Real gamers choose sparkly peripherals

Creative's gaming mouse.

We know gamers are all about flair and sparkly accents. In fact most would rather have a PC and peripherals with pizazz over the kind that get the job done. Or is that 13-year-old girls? Anyway, it's a good thing this mouse has more than just interchangeable iridescent faceplates to tempt hard-core gamers.

Creative Mouse Gamer HD7600L

Creative's HD7600L gaming mouse claims a resolution of 2,400 dpi, better than CNET Reviews' favorite mouse , but has a marginally slower tracking speed of 40 inches per second, and connects via USB to Windows-based PCs only. The mouse glides around on Teflon feet, allows users to toggle between dpi settings--400, 800, 1,600 and 2,400--and gives speed readouts on the integrated dpi indicator.

Creative does go a little OSHA on us, noting that the Class 1 laser sensor will automatically reduce power when the mouse is lifted off a desktop. That's really thoughtful of Creative, 'cause guess what I don't want for Christmas this year? A burned retina.

About the author

Erica Ogg is a CNET News reporter who covers Apple, HP, Dell, and other PC makers, as well as the consumer electronics industry. She's also one of the hosts of CNET News' Daily Podcast. In her non-work life, she's a history geek, a loyal Dodgers fan, and a mac-and-cheese connoisseur.

 

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