I recently purchased the Cyborg M.M.O. 7 gaming mouse, and after a few weeks using it I believe I may have found the ultimate DDO input device.
- Lots of extra buttons (9 beyond back/forth) that can be mapped to a variety of actions. This is huge to me .. I like quick, on-the-fly access to things like auto-run, auto-attack, metas, push-to-talk etc. and there are not enough keys within reach of my other hand to cover them all, especially when I may be moving at the time.
- Extra buttons are in natural positions
- Extra buttons are sufficiently different that you will have no problem gaining a no-look feel for each button
- Second thumb scroller gives you another powerful option (i.e. scrolling through hotbars)
- Shape of mouse is adjustable (i.e. left side can move back/forth for different thumb lengths)
- Certain parts of it are removable, comes with extra parts that have different shapes/surfaces. One example would be two different sizes of palm rests.
- Manufacturing quality appears to be high (metal vs plastic, feels solid, etc.)
- Can adjust weight - and a significant weight difference between full and empty. I have had wrist problems in past, so I like it nice and light.
- COMES WITH A DDO PROFILE! - you can map buttons to a predefined list of DDO actions
- Cost - Amazon lists for $129 US
- I occasionally hit an input mode button which makes left mouse button do something different .. hopefully with work itself out over time.
I really can't think of another downside other than cost. Definitely the most expensive mouse I have ever owned. However, if you add up the other mice I have tried and abandoned .. it starts to look cheap.
Other mice that I have tried, with varying success
- Logitech G9 - Most ergonomic, but limited buttons. Good quality, still working .. what I was using up until the Cyborg.
- Logitech G5 - Nearly as good feel as G9, but again with limited buttons. Good quality, still working.
- Razor Naga - Nice concept, but I find the 15 side buttons too small and too close together. Awkward 'feel' on which button I am pressing. Felt cheap, Back/forth buttons in weird spot.
- Logitech M570 trackball - Very good for a trackball, I use this on occasion when the wrist is sending me warning signals.
- Razer DeathAdder - Ergonomically felt strange, poor quality. Didn't last more than a year.
- Logitech G13 - I only put this in because I was looking for more buttons within easy reach, however there are not nearly enough buttons on this device for DDO, and switching between the M1/M2/M3 is not fast enough.