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ZOWIE IO1.1 Professional Gaming Bundle - An IntelliMouse, a gamer's mouse?!

A relatively new player in the vast world of gaming oriented peripherals, ZOWIE tries their hand at offering up a Pro Gaming Bundle.

By: | Accessories in Peripherals | Posted: Jul 20, 2009 12:33 pm
TweakTown Rating: 38%Manufacturer: ZOWIE Gear

An IntelliMouse, a gamer's mouse?!


ZOWIE IO1.1 Professional Gaming Bundle


The mouse is a re-painted IntelliMouse from Microsoft and I have to say I like the black paint job on this mouse.


ZOWIE IO1.1 Professional Gaming Bundle


Unfortunately that is where this review stops reviewing and becomes an example of how NOT to make a gaming package.




An optical mouse rules it out from being any form of true gaming mouse. There was a reason every manufacturer and their dog out there has moved to laser technology; IT'S BETTER!


Why would anyone even think an IntelliMouse could qualify for gaming status in this day and age?




The gloss black coating might look good in theory, but have you ever played a game for more than an hour with it? Your hand sweats enough to make holding on to the mouse more of a challenge than the game you are playing!




If you are going to have a massive mouse mat that takes up half the desk then at least make the fabric top a material that you can bear to rest your hand on for more than an hour. I have chaffing marks on my wrist from this fabric; it's so itchy and rough!


ZOWIE, you need to sort your game out here. Take a look at how the big boys do it and learn from them.

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