Pros wireless, long battery life, good thumb buttons, on the fly DPI change and multiple sets of feet ensure good customization
Cons very big, scroll wheel not fantastic, no battery charge indicator
Summary I've been using this mouse for a month, and it is very high quality, and the best gaming mouse I have ever used.
The reviewer did make an error though. The wire that connects to the mouse supplies power only, no data is transmitted. Thus, there is no hybrid "wired or wireless" mode. All data is transmitted wirelessly, while power is sent through the wire. Except for that point the review is good, and spot on on all the points.
Pros Comfortable fit.
Cons Interferes with WiFi signal, wrecking it's usability.
Blue light is actually worse than (previous) red lights.
Summary The mouse shares the same wireless frequency as Wifi, regardless of whether it's plugged in or not. So if you use a wireless internet connection, expect poor performance from both your mouse *and* your internet connection. The mouse will be jerky under heavy internet load and/or your internet connection will slow to a crawl.
Furthermore, the blue light that is heavily promoted for this product (which is supposed to work "even on wood!")(which it doesn't by the way) is actually worse than the older red lights used on previous mice (which worked perfectly well on wood).
Do yourself a favour - avoid this poorly conceived (but nicely packaged) product. It just doesn't work.
Pros - good for those with bigger hands
- great for when it works
- magnetic power connector makes charging the mouse easy
Cons - mouse wheel broke in less than 9 months, now mouse will scroll one more "click" even though you have stopped scrolling, about 5 to 10 seconds after your last scroll
- feels slightly cheap on the build quality
Summary sure I can send it in to Microsoft for a refund, or a new mouse, but sending it in costs money that Microsoft won't reimburse me for, and what will stop the replacement mouse from breaking?
Pros blue-tracking is really accurate, there are 3 speeds which is useful or on the fly switching DPI speeds, nice placement of macro and forward/backward buttons, has a wired/wirelss mode where you can recharge solely by using the "puck" that comes with it.
Cons only 1 thing..... the recharging contacts for most people become defective within the first month or two. that means you will now have to manually change the batteries yourself so its a bit of pain...
Summary no longer in production for a good reason, I would pass it up unless you're willing to switch the batteries every so often. otherwise gr5eat bang for your buck
"NOT left handed!"on by Lensman_1
Pros The mouse is well built, works flawlessly, the scroll wheel is just fine and the dpi switching is superb.
Also I had a charge from flat via the cable in less than 12 minutes.
Cons There is zero chance of any left handed user, as I am, using this mouse. The design is so right handed as to be almost an insult. The back/forward buttons are exactly where a left handed users little finger sits and the bosy is not grippable.
Summary A very nice mouse that works flawlessly IF you're right handed.
Change the design slighly Microsoft to allow left handed users to use this item too and we'll all be happy.