Latest Forum Posts

Latest News Posts
Coming Soon!
Social
Go Back   Techgage.com > Archives > Reviews and Articles

Reviews and Articles Discussion for Techgage content is located here. Only staff can create topics, but everyone is welcome to post.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 04-08-2007, 08:58 PM   #1
Rob Williams
Editor-in-Chief
 
Rob Williams's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Atlantic Canada
Posts: 13,352
Default OCZ Equalizer Laser Gaming Mouse

OCZ has been hard at work lately. Their product lineup has evolved from offering power supplies and ram to flash drives, cooling solutions, video cards and even gaming mice. However, one thing’s stayed the same: they’ve targeted themselves towards enthusiasts.

You can read our 400th article here and discuss it here.
__________________
Intel Core i7-3960X, GIGABYTE G1.Assassin 2, Kingston 16GB DDR3-2133, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 2GB
Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB SSD (OS, Apps), WD VR 1TB (Games), Corsair 1000HX, Corsair H70 Cooler
Corsair 800D, Dell 2408WFP 24", ASUS Xonar Essence STX, Gentoo (KDE 4.11. 3.12 Kernel)

"Take care to get what you like, or you will be forced to like what you get!" - H.P. Baxxter
<Toad772> I don't always drink alcohol, but when I do, I take it too far.


Rob Williams is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2007, 09:53 PM   #2
JacKz5o
E.M.I.
 
JacKz5o's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 73
Default

Congrats on 400 articles TechGage.

Nice review, but just wondering, Iv seen reviews of this mouse on other tech sites and they say that the triple threat button is a delayed 3 shot and not just 3 really fast clicks? Can you verify that if possible? Thanks
__________________
Current Rig: Toledo 3800 X2 @ 2.52GHz | DFI LanParty Ultra-D | 1GB OCZ EL | XFX 6800GS | WDC 250GB SATAII | Antec TruePowerII 550W.
JacKz5o is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2007, 09:59 PM   #3
MakubeX
Partition Master
 
MakubeX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 277
Default

Looks cool. Does that "Triple Threat" button get in the way? Did you clicking it accidentally much?

I find it kind of useless since I have yet to play a game where I need to click all three buttons in a row. Maybe it wouldn't not be if it had been customizable.
__________________
HP LP2065 20.1" S-IPS LCD | Lian Li PC-7077A case w/window | Asus P5Q Deluxe | Intel Q9650 4.2GHz - 1.33v
4GB G.Skill PI PC2-8800 | Asus HD 4870X2 | Ultra X3 1KW PSU | X-Fi Fatal1ty w/ Front Panel| Logitech Z-680 THX 5.1 Speakers

EK Supreme | EK FC-4870X2 block | Enzotech SNBW-SLI | Swiftech MCW30 | DDC-2 w/ XSPC Top | Laing D5 | Thermochill PA120.3 | Weapon Heatercore
MakubeX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2007, 11:45 PM   #4
Matt Serrano
E.M.I.
 
Matt Serrano's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 89
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by JacKz5o View Post
Congrats on 400 articles TechGage.

Nice review, but just wondering, Iv seen reviews of this mouse on other tech sites and they say that the triple threat button is a delayed 3 shot and not just 3 really fast clicks? Can you verify that if possible? Thanks
I'm not sure what you mean by a "delayed 3 shot", but pressing the buttons seems to click about 1/4 a second apart.

Quote:
Originally Posted by MakubeX View Post
Looks cool. Does that "Triple Threat" button get in the way? Did you clicking it accidentally much?

I find it kind of useless since I have yet to play a game where I need to click all three buttons in a row. Maybe it wouldn't not be if it had been customizable.
For what it's worth, it didn't get in the way at all. I rest my index finger at the edge of the primary mouse button naturally, but it could pose a problem depending on what your preferences are. None of the other buttons were in the way either.

I appreciated it when I was in situations in first person shooters (Stalker especially) when firing single shot bursts would have less recoil then holding the button down.
__________________

Follow me on Twitter | flickr profile | digg profile | last.fm profile

PC - Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit - E6300 @ 3.2GHz - abit IP35 Dark Raider - ASUS 8800GT
Macbook - 2.0GHz Core 2 Duo - 2.5GB RAM - OS X 10.5

What I'm up to..



    Matt Serrano is offline   Reply With Quote
    Old 04-09-2007, 09:54 AM   #5
    NicePants42
    Partition Master
     
    NicePants42's Avatar
     
    Join Date: Mar 2007
    Posts: 369
    Default

    @Jack: 'Delay' is not a word that I would use when describing the Triple Threat Button. It's meant to be used when you need to click as fast as you can, so '3 really fast clicks' is exactly what I'd call it. I find it somewhat useful with pistols in games like CS and FEAR, but I personally don't think it offers any real benefit that can't be had with a little practice. In fast-paced FPS, I don't move my trigger finger from the left-click.

    I will also agree that it doesn't get in the way at all, and pressing both the Triple Threat button and the left click at the same time is not an easy mistake to make.

    I have a question regarding the blue finish - it appears to be slick like the Logitech MX series, am I correct? One thing I didn't like about the MX series was that the slick finish tended to slip (if your hand sweats). It also accumulated grime, although it was easy to clean. I think A4tech might have an edge with their finish on the X-750BF, since it is slightly more rough/textured. Slipping has yet to be a problem with my X-750BF, and there is no grime either.

    I'm not too familiar with the stock button/macro programming options in Windows, but I like that you can assign a button to open up a certain program/menu. For instance, I have the middle click set to open up a small shortcut menu - one shortcut is the X-fi menu, where I frequently change the speaker setup from 5.1 to headphones (since I use an external junction for audio). This feature is something that I don't recall having before (though I may be wrong) and it is easy to set up and change. I can use the middle click to start one of my 10 most frequently used programs via that little pop-up menu, which can help keep the desktop clean of shortcuts. Not a huge deal, but nice.

    Last edited by NicePants42; 04-09-2007 at 10:02 AM.
    NicePants42 is offline   Reply With Quote
    Old 04-09-2007, 09:59 AM   #6
    MakubeX
    Partition Master
     
    MakubeX's Avatar
     
    Join Date: Mar 2007
    Posts: 277
    Default

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by hotsoda View Post
    I appreciated it when I was in situations in first person shooters (Stalker especially) when firing single shot bursts would have less recoil then holding the button down.
    Ooohhh, so the triple threat is three left clicks. I thought what it did was simulate clicking Left Click, Right Click and the center Wheel Click in sequence, lol.

    Still not very useful, but not as useless.
    __________________
    HP LP2065 20.1" S-IPS LCD | Lian Li PC-7077A case w/window | Asus P5Q Deluxe | Intel Q9650 4.2GHz - 1.33v
    4GB G.Skill PI PC2-8800 | Asus HD 4870X2 | Ultra X3 1KW PSU | X-Fi Fatal1ty w/ Front Panel| Logitech Z-680 THX 5.1 Speakers

    EK Supreme | EK FC-4870X2 block | Enzotech SNBW-SLI | Swiftech MCW30 | DDC-2 w/ XSPC Top | Laing D5 | Thermochill PA120.3 | Weapon Heatercore
    MakubeX is offline   Reply With Quote
    Old 04-09-2007, 05:44 PM   #7
    moon111
    Partition Master
     
    moon111's Avatar
     
    Join Date: Aug 2006
    Location: Ontario Canada
    Posts: 266
    Default

    I love adjustable mouse resolution. In some games, you want the fastest setting to nail the other shooter first, but it's too jerky if you're controlling a vehicle or plane. Another thing, set it for extremely fast and it drives my wife crazy. Also, right-handed ergonomics isn't very nice. It wouldn't be hard nor expensive to have 'shells' that would switch it from left to right.
    moon111 is offline   Reply With Quote
    Old 04-09-2007, 06:03 PM   #8
    NicePants42
    Partition Master
     
    NicePants42's Avatar
     
    Join Date: Mar 2007
    Posts: 369
    Default

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by moon111 View Post
    I love adjustable mouse resolution. In some games, you want the fastest setting to nail the other shooter first, but it's too jerky if you're controlling a vehicle or plane. Another thing, set it for extremely fast and it drives my wife crazy. Also, right-handed ergonomics isn't very nice. It wouldn't be hard nor expensive to have 'shells' that would switch it from left to right.
    I'd like to see games incorporate multiple sensitivity settings for foot/vehicle/scope. This would save players the hassle of manually adjusting the resolution while being shot at and it would also allow the highest resolutions to be used in all cases.
    NicePants42 is offline   Reply With Quote
    Old 10-28-2007, 09:17 AM   #9
    masu
    Obliviot
     
    Join Date: Oct 2007
    Posts: 1
    Default

    Which OS does the OCZ Gaming Driver support?
    Does it also support Vista 32/64Bit?
    masu is offline   Reply With Quote
    Old 10-28-2007, 10:38 PM   #10
    NicePants42
    Partition Master
     
    NicePants42's Avatar
     
    Join Date: Mar 2007
    Posts: 369
    Default

    Unfortunately I can't yet comment on the Vista issue, but it should work for both XP and XP 64bit.

    I'm using the A4tech X750BF, which is the same mouse marketed under a different name, and it's worked flawlessly with both XP versions.

    The drivers are fairly simple yet robust, so I would think that Vista wouldn't be a problem.
    NicePants42 is offline   Reply With Quote
    Reply

    Tags
    None

    Thread Tools

    Posting Rules
    You may not post new threads
    You may post replies
    You may not post attachments
    You may not edit your posts

    BB code is On
    Smilies are On
    [IMG] code is On
    HTML code is On

    Forum Jump

    Similar Threads
    Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
    Logitech G9 Laser Gaming Mouse Rob Williams Reviews and Articles 27 05-05-2009 12:44 AM
    Logitech G3 Laser Mouse Rob Williams Reviews and Articles 27 06-20-2007 05:49 AM
    Logitech G5 Laser Mouse Rob Williams Reviews and Articles 8 03-16-2007 02:43 PM
    Logitech MX Revolution Laser Mouse Rob Williams Reviews and Articles 40 12-16-2006 01:45 PM


    All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:57 PM.