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Logitech G303 Daedalus Apex Performance Edition Gaming Mouse
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

3 out of 5 eggs Nice Claw/Fingertip 04/10/2015

This review is from: Logitech G303 Daedalus Apex Performance Edition Gaming Mouse

Pros: -Great sensor when it works
-Fits a claw or fingertip grip very nicely. The shape is great, although it would be good if it sloped more instead of having hard edges.
-Cool glow, fully customizeable lighting
-Nice drivers, easy to use and functional

Unfortunately that's pretty much it.

Cons: So, where to start.

-Buttons are hard to press for a extremely high DPI mouse. This equates to it moving around when you push them. Although this doesn't happen that much.
-Middle mouse button is REALLY hard to push. This means you usually end up scrolling while pushing it. Nothing quite like switch the weapon while trying to push a middle mouse button.
-Scroll wheel feels 'tacky'. It doesn't have a nice click or scroll to it. Imagine a $10 cheap black mouse. That's the sort of scroll wheel it has.
-Side buttons are useless. As per usual, manufacturers can't seem to figure out to place the buttons where your fingers actually rest and have usueless ones that require too much force to push which drives off your aim. Logitech isn't the only one that does this.
-No right side buttons. Not really my problem, but this was essentially two buttons away from a ambidextrous mouse. Sorry lefties.
-It looks AND feels like a $10 cheapo mouse. You don't realize how much this is true until you hold it and look at it.
-Button placement. In general the buttons are really poorly placed. If you want to make a fingertip or clawgrip mouse, the buttons should be wider to accommodate mixed placement, not come to a point. Once again Logitech could figure this out with a couple focus groups.
--I have a bigger hand and my middle mouse finger generally sits on the edge of the right button with my left finger on the left button perfectly.

-Whole reason I'm sending this back. The tracking on it currently has much to be desired. I tried it with a func1030 (both sides, hard pad), razer goliath (cloth pad), and on a solid wood desk. The solid wood desk caused skipping. The pads would cause a weird 'jitter' while moving sometimes. Usually this happens when doing 45 degree draws across the pad (corner to corner). Although this sometimes happened while going vertical or horizontal.

This usually means you have a bad sensor, it's not properly calibrated to the surface, or you have immature drivers/firmware. Having tried multiple surfaces, I'm pretty sure this is a driver/firmware issue.

Sometimes the mouse will track perfectly fine and it's amazing, othertimes it will start the jitter which is absolutely nauseating in a FPS. I play at high DPI (12,000). Sure I could turn it down and it would probably fix it, but that's the whole reason I bought a 12,000 DPI mouse. My Taipan I run at 8200 and it doesn't have these problems.

The weird thing about all of this is going from a 8200 DPI mouse (Taipan) to this, normally you would expect a 50% increase in speed as far as the mouse goes on the screen. It doesn't feel that way. It feels like it's more accurate, but not more sensitive if that makes sense.

It took me about two days of use before figuring out this mouse wasn't going to work for me.

Other Thoughts: I understand this is Logitechs take at making a mouse that fits claw/fingertip users, which is different from palm users, but it's pretty much half baked as far as that's concerned. Somethings, like the shape, are starting to get there, but it falls flat with non-rounded edges and poor button placement, buttons that are hard to push. The middle scroll wheel is absolute garbage and what I'd expect from a $10 mouse.

I do like how it fits in my hand, but that's about it really. I'm sure the 'jitter' issues will be fixed in a newer driver or firmware, but I'm not waiting around for it.

More research Logitech... Focus groups. A palm mouse shouldn't look anything like a claw/finger tip mouse. There may also be a correlation between fingertip/claw grips and people who use high DPI/high sensitivity as well. Palmers seem to be mainly low dpi/low sensitivity as well from people I've asked. Finger/Claw don't seem to move their hand at all while playing and mainly rotate on the bottom of their palm while moving the mouse with their fingers or against the edge of it.

I have tried the g502 out in the store and decided to get this one as it fit my hand better, however everything else that matters I couldn't try out in the store and didn't work out for me. I will be going to the g502 next. Hopefully that's in a more mature state.

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Func surface 1030 Revision 2 XL Mouse Pad
  • Owned For: more than 1 year

3 out of 5 eggs Wears Out 06/22/2014

This review is from: Func surface 1030 Revision 2 XL Mouse Pad

Pros: Great Construction
Decent Price
Great Tracking
Two Surfaces

Cons: The pad wears out quite fast. I owned the original 1030, the orange and blue one from turn of the 00s. I didn't buy this one off Newegg, but I do own this. I am quite dissapointed with this pad. Using this pad regularly for about a year and a half the smoother side has worn down noticeably where the teflon feet of my mouse came in contact with the pad.

Unfortunately this causes inconsistency in using the mouse and moving it around the pad. When it hits the worn out areas, it sticks. It's very distracting. I'll probably just be flipping it over and using the rough side since this isn't a square and you can't rotate it.

Other Thoughts: It's a great pad, the surfaces are awesome, just the durability sucks. It's built amazing, it just doesn't last

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P3 Kill A Watt Electricity Load Meter and Monitor
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggs Broke 03/25/2014

This review is from: P3 Kill A Watt Electricity Load Meter and Monitor

Pros: Does what it says it does.
Cheap
Has nice read outs and display

Cons: I had this thing plugged into a few different computers and simply left them plugged into it. The first one broke after about a week of use. It simply fried. I received a second replacement unit, it lasted a month and a week, after which it also broke.

Other Thoughts: I'm not sure what's going wrong with these units, but it seems like they can't handle the power going through them or something. I was using them on mining systems that drew around ~1500w. They were definitely under the rated wattage on the back of the device which is 1875w.

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Display Name: Samuel A.

Date Joined: 11/02/03

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  • Last Review: 04/10/15
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