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Trust GM-6400 Gamer Pack Advanced review: Trust GM-6400 Gamer Pack Advanced

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The Good Gaming mouse has all the features we look for; mouse pad is extra large.

The Bad USB headset static-prone in Windows XP; you can get better hardware for less money.

The Bottom Line The Trust Gamer Pack Advanced GM-6400 gaming-mouse-and-headset-combo is not a bad way to sell hardware to gamers, but we had some sound quality issues with the headset. Those problems and the high price tag scared us off.

6.0 Overall
  • Design 8
  • Features 8
  • Performance 7

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We're surprised we don't see more PC gaming accessory packages like Trust's Gamer Pack Advanced GM-6400. For $89, you get a 1,600 dpi laser mouse, a wraparound USB headset, and an extra-large mouse pad. That package should pretty much take care of your gaming peripheral needs. The problem is that for the same price or less, you can get better hardware piecemeal from Logitech. We'd like the convenience of a one-stop package like this one, but it's not more important than quality.

The Trust GM-4200 Gamer Mouse in this package is a standard-enough laser mouse. It has two main buttons, a scroll wheel, a pair of thumb buttons, a dpi toggle button, and an inconveniently placed pinkie button. That's a lot of things to click. There's no weight kit, but overall we were satisfied with this mouse over a session of Team Fortress 2. The grip is comfortable, you get plenty of buttons, and you can change the laser sensitivity on the fly (although, sorry snipers, it only goes from 800 to 1,600 dpi, you can't drop it slower for more precise killing). That's pretty much what we look for in a modern gaming mouse, and Trust, for the most part, hit all the right notes here.

The bigger disappointment was the headset. First, it's a nonadjustable wraparound design. It was more-or-less comfortable and fit to your reviewer's head, but it had just enough play to be annoying. The microphone is fixed to the left earpiece, so you can't remove it, but we found that the flexible boom was adjustable enough.

But worse than the fit was the audio quality. We tried it on three different Windows XP-based systems, and on every one we had a different level of static interference, ranging from inaudible to only distracting. Our teammates, on the other end of the TeamSpeak connection, also reported that our outbound voice was almost inaudible. The Windows Vista experience was better, but because the headset uses only a generic USB headset driver, you're limited in either operating system as far as what kind of tweaks you can make to the audio quality.

Because the headset is so frustrating in Windows XP, and because Windows XP is still a major gaming operating system, it's hard for us to recommend that you spend $90 on this whole package. Considering that you can get Logitech's Editors' Choice-winning G5 Laser Mouse and its USB Headset 250 for the same price or less, and the Trust set becomes a hard sell, 14-inch by 17-inch mouse pad notwithstanding.

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