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Team Scorpion Frost Wyrm - lazy review

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I got interested in these earlier since a local retailer (teknikmagasinet) happen to have them in stock. Unfortunately Frost Wyrm was their only one that's using the a3050 sensor.

Let's start with basic stats and appearance:
LWH: 130/65/38mm
Weight: 112g excluding coord
Buttons: L/R, Wheel, 2 side buttons on left, DPI button
Coord: Braided in red and black, about 4mm thick in diameter
Chip: Has on board memory to hold configurations, etc without needing any drivers

Size-wise it's just a copy of the old razer diamondback/copperhead, being pretty much identical in shape with a single exception - it's got these protrusions at the bottom which your thumb/pinky can rest on. The shape is ambidextrous, however the two side buttons are only located on the left side and none on the right. The mouse has 3 additional LEDs, one which illuminates the DPI buttons when you click on it to change DPIs and a twin set which illuminates the white gaps on the top.

Here's pictures for comparison, left is my old diamondback LE, right IME 3.0




The black parts are of matte rubber and gives off a feel similar to the deathadder 3.5G or diamondback 3G. The brushed metal part is in fact only plastic made to look like brushed metal, the actual surface has the usual glossy plastic feel to it.



Now onto the more technical stuff:
Sensor: a3050
Switches: White Omrons
DPI: 400/1000/1200/1800/2000
Polling rate: 125/500/1000Hz
Liftoff Distance: about 2-2.5mm I'd say


I'd love to open it to take a look at the PCB and stuff, but I'd have to get rid of the feet to get to the screw holes below which I am not doing since I'm planning to return the mouse.

Incoming paint and enotus stuff, I used a black soft mat as surface for these.


I'd say that there's some prediction going on here. I runs pretty nicely in game, tried turning around a few circles on 1.6 and there was no accel whatsoever.



Box came with a quick use paper, a CD containing driver software and some team scorpion stickers. Let's take a look at the driver interface:

The mouse has multiple profiles and each of the profile is basically a full set of options. You can reprogram any of the buttons to do whatever you want including switching between multiple profiles. There's even a macro function for the mouse to perform specific course of actions at a single click.
The sensitivity sliders allows you to apply multipliers on the DPI as well as having different modifiers on the different axis. CPI switcher allows you to toggle which steps that the mouse jumps between when you press the DPI button on the mouse. Note that some the guy who made the UI screwed up and put on the wrong DPI values, the correct ones are 400/1000/1200/1800/2000 as listed above. I noticed it when I did the enotus tests.


The second page allows you to change polling rate, as well as options for the twin LEDs. You can set it to "pulse" between multiple colors, stick to a single color or just disable it - not that it matters. There's a 3rd page - the system settings, but the stuff there is just the stuff you normally can access via the Windows Control Panel -> Mouse.



Conclusion: I bought this mouse for around $30 and it's pretty good performance wise but I'm still returning it to the store for a refund. The main reason is because the stupid protrusions at the bottom of the mouse. I'm somewhere between claw/hybrid grip and used to mice where my thumb/pinky ends up right next to the surface the mouse sits on while my palm still rests on the mouse. On this mouse however my pinky ends up right at where one of the protrusions begins and in a pretty uncomfortable state. You can still claw grip it normally as your thumb/pinky will rest nicely in the indent just above the protrusion but my personal grip doesn't work here as I'm back to using my lol a4tech X-738K.
Edited by Pente - 3/31/14 at 9:03am
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Looks interesting. Always glad to see a new decent performing entry level optical on the market.
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It's actually been out since like early 2012 or so, so it's not exactly new. I just disregarded Team Scorpion as one of those pointless *let's latch onto the gamer gear fad and make some useless junk* brands until I started looking for mice with using the a3050 sensor 2 days ago.

Ugh I just want another mouse with the diamondback or WMO form factor, 2 side buttons and a sensor that isn't terrible.
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Yeah. There are people that come here from time to time that are looking for cheaper alternatives to the ridiculously priced gaming mice. I never really think to try them, so it's nice to have these reviews around.
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Wow, that high PCS for 400 CPI? That's really intriguing. Too bad there is some prediction.
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