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ACE EDGE 3200 T2 Edge - laser mouse (review)
Posted: 05/04/2011 13:51 by FoolWolfComments: 15
There is a rather large amount of different gaming mousses on the market today. In Sweden, we have the pleasure of having several good companies join the effort of getting good peripherals for gamers. We have Mionix, QPad and also ACE. I have had the pleasure of using the Ace Edge 3200 T2. This is an updated version from the ACE Edge 3200 mouse. The concept seems to be more or less the same.

First impression
The Mouse comes in a standard packaged solution, you open, extracts, un-hinge the cable, find the weights and the quick start guide. The mouse doesn't feel as plastic as it looks - which is comforting because it looks rather weird and cheap on the pictures. The reality is a bit better. The mouse feels a bit awkward at first since your thumb is pressed in rather long into the thumb area and the mouse is also a lot higher on the ridge the most mousses i have tried.

Setting up and usage
Setting it up is a straight affair, download drivers, plug-in – run installer and setup as you prefer. You have the DPI settings and can make four DPI settings, these are switchable during play by a thumb-button – an extra not the two regular thumb-buttons. Then you also have the option to make the buttons do variable things, scipts commands key bindings etc. You switch through these different modes with the mode button on top of the mouse. That’s about it.

Glide traction accuracy etc
The mouse uses ceramic feet – feet that won’t have to change like on ordinary mousses is the idea. Once they go rock bottom – I guess it is time for a new mouse. So how is the glide and usage in play? Fairly well, I would say. On a not so slick mouse pad – like a QPad CT – the glide is decent, but sometimes you come to a stop where you haven’t intended one. On the Zowie SPAWN – a pad more like a soft mat with hard pad qualities – the mouse moves well and on a hard plastic – wohooo. So It depends a bit on your preferences. It works well with all pads – but if you find the QPad CT to be to sluggish – but otherwise like it (it has excellent readings and traction for laser mouse being a soft pad) I can recommend Steelseries glide puck (if you can find it) since it puts a thin coating of silicon or similar on the feet and makes it go wooosh. The traction and reading accuracy is working without any comments. It does the job and I haven’t found anything that I don’t like yet. Sometimes I think that the mouse can be a bit awkward due to the size of it rather then any fault of either glide or accuracy. The height can make the louse tilt, ever so slightly, but it is enough for it to catch the pad with the mouse side instead of the skatez.

Overall
This mouse is a nice mouse, it comes in around the mid-level contenders like DeathAdder etc in price. Have features more accustomed on the higher price range and behaviour that matches this as well. An economic pro-version so to speak. In my opinion, the mouse has a feel that sometimes feels less stellar then the Steelseries Xai, Mionix Naos 5000 etc. But it behaves roughly the same. I do think that the glide isn’t as smooth as the Xai or Naos 5000 – but not to such a degree that you will bother with it. What can bother you is the shape. I would strongly recommend you to try it out. If it fits, I think you will be surprised that it feels so good, and if you don’t run into the tilt problem this mouse will give you:
•Several modes of setting up behaviours to your buttons

•Two different pinkie finger supports, one for only pinkie, and one for ring- and pinkie- finger

•Weights to adjust the feel of the mouse

•A 4 DPI setting mouse

•No skatez changing problem

•If you are in luck and quick – you will get it with one of ACE’s mouse pads for free

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By Eversor (SI Elite) on 05/06/2011 00:10
Eversor
Some pics would be nice.
By FoolWolf (SI Elite) on 05/07/2011 14:32
FoolWolf
Ahh, so sorry: here is a link to official homepage:
http://goo.gl/kdx9Q

Enjoy :)
By Eversor (SI Elite) on 05/08/2011 09:00
Eversor
Why thank you.
By FoolWolf (SI Elite) on 05/08/2011 09:14
FoolWolf
Your welcome, take your time to check out the rest of the site - ACE is a lower price company that still offers good quality.
By Eversor (SI Elite) on 05/08/2011 09:23
Eversor
The EDGE 3200 sure looks good, however, their Keyboards aren't too impresive.
By FoolWolf (SI Elite) on 05/09/2011 06:38
FoolWolf
You are correct in that they are OK - but not top of the line. They are on par with MS and Logitech in their lower segments - but not close to the top cluster. I haven't tried their keyboards more then checking them in the stores when they are present- and I wouldn't buy one unless for a media computer solution.
By Eversor (SI Elite) on 05/09/2011 08:31
Eversor
Yeah.
By FoolWolf (SI Elite) on 05/09/2011 11:57
FoolWolf
I still haven't figured out a good way to actually value mouses with. I made a huge post almost a year ago where I compared more or less all mouses that I had owned with each other and also surfaces, tractions etc. I may try to make some sort of table with overview comparing them - one day... ;)
By Eversor (SI Elite) on 05/10/2011 08:53
Eversor
Good idea. By the the plural for mouse is Mice.
By Eversor (SI Elite) on 05/10/2011 08:54
Eversor
Good idea. By the way, the plural for mouse is Mice.
By FoolWolf (SI Elite) on 05/10/2011 09:05
FoolWolf
Wrong and right ;)

"The first known publication of the term "mouse" as a pointing device is in Bill English's 1965 publication "Computer-Aided Display Control".[1]
The Compact Oxford English Dictionary (third edition) and the fourth edition of The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language endorse both computer mice and computer mouses as correct plural forms for computer mouse. Some authors of technical documents may prefer either mouse devices or the more generic pointing devices. The plural mouses treats mouse as a "headless noun".
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer_mouse
See naming.
By FoolWolf (SI Elite) on 05/10/2011 09:23
FoolWolf
Forgot to add: Mice may still be a more general word as it is in Swedish (sing. mus pl. musar while the rodent version is sing. mus pl. möss) but most people use the standard rodent version plural for the peripheral. :)
If mice is better then mouses - I can't really tell. Most articles I have read points mostly to one mouse at a time so plural is seldom a term used at all... :S
By Eversor (SI Elite) on 05/10/2011 09:34
Eversor
Whatever. I say PL Mice, SING Mouse. That's for both the Rodent version and the Electronic Rodent version. LoL
By FoolWolf (SI Elite) on 05/10/2011 11:53
FoolWolf
Just funny because me and my wife and a friend of ours talked about the Swedish phenomenon the other night actually. :)
By Eversor (SI Elite) on 05/11/2011 03:30
Eversor
Interesting.