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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.

| 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.

 

Firstly:

 

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?

 

Secondly:

 

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!

 

Thirdly:

 

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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