While shiny new graphics cards, and the latest multi-core monster CPU can boost the visuals of your online gaming, they do very little to help your actual gaming performance, with no way of enhancing your aim and movement techniques. This is where gaming mice come in, offering ridiculously high sensitivity, adjustable weights and more buttons than the NASA space center.
Today we will be looking at a product from a new comer to the OC3D labs - Revoltec. With an impressive looking lineup of high end mice listed on their website
, we though it was about time we had a look at one. Revoltec produce a range of computer hardware, such as cases, cooling, hard drive enclosures and input devices. Unfortunately their site doesn't contain any substantial company information, only this short snippet of information offered an insight into the company.
Revoltec products are quality products which are most reliable and with long life endurance. Revoltec has a most effective quality assurance that ensures this high standard.
Today we will be looking at the a product from Revoltecs FightMouse series of mice, the FighMouse Pro. As the top of the range product, it should really strut its stuff and show us what Revoltec are capably of, here is the product description taken from their site:
The Revoltec FightMouse PRO comes equipped with a laser sensor capable of handling up to 3200 dpi. The additional weights provide for Customized handling.
The dpi switch integrated beneath the scroll wheel makes it easy to change between the 4 custom-definable dpi levels. The colour of the scroll wheel signalises the currently selected dpi level.
The mode button allows the user to switch between mouse profiles, which can be freely customised using the software.
The included software allows for 8 of the 9 buttons to be custom programmed. Up to three different mouse profiles are also available. These are stored in the Revoltec FightMouse PRO's 8kb of on-board memory.
The underside of the Revoltec FightMouse PRO features a compartment for up to seven 20g weights. They can be added in to change the weighting of the mouse, providing a individualised gaming feel.
3200dpi may no longer the highest around, but sensitivity any higher is only normally seen on mice approaching the £75+ mark. The on-board memory could prove extremely useful for gamers that regularly attend LAN parties, allowing them to save their customized keys on to the mouse rather than having to set them all up again on arrival. The final headline feature has got to be the adjustable weights, which seems to be the 'in thing' at the moment, but we will have to see how well they perform in later testing.
As with most products, appearance plays an important part in making a product truly desirable, with that in mind we took a close look at the FightMouse.
The packaging has a small, velcro latch door, which means you can see the product prior to purchase, which is a nice addition. It shows that Revoltec have put an extra bit of thought into the packaging, rather than just sticking it in a box. The box has a green/black graphic, with the mouse and various key features listed on the front.
By opening a flap placed at the top of the box you can pull out the tray containing all the goodies. Included with the FightMouse is a user guide/manual, 'Puk' with 7 optional weights and a driver disk. The Puk will prove useful if you don't use all the included weights, and it's nice of Revoltec to come up with somewhere safe to store them. With the packaging out of the way, lets take a look at the product itself.