 years now, and it still performs very well.
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If you really like the Deathadder why not just go with one for yourself? Is there a particular reason you are looking for an alternative?

I LOVE my IR Deathadder and will be extremely sad the day it dies. I'm a palm style gripper too.
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Old July 3, 2013, 01:25 PM
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Let me have a look, I might have an older DA I can give you in the box of stuff in the closet. Seems to me I put it up cheap on here and no one wanted it.
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Old July 3, 2013, 01:30 PM
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If you really like the Deathadder why not just go with one for yourself? Is there a particular reason you are looking for an alternative?

I LOVE my IR Deathadder and will be extremely sad the day it dies. I'm a palm style gripper too.
I'm leaning in that direction, but wanted to see if there was a similar model I wasn't aware of which may have higher recommendations.
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I miss my Deathadder. I replaced it with some Gigabyte gamer mouse on super sale when it died. :(
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Old July 3, 2013, 03:02 PM
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Let me have a look, I might have an older DA I can give you in the box of stuff in the closet. Seems to me I put it up cheap on here and no one wanted it.
Thanks for the offer, but three positive reviews from members and I went out and bought one. ;)

Only thing I didn't like about installing it on my young lad's PC was the requirement to register for the software.
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+1 for DA. I use full palm grip and find it the best mouse so far (coming from a long line of Logitechs and MS in the past). I'm a low sens player and the perfect tracking on the esr review is what caught me.

Two bad things I have to say:
- Switches wear out (need to perform surgery on two of my old ones)
- My old keyboard is a Microsoft Ergonomic 4000 keyboard which sometimes caused me to TK if I swiped too far to the left and hit the keyboard with my mouse. The height of the keyboard was just perfect enough to trigger the left button.

Make sure you flash the firmware with your desired firmware for drift or no drift control.
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I have an old death adder its gummed up with human element. 1800dpi and 7 or so years old.

I have gone to a RAT 7. I used all extra bits and now its nice an comfortable. I have not touched an adjustment screw in months.
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The new(er) ones are 6400 dpi, and other than the comfort of the fit I'm a huge fan of the 7' cable that comes attached to it.... ;)

I don't do FPS games so most of the fancy settings are wasted on me. :)
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