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  • #16
    I bought a Razer keybord once. Oh Boy oh boy, what a disaster that was...

    It was randomly opening the media player, going to the next track and hanging.


    Now as far as reviews go for the Roccat Kone; the users on this site seem to be happy with their purchase (this is one of the largest Dutch tweaking site's).

    It has had ten different reviews and the price only seems to be what's bothering them.

    product as a whole = 4.5/5
    ergonomic = 5/5
    functionality = 5/5
    precision = 5/5
    design = 5/5
    build-quality = 4.5/5
    drivers = 4.5/5
    price = 3/5

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    • #17
      I have a Razer Copperhead for about... two or three years... and only now does the coating wear of (like in some cars; the door handles).

      But I've seen Logitech mouses used to no end from which the plastick buttons started to get 'rubbed off' by repetetive use. This Razer of mine seems to have lived just as long but only now the coating on the right mouse button is 'rubbed of' and only a part of it; the rest is just fine. Underneath there's still plastic and a boatload of room for gripping my middle finger.

      So far I could not have been happier with my Razer. It's so rediculously overkill (gold plated USB for example...) that I could not find a single shortcomming in this mouse. Every other mouse, gamer, normal, Uber F4tal1ty Gamer Mouze X B1tch (TM), etc. all felt like they had initial 'lag' on the uptake or some other wierd form of problem, while my Copperhead even worked smoothly on milky white, polished glass. Literaly no other mouse did that.

      I could not have been happier with this mouse, but that's probably a personal thing.

      Oh and there have been instances of *RAAAAGGGEEEEE!!!!!* where I rammed realy hard at my mouse (whenever I am rarely extremely pissed of that I wished I'd hurt someone realy badly IRL, I fire up Quake 2, full volume with ingame music, new game and play for about 2 minutes untill I released my anger). However this little Razer survived pretty good; no damage whatsoever.

      So I don't know if I'm one of those fortunate 20%-ers that have a batch that doesn't happen to fail after x hours...

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      • #18
        Originally posted by Gymmarn View Post
        Seems like the mouse keeps double-klicking on single-klick
        Funny story, my mouse started doing exactly that a while ago. I had two other identical mice, usually for my laptop and my girlfriend's laptop, which also started double-clicking around the same time.

        They're all Microsoft IntelliMouse Explorer 3.0.

        Makes me wonder if MS licensed the Sony timer..


        Haven't found a better mouse though, most logitech's don't seem to fit my tiny, girlish hands :/


        </rant>

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        • #19
          Originally posted by MaestroMaus View Post
          Now as far as reviews go for the Roccat Kone; the users on this site seem to be happy with their purchase (this is one of the largest Dutch tweaking site's).
          Originally posted by Detructor View Post
          wtf? on their website only windows is mentioned...nothing about linux or a penguin... *confused*
          It may be a decent mouse, but until they change that, I wouldn't even consider them. I'm very sick and tired of manufacturers not telling their consumers when they support Linux regardless of whether or not my next statement is true or not. It's so widespread that I suspect an anti-compete clause in Microsoft's driver signing certification against Linux. If that were true, you'd hope it would be reported to the authority in any country with anti-monopoly/fair practice laws. Seriously, what other reason would you have to do the work to release open source drivers that are kernel-merged and then keep that fact quiet? Is putting "Linux" under system requirements that hard? Seriously, it's insulting.

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          • #20
            Damn editing rule...

            Was going to add that I want hardware I can recommend to friends due to it stating clearly that it supports Linux. I don't want to tell them "oh yeah trust me, get this device" when that device doesn't back up my claims at all anywhere on the box or the website even. It's not in the download section. What if I was using a kernel that didn't have it installed?

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            • #21
              @Yfrwlf

              I can't quite follow why the Tux sticker is such a game-changer for you but whatever. I know which mouse I will choose next when I am looking for one.

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              • #22
                This looks like a really useful mouse and I'll be keeping an eye on the Linux driver development process. Maybe I'll find it a worthy replacement for my trustworthy Trust mouse.

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                • #23
                  @All who complain about Roccat not listing Linux support on their site:

                  Perhaps the people over at Roccat just haven't updated their site yet or the drivers don't meet their quality standards yet. Just lay back and wait, all of you.

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                  • #24
                    I'd be very willing to write a small daemon with a webUI to control these command line utilities.

                    I once wrote a little Python app to control the colors on my Logitech G9 Mouse, which I still have available. It would shift the colors from RED-GREEN-BLUE based on CPU usage or other factors.

                    Useless, yes, but cool, and a cool way to waste 20 minutes poking around in Python.

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