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Conclusions

The El’Druin is a mouse for MMORPG players who want to try something different: an experience akin to having an analog stick from a console controller in a gaming-grade mouse. This is not a peripheral to just plug and play right away; it has a learning curve. The thumb may get tired from not having a place to rest, as well as being responsible to engage the majority of macros and assignable functions. The exchangeable dorsal plates may help, but the user will have to re-learn how to properly grab a mouse.

Strong Points

  • Medieval-inspired design
  • Side disks are an innovative control concept
  • Simple interface
  • Exchangeable dorsal plates for each grip style
  • Velcro strap to help organize the cable

Weak Points

  • Does not have a weight adjustment system
  • No thumb rest
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A self-assumed gadget-freak and an avid gamer, André Gordirro has written about pop culture, Internet and technology for the past ten years. He works for SET Magazine, Brazil's biggest movie magazine, and usually contributes to its technology section writing about consumer products. His body lives in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – although his mind is said to inhabit cyberspace.