World of Warcraft: Cataclysm MMO Gaming Mouse
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.
It's only a mouse
I did not like it after purchase. The feel is funky and the buttons are awkward. This mouse will not improve your game, in my opinion.
Alot better than the last mouse.
I had the old mouse for about maybe 6 mounths and about 4 mounths in i noticed that the light wouldnt change colors or pulsate any more, and i also noticed that the paint was coming was off where my had would move a little bit the most. I hope it doesnt happen to this one! haha
there is no support from these people, just smart mouth remarks and stalls or refereal to their web-site
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.
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
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!
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.
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.
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.