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Beanbags and gamer accessories this week. You know what that means, right?

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nmchapma


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Anyone used the Naga Epic Gaming Mouse? Or has anyone used something similar for computer drafting?

I don't play games I'm thinking of using it for some CAD. I use Microstation on a daily basis and would like something more comfortable than my current logitech 3 button wireless mouse.

Just having a difficulty justifying $70 for a mouse.

MarkDaSpark


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Hmm, I'm not sure about this one (RAZER Banshee StarCraft II Gaming Headset). It's grey, and the one on Amazon is black (which looks cooler when the light is on (I think both have the StarCraft II logo light up) on the sides).


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nmchapma wrote:Anyone used the Naga Epic Gaming Mouse? Or has anyone used something similar for computer drafting?

I don't play games I'm thinking of using it for some CAD. I use Microstation on a daily basis and would like something more comfortable than my current logitech 3 button wireless mouse.

Just having a difficulty justifying $70 for a mouse.



I use the Death Adder and it's pretty fantastic, imo. I use it for video gaming and some graphics design with OpenGL and I've had no qualms with it.

Wired mice are, for now, usually more responsive and precise than wireless ones.

Mecra17


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Does the Onza Professional Gaming Controller for Xbox 360 work for windows too?

s7evn


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Mecra17 wrote:Does the Onza Professional Gaming Controller for Xbox 360 work for windows too?



Yes it works with windows, but after reading reviews apparently its build quality isn't great and it often has issues after 1 month.

bhcompy


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Bought the Carcharias Gaming Headset about a month ago from Woot. Way more sturdy than the Turtle Beach headset it replaced(plastic earpiece connection to the headband broke) that cost about double the price. Would suggest if you have the need, granted the audio quality isn't anything like a high end Sennheiser set or anything.

nosty


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If the tron mouse had a tilt wheel I'd totally be in for 1, at least.

nonstoprobot


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why not buy a mechanical keyboard for a few bucks more instead of this sc2 keyboard?

ThunderThighs


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MarkDaSpark wrote:Hmm, I'm not sure about this one (RAZER Banshee StarCraft II Gaming Headset). It's grey, and the one on Amazon is black (which looks cooler when the light is on (I think both have the StarCraft II logo light up) on the sides).


Hey Sparky, checked with the buyer who checked with Razer. The Banshee has only ever been offered in one color - Slate. In certain conditions, it shows darker in photos.

So it's the same thing you're seeing on the Razer site.

I'm gonna guess that some of those conditions make the lights show better. Hope that helps.

EDIT: although, we've just been told by Razer that our pic shows it lighter than it really is, possibly due to using a flash.



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The Banshee headset is very comfortable and I'm told, when I'm on Vent, that the sound quality is better than my Astro A40s (with Mixamp). Definitely worth the price.

The other two I can't speak for but might pick one up just to compare.

The Naga - it's a decent weight and is overall a good mouse, but the extra buttons on the side felt a little awkward - I ended up barely using them. It is a little on the small side, as is the TRON mouse, but the TRON one is way lighter and feels, not flimsy exactly, but not as solid as the Naga.

I personally could not recommend either one, unless you're looking for good travel peripherals that you're not going to rely on heavily.

(What I do recommend for mice - a Logitech G500, or one of the Cyborg R.A.T line.)

PapaMidnight


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nmchapma wrote:Anyone used the Naga Epic Gaming Mouse? Or has anyone used something similar for computer drafting?

I don't play games I'm thinking of using it for some CAD. I use Microstation on a daily basis and would like something more comfortable than my current logitech 3 button wireless mouse.

Just having a difficulty justifying $70 for a mouse.



I bought one the last time around. I used a Logitech G500 prior to doing so (and still do so for mobile usage). It compliments my Logitech G15 Keyboard and Belkin n52te. Two words: Worth It (and surprisingly comfortable).

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MarkDaSpark


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ThunderThighs wrote:Hey Sparky, checked with the buyer who checked with Razer. The Banshee has only ever been offered in one color - Slate. In certain conditions, it shows darker in photos.

So it's the same thing you're seeing on the Razer site.

I'm gonna guess that some of those conditions make the lights show better. Hope that helps.

EDIT: although, we've just been told by Razer that our pic shows it lighter than it really is, possibly due to using a flash.



Thanks! In the packaging pic (on Amazon), it does look lighter. And it's $20 more!


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thomassonwe


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Man, the DeathAdder 3500 is sold out already again. I've been trying to get one the past few Woot Offs to no avail. I checked Woot last night when the new items went up and this deal wasn't up yet. I guess I need to start checking Woot several times a day even when there isn't a Woot Off.

ts0ng


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nmchapma wrote:Anyone used the Naga Epic Gaming Mouse? Or has anyone used something similar for computer drafting?


I had one but returned it. Great mouse, just the numpad on the side was positioned too high for me. My thumb would rest on the very last row and the top half would be basically inaccessible

jhirsch


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nmchapma wrote:Anyone used the Naga Epic Gaming Mouse? Or has anyone used something similar for computer drafting?

I don't play games I'm thinking of using it for some CAD. I use Microstation on a daily basis and would like something more comfortable than my current logitech 3 button wireless mouse.

Just having a difficulty justifying $70 for a mouse.



I've been using a white Razer ProV1.6 for GIS editing work for years now. I have a Razer Copperhead (both from Woot) that I plan to use as a replacement when enough of the buttons' rubberized coating wears off. I won't ever go back to using a non-"gaming" mouse for professional use.

That Naga Epic looks like overkill for me, both of my mice are very similar in style to the DeathAdder (unfortunately sold out). I recommend them highly.

triffeh


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nmchapma wrote:Anyone used the Naga Epic Gaming Mouse? Or has anyone used something similar for computer drafting?

I don't play games I'm thinking of using it for some CAD. I use Microstation on a daily basis and would like something more comfortable than my current logitech 3 button wireless mouse.

Just having a difficulty justifying $70 for a mouse.



I've used it for gaming, but I imagine it'd be fine for drafting as well. Anything where extra functions will help - even just using half of the extra buttons available will more than double what any non-gaming mouse can do.

As a programmer, I have no problem spending whatever it takes to get the keyboard I want (within reason) - I spend 6+ hours a day with my fingers on the keys. Luckily, my favorite (Lenovo Thinkpad USB keyboard w/trackpoint) is cheap, but I'd drop 3-500$ on the perfect keyboard.

If you're not sure, and don't need wireless, the only real difference between the Epic and the regular Naga is that the regular Naga is wired-only. It'll run you around 70-80 at a Best Buy type place, and they tend to have 30-day return-if-not-satisfied policies. Since you really need a few days to test out a primary input, that's the best way to go.

thecheeks


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So I'm thinking about buying the Carcharias headset, however it seems it does not play nicely with pretty pirate hat laptops as the mic needs to be powered (which it is not).

What is a good USB sound card to pair with this (since I heard this headset is a little quiet too)? It would be nice if it has two outputs, one for this headset and one for my speakers, with the ability to switch between them.

Moueska


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The last "Tech.Woot" Razer Wootplus thread

For compare/contrast.

I still give The Razer Carcharias Gaming Headset super high marks for noise-cancellation, a long cord that actually allows movement away from the computer, and very cushy earpieces. They get even further high marks for being 1-upped by my hubby's buddies (the gaming circle he hangs out with online).

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inkycatz wrote:Beanbags and gamer accessories this week. You know what that means, right?

WINTER IS COMING.



Mawgy


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Damn you woot, I just dropped 50$ on an Orca after a wire on my Carcharias shorted out (I didn't take the best care of it, so I don't think it had anything to do with the craftsmanship). couldn't you have put this up one week ago.

The Tim


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thomassonwe wrote:Man, the DeathAdder 3500 is sold out already again. I've been trying to get one the past few Woot Offs to no avail. I checked Woot last night when the new items went up and this deal wasn't up yet. I guess I need to start checking Woot several times a day even when there isn't a Woot Off.



Argh! Same here. This wasn't up last night when I checked Woot, but when I checked Woot tonight the one thing I want and have been waiting for has already sold out? GRR.

When do these "Woot Plus" deals go up, anyway? Is there a consistent time? Because apparently it's not 12AM Central.

ionysus


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s7evn wrote:Yes it works with windows, but after reading reviews apparently its build quality isn't great and it often has issues after 1 month.



I bought a Onza and have had it replaced twice under warranty. The first one developed a problem with the right stick acting like it was being pressed up when in the center after a month or so, the second one had that issue practically out of the box and now on the third one it finally has worked.

Aside from the build issues however, it is a great controller and far superior to the xbox controller in it's feel and function. I use it regularly on both xbox and PC games.

Being that this is refurbished I am tempted to pick one up just because I would hope it has been looked over by an actual person and had the problem parts replaced. Is is still a steal for the price, but you might want to buy 2, just in case one goes out to lunch on you.

ceolstan


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nmchapma wrote:Anyone used the Naga Epic Gaming Mouse? Or has anyone used something similar for computer drafting?



I just bought one from Best Buy last week to complement the Nostromo I bought from Woot. The refurbished Nostromo was a good deal, but I'm not as convinced the Epic is a better deal than the box stores.

That said, I find the Epic does have a learning curve. The side buttons are small, and I've had to adjust my grip, though that's not a bad thing. I'm using it for gaming, and there's quite a bit of learning curve. However, I find I can keep my hands on my mouse, and that I don't have to move as much. This could have a real impact for someone using CAD. Reduced mousing motion means reduced possibility of mousing injuries occurring.

ThunderThighs


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The Tim wrote:Argh! Same here. This wasn't up last night when I checked Woot, but when I checked Woot tonight the one thing I want and have been waiting for has already sold out? GRR.

When do these "Woot Plus" deals go up, anyway? Is there a consistent time? Because apparently it's not 12AM Central.


Most of them are posted at 9am CST Mon-Fri. Woot Plus deals will sometimes have smaller quantities either because we're at the last of the inventory or it's a niche product.



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Anyone know about the Piranah headphones? I'm thinking of getting a set for my son(13), so they don't have to be spectacular just good enough for him.
I'd rather get the Carcharias, but they're sold out already. My older son has had a pair for a couple years now and except for letting his rat chew through the cord once(headphone wires are a BIITCH to solder) they've held up nice and the cord is pretty awesome.

I'm hoping the Piranahs are comparable.

jasowned


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I used a Copperhead until it was flat worn out. Heavy AutoCAD and gaming use put me through quite a few inferior mice, but the Copperhead held sway like no other. It lasted well beyond my expectations; a little over four years. The left click finally lost its utility, and annoyed by the mouse's discontinuation, I went with the DeathAdder. It's a big disappointment; I thought I could adapt but I'd been spoiled by the sleek Copperhead. The DeathAdder is too bulky, the glossy sides where my thumb and fingertips rest neither feel well nor maintain my grasp well without some extra pressure. The absence of dpi on the fly adjustment sucks, too. The Tron is too tiny for serious use, and I don't want the yes, this is dog Naga phone/mouse, either. I'd really love to see the Taipan on woot, and i'm holding off until it's offered. I'm not sure why I only buy mice on woot, but the annoyances of the DeathAdder aren't insufferable for now.

ReverendJynxed


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s7evn wrote:Yes it works with windows, but after reading reviews apparently its build quality isn't great and it often has issues after 1 month.



This is very true. I have had to warranty several of them within a month because of ghosting analog sticks.

If there were a way to calibrate them to center it would go a long way toward helping the problem but using decent parts would be better.

cmkcrazay


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Bring back a sale on the Razer Nostromo, I need one!

clockworktaltos


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nmchapma wrote:Anyone used the Naga Epic Gaming Mouse? Or has anyone used something similar for computer drafting?

I don't play games I'm thinking of using it for some CAD. I use Microstation on a daily basis and would like something more comfortable than my current logitech 3 button wireless mouse.

Just having a difficulty justifying $70 for a mouse.



I don't do much in the way of autocad, but I can tell you that it is super accurate with such a high dpi response. Plus the twelve function buttons on the side are easy to use, in my opinion. If you are working on precision stuff and don't want to have to move your cursor or take your hand away for keyboard shortcuts, it would definitely be a help. Justified.

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neuropsychosocial


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Until woot recently started selling gaming mice and gaming keyboards, I'd never heard of either. What distinguishes a "gaming" mouse from a regular mouse? I tried googling, but there are so many reviews/comparisons of gaming mice that I haven't found a basic answer to, "What is a gaming mouse?"

The comments about the benefits of extra (macro?) buttons for daily use intrigues me. I have constant problems with the ergonomics of my work set-up and I'm wondering if these might alleviate some of the stress/tension in my shoulders and neck.

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I bought the naga epic during the last woot off and it was DOA after emailing customer support and waiting a week and only receiving a generic email of trouble shooting tips which boiled down to flash the mouse and Docking station with the current build, all of which was straight off the website. I tracked down the support number (888) 697-2037. Days befor calling I registered the mouse on the website which was suggested in the email to speed things up. I got sick of waiting for a response and called the support line, I got a nice Indian gentleman who was very nice but it took 3 time longer than it should because his accent was so thick it was next to impossible to understand him and even worse he was having trouble understanding me after some difficulty we determined the problem was the connector part of the mouse and needed to be replace at which point he said we would have to register, I told I had and after 10 unsuccessful attempts too explain my phone number, finally they found me registered under my email, you think a ten diget number is complicated try explaining O2cool it took forever, I will say this he was always very nice and patient and was trying to understand, after all that he found the info then sent me another email where I had to type line by line all the info I had entered for the registration as well as copy of the receipt of my purchase from woot I sent that out 5 min after getting off the phone and have yet to hear back, I sure I will eventually get the mouse replaced and all will be well, but you should know what your getting into when getting a refurb from razer. I have got a lot of stuff from woot over the years and this is the first time I've had an issue But I think I would steer clear of razer unless you have time to kill.

stuntdriver


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I remember the woot Tron bundle deal that I discovered within Amazon. Gave me mad props on the deal sites I bought three, sold two and still have the one. What an amazing deal that was!



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nmchapma wrote:Anyone used the Naga Epic Gaming Mouse? Or has anyone used something similar for computer drafting?

I don't play games I'm thinking of using it for some CAD. I use Microstation on a daily basis and would like something more comfortable than my current logitech 3 button wireless mouse



Just having a difficulty justifying $70 for a mouse.



I picked up the java epic refurb. When they had their woot off not to long ago. Mine came in a white box, no CDs or manuals. But you can find l the manuals and drivers easily off the razer website.
The mouse is well made. Both wired and wireless. With cloth covered cable to prevent tangling. The 3 different pinky rests are a nice addition so if you have small or large hands this is good. It's ONLY for right hand mouse users.
The 12 button side mouse and the software to program them is really easy and effective to use. I haven't found a game that I need all 12 buttons but I don't play MMOs vey often anymore. If you play hardcore MMOs, this would be a great mouse. It has adjustable dpi and xy speed adjustments. I would recommend this mouse, but it is expensive even when it's $70. I got mine for $60 during the woot off and I've been loving it. But it also took a while to ge used to. I'd accident click the side buttons because I'm not used to them. But that's just me. If you're going to spend money on a gaming mouse, it's a good deal. Especially if u want a wireless/wired one.

serviam


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neuropsychosocial wrote:Until woot recently started selling gaming mice and gaming keyboards, I'd never heard of either. What distinguishes a "gaming" mouse from a regular mouse? I tried googling, but there are so many reviews/comparisons of gaming mice that I haven't found a basic answer to, "What is a gaming mouse?"

The comments about the benefits of extra (macro?) buttons for daily use intrigues me. I have constant problems with the ergonomics of my work set-up and I'm wondering if these might alleviate some of the stress/tension in my shoulders and neck.


Ussally it's a mouse with extra programmable buttons for macros and has very high dpi. Other than that their just really fancy look mouses.

lijie215


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Hey do anyone know if this deal comes with the battery? Cause in specs it only mention

In the box:

Razer Naga Epic Gaming Mouse
Charging Base
USB Cable
(2) Spare Side Panels

ThunderThighs


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lijie215 wrote:Hey do anyone know if this deal comes with the battery? Cause in specs it only mention

In the box:

Razer Naga Epic Gaming Mouse
Charging Base
USB Cable
(2) Spare Side Panels



Yep, just a little bit above that in the specs is info on the built-in battery:

Li Ion Battery Life: 12hrs (continuous use); 72 hours (normal gaming usage)



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For those with concerns about the Onza:

I've been lucky enough to not have to replace mine (knock on wood). It is a fantastic controller, and I hate going back to using my MS Xbox controllers when I'm playing two player games with my daughter. That said, there are two things I would change about it if I could:

1) The cord is way too stiff for my tastes. I've had the thing for 3 months now, and the cord still likes to bunch up as if I had just taken it out of the package.

2) The 'shoulder' buttons are really freaking loud compared to the rest of the buttons on the controller. The triggers are silent, the A/B/X/Y, D-pad, and Start/Select buttons are about as loud as a mouse click, but the LB1/LB2/RB1/RB2 buttons are LOUD.

If I wasn't so pressed for money right now, I would pick another one up in a heartbeat. $25 is a screamin' deal for an Onza.