03-21-2013 05:30 PM
This question is really directed towards Logitech, but are any of the new mice suitable for claw or hybrid grip? The G700s doesn't look like it would be since it's relatively long, but the G500s and G100s look to be short enough to work. I'm coming from a G9 that's starting to fail at the cord, so I'm looking for something that would fit as a close replacement.
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03-23-2013 08:25 AM
The Logitech G Gaming Gear mice are suitable for claw grip. Even though the G700s might be longer than the rest, it also has that ability. You can check out the following link for more technical information regarding this new line of products:
04-10-2013 12:51 PM - edited 04-10-2013 12:59 PM
After getting a G100s, G400s and G700s to check out, I can say that the G100s is the only one I can claw grip with both my pinky and index finger to the side instead of on the mouse. The G700s and G400s are not really built for this due to their size. YMMV, but I have pretty large hands, so you'd probably need to be a giant to do it with 2 fingers without contorting your hand.
The G700s and G400s both have indents for your pinky finger on the right side, and the indent follows all the way down to the bottom of the mouse, so they would be alright if you keep only your pinky on the side, and only control with your fingertip instead of the whole finger.
04-10-2013 01:22 PM
I don't use claw grip but I could press the buttons almost to mid mouse on the G600 if it were my preferred grip, palm up or down.
04-10-2013 01:33 PM
I haven't experienced the G600 other than seeing it in the box, so I'm not going to really comment on it, other than to say that the size of it would likely make it the same as the G700s for claw gripping with two fingers off the mouse.
04-10-2013 01:47 PM
I am a claw grip user and I used a G9 mouse for a long time. shortly before LGS 8.40 came out, I decided to give the G700 a try (amazon.com had them on sale).
the G700 can definitely be used claw-grip style, I'm using it now. HOWEVER: the first few weeks it made my thumb very sore because of the difference in shape. I stuck with it because (1) I liked having the extra buttons and (2) LGS 8.40 worked with the G700 but had a lot of problems with the G9 (LGS 8.45 has since fixed that). at this point I've gotten used to it and it no longer makes my thumb sore, so I have no intention of going back to the G9 (even though it still works fine).
tl;dr: you may have to make a small adjustment to how your thumb grips the G700, but aside from that it can be used claw-grip style.
04-10-2013 01:59 PM
The actual issue for me isn't my thumb at all, it's my ring and pinky fingers. The position that I have to keep them in to have strong, reliable contact with the surface with my whole pinky and most of my ring finger requires a contortion that was stressing out the area between my middle and ring knuckles.
04-10-2013 02:16 PM
yup, different hand sizes/shapes will have different issues. I have 'average' sized hands, as far as I know. I've never actually measured them or compared them to a statistically significant sample of other peoples' hands.
04-11-2013 12:10 AM - edited 04-11-2013 02:11 AM
I have to admit,I have large, strong mits, and I'm a musician so they're very dexterous as well. If I used a claw grip on the G600, I'd be fine with just the pinky and thumb. The G600 gets skinny in the back and you could easily use just the two primary buttons with your thumb behind the button pad.
I recommend trying out the G600 because I think it's an all around more practial mouse, not just for games.