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Good, But Not Great 10/22/2012
Nice design, high quality materials, solid functionality
Oddly shaped, not very adjustable, light, squeaky wheel
This purchase was an unfortunate necessity for me. My previous mouse was a R.A.T. 7, which is nearly perfect in every way, except for the terrible tracking issues. So, when they came out with a newer (more expensive) version that still had the same tracking issues, I had to part ways, and I chose this new one.
The mouse feels pretty nice in general. It is very solidly-constructed, and has a comfortable grip. Unfortunately, it is too light for me, and doesn't include weights. In addition to that, the palm rest is oddly thin, and doesn't accommodate my entire palm like the R.A.T. It feels nice, but not perfect. The R.A.T. fits like a glove.
The buttons on the side are well-placed for the most part, but I found the ones on the left to be so easy to press accidentally that I had to just turn them off anyway. =-(
The lighting scheme is very nice, and the three LEDs are individually adjustable, with several colors to choose from.
The software is total junk, like the software for just about every mouse or keyboard I have ever used.
The mouse seems to track well, and doesn't have any of the laser issues that plagued my R.A.T. Fortunately, this was the main issue, and I am willing to deal with a mouse that has somewhat inferior design in order to have stability.
On another note, the sticker over the laser is really cheap, and tears instead of coming off cleanly. When trying to remove the pieces that stuck, it tore off some of the label on the underside of the mouse. Not very nice. Thermaltake, use a sticker that comes off cleanly please. Also, the mouse wheel has a loud squeaky sound if you scroll fast. It's pretty obnoxious.
Overall, a solidly-built, nice-looking mouse that lacks in innovation and true customization. But it works well, and that's what really counts.
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