WarMouse Meta Reviewgotdamojo06 - August 24, 2010
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To properly test the WarMouse Meta, I will be testing it on four different aspects: speed, comfort, precision, and customization. To test the speed of the mouse, I will rate how fast the cursor is able to move across the screen. To test the comfort of the mouse, I will rate how comfortable it is to handle. The precision of the mouse will be rated by in-game sniping ability rated by the number of head-shots. For the last rating, I will be rating how well you are able to customize the mouse to fit your needs. The Orochi mouse will be tested as a wired mouse.
- Processor: Intel i7 920 @ 3.60GHz
- Motherboard: MSI X58 Platinum
- Memory: Mushkin Redline DDR3 1600MHz 6-8-6-24
- Video Card : NVIDIA Geforce GTX 260
- Power Supply: Mushkin 800 watt modular power supply
- Hard Drive: 1 x Seagate 1TB SATA
- Optical Drive: LG DVD-RW
- OS: Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
- Case: NZXT Beta Evo
- Mousepad: OCZ Behemoth Regulator Mousepad
- Mouse: WarMouse Meta
- Mouse: Choiix Cruiser
- Mouse: Razer Orochi
- Mouse: Razer Naga
- Mouse: Razer Imperator
- Mouse: Mionix Naos 5000
- Mouse: Logitech G500
- Mouse: OCZ Behemoth Double-Laser Gaming Mouse
- Mouse: Razer Diamondback 3G Gaming Mouse
- Mouse: Microsoft Intelimouse
First up is the speed test, which will be rated on a scale from 1-10. I will be moving the mouse from the top left corner of the screen to the lower right corner. A 10 rating would represent lightning fast, while a 1 would be equal to a snail moving across your screen.
The comfort test is going to be rated by how comfortable and natural the feel of the mouse is to the hand, using a 1-10 point scale, where a 10 represents your hand is in heaven, while a 1 is equal to extreme discomfort.
In the precision test, I will be gaming using Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare and using the Barrett .50cal. I will rate the accuracy on a 1-10 scale, where 1 would represent no headshots and a 10 would mean all headshots.
Lastly, we have customization. To grade each mouse on this test, I will see exactly how well you are able to change the buttons of the mouse, as well as how easily it is to adjust the DPI resolution levels on the fly while you are in a game. A 10 would mean you can easily change your DPI settings in the game and have full control over changing the buttons using the software. The Microsoft Intelimouse received a 1 score in this benchmark due to the fact that there is no ability to customize the mouse outside of the standard customizations Windows allows (double-click speed, pointer speed, wheel speed, etc.).
The WarMouse Meta got a solid 10 in the Speed test as it has the highest DPI setting out of all of the mice it was compared to, coming in at 5600dpi! 5600 dpi is a little bit faster than any one person would truly need for everyday usage, however with the larger screens and resolutions out there now-a-days, you are going to need something that is going to be able to go from one corner to the other in a split of a second, especially when you are playing your favorite games. The comfort test is where the WarMouse Meta did not shine as highly as others out there, it only scored a 6/10. The reason for the lower score is due to the sheer size of the mouse; the mouse is wide enough that you have to keep three fingers on top of the mouse with only your thumb and pinky fingers hanging off to the sides which for me and my gaming style does not fit the bill. In the precision test, the Meta got a 7 which is just about the highest score out of the other mice, while it was very precise and moved across the screen at the speeds that I needed and stopped where I needed, it was just not quite as comfortable as the others and there was a little bit of a delay in pressing the fire button as there was a little bit of confusion which button to hit. The customization test is where the WarMouse Meta shinned, it was able to get a perfect score for the simple fact that every aspect of the mouse was able to be customized to be made your own. Not only were you able to program every single button on the mouse, the dpi settings, and scroll wheel speeds; you were able to adjust these settings for just about every major application out there that you would use shortcuts for that would automatically switch to the profile once it was the active window.