2012 mouse update

So here’s a little update on the mice I currently use at least every once in a while and my opinion on them after months of use.

Razer Abyssus

My favourite mouse for now. The only think I dislike about it is the crappy scrollwheel, it feels cheap, it works OK but the amount of ‘clicks’ per revolution is too low.

Razer Deathadder 1800DPI

My trusty old Deathadder doesn’t get much use these days. I think it’s too big to comfortably throw around, other than that it’s still great.

Razer Imperator 5600DPI

Too big, the left click seems to misfire every once in a while and the weird acceleration issues of the Philips twin-eye sensor have degraded this mouse to my backup mouse at work.

Razer Mamba 6400DPI

A great wireless mouse. Zero lag on the wireless, decent playtime on batteries and the ability to switch to wired mode very quickly. The glowing charging station and glowing scrollwheel are totally over the top, draws a lot of questions (“Didn’t it glow blue 5 minutes ago?”). The battery adds a bit of weight, but other than that it’s basically a Deathadder with a worse sensor. Again the Philips twin-eye sensor with it’s acceleration ruins it for me. Therefore it’s my default mouse at work.

Steelseries Xai

Great mouse with only minor acceleration issues. Lovely scrollwheel. The crazy LCD on the bottom of the mouse allows me to set everything I want. A small issue is the ‘boot’  time of the mouse. Feels like it takes 10 seconds for the mouse to become usable after plugging it in.

Zowie EC2

Lovely shape, decent sensor. The scrollwheel totally ruins this mouse for me, it’s even worse than the Abyssus one. It’s loud, has a horrible feel to it and the ‘clicks’ per revolution is the lowest of them all.

Disabling mouse acceleration on OS/X

With the recent release of Portal and Team Fortress 2 for the Mac I’m guessing there are quite a few gamers that have noticed the horrible acceleration that’s default on OS/X.

I’ve finally managed to find a little tool that can give you 1:1 mouse/pointer movement, just like you can on Windows (with the help of some regtweaks and system file patchers).

Download this Preference Pane and run it: MouseAccelerationPref11c

Use these settings:

I know it says ‘Inverted’ on -6.0x, but it’s actually 1:1 non-inverted 😛

Razer Lachesis review

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I recently received this mouse as part of a christmas-gift from Razer, and I’ve decided to write a review about. In my opinion most hardware sites don’t have proper mouse-reviews. They either don’t know what they’re talking about, or are afraid they won’t receive any more review samples if they’re too critical. One notable exception is ESReality.

I think I do know what I’m talking about, and I don’t get review samples anyway 😉

You might have read my review of the Razer Barracuda headphone/soundcard combo, if you did, you’ll know I might be a fan of Razer, but not a fanboy.

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