"Lousy product. Unergonomic and crappy precision."0.5 starson by lztan
Pros: - Looks good
- Nice rubbery touch
- Magnetic strip to "stick" USB receiver to a nice touch
Cons: - Lousy touch scroller, imprecise and unpredictable
- Extremely bad ergonomics
- Wobbling mouse pointer makes it impossible to work with as an artist or a gamer
- Loses Wireless connection all the time
Summary: I have nothing but scorn for this lousy piece of engineering. The mouse looks sleek and cool, and is a good gadget to show off if you're into stuff like that. The magnetic surface to stick the USB receiver to is a very creative touch. I am all for wireless mice that allows you to "package" all needed peripherals into one single unit for ease of carry.
Looks wise, it's pretty good. It looks stunning and the soft rubbery arc feels great to the touch. Snapping it into and out of the arc position is also well done, and like I said, can be a good way to impress your tech friends.
So what went wrong?
Firstly, the touch scroller's precision is about as accurate as trying to hit an ant with an ICBM. I've had instances where I was forced to click on the scrollbar on screen to scroll because the touch scroller was inconsistent. No amount of tweaking can get it to work properly.
Next, the arc of the mouse, with the empty space underneath it, is an extremely unergonomic design. I had to reach all the way around the underneath of the arc to keep a firm grip on the mouse, and sometimes downward pressure on it will cause the mouse pointer to wobble.
Speaking of wobbling, I tried using this with games, and I have a monster machine to keep my 3D FPS games running smoothly. Three hours later, I walked away with an extreme case of vertigo because of mouse-induced stuttering. To proof my theory correct, I switched to a Logitech wireless, and the stutters were gone, and I was finally hitting things that I'm aiming at. A session in Adobe Photoshop also turned my beautiful website prototype into some hellish misaligned ******** only my clients can come up with and routinely insist on when I design them websites.
This is a horrible piece of engineering. I am currently saving up for yet another mice, and I don't even think I can sell this one off because everybody in the marketplace that I hang out in have a universal hatred for this stupid mouse.
It probably has some use in a museum or displayed in a glass casing for come twisted microsoft collector, but for practical use it's about as practical as using snow to build a campfire in summer in the middle of a desert noon.