Cyborg M.M.O. 7 Gaming Mouse Review
Tired of getting a mouse and finding that it just doesn’t quite have enough buttons for you? Cyborg tries to find the right balance of buttons and comfort with the M.M.O. 7 Gamer mouse. Does it succes, or does its rodent heritage make it scurry into the darkness?
- Interchangeable Pinkie grips and Palm rests
- 13 programmable buttons
- Assign 78 Programmable Commands for ANY Game
- Unique 5D Button Enables 5 Commands with a Single Control
- Intuitive World of Warcraft Plug-in
- Powerful Cyborg ST Programming Software
- Fully Adjustable RGB BacklightingDual ActionLock Buttons Enable Fatigue-Free Gaming
- True 6400 DPI ‘Twin-Eye’ Laser Sensor with 4 Custom Settings
- Custom Weight System
- DPI range – 25-6400dpi (in 25dpi steps)
- Acceleration – 50G
- Polling Rate -Dynamic up to 1000Hz
- Tracking Speed – Up to 6m/sec
- Always On
- PTFE “Slick” Feet
- Gold plated connector
- Braided USB cable
- L.E.D. colors for each mode
- System Requirements: Connectivity: USB 2.0
Pros and Cons:
Everything is nicely tucked together, with the box showing the mouse in all it’s glory on the front. Included in the packaging of the M.M.O. 7 was a small box of parts and weights, to be used to make the mouse into an implement molded to the shape of your hand for optimal comfort.
Setting up the different parts was super simple. Making the screwdriver used for all of the adjustments part of the mouse itself was genius. I’ll never lose it now! I also liked being able to add weight using the small included weights. That way, I could make the mouse as heavy or light as I wanted it to be.
The rest of the mouse modified itself to suit my needs, and I ended up putting the largest parts on for each of the available modification.
As far as software goes, setup was a breeze. The drivers installing correctly on the first try, and the software loading and working as intended right away.
I like the fact that I was also able to easily save a few different configurations, but it would have been nice to be able to switch them through a button on the mouse, rather than only through the software.
The “mode shift” button did help in that regard to a small amount, as I was able to switch between three “modes” for each profile that I had saved, giving me quite a few different button combinations. I tried setting up one mode as an “MMO Default” another as an “FPS Default” and the third as an “RTS Default” and that ended up covering most of my gameplay styles. I did end up having a distinct seperate profile for most of the MMOs that I play, but overall, it was a good start.
The mouse is super comfortable in my hand, and it glides along the surface of my desk quite nicely. It took no more than a few minutes to get used to the button placement, and start trigering abilities like wildfire!
Being an MMO player at heart, I found the “Action Lock” buttons, which lock the left of right mouse button (there is a distinct action lock button for each) into active clicking, meaning that the mouse would constantly (through software, not hardware) click the left or mouse button, depending on which action lock I had pressed.
The shift key on the pinky side of the mouse was a little out of the way, but this meant that while it was a little harder to press during gameplay, it also was never pressed by mistake.
I also found that the hat switch was just a touch too small for my taste. I tended to slip past it when I would try to trigger it, and end up missing an ability or attack. A slightly larger switch would have been appreciated.
I really enjoyed how comfortable the mouse was, and never found my hand getting tired from using it, even after marathon raids or leveling sessions. I ended up adding all of the extra weights that are included with the mouse, and it felt just right.
Just a quick note about the WoW plug in that comes with the mouse. I did use it a little and it works as advertised. Limited programing functionality in-game, and you can drag specific abilities to specific buttons.
Its the little things:
- They added enough weights that I can make a nice heavy mouse, which I love.
- Button placement – How did they get it so right, when so many get it wrong.
4/4 – Critical Hit
A great mouse that reaches for greatness, and atains it, even with the couple of annoyances that I found. If you’re looking for a mouse with many buttons that doesn’t go as far as the Razer Naga, and whose form factor is a little more ergonomic, then this is the mouse for you.
A quick note: This has remained my main mouse, ever after the review was completed.
1 out of 4 – Miss: Disappointing, just like rolling a 1 to hit
2 out of 4 – Glancing Blow: A good attempt that doesn’t quite connect
3 out of 4 – Hit: Solid, but falls short of greatness
4 out of 4 – Critical Hit: So awesome it makes us want to /dance
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