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Gaming mice are the latest rage these days, as the mouse-and-keyboard combo common to FPS players seems to be a permanent feature, and strange hybrid trackball/joystick controllers designed for Quake 3 Arena players gather dust on the shelves.
The ingredients for a gaming-specific mouse seem to be larger size, more weight, durability, and lots of buttons. A few of the PC mice boast faster "report rates" - how often they report their location or motion to the computer - but these often require PS2 ports, unavailable to Mac users.
The Logitech Wingman mouse doesnít boast much in the way of special features, instead relying upon proven design. A large, palm-size surface provides more hand support than the average mouse. The three buttons have grooves in their surfaces, making them easy to find with your fingertips, and there is an extra dent for your thumb to grip so you donít lose hold of the mouse in white-knuckle combat.Overall, the mouse does have more heft than normal. This also means more friction, which is one of the major flaws of the design. Normal mice have a smooth plastic pad on the bottom to facilitate sliding of the mouse; the Wingman has three small knobs, which causes it to drag badly if you apply too much palm pressure, because they tend to concentrate downward force rather than distribute it. This was very noticeable on fabric-covered mouse pads, less so on plastic pads.