NZXT Avatar

Peripherals

NZXT Avatar

The Avatar itself, is a pretty good looking mouse, with an ambidextrous style meaning those lefties can get along with it just as well as us far superior right handers.


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Each side has a soft rubber thumb and finger pads with pock marks to allow increased air flow around your digits. Above each is a silver button and below is an extended piece of plastic that seems kind of unnecessary since your fingers never rest upon them.


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Above the soft rubber grips, is a smooth plastic strip that essentially just puts an edge to the top of the mouse.


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On the left hand side are 3 small clear sections, that when the mouse is turned on allow blue LED light to shine through.


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At the base, at the back of the Avatar is a small NZXT logo.


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The top of the mouse and the buttons are made up of the same soft plastic that the side strips are. In the middle of which, you have the scroll wheel, and two DPI switching buttons, again made of the soft plastic.


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The cable is a simple rubber affair and exits the mouse at it’s front end. This might seem like a trivial detail to mention, but not all mice use this method.


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Speaking of the cable, it culminates in the standard USB connector. However, this one has gold leafing on it. We’ve seen this on other gaming peripherals in the past, and after doing some research into it, apart from making the connector look a little more snazzy, it has only one bonus feature that a standard nickel plated connector does not; it’s a little more durable. So if you’re planning on constantly plugging in and unplugging your mouse, this might be necessary; otherwise it’s just eye candy.


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The underside features the standard (for most mice, again the Slider X was different) teflon feet which allow the mouse to skit across any surface quite smoothly. Oddly when I use my peripherals to look at the picture below, I see a clown’s face.


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The centred sensor is surrounded by the typical white band. God knows why, but since Razer started doing it, now everyone does.


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Last modified: February 15, 2011

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