Gigabyte M6980 Macro Gaming Mouse Review
This is my review of the Gigabyte M6980 Macro Gaming Mouse.
Well I had to find a new mouse, previoualy I'd quite liked the Logitech mice, they had a nice feel and a nice shape, but they are a little pricey as well. So I was looking around for mouse that would be more similar in shape to a Logitech but on a smaller price.
I managed to narrow it down to a Blaze mouse which was about £10, and also in a similar shape to the Logitech. Also I found the Gigabyte M6980 Macro Gaming Mouse, for about £27. Eventually I decided on the Gigabyte.
Gigabyte M6980 Macro Gaming Mouse First Impressions
The Gigabyte mouse also a design similar to the Logitech, but also came with the following features:
Macro editing with 3 profiles
LED multi-coloured lighting effects
On the Fly DPI switching (movement sensitivity)
Gold Plated USB
On Board memory for profiles
The appearance, the shape, the LEDs and the chance to program macro shortcuts brought me!
Gigabyte M6980 Macro Gaming Mouse So Far
Well the Gigabyte M6980 Macro Gaming Mouse feels very nice, it's comfortable, light in weight, I'm running it on a wooden table top and the accuracy is spot on, very accurate. The LEDs glowing gives the a nice touch to the overall PC appearance, which seems to be taking a black and blue theme. The shape and design allows the hand to hold the mouse very comfortably, going back to a normal mouse (like a flatish one), seems to make my hand miss the Gigabyte mouse, my hand slightly aches for the Gigabyte mouse. It's only been a couple of weeks, but maybe I'll end up replacing my mouse at work with one.
One of the main features I'm looking forward to using, but haven't got round to yet, is the ability to assign some of the buttons macros. Ideally what I'm looking to do is to see if I can get some of the mouse buttons to perform some of the shortcuts I use in Visual Studio, in the hope it will save me a little bit of time and stretching finger ache! Also with 3 profiles, Red, Green and Blue, I'll have the chance to assign plenty of different macros to help spees up me development time. So, although I'm not using it for gaming, I'm using it for software development, which can be just as intense (if not more so) as playing games. We'll have to see what it's like in the medium term.