As I said before its fairly rare that we get a chance to talk a look at a mouse that isn’t from the usual suspects. After spending time with the Tek Republic TM Gaming Mouse I can say for sure that its different than what we would see typically. The comfort issues I experienced would most likely prevent me from using this every day. But the hard shell that I complained about does have one benefit. This mouse feels like you could throw it and not worry about damaging it. I would have no problem at all giving this to a child as their first gaming mouse or using it as a loaner at a LAN party. With a retail price of just under $50 I think it’s a little too expensive for what you get, but I think it’s possible that we will see this one at a much more reasonable price in the future.
With no issues with z axis tracking and fairly customizable software it’s still a good performing mouse. I think considering the pro’s and con’s this mouse might be best used in a LAN shop or somewhere else where you might be concerned with the mouse being abused.