WarMouse Meta Reviewgotdamojo06 - August 24, 2010
Category: Input Devices
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Are you currently in the market for a new mouse for your system? Are you constantly using macros and shortcut keys on your keyboard? Wouldn't it just be much easier if you could just have all of those shortcuts in the palm of your hand? Well WarMouse has come out with their Meta mouse, this mouse has a ton of features that may just be able to help you not only be more productive with your favorite applications but give you an edge in your favorite games. WarMouse has taken the time to program all of the extra buttons on the mouse for different applications and games with their different modes. I am very curious to see exactly how this mouse is going to perform when it is put up against the competition.
Taking the first look at the packaging, you are going to see a large image of the WarMouse Meta with a nice and bright blue futuristic background image behind it, giving the impression that the Meta mouse is from the future. The top left hand corner of the package is where you are going to find the WarMouse company's logo, the top right hand corner you will find the text "Contains 64 game and application modes and the OpenOffice.org suite" letting you know exactly what the WarMouse Meta mouse is going to give you. Towards the bottom of the package, you will find the WarMouse Meta logo with the blurb "18 Button Laser Joystick Mouse 5600 DPI" which is a nice and easy way to describe the mouse. The WarMouse tag line "transcend the mouse" is printed in the bottom right hand corner of the package. When you take a look at the back of the box, you are going to see a closer image of the Meta mouse with a list of the features the mouse has. You are also going to see a nice description of the mouse and a few of the other features the mouse has. On one of the sides you are going to find a list of some more features of the mouse such as: 48 commands on 64 modes, takes the point out of point-and-click, analog/digital joystick, and "the king of all computer mice". The other side of the package is where you are going to find a list of the built in application and gaming modes.
When you open up the package, you are going to find the WarMouse Meta sitting inside of a white box nice and neatly with a clear plastic molded cover to keep it as well as the disc and cord in place during the shipping process to keep anything from being damaged. When you pull everything out of the package, you are going to find the WarMouse Meta itself as well as a disc that includes the drivers and software for the Meta as well as D'Fend Reloaded, and OpenOffice.org suite.
The WarMouse Meta mouse has typical overall computer mouse design to it, it has the buttons at the front of the mouse where your finger tips are located and it also has a scroll wheel in the center of the buttons. You are going to find a joystick on the left side of the mouse where your thumb usually rests, there is also a button behind the joystick. The front of the mouse has 16 buttons located where most other mice have the usual right and left click buttons.
Each side of the mouse has it's own set of buttons, you will find two larger ones on either side of the mouse with four smaller ones in the front and two larger ones at the top, there are a total of eight buttons on each side of the scroll wheel for a total of 16 buttons on just the front of the mouse. Each button has its own special function depending on what application you have open, these buttons will replace your keyboard shortcut keys, meaning you will have all of your shortcuts in the palm of your hand. The joystick on the left side of the Meta mouse takes the place of the usual two buttons on the side of a typical mouse.
The bottom of the WarMouse Meta, you will find the WarMouse logo printed at the top with WarMouse Meta printed below it. There is a barcode on the bottom of the mouse as well as a serial number printed towards the middle of the mouse. You are going to find the laser in the middle of the mouse where it typically is on all mice. The WarMouse Meta uses a USB connection to transfer data to your computer.
Now that we know what the WarMouse Meta mouse looks like, it's time to get the mouse setup and ready to be used.