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Written by Olin Coles   
Thursday, 11 September 2008
Table of Contents: Page Index
SilverStone Raven SST-RVM01B Gaming Mouse
Features and Specifications
Closer Look: Raven
SST-RVM01B Detailed Features
Testing and Results
Final Thoughts and Conclusion

Raven SST-RVM01B

Peripheral devices have become a sensitive subject for those who use them most. When I tested and recommended the Logitech G9 Gaming Mouse there were a few readers who wrote in just to tell me how much they disliked it; and yet the opposite was true when I cursed the Logitech G15 2007 LCD Gaming Keyboard. Well, I still dislike that lousy keyboard, but I can see how someone might have a few personal hang-ups with the G9.

So when SilverStone jumped into the peripheral market and showed Benchmark Reviews their SilverStone ESA Commander and SaberTooth Mouse back in January at the 2008 CES, I was a little concerned how well enthusiasts and gamers would embrace it. Apparently, SilverStone thought it would need a little tweaking, and SaberTooth would eventually be renamed into Raven, but other than a pointless name change the product has remained identical to what we witnessed many months back. Released just a few weeks ago, the Raven SST-RVM01B is changing the way gamers interact with their system.

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The SilverStone SaberTooth Raven is best summarized as a 3200 dpi laser gaming mouse with eleven total buttons. Five custom profiles can save user-specified button mapping and laser sensitivity, and a dual-mode switch adjusts the Raven from mundane workstation pointing device into a comprehensive game mode mouse.

When SilverStone offered the Raven 3D gaming mouse for review, I felt compelled to pass it over just to avoid the controversy. But what if the SST-RVM01B was the next great thing? That's what Benchmark Reviews is about to find out.

About the company: SilverStone Technology

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Founded in 2003, SilverStone is an established leader in its field, with an elite team of engineers; we started our quest of providing products that create inspirations. We have since expanded the lines of products as well as types of products we produce, giving our customers a wide selection of choices.

With distribution centers in different areas of the globe, SilverStone products can be seen all over the world, not just for computer users but also for home entertainment use. Providing leisure with integration of advanced technologies that is functional and making them enjoyable to use.

Here at SilverStone Technology, we continue to pride ourselves in providing the highest level of standards in designing and manufacturing computer enclosures, power supplies, and accessories. Our pursuit for the first class aesthetic appeal is relentless; our teams of devoted engineers are constantly searching for the best technologies that suit end-users with different needs and will make our products as technologically sound as they are beautiful.



 

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# Weak buttonsJM 2011-02-19 22:38
I've had this mouse for a little over a year and admittedly it does get a lot of use and abuse, but some of the buttons are pretty much already shot. The left mouse button and the wheel are very unresponsive now and take a lot of pressure. The mouse wheel(scroll up/down) more often that not will think you scrolled down when you are actually trying to scroll up. This is the first "high quality" mouse i've ever used, and i'm extremely disappointed by how quickly it started to fall apart. Especially considering i've used a cheap for 3-4 years before and never had any issues with it, while it received the same amount of punishment i've dished out to this one. This could be an isolated incident, but i'd recommend just going with a different brand to be safe.
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