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Best mouse I've ever used.
on December 26, 2011
So at this point I've had the mouse for eight months, and it continues to serve me as well as it did back in April when I ordered/received it. I also take good care of it, so I'm sure that's another reason why it's lasted so far. I know selecting a gaming mouse can be hard and especially obscure products such as this one that do not have a immense amount of reviews can also be a turn-off. Well let me just say that this mouse is everything I hoped for and more.
The mouse I replaced was the Logitech MX518, highly regarded as one of the best gaming mice around, and it really is/was a great mouse. But alas I felt I needed to replace it, I just got tired of using the same mouse for so long and I'm glad I moved on. I gave the MX518 to my girlfriend and she is still enjoying it so it still has a happy life, but if you ever used the MX518 and thought it was comfortable, then the Inferno will be an easy transition because it's one of the most comfortable mice I've ever used. Honestly to see any review about this mouse being uncomfortable is baffling, they must have giant-sized hands or something. (What's funny is the MX518 is actually more money than this one, shows what popularity can do)
This mouse has so many options it may be hard to understand at first. If you are great with macros then it shouldn't be too hard for you, but if you're someone who rarely has a use or just never made macros before, it can be daunting. I recommend looking up tutorials to learn how to make them. Don't blame the software because you're not too adept in macro-creations. I'm not too adept myself but know the basics enough to make macros if I need them for anything.
Quick mention, it does only have red LEDs on the mouse but you can set it to different modes. Also, the mouse wire is awesome and I love the strength it has to it. This wire will not rip unless you intentionally want to rip it, I do not understand the complaints on the wire at all.
Now if you're a gamer and see 4000 DPI, you might be inclined to go to a 5600 DPI mouse, all I can say is DON'T BASE YOUR DECISIONS ON DPI AMOUNT! I don't even use the highest DPI settings because I just have no need, it's as smooth as I need it to be and I game a LOT!
Let me also mention real quick that a friend of mine had the Cyborg R.A.T. 9, a mouse that is three times the cost of this one and he had issues from the get-go with it, eventually having to send it back about a month ago because it crapped out on him. Do not base your mice decisions on price alone because you will be sorely disappointed.
Some people also know about the Twin-Laser issue that other mice have had. It's a certain brand of laser technology that when you lift the mouse up and place it back on a surface, the cursor will jolt slightly. This does have that same issue but I have never noticed it affect my gameplay experience at all, and I play FPS, MMOs, MOBAs (League of Legends), RPGs and more and never once did I stop and say, "Wow, that laser technology issue really messed me up there!" In fact, before writing this review, I kinda forgot about it. The only time will you notice this issue is when you purposely do it and have a mouse cursor showing. It's extremely minor and will not affect you in any way.
Last but not least I would like to say you should have this mouse on a completely flat surface. For the past eight months I have been using a wooden desk as the surface for it because normal mouse pads DO NOT WORK with it; when I say this, I mean the cursor will not be smooth and will be very messed up spinning everywhere, the laser is just too sensitive for surfaces such as that. I recently ordered the Razer Goliathus mousepad and assume it will work very nicely with this baby. If it does I will mention so.
In conclusion and TL;DR for some people, get this mouse, it's amazing and the only gaming/casual mouse you'll ever need. The minor issues it has are nothing and will never affect your gaming/casual lifestyles.