Alienware TactX Mouse and Keyboard

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blueweb
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Hello,

These two videos are my first two reviews I have ever done.
Hope you like them:

Alienware TactX Mouse Unboxing and Product Review 05August2010 HD

Alienware TactX Keyboard Unboxing and Product Review 13Sep10 HD

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1/3 of your review is unboxing and changing colors, I appreciate the review but it isn't informative to make a decision on whether to buy or not? I'm sure the majority of gamers are familiar with DPI and color mods, really only the last 10 seconds can give me a judgment but that's it.

How comfortable is it in grip styles? Is it better for Claw grip, is it better with relaxed grip, is it weighted, is it light, is it better for Strategy games or FPS, is it good for mobility, does it feel cheap and flimsy, does the pressure of the left click button press the side button by accident, response time and personal experience.

I have an alienware M11x, I use a Logitech G9x. But my brother can't use my PC if I take my mouse so I'm thinking about picking up another.

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blueweb
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Sorry for the late reply, RMA'ing a motherboard left me without a computer for a while.

I personally found both peripherals to be very comfortable and well built, good hard plastic quality.
I only play 2-3 hours a day max, mostly FPS and abit of SC2, I prefer to build/mod computers more than playing games. There isn't any layout issue, I haven't hit any button by accident.

I just made my review based on what the other older reviews on youtube were lacking and just making a all in one review, I made it more for "everyone".

These are basically selling by themselves just by the crazy rebates Dell has been putting on lately.

I used to have the logitech illuminated keyboard and the deathadder mouse and I prefer the Tactx way more, you can't go wrong :P

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Nice, I'm picking one up. Welcome back btw, hope your PC is healthy. I too enjoy building PC, I wish I could build a laptop the same way.

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I bought both of these products last year around this time. I also had the TactX headset. In my opinion, you're paying for the Alienware branding with these products. The DPI on the mouse is amazing, though, and it is very comfortable. With the side buttons set above where your thumb should be, I have never accidentally pushed them. But, for the price, there are better mice out there. Same goes for the keyboard. Only one row of programmable buttons (which I don't even use anyway) compared to the two rows you could get for a cheaper keyboard. All told, I should've gotten a cheaper logitech keyboard and Razer mouse with the same, if not better, features than what these have.

They've gotten me by, and they've lasted me so far, which is more than I can say for the headset. Headset was AMAZING compared to the cheap-o headphones I had been using, but as with all corded headphones that I've ever owned, the BRAIDED cord was damaged from wear and tear from constant usage and they now barely work. I have since upgraded to a World of Warcraft Wireless Headset which had darn well better last longer than any other headset I've ever owned.

I had also gotten the Alienware OptX 21.5" Monitor when I bought the keyboard and Mouse. It's about $50 more expensive than it should be, but man, it's still a pretty good monitor. No dead pixels even after transporting it between my dorm and my house at least 20 times in the past year.

TL;DR:
Too expensive, so don't buy unless you like Alienware branded stuff.