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I have been looking for a mouse, but they seem to work and act the same. For example, what makes this mouse worth over $100? Is it the extra buttons and functions? Is it more precise, and if so, how?

asked Jul 31 '13 at 22:23

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I think it would depend on what you need it for. If you need it for gaming then it needs a very fast response time to prevent lag. It would also need to be very ergonomic since you would be using it for very long periods of time. Gaming mice tend to be wired instead of wireless so look for that so you don't have to worry about batteries when you're gaming! ;)And the extra buttons could be helpful for MMOs. If you are needing it for normal everyday purposes I would look for great battery life and great ergonomics. But in the end it come down to what you want to pay. If you want a gaming mouse I would recommend a Razer gaming mouse. Hope this helps!

answered Jul 31 '13 at 23:21

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If you want a good mouse, get a gaming mouse, even if you do not game.

I personally use a logitech G700 and it works great.

Many quality sensors not only sense direction, but also depth which allows them to compensate for uneven surfaces while a lower cost generic mouse that may come with the computer may mistake a downward slope (eg an imperfection on the surface that causes the depth to change), as a change in speed or direction.

That makes gaming mice great for photo editing and 3d modeling applications and a bunch of other professional applications. (the macro keys are also a plus)

answered Aug 01 '13 at 21:24

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edited Aug 01 '13 at 21:33

You have to be kidding me. I don't understand why people care so much about mouse/keyboards. Just buy one that works, your paying too much for a really ugly looking mouse that is "gaming optimized" when really it's just like any other mouse. The only time I'd get a $100 mouse or keyboard is if they were giving them away.

answered Jul 31 '13 at 23:25

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That's where your wrong, gaming mice often has higher DPI which increases precision and many have a grip that allows one to maintain control at high movement speeds. In terms of wireless mice, they also have less latency on the wireless as this matters more.

In terms of keyboards, many regular keyboards don't allow more than a certain number of keys to be pressed at the same time, this is called shadowing.

Gaming ones aim to resolve this by allowing each key to be pressed individually, and all my be pressed at the same time.

(Aug 01 '13 at 04:37) Tim Fontana Tim%20Fontana's gravatar image

It seems you are always the one to comment on my posts and tell me I'm wrong.

Anyways, believe whatever you want, I've had no problems using a $50 keyboard and a $30 mouse and I am a pretty moderate gamer.

(Aug 01 '13 at 06:41) Cameron Cameron's gravatar image

You may be okay with them but there is a certain difference in features. It's the same with cars, you may be okay with a baseline but you can get the upgrade with more features and a more powerful engine. In a specific range, spending more gets you upgrades and more features. Obviously there are expections; paying for name and image.

(Aug 01 '13 at 15:44) Tim Fontana Tim%20Fontana's gravatar image

The keyboard and mouse is the gateway to the PC.

(Aug 02 '13 at 22:03) greenapple0 greenapple0's gravatar image

For most users, in terms of motion sensing, they will have a lot of trouble detecting the differences with a standard low cost mouse, and a high end gaming mouse.

Where gaming mice truly excel is on less than ideal surfaces, eg using a table top with no mouse pad (in order to have ample space to move the mouse, eg moving a gaming mouse horizontally on an uneven surface will still yield a straight line while a low cost mouse may behave erratically.

this video explains some of the things they compensate for in a gaming mouse https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lc7JVjcPzL0

if you use photoshop and use the pen and brush tool a lot for fine detail work, you will quickly see the benefit of a better sensor on a mouse (along with a better sensor, there needs to be some intelligence in the mouse to determine what movement you are making to what movement the surface is telling the mouse you are making).

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