Saitek Cyborg review

Its motorised body and array of buttons certainly make this mouse stand out, but there are more practical and more comfortable mice.

12 Feb 2010
Saitek Cyborg
Our Rating 
4/5
Price when reviewed 
35
inc VAT

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Specifications

It's easy to accuse Saitek's Cyborg of being over-engineered, but we like its range of features. In particular, the mouse can be set to perfectly match your hand size, with a noisy motor moving the rear section to fit. Then there's the fact that you can adjust the tension in the scroll-wheel, allowing you to find your perfect compromise between ease of turns and accuracy.

The Cyborg looks incredibly complicated with 10 buttons covering its surface. The left- and right-buttons are a little stiff, but easy enough to get used to. The remaining buttons can be programmed in software or assigned inside your favourite game.

Four of the buttons are a rather fiddly D-pad, which isn't much use in a fast first-person shooter, but can be helpful in strategy games. The other buttons are a little oddly placed and can be difficult to reach accurately.

The mouse uses a 3,200dpi laser, which makes for precise movement and accurate control. It's a little disappointing that the mouse's DPI setting can't be adjusted on the fly, so you can't choose the right setting for the part of the game you're in.

You get a lot for your money with the Cyborg, but it's odd design isn't for everyone and more comfortable mice are available.

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