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But there's a lot going on with this mouse beyond the technology inside. The Ouroboros has a modular design that offers all sorts of physical adjustment and customization, taking on the likes of the Mad Catz M.O.U.S. 9. The back end of the mouse is an adjustable length palmrest, which can be extended almost a full inch, letting you adjust the mouse to the size of your hand. Adjusting the module is a bit of a pain; you need to loosen (but not remove) two tiny screws, pull the sliding module to the desired position, and then retighten the screws. The palmrest also can be adjusted to different angles, this time with a knob that raises or lowers the back end of the palmrest.
Performance Gaming mice are designed for use in gaming, so game testing makes up an important part of our evaluation process. I tested the Ouroboros in several games, including Team Fortress 2, DC Universe Online, and the demo for the currently-in-development game Superhot. Whether I was fragging some friends, super-punching aliens, or dodging bullets like Neo from the Matrix, the Ouroboros functioned perfectly.
Included with the mouse are four magnetic side panels that can be easily attached to the sides of the mouse. The mouse is ambidextrous, and with the use of the detachable side panels--two thumb grip panels and two finger rest panels—you can tweak the grip and shape of the mouse to your liking. The one adjustment that seemed to be missing was weight. Many high-end gaming mice offer modular weight systems so that you can adjust the weight and balance of the mouse, but the Ouroboros does not, probably because all of the internal hardware left no room for it.