Ok. Time for a review.
I've had this mouse for a couple of months now. Before I start complaining, I must still say that the actual mouse is a real eye-opener, in terms of unsurpassed sensitivity and great design (save for the fact that the side buttons are too small and quirky). Too bad, though, this great sensitivity isn't adjustable in a comprehensible way. (At least not for me.)
Right now, I'm very frustrated about my Razer, and I really don't know where to start, but I have a lot of beefs with this mouse...
Seeing that virtually nothing is being improved, on the Mac driver, I just can't help feeling deeply disappointed. Now, there _are_ updates now and then, for this driver, but obviously they aren't improving or adding anything vital to the lack of features.
First. In my opinion, there is _NO_ logic whatsoever behind the design of this driver. It appears that the Mac implementation of the driver was rushed in a desperate last minute squeeze-in. For starters, the driver does _NOT_ override the Mac OS' in-built mouse accelleration scheme. This leaves you wondering, which control is actually in charge of this mouse?!
Secondly. If you set the driver's accelleration setting at 0 (zero), the pixel accuracy feels all ok when moving the mouse slowly. But (!) if you twitch the accelleration slider up one fraction of a pixel, the accelleration goes nuts. Logically, since there are 171 'steps' on the movable slider (I've counted them), moving it up from 0 % accelleration to the next smallest 'step', should mean that you'll raise it to 0.6 % accelleration. Which, honestly, shouldn't introduce any noticeable accelleration at all. But indeed it does... Don't ask me why, but the accelleration is raised by more than twice of what it was at 0 % accelleration. What gives? And while this is supposed to be a 'precision mouse', why not let users enter exact numeral values, with decimals in the 'advanced' settings tab? I know you can edit the com.razer.PRO.plist file, but that seems like a long way round.
Third issue. And this is a terribly awkward thing. The button settings... I'm sorry to sound so complaining, but they are the worst imaginable settings ever. And the sad part is, USB Overdrive 10.4.5 does _not_ recognize this mouse on my system. I've tried uninstalling the Razer drivers and see if I can get USB Overdrive take over, but it just won't detect the device. An example of the nuttyness with Razer driver's button settings is, the right mouse button. Apparently, there had to be something wrong by calling the right mouse button for just that, 'right mouse' (or mouse 2). Instead, it's called 'Menu'... Menu?? A right mouse button is a right mouse button, not a menu button. Well, that may be too harsh to say it's a critical issue, but it exemplifies the whole oddness about this driver. And when, or if, will they implement per application settings for these buttons? Had it not been for the fact that USB Overdrive doesn't support this mouse as of today, I wouldn't complain about the button settings feature. But it has taken too long time for me to still regard this as a serious mouse for the Mac. Only thing that still keeps me using it, is for its sensitivity in games. With all the great looks and slim, ergonomic design, the Razer Pro 1.6 mouse could have been so much more...