I’ve been accused of having a peripheral fetish, and I’m proud — well, not ashamed, at least — to admit it. From keyboards and mice to headphones and webcams, I tend to experiment a lot and have plenty of backups. Naturally, I jumped at the chance to do another peripheral review for Icrontic, and OCZ has sent us the Behemoth to evaluate. Read on to see our impressions and whether or not it’s worth your dollars.
Even if you weren’t aware that the mouse was named the Behemoth, the first thing you’ll notice is its size. The standard mousing surfaces aren’t much bigger than that of any other mouse, but the size is in its girth. The mouse is wider than a standard mouse, and provides a place to seat both your ring and pinky finger on the mouse itself. These indentations seem universally placed, for right-handed mousers anyway, and are long enough to accommodate many differently sized hands.
Other notable features, even among gaming mice, include the weighting system and multiple cord-routing options. The mouse comes with five weights at 4.5 grams each, for a maximum weight of 22.5 grams, and the six different cable options can even route the cable out the sides.
The top of the Behemoth also sports a button to cycle through user-defined DPI settings that will affect the speed and accuracy of the cursor. The mouse’s surfaces are pleasant, soft, and semi-rubberized, while the mouse wheel has more of a rubber feel, and features a channel running through the middle. This channel may be strictly aesthetic, but it didn’t negatively impact scrolling ability.
To wrap up the hardware, the mouse features forward and back buttons under the thumb, a dual-laser system to improve tracking, and a cloth-braided USB cord.