Rated 9 out of 10 by Gamerboy76 Best gaming mouse I've ever used
Though I've never used or purchased the original mouse like this, I've heard a lot of not necessarily bad things, but not a lot of good ones either about it. I read more into this mouse, and I liked the fact that you could customize it pretty much to your playing standards. I've never actually used a mouse that you could do that with. The location of the buttons on this mouse are also ideal as you don't have to strain with your hand to reach them. Another thing I liked about how this mouse operates is that you can customize it from the World of Warcraft interface.
All of these things led me to make my purchase of this wonderful gaming mouse. Get yours today!
Rated 0 out of 10 by JGabriel Can't Wait
I've owned the original steelseries WoW mouse since it came out, and I love it. The only complaint I had about it was how the construction felt a little...cheap, and the paint would wear off exposing the white plastic underneath. I got to get a hands on with the Cataclysm mouse at Blizzcon and I can't wait for it. The construction seems a lot sturdier, and they fixed the paint wear issue and guarantee that it will NOT happen with this mouse. The mouse also feels a lot more comfortable and natural for gaming. Needless to say, I have my preorder in and I can't wait for this to come out!
Rated 9 out of 10 by Wanpo Exactly what you wanted from the original
Highly improved over the original design the all new Cataclysm MMO Gaming Mouse is a marvel of Steelseries technology. Whether you're a hardcore WoW player, or a casual pc gamer with expensive tastes, this mouse sates the thirst that the first WoW mouse just couldn't quench. Improved ergonomic design make this behemoth much more comfortable and less clunky than it's predecessor. With a CPI setting capable of up to 5000, 10 customizable profiles with on-board memory and 14 programmable buttons either in our outside the game make this mouse the best purchase I could have made outside of a brand new computer.I would recommend this to anyone who loves to get what they pay for. However it's not all good news, I have 2 qualms with this mouse as is. Problem #1: Some of the illumination colors are inaccurate, you choose red and it's pink you choose pink and it's purple, most of the other major colors are fine though, blue is blue green is green etc. Problem #2: Because of the new WoW community site and them integrating armory into it the profiles being linked to your character through armory feature is unavailable. The official site states they are working on fixing this but my question is why was this not thought of beforehand if they were working so closely with Blizzard. Also just like with it's predecessor you must be careful how you use custom macro's. Other than that this is a great mouse and i'm glad to have spent money on this fine product. 9/10
Rated 0 out of 10 by Nuxull The first one was good, this improves on it
I picked mine up at Best Buy this morning, so i'm not sure why they are now saying it's not being released until 12/13/2010. I have owned the original WoW gaming mouse since Feb 2009 and it held up great and made palying the game easier. This new mouse is more sturdy, the buttons have better placement and no longer have 4 buttons on 1 where it was really easy to accidentally click the wrong button. It also feels great and is way better as far as ergonomic design goes.
Rated 0 out of 10 by Baldr Almost a good buy.
This would be cool if there wasn't a cheaper and far superior alternative.
It may not look like World of Warcraft, but the Razer Naga is much better. It was made specifically for World of Warcraft and has much better button locations and 17 buttons in total. It also comes with addons made by Razer for World of Warcraft. Most of all it cost less than the above mouse and quality built like everything that Razer does. Check out Razer's website for more details.
Rated 3 out of 10 by Elvis659 Looks cool, feels like garbage
-looks cool, I like the lighting effects
-I like the placement 5 buttons on the left side of the mouse (pretty much why I impulse-bought it, been looking for a mouse with that style layout.)
-one of the buttons didn't work
-it feels cheap (I've heard the mouse's paint actually wears away after a few months. I've only had it for a day so I haven't witnessed this but I would keep that in mind.)
-though the mouse is huge my hand way overshoots the button on the right hand side of the mouse
-virtually impossible to hit the button to the left of the left main button without holding the mouse in some very awkward position
-it somehow managed to freeze my computer 3 times upon plugging it in, forcing me to hard reboot it. Plugged in my old mouse and it worked fine...
-impossible to hold this mouse claw-style, you HAVE to palm it, or else even more of the buttons are unreachable
Perhaps I'm just unlucky and got a crapped out mouse, and maybe my hands are too big? My hands are pretty large but the mouse is enormous, I thought it would be a perfect fit. But even if my hands were small enough to hit the button on the side, I still feel as though some of the other buttons would be uncomfortable to use. If you get this mouse and it isn't defective, you can manage to hit all the buttons comfortably and don't mind the cheap light weight to it, this may be the mouse for you. For me the mouse is completely impractical; I'll be returning it this evening. I've heard the Razer Naga mice are pretty nice, I'll see if I can try out one of them.
Rated 0 out of 10 by GrkSiNNeR Not worth it. Read why..
These mouses are not worth the price. I have had the original wow mouse and after about 3 months of hardcore raiding. The buttons would get stuck and you would have to pop them back out, as well as it would freeze and lag.The most unworthy is the paint. The paint was peeling off * yes it is not actual steel, it is made to look and fee like it though. I would say pass on this and go get your self another gaming mouse with buttons.
Rated 9 out of 10 by zakger Gonna be sweet
I've been looking into this piece for a while now. I love the ergonomic design, pinky button seems very easily accessible. There is 1 less button on this version of the steelseries mouse, however the ones that are on it are much easier to locate with your hands, and are of much better design than the earlier version. They fixed the paint wear issue, it has great accuracy and the LEDs are just stunning. Can't wait.
Rated 8 out of 10 by Partholona like it so far
Ok so I've read the reviews and I find the mouse quite comfortable and now that the price has dropped to 59.99 its in the affordable range. I suppose if you turn down the pulse and intensity the lights should last longer. and the paint looks as though its intended to wear upon usage (like a patina). So far I enjoy the mouse very much. I'll be using it in a raid tomorrow night.
Rated 0 out of 10 by Blitzzomby Nice... at first...
First off I want to start with this really is a decent mouse. I say decent because it has a few flaws to it. The amount of colors and options for pulsation is awesome, however there is no real set way to choose a color. What I mean by that is there is just a box with every color available and you mouse over and click. The color of the mouse does not change until you click and choose it. There is no color decimal chart of any kind. Another downside is the buttons the mouse has 15 programmable buttons on it, however some of the buttons are combined together so that by pressing one too hard you accidentally press both. Also having larger hands the buttons are not easily reached depending on how you hold the mouse. The mouse is extremely sensitive which I enjoy, going up to 3200 dpi. And probably the biggest reason I would only say this mouse is decent is for its price the finish is quite cheap. The mouse is plastic with rubber on sides for grip, however the plastic has a grey finish which after only a few months started to rub off like cheap paint. Now where the finish has rubbed off the light blinks through for "extra" pulsation effect. Don't get me wrong I love the mouse and enjoy using it but had I known that the finish would rub off after a few months from moderate use I don't know if I would have paid for it. Also the mouse does not come with the software to change the colors/re-programmable buttons, the software is downloaded at the manufacturing companies website. Again it is a very nice mouse and some of the functions make it amazing, so if you don't mind the finish rubbing off of it the mouse is perfect!