Reviews and Problems with SteelSeries World of Warcraft MMO
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WORST. MOUSE. EVER.
Lee C., Newegg
6 May 2014
Summary: DO NOT BUY. I will never buy steel series again because of this. Save yourself a lot of money, and BUY LOGITECH!
Pros: Semi-comfortable design, button placement is okay. Decent responsiveness when software works (See below.)
Cons: The software sucks, the buttons constantly do not respond to their commands. Battery life is non-existent. Constantly loses range and stops working, the receiver literally has to be right next to the mouse to prevent this. Mine will sometimes make this awful high pitched noise for no reason at all when plugged in or charging. You lose ALL mouse sensitivity when the Steel Series software isn't activated properly. There is a COMPLETELY USELESS button in the center of th...
Summary: Although there are a few cons, they are easy to overlook and the pros just totally overshadow them. It can be better, but for now it is the BEST mouse ever to have been created. I have tried many mouses from the cheapest of the cheap to mouses that cost hundreds of dollars in pursuit of the ultimate gaming mouse. This is THE mouse you want, and you're welcome --I just saved you tons of cash and effort in searching.
Pros: -10 programmable buttons. -Lots of profile customization ability. -auto profile switching on the fly, smart program. -Super comfortable -The pinky button is revolutionary, why don't more mouses have it? -Buttons are in all the right places -Can go wired or wireless, but I'm oldschool and like wired. -An awesome charger although I never use, good to have. -Hardware embedded programmability, so it will work with ALL apps unlike its younger legendary brother.
Cons: -Only 10 programmable buttons. 10 is a lot I know, but hey I can always use more. -I wish that sensitivity switch button could be programmed. -It has a WOW logo, ugh. I think they could've made a hell of a lot more money from this mouse if they hadn't of branded it for WOW. -No thumbscroll. I know, no other mouse other than the mmo/rat7 has this but once I tried it I just got hooked. Too bad the rest of the mmo/rat7 is just horrible. -Installation is a freaking hassle...
Summary: I really enjoy the mouse, it's my favorite gaming mouse thus far; more than razer or logitech or anything else. I just wish the connectivity was better and it would get 5 stars.
Pros: Looks and feels great. I love the buttons on either side of the wheel for my action bindings. The glow and dock station look pretty cool. It fits perfectly in my hand. The response has always been on point. The software works fine for other games, you can make profiles for every application you use and the mouse auto switches to them on the fly.
Cons: The 11th button is just a dpi toggle from normal to fast, can't be bound. My major complaint is that is randomly disconnects or doesn't work at all on boot up. Windows has issues with the usb and it takes unplugging, turning off, resyncing, etc to get it back. Sometimes it takes 2 or more pc reboots to get windows to recognize it properly. I've been hoping for a driver or firmware update, but nothing in a long time. It's probably been abandoned by steelseries by now.
Summary: If you want a gaming mouse, do NOT use a SteelSeries mouse. Their engine takes forever to load up. Logitech's SetPoint program loads faster than the SteelSeries engine. The price is NOT worth the hassle and headaches that this mouse creates.
Pros: The pros here is that the mouse works fairly well on basic use. You don't have to program it or run SteelSeries engine for the mouse to work at the most basic level (Left, Right and Scroll buttons, scrolling using the wheel).
Cons: - The problems with this is that the SteelSeries engine is highly incompatible with Windows 8 along with the device itself. Yes, the software will run, but no the software doesn't work as desired. - The mouse seems to always want to lose it's connection to the charging station at the worst possible times (like during a fullscreen game of Skyrim!), while still lighting up. You have to disconnect the charging station and reconnect it for the mouse to wirelessly reconnec...
Summary: Blizzard and Steelseries should be ashamed of themselves for this piece of censored, but I guess no one cares about anything other than squeezing the last dime out of players any more. I got this for $50 at Blizzcon, which I thought was a great deal. Taking it out of the box, it immediately felt like the light, cheap plastic you get in a $10 Logitech. Blizzcon was early Novemeber.
Pros: Button placement is excellent. The thumb buttons are distinct by feel and, at least for me, took no time to get clear which was which without looking.
Cons: Everything else. Shoddy construction, cheap plastic, buttons that failed within a month, cheap and loose mousewheel that "skips" steps, constant disconnects that powercycling doesn't help - need to get the cable and plug it in when this happens. GREAT during a game session. Index buttons, between the 1 and 2 buttons and the mousewheel there, the long skinny ones in the photo - were the first to die. They crunch and don't consistently fire. You can feel how cheap and s...
Summary: It is a very quality mouse, the buttons are pretty sensitive and don't require a lot of pressure like other mice I have used like the MX518 gaming mouse. The small size could be considered a con but I think it is fairly comfortable but my hands aren't very big. I would recommend a mousepad with a wrist rest for any mouse which helps make using smaller mice and pretty much all mice more comfortable.
Pros: Very responsive, Aesthetically pleasing, base is pretty cool, Able to switch between wireless and wired and 11 Programmable buttons. Rechargeable. Small, but comfortable.
Cons: Base station is big and bulky, battery life not quite as good as I'd like. You will be charging this mouse a lot compared to other wireless mice, being able to switch to wired mode mitigates this issue though. I'm assuming they sacrificed the battery life for quality speed and action.
Summary: Great little mouse, have bound all the buttons and have at my fingertips all of my spells, in fact there are 12 buttons to bind so it's possible to have your entire casting bar within fingertip reach. Takes some getting used to, but once you've become familiar with it, you can become a force to be reckoned with in the Arena's.