Ideazon Reaper Gaming Mouserobgs - March 28, 2007
At first I didn’t like the feel of the Reaper very much. The tear drop shape is sexy, but how does that help you when you’re on the front line, sniping the enemy and your hand cramps up because of the way you have to grip the mouse? This mouse requires a very light touch. If you are heavy handed like I am, you’ll feel like you could send it shooting across the room. It’s kind of like squeezing an orange seed in between your thumb and index finger and it shoots out like a bullet. With respect to the shape, the right side is very rounded and offers little grip for your smaller fingers. Then on the left side, there is a little divot below the three buttons where your thumb is supposed to go, but I can’t see how anyone could possibly find that comfortable. Maybe it would be comfortable if you had gigantic pickle fingers or something. All kidding aside, it took quite a while for me to find the sweet spot for this mouse. Eventually I did find somewhat of a comfortable place to hold it, and after getting used to it, I decided that I could live with the slightly modified way of holding the mouse. After all, it does look sexy.
Once past the ergonomic learning curve of the Reaper, I found it to be a very useful and precise peripheral. The on-the-fly DPI switching together with the sharp accuracy are features that can quickly become a must in game play. The software setup was simple and for the most part incorporates some useful functions. I couldn’t see a use for the Roller Menu, but I’m sure it has a purpose somewhere for somebody. I like the position of the DPI switch just above the scroll key, making it just accessible enough for use when needed, but out of the way enough to thwart accidental use. The sleek shape and the red on black color scheme are very stylish and would complement almost any desktop or mouse pad. It’s really too bad that the Reaper is only made for right handed users. So all you lefties out there are out of luck on this one.
- Sleek, stylish look
- On-the-fly DPI switching
- Quick and easy install
- Very reasonably priced
- Designed for right handed use only