Tecknet Delteck DS2600 - Gaming Mouse
A very nice and well built mouse. This offering from Tecknet is yet another reason I'm getting to like the company more and more. With it's quality feel, this budget gaming mouse is definitely a nudge above it's competitors with both style and feel, and will definitely please the casual PC or laptop user. With no software to install, this plug and play mouse will be roaring around your mat in no time.
With five levels of DPI (800/1200/1600/2000/2400DPI) it offers a diverse range of usage. And will hopefully please a wide range of users. From the lower end 800dpi, it can be used nicely for intricate works, like an image editor or 3D design software. Then you can bump it up a notch for the 1200dpi, probably best for normal usage. Then for the heavy gamers who want fast reaction time during a hardcore FPS session, you can take full advantage of the 1600 - 2400dpi range.
Unfortunately though, there is a downside. The thumb buttons. Although nicely positioned, have only one function, and cannot be programmed. This may be fine for some people, but with the functions being so scarcely needed, very few will find them an advantage.
That said, please note, I am not a gamer, so I have no idea how useful Ctrl, Alt, and Shift are in-game, but there they are anyway, right at your thumb tip.
Underneath we find a switch with three settings. OFF/ ON/ and ON with lights. This allows users to decide whether or not they want the mouse to illuminate all the time, draining precious battery power, or just have the lights switched off, all the while having the mouse otherwise fully functional. This allows users to save battery power if the lights aren't that important to you. Although I do notice that even on this setting, the scroll wheel seems to illuminate almost every time i move the mouse. Or pretty much anyway.
All in all I think this is a very good mouse. The feel, the weight and the overall look of it is well achieved. It's a shame the thumb buttons couldn't of been better thought out as this lets the mouse down. Except for maybe a very small market of people, who like this button/function choice, and have no desire to change it, I feel if Tecknet had software available for this mouse, then that would allow the user to customize it, and make it a much better experience overall.
Posted on 25/12/2015 at