Razer Boomslang 2000 review
Posted by Julio
Franco on March 16, 2000 - Page 2/4
Boomslang 2000 review
first I had some trouble getting accommodated to it but I
suppose that's a normal reaction after using the Intellimouse
for over a year. Even though the two main buttons are damn
huge you should actually grab the mouse in a very gentle way
for getting it working comfortably.
two main buttons feel like rubber or something like that, I
really liked that.
you have the wheel which definitely feels different than MS’s
and Logitech’s ones but once you use it for a day or so it’s
pretty much the same thing. Last but not least you have the
other two secondary buttons located on the sides.
are not supposed to use them at once though, you can configure
them with the software that comes with the mouse, but the real
idea of having two is that since the mouse is symmetric you
can have a thumb (4th) button either if you are right or left
only warning here is for people with hands a bit smaller than
the average… the Boomslang is big and definitely you won’t
want to spend money in a mouse you can’t enjoy using.
the Razer bundle, the mouse comes with a Special
(OEM) Edition Soldier of Fortune and Battlezone II (Full
Version), also at posting time they had this offer in which
you could also have a 3M precision mousepad for free.
it working wasn’t a problem, since I had an USB port
available I went for it but just in case you also get an USB
to PS/2 adaptor.
connected it, booted and installed the drivers; the mouse was
recognized with no problems at all. The first thing I noticed
was how smooth this mouse felt, this is all about the dpi
resolution, the higher, the better… so, going from 300 to
2000 dpi really was a dramatic difference.
you are worried if you still are going to be able to take
advantage of this if you only have a PS/2 connection
available, the drivers that come with the Razer Boomslang
include a utility named PS/2 Flex, which lets you improve the
an USB connection you always have 125 polls/sec so that
position is refreshed very quickly but with PS/2 you only have
30-40/sec, for sure with this utility you can put it up to 200
polls a sec. but notice that the higher you use, the more CPU
time you will eat (only in the PS/2 case, not USB) but anyway
going with something like 80 polls/sec will still be safe to
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