The Basics :
After removing the Arctic Cooling
Arctic M551 gaming mouse from the box we find that the only things that are included are a small instruction manual and an Arctic Cooling sticker to place where you choose. There is no need for any software to be installed to make full use of the mouse's features.
The Arctic M551 has very similar features to other gaming mice. The front of the mouse has the usual left and right buttons, as well as a scroll wheel. The scroll wheel has ridges and looks more rugged than other mice that I have used in the past.
On the left side of the Arctic M551 (below left image) there is a thumb rest area that has a wave texture for more grip, as well as the forward and backward buttons right above it. The DPI setting lights can be seen from this angle, as well.
The right side of the Arctic M551 (above right image) has a lip on the bottom of the mouse for your ring finger to rest on, leaving your pinky finger to rest on the desk. This is a nice added feature to help make the mouse fit comfortably in your hand.
The back of the Arctic M551 is contoured and slants to the right to fit comfortably in your right hand. On the back, the Arctic Cooling logo can be seen, as well as the DPI setting lights to the left of the logo. The DPI button that switches settings sits between your pointer and middle finger right below the scroll wheel. The DPI lights sit between your thumb and your pointer so there is no problem seeing what DPI setting you are on while using the mouse.
The bottom of the Arctic M551 has 5 gliding feet to help it move gracefully over a playing/working area, as well as keyhole shaped laser hole for tracking and moving the mouse pointer