Posted June 21st, 2006, by rob-ART morgan, mad scientist
The makers of the Razer mouse, the hottest PC gaming mouse, have released a "pro" version targeted for Mac users called the Pro Click v1.6™ high precision professional mouse. Since we already have several Razer Diamondback mice in the lab, it's natural that we were glad to review this white (to match the Mac factory keyboard) model with blue glowing LEDs. More importantly, we were interested in the Mac compatible drivers (for PPC and Intel Macs) that should allow us to customize the buttons.
The package sent to us by the Razer gang included a white mousing surface (mouse pad) made of anodized aluminum which they call the Pro Pad. It's non-slip, anti-reflective, abrasion resistant hard coated pad that is supposed to enhance the precision and accuracy of the Pro v1.6 mouse.
We have no way to measure the pad's effectiveness. All we know is that running the mouse around on it was like scraping your fingernails across a chalkboard. I'm also concerned that it might wear out the mouse's "foot" pads prematurely. Personally, I prefer my black, smooth, memory foam mouse pad.
I suppose that in a high precision situation, I might need to give the Pro Pad another try, but the kind of mouse pad is a subjective choice, much like the choice of a mouse.
We do know this, the 1600 dpi precision is double what most mice offer and you can definitely tell the difference when you use it. At only 91 grams, it's about the same weight as the Apple corded Mighty Mouse. And the tilt of the main two buttons feels more natural to my hand than the Mighty Mouse. We were impressed enough to buy two of the Pro Click v1.6 mice for our test lab.
Razer Pro Click v1.6™ Technical Specifications
In BARE FEATS' previous Mouse shootout, we mentioned the Razer Copperhead has our favorite among USB cabled mice.
In February 2007, we tested the Logitech MX Revolution Laser Cordless Mouse
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