Ozone SMOG gaming mouse review
Posted by Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 11/19/2009 02:00 PM [ 0 comment(s) ]
The Ozone SMOG is obviously one of many gaming mouse's out there. It however does stand out from the crown and can be positioned in a somewhat more high-end segment totally catered to gamers. The mouse is not just aesthetically pleasing, it's ergonomically pleasing as well. It fits really well in your hand, though might been seen as a little bulky. So if you are not a kid or someone with small hands, this one will definitely work out for you.
Then of course there's the plethora of functions you receive as extra -- DPI selector, it is programmable, is weight adjustable, cloth-braided USB cord, the MACRO modes and extended buttons much like the scroll wheel which not only functions as up/down/press, but also handles left and right movement, excellent to program strafe modes for by the way.
The one downside to the mouse has to be that the plastics seems a little static and lures in dust. You've been able to see that in the photo-shoot. No biggie though, clean it up every once in a while.
The overall design feels a little alien (in a good sense) the LEDs really lift up the spirit. Also when the mouse is not in use, the LEDs will dim in/out giving it a rather mysterious look.
As always I find reviewing a mouse a somewhat subjective task to do I'd like to say that this is a sturdy, high precision mouse that offers great flexibility whether that's for normal desktop usage or gaming.
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Bottom line: There's honestly not much to dislike at all. Given the sheer ergonomics, cool looks and versatility we would definitely like to recommend this mouse -- though currently only available in the EU.
Smog is one of the most extreme mouse's I have tested personally in a while and we've seen a good number of them. Smog is as versatile as can be and not only that, it's a very ergonomic mouse with a great feel and guess what, an affordable sales price as well. The Smog features an ergonomic right handed design, it has an embedded Avago 9500 laser sensor, 7+2 programmable buttons, and a DPI settings 5040 (selectable). The mouse also comes with a rubber left side grip, ceramic footpads, an adjustable weight. And sure, Macro modes for gaming profiles as well and 4-way scrolling.