Verbatim Rapier V1 Review

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Verbatim has begun making gaming mice entering into what is an already crowded market. Their first offering the Rapier V1 laser gaming mouse is in my hand at present.

The Rapier V1 features a weight system and comes pre-loaded with five 4.5g weights that you can remove by opening the panel at the bottom of the mouse. Additional features include nine buttons, seven of which are programmable, adjustable dpi (800-3200), three group macro settings which are stored on the mouse and taken with you wherever you take the mouse. It's got a gold plated USB connector that helps to reach the 7800 FPS rate and 65 inches-per-second tracking speeds.

Now with all of this at hand the Rapier V1 should be a great gaming mouse, yet in some respects with all its high-tech wizardry it still misses the mark. First of all the mouse is shorter than most other gaming mice (for example the Cyber Snipa SWAT a half-inch longer) and it's slimmer than most other meaning that someone with even medium-sized hands, myself, will have their fingers hanging over the front end of it. It feels small in the hand and even with the 22.5g of weight in it the Rapier V1 feels light.

The nine buttons include the two standard left and right buttons, a small and difficult to use button in between them (3), two thumb buttons on the left side of the mouse (5), the mouse wheel which is click able (6) and I don't know where they other three buttons are. Perhaps they're counting the mouse wheel movement forward and back (8) and then the speed adjustment and macro group switch as the final button? Really it's a five-button mouse with a click able wheel in my eyes.

The thing I particularly like about the wheel being in the middle is that you can use it with either of two fingers. With the Verbatim Rapier V1 you must use it with your index finger, which limits its effectiveness in my eyes.

Feroz Ahmed Bawany goal is to increase my knowledge and to understand the only civilized creations of Almighty Lord are HUMAN. He is a regular contributer to TRCB.com.

 

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