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Gun mouse for FPS from Zalman, any good?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Smegwarrior, 28 Jan 2008.

  1. Smegwarrior

    Smegwarrior Fighting the war on smeg

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    I found this on the Zalman website and was wondering if anyone has used one and what they are like?

    Seems like a logical design that should be more comfortable to use and more accurate.

    I tried looking for others but only found a crappy looking one from MonsterGhecko.

    Are there any others?
     
  2. Lemur 6

    Lemur 6 New Member

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    Maybe it's just me, but I find that Zalman "gun mouse" to be extreme awkward. It's like using a mouse off a stick, not to mention that it's just ridicumongously huge.

    If you have money to burn, try the Novint Falcon. http://home.novint.com/products/novint_falcon.php
     
  3. Hazardous

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    It was only introduced at CES 2008, so only journalist-types have been able to get a hands-on so far :idea:
    You could always Google it, to see what others say about it... but here's one mini-preview to get you started ;)
     
  4. Smegwarrior

    Smegwarrior Fighting the war on smeg

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    Lemur 6:
    Yeah I thought it looked a bit big at first and wondered why they had a mouse shaped bit on the front but since I read the review link posted by Hazardous where someone commented:
    "Ya it will take some time getting used to.. it also has a detachable mouse…in case you are not playing FPS games..clever design i would say."
    I guess there was some logic to their design.

    Strange that the detachable mouse bit is not mentioned in the review or even on the Zalman website. :eyebrow:

    That Novint Falcon looks interesting but I would be afraid of breaking it especially while playing Frontlines:Fuel of War. :rock:

    The FG1000 kind of looks like some space style boot from the side.

    Might have to keep an eye out for one, and after I just went and bought a Logitech G5 too. :duh: Had to though, my old mouse went and smegged itself.
     
  5. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    I can't see that working tbh - I'd say the dexterity of trying to co-ordinate movement in that plane whilst pressing traditional triggers wouldn't really work. That, and it's a massive, silly-looking peripheral. :p

    The Novint sounds seriously good - after Joe's review not too long ago I'd quite like to play with one, especially on Penumbra, that's an amazing game with a mouse, but being able to "feel" the objects would be seriously cool.
     

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