The product packaging has an opening front panel that hides the user manual and software CD inside. The manual details the layout of the mouse and the various options available in the software. The mouse itself is held in place behind a molded plastic shell which is removed from the box through the top flap.
The Avatar is a 2600 maximum DPI optical mouse with switchable four speed resolution. Seven buttons with programmable keys allow gamers to customize their configuration specifically for First-Person Shooters, Real-Time Strategy, or Massive Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games all within the macro and profile settings software. A three-LED indicator bar along the left edge shows the currently selected DPI setting. The finish on the Avatar is a non-slip flat black with rubber inserts along the side for better grip.
The bottom of the Avatar reveals Teflon feet front and rear for smooth travel over most surfaces. The overall size is smaller than the average mouse, with a narrow body shaped to fit either your left or right hand. Having the sculpted shape on both sides gives a very comfortable spot for the thumb but does give it a somewhat awkward feeling for the fingers gripping the outer edge. The left and right buttons have a precise clicking action; the scroll wheel however is a little stiff. The forward and back side buttons are easy to bump accidentally while moving or lifting the mouse.
Now for installation and use.