Everglide g-1000 gaming mouse
Posted by: Vman on: 13.11.2006 01:00:00 [ Print | 0 comment(s) ]
Easy peasy, plug the G-1000 into any spare USB port and you are finished.
Testing a mouse is not as easy as you might and I will not be going into depth about dpi (dots per inch) and resolutions but I will give you a quick overview, basically dpi is how many times your mouse takes a measurement over a certain distance the higher the dpi the faster and accurate your mouse will move over that distance, this can be both a help and a hindrance as the faster the mouse moves the harder it becomes to control, resolution comes into play as the higher your resolution the more dots per inch on screen which as you might have guessed makes your mouse move slower.
So now you know what dpi is and how it is effected by your screens resolution I will be testing the mouse on three different platforms 1) In game 2) Web browsing 3) Applications (PhotoShop & 3ds Max), I will be testing the Ever Glide G-1000 at 1024-768/1280-1024/1600-1200 on all 3 platforms.
This is what the G-1000 was built for and initially I ran into some problems, this was not due to the mouse rather due to me, I could not get used to the shape but I continued playing for over an hour and I started to get to grips with the G-1000, basically the G-1000 doesn’t like being lifted off of the mouse mat otherwise it becomes non-responsive and due to its shape you have to lift the mouse higher otherwise the sides scrape. Overall, the G-1000 is responsive and accurate even at high resolutions and the dpi modes are a must have for any serious PC online gamer as it gives you such an advantage in-game.
The G-1000 is a good gaming mouse but it requires a certain type of playing style, I like to lift the mouse so I can turn quickly but my brother rarely does this unless in need so if you are like him then I think you would be very impressed with it as he was.
File and Web Browsing
A mouse is a mouse is a mouse as someone once said and I find it hard to rate a mouse for web browsing, the G-1000 glides well over any surface that I tried it on including my bare hairy leg which was quite surprising, but other than that the G-1000 does not offer any improved use.
The G-1000 performs as a mouse should but I have reviewed mice that offer improved web browsing so it is a little disappointing.
What do I mean by applications, well basically programmes like Photoshop and 3ds max which require precise movements and good response times, as a user of Photoshop I can tell you a good mouse is a definite if you want good results and the G-1000 does not disappoint, because of the low 400dpi you can turn the mouse sensitivity very low which is a must when using applications like Photoshop or 3Dmax Because you are able to make more precise movement while zoomed in which can become a problem if the mouse dpi is too high.
The G-1000 impresses here, I think this is down to the ability to change the dpi between such a wide range, as you can change the way the mouse behaves for different tasks.
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