Lol... why are people responding to a thread from 1 years ago then? I thought this was a new post. lol. Never checked the date of the original post.Uh... it came out two years ago. It's in stock right now at Best Buy for $40.
I get it. I guess I just always assumed that anything in the "News" section is all recent. Never thought of anything in this section as being old. I'll remember that from now on.
Possible, yes. Highly improbable. That requires continuous effort and attention. And quite frankly is not the right solution for the issue.Is it possible to move threads from the news section after 6 months or something to another archived sub-section? Like "Hardforum Tech News - Archived" or something?
They used the same mold, so it is literally the same shape and size as the original. The new one is a few grams lighter than the old one, though (102g vs. 106g).Just wanted to let everyone know that if you haven't used this mouse recently, it's probably not as great as you remember. I bought one when this thread got necroed and it just feels like a $30 mouse. It's not nearly as large \ substantial feeling as my memory believed.
I wish they would bring back something like the G9x, I can't find anything that fits my hand nearly as well.
I have no doubt the mouse is the same as the one I owned in 2005. I'm just saying that adult me now realizes it's just a budget gaming mouse while teenage me thought it was great.They used the same mold, so it is literally the same shape and size as the original. The new one is a few grams lighter than the old one, though (102g vs. 106g).
By today's standard's, sure. But back then this was god tier gear. I also think some of that weight saving in the new one might be from cheaper materials compared to the old one...I have no doubt the mouse is the same as the one I owned in 2005. I'm just saying that adult me now realizes it's just a budget gaming mouse while teenage me thought it was great.
I wanted to give other users a heads up that if they haven't used one in a while they may be remembering it more fondly than they should. (rose colored glasses and all that jazz)
Most of the weight (by a small margin) seems to be toward the front more so than any mouse I've used (this is a good thing if you ask me - the weight is right where I grip it). I can't be sure without opening it (which I'm not going to do) but I think they took some material off the back end or the PCB is shorter. The shell might be slighter thinner too though, who knows.I also think some of that weight saving in the new one might be from cheaper materials compared to the old one...
My trusty Microsoft Trackball Optical (D67-00001) has been going strong for 20+ years. I started with the old Logitech Trackman with 3 buttons before scroll wheels were a thing and got used to having a button under my ring finger. The Trackman Wheel took that button away, but I found the MS trackball. Of course, they quit making that one at least 15 years ago. I stocked up when I could find them, but none of them was as smooth as my original. In the last few years I found a wireless/wired Elecom trackball with that button under the ring finger and I have several in use on different systems.If they ever want to see another of my dollars they will bring back the corded TrackMan Wheel / BB18. Until then I will continue to replace switches with my crap soldering skills.