Steelseries World of Warcraft MMO Gaming Mouse


After the previous page's rambling wall-o-text this will hopefully draw some slightly more solid conclusions. So, where to start? The first point I want to draw attention to is the amount of customisation available with this mouse. The WoW testing on the previous page described how I used the mouse, but not really how it performed. Well I can tell you, once set up and the user was accustom to said set-up and the mouse itself, its a top notch piece of hardware. The limited time we get to spend with an item before churning out these reviews has made me feel like we've only scratched the surface of what this mouse could do coupled with an experienced hand and a few macros.
To criticise the mouse there isn't much I can levy against it that can't be justified one way or another. The biggest gripe is the time it would take to get used too. It still feels fat to my hand as I finish reviewing and after months (if not years) of using the same binds in WoW, changing isn't the easiest of missions. I mentioned on the previous page that the software didn't quite work properly in Vista or 7 too, which is something SteelSeries really need to pounce on. Some people will use the argument that some of the buttons are awkwardly placed (again mentioned on the previous page), but if they were moved or in a different place all the people who currently find it fine would raise issue.
Unfortunately, pricing isn't really something the WoW mouse has going for it. SteelSeries site has it listed for 89.99euros which is steep for a mouse by anyone's standards. A bit closer to home it can be found at the likes of Ebuyer and Scan for between £60 & £70. It's a shame it's so expensive really as this may put off a lot of players who can always find other ways of expanding the amounts of buttons available to push. But if you really want a unique piece of hardware, custom suited to the game you spend hours glued too then the cost could be justified. Either that or it'd make a damn good Christmas/birthday present for any WoW player!
Overall then, the World of Warcraft MMO Gaming mouse is a decent product. It's well built with high attention to detail. The software & in game interface are (for the most part) solid and easy to use. It's comfortable to use for an average sized hand and, possibly most importantly, the features some people would label as gimmicks are actually rather useful when it comes to playing the game that this very mouse was designed for. The only kick in the knickers being the price.
The Good
  • Build Quality
  • Good Looks
  • Comfortable
  • Very Useful In WoW
  • In-Game Option
The Mediocre
  • Few Software Glitches
The Bad
  • Price
Thanks go out to SteelSeries for providing the mouse for review
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