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Fanatec HeadShot Controller

Former staff writer    -   April 29, 2007


Specifications:

  • Latest generation Hi-Grade precision laser sensor
  • Up to 4,000 dpi (2,000 dpi native) resolution; switchable during game play
  • Ergonomic size adjustment (patent pending) - to fit any hand comfortably
  • 6 buttons plus 5-way scroll wheel
  • plasmaGlyde™ mouse feet
  • Non-Slip High-Injection mold TPR rubber grip
  • Joystick emulation - compatible with all racing games, flight simulations, etc.
  • Universal programming of mouse and ALL standard keyboard keys
  • 8 Macros executed with correct timing, allows for purchase scripts, grenade throw, communication, looping events etc.
  • Double assignment of all keyboard keys with long-click or double-click
  • Recording of mouse movements (optional)
  • On-the-Fly Programming during game play
  • Automatic creation of profiles for all software applications
  • Auto-switching between profiles, depending on the active program
  • Advanced German Gameware™
  • Illuminated cable arch and mouse are separately adjustable: multi-colour, brightness, and pulsing frequency
  • Advanced gliding technology through the combination of the low-friction plasmaGlyde™ mouse feet and aURa™ mouse pad
  • High-Speed USB 2.0 hub

Testing:

Test Setup:

  • Intel E6700 Core 2 Duo processor
  • Asus P5W-DH Deluxe motherboard
  • 2GB OCZ PC2-8000 EL Platinum XTC RAM
  • BFG 7600GT video card
  • OCZ 600W GameXStream power supply
  • 2 Western Digital 250 GB SATA II drives
  • Lite-On LH-20A1P DVDRW
  • Windows XP Professional SP2

Well, what better way to test a mouse than to use it? I decided that for the betterment of the community, I would subject myself to countless hours and sleepless nights of playing games. First, I played World of Warcraft, because when I get in there, it's guaranteed hours of play time, so I can get a very good feel for the comfort of the mouse. It was very comfortable since I could make it wider for my hand. The mouse glided effortlessly over the pad. The only thing that bothered me was the cord on the mouse. With the cord being curled like that, it acts like a spring and wants to pull on the mouse at times.

 


Second, I wanted to play a FPS game so I could judge the accuracy. I chose one of my newer games, S.T.A.L.K.E.R.. Being this mouse has the adjustable on-the-fly sensitivity, I thought an ideal way to test this would to take an elevated position and use a sniper rifle. For the up close urban fighting, a higher resolution would work well, yet, if you are sniping, a lower resolution will give a more precise aim. It was extremely nice to be able to change the resolution without going into option menus or anything. As you can see in these shots, the results were positive.

 

 




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