Apr 6th 2009 4:21AM Now I have a good reason for never buying steel series products. The mouse is murderously uncomfortable, straining my hand within 3 minutes of just moving around and trying to reach out for the buttons. The buttons themselves scream of cheap plastic and sloppy design, and the left side's activate at the slightest provocation, making it impossible to play without constantly worrying about pressing on them.
Weight wise, the mouse is overly light and sits poorly on the table, something that would probably have been different had anyone actually sat down with prototypes and ran down tests with a focus group.
Visually the mouse is stunning, however 99$ is a steep price to pay for useless desktop furniture.