Price: Razer Boomslang 1000, $69;
Razer Boomslang 2000, $99
Uses USB or PS/2 mouse port; Windows 95/98/2000
||Mouse: Razer Boomslang
he Razer Boomslang was created
specifically for the first-person shooter fanatic. The mouse's
low-profile, ambidextrous design is meant to reduce hand
fatigue, and its buttons can be set to respond to even the
slightest twitch of an itchy trigger finger.
But the Boomslang isn't just curvy and pretty -- it's also
deadly accurate. The average computer mouse is accurate to
around 350-400 dots per inch at fixing its aim on any given
area of your monitor. The Razer Boomslang 1000, as its model
number indicates, can lock in at 1000 dpi. You say that's
still not enough? Then spend an extra $30 to get twice as much
accuracy with the Boomslang 2000.
The Boomslang also works great with detailed real-time
strategy games, such as Diablo II and The Sims. It's ideal
even for web surfing, especially if you spend a lot of time
online. Essentially, if you use your mouse a lot, whether for
games or applications, you can't miss with the Razer
Freelance writer Howard Wen has also covered computer
gaming for Salon, Wired and the O'Reilly Network.