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#1 12/09/07 12:33 AM

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Regardless of if you play RTS or FPS you're going to encounter the same problem while in the heat of battle. Your enemy appears, and you jerk your hand to engage the enemy, but your cursor just won't move fast enough. Today we look at Creative's latest mouse, the HD7600 HD Laser mouse, which hopes to solve this dilemma.


http://reviewstash.com/imgupload/2_hd7600.pngPrice Tag: $49.99
Website: Frys.com

Creative’s Claim

High-tech Teflon ensures ultra-smooth mouse action for ultra-fast moves.
Advanced HD-Lazer technology for greater accuracy and control.

The Stash’s Findings

The Creative HD Laser Mouse has your basic left and right buttons but also come equipped with two thumb buttons located on the upper left ridge of the mouse. These buttons are easily accessed and when web browsing serve as page back and page forward buttons. The mouse also has a scroll wheel, and just below that the very useful DPI (sensitivity) adjuster. The adjuster consists of a switch that changes your DPI. Just below that is a visual indication of the current DPI, showing 400, 800, 1600, and even 2400.

The mouse is built very sturdy and has a good weight to it. It’s not too heavy nor too light, the curvature of the mouse fits well into the palm of your hand. There is plenty of room even for the biggest of hands to fit comfortably on this mouse. If you hold your mouse by your fingers, you might want to avoid this mouse. 

This mouse is strictly right handed, on the left flank the side buttons flare out to help your rest your thumb making it un-usable for lefties. The however primary mouse buttons have a very “grippy” feel to them making them very comfortable to use

You won’t have any trouble finding the scroll wheel in the dark on this baby, that’s because it’s lit up by an LED. As previously mentioned there are four separate lights below the scroll wheel indicating the DPI level the mouse is set to, all of which are blue. Included with the mouse are three different interchangeable colored palm rests; red, pearlescent green, and pearlescent purple.
       
The Verdict

If you’re a gamer looking for that extra edge on the competition this baby does the job. It’s perfect for all gaming situations; when sniping you can reach your finger over and quickly change the DPI to give you that extra edge. Once you get past the ridiculously long name, “gold plating” gimmick, and the design, you’re left with a comfortable gaming mouse that might just help improve your frag.   

Pros:
Comfortable (For palm users)
Changeable covers
Teflon

Cons:
Cost 49.99 may be a bit hefty for the average gamer’s budget
You won’t be able to use your mouse as an excuse for your sorry skills
Neutral:
You might not like the flashy LEDs and gaudy design

 
 
 

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#2 12/20/07 10:29 PM

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Ive been using this mouse for over a year now and still no problems with it.
it still tracks fine and isnt showing any wear and tear.

Last edited by Brian Whitmer (12/20/07 10:29 PM)


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#3 12/28/07 10:21 PM

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i jusst picked one of these bad boys up, great deal.

 
 
 

#4 12/30/07 3:48 AM

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Did you pick it up because of or atleast partially because of the review?


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#5 12/31/07 1:27 AM

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yeah actually, I thought it was pretty well written.

 
 
 

#6 12/31/07 9:21 AM

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suprxnova wrote:

yeah actually, I thought it was pretty well written.

SCORE!!

 
 
 

#7 1/10/08 11:02 PM

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This mouse owns


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#8 1/11/08 12:57 PM

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Haha well thnx. i wrote that a while back too.


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