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Gaming Mouse Review: The Fanatec Headshot Controller

The Fanatec Headshot Controller gaming mouse.

The Fanatec Headshot Controller gaming mouse.

The Headshot Controller mouse features extended rubber thumb and finger rests for a more comfortable feel and better grip.

The Headshot Controller mouse features extended rubber thumb and finger rests for a more comfortable feel and better grip.

The mouse can be customized into a smaller version by unscrewing the extended left-side thumb rest section and removing it.

The mouse can be customized into a smaller version by unscrewing the extended left-side thumb rest section and removing it.

The smaller version of the Headshot Controller mouse.

The smaller version of the Headshot Controller mouse.

The Headshot Controller's coiled cord sits above the mouse pad on the cable arch.

The Headshot Controller’s coiled cord sits above the mouse pad on the cable arch.

The Aura mouse pad, which comes with the Headshot Controller, features an ultra-smooth surface and unique design.

The Aura mouse pad, which comes with the Headshot Controller, features an ultra-smooth surface and unique design.

The Aura mouse pad also has a cable arch that lifts the mouse cord five inches above the pad to prevent interference with the mouse's movement.

The Aura mouse pad also has a cable arch that lifts the mouse cord five inches above the pad to prevent interference with the mouse’s movement.

The Aura mouse pad also has a high speed USB hub with three USB ports (one for the Headshot mouse) and a AC adaptor connection.

The Aura mouse pad also has a high speed USB hub with three USB ports (one for the Headshot mouse) and a AC adaptor connection.

A comparison of the Headshot Controller and Aura mouse pad (right) next to your average mouse and mouse pad.

A comparison of the Headshot Controller and Aura mouse pad (right) next to your average mouse and mouse pad.

The Headshot Controller cord connects to the cable arch on the Aura mouse pad via a plastic sheath on the cord. However, fastening the sheath in place can limit the movement of the short-corded mouse.

The Headshot Controller cord connects to the cable arch on the Aura mouse pad via a plastic sheath on the cord. However, fastening the sheath in place can limit the movement of the short-corded mouse.

The Aura game pad has LED lights located at each end of the arch.

The Aura game pad has LED lights located at each end of the arch.