Gear Question What is the best mouse for 100 dollars?

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What is the best mouse for under 100 dollars? I am taking a look at the Glorious Model O, but they might be out of stock due to high demand. I am looking for a gaming mouse that is just plug and play and also supports linux.
I have been using mice that have that " big curve" which makes my hand slip off. Generally i would want something more flat and with a dpi button in the middle so i can adjust it.
 

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I've never heard of Glorious Model O before, but that's most likely because I haven't gone around to look for another mouse after I bought the Logitech G900. I've been using it for two years now and it's still working great. It's about $65 - $80, if I remember correctly, but there is a newer version of it for a lot more (around $150). I don't know whether it'll work on linux, but I assume if it works on PC, it should work on linux.

The mouse does have dpi buttons in the middle for you to toggle through :)
 
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I've never heard of Glorious Model O before, but that's most likely because I haven't gone around to look for another mouse after I bought the Logitech G900. I've been using it for two years now and it's still working great. It's about $65 - $80, if I remember correctly, but there is a newer version of it for a lot more (around $150). I don't know whether it'll work on linux, but I assume if it works on PC, it should work on linux.

The mouse does have dpi buttons in the middle for you to toggle through :)
Glorious Model O is a mouse on glorious pc gaming race's site.

It's popular on subreddits such as r/mousereview.
 

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I have never liked mice, especially for gaming. I started using trackballs in the 90s. Since Microsoft quit making the Explorer trackball I have found one from Japan. The Elecom M-HT1UR. It has 8 programmable buttons, a mouse speed switch, scroll wheel, and a comfortable layout. This is the first I have used with a finger ball instead of a thumb ball but it is so much more comfortable I got used to it on my first day. Comes in wired or wireless. I got a couple on Amazon for about $60 each. It does not seem to have DPI switch, but I have never known what that was for.



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Hard to pin something as a "best mouse"... comes down to what you use/like. I use a Razer Naga Chroma and a Razer Lancehead Tournament Edition
 

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Personally, i would recommend this mouse known as an X 3. It is $5 and works amazingly according to reviews.There are no problems at all, i find with the reviews.

This isn't for advertisement, so i will dm the link, unless you don't feel comfortable - which is completely okay.
 

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I have never liked mice, especially for gaming. I started using trackballs in the 90s. Since Microsoft quit making the Explorer trackball I have found one from Japan. The Elecom M-HT1UR. It has 8 programmable buttons, a mouse speed switch, scroll wheel, and a comfortable layout. This is the first I have used with a finger ball instead of a thumb ball but it is so much more comfortable I got used to it on my first day. Comes in wired or wireless. I got a couple on Amazon for about $60 each. It does not seem to have DPI switch, but I have never known what that was for.



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That is a very nice looking mouse. I've seen some trackball mouse before, but it doesn't look as good as this. Do you edit with that? How is it?
 

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That is a very nice looking mouse. I've seen some trackball mouse before, but it doesn't look as good as this. Do you edit with that? How is it?
Yes, edit, game, surf, I use it for everything. I love it... but then I have loved trackballs for many years. I had to use a regular mouse while waiting for delivery of this one and it drove me crazy. Chasing the mouse all over the desk feels like such a waste of time & effort :)
 
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@Tito Tim , why do you like Trackballs? Is it the feel for you? I'm considering switching to ergonomic things for work.
Many people use trackballs because of repetitive strain injury or to reduce it. A lot of people i know in the GeekHack forums are programmers and because of that they have a high chance of developing injuries at work such as wrist or hand strain.
Trackballs are there to stop that. Essentially instead of using a mouse, you rotate a ball to move your mouse around the screen. This is helpful as the arm does not need to move much and strain is reduced because of the light force.
Keep in mind that another option that exists is the Vertical Mouse.
 

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Yeah, I love trackballs. I hate chasing the mouse around the desk, and they hurt my wrist/forearm. A good gaming session and my shoulder starts to hurt. Also with a trackball I can outmaneuver most people. People frequently ask me how I can turn so quickly - the ball is much faster than a mouse for me.
 

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Wow, I remember having with a trackball back when Call Of Duty 2 and 4 were the latest in the series. It actually worked well for aiming but got dirty to quick and spent a lot of time cleaning the ball and inside of the device. Wow, the days of cleaning the inside of mice.

Gaming move are a matter of preference. Logitech is always a good choice for a standard style.