SteelSeries Black Ops 2 Mouse Review
By Owen Workman
Let me preface this review by saying that my previous mouse before SteelSeries’ was an old HP mouse from god knows what year- to give you a bearing on how old it is, it’s still got a trackball. That alone should let you know how much of an improvement this mouse was for me.
The SteelSeries Black Ops 2 mouse is a part of a group of SteelSeries game-related peripherals- we’ve reviewed some before. As we at VGN have come to expect, SteelSeries blows the doors off yet again.
The first thing I noticed about the Black Ops 2 mouse was how easily and naturally it fit in my hand. I have, since receiving the mouse, had gaming marathons with my friends that lasted 4-6 hours. Not once in that entire time did I feel any fatigue or aching in my hand, a common complaint I had with my old mouse and one that kept me from gaming for extended periods of time. It moves incredibly easily along most smooth-ish surfaces, thanks to how high-quality the sliders that SteelSeries makes are. I haven’t had a very long time with the mouse so far, but the sliders also seem to be very durable- I’ve had many a time where a mousepad is nowhere to be found and I’ve had to do without, and there are nearly no markings on the sliders at all.
The design is very well-done, a mixture of blacks and oranges across most of the mouse. The light-up logo is very tasteful- an orange “II” on the palm of the mouse, very simple and minimal. The background of the mouse design itself is very interesting as well; I’ve caught myself looking at the design on more than one occasion. The glow and cuts on the mouse give the impression of high-tech military equipment to give fans of the Call of Duty series a reminder of Black Ops 2’s feel and atmosphere.
In the approximate month that I’ve had this mouse, I haven’t found a single drawback to it. Its superior movement capabilities make it easy to navigate one’s screen with amazing precision, and the weight it carries makes the user feel as if they were holding something with real substance to it. SteelSeries has earned their keep once more.