Zalman FPSGun Mouse Reviewed (Verdict: Not Good For Man Hands)

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I have always been frustrated using a standard mouse when it comes to playing FPS on a PC. Granted, most of that is due to the fact that I suck—but I digress. Zalman's new FPSGun FG1000 is attempting to incorporate a more visceral experience into the popular FPS genre with a uniquely designed gun-like mouse. Maximum PC recently took the FPSGun for a spin, but the reality is that the device is far from perfect.

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Illustration for article titled Zalman FPSGun Mouse Reviewed (Verdict: Not Good For Man Hands)
Illustration for article titled Zalman FPSGun Mouse Reviewed (Verdict: Not Good For Man Hands)

Max PC found that the position of the 2000dpi adjustable-resolution optical sensor allowed for more precise horizontal control than a traditional mouse, but only at the expense of the vertical control. They also found that the layout worked fairly well, but the device was far too small to be comfortable for those with even normal sized hands. Plus, the unique design makes it impractical for anything but gaming. Still, Kudos to Zalman for thinking out of the box on the design. Pricing information and a release date have not been announced. Full specs are available at the Zalman website. [Zalman and Maximum PC]

DISCUSSION

@StrengthNation: Do you mean that the standard and fairly uniform shape and size that most computer mice adhere to strikes you as odd?

If so I ask you to consider that nearly all hands are the same shape. So most tools designed to be used by the hand conform to that general shape.

Size is the biggest variant in mice which is no surprise as it is the biggest variant in hands.

The only other variable to consider is l-h r-h, and there are many mice that are ambidextrous.

Look at nearly any knife or tool. No matter where it originated it would be recognized by the native of any other remote area who had developed a tool to perform the same task.