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OCZ Technology Dominatrix Laser Gaming Mouse
Author: JimBowy
Manufacturer: OCZ Technology
Source: OCZ Technology
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OCZ Technology Dominatrix Laser Gaming Mouse
October 28, 2008

Software:

The OCZ Technology mouse software is required if you wish to take full advantage of your purchase. Oh, and please verify that you have the latest version of the software installed before even proceeding to use this product. As of October 27th, 2008 the latest software version is v2.0.8 and it is available for download at the OCZ website. When I initially started to review this product I was using v2.0.6 (included with the mouse) which had a serious flaw - games did not recognize the thumb buttons. I recommend that OCZ Technology make the software self-updating to avoid problems like this in the future. With that said, lets dive into the software, highlighting the most dominant features.

The below left screenshot is what you will find when you launch the Dominatrix software for the first time. In the top right corner of the program you will see a small button labeled "dpi setting". Clicking this will pop-up a window (shown in the below right screenshot) which will allow you to modify the sensitivity of the mouse in the X and Y axes.

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A maximum of four independent DPI settings are available to you. After you program the DPI settings, switching between them requires pushing the "dpi" button located at the top of the mouse. This button is actually located directly behind the scroll wheel. An LED located beneath the scroll wheel will change color to reflect the respective DPI mode you have selected. I have provided a list below that correlates the scroll wheel color to the DPI level. By default a higher numerical level correlates to a higher mouse sensitivity setting.

Level 1 = no color
Level 2 = green
Level 3 = blue
Level 4 = red

The Dominatrix software allows mouse "button 5" and "button 6" to function in two separate ways. The first method (set as the default) allows users to issue a combination of keyboard and mouse click commands via macros to either of the thumb buttons. However, when the mouse is in this mode games will not detect that these buttons exist. The second method of configuration allows games to recognize these buttons as "mouse 4" and "mouse 5". To enable this feature you must change settings in the "dpi setting" window. Once you hit the "dpi setting" button, look for the second half of the window titled "Button Configuration" and remove the check marks for "Button 4" and "Button 5" of the respective mode. I suggest that OCZ Technology enable this feature by default, as I expect most gamers will desire this configuration.

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Just behind the "dpi" button is another mouse button intended for switching the mouse "profile." As you might expect, this button allows you to quickly change from one of three mouse profiles - allowing you to change the macro programmed functions of mouse buttons 5 and 6 on the fly. A small LED is also located under this button and the color varies depending upon the profile you are using. I would suggest setting different profiles for different games.

Profile 1 = red
Profile 2 = green
Profile 3 = blue

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