Date: March 25th, 2008
Article by: Jackie Mueller (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: Zalman USA
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PRODUCT PICTORIAL AND WALKTHROUGH
Even though Zalman advertises this product as a mouse, it looks nothing like one. There are two main sections – the grip area that simulates holding a gun, and the sensor area that tracks movements. Think of it as a mouse with a “gun” attachment. Let's look at the grip area first.
All buttons are controlled with the index finger and thumb. The larger trigger button is left click while the smaller one is right click. The top arrow button is previous window screen, and the bottom one is next window screen. The scroll wheel works the same was as on other standard mice.
The sensor area is basically just a mouse without any buttons or a scroll wheel on the top of it. The only thing to note here is a DPI switch. It's out of the way of the rest of buttons to avoid accidental pressing.
I was impressed with the ergonomics of the FPS Gun when I held in my hand for the first time. It felt lightweight and the buttons were very easy to reach. However, the real test will be how it holds up during a game.
On the bottom are several Teflon pads to help the FPS Gun glide smoothly over a mouse pad or other gaming surface. I'm not sure why Zalman chose to use white pads since they will start to show dirt fairly quickly, but if they work then that's all that matters!