got my valor earlier this morn! phew that was a long 2 months, lol. mine shipped yesterday and i woke up this morning with it on my door step and i'm in FL. pretty fast.
i'm new to this forum but saw some of the guys on the puretrak facebook page chating about it. i'm a usually on the esreality boards. i'm a big enthusiast of gaming stuff so i'll try to give you guys some feedback since it seems a lot of you are still waiting.
i've been gaming on the valor for about 6 hours now. i didn't notice any of the things Ickz was talking about especially the tilt thing. mines planted to the desk with no wiggling or movement to the sides. here's what i've noticed so far:
-shape is awesome.... very comfortable especially if ur used to a MX518 or similar shape. i would probably say that the valor could pass for a hybrid-grip style mouse since that is what i am. the fully rubber case is very nice and smooth, i can actually tell a quality difference with the valor compared to other rubber coated mice... seems like this wont wear out as easily
-buttons feel really good. crisp solid click and not too rough/hard. anyone know what switches they use again? im guessing omron but i think I saw they changed them. either way, good switches.
-mouse wheel feels sturdy. im used to a very light scroll so this feels a little harder than im used to but it feels solid and durable. i can get used to it.
-SENSOR is fantastic! i cant feel any pos/neg acceleration and it looks to not have any jittering or boxing issues. im using the 1000dpi setting but use the 500dpi in game...... super smooth and honestly perfect. no wonder people have been creaming over this sensor, lol
-the mouse feet actually feel good, i was worried about the perfectglide stuff because i don't like any friction what so ever but these feel smooth and quick.
-balance is perfect 50/50 with the weights out but im running 2 weights so it's a little towards to the back.... i can't feel a difference though
-LOD is dead on to what they claim and i think is set to a good level.... i have the spawn as well with the new firmware and that LOD is so low it actually blows a lot of shots for me in game. i had to revert back to another version
-preordering took forever =D
-weight system isnt really needed but i guess it's a good thing since i do like it with 2 weights
-didn't come with a manual or any other reading material.....
-no software for setting up custom binds. not a HUGE con since most my games allow custom binds anyway but itd be nice
-no padding inside the packaging. not the retail box, but the shipping box. it was fit snug which is probably why they didn't use it but you never know.
-mouse 4+5 buttons are a little higher than what im used to, near the top of the mouse.... but again, i can get used it
overall i think this thing is great. its hard to make every1 happy and mice are like cars, theres a make and model for everyone...... but this is a good shot especially for a first shot. cant beat it especially with the free talent which is another best-of product.
i think you guys will like it. im picky as hell with mice (i'm sitting on 8 different right now) and i give this a thumbs up. still room to grow (ESPECIALLY IF THEY MAKE A CLAW MOUSE =DDDDDDD) but ya.
ill post pics up in like 15min. battery is chargin'
Edited by delco - 6/14/11 at 3:04pm