Playing with the Thor
The Thor is a long and wide mouse, but at the same time is light for its size and very mobile under the user’s hand, even one who is a claw-gripper. The ergonomic design is interesting, and the low rubberized niches make the grip very comfortable. The side buttons are well-located and are very precise and clicky; the scroll wheel and resolution switch follow suit. But although the design is seemingly ambidextrous, the end result is that a left-handed user would waste the right side buttons.
The mouse has a high enough sensitivity for the requirements of dynamic action games like Battlefield 3 and Call of Duty. The user sets three distinct resolution values up to 6,000 dpi. Higher values are indicated for moments of intense action; a lower dpi setting is preferable when the player is snipping. The resolution switch was very precise and never let us down.
We didn’t miss a weight adjustment system, but we know some players like to customize their mice to the fullest. We missed macro recording when we played MMORPGs, and to some extent in some FPS matches, but the intention of the Thor is to be a no-frills mouse. The five programmable functions took care of all the basic actions in an FPS game (reload a weapon, throw a grenade, stab with a knife, etc.).