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Reviewed: Razer Boomslang, 2000dpi model
Manufacturer:kärna LLC
Product Type: USB Mouse
Price : $99.99
Overall Rating:
Author: Michael "" Ahlf       Date: December 20th 1999
Page: 1

Plastic Rodents, mice, pointing devices: whatever they're called they're responsible for a lot of both the upsides and downsides of computers. First person shooter games benefit from them, Windows won't work without them, and they're the preferred type of device for most applications involving computer graphics. At the same time, they're one of the most overlooked weapons in a gamer's arsenal. While gamepads, joysticks, and even keyboards have been steadily changed with hotkeys, string assignment, and improvements to the reliability and functions thye handle, the mouse has languished as something that isn't dealt with very much. The latest improvements -- mouse pad surfaces designed to make them roll better (3M and EverGlide making some darn good ones) still skip over the basic idea of making the mouse itself function more smoothly and fluidly. While applications like PS/2Rate have evolved to make the mouse sample faster to (hopefully) make the play cleaner, these come in at a price as the PS/2 port itself is abused and drags down some other system functions with it.

Enter kärna LLC and their new product: the Razer Boomslang mouse, available in 1000 and 2000 dpi flavors. In the next couple pages you get to see why they work, if they're as hot as they claim, and where they go in priority for a real gamer's system as well as for everyday users.

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Added:  Monday, December 20, 1999
Reviewer:  Michael Ahlf
Page: 1/4

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