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Treating myself

Had a bit of money so I thought 'why not?'

I'm not very fussy about keyboards.

I'm very fussy about mice.

I'm incredibly fussy about mouse mats.


I've ordered a new keyboard for Scatha (my main gaming PC), as much because the old one was grubby and beige as for any other reason. The new keyboard is a Microsoft / Razer Reclusa. It hasn't arrived yet, so I cannot comment on it.

I've bought a new mouse. It's a Razer DeathAdder (what a cool name!). It's black and scary. I haven't plugged it in or installed the driver and profile software yet, so I will report back when this has been done.

I've bought a new mouse mat. It's a Razer eXactMat (tovaglia must be in fits with all these capital letters in the middle of words!) and I can report that it is without doubt the best mouse mat I have ever used. It's big, it's heavy, it's black. It has a smooth side and a course side for speed and control respectively. It came with one of those gel wrist rests, but I have decided that for me at least that raises the wrist in an unergonomic fashion - a position likly to increase the risk of carpal tunnel syndrome.


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Jul. 26th, 2007 11:27 pm (UTC)
Of course, I'm not naive enough to think that my skills in Unreal Tournament would be improved by these purchases.
Jul. 27th, 2007 08:27 am (UTC)
I bought a Razer CopperHead mouse just before Wightfrag, I was tossing up between that and the DeathAdder, but the CopperHead had more blue lights ;-) I was amazed at how smooth and responsive it was, you can move the cursor across the entire screen by just barely twitching your fingers. Bacchus hates it as he finds it too responsive, but I love it, especially for gaming. I don’t think I was much better at shooting with it, but my driving skills have definitely improved. I really want to get the keyboard too and one of their mousemats, but I didn’t have the money for them at the time.
Jul. 27th, 2007 09:21 am (UTC)
The keyboard's just arrived too. That blogging meme actually located pictures of the mouse, the keyboard and the mouse mat, which is really rather clever.
Jul. 27th, 2007 09:31 am (UTC)
That is, indeed, quite clever.
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