Hands-on with the VisionTek XG6 – Time to upgrade

May 24, 2007
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I had a chance to stop by the VisionTek booth where they were showing off their XG6 2000dpi Laser Gaming Mouse. I play my fair share of games on my PC and my Logitech MX700 has always been sufficient. But when I saw this mouse I was intrigued.

The first things I noticed when I went to use it was that it had a lot of buttons and also a weird looking plate coming from underneath it. The extra buttons did not get in the way, and after a few minutes it felt rather comfortable. The plate however, was a different story. Luckily the plate is removable, and it felt much better after getting rid of it.

I didn't get a chance to really mess with the buttons, but it does include drivers for various games so as to get the best possible experience out of the mouse. You can also assign buttons to any key on the keyboard. It even has programmable 3D keys.

VisionTek XG6

One of the biggest problems that you can run into when using a mouse at 2000dpi is that when you're not playing a game, your mouse just flies across the screen. This can be fixed just by clicking two specific buttons at the same time. This will allow you do adjust the dpi of the mouse to the appropriate setting.

I was content with my old mouse before, but now I'm considering upgrading to one of these. The extra buttons will take some getting used to, but I'm sure it'll be worth it. I found the XG6 online for around $69.99.


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