Software

Using ether the included CD or the available zip file on Tek Republic’s website you can install the software needed to adjust the settings of the TM. The software is simple in design requiring only one page to pack everything in. You have a photo of the mouse itself with labels pointing to each of the eight (including scroll up and down) programmable features. I first took a look at the DPI adjustability. The TM allows you to set up to five different DPI’s to flip though, although if that’s too much you can unselect as many as is required. DPI adjustability itself can be done on both X and Y axis and down to as low as 100 and as high as 3600. The DPI options aren’t unlimited though; there are only 8 different settings that you can select from, if you have a very specific DPI that you like to run you might not be able to set the TM to it.

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All of the other buttons have a list of different functionality that they can beset to including gestures, multimedia functions, key combinations, and even macro files. They included a nice pack of macros that give you functionality in counter strike and even one for WoW. If none of those float your boat you do have the ability to create your own.

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The one option that caught my eye the most was the Snipping tool and is only an option on the 7th button (the one next to the scroll wheel). One of my most used programs in windows is the snip tool included with windows itself, because of this I was excited to see that they included something similar. As it turns out it doesn’t work with the windows program, but is its own program all together. And it worked amazingly. Click and drag and you have now snipped what you need without having to even open a program up at all. From there you can draw or type anything needed onto the snip and save the file. It may not be a gaming feature, but that was by far the best part of the software for me.

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garfi3ld replied the topic: #21153 29 Nov 2011 20:16
A gaming mouse from someone other than the usual suspects
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Wingless92 replied the topic: #21165 29 Nov 2011 21:47
Nice, love the mouse reviews.

The problem is everyone's hands are different so trying them out first, before you buy is a big plus.

Glad to see someone else stepping up to the plate though.

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