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, 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.