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    reviewed by UnderwareNinja

    I am sure you have all seen the advertisements, "The worlds greatest mouse," "You no longer need to eat," "You get smarter with use!" all right, I made those up, but I'm sure you've seen them. Well I bought the hype. I bought the whole enchilada. I bought the BoomSlang 1000. My girlfriend freaked when she found out I bought a One Hundred Dollar mouse (that's right, $100). I tried to explain it like I remembered it, but the words "it's a system upgrade" just didn't seem to go over as well with her as it did with me. "You can't buy me flowers, but you can buy a 100 dollar mouse?" Let me tell you, I'm still taking verbal abuse for it, but it is worth every penny.

    Here's the goods:

    It reaches up to 1000 dpi (dots per inch). This is 2-3 times more accurate than your average mouse. This assumes you are not using PSRate. If you have an Average Joe mouse (this includes the Logitech First mouse), then you need this utility. If you have Microsoft's Intellieye, you're probably ok. If it's a USB mouse, you should have pretty good sampling rate already. If you have any questions about using it, send them to me and I'll do my best to support it.

    Basically all PSRate does is increase the number of times your computer samples from the mouse. The Razer BoomSlang already does this in the software that comes with it. It supports both USB and PS/2. If you use the PS/2 port, it has a utility similar to PSRate, but if you use the USB port, you're good to go. Just how good is this mouse? Well, it also comes with a 3M precise Mousing Surface, which is also awesome. Put these two together and my railgun has improved dramatically. My rockets are never that little bit off. I can track people like I never could with my 20 dollar mouse. The mouse moves so smoothly, it made Quake3 seem smoother. I don't know if it's just me, but it just seems to pan better.

    Here's the bottom line:

    After using this mouse, I'd pay 150 for it. I'd probably pay 175. It rocks so hard, both of my roommates bought one. It does take some getting use to, as it is shaped oddly and hypersensitive. Also the mouse pad is smaller than my old one, but I acclimated to that almost instantly. If I was going to get a different mouse pad, I'd get a Ratpad. The thing is huge, and if I could get the boys at HardOCP to let me try one, I'd review it for you. So head on over to Ratpadz, and let them know you won't buy one unless I review it. To Ratpadz: I promise to return it!

    Back to the BoomSlang, when I ordered mine, it came with a 30 day money back guarantee. Let me tell you, if you give the mouse a chance, you won't need a 30 day guarantee. Unless you lose a hand sometime during the 30 days. So go, check out the links I've provided and make your decision, but make your decision knowing my rail is more accurate, and my rockets smoother than they could ever be with my Logitech First Mouse.
    - UnderwearNinja
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    Zalman: ZM-DS4F Headphones

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