Pros: Weight, Bottom Pads, Buttons, Grip, Shape1
Cons: Side buttons are non-tactile, Trouble transitioning from wireless to wired.
The Packing was nice, not to difficult to open, fairly simple and less flashy than others.
So, here are a few pictures of the packing beginning with the front,
The important stuff, the back
Contents of the box
Booklets taken out,
Mouse and USB next to my Samsung Galaxy Nexus for a comparison.
The first thing that impressed me was how small the USB dongle was. I can leave it wherever I want and it does not impose, at all.
It is small enough to be stored conveniently and safely in the battery compartment. It may seem like poor design putting the storage there but the extra work is worth it with such a small USB, Along with the Dongle there is a USB Male-Female adapter with feet to hold it in place. This is a nice gift even though for most users it is unnecessary. The charging cable is also nice. It is a thick coated wire but at the same time stays fairly flexible. It is about 5-6 feet long.
Now to the mouse itself. The shape of the mouse is very ergonomic and is comfortable even during long gaming sessions. All 14 buttons are very responsive. The left and right click buttons are very springy. My one gripe comes with the thumb buttons, they aren't tactile. like the noise feedback of a click. The lock unlock feature for the scroll wheel is useful for large documents. I enjoy the grip, it is a textured rubber that breathes well and doesn't make me sweat too much (This is strange because I am abnormally clammy in the palm region). I also enjoy the IR laser which is good so an idiot like me can't blind himself.
I did a short run through of the software hereThe software is very easy to use. The onboard memory makes switching from my Desktop to my Laptop very easy. When you first install the software it allows you to choose from a heap of preloaded profiles to make setting them up even easier. Rebinding buttons is very easy because the software is super simple. The options to bind keys are very wide allowing macros, shortcuts, and key commands. Setting the DPI is also just a few clicks away. The mouse is super responsive no-matter what DPI it is set to.
My one complaint with the software is that the mouse gets messed up when plugging in the charging cable as it gets detected as a new device and takes around 30 seconds to transition back to a working state. This is quite avoidable as the battery lasts for days and sometimes weeks on a full charge.
The mouse is the best gaming mouse I have ever used. I got the mouse on sale for $45. I consider it money well spent and would make barely any changed. The cons are really sort of nitpicky and are not huge turnoffs from the mouse.