Hey guys! So now that I've been playing more FPS games (more akin to the amount that I used to play when I was younger), I've noticed something with this new(ish) mouse that I have. I purchased the Microsoft Sidewinder X8 a while ago but since then I haven't really played any games that required a lot of movement like, for example, Call of Duty. After semi-extended periods of gaming, my hand really hurts! The mouse itself is a bit large for my small but dexterous hands and I think that might be what is causing the issue. I feel like I'm giving it a death grip when I'm playing and since my hand doesn't fit all the way around it perfectly, it's uncomfortable as well. It's actually fine for browsing and I am quite fond of the thumb button layout but thats not a big deal. What I'm getting at here is I don't like my mouse causing me pain when I'm trying to destroy everyone while playing an online shooter. I've owned Razer mice before and I love them to bits because they are small and comfortable. Now the biggest issue with me selecting a new mouse is that it must be wireless. I don't sit at a desk while playing games. I have my rig hooked up to my 42" HDTV and I sit in my chair with a table beside (I'd take a picture but my room is messy, hehe). I can't have wires flailing about because well, to be honest I tried that and either myself, my girlfriend, pets or whoever else is in the room tends to trip on them and rip them straight from their ports. It appears that the only mouse that Razer has that is wireless is the Mamba and it has a pretty hefty price tag but my birthday is on Valentines Day so I don't feel that bad about getting it, haha. My keyboard is fine, though occasionally some keys don't get the signal which is quite awkward when trying to strafe around a pole or something and end up running into it . I don't know of any gaming oriented wireless keyboards so if you do, speak up! The reason I am posting this in the Games section (while I realize this is mostly a hardware type thread) is because I'm curious to know what others use as their tools of destruction. Therefore, the following questions must be asked: What is important to you in a mouse? DPI, Drivers/software, on-the-fly sensitivity adjustment, laser/optical/ball (do ball mice still even exist? haha), amount of buttons and their location, ergonomics, weight, etc etc etc. Anything you can think of that you look for in a gaming mouse, put here. What is important to you in a keyboard? It could be that it lights up (I find this useful since I usually play games in the dark, hehe), macro keys, media functions, browser functions, comfort, key layout, etc. To answer my own question with regards to mice; everything is important but how it feels in your hand is perhaps the most important. If you're uncomfortable moving it quickly to get that shot off at the clown who has been following you with a rocket launcher across the map, you're going to miss and that's no fun. Adjustable sensitivity is also important because I found in games like Bad Company 2, having a lower sensitivity as a sniper is much easier for me than having the same high sensitivity for normal assault type weapons. As for keyboards, when I first got this keyboard I noticed it was ever so slightly shaped to be ergonomic (those weird ones that are split down the middle) and thus some of the keys, namely the N key, are much larger than some of the others. This was very hard for me to get used to but I managed. Having said that, I feel that a normal key layout is very important. Macro keys are a plus but I could live without them. I love backlit keyboards but I don't think there are any with a reasonable price that are wireless. Also as long as there's an email, calculator and volume keys, I'm happy. So sorry for the long post, but as I said, I'm curious to see what is important in these devices for you guys, and also which devices you currently own and/or if you plan to upgrade them in the future. Thanks!