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Great mouse for its price, excellent for gamers on a budget!
on 17 April 2013
After ordering this mouse, I was skeptical about it due to its price, but needing a new one, I went ahead and ordered it anyway. The first thing I will say about this mouse by getting cons out of the way, is that it is not a grippy type of texture as it would kind of appear in the products photo, it is actually, mainly a gloss plastic on the top side parts with grippy bits on the side. No biggy, but all over grippy would have been nice. The mouse is smaller than I had expected, but its not too small, in a sense I think it would hurt my hand after a prolonged period of time(My previous mouse was smaller). Also, the cable could be a tad longer, its about a 1.5 meters in length, again no biggy, my work station is next to my tower.
Minor cons aside, this mouse is actually fantastic! The first thing I noticed is the scroll wheel doesn't feel too loose in the mouse chassis and this reflects when you do some fast scrolling down a page, each slight rotation has a groove in it which helps you easily define just how far you are scrolling. The second thing was the left mouse click, the most important button. Its not too soft, its not too hard and its not too loud, and best of all, the sound it makes when you click, is a nice satisfying click sound, not one that is really weird and where you can feel the button bounce back toward the mouse. The accuracy of the laser seems fine and has great sensitivity out of the box, but this can be adjusted using controls on your OS (The box says it has a 1000 dpi laser). The back and forward side buttons are a great addition too being recognized by all of my games as a 5 button mouse. No installation disc was included, but my Windows 8 Pro installed it straight away when plugged in with no problems at all, so I would presume that previous version of Windows and Linux will do the same (I'm not a mac user so I can't comment). Last but not least, the build quality, which I can simply say is excellent. It does not feel cheap and nasty in my hand, and when picked up and squeezed a little, you cannot feel or hear the plastic start to creak and give way, which is a good sign.
In conclusion, this is absolutely a must buy if you a gamer on a very small budget (not all of us can afford a £70 mouse!) or if you simply need a good, new mouse, that you feel would last a long time. I give it 4/5 stars, but only because of the very minor cons mentioned at the beginning of my review, other than that, fantastic! An expectation fulfilled by Zalman!