The Scroll Alpha has a great style to it. The mix of textures and surfaces is a nice touch, and all of the LED lighting and color options are really nice as well. While we do tend to find that some ambidextrous mice leave some room for wanting when it comes to the feel, but our only real complaint about the Scroll Alpha is the fact that it feels flat. It is of course with no convex shape to the buttons, and the low rise of the center, and even the slope it takes as it drops off to the front, for a relaxed grip user, this mouse is just too flat.
The sides feel great, the mouse is easy to pick up, and the buttons, at least on one side, are very easy to use, while the off side buttons are a bit tougher to manipulate comfortably. We liked the audible clicks and the solid feel of the button presses, but we did find the scroll wheel to be a bit soft, as we have become very used to heavily segmented wheels, and we scrolled right past weapons a lot getting used to the lighter feel of it.
Once the software is in though, the Scroll Alpha becomes a whole different beast. While the default settings will work for most people in most instances, software is designed to put the user in control of the interface to personalize it as much as possible, and Etekcity does a good job of that. With five profiles and eight buttons, having to leave the left click on at least one of the profiles, you are given a total of 39 reprogrammable buttons. Also, with six color options and the ability to change the DPI around, if orange is your color and 8200DPI is your thing, set it up that way, or set is up anyways you see fit, even with Macros and finite adjustments to every bit of this mouse, it is hard to pick on Etekcity about this part of the product.
We found it tracks very well, there weren't any missed clicks or double clicks, and at higher DPI levels, we experienced no walking of the sensor where minute vibrations will make the cursor move as the laser thinks the jitter is constant movement in one direction. That fact that you can get all of what we have seen here, and if you dive deeply into the software, this mouse can be a battle hardened weapon of destruction in either hand, and barely puts a dent in your stack of cash. For $24.99, it is hard to find fault with the Scroll Alpha, and if you are in the need for a budget friendly solution with plenty of features and options to keep you happy for a long time to come, it's pretty hard to go wrong here with this mouse.
Product Summary Breakdown
|Quality including Design and Build||89%|
|Bundle and Packaging||93%|
|Value for Money||99%|
|Overall TweakTown Rating||94%|
The Bottom Line: If you are in the market for an ambidextrous design, or even if not, the Scroll Alpha has something for everyone. Top tier goodies, a complete software package, and a design that looks really good, and at this price, you would be silly not to try it.
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