WOLFKING TROOPER Laser Gaming Mouse Reviewajmatson - December 10, 2007
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The first thing that you will notice is the look of the WOLFKING TROOPER. It is a full size mouse that holds your hand comfortable around it for long-term use. The buttons are spaced enough that you won't cramp your hand by constantly using them. The mouse has buttons for fire rate selector (F), the DPI selector (S), and two thumb buttons on the side. These are customizable via the in-game options and also act as forward/back buttons for your web browser. There is a scroll wheel at the top and the bottom houses the laser unit.
This TROOPER is a USB mouse, which makes it plug and play compatible and more accurate than a PS/2 Mouse.
Now let's get even closer to see what sets the WOLFKING TROOPER apart from the rest. First, we have the ability to select the sensitivity of the mouse. For those not familiar with mouse sensitivity, it is measured in DPI, or Dots Per Inch. This means that the higher the DPI, the faster the mouse will move. So if you slide the mouse to the left one inch on the lowest setting, it may only go a little to the left on the screen, but on a higher DPI, it could go all the way to the side of the viewing screen, allowing you faster in-game turning and movement. The TROOPER has three DPI settings: 800, 1600, and 2200 DPI. They are selected by clicking the "S" button above the scroll wheel to the desired setting. The LEDs by each DPI setting will glow, alerting you to the setting selected.
The next significant feature is the rate of fire selector. This allows you to discharge one to four rounds with each click on the trigger button. This can give you a really big advantage in a situation where timing is everything. There are three selections for this setting. For one shot the scroll wheel is not lit up, for two shots the wheel glows red, for three shots the wheel glows blue and for four shots, the wheel mixes the red and blue to make purple, but as you can see, the blue LED outshines the red, so it looks more blue-ish (last picture).
Now that we have the functions down, let's install the mouse and set it up for testing.