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Gaming Saitek Cyborg Gaming Mouse

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Da Dego, 7 Jun 2008.

  1. Bluephoenix

    Bluephoenix Spoon? What spoon?

    3 Dec 2006
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    thanks for making the request happen joe, this is exactly the reason I hoped for a bit-tech review before investing any money in the thing.

    the saitek sticks may be good, but looks like they need to work on their mouse department
  2. jubei2k1

    jubei2k1 New Member

    9 Mar 2008
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    I've been using one for just over a week, I have been impressed so far and would like to add the following points,


    It fits my hand perfectly
    Its easy to program and switch between game profiles
    The hat switch is an excellent feature


    The forward button is in an awful position and takes a bit too much pressure to press
    I still haven't found a decent position for the wire
    It features a red LED and everything else on my system is blue!

    I have upgraded from an intellimouse explorer 2 and this is my first gaming mouse so I don't have the benefit of any comparison but I have found it a worthy upgrade for me.
  3. wolfticket

    wolfticket Downwind from the bloodhounds

    19 Apr 2008
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    Re: (Cyborg is a stupid name) "...but at least Razer has an on-going theme"

    Hasn't Saitek used the Cyborg name for it's joysticks and other gaming stuff since before Razer even existed?
  4. [PUNK] crompers

    [PUNK] crompers Dremedial

    20 May 2008
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    what a ridiculous object, i'd be quite embarrased having that on my desk.

    when my gf walked in the convo would go pretty much like this

    gf: what is THAT?! (in the slightly bemused tone she uses everytime i show her a gadget)
    me: thats my new mouse, u like it?
    gf: well.......but.......you're 23?!
    (gets diamondback out of its box and returns stupid length adjusting desk ornament to whence it came)
  5. koajoe

    koajoe PC Gaming master race!

    27 Mar 2008
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  6. UncertainGod

    UncertainGod Well-Known Member

    18 Oct 2007
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    Ikari Steel Series and proud here.

    That thing looks like a (old-version) Cylon Centurion mated with a Roomba.
  7. ParaHelix.org

    ParaHelix.org New Member

    19 Jun 2008
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    Definition of "Cyborg gaming mouse":
    A creature initially created by Siatek Labs, the direct result of cross breeding a mouse and a gay ferret.
  8. Psychojack

    Psychojack New Member

    15 Jul 2008
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    I must react to all the non sense I read about this mouse on this forum. At least Saitek dared to create something new and that is not a copy of another product. Actually, I was surprised by the look of the mouse at first, then I decided to give it a try and it is great.

    Ergonomics is king, not length - and, just as my girlfriend always tells me, it's what you do with it that counts.

    Well, this is exactly the kind of remark which is quite stupid... What fits to someone might not fit everybody. Ergonomic is a question of taste, it is like saying spinach are disgusting, you'd rather say I dont like it... after you try it ! Because not everybody agrees.
    (By the way, your girlfriend was just trying not to hurt your feelings... - joking only!) Actually, I quite like the length adjustment, it helps your palm not to touch the surface below the mouse and the buttons have a good position.
    Of course the mouse is not perfect mainly because the software is quite difficult to understand on first use,but you get used to it.
    I never used a gaming mouse from logitech, and I am sure they are good, but I would not trade my Cyborg mouse.

    To conclude, Saitek experimented a new product and they were right to do it, and as we say in France, "Il n'y a que les imbéciles qui ne changent pas d'avis."

    Cadillac : Ergonomics has nothing to do with design, you dont buy a gaming mouse because it is nice but for its efficiency.
    Wolfticket : You are right !

    And to the author of the article, get hand surgery because I dont see how your skin can get caught in the "gap" (come on) when you extend the mouse... or are you always playing with the length... thats not the purpose of this feature !
  9. bineverlast

    bineverlast New Member

    11 Jan 2010
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    I'm second owner of the mouse here?

    Pros: Very strong macro support, I had a hard time deciding which button would do what, but that's a better feeling than looking at 2 buttons on the deathadder and trying to cramp extra functions in there. saitek lets you macro just about anything, even windows commands, delayed time, combos. I had profile 1 for windows, fully utilized the buttons for windows commands. profile 2 for FPS games, lowered DPI, numbered the buttons for weapons switching, programmed crouch and running. profile 3 for RTS, raised DPI, programmed directional for quick moving around the map. Overall, if you know how to use it and if you can (my APM is high :p), it's a strong gaming mouse.

    Cons: Retarded shape hurts your hand after long gaming hours. Seriously, the shape is dumb as hell. I didn't think it would feel so weird and so hard to get used to. Talking about it brings back the nightmares. The length adjustment is useless, doesn't really matter unless you have an abnormally big or small hand.
    There are 2 types of movement in term of gaming: active - low DPI, lots of swiping, constantly picking up the mouse to reposition. passive - high DPI, minimal gliding. Well, this mouse will force you into passive style, you can't play fast even if you want to...since there is noway you can pick up the mouse when in game dues to the shape. So you'll have to set higher DPI and glide it around.

    Final thoughts: I wish they made something more ergonomic. Don't buy it, what most important about a gaming mouse is how it feels in-game, and this mouse feels awkward.
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