Top critical review
Awesome but not for everyone
on 25 May 2013
Its a pretty good mouse that could become truly great with a few minor changes. Bought it because i play a lot of games but also use netflix on the PC to watch movies with the gf and hence want wireless so i can sit in the sofa.
The good stuff:
Its solid, and the grippy surface around the thumb area feels great. I love it.
The buttons really work well. All of them. I thought at least some would be a bit awkward to reach or distinguish between, but they are not. Great placement and good definition so you always know which one your finger is resting on.
DPI and responsiveness is really good. I have not noticed any degradation at all due to wireless signal. No latency or anything like that.
And then the reasons i gave it 3 stars rather than 5:
The USB cable is MUCH to stiff. Really they should have sent a soft, fabric/threaded USB cable for charging it. As it is i really cant play hectic games with the cable connected due to resistance impacting precision. Will order a separate cable for it, but then it wont have the very nice thicker 'head' to make it fit perfect and snug in the mouse which i have not seen before but think is a great touch.
The mouse wheel is to light. No resistance what-so-ever in the mouse wheel. When surfing i keep inadvertently zooming in and out. Not a big issue, and not noticed it whilst gaming. But can be annoying.
Software for programming buttons is not great. Goes in the same interface as my G15 keyboard. The software works, but i tend to have to restart it once in a while when its stuck in the wrong profile and some things are rather unintuitive to set up.
Overall im not regretting having bought this. I use it without cursing and really its a step up from my MX500 or whatever it was i had before. But its not the mouse to end all mice.