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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

As gaming and computer productivity become more refined, having the ability to fine-tune and customize the mouse movements becomes more crucial than ever. To help meet this challenge, SilverStone created the Raven gaming mouse. This brilliantly designed input device gives gamer and users unprecedented control over the mouse movement by not only utilizing a blistering fast laser sensor capable of 3200 dpi and 50G of acceleration, but also adds independent X & Y axis adjustments. The result of these combined features ensures that the Raven mouse can respond to every movement from the user with pinpoint accuracy and tailor-made feel not possible before with ordinary gaming mice. With perfectly centered laser, 50-50 weight balance, carbon fiber surfacing, and a convenient thumb wheel that can perform quick task switching (in Windows XP) and flip 3D (in Windows Vista), the Raven is ready to play and work for the most demanding gamers and power users.


Raven Features

  • 3D shaped carbon fiber palm rest surface
  • Independent X & Y axis adjustments in 100 dpi increments
  • Precision twin-eye laser sensor with 3200 dpi accuracy
  • RVM01B can maintain perfect accuracy during fast acceleration change movements
  • Dedicated flip 3D thumb scroll for rapid switching capability
  • Up to 5 sets of programmable profiles
  • OLED with setting and dpi display
  • Clear OLED to display operation mode and DPI value
  • 50/50 weight balance for perfect feel and control
  • The RVM01B has optimal weight balance from left to right and from top to bottom
  • Dual mode switch
  • A mode switch on the bottom of the RVM01B allows quick change without using software
  • In normal mode, an animated RAVEM logo is displayed
  • In gaming mode, X & Y axis DPI value is displayed at all times
  • Multiple Key stroke commands can be recorded to one mouse button
  • Single key command can also be programmed

RVM01B Specifications

SilverStone Raven 3D Gaming Mouse SST-RVM01B

Model: SST-RVM01B
Material: High-strength plastic with carbon fiber surfacing Teflon feet
Application: Windows 2000, XP, Vista
Connectivity: USB 2.0 (16-bit data format)
Cable length: 180cm (70.87 inches)
Buttons: 11 total, including scroll wheels
Programmable profiles: 5
OLED pixel size: 128 x 32
Controller: Freescale MCU MC68H908JW32
Sensor: Philips PLN2030 twin-eye laser
DPI: range 400 ~ 3200
Max. acceleration: 50G
Dimension: 128mm x 85mm x 45mm (5.04" L x 3.35" W x 1.77" H)
Weight: 182g (6.42 oz)



# 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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