Holes like swiss cheese.

Where the mice play

Many mice have passed through my hands. I belong to the generation of people who used the legendary mice with a ball inside, although my childhood belonged to the joystick and the iconic Amiga. And the games were from cassettes. The good old days.

Over the years, I changed mice for a prosaic reason - the new mouse was supposed to provide modern solutions and enjoy spending time at the computer. And since I divide my time at the computer between games and work, I greedily look at new projects and ideas of gaming mice manufacturers, knowing that these constructions also work well during everyday work.

My last rodent, which I am currently using for 11 months, is the Volcano Shinobi 3360 mouse with holes. This choice was made due to the praised lightness of the structure and less sweating of the hands. And in addition, a great PixArt 3360 sensor, nice backlight (how can it shine, especially since the hand covers most of the light coming out anyway), good sliders - everything suits my needs. And although I am a traditionalist in the choice of mice, after 11 months I can say something more about this innovative (for me) construction. But all from scratch.

Inspired by nature? Honeycomb construction - less material, less weight.

The holes aren't that scary.

The mouse belongs to the "ultralight" category with its weight of 72 grams, which was possible thanks to this "riddled" design. A simple mechanism works here - less material, and therefore lighter weight. These holes are also located on the bottom of the mouse. The whole thing is a bit like a construction site - at first glance, it's a bit like a honeycomb-shaped mouse skeleton, but everything is perfectly fitted and you don't feel less material in any way. Another proof that nature can inspire cool things.

Holes, holes everywhere.

Less sweat - better comfort.

However, the biggest plus that I noticed is actually reduced sweating of the mouse. Between fairy tales you have to put some mythical air flow or something like that - here nothing blows into the palm of your hand. But ... because on most surfaces the hand is in contact with the perforated skeleton, sweating is practically non-existent. A completely new experience than in other mice, where a small, moist and unpleasant layer of sweat appears on their surfaces after prolonged gaming. Here in Volcano Shinobi, this is not the case, at least not for me. The palm is mostly uncovered and touches a much smaller surface, so it does not sweat. This is a completely different experience, something that was a kind of discomfort with other mice, is completely absent here. So a big plus for such solutions - I was not disappointed here.

Does it get dirty?

But along with these holes came the greatest concern for the hygiene of the mouse. After all, through this whole skeleton you can see all the "guts" of the mouse, and the mouse (just like the keyboard) can get dirty quite quickly and unpleasantly. To my surprise, and contrary to my previous experience with computer rodents, this mouse does not get so dirty at all. I personally see two reasons why this is happening. First of all, it's a pandemic and more frequent hand hygiene, including the systematic use of antibacterial hand liquid. The second is this specific structure that reduces sweating.

Almost a year of use and the dirt is not visible.

So what is the reason it doesn't get as dirty as it might seem? I don't know, it doesn't really matter, because what matters is that everything is as it should be - that is, clean. It is worth mentioning that I have been using the mouse for almost a year, and I have not cleaned this "honeycomb" even once. Therefore, after all the time spent with the Volcano Shinobi mouse, I can confirm that it is a successful and fun joint adventure.