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Reviewed by: Norman Tan [06.21.05]
Manufactured by: Optorite

$29.99 at
$27.76 at Page Computer

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Refresh Rate

To test the response of the mouse, I fired up mouse rate and as you can see from the results this mouse is no slouch at all. A pretty much solid 125hz refresh rate means that you won't be able to detect any lag in your gaming.

As far as software goes, the ML100 falls well short of what we've come to expect from that which accompanies products from Microsoft and Logitech. However, not everyone is interested in fancy drivers, so we can let that slide.

What it comes down to is control, and for a mouse touting such a high resolution, gamers are definitely going to have a look. So how does it perform in gaming? Well, the increase in sensitivity and precision is noticable as soon as you touch the ML100. In fact, you're definitely going to need to turn down the sensitivity in Windows and in any game you play. This isn't necessarily a bad thing though; the ability to use a lower sensitivity equates to a much more precise mouse, and that's exactly what the ML-100 offers.

You can have the most precise mouse in the world, and that isn't going to mean squat if it's not comfortable to use. Unfortunately, I found the dimensions of the mouse to be incredibly weird. My hand is what I consider to be average sized and it fits the MX1000 perfectly, but I had trouble getting use to the width of the mouse. This peculiarity was compounded by the hard to use side buttons. One thing to keep in mind is that this is very subjective, but I can't think of anyone I know who has big hands, but thin fingers though I am sure they exist.

I did like the one piece design of the top two buttons. Having less moving parts is always good! As mentioned at the top of the page, the performance of this mouse is top-notch. There was a noticeable difference going from a cheapo Logitech Optical mouse to this mouse.

If anything, the Optorite ML-100 would make a good low-cost gaming mouse. If you look at what Logitech and Microsoft are offering at this level, expect to pay $50 or more. However a bit of shopping around reveals that this mouse is available for just around $30 at retailers such as and Page Computer. That seems extremely reasonable, considering the fact that you're getting the highest resolution available, and extremely versatile laser tracking.

So what the Optorite ML-100 lacks in software and ergonomic design, it makes up for in technology and price point.

  • Tracks on almost any surface
  • Extremely precise
  • Very light
  • Priced well

  • Poor Software
  • Weird dimensions

Final Score: 85%