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5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely astounding for the price, 19 July 2014
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This review is from: Perixx MX-2000IIB, Programmable Gaming Laser Mouse - Black - 8 Programmable Button - Weight Tuning Cartridge - Omron Micro Switches - Avago 5600DPI ADNS-9500 Laser Sensor - Ultra Polling 125-1000HZ (Personal Computers)
Only been using the mouse for a few days, but here are my observations.

1) Much more comfortable than the Roccat Kone[+] it replaces. Generally I find some gaming mice are ever so slightly too large but this one feels like it was designed perfectly for my hands. Much smoother movement across the mat and the buttons fall to hand a little easier. Additionally the soft-touch plastic shell is great and the elongated thumb support makes gripping feel much more relaxed.

2) Seems excellently built. The weights (seven of them!) come in a printed metal tin and the braided cord, though rather pointless, is a quality touch. There's a little upward movement in the left and right mouse button switches but it doesn't affect how they feel. My only minor gripe is the scroll wheel isn't quite as tactile as I'd like- there's only a very soft "click" as the gear turns against the sensor, though I'm sure I'll get used to it.

My Kone[+] was bought second-hand but was only a few months old. It already had the "flickering" scroll bug which required me disassembling it and cleaning all the sensor contacts. I then used it for four months without issue, until the scroll wheel pin promptly broke. I can't really speak for the longevity of the Perixx but it's already off to a better start than what it replaces.

3) Customisation. Several reviewers marked the mouse down for the inability to customise lighting and accurately adjust the DPI setting. These people have either received the wrong product, failed to install the drivers (or used very old ones) or are liars. DPI is adjustable in increments of 100, which to be honest is all you ever really need. I can scarcely feel the difference between increments of 300, let alone 100, so I think it offers easily enough adjustability for any user who isn't a niggling pedant or God himself. Additionally, the lighting colours and patterns are adjustable. I've personally never seen the appeal in a mouse with lights that pulse in a rhythmic (read "distracting") way like some strange rave toy, but at least I can colour match the mouse with my blue Perixx keyboard.

Other comments? Well, the packaging was nice, the driver CD useless (who uses driver CDs with peripherals these days anyway?) it got here quickly given that it was shipped from Dusseldorf. The second set of slightly different stick-on pads for the underside is nice, though one wonders how many people actually use them. Oh, and the door on the bottom to enable access to the weights is a bit stiff.

The headline, though is the price. At under £25, it undercuts pretty much everything else in the market. The Anker stuff is similar in spec and USP, but looks incredibly cheaply made in comparison. The closest, most basic competition from the likes of Roccat, Steel Series etc is all between £10 and £50 more expensive, for no apparent improvement in performance or functionality.
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