reviewed by UnderwareNinja
I am sure you have all seen the advertisements, "The worlds greatest mouse,"
"You no longer need to eat," "You get smarter with use!" all right, I
made those up, but I'm sure you've seen them. Well I bought the hype.
I bought the whole enchilada. I bought the BoomSlang
. My girlfriend freaked when she found out I bought a One Hundred
Dollar mouse (that's right, $100). I tried to explain it like I remembered
it, but the words "it's a system upgrade" just didn't seem to go over
as well with her as it did with me. "You can't buy me flowers, but you
can buy a 100 dollar mouse?" Let me tell you, I'm still taking verbal
abuse for it, but it is worth every penny.
Here's the goods:
It reaches up to 1000 dpi (dots per inch). This is 2-3 times more accurate
than your average mouse. This assumes you are not using PSRate
If you have an Average Joe mouse (this includes the Logitech First mouse),
then you need
this utility. If you have Microsoft's Intellieye,
you're probably ok. If it's a USB mouse, you should have pretty good sampling
rate already. If you have any questions about using it, send them to me
and I'll do my best to support it.
Basically all PSRate does is increase the number of times your computer
samples from the mouse. The Razer BoomSlang already does this in the software
that comes with it. It supports both USB and PS/2. If you use the PS/2
port, it has a utility similar to PSRate, but if you use the USB port,
you're good to go. Just how good is this mouse? Well, it also comes with
a 3M precise Mousing Surface, which is also awesome. Put these two together
and my railgun has improved dramatically. My rockets are never that little
bit off. I can track people like I never could with my 20 dollar mouse.
The mouse moves so smoothly, it made Quake3 seem smoother. I don't know
if it's just me, but it just seems to pan better.
Here's the bottom line:
After using this mouse, I'd pay 150 for it. I'd probably pay 175. It rocks
so hard, both
of my roommates bought one. It does take some getting
use to, as it is shaped oddly and hypersensitive. Also the mouse pad is
smaller than my old one, but I acclimated to that almost instantly. If
I was going to get a different mouse pad, I'd get a Ratpad
The thing is huge, and if I could get the boys at HardOCP
to let me try one, I'd review it for you. So head on over to Ratpadz
and let them know you won't buy one unless I review it. To Ratpadz
I promise to return it!
Back to the BoomSlang, when I ordered mine, it came with a 30 day money
back guarantee. Let me tell you, if you give the mouse a chance, you won't
need a 30 day guarantee. Unless you lose a hand sometime during the 30
days. So go, check out the links I've provided and make your decision,
but make your decision knowing my rail is more accurate, and my rockets
smoother than they could ever be with my Logitech First Mouse.