WOLFKING TROOPER Laser Gaming Mouse Reviewajmatson - December 10, 2007
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Now that we have taken a look at this "gamer's firearm" let's see how well it performs where it really counts. I am going to put the WOLFKING TROOPER to the test on several popular first person shooter games and see how well it stands up compared to the Logitech G5 and the Logitech G9 gaming mice. All of the mice are wired and connected via USB. The tests I will perform are for speed, comfort, precision and the ability to customize. All scores are on a scale of 1 to 100, with higher being better.
- Intel Core 2 Duo E6750
- XFX nForce 680i SLi
- 2GB Crucial Ballistix DDR2-800
- FoxConn GeForce 8600GTS
- Antec EarthWatts 500 80 Plus PSU
- 1x 750GB Seagate SATA, and 1x 80GB WD Hard Drives
- Lite-On 8x DVD+/-RW Drive
- Windows XP Professional SP2
- Battlefield 2142
- Far Cry
- Quake 4
First up, is the speed. The TROOPER, like the others, has the ability to switch DPI sensitivity on the fly by pressing a button. You can go from 800 to 1600 to 2200 DPI with three clicks. At 2200 DPI, the mouse had great sensitivity and gave me the ability to do a 360 degree turn in-game, with only a slight move of the mouse to the left or right.
Comfort means the world when gaming, especially if you are like me and would rather play than sleep. I measured comfort by how my hand felt during use and whether it got cramped after playing for two straight hours.
Now for the part that means living or dying. Precision in a first person shooter is critical to get the winning shot. I measure precision by averaging how many shots landed on the intended target. To do this, I shot ten rounds three times at a moving target and multiplied the average number of successful shots by ten to get the score.
For the last test, I looked at the ability to customize the mouse. The TROOPER has two thumb buttons that can be set in-game, but none of the other buttons can be set (with the exception of the two main ones for firing).