Today I am going to review the Sharkoon FireGlider Gaming Mouse. I have reviewed a few of Sharkoon’s mice and I have to say I have not been disappointed yet. So let’s see how the Dragonia does.
1. MOUSE INFORMATION
First off the Sharkoon Dragonia Black is retailing of $39.99 on Amazon and has a Avago ADNS-9500 Laser sensor with a max DPI of 3600 and weighs in at 135 grams. It has 7 programmable buttons and max polling rate of 1,000Hz
The mouse comes in nice packed box with a flap so that you can see inside and feel the size of the mouse.
Included with the mouse is a software CD and a small carry bag that you can put the mouse inside when traveling.
3. Look & Feel
At first glance the FireGlider looks a lot like my Razer Deathadder which I like. The shape of the mouse fits very nicely in my hand. Like the Deathadder it has a wide front for your fingers to rest on. Both the left and the right mouse buttons has a nice satisving click to them. Between the left mouse button and the scroll wheel sits a small button that you can quickly press with your index finger. I have to say this is a awesome button to have, combining this button and the thumb buttons will give you a nice edge in game.
The scroll wheel is very standard, it has a nice rubber grip so that your finger won’t slip. Scrolling is just like any other mouse, nothing special there. Same with the scroll wheel click.
Behind the scroll wheel is the DPI selection switch. You are able to switch between 6 levels and each level has a specific color to it.
DPI Levels: 600 (off), 800 (green), 1200 (yellow), 1600 (red), 2000 (red & yellow blinking) and 3600 (yellow & green blinking).
The thumb rest has a rubber surface with vertical lines to prevent your thumb from slipping. It does a good job at it but i would rather have wanted a different pattern, but thats just what I would have wanted. There are also 2 thumb buttons, but their just to high in my opinion. But they are still there so you can us them.
Just like the Deathadder my pinkie sits very nice against the side of the mouse. The tip of my pinkie does touch the mouse pad when moving, but that’s just how I position my fingers and personally that’s comfortable for me.
Underneath the mouse is the Avago ADNS-9500 Laser sensor, 5 mouse feet that does a smooth job when moving. Then there is the bay for the weights and inside is what I like to call the “revolver mag”. All it is is a housing that keeps the 7x 2.7 gram weights together. So you can remove the weights to give you a nice light mouse.
The FireGlider has a 180 cm (5.9 Feet) black braided cable with a gold plated USB connection.
The software is very straight forward. You can change the functions of each button, save & load a profile and you you have 2 different profiles to choose from.