A Closer Look – Balista MK-1
The MK-1 is really nicely designed, with lots of buttons, lights and different textures around its body.
A large recess on the side with rubber grip makes for great ergonomics and allows your to really get a hold on the mouse. There are two side buttons, as well as a two way thumb-slider for toggling the DPI settings
More ergonomic bumps and curves on the right provide a good resting position for your fingers and there are two more programmable buttons on the front right edge.
The scroll wheel is four directional, clickable and features a grippy rubber coating for extra control. There are two more programmable buttons down the centre of the mouse.
The top of the mouse (the red part) is a soft touch rubber coating that offers loads of extra grip, great for those who suffer with sweaty hands while gaming.
The back of the mouse is quite narrow, which does leave you with a semi-claw style grip, may not be suitable for those with big hands who like a palm rest style of gameplay.
The sensor is located near the front left corner of the mouse, and you’ll find three good size Teflon slip-mats around the outer edges.
The cable is covered with a superb quality braiding in a stylish black and red, finished with a gold plated USB connector.