NZXT Avatar S Gaming Mouse
Author: Zahn Funk
Editor: Josh Maronde
Date: 11-01-2011
Provided by: NZXT
Installation / Use

The Avatar S controls are user friendly and easy to get accustomed to. As before, I did find the scroll wheel initially a little stiff, something that does loosen up with use. It features blue "track" lighting that emits from the gap along either side of the primary left/right buttons, just as the original Avatar did. What has changed is the new light up NZXT logo where the old three-block sensitivity indicator used to be.

The sensitivity is changed exactly how it was on the original model, by holding in the left side button and rotating the scroll wheel up or down. The logo now changes color, from blue to purple to red, to indicate the low, medium or high sensitivity setting. These are programmed by default at 400, 800 and 1600 DPI but they can be adjusted by +/- 100 DPI increments using the downloadable software from NZXT's website.

Driver release 1.04 is similar to previous versions in that it allows many of the same button customizations, polling and sensitivity adjustments, left/right handed orientation and pointer, scroll and double-click speed settings. In addition NZXT now gives us the option to turn off the DPI switch altogether and either/or both the side LED track lighting and NZXT logo separately. This is helpful for those who like to game in the dark, and don't want bright LEDs as a distraction.

Let's wrap things up with some final thoughts and conclusion.

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