The Cyber Snipa Stinger
The Cyber Snipa Stinger is quite a striking looking mouse. It’s bigger than most standard mice, and comes in a right handed style meaning left handed users will be at a disadvantage with this one. It features a matt black top with red styling, black glossy sides with red cushioning for fingers and thumb.
Along the left hand edge (if looking from behind) there are two silver, plastic buttons just above the red, rubber cushioning. These are programmable but come pre-programmed as web browser “back” and “forward” commands.
The red cushion on each side has several indentations similar to breathable fabrics, these are to aide air movement around your fingers to reduce sweating.
At the rear of the Stinger there is a Cyber Sniper logo and cross hair which is illuminated by a red LED when the mouse is powered on.
At the opposite end there are the typical left and right mouse buttons coated in the same matt black plastic as the rest of the mouse’s top. However, although there is a centre wheel, it’s not as normal as it appears, because this one doesn’t only scroll up and down, but with the bundled software can also move left and right, with a slight jog of the wheel in either direction.
Behind it are two more buttons, one which changes the DPI settings of the Stinger (400, 800, 1600 and 3200) and the button behind it changes the macro profile currently loaded (maximum of 3). These buttons both affect the colouring of the mouse too. Changing the DPI effects the mouse wheels colour (clear, red, green, blue) and the macro button changes colour with each profile switch.
The underside of the stinger shows off the teflon mouse feet, the optical sensor and weight bay.
The weight bay can be unscrewed by rotating the covering plate and this reveals the 7 weight bay holes. These can be filled with the supplied weights which come in a puck named the “weight box.” The purpose of these is that the user of the mouse can fine tune the overall weight of the Stinger to match their gaming style and level of comfort.
The cable for the Stinger is unfortunately the same colour as the finger and thumb cushions, so it’s quite likely to blend in poorly with any other cables you have on your desk. The USB connector at the end of the cable is gold plated which is mainly for aesthetic reasons than anything else. However, it has been shown to last longer than standard nickel plated USB connectors.