On the shelves are a lot of devices aimed at gamers, that is not surprising, because now the computer games industry is developing very actively. And along with it slowly evolve accompanying directions. In recent years, the market appeared a large gaming mice, significantly different from the office “rodents”.
Manipulators of this type focused on gamers are usually equipped with laser illumination sources and sensors that provide higher resolution, which in turn leads to high precision mouse tracking. This is required in many games and can bring victory in a fight with a rival. Wherein the drill is controlled depending on the type of game. As a rule, the game “rodents” have built-in memory, which can record macros (combinations of commands) and assign them to perform additional buttons on the body. In addition, many of them have the ability to adjust the weight using the supplied weights. Sales are also found wireless mouse that provide acceptable results in the game. But they have significant drawbacks: high price, as well as the need to monitor the battery charge to at the crucial moment is not left with nothing.
In this review, we look at a few mouse-oriented gamers.
Mad Catz MMO TE
We were surprised that the manufacturer whipped part of the body of the mouse glossy plastic, which is not too practical. The rest of it is done quite well. The housing has a rugged form, although close to symmetrical, but left-handers it would be inconvenient. Outwardly resembles a flattened mouse robot-transformer, which is especially noticeable in the white version of the device.
In her hand she lies not so easy, however, height and length can be slightly adjusted by sliding mechanism. On the body, a plurality of additional programmable buttons, but not all of them are within reach. In mouse memory can store up to 60 gaming teams. The laser sensor device has a high resolution, accurate positioning of the cursor is good.
Rating: 80 points
Products American company Tesoro, as a rule, a distinctive design, and this mouse is no exception. Her body is striking abundance of chopped lines, but, oddly enough, it lies in the hand well. And since she symmetrical shape, it will be convenient to use as left-handers and right-handers. Especially worth noting unusual color versions: the upper part is made of light purple plastic, and the bottom is finished in gray. Provided, and LED lights, turned on looking quite elegant.
The maximum optical resolution of the sensor is 3500 TND. According to modern gaming standards it is small, but for most household tasks it is enough. The mouse is equipped with a built-in memory of 64 KB, which can record up to 35 macros. The supplied software performed well. If their movements device noticeably inferior to the accuracy of positioning the cursor leader in our survey
Rating: 76 points
Mouse got the biggest, it is well suited for a broad hand. Thanks to the symmetrical structure, it will be convenient to work as a right-handed and left-handers. Build quality is high, nothing to complain about. The connecting cable is enclosed in a tissue sheath, which excludes its entanglement. The resolution of the sensor is quite acceptable.You can quickly switch sensitivity in the range from 500 to 3000 TND. Additional buttons on the only two, their functionality will be useful for gamers in the style of “action”, and install additional software is not necessary.Quality tracking movements mean.
Rating: 75 points
Razer Naga Epic Chroma
In the market of gaming accessories Razer is one of the leading tastemakers. Its product line includes a variety of unusual devices that have received a lot of good feedback from gamers. The mouse has an asymmetric shape, so it will be optimal for right-handers. Its body is made with a special coating that prevents slippage hands.Total on the housing a total of 19 programmable buttons. Of these, 12 are located on the side panel just below the thumb, but find some of them in the game is quite difficult. However, and to remember what each one is responsible, not given to everyone.
This mouse is equipped with LED-backlit display supports 16.8 million colors. And you can choose any color or set cycles through across the entire spectrum. This feature is useful when a team game, to distinguish friend from foe.But here’s the setup software will have to be downloaded from the manufacturer’s website.
It should be noted that this model is wireless, which affects the price. Charge the internal battery, according to our measurements, enough for about 18 hours of work. The package included a compact charging station with magnetic mount, which concurrently serves as yet and the receiver.
Sensor resolution is 8200 LPT here, depending on the accuracy of the tracking motion of the game can successively change, and it should be noted that it is very high.
Rating: 85 points
Logitech G402 Hyperion Fury
The manufacturer positions G402 model as an ideal option for fans of “shooters” in the first person.Her body has a soft-touch coating, supplemented glossy inserts. Thanks to figure outlines and light weight device, the hand does not get tired for a long time. The membership to the gaming series shows a large letter G on the front surface.
The cable has a rubberized lining that their performance characteristics markedly inferior tissue. No here and familiar to many models of Logitech weights. In manipulator applied hybrid optical sensor, based on the proprietary Fusion Engine. The maximum speed of the tracked, according to the manufacturer reaches 12.5 m / s, and acceleration – 16 g. Indicator resolution here can be changed in the range from 240 to 4000 TND. But the scroll wheel, unfortunately, not too convenient. Placed on the body of eight programmable buttons. Control software is simple and convenient. In dynamic games this mouse shows excellent results, the quality of tracking movements under hard acceleration is high.
Rating: 84 points
Zowie EC2 EVO
This model resembles the view of a typical office mouse, but it is designed specifically for gamers. It should be noted that many professional kibersportsmeny prefer it. It is small, and it is almost symmetrical shape. In the building there are only the most essential buttons and everything works without installing any drivers. Optical sensor resolution here is 2300 TND, and the maximum possible acceleration, according to the manufacturer, – 20G. Scroll wheel has a LED backlight, the color of which varies depending on the resolution setting.
No discomfort during positioning in the games we did not notice, it is fairly accurate.
Rating: 82 points
Cougar 200M Gaming Mouse
Model 200M series allows to change the resolution, its maximum rate of 2,000 TND. The mouse has a medium-sized building, which is due to be inconvenient bends left-handers. It is made of plastic, pleasant to the touch.
The advantages of the model include switches Omron, each of which is designed for 5 million clicks. The connecting cable is enclosed in a cloth sheath. Accuracy positioning the cursor at sharp movements this mouse inferior competitive models.
Rating: 70 points
SteelSeries Sensei Wireless Laser Mouse
As the name of this model, it is wireless, but it can be used in wired mode. In the first case, the battery will last on the average up to 20 hours without recharging. The charging station, which is also a signal receiver, looks impressive. At long battles hand gets tired slightly, thanks to a well thought-symmetrical shape and not too heavy.
The manipulator is equipped with eight programmable buttons, proprietary software for setting convenient to use.You can change the display resolution in the range of 50 to 8200 TND, also set the color of the backlight in the zones. But the scroll wheel was not too comfortable. But the positioning accuracy of this model is one of the best.
Rating: 86 points
Despite all the perfection of modern sensors gaming mice, anyone certainly faced with a lack of precision positioning of the cursor. Part of it can be corrected by using well known to us and loved by many mats.Especially noticeable improvement with sharp movements of the mouse. We examined four models play mat and came to an interesting conclusion.
SteelSeries QcK Gaming Mousepad
This mat does not stand out design refinements, it is made so as not to detract from the game. Cloth top coat color of wet asphalt, and under it The thin rubber base. It can be easily rolled up into a tube for easy transport.The size of the mat – 326 × 270 mm.
Cougar Speed Gaming Mouse Pad S
Cougar production model looks not much different from a similar product manufacturing SteelSeries, except that its base thicker. The upper part has a similar fabric texture. The size of the mat – 260 × 210 mm. High quality workmanship, and the price, which is nice, affordable.
Mad Catz GLIDE 5 XXL
Call this model the mat is difficult, but rather a playing surface of considerable size (400 × 500 mm) that can cover a large part of any average computer desk. It has an aggressive coloring that not everyone will like. High quality of materials used. Base, as usual, made of dense foam rubber, which should prevent slippage.
Logitech G440 Hard Gaming Mouse Pad
This mat manufacturer positioned as an ideal addition to their optical mice game series. He is markedly different from the others reviewed here. Its surface is hard, so it’s not sognesh without damaging. The upper part is made of polypropylene, the bottom – of rubber, and in the middle – polystyrene. The size of the mat is 340 × 280 mm. Mouse glides over it easily, moving effortlessly. But the price for it, in our opinion, is obviously overestimated.
Despite a rather noticeable difference in price between the presented models of rugs, fundamental differences in the positioning of the cursor in a reference mouse at high resolutions, we have not noticed, though perhaps kibersportsmeny with us and will not agree. The cost of these rugs, with little investment on the part of the manufacturer, depends largely on the appetites of the seller.