Need some advice on a new keyboard and mouse
Posted 01 July 2011 - 11:20 PM
Anyone had any experience of the Cyborg gaming stuff.
These are not cheap but are getting good reviews around the net.
Cyborg V.7 Keyboard
R.A.T 9 Gaming Mouse(pic is the 5 but it looks the same as the 9)
Posted 02 July 2011 - 01:05 AM
Posted 02 July 2011 - 04:25 AM
Let me know if you get one John and how you like it.
Posted 02 July 2011 - 04:58 AM
Posted 02 July 2011 - 03:01 PM
Posted 03 July 2011 - 08:52 PM
Posted 05 July 2011 - 08:52 AM
Seems to be made of a good quality material, if feels very robust and looks like it could stand up to a fair amount of abuse.
I'm surprised at how adjustable the body of the mouse is, you can change the width, length and the hight, even the weight can be altered by adding or removing small weights that fit inside the body.
I comes with interchangeable palm rests and different rests for your small finger, the palm rests are all different thicknesses which you can use to alter the height of the mouse.
What I find useful for gaming is you have a switch on top to alter the DPI, this comes in handy when playing games as you can change how sensitive the mouse is to movement, it even has a sniper button which when pressed you can aim your scope much more accurately.
The mouse comes with two rechargeable batteries so you will never be stuck when one runs out of power, the receiver doubles up as a charger so you can charge one battery while using the other.
One thing I'm not sure of is what the thumb wheel is for, so far I haven't got it to work in any game or application.
So far all seems good.
What can I say, it's a keyboard and does what it says on the tin.
First thing I noticed was how heavy it is after my old Logitech, again like the mouse it feels very sturdy and well made, what I like about this is all the gaming keys WASD, space bar and the arrows keys are metal plated to make them hard wearing as these will get a lot of use.
The keyboard has a back light, you can change the colour and brightness of the lights, the gaming keys can be set to a different colour and brightness to the other keys which I think is a cool option.
There is a touch sensitive panel at the back of the keyboard, there are plenty of options to customise how the keyboard works, when in gaming mode all the windows keys are disabled so you don't suddenly find yourself back at the desktop if you hit the wrong key.
The keys are very nice to use, they have a good feel to them and are not clunky when used.
Both the mouse and keyboard comes with software where you can setup macros for most of the buttons, I need to explore this a bit further.
Again, first impressions with the keyboard is very impressive.
Posted 05 July 2011 - 09:43 AM
The thumb scroll is for horizontal scrolling. Say you only have half a forum page showing and need to scroll left or right. Should work in games for menu selections, maybe like graw2 kit selection screen.
Only issue I noted, worth keeping in mind, I bookmarked:
While adjusting the mouse, the plastic mounting arm that holds the bottom part of the thumb rest broke. The mouse remained functional and even adjustable with little noticeable wiggle after the arm broke, but latter thumb rest adjustments required some effort (and could probably benefit from a drop of epoxy) to get it in the right position. The mounting arms should really have been the same metal found on the mouse's base plate or adjustment axles. The arm itself doesn't seem weak, but over-torquing with the wrench broke it. It won't randomly snap while you use the mouse in day-to-day use; just be careful when using the allen wrench to adjust the thumb rest.
Posted 05 July 2011 - 09:56 AM
It's easy to tell when the adjustment screw has come to the end of it's travel, it becomes stiff to turn so it's obvious that you need to stop turning the screw, they must have used a lot of force to break the plastic mounting.
Posted 05 July 2011 - 02:23 PM
Sounds like that keyboard could be coming to my house in the future. Metal plated gaming keys, I like that.
Posted 06 July 2011 - 06:46 AM
Posted 10 July 2011 - 09:02 PM
Nothing here to realy add from my first impressions above, IMO it's superb. If I was to be picky I could say that the small touch sensitive buttons that control the volume are a bit fiddly, having large fingers I find it's sometimes difficult to set it at the volume I want but the rest of the touch sensitive buttons are a real treat to use.
For gaming this keyboard does it's job flawlessly, the metal plated gaming buttons are easy to locate and having them back lit a different colour and brightness is a real bonus.
I have programmed a couple of buttons using the supplied software, I still find getting macros to do what I want a bit fiddly but once done it works ok.
Like the keyboard not a great deal to add apart from a couple of small gripes.
The biggest is the battery life, I get about eight hours of use from a single charge, I do find this a bit surprising with a modern mouse as I expected more, however, it's not such a big problem as two batteries are supplied and you can charge one in the receiver while you are using the other so you will never be stuck with a flat battery, unless of course you forget to charge it up.
The other small gripe is the button for the 3 Cyborg Modes, no mater how hard I try I cant put enough pressure on the button to change the modes using my index finger, the blurb states that they made this button harder to press to stop you from accidentally pressing it when in the middle of gaming, IMO they have overdone this a little. Having said that I have yet to find a need for these extra modes so I haven't used it.
Some of the problems I have with the mouse maybe down to me having huge shovel like hands, this was one of the reasons I bought the mouse as I find normal mice are just to small to fit comfortable in my hand, I have no such problems with this one though, after adjusting the size of the mouse it feels very nice to use.
Would I recommend these to anyone here? the answer to that is a big yes, they were not cheap but I think money well spent.
Please don't buy these on my say so as others may not have the same opinion as me but if you do a quick search online I don't think you will find many people disliking them other than what I have mentioned above.
Posted 14 July 2011 - 10:56 PM
First impressions is really good, like it a lot.
I have 2 mouse here normally, my main PC runs a basic cheapo that never fails, then I have a G5 which I may of pressed down on the middle button to hard once while being hit from some camper,as there was a cracking noise. Anyhow it shakes all over the screen, ok for changing movies with. And navagating though files / folders
Happy with this so far,and from playing with this, and John`s notes, very tempted to get that newer version soon.
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