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This review is from: Rosewill Reflex RGM-1000 Laser Gaming Mouse
Pros: - Adjustable from 50 - 8200 DPI (in 50 DPI increments and on X+Y axis)
- Solid design, construction and ergonomics
- Customizable Palm LED color (lots of selection and modes)
- Customizable/macroable buttons
- Decent software with user friendly GUI
- 125 - 1000HZ Polling rate
-Braided cable (with rubber bend protector where cable meets the body)
- Adjustable weight system
- Multiple profiles
Cons: First I would like to say that I think this is a really great mouse and that these are problems that I and my wife have had with the mouse, They may not even be an issue in your case.
- While the Palm LED is customizable to a variety of different colors and brightness levels, the mouse wheel is also lit and is always red. There is no option to turn off the red LED for the mouse wheel or is there an option to change its color. This makes the mouse look, frankly, quite bad with a few of the colors available on the color pallet. Also the DPI indicator LED is alway red, this is not as big of deal though. - 1/2 egg.
- The "back" button is entirely wrong on this mouse. There are three problems, its too big, it protrudes from the mouse too much, and its in the wrong place. This leads to way too much accidental clicking of this button. The problem is that when you are holding the mouse the tip your thumb sits nicely in the provided space, but the rest of your thumb lays across the bottom half of this protruding button. Any time you move the mouse aggressively or reach out to grab it you risk clicking this button. It simply needs to be half its size, protrude less, and/or be moved up at least 1/4 inch. However, this can be easily mitigated by assigning the button between "forward" and "back" to the back function with the included software. You can then assign a key that doesn't matter so much if its accidently pressed to the back button. Not a perfect solution but it works. Just to be clear, my wife with smaller hands has the same problem. -1/2 egg.
Other Thoughts: Overall a very good mouse and for a considerably cheaper price compared to some of its competition. The mouse seems well built and all the switches and plastics seem high quality. The Adjustable weights seem a bit like an after thought but are functional. I am quite happy with this purchase and would buy again, especially if my cons were addressed in a new version.
I would like to say the vast majority of colors do work well with this mouse. There are only a few that just look off with the red mouse wheel so finding a color that works for you is pretty easy. You can pick pretty much any color with an HTML code so it has a HUGE pallet to choose from. I just hope the next version of this mouse lets us turn the mouse wheel LED off or change it as well.
I might have taken a whole egg off just for the back button on this mouse but since there is an acceptable workaround and I am not sure that it infact was not intended to be used this way, I decided I would only remove half an egg.
This review is from: Logitech G500S 910-003602 10 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB Wired Laser 8200 dpi Gaming Mouse
Pros: This mouse has a great feature set, adjustable from 200 up to 8200 dpi, High quality/clicky switches, plenty of programmable buttons, durable plastics, adjustable weight system, macros, heavy braided cable, ergonomics, etc.
The software also bears mentioning as it is the most user-friendly and easy to use macroing software available pretty much anywhere. Once you have used the Logitech Gaming Software you will not want to use anything else.
The sturdy construction is definitely a plus. The mouse has a sense of quality about it. The surfaces all have a great feel/texture to them, and there are no cheap looking or feeling parts.
Cons: The silver decaling over the surface of the mouse is ok, but for me here, less would have been more. I think they might be overdone. If for example the thicker silver lines around the LED, scroll wheel, and DPI button's were thinner or just not there, It might have a bit more appealing look to it. As this is personal preference and does not affect the performance, no eggs have been removed
Finally, I would have liked to see a small rubber protector on the braided cable where it meets the body of the mouse to prevent it from being bent too severely. This would make the cable a little more resilient as it is, without a doubt, the weak point of this mouse. Again this does not affect the performance of the mouse, but the cables tend to fail after a couple years right at the base of the cable or just inside the body of the mouse. I should mention at this point that the cable does have a rubber protector on it inside the body of the mouse where its forced to make a tight "S" bend before attaching to the board. However, a little extra protection never hurts especially after years of use and abuse.
Other Thoughts: I bought the G500s to replace the older version of the G500 mouse. My older G500 was starting to develop a problem with the cable right near the base or just inside the body of the mouse. This was causing momentary unresponsiveness then the mouse would function fine for a while. As I tend to game a lot, this became irritating so it was time to buy a new one. This also happened with my wifes Logitech G400, which is pretty much the same design.
I LOVE the form factor and ergonomics of this mouse. It just fits in my hand like it was custom made. The buttons are not in the way, but still easily pressable, and the free scrolling mouse wheel is a superb feature for surfing the web. The last thing I really like about this mouse is the colors. The black with Blue LED's matches my system perfectly and looks superb with my Rosewill RK-9100xB keyboard and black coolermaster case with blue LED case fans.
This review is from: Rosewill Apollo - RK-9100xB - Mechanical Keyboard with Blue Backlight
Pros: -Rubberized/texturized surfaces
-Cherry MX-Blue switches + mechanical keys
-heavy duty feeling plastics and superb build quality
-Slim profile + detachable wrist rest
-Headphone/Mic Pass-through + 2 port USB 2.0 hub
-N-Key Rollover (anti-ghosting)
-Heavy braided cable + gold plated connectors
-Bright LED's with 4 settings: Breathe, normal, bright, and "OW MY EYES!"
Cons: The software could use a little polishing. While it does work, it could use a little more user friendly interface. As I say the software does work so I will not remove an egg, but I just hope it gets a graphical overhaul and streamlining update in the future.
I really wish that the Num-Lock, Caps-Lock, and Game mode indicator LEDs (located above the num pad to the right of the F-keys) were buttons of some kind. maybe profile mode keys for fast macro setup switching? I think that would have topped this keyboard off nicely.
One possible "Con" would be the Braided cable. It is very thick and stiff because it also has the headphone/mic cables there as well. While is not a problem for me (in fact, its more of a benefit) this may not be a good keyboard if you plan to use it with a laptop, or similar mobile device.
Other Thoughts: I purchased this keyboard over its competition because of the overall similar feature set while maintaining a slim profile that would fit in my limited desk space. I also use a G-13 gamepad so I really only use the keyboard for typing.
In closing I would like to add that this keyboard is HEAVY and well built with thick plastics. I was immediately impressed with the overall attention to detail and hardy feeling. Also, This keyboard is a pleasure to type on, the MX-Blue switches feel awesome, and the individually lit keys look great.
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