These are two itty bitty laptop travel mice with a nice blue glow.
Judging by the marketing bumf, the main selling point of the Pyras is the "Easyshift" technology, which allows you to double-program your buttons. To be honest, for a travel mouse I found this more complicated than necessary.
The thing I didn't like about them was the weight, which is a little too light for my liking. A gaming mouse should feel a bit heavy in your hands. But the sexy little silky travel bags almost make up for this.
These mice are well thought out and nice looking, but I can imagine my hand cramping if I got stuck in a long battleground or raid.
Reg Rating 75%
More Info Roccat
Type Wired / Wireless
Microsoft SideWinder X8
The box, which features a sillouette of Halo's Master Chief, states that this mouse has Microsoft's new BlueTrack technology rather than a standard laser. This did seem to make it smoother on my kitchen worktop and avoid lag reasonably well, which is appealing in a wireless mouse, even at this price.
The design can't be compared to the sleek Razers, but it still manages to feel ergonomic enough to stave off the dreaded GCTS (Gamer’s Carpal Tunnel Syndrome).
The charging station - nicknamed "the UFO" - has to be the X8's main selling point. Charge and Play!
Reg Rating 80%
More Info Microsoft
How can you miss out the classic intellimouse explorer?
Only £20, and you still see more of them at LANs than any of these other hussied up abominations.
Comfy and responsive! for smaller hands, try the Razor Diamondback
I need the buttons. It's why I also have a Nostromo...
Nothing wrong with a cheapy ( Microsoft Laser 6000 WIRED )
I liked this mouse so much I bought four, still have a spare. OK its a few years old but it really is a sweet mouse. Maybe microsoft realised it was too good and hid it quick...
Why pay more?
Sidewinder Gaming Mouse
The original sidewinder reviwal is in fact superior to any of the three "improved" models. The main innovation was to provide vertical side buttons that are easy to press with your thumb inside a game and each subsequent iteration has made it worse. The original one with chunky aluminium buttons does not look pretty to marketoids but it's best so far for games.
Still in sale and dirt cheap by now as well.