I-Rocks 4-Way Navigation Laser Mouse 7

I-Rocks 4-Way Navigation Laser Mouse Review

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A Closer Look

The mouse itself looks quite nice. the shape reminds me of the Logitech MX1000 but seems a bit wider. The mouse cable is fairly thin and has a length of 1.5 m. This should be long enough for most environments. The side of the mouse houses the forward & backward buttons. A lot of mice have these two buttons. The Razer DeathAdder, Logitech MX series all sport the same functionality. The mouse wheel is semi transparent and has more functionality than simple scrolling. It is a 4 way navigator. The four directions include the up and down scrolling, but it can also be pressed left and right.

The bottom of the mouse has nothing out of the ordinary. The only thing of interest is a very small switch. It is labeled "L/H" and is used to select 800 or 1600 DPI. I do not have very big fingers, but had trouble reaching the switch. You better have very thin fingers, long nails or something like a pencil nearby if you want to change the DPI setting. It would be much better if the switch was larger, or even placed it on top of the mouse, right below the scroll wheel. The user can switch the DPI "on the fly", which makes the use of such a small switch even more puzzling.

Once the mouse is plugged in, it works right away. There is not need to install the included software to use the standard features. The scroll wheel lights up blue, which is very nice and will look good at any LAN party or at night.

The I-Rock Laser Mouse compares well to mid and high-end mice in size. While it is just a bit shorter than the MX Revolution, it is much wider. The bottom of the mouse is black and has four skid pads. They are located at the four outside spots of the mouse. As you can see, the Logitech mice have them located at strategic places, which are not necessarily as far apart as possible.
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