The other bits
Also, to test the claim by Cyber Snipa that their Stinger mouse uses a polling rate of 1,000MHZ, I used MouseRate to check. Interestingly, like our recent Ikari review the results came out at around 500MHZ on average, even though it would occasionally peak near 1,000MHZ. At these frequencies we are talking the difference between 1ms and 2ms, but it’s unfair to be imprecise with your specifications
The Cyber Snipa macro software, is easy to use and allows you to customize several of the buttons on the Stinger. As standard, the left and right scroll wheel buttons are for scrolling left and right, and the side buttons are for moving forward and back in a browser.
Once I had got used to the different way of holding this mouse compared to my regular one, I actually found it very comfortable indeed. The side cushions are very soft and the rear of the Stinger sits snuggly in the palm of your hand. The soft plastic atop the mouse is fine, but it would have been nice if they’d used the same soft rubber coating used on Razer mice. Also, the teflon feet meant that the movement over the mat was flawlessly smooth.
The only problem I did have with the Stinger in terms of comfort, is that after about 30 minutes my wrist had started to ache. However, taking out some of the weights (I had all 7 in) eliminated this ache. It seems with the Stinger that it really is worth taking some time to find the perfect balance for your physique and what game play style you want; fast and less accurate, or slow and more so.
The Stinger can be found for around the £30 mark which is a very reasonably price for a mouse with these specifications and comfort levels. This places it in the same price band as the Razer Death Adder, one of our all time favourite peripherals.