is a computer component manufacturer best known for cases designed with hardware enthusiasts and gamers in mind. Items like the Lexa Blackline
, and Tempest
cases may be what people think of first when NZXT is mentioned, but they do have more to offer.
The Avatar gaming mouse is the first (and presently only) input device NZXT has on the market, and Xoxide.com
has sent one over for review. Xoxide.com has been selling gear for computer enthusiasts and gamers since 2000, and this seems to be just the type of product you would expect to find on their site.
The promotional image above shows an overview of the Avatar, and this review is going to take a closer look to see if NZXT knows as much about gaming mice as they do about gaming cases. Before taking a look at the sample provided for review, let's take a look at some of the features and specifications listed on the product page
» 2600 DPI Optical Sensor (Provides Maximum Accuracy & Response)
» 7 x Programmable Keys (For Precise RTS, FPS, & MMORPG Configuration)
» Ergonomic Design (Featuring No-Slip Rubber Grips)
» Ambidextrous Feel (Ideal for both L & R Handed Gamers)
» Simple to Install (Plugs into any Available USB Port)
» Max Speed: 40 Inches / Second
» Max Acceleration: 15g
» Max Frame Rate: 6469 Frames / Second
» Resolution: 650-2600 DPI
» Image Processing: 5.8 Mega Pixels / Second
» Up to 1000 Reports / Second
» 7 x Buttons (5 Million Clicks)
Avatar gaming mouse arrived from Xoxide.com
well packed inside a plain cardboard box. Inside was found a rather small retail box containing the Avatar. The various surfaces provide information about the mouse, with an emphasis on the 2600 dpi resolution and the seven programmable macro buttons.
The front cover flips open to reveal a map of the mouse's buttons, as well as a look at the actual mouse inside the box. I initially assumed that software was not included because the box seemed too small for a CD, and because I just didn't find anything in there with the mouse. The secret is that the CD and the user's manual are hidden in the front flap of the box, so don't throw it away before looking in there.