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    Reference SC2 everywhere you go! I must say that I've seen people irl and been like, "hey he looks kinda like incontrol" then felt sad at myself for being such a nerd

    And hows a trackball thing with SC2 anyways? Never used one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cathulhu View Post
    And hows a trackball thing with SC2 anyways? Never used one.
    its sick, ive been using a trackball mouse since logitech first introduced the thumb-oriented ball

    its almost like cheating, being able to have lightning fast response speed and dramatic precision. couple that with the two top buttons on the m570 and theres no stopping the potential

    i laugh everytime one of the starcraft 2 pros raises there hands in victory celebration and shows their red wrists after unneeded jerky mouse movements

    keep my hatchery return (normally backspace) key as the the frontal mouse button (MB5) and im able to inject all bases in less than a couple seconds. while keeping buildings/unit (normally upgrading buildings or mutalisks) on the back mouse button (MB6) for easy access to tertiary/harass opportunities.

    the trackball usage itself is fantastic, i find myself needlessly over-microing (compared to what ive seen on pro's streams) my units just because of how easy it is to accurately select unit/groups of units

    i'd go more into detail but I can't really think of comparisons to a normal gaming mouse since I've only used mice for normal computer usage outside of my home and not for gaming

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    If your keyboard isn't mechanical you're doing it wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ouchy Dathurts View Post
    I can't understand why anyone would use a trackball, I'd sooner shoot myself lol.
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    If you want a response from "anyone"... RSI is the factor. Got a minor case of it dual-boxing EQ1... couldn't use a normal mouse without it being noticeable for even typing. Started using two trackballs, can type for any duration now. I sure as hell am not going to let it get bad enough to need surgery. "I'd sooner shoot myself"

    As a sidenote, looking at a disassembly guide of that Microsoft one; it's hard to see if there are spill-proof channels so you can't ruin your keyboard by a careless mistake. It's hard to find pictures of the underside to see. But maybe that's near standard now? Though that keyboard supposedly has a different membrane technology, so maybe it opted not to.

    Side sidenote: I hate volume buttons. The G15v1(blue) had it best... the G15v2(orange) had awful buttons... the G19 is "good enough" if their manufacturing wasn't crap that day. (Sent back two and had to open up and fix the third with superglue 6mo later)

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    As a sidenote, looking at a disassembly guide of that Microsoft one; it's hard to see if there are spill-proof channels so you can't ruin your keyboard by a careless mistake. It's hard to find pictures of the underside to see. But maybe that's near standard now? Though that keyboard supposedly has a different membrane technology, so maybe it opted not to.
    I'm pretty sure it doesn't, remember watching some chinese guy demonstrating some home made canals he put on his x4 earlier today. they could have them though

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gaige View Post
    If your keyboard isn't mechanical you're doing it wrong.
    there really isn't anything available to compete with the quality of the sidewinder x4 for such a reasonable price

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    What's a "reasonable" price?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Topan View Post
    actually looks really good, might default to this if nothing else comes up

    I have this keyboard. Works great..don't use the maco keys but the LED at night sure helps keep me from typing one letter across

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    I have this keyboard. Works great..don't use the maco keys but the LED at night sure helps keep me from typing one letter across
    yea the LED lights are looking really promising, i usually either have to have my huge overhead lamp on or no keyboard use if I want to be efficient

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prugor View Post
    What's a "reasonable" price?
    anything under a hundred bucks

    the razer black widow was looking good for a mechanical keyboard but not what I wanted compared to the sidewinder

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