There is a lot to like about the Neon, even if the white edition is not your first choice. Remember, this can also be had in all black, black with blue trim, and even a black with red trimmed version to match any theme you may already have going on at the desk. It is ambidextrous, and, to be honest, we don't see all that many designs that even think about left hand users. They mostly expect they will conform to right hand use if they want something comfortable and ergonomic. What we really liked is that while reminding us an awful lot of a SteelSeries design, not enough of the parts match to say this is a clone, but this is as close as I can compare it without the use of the SSE software, its issues, or the shoddy customer service associated with SteelSeries.
This time, it is Ozone that is offering a smaller, lighter, well designed mouse with all the options users want, without a lot of the weighting and odd shapes that plague quite a few designs. The Neon is just comfortable and ready to go for any condition, and while pretty feature rich, once the software is added in, the Neon has all sort of options you can put at a click away from either hand.
There were a couple of things we did not care for too much, though. Functionally, the mouse was fine, and we didn't run into sticky buttons or random double clicks, or even jitter when set to the maximum DPI, but we did find the button assignment to be slightly disappointing with the side buttons functionality having to match. I know they only bill the Neon as an eight button mouse, but with two extra buttons, why not use them separately? We find it funny that on everything else it is referred to DPI, but, when assigning buttons, it is CPI, and we never got the gist of the On-To-Go option. The last thing that is a real bummer is that while feature full and designed well with upper end components, we find even now that the Neon might be priced to high, even going off the MSRP and not the pricing we actually found online.
We won't be detracting that much from the Neon or the Boson as they really are a great combination when put together. Coming from a guy who has used everything from form fitting designs, the best of the best components, lighting, textures, weight systems, and software, odd shapes, and even various finger support systems, it is sort of humorous to see that when we move back to the simpler designs we find that you can get the same things accomplished without all the glitz and glamour that the word "gaming" brings to a lot of designs.
We really did enjoy our time with the Neon, and the Boson is perfect for what it is billed as: portability with added options for the gamer on the go. In the end, we still get stuck on the pricing, though, and with other companies offering similar designs at lower pricing, it will have to be a case of love at first sight that would lead someone to choosing the Ozone Neon in any color over ROCCAT, SteelSeries, and other manufacturers' ambidextrous solutions.
PRICING: You can find the Ozone Neon (Blue) for sale below. The prices listed are valid at the time of writing but can change at any time. Click the link to see the very latest pricing for the best deal.
United States: The Ozone Neon (Blue) retails for $82.95 at Amazon.
- Page 1 [Introduction, Specifications, and Pricing]
- Page 2 [Packaging, Accessories, and Documentation]
- Page 3 [Ozone Neon Precision Laser Mouse]
- Page 4 [Inside the Neon]
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