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9-25-2010 @ 6:51PM
I had purchased the amazing looking Steel Series WoW mouse.It had tons of buttons, which was what I was looking for.At the time the naga was still a few months away and I was impatient.I got the mouse for a deal at $20 off the regular retail price. Great buy I thought.Wrong.My first complaint was that it was humongous. Now, for most ham fisted xbox players this is no problem. I however, have slightly smaller hands. However, I could reach most of the buttons with no problem (get into that in a sec). The real problem with the size was the actual height. I felt as if my hand had to climb onto a mountain. This made my wrist sore from being at a crazy angle or I would hold my entire arm up to compensate. I had constant sore arm.The button set up was rather nice. There was a button near almost every finger. The problem with that is there is a button near my pinky on the right hand side. As anyone who plays guitar hero/Rock Band will tell you, your pinky is weak. I had trouble reaching the button and actually pressing it down without adjusting the grip on the mouse. Which defeated the whole purpose.I also had trouble with the two buttons on either side of the mouse wheel. I loved them, I really did. However, they were extremely sensitive and I found myself accidentally brushing them while using the scroll wheel. I drank too many haste potions that way.Also, there was a very nice 4 button configuration on the left side. I found it almost impossible to actually use 4 different abilities though. I could get the opposites to work fine (up and down, or forward and back), but trying to do more would end with what felt like a random ability generator. Okay I hit the button, which of these two abilities will we use?The other problem with that button was that it was on the exact spot I rested my thumb. Well, of course it its, that is why it is useful. Except that the sheer size of the mouse required a firm grip to move it. During regular mouse movements I might accidentally trigger the button with my grip.Okay, all of those complaints are rather poor. I have small hands and would rather it was a bit more polished of a mouse for the amount paid. I really did enjoy using the mouse (except for the terrible arm strain) and liked the silly led lights. I found my performance in raids was better while using the mouse.However....NEVER BUY THIS MOUSE!The mouse is pretty, it looks metallic and cool.Within 3 weeks of owning the mouse this metallic covering started to flake off where my palm rested. Tiny bits of shiny garbage would rub off on my hand leaving it black. Also, underneath this substance was a bland and ugly mouse.Frankly, for the money I paid I was extremely angry that it would fall to pieces so quickly.I really wished I had waited for the naga.
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