As I get older, I realize more and more how important control is. When I was young, I was a bit rough around the edges and had a distinct lack of control over my own thoughts and actions. Even when it came to driving, I was just an out of control kid hurtling down the road in 2500 pounds of steel and chrome. I didn’t care, I was having fun. I look back now and I am lucky I made it this far, but then I look at some of the things other kids are doing today, and I am very grateful that my generation didn’t all have cameras in their pockets and we were not inundated with social media, like Face Book.
Back to control and how large a part being in control plays in people’s lives, if you really sit for a moment and consider it, you might realize that everything you do is about control. But I want to reel it in, move away from the philosophical and get into the everyday control of our devices and our surroundings. People are always looking for a device that is easier to control, whether that's because it has a better UI and better features, or just because it is designed better. When those two come together with the right kind of synergy, it can be a glorious joining.
The Gila by Genius, a part of their GX Gaming line of PC gaming peripherals, is a mouse designed for MMO and RTS gaming. Genius, using the brand GX Gaming, has released the Gila gaming mouse which has eight additional buttons, adjustable weight, and adjustable DPI, from 200 up through 8200. The weights come in the form of six 4.5 gram round metal inserts. The cable is 1.8 meters long and comes braided for added toughness and a gold plated USB for better connection. The grips on the sides are rubberized for grip and comfort. Onboard memory of 32K prevents game block. The X and Y axis DPI are each independently adjustable, and the multiple profiles plus the fully customizable buttons make for a total of 72 different keys which can be set for macros and user preference. Finally, the lighting on the Gila comes in 3 independent sections, each fully programmable, that support 16 million different colors utilizing the RGB primary colors.