Ozone Radon 5K Reviewgotdamojo06 - July 27, 2011
Category: Input Devices
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Have you been looking for a new gaming mouse? Maybe you recently upgraded your setup into a top-of-the-line gaming system, only to be limited by equipping a generic, featureless mouse. Personally, I have found that the best way to improve my skills in games strays further than simply practicing, but ensuring that I am sitting comfortably in front of the computer. While I agree that investing on a couch for your computer setup is impractical, having something like an adequate gaming mouse can go a long way to improving your experience. Today, we will be looking at the Ozone Radon 5K – a new gaming mouse that looks to give you an added edge and a few extra frags in your favorite games. With a familiar weight system and on-the-fly sensitivity adjustments, I am curious to see how this mouse performs in comparison to others that I have previously tested. Without further ado, let's jump right in!
Upon first impressions, the packaging for the Ozone Radon 5K looks to be quite similar to that of other mice in the market. Before even opening the box, you will see a large plastic window that gives a clear view of the mouse. Ozone has also printed their company name and logo directly below the mouse. Further down, you will find the Radon 5K logo and a short description of the mouse – "Laser Precision Advanced Gaming Mouse." Not only is this mouse designed for gaming, but it also uses a laser sensor for accurate tracking. The back of the package reveals an image of the Radon 5K that highlights a few of its special features such as the DPI Switcher, Profile LED, and DPI Level Indicator Screen. You also get a small list of other features on the mouse: On-The-Fly Sensitivity Adjustment, On-Board Memory Macros, Adjustable Cable Position, Braided Sleeve Cord, Custom Weight Control, and Precision Laser Sensor.
Taking the Ozone Radon 5K out of its packaging, you will see a fairly common layout that consists of large left and right click buttons on the front, and a scroll wheel in between. Below the wheel, there are two more buttons – we will explain these later. The side of the mouse houses two programmable buttons as well. On the palm rest, you will find a large O3 logo that looks as if it was "drawn" on the mouse. The design looks similar to the Radon 5K logo on the packaging. Colored red, it really stands out against the black mouse body. For those who are confused at the significance of the logo, it is the chemical formula for the Earth’s ozone.
The scroll wheel on the Radon 5K has a textured surface that allows better control, especially during gaming. It is a welcomed addition over the smooth scroll wheels that you sometimes find in mice. As you continue down the center of the mouse, you will find two more buttons. The first is a small two-way toggle switch that adjusts the DPI level of the mouse - pressing the button forward will trigger a higher preset DPI level while going the opposite way will give you a lower preset DPI level. The other button is the LED Profile button – this allows you to easily switch between profiles that you create and store on the mouse. The two buttons by the thumb rest are the forward and back buttons that are designed to work inside your internet browser, windows explorer, etc. The area around the thumb rest has a soft rubber texture, creating a surface with plenty of grip for your thumb to comfortably rest.
Flipping the Ozone Radon 5K over, the first thing you may notice is the removable cover towards the bottom – this is where you can customize the weight of the mouse. Once it is opened, you will find a total of 5 weights that each weigh 4.5 g. Simply place your desired number of weights in the cap and reattach it to the mouse for use. At the top, Ozone has included several channels through which the USB cable can exit. This is going to potentially keep the cable from getting in your way and better help organize your gaming space.
Ozone's Radon 5K gaming mouse has a gold-plated USB connector and cable length of 1.5 m. Its maximum polling rate is 1000 Hz. Inside the packaging, you will also find a drivers CD, a small user manual, and two Ozone carrying cases. The larger case is great for carrying the mouse for LAN parties or travel, while the small case makes for an adequate place to store your unused counterweights.
After taking a close look at the Radon 5K gaming mouse, it is time to take a look at the software that Ozone has included.