Eurotech Steel Series SteelSeries Mouse Ikari Optical reviews

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This computer mouse is a good all rounder.

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Score 7.0/10
Good points:
The only company I have ever seen that produces gaming mice that do the job they are supposed to do without any of the customary paraphernalia that seems to come with most gaming oriented mice. The mouse is a sleek and subtle design that has everything tuned to what you need in a game, such as a dpi indicator that you can see without taking your hand away from the mouse, thumb buttons in the right place and an incredibly comfortable shape for all right handed, palm grip gamers. The optical sensor is preferred for gaming due to lower latency and more reliable perfoprmance in gaming conditions, and the mouse runs at 1000hz without drivers. So easy to use.
Bad points:
Its not all sweetness and light. The mousewheel button is too easily pressed when scrolling the wheel which either leaves me with the wrong function at the wrong time (lethal) or forces me to change my binds (I use wheel down for reloading in almost all games, as well as other functions sometimes mapped to the wheel, such as knife in COD4). Sometimes the mousewheel button would depress accidentally when surfing the net, which is hardly the most demanding of circumstances and was really annoying. The mouse also felt a little cheap (most mice do), with a squeaky outer shell and a slightly sticky right button. I like my mouse buttons to be a seperate part of the outer shell as they have a more responsive action (Razer Diamondback, MS Habu, MS Intellimouse). Also the palm grip style, although immensely comfortable in the case of the Ikari, is not perhaps as fast and responsive as the claw grip style - just ask Steelseries, as the successors to the Ikari, the Kinzu and Xai, are both firmly on the claw grip camp. So there you go: the Steelseries Ikari is nearly the greatest mouse ever made, but I'm sticking to my Diamondback for now.
Overall rating 7.0
Design 8.0
Compatibility 10.0
Performance 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 20 Sep 2009

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