Saitek GM2400 Laser Mouse ReviewPropane - March 8, 2008
Category: Input Devices
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Computer mice have been around since the 1980's and most people reading this site probably remember the first generation of mice that they used. Yes, I'm talking about the horrid ball mice. Thankfully, most of us no longer use a ball mouse, but rather an optical mouse that instead of "feeling" the user's movement, "sees" it. Since its inception, optical mice have become more and more complex and powerful, which is good for everyone, and especially gamers. With the newer laser mice of the past few years, more and more accurate pointing is possible, making it easier and easier for you to get the ever beloved headshot. Since getting the right mouse can mean the difference between being the hunter and being the hunted in many games, it is a very important decision, and through reading this and other reviews, you should be able to get a very good idea of what mouse could be your weapon of choice.
The Saitek GM2400 Laser Mouse is one of Saitek's newer, high end mice. A laser driver allows the mouse to reach a resolution of 2400 DPI and is adjustable on the fly. An ergonomic design gives you comfortable access to six configurable buttons that are along the sides and top of the mouse. A combination of using lightweight material and using PTFE feet allows the mouse to slide along pretty much any surface. I plan on testing all these features of the GM2400 in this review and hope that it can help you make an informed decision about what mouse will be your new pointing device.
The GM2400 comes in a cardboard box that shows off the mouse through a plastic cover. Also, the cover points out several of the mouse's features, such as the 2400 adjustable DPI, its laser engine, and the fact that it is programmable. On the back, the features are listed again, not only in English, but other languages as well. It also has a screen shot of the software that we will look at later and a list of the box contents.
On the sides of the box, there are pictures of the GM2400, as well as the technical specifications. There isn't really a whole lot on the top or bottom of the box, so this is the meat of what you can see from the outside.
Now let's open this box up and get our hands on the GM2400 itself.