Lite-On isn't the only company that can make a customisable mouse.
There’s many a gamer of the opinion that one’s mouse can never be too customisable, and with the launch of the Cyborg gaming mouse it looks like Saitek agrees. Sure, it isn’t adjustable to the extent of the Lite-On Mouldable Mouse, but compared to more gamer-orientated mice like the Logitech G9 it certainly wins the customisation stakes.
The extent of this configurability is pretty far reaching. Most radically the length of the mouse itself can be adjusted to suit the size of hand using it, which sounds gimmicky but could prove rather useful. More minor adjustments include sensitivity adjustment for the mouse wheel, giving it more or less resistance, and sensitivity adjustments from 400dpi to 3200dpi – enough to please anybody.
The Cyborg mouse also packs a 4-way hat switch and an extra pair of programmable buttons on top of the usual fare. Saitek’s software allows game specific profiles to be saved, which will load automatically, as long as the software is running, which many might find useful. Supposedly up to 24 separate commands can be bound to the various mouse buttons by toggling between three separate ‘layers’ via a further button.
As with any peripheral this is going to be a love it or hate it affair, but in terms of shear weight of features the Cyborg does seem to pack a fairly impressive spec. The usual recommendation of trying one out before you buy is a good one here though. For the interested, you can grab the Cyborg now for around £40.
Saitek Cyborg page.