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Razer Boomslang

Product: Mouse
Manufacturer: kärna LLC
Price: Razer Boomslang 1000, $69; Razer Boomslang 2000, $99
Tech Notes: Uses USB or PS/2 mouse port; Windows 95/98/2000 compatible.

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 Boomslang.

Freelance writer Howard Wen has also covered computer gaming for Salon, Wired and the O'Reilly Network.

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