Ok the thing about this mouse… is… it sucks… its good when it works. but when your playin a game like fable or counter strike it all of a sudden freezes and you cant do anything apart from die… it seriously seriously sucks…
It's really hard to play Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter when your shiny new Saitek mouse keeps hanging on you. You've snuck into the shadows, the reticule is poised tantalisingly close to your target, you fire – nothing happens – you can't move – the mouse is no longer talking to the pc – you're dead!
I'm really disappointed with this product – and the net seems to be filled with similarly disappointed reviews…
I am left handed and although the casing of the mouse is designed for both left and right, the button setup is predominanlty right handed due to 2 buttons on the left which are designed for the R/H thumb and the long button on the right for the R/H small finger. It is difficult to operate the thumb button with the L/H small finger.
There is no Profile Save Feature and each time you play a game, you must deactvate the application, macro and netsearch buttons which are assigned to context sensitive functions or your game will CTD. These must be set to ‘normal function’ so you can configure them within your game.
In summary, I would reccomend this mouse to somone who uses a lot of applications on their desktop, but as a gaming mouse, I'm afraid it truly sucks.
As well as the left and right buttons and scroll wheel found on most PC mice, the Saitek PC Gaming mouse features additional buttons which increase mouse functionality in both office and gaming environments: A "Turbo" button switches between 800 or 1600dpi resolution for ultra fast and highly accurate mouse tracking; Teflon feet give smooth, resistance-free movement; programmable hotkeys mean in-game commands normally reserved for keyboard buttons can be accessed directly from the mouse, improving gameplay; and additional software for configuring mouse controls allows different functions to be assigned to buttons or the scroll wheel.
For non gaming use, the Gaming Mouse's additional buttons open function wheels to trigger preset macros where user-programmed keystroke sequences can be activated or MS Office applications opened with a single mouse button press.
Improve your gaming performance
Cutting edge design and double the precision of conventional mice solely developed for hyper-fast gaming action. High-performance optical technology - up to 1600dpi for lethal accuracy and perfect game control.
Buttons & Wheel
Total of 6 physical buttons optimized for fast gaming action. Turbo-Key to toggle between 800dpi and 1600dpi mouse resolution. Rubberized wheel for easy and smooth scrolling.
Translucent, illuminated rim, which flashes when mouse is moved. Bright LED within the unit to backlight the Turbo-Key with laser printing to indicate the status at a glance. Teflon feet for smooth motion over any surface.
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