WolfKing Trooper MVP Gaming Mouse ReviewZertz - August 27, 2008
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It doesn't get much easier than this - once your plug the mouse into a USB port, every feature works! The two buttons that control DPI and rate of fire functions are hardware controlled, so the mouse does not rely on software at all. The included driver does add support to customize the use of the other five buttons. Just pop the disk in your optical drive and follow the on-screen instructions (Next, Next, Finished); you will then be prompted to restart. Once that is done, the mouse is fully ready to game with! By default, the two thumb buttons will serve as back and forward in your Internet browser, and clicking the scroll wheel will open a link in a new tab. In games, they can be customized to various actions. The CD also contains a PDF copy of the manual.
For those who aren't familiar with this, DPI stands for dots per inch. Basically what it means is that for every inch the mouse moves, the cursor will travel a set number of pixels - 800, 1600, or 2400 in this case. A higher DPI doesn't really make the cursor move faster; it simply travels a longer distance on-screen when your hand makes the exact same movement. On the left side, three LEDs indicate which DPI setting the mouse is currently set at, red for 800, blue for 1600 and yellow for 2400. Lower DPI is usually good for web browsing, while higher settings are perfect for gaming.
The chosen rate of fire is shown by the color of the LED hiding under the scrolling wheel. Off is normal, red means it will shoot twice per click, blue means three and purple (purple?!) is four shots per click. This is especially useful in First Person Shooters, where timing and speed are very important, and make the difference between life and death.
Switching from one mode to the other couldn't be much easier; simply hit the F (Fire) and S (Speed) buttons shown on the previous page to change, respectively, the rate of fire and DPI settings. The above pictures show all the different available modes. Of course, you can mix and match them; the fire and speed settings aren't linked in any way. The possibilities are endless!
Now let's move on to the manufacturer's specifications and features.