Remember we talked about the tiny Audi R8-shaped pen drive a couple of months ago? Now, Audi has added another product in its official merchandise section. And although it's still computer related, this new addition somehow made it to our office, so here's our short review.
Audi makes lovely cars, doesn't it? And Audi knows to how to keep its fans happy too. But does Audi make great computer accessories? It's after all the second Audi I know of that I could use with my computer, first being the pen drive. Behold the Audi wireless computer mouse.
Bluetooth powered, this mouse comes in shiny grey, with a beautifully sculpted design that's not just great to hold but also shows the silhouette of a certain Audi, closely resembling the TT. It comes with a bluetooth adapter that can be plugged in your computer's USB port (works on USB 1.1 and 2.0).
There's no need to install any drivers or make changes to the settings. It worked perfectly fine on my laptop and while touchpad users might feel a bit odd at first, using a mouse is a lovable experience. And it becomes more special when the mouse looks and feels this good. The level of attention to detail is great and if you're an Audi fan, it does deserve to be in your list of collectibles.
But unfortunately that's all good we have to say about it. Priced at Rs 5,599, it's on the expensive side. The build quality is very Audi like but the base of the mouse disappoints. It's made of plastic and doesn't feel solid at all.
Unlike the A4 I drove recently, this Audi isn't as impressive. It makes sense to gift it to one of your car-lover buddies or probably gift yourself one.But in case you are planning to use it for gaming, our suggestion would be to get a Razer or Steelseries for all your Counter Strike needs.
It is a bit of a compromise. It looks good and yes, it deserves that Audi branding on it as well but somehow, it doesn't feel great.