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IOGEAR Kaliber Gaming SYMMETRE (Mouse) Review

In Short
The gaming mouse for casual gamers or those on a budget.

The SYMMETRE is IOGEAR's entry level gaming mouse, which means that you get some of the features found in a gaming mouse without the level of precision you get from higher end mice. There's a pair of dpi switches that sit behind the mouse wheel that let you step up and down through five settings from 500 to 4000 dpi. IOGEAR's high-end FOKUS mouse supports up to 8200 dpi, but for an average gamer, 4000 dpi is quite sensitive. The mouse also features a pair of programmable buttons on each side that are placed to allow the mouse to be used ambidextrously. The buttons under the thumb are easy to use, but the buttons on the outside of the mouse require you to curl your ring finger to use them, making them more useful for casual operation than for quick response while gaming.

While the mouse is all plastic the base is thick enough to give the mouse a little more heft than is typical for all-plastic mice. The mouse also features back-lighting, and while it supports only one color, blue, it's not a feature typically found in lower cost mice.

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The SYMMETRE comes with full-featured control software that allows you to reassign the functionality of each button on the mouse. This functionality includes support for programmable macros, and the settings can be saved into one of five profile slots. You can also configure the mouse's sensitivity separately along the X and Y axes, as well as the overall sensitivity, click speeds, and pointer acceleration. All together this is a pretty extensive set of configuration options for a budget mouse.

You can certainly spend a lot more on a gaming mouse, and you will certainly get more for your money. However, casual gamers are unlikely to need the level of sensitivity and programmability offered by those mice. For those gamers, and gamers on a budget, the SYMMETRE is a great option for a mouse that offers programmable buttons and higher sensitivity than standard mice.

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Transmitted: 5/26/2018 7:53:14 AM