Anyone game on a wireless mouse?

#1 Posted by BSC14 (4141 posts) -

I'm using a Roccat Kone XTD at home for games and a Logitech G700 (wireless) at work.

I quit using the G700 for gaming because it was so damn heavy and the battery life sucked so bad. Still I really like my G700 as far as ergonomics and the feel of it.

Now I love the Roccat for gaming but I do wish it were wireless and I'm kind of considering picking up something.

Anyway my G700 has me wanting to use a wireless again....any suggestions?

#2 Posted by yngsten (256 posts) -

I use a G700s an is very happy with it. Battery life is allright with me, I just remember to let it load over night every second day or so.

#3 Posted by BSC14 (4141 posts) -

@yngsten said:

I use a G700s an is very happy with it. Battery life is allright with me, I just remember to let it load over night every second day or so.

Yeah I like the G700 a lot but it's heavy to me and like I said I'm not crazy about the battery life.

The new G602 is also wireless and is kind of a remake of the G700. It's lighter and has an amazing battery life....looking very seriously at it.

#4 Edited by PredatorRules (8861 posts) -

@BSC14 said:

I'm using a Roccat Kone XTD at home for games and a Logitech G700 (wireless) at work.

I quit using the G700 for gaming because it was so damn heavy and the battery life sucked so bad. Still I really like my G700 as far as ergonomics and the feel of it.

Now I love the Roccat for gaming but I do wish it were wireless and I'm kind of considering picking up something.

Anyway my G700 has me wanting to use a wireless again....any suggestions?

Logitech Marathon M705 if you want to save some money.

Logitech Wireless Performance Mouse MX

Logitech G602

If you like Roccat you can try Pyra Wireless.

You may go with Razer Mamba and Razer Ouroboros

#5 Posted by BSC14 (4141 posts) -

I'm looking at the G602...and it looks nice.

#6 Posted by Bikouchu35 (7639 posts) -

I had the g7 nice ergo I guess is similar design to g700 (a bit bulky if I go back now since I'm used to the ooblong-y g9 design).

Maybe look at the razer or the ones that has wire and wireless design.

#7 Posted by PimpHand_Gamer (577 posts) -

I had the Mamba for a while, the battery was terrible. I later used it wired and noticed that the battery actually bulged out as if to explode. Nothing worse than having it run out at the worst possible time and having to hook back up the wire just to keep going. Made it kinda pointless. Packaging was very nice though.

#8 Posted by thehig1 (3333 posts) -

I use a wireless mouse, but only games I use keyboard and mouse for are RTS games, RPG normally turn based and Football Manager so its not a big issue if mouse runs out of battery mid session

#9 Edited by SaintSatan (991 posts) -

Gaming on a wireless mouse

Ugh. Only the most casual of PC gamers use a wireless mouse. That 0.0000000001 second delay could be the death of you.

#10 Posted by BSC14 (4141 posts) -

Well I tried the G602....taking it back. It's DPI is too low for me...decent mouse but compared to my Roccat it's....lower quality or something.

#11 Edited by PredatorRules (8861 posts) -

@BSC14 said:

Well I tried the G602....taking it back. It's DPI is too low for me...decent mouse but compared to my Roccat it's....lower quality or something.

Well it got 2500DPI, kinda low for such pricy gaming mouse.

http://bestgamingmouseguide.org/best-wireless-gaming-mouse/ they've recommended the G700, but you can try RAT9 along with Razer's mouses.

RAT9: DPI range – 25-6400dpi (in 25dpi steps)

Up to 9 hours continuous gaming ,Up to 4 days normal use, I don't think anyone game more than that usually, you can plug it to recharge at night.

Razer Mamba: 6400dpi 4G Dual Sensor System

Battery Life: Approx 16 hrs (continuous gaming), let's cut it to 8 hours because they probably didn't use 1ms.

Razer Ouroboros: 20grams lighter than the Mamba but it also abit smaller.

8200dpi 4G laser sensor

Battery life: (Approx) 12 hrs (continuous gaming)

Logitech G700: 200 dpi - 8200 dpi

got no other info about weight or battery life.

#12 Edited by GTR12 (10104 posts) -

G700 here as well, I don't have a problem gaming.

#13 Edited by BSC14 (4141 posts) -

I'm curious of the difference between the g700 and g700s.

#14 Edited by PredatorRules (8861 posts) -

@BSC14 said:

I'm curious of the difference between the g700 and g700s.

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#15 Posted by BSC14 (4141 posts) -

@PredatorRules said:

@BSC14 said:

I'm curious of the difference between the g700 and g700s.

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Yeah I watched that but I'm curious about weight and battery life mostly. He didn't really address those things for some reason.

#16 Posted by BSC14 (4141 posts) -

I have come to the conclusion that the Logitech g700 and g700s are the best wireless mice out there.

I got a new rechargeable battery at best buy...Duracell long life ion core. By battery time went from 3 - 4 hours to probably 8 hours before needing recharge. That's pretty nice. My only complaint now is that I can't make it lighter...it's pretty heavy.

#17 Posted by PredatorRules (8861 posts) -

@BSC14 said:

I have come to the conclusion that the Logitech g700 and g700s are the best wireless mice out there.

I got a new rechargeable battery at best buy...Duracell long life ion core. By battery time went from 3 - 4 hours to probably 8 hours before needing recharge. That's pretty nice. My only complaint now is that I can't make it lighter...it's pretty heavy.

There're no light wireless stuff.

You could buy as alternative wired light gaming mouse with a bungee.

#18 Posted by BSC14 (4141 posts) -

@PredatorRules said:

@BSC14 said:

I have come to the conclusion that the Logitech g700 and g700s are the best wireless mice out there.

I got a new rechargeable battery at best buy...Duracell long life ion core. By battery time went from 3 - 4 hours to probably 8 hours before needing recharge. That's pretty nice. My only complaint now is that I can't make it lighter...it's pretty heavy.

There're no light wireless stuff.

You could buy as alternative wired light gaming mouse with a bungee.

Well I'm using a Roccat Kone XTD at home at the moment. It's a really fantastic mouse, I was just wanting to go wireless.

#19 Posted by thehig1 (3333 posts) -

Just bought a corsair raptor wired gaming mouse, never known precision like it I won't go back to wired for gaming now.

I'm using two mice, one to browse and one to game

#20 Edited by BSC14 (4141 posts) -

@thehig1 said:

Just bought a corsair raptor wired gaming mouse, never known precision like it I won't go back to wired for gaming now.

I'm using two mice, one to browse and one to game

You got a new wired mouse and won't go back to wired for gaming now? I don't understand....did you mean you got a new wireless or you got a new wired and won't go wireless again or am I just misunderstanding?

I have a Roccat Kone XTD that has DPI up to 8200...fantastic mouse. That said the G700 has 5700 DPI and I can't really tell the difference. The g700 is really great....just a bit heavy imo.

#21 Posted by Morphic (4345 posts) -

I used to and didnt really have any problems. Just didn't care fr changing batteries all the time.

#22 Posted by thehig1 (3333 posts) -

@BSC14 said:

@thehig1 said:

Just bought a corsair raptor wired gaming mouse, never known precision like it I won't go back to wired for gaming now.

I'm using two mice, one to browse and one to game

You got a new wired mouse and won't go back to wired for gaming now? I don't understand....did you mean you got a new wireless or you got a new wired and won't go wireless again or am I just misunderstanding?

I have a Roccat Kone XTD that has DPI up to 8200...fantastic mouse. That said the G700 has 5700 DPI and I can't really tell the difference. The g700 is really great....just a bit heavy imo.

sorry my phone was auto correcting and making me sound like im talking jibberish.

I meant I have now gone wired and go back to wireless lol

#23 Posted by PredatorRules (8861 posts) -

@BSC14 said:

@PredatorRules said:

@BSC14 said:

I have come to the conclusion that the Logitech g700 and g700s are the best wireless mice out there.

I got a new rechargeable battery at best buy...Duracell long life ion core. By battery time went from 3 - 4 hours to probably 8 hours before needing recharge. That's pretty nice. My only complaint now is that I can't make it lighter...it's pretty heavy.

There're no light wireless stuff.

You could buy as alternative wired light gaming mouse with a bungee.

Well I'm using a Roccat Kone XTD at home at the moment. It's a really fantastic mouse, I was just wanting to go wireless.

I was thinking the same thing myself because I'm sick of wires, solved that with a mouse bungee - no more anooying mouse wire tangeling.

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#24 Posted by Maverick6585 (220 posts) -

I have the Logitech G602 and absolutely love it. Feels great and the DPI is plenty for me. Sorry you didn't like it.

#25 Posted by Byshop (12850 posts) -

@BSC14: +1 for the GS700 or GS700s. I needed wireless for my cockpit and it works great.

-Byshop

#26 Posted by FelipeInside (26336 posts) -

@k3ck said:

Gaming on a wireless mouse

Ugh. Only the most casual of PC gamers use a wireless mouse. That 0.0000000001 second delay could be the death of you.

Depends on the game dude. Some don't need instant response times.

#27 Posted by BSC14 (4141 posts) -

@Maverick6585 said:

I have the Logitech G602 and absolutely love it. Feels great and the DPI is plenty for me. Sorry you didn't like it.

I did like it, had a good feel and I liked the button placement. Only problem is that I have gotten used to a high dpi and that particular mouse is a bit lower. I probably could have gotten used to it but I didn't really give it the time.

#28 Posted by BSC14 (4141 posts) -

@FelipeInside said:

@k3ck said:

Gaming on a wireless mouse

Ugh. Only the most casual of PC gamers use a wireless mouse. That 0.0000000001 second delay could be the death of you.

Depends on the game dude. Some don't need instant response times.

Honestly, I can't even tell that the g700 is wireless. I use a wired Roccat Kone XTD with a crazy high dpi at the house and at work I use my g700....they feel pretty much the exact same.

#29 Posted by FelipeInside (26336 posts) -

@BSC14 said:

@FelipeInside said:

@k3ck said:

Gaming on a wireless mouse

Ugh. Only the most casual of PC gamers use a wireless mouse. That 0.0000000001 second delay could be the death of you.

Depends on the game dude. Some don't need instant response times.

Honestly, I can't even tell that the g700 is wireless. I use a wired Roccat Kone XTD with a crazy high dpi at the house and at work I use my g700....they feel pretty much the exact same.

Wireless has come a long way in the past 5 years, but it still has a bit of lag on games where you need instant feedback (like FPS online, PvP real time MMOs etc). That lag, even if so small, can make a difference between killing someone or them killing you (internet lag of course also is a factor).

But for most games that don't require that instant feedback, wireless is fine. I use wired cause I got tired of recharging the mouse.

#30 Posted by treedoor (7648 posts) -

I hate gaming with a wireless anything, but if you don't plan to play any multiplayer games then it's not so bad.

But I'm also not sold on the idea of wireless accessories for my PC anyways. My keyboard and mouse are literally 2 feet from my desktop, and they will always be that way. I'm not risking tripping over wires or anything like that.

#31 Edited by BSC14 (4141 posts) -

@FelipeInside:

I don't know man, I use these two high end mice every day and can't tell a difference at all. If there is, it's not enough to make any real world difference...certainly not enough to make any real performance difference in games. IMO anyway....I just don't see how it would be possible in any way considering I can't tell a difference between wired and wireless when using the g700/g700s.

#32 Posted by pyro1245 (1074 posts) -

Yes. I have a wireless mouse and I hate it.

#33 Posted by BSC14 (4141 posts) -

@pyro1245:

Really, what mouse?

#34 Posted by pyro1245 (1074 posts) -

@BSC14 said:

@pyro1245:

Really, what mouse?

one of the cheap ones from k-mart. I like cheap peripherals, they work good when they're wired; and I can replace them when they eventually break. They just didn't have any wired mice at k-mart last time I needed a new one.

#35 Posted by BSC14 (4141 posts) -

@pyro1245:

hmmmm....have you ever had a higher end mouse? Sometimes it's worth it.

#36 Posted by pyro1245 (1074 posts) -

@BSC14 said:

@pyro1245:

hmmmm....have you ever had a higher end mouse? Sometimes it's worth it.

My biggest issue is the range. The one I have starts to cut out when I get more than a 3-4 feet from the dongle (is that the right word? heh). I'm guessing higher end models have better connections? That alone would make it worth it because wires do tend to get in the way sometimes.

#37 Edited by comp_atkins (32028 posts) -

yes.. but i couldn't tell you what it is.. logitech something-or-other

#38 Posted by BSC14 (4141 posts) -

@pyro1245 said:

@BSC14 said:

@pyro1245:

hmmmm....have you ever had a higher end mouse? Sometimes it's worth it.

My biggest issue is the range. The one I have starts to cut out when I get more than a 3-4 feet from the dongle (is that the right word? heh). I'm guessing higher end models have better connections? That alone would make it worth it because wires do tend to get in the way sometimes.

I just took my m700 mouse about 15 feet away to my coworkers cubicle and it worked perfectly.

#39 Posted by FelipeInside (26336 posts) -

@BSC14 said:

@FelipeInside:

I don't know man, I use these two high end mice every day and can't tell a difference at all. If there is, it's not enough to make any real world difference...certainly not enough to make any real performance difference in games. IMO anyway....I just don't see how it would be possible in any way considering I can't tell a difference between wired and wireless when using the g700/g700s.

Wireless has come a long way and these days it's sometimes impossible to tell the difference.

For example if I'm playing an MMO I really can't tell, but it's noticeable for me in games like COD and Battlefield 4. The scoreboard also reflects it cause I always get better score with a wired mouse.

#40 Posted by JigglyWiggly_ (23855 posts) -

Wireless mice are 125hz unless they specifically advertise they run at 500hz. Only like two or three mice actually do that.

125hz is 8ms of input lag and is very noticeable. It's even more noticeable on a 144hz display as dragging windows is actually stuttery due to the low polling rate.

#41 Posted by BSC14 (4141 posts) -

@JigglyWiggly_ said:

Wireless mice are 125hz unless they specifically advertise they run at 500hz. Only like two or three mice actually do that.

125hz is 8ms of input lag and is very noticeable. It's even more noticeable on a 144hz display as dragging windows is actually stuttery due to the low polling rate.

I'm no expert on all this but I see this on Logitech's site about the g700: "G700s maintains a consistent 1 ms report rate"

Don't know how true it is but...

#42 Posted by JigglyWiggly_ (23855 posts) -

@BSC14 said:

@JigglyWiggly_ said:

Wireless mice are 125hz unless they specifically advertise they run at 500hz. Only like two or three mice actually do that.

125hz is 8ms of input lag and is very noticeable. It's even more noticeable on a 144hz display as dragging windows is actually stuttery due to the low polling rate.

I'm no expert on all this but I see this on Logitech's site about the g700: "G700s maintains a consistent 1 ms report rate"

Don't know how true it is but...

That actually is 1000hz, so there shouldn't be any input lag to worry about.