Choiix Cruiser Reviewgotdamojo06 - July 26, 2010
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To properly test the Choiix Cruiser, I will be testing it on four different aspects: speed, comfort, precision, and customization. To test the speed of the mouse, I will rate how fast the cursor is able to move across the screen. To test the comfort of the mouse, I will rate how comfortable it is to handle. The precision of the mouse will be rated by in-game sniping ability rated by the number of head-shots. For the last rating, I will be rating how well you are able to customize the mouse to fit your needs. The Orochi mouse will be tested as a wired mouse.
- Processor: Intel i7 920 @ 3.60GHz
- Motherboard: MSI X58 Platinum
- Memory: Mushkin Redline DDR3 1600MHz 6-8-6-24
- Video Card : NVIDIA Geforce GTX 260
- Power Supply: Mushkin 800 watt modular power supply
- Hard Drive: 1 x Seagate 1TB SATA
- Optical Drive: LG DVD-RW
- OS: Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
- Case: NZXT Beta Evo
- Mousepad: OCZ Behemoth Regulator Mousepad
- Mouse: Choiix Cruiser
- Mouse: Razer Orochi
- Mouse: Razer Naga
- Mouse: Razer Imperator
- Mouse: Mionix Naos 5000
- Mouse: Logitech G500
- Mouse: OCZ Behemoth Double-Laser Gaming Mouse
- Mouse: Razer Diamondback 3G Gaming Mouse
- Mouse: Microsoft Intelimouse
First up is the speed test, which will be rated on a scale from 1-10. I will be moving the mouse from the top left corner of the screen to the lower right corner. A 10 rating would represent lightning fast, while a 1 would be equal to a snail moving across your screen.
The comfort test is going to be rated by how comfortable and natural the feel of the mouse is to the hand, using a 1-10 point scale, where a 10 represents your hand is in heaven, while a 1 is equal to extreme discomfort.
In the precision test, I will be gaming using Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare and using the Barrett .50cal. I will rate the accuracy on a 1-10 scale, where 1 would represent no headshots and a 10 would mean all headshots.
Lastly, we have customization. To grade each mouse on this test, I will see exactly how well you are able to change the buttons of the mouse, as well as how easily it is to adjust the DPI resolution levels on the fly while you are in a game. A 10 would mean you can easily change your DPI settings in the game and have full control over changing the buttons using the software. The Microsoft Intelimouse received a 1 score in this benchmark due to the fact that there is no ability to customize the mouse outside of the standard customizations Windows allows (double-click speed, pointer speed, wheel speed, etc.).
The Choiix got a 7 in the speed test because it was able to move across the screen pretty quickly, however the mouse is capped out at 1600 dpi, which for the average everyday user and what the mouse is designed for, is perfect. When it comes to the comfort test, I had to give the Cruiser a solid 8 because while it is not a full sized mouse, it still has a nice feel inside your palm when it is sitting in the up right position, also with other laptop mice you will be getting a regular hard plastic top of the mouse, you get a nice non slip rubber coating to keep your hand comfortable to rest on the mouse. The precision test is where the mouse fell way below the average, however, this was to be expected, the mouse was not designed to be a gaming mouse, however I was still able to play the game but not quite as comfortably as I would with a full sized mouse. The customization test is the final test in our suite and the Cruiser received the second lowest score of 3/10. This is because the mouse has no software to tweak any of the settings such as the dpi speeds, there also are only the three buttons on the mouse that cannot be customized. The mouse does get some extra points over the Microsoft mouse because the Choiix Cruiser can be physically altered for your comfort needs.