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Razor Mouse Review
was first asked to write this review, I tried to weasel out
of it. You might wonder why? Well, Iíve read just about every
review that has come out on this mouse, plus I am rather biased
about this mouse, so you can imagine my dilemma.
As I sit
here with my cordless headphones on listening to Orbital,
I have to wonder what I, the gadget boy of the 90ís, should
talk about. Should I mention that the razor mice have an enhanced
decoder that allows the razer mice to have a higher DPI? Such
a higher DPI that I did not think it was true at first. Most
normal mice have a DPI of 400-450. The Razer Boomslang 1000/2000
has very high DPIís. 1000/2000 dpi depending upon which mouse
you get. Of course I could also talk about the vantage of
having a high controller speed and MIPS? (Millions of instructions
per seconds) Most mice have a MIPS of 1.5 where the Razer
mice have a MIPS of 6. Of course there is also the speed of
the connection to the computer. Most PS/2 mice have a speed
or baud of 30-40 polls a second, in Win 95, and slightly higher
in NT. The Razor mice are USB and have a speed of 125 polls
a second. Mighty quick. With the Razor driver, the PS/2 can
go to 200 polls a second, but it takes away from the CPU power
to do this, and as most gamers know this is bad and evil.
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shall not talk about the technological advances of this great
gaming mouse rather; I will talk about my testing experience
models I received filled my heart with joy. Infact, with every
shipment of mice I received you could see me running through
the hallways of work like a kid let loose in a toy store.
Unfortunately the fun stopped there. Not all of the mice worked.
Infact one of the mice caused my system lock up and reboot
several times. I decided to stress test that mouse. It ended
up being slung onto the ground and fracturing. That mouse
now resides in a hangmanís noose in my lab. I sent e-mail
off to Robert Krakoff, General Manager of Karna LLC, and he
responded saying that my first run of mice had come to the
end of their testing life and promptly sent me two of the
Boomslang 1000 miceís. So I tested these mice and found that
like with the earlier production mice the really improved
my game. I felt that the scroll wheel was a bit stiff, and
didnít care for either of the thumb buttons. But I did like
was the butt of the mouse fit into the palm of my hand. I
found the 1000 to be a very comfortable and responsive mouse.
I saw my frags go up, and found that I could smack people
out of the sky with a rail gun. After I got used to my Boomslang
1000 I received my Boomslang 2000. Can we say wow!
didnít think that an extra 1000 dpi would really matter that
much. Little did I know that I would have to relearn how to
use a mouse. The 2000 is much more sensitive than the 1000,
and I ended up loosing a few games when I switched over. As
I got used to the mouse I started improving my scores again
and managed to surpass my abilities and move onto a new playing
fascinating thing about the razor mice is their driver. It
allows you to set the sensitivity of the mouse. There is also
an option called "on the fly sensitivity" that allows
you to adjust the mouse sensitivity mid game with out leaving
the game! You are allowed to adjust double click speed also.
fascinating thing about this mouse is that you can adjust
the speed of the scroll. I have yet to see a mouse, and believe
you me I have tested plenty of them, that lets you adjust
the speed of the scroll. The final and most wonderful thing
about this mouse is the fact that you can configure each and
every mouse button. You can set them up with macros for each
game you play. I will admit that I have yet to play with this
function, but think of what you can do! Feasibly you could
click the right button and grapple with the rocket launcher,
or have it do anything else your little heart desires.
the mice are not for the wallet challenged I feel that the
price of these mice is well justified and a worthwhile investment.
This could be the last mouse you ever by.