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This review is from: W4 2.4G Wireless 6D Optical 2400DPI Gaming Mouse for Desktop Laptop - 6 Buttons
Pros: I wasn't expecting much, but I am pleased with the purchase. Mouse tracks well (see cons), buttons are nice, and the mouse wheel is pretty good.
I like the fact that this mouse isn't overly bulky like gaming mice usually are. It fits nicely in my hand.
I bought this mouse to replace another one I had that came with an annoying builtin acceleration. I am very pleased that this mouse DOES NOT have any acceleration, or if it does I haven't noticed it.
Cons: A note on the laser. You may or may not need a mousepad with this. The texture of my desk hasn't given me any problems with other mice except this one. I have tested on other surfaces with little to no issues, but something about my desk doesn't work well with it. I haven't had any issues after using a mousepad.
Other Thoughts: Not as snappy as a wired mouse, but that isn't a shortcoming of the mouse itself, just the fact that it is wireless.
For those who use the mouse wheel a lot, this may not be the mouse for you. The wheel is closer to your hand than usual, which makes it take more movement to use. With most mice the wheel is under the pad of my index finger when I rest on it, with this mouse it sits under my last knuckle. Of course, if you prefer to have the wheel out of the way, then this will be a nice feature.
Pros: I really like this little device. It works well on Linux, OSX, and Windows. I haven't had any problems with range, though I am usually not very far from my AP. USB is helpful for my devices without PCI slots. This is much better than a certain TrendNet PCI card I got that was total junk.
Cons: Only thing I can think of is the single antenna, but that hasn't given me any issues. Just a thought really.
Other Thoughts: Saw this on sale, so I thought I would finally get around to posting my review.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: CM Storm Devastator - LED Gaming Keyboard & Mouse Combo (Blue LED Model)
Pros: I read the reviews and was a little skeptical about this purchase. After unboxing it, and configuring Ubuntu to play nicely, I found my fears to be unwarranted. The keyboard is fairly nice despite being their "cheap" model. The mouse isn't too bad, even after being crazy in love with my old one. Neither of them have any "wow" factors to them, but I quite like them. I haven't had any issues with the scroll wheel as some people seem to have, but I haven't owned it more than a day or two. Will update if things go south.
Cons: No deal breakers for me, but some things to be aware of.
The mouse is a little large, but not overly so. It will definitely take some getting used to, though I won't have any trouble. I believe my hands are average size.
Mouse is not customizable. You are stuck with the two thumb buttons being back and forward. You may be able to pull some operating system tricks to pull this off, but nothing out of the box.
As others have stated, having the backlight bound to the scroll lock key was a terrible design choice, but I am not too put out about it. Getting it to work on Ubuntu took a little doing, but as someone else stated it is easy to google for the solution.
Also, trying to use the keyboard without the backlight is a chore as the letters are merely clear on black to let the backlight through. Though I usually don't look at it much while using it anyway, so this is not a deal breaker for me. Maybe after using it I will look down at it less?
The legs to tilt the keyboard are pretty low. If you like a tilted keyboard, then this might not be for you. Of course you can always prop it up with something. With the legs down, the thing practically tilts away from me. I am used to the flat keyboard on my laptop though, so I haven't felt the need to prop it up. This may drive some people crazy though.
Other Thoughts: The laser on the mouse is a cool blue color. It is also very dim and you CANNOT injure your eyes by looking into it... at least that is the case with mine. Not that you should really be trying that anyway *sheepish grin*
I give this 5 eggs for what it is for the price and as an "entry level" gaming mouse and keyboard. This mouse and keyboard CANNOT compare to those you would spend 50 or 100 dollars on, but for what it is, it does it's job well enough.
Display Name: Taeler W.
Date Joined: 09/18/11
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