Joined on 12/12/04
Good little mouse, but needs a bit of help
Pros: It's cheap (especially for a "gaming" mouse) It has all the basic buttons + forward/back (Could use left/right tilt) It's lightweight (I almost thought NewEgg sent me a box of nothing) The scroll wheel is nicer compared to my past mice. But it does wiggle left/right as if it had tilt. I actually had to check on that because the software that you download from the Gigabyte website has a tilt section you can set and that lead me to believe I had tilt based on the wheel wiggle and software options. The button pushes are just right. That's hard to describe but it's a nice balance. I don't find myself accidentally pressing a button like previous mice, and they don't take a body builder to press them either. It has a nice soft feel as opposed to the slick/plastic feel of other mice. No annoying lights to blind you as you sleep in the same room. (Last mouse had that, wound up aiming the back of it away or placing something behind it each night. This was a MS Intellimouse)
Cons: The cord is a bit shorter than previous mice I've owned, so it's a stretch to get it to where it needs to be. (Length 1.5m) I have short USB extension cables that should fix the issue. But my PC is on the left, mouse on right pass two flat screen montiors. If your PC's on the right near your feet, this shouldn't be an issue for you. The front of it (where the right/left click buttons are) is narrow. Much more so than any of my previous mice. So that takes getting used to. A previous reviewer said it had all the button features you could want, that is far from the truth. Using the Gigabyte software you are very limited. Only the obvious back/forward and a few other options are avaialble. Roughly 9 options for each button, and they are the same 9 for each button. No special functions avaialble for certain buttons.
Overall Review: I fixed the lack of button features by finding software that let me reassign the mouse buttons to anything, even a sequence of key strokes. You can get this free software by Googling for "X-Mouse Button Control". It even offers "layers" which let you toggle between 5 different presets of button configs. You can also set up mouse configs based on programs, for me this means easier time setting up the mouse with all my games and other programs (like Photoshop) with out having to redo everything to match the mouse. Some complained about the light weight, just Google "M6800 weight" and the first result for me was from Hexus.net and they show step by step modding with pictures. I never owned a gaming mouse, so going from 800 to 1600 was different. My advice is make 1600 your normal use speed, and toggle to 800 in game when you need fine movements (like sniping). If you haven't had a mouse this shape before and tend to pick it up while gaming, this will take a bit of getting used to