|On the heels of our recent Computex visit in Taipei, we have some new products to review, one of which is a brand called Ozone Gaming Gear. Taking a peek at their website, they sell many gaming peripherals such as mice, keyboards and headsets. In this particular article, we will be reviewing their Radon Opto wired USB gaming mouse. Now I have to be honest, brand wise, this was a new one on me. Doing some research online, it appears this is a popular brand over in Europe, but their products are available for sale here in the states.|
“OZONE Gaming Gear” is a European brand of gaming peripherals that revolves around the concept “It’s all about Evolution”. OZONE is a brand created by and for gamers, the evolution is part of our gaming life, we all want to improve and evolve into a better gaming contender. OZONE is committed to the development, engineering and evolution of innovative gaming peripherals with a unique style and the best performance, to allow gamers to exceed their limits and become the best. It’s all about evolution.”
Before we get down to business with this mouse, let’s take a peek at the manufacturer specs.
• Professional gaming optical sensor Avago 3090
• 8 buttons (7 programmable)
• Adjustable resolution from 450 to 3500 dpi
• Accurate and predictable motion reporting up to 1m/s
• Macro and Script functions
• USB full speed
• USB report rate with 4 selectable levels (1000 Hz Max.)
• Hardware data saving technology
• Included Software for personal configuration (Windows only)
• Adjustable weight (includes 5x 4.5g weights).
• Dimensions: 122.43(L) x 82.7(W) x 43.7(H) mm
• Weight: 135 +/- 5 g (with cable and weights)
• Cable length: 2 m
• Power consumption: <100 mA
Ozone has done a sufficient job on packaging with this mouse. I have to say…right off the bat…the style of the packaging was very reminiscent of Razer products. The similarities didn’t stop there. More on that later. Upon opening the box, I was relieved to find that they resisted the urge to use blister packs…oh how I hate having to use a chainsaw to get to my new pretty gadgets. Included in the box:
• 1 x Ozone Radon Opto USB wired gaming mouse
• Product documentation
• CD containing necessary drivers and Ozone’s macro configuration utility
Immediately out of the box I have mixed feelings. The mouse is almost “too” light, and there were intangible characteristics that made the mouse feel cheaply made…but I resisted the urge to jump to any conclusions before spending some time with this mouse. Unfortunately, pricing here in the states seemed to be all over the place, so it’s difficult to add pricing to the “quality” equation. With prices anywhere from $35 to $57 online, I will use an average cost of $45. With this cost in mind, my initial impressions are more “inline” with what someone would expect given this price point.