Shogun Bros Ballista MK1 8200dpi Pro Gaming mouse review

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In the world of gaming mice brand names such as Steel Series, Logitech, Rocatt and Razer reign supreme. When we were offered a sample from a company called Shogun Bros we immediately thought of a cool new oriental themed Nintendo game.

Wacky company name aside, the new Ballista MK1 has been designed to challenge the big players, at a lower price point. We spent around a week testing this mouse and loaning it out to several competitive UK clan gamers to get other viewpoints. Is this a cheap ‘n’ nasty second choice option or a quality mouse able to stand its ground against the big players?

Shogun Bros have been hiding under the radar now for a while, making a splash at CES this year with a mouse that could be flipped over to double up a gamepad.

The Ballista MK1 however is a serious attempt to target the demanding audience who want the smoothest movement from high grade laser optics.

Can it meet the grade we expect from a high end gaming mouse?
mouse overview

MOST ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY AND DESIGN
。 Unique Precision Sniping System
。 Highest 8200 DPI , 12000 FPS
。 Military Grip Paint, Full Finger Rest, Friction-less Base Treatment
。 5 Customized Mode (User Defined Name), 50 Customized Buttons

Precision Sniping System
。 Customized DPI setting
。 X and Y Axis Customized Sensitivity – Independent value
。 Thumb Selector – Speed Operation
。 LED Indicator for Status
。 Breathing Mode Indicator

True Military Efficiency
。 10 Customized Buttons to Let You be “Control Commander”
。 Macro Key for ONE BUTTON LAUNCH of Complex Action
。 Telfon Footage and Frictionless Base Treatment

Extreme Specification
。 Pro Gaming Grade HD Laser Sensor and Image Processor
。 Extreme 8200 DPI / Extreme 1000HZ Polling Rate / 12000 Frame Per Second

Customized Mode
。 5 Preset Gaming Mode for FPS, MMO, RPG Type of gaming
。 Total 50 customized button for Gamer in 5 Mode
。 “Gamer Name Their Own Mode” – Mode name show up when gamer change the mode
。 Backlit Color to On Each Mode and Change in Lightning Speed

Ergonomic and Lightning Reaction Control
。 Left Thumb Rest with Thick “Rubber Sofa”
。 Military Grip Surface on Right Fingers Rest for “Best Control”
。 Total Finger Rest Design
。 Rubberized Coating on Main Body for “Best Grip and Comfort”

Advanced Game Level Hardware Parts
。 Golden Plated USB
。 Anti-interference – Best stable and fast Signal (USB Magnet)
。 Tough – Military Fabric Cable

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  • Alex
    April 30, 2013
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    Looks ok, not much of a design really. quite dull looking. RAT7 looks much nicer!

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  • James
    April 30, 2013
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    I think its a great price point, good for them!

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  • Optical Illusion
    April 30, 2013
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    Have they any other products out like a keyboard? id like to see that if it uses mechanical switches

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  • Kenny
    April 30, 2013
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    There is a mechanical gaming keyboard coming from Shogun Bros. I will be bringing it to the UK in the next few weeks. It has Cherry switches and is perfect for gaming. This too will also be competitively priced for a quality gamimg product

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  • Optical Illusion
    April 30, 2013
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    good to know, I think this mouse looks good for the price. look forward to seeing a review of the keyboard.

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  • Ben
    April 30, 2013
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    good product, i would prefer weights myself, for serious gaming its needed as one weight just dosnt suit everyone. good pricing, but it needs some revisions made IMO.

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  • FURRY
    April 30, 2013
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    a left handed version? someone save me

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  • Latest Gaming Mouse News | Game Zealot
    May 3, 2013
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