Creative Fatal1ty 1010 mouse review: Creative Fatal1ty 1010 mouse

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CNET Editors' Rating

3 stars Good
  • Overall: 6.7
  • Installation and interface: 6.0
  • Features: 7.0
  • Service and support: 7.0
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The Good Comfortable feel; interchangeable weights; responsive tracking; easily adjustable sensitivity; neat color-changing light on sensitivity switch.

The Bad Difficult-to-press thumb button; oversensitive third-finger button; very short cord.

The Bottom Line The Creative Fatal1ty 1010 has useful features such as swappable weights and adjustable sensitivity levels, but subtle design flaws keep it from becoming our favorite.

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Creative Fatal1ty 1010 mouse

The Creative Fatal1ty 1010 mouse, named for Johnathan "Fatal1ty" Wendel, one of the most famous gamers in the country, offers a great set of features for hard-core cyberathletes. Given its relatively inexpensive price ($49.95), we're impressed with its interchangeable weight system and three sensitivity levels. Unfortunately, some elements of the design are a bit awkward--a critical flaw, considering that design is essential to any mouse. For a more comfortable (and more expensive) gaming mouse, check out the Logitech G5 Laser , which features a more extensive weighting system and a laser optical engine.

The all-black Fatal1ty 1010 is very stylish, with a glossy shell, curved matte buttons, and smooth rubber sides. Three buttons, instead of the typical two, run along the top, and a scrollwheel is tucked between the first and second buttons. A sensitivity switch conveniently placed below the scrollwheel selects one of three preset sensitivity levels and changes color each time you choose a different setting: green for 400 dots per inch (dpi), amber for 800dpi, and red for 1,600dpi. A glossy-red thumb button sits on the left side of the mouse. The included software, which allows you to customize all five of the buttons, took us a couple of attempts to install correctly.

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Creative Fatal1ty 1010 mouse

Part Number: 7300000000343 Released: Jan 1, 2006
MSRP: $49.99 Low Price: $20.00 See all prices

Quick Specifications See All

  • Release date Jan 1, 2006
  • Interfaces 1 x USB - 4 pin USB Type A
  • Connector Type 4 pin USB Type A
  • Movement Resolution 1600 dpi
  • Type USB
  • OS Required Microsoft Windows XP
  • Form Factor External
  • Type mouse
  • Movement Detection Technology optical
  • Connectivity Technology wired
  • Compatibility PC