Date: November 16th, 2006
Article by: Jackie Mueller (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: Cyber Snipa
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PRODUCT PICTORIAL AND WALKTHROUGH
The Snipa doesn't look much different than most mice with the exception of the illumination feature. The main left and right buttons are integrated with the rest of the housing giving it a sleek look, and the entire top of the mouse has a rubberized coating for better grip and to help prevent hand sweat. It's rugged but comfortable to hold and is designed so that it can be used by both left and right handed people.
The mouse3 and mouse4 buttons are located on the left side of the mouse. I found these buttons to be well placed. I didn't have to loosen my grip on the mouse to press them, even during fast action FPS's.
The mouse5 button is larger and on the right side. I am right handed and I found this button to be a bit difficult to utilize, especially while gaming. My ring finger rests against it, but it's awkward to use one's ring or pinky finger to press down on a mouse button.
An illuminated scroll wheel is located on the top that can also be used as a button. Below the scroll wheel is the Intellilight DPI toggle button (which can not be programmed to any other button). Fortunately by having the DPI toggle in this location, it's very difficult to accidentally press it. Not once during testing did I inadvertently hit this button. However, it requires a decent amount of reach to press, so it's not a button that is quickly accessible.
The bottom of the Snipa has six Teflon feet that help the mouse glide smoothly over pretty much any surface. Also note this is not an optical mouse but a laser mouse. Laser technology is slowly replacing optical technology similar to the way optical mice replaced ball mice. A laser not only allows the mouse to work well on nearly all surfaces but offers more accuracy and faster response times than optical as well.