As you can see from the images above, the Shrike features three
different surfaces, when you look at the product from above. Basically the
entire product is made from plastic, whereas the top cover looks like it's been
made from hairline brushed aluminium. Other parts of the mouse are made from
polished plastic and the area, where you put your thumb comes with a thick
rubber coating. Overall the design fits perfectly into Tesoro's lineup. You can
find the same kind of surfaces and colors on other products from Tesoro too.
Another neat feature is the background lighting of the buttons, which makes them
well visible also at nighttime in the dark. Furthermore you'll find Tesoro's
logo, which has been engraved and it's not too prominent but still well visible.
Bottom side and weight stones
Tesoro decided to
equip this mouse with an Avago 9600, state-of-the-art laser sensor. The maximum
resolution is 5600 DPI, which should be plenty for every gamer out there.
Furthremore this mouse has been equipped with glidepads made from teflon. We
recommend to use this mouse in combination with a mousmat, that is made from
plastic or aluminium. It should also have a fine structure. Under these
circumstances gliding characteristics are excellent. Also a neat addition are
the weight stones. There are three pieces that weigh ten grams and one piece
that weighs five grams.