Cody plays with a futuristic mouse.

Every gamer loves buttons and functions on their peripherals. Aside from a keyboard and/or a joystick, there are relatively few hardware devices that allow you to move freely in a 3D space without completely eliminating the functionality of the device. Sandio's 3D Game 0' gaming mouse changes that thought process by introducing "direction sticks" that give you the option of moving in 3D with only your mouse. Cody "Micajah" Bye puts the Sandio through its paces and determines whether the 16 different functions are worth it for the MMOG player.

The keyboard and mouse have been my essential tools in MMOGs for years, and I've gotten used to flipping my hands back and forth to hit extra hot keys, type chat messages, etc. The 3D mouse, however, promised to dispose of the keyboard altogether (aside from chatting). By mapping my movement keys to the direction sticks, I could explore Azeroth and Middle Earth with simple movements of my fingers. It seemed like a dream come true, and my keyboard was shaking from fear of the trash bin.

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Last Updated: Mar 13, 2016