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post #1 of 18
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Finally received my mouse from Dealextreme for $13. When it came I was genuinely surprised how well it is built and performed. The general shape is very comfortable and is ambidextrous. The size is about the WMO. The shell is plastic-rubber which feels great to grip and I barely sweat compare to my Intellimouse 3.0. Even though this mouse is cheap, it's very durable. The buttons feel great to press they are clicky and tactile. There is no accidental of pressing any buttons or scroll wheel jumps.
The feet on the bottom are not really Teflon, but they surprisingly glide well on my regular mousepad and do not create much friction noise as much as my Intellimouse 3.0.
The lift off distance comes around 2 CDs which I consider pretty low, since I'm not using any Steelseries or Razer mousepad to compensate. It also comes with a nifty DPI change which isn't the right DPI advertised, but 600 DPI/1200 DPI/1600 DPI. Overall the mouse is well-built, a great value, and I'm bewildered that it was even better than my Intellimouse.
Another plus about this mouse is the cord. The manufacturers tried to braid this cord to appeal to the audience, but with their cheap budget it kind of only made a one-way braid going straight which actually worked out well in their favor. This made the wire thin and flexible and does not get stuck on your mousepad or create friction.

Now to the cons which is basically a small list/personal preference. The scroll wheel can make a rattle noise going left to right since it's suspended to the air, but it's perfectly fine as it doesn't alter the scroll wheel movement. The side buttons are like 1/2 a centimeter to far back for me, but it's still easy to press despite it.
Also the LEDs have no option to turn off which is fine by me, but may annoy some people. Not to mention the mouse is stuck at 125 HZ, but it seems to perform fine. ( You can OC the ports to 500/1000, but it loses performance, I have not tried 250 HZ)

Now here are some pictures for your viewing pleasure.

Just opening box and general picture
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Comparison between the WMO/Intellimouse 3.0.
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The arch of the mouse.
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For me I claw this mouse. Palm feels a little off with this small mouse. Not so sure about fingertip as I never used it and do not know whats comfortable for it.

Now for some Perfect Control speed. (Some may look very jittery, but that may just be me as I suck at making straight lines).

Update : Current Control Speed that's actually right - E-Blue_Cobra_Perfect_Control_Speed.JPG

It's best to leave it at 125 HZ unless you want to lose the control speed.

Overall it's a durable mouse that is super cheap and has no fancy bells and whistles for folks who do not need them. Not to mention it has a extra comfortable ambidextrous shape and feel to it. Thanks for taking your time to read this and I do hope you order one off E-bay or Dealextreme to test it out as it's extremely cheap, but a great value. Remember I am reviewing the E-Blue Cobra Jr. and not the regular "Cobra" that has a piano gloss shell. Also there is an annoying blue LED light that still will be on when the computer shuts, so I usually unplug my mouse when I turn off my computer.
Edited by Lompang - 6/9/12 at 9:29am
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thanks een wondering if it would e a decent mouse for the price my buddy uses a dell laser mouse from 8 years ago thinking to replace it for him cheaply
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What do you mean it loses performance when you overclock it? What exactly is affected?
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What do you mean it loses performance when you overclock it? What exactly is affected?

The max control speed is significantly lowered and the HZ spikes as it's not stable which could affect the mouse's sensor.
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Does the maximum control speed even matter?

I keep my wrist stationary, so I don't even move the mouse more than an inch.
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Probably won't in your case, but for myself as a low sensitivity player I swipe like a madman and it still is able to track without any flaws.
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Has been 3 months since I've bought this, the mice is still working well and is nice. There is no damage at all and has lasted. I disliked the rubbery feet and replaced them with Intellimouse 3.0 feet and they are even better. It allowed me to control the mouse more and get those precision shots. The mouse wheel rattle has completely gone, due to the wheel being more lax on the pivot so it's all fine, just that the clicks on the mouse wheel are less defined, but nothing to worry about as it works properly. So far It has been worth the $13 dollars.
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I'll be sure to recommend this for anyone that wants a good cheap mouse! thumb.gif
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need info about the sensor
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need info about the sensor

As per their website, Avago 5050.
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