Conclusion: Saitek makes really great peripherals for computers, but they seem to have missed the mark on this one. The design is good, and the ideas have a lot of promise, but the end product is hard to use because the sensitivity and buttons are not customizable. If you feel like an adventure then feel free to try this out. I am going to wait until they come out with version 2. Maybe by then they will have worked out some of the bugs and included some software for customizing.
Summary: The Obsidian is very sleek and has an impressive look. The fact that the mouse is ambidextrous is nice and makes it a more universal peripheral. This could prove to be useful if you and your spouse or a friend are dominant in different hands. Having the touch sensitive scroll was a great idea but overall became more of a hassle than the convenience that it provided.