it is amazing how people will let others do some of the most joyful procedure in computer purchase : selecting its peripherals and accessories . and in the input case of the hand-held mouse, is one device you will know when you grab your hand around it, and surely on the first few minutes of actual use on a monitor .
one big rule still stands though, through the short history of what-ever mouse companies that came and have gone : only Microsoft and Logitech offers :
- ergonomically design to naturally snug around your hands,
- surface durable enough to with-stand years of continuous use, without pealing off . but still, the rubber-grip portions will erode away .
- support centers exchanging erroneous device on-the-spot .
but Do you need a gaming mouse for gaming ? how about for general use ?
definitely NOT . unless you’re a professional gamer or wanna-be, the advantages are :
- with half-a-dozen pre-settable buttons
- AND adjustable sensitivity
- capability to change physical weight by adding or taking out metal bullion
- mildly solving sweat problems arising from holding onto the mouse constantly and on tense situations yike !
- one mighty psychological effect from current LED models where colorful lights extrude from the device : makes you want to believe this battle you are about to head for, is REAL – this is an ego-booster especially in game rooms where lights are dim .
but ever-lingering disadvantages :
- looks great, with the more expensive models poised to transform into a robot any time, but even if it holds firm, the surface will peal away eventually, say six Months ?
- the more popular brands (at the moment) will invest in prompt reply to inquiries and product support, but when the money dries-out they can vanish any time for most gaming mouse manufacturers are not Global companies .
on the other-side of the rainbow : you can use gaming mouse for generous use, if you have had enough of the same plain variety .
while there have been countless self-designated gaming mouse, they have all fallen short of the Microsoft and Logitech tenure above . but one company from Hong Kong first imported barely two years ago in February 2011, rose onto THE best seller over the two house-hold companies, with its logo making you instinctively rush straight for the START button :
so how did they do it ?
- they put up their catch-phrase : made by gamers, for gamers,
- kept their price relatively cheap, however more expensive models coming by late 2012
- has a support center at YongSan Electronics Market and actively replying to comments left by to-be customers .
introduced a glossy red-covered model in September, and may not have been necessary to induce collor-variations on latter models, because the LED slots on top became larger so that they will take place of actual color variety ..
by July 2012 they introduced a PC-Bang (meaning room) model intended for game rooms where you rent a computer by the hour, usually W1000. it cost W3000 less than the initial full model with a few difference :
- packaged in bare brown card-board box, without the glitzy StarCraft-ish illustration,
- surface if all-rubber (while the original model came in glossy plastic) perhaps to facilitate cleaning after so many different users for rented computers .
- USB connection cord is red-plaid textile covered, while original model was in normal black . again is easier to trace on dark surroundings like the intended PC rental rooms .
Zealot introduced September 2012 W74,000
Laser wired USB / 5000 dpi 3-button plus dpi-button / adjustable dpi 400~5000 / scan ration 12000 fps polling rate 1000Hz / dedicated software with maco / 1.8m fabric cable / gold-plated USB plug / weight 65 gram 6-color LED
then the usual story : no-matter how popular a gaming-mouse model OR brand gets, I try out from curiosity, only to return to trusted Logitech or Microsoft after days of trying adjust . No, for the mouse has to adjust to YOUR style of playing or more important : working . so instead, I added more neon lights inside my computer main-frame case 😉
– Raging Korea Tech BLog, between New Years and Lunar 2013 –