If you’re a ‘power user’ and want to personalize everything on your mouse you can do that too. In Expert Mode, users can drill down on any button they choose and record (or manually create) complex macros or combinations that will leave your competition’s head spinning!
Utilize any combination of mouse, keyboard and joystick/gamepad outputs, add wait timers or start and stop loops to give yourself the edge.
You can even set up button combinations for additional outputs. For example, set the bottom thumb button to your ‘melee attack’ and the top thumb button to ‘grenade’ – but press them together to trigger a useful combo, such as ‘Crouch-Jump’.
If you want to make tweaks to a profile, simply use the game-specific ‘action libraries’, which allows you to select what each button does from a dropdown list that matches the game you’re playing. No more switching between the game menu and your desktop to set up the software – customization made easy!
When you launch a game, TRACER will switch to the correct profile, automatically and instantly. No more forgetting to activate the correct profile, no more minimizing mid-game to access the software, and no need to create a single basic profile that sort of works (but not very well…) for every game you own.
Adding to the impressive lineup of 13 buttons, TRACER’s two left mouse buttons have built-in pressure sensors. ‘Deep click’ gives you more buttons and more flexibility – click normally for one action, or harder for another action. Each ‘Deep Click’ button can have up to 3 actions assigned to it!
Fortnite – Shoot and then deep click to instantly build a wall
World of Warcraft – Trigger a skill and then deep click to activate it instantly.
Overwatch – Roadhog’s Shrapnel Ball, Chain hook, and melee attack
Some other useful examples include;
- Crouch / prone – Press normally to crouch, press hard to instantly go prone
- Sniper button – press one button reduce your sensitivity, then press harder to fire
- Rapid reload / weapon switch – use left click to fire, then press hard to instantly begin reloading, or to switch to your secondary weapon
- Or, use deep click to set up your own commonly used combo
Mouse overall works great. The left fingertip gets in the way in my opinion and so I can't really reliably click the Left Mouse Button so I've just bounded the left fingertip button to LMB. Though it's more a matter of how I hold the mouse.
If I had one particular complaint, I kinda wish the fingertip caps were held on more securely. They feel kinda loose with just friction holding it on.
You want a product from the future? This is it. It comes at a price, but it is well worth it. The most versatile, the most customizable, the most efficient mouse I have found.
The only caveat I would bring is: where you purchase from. Unfortunately, living in Canada, when ordering from Swiftpoint's site itself, there are shipping fees that are a bit steep, and import fees. Because of this, I recommend ordering via Amazon.
Like its predecessor, the Z, I have enjoyed using this mouse for gaming! Its unique button layout relieves a lot of burden on my thumb, and distributes the responsibility to my other fingers when I need to hit multiple buttons. It has a powerful software, too, that allows you to customize each button and button combination to allow for a single input or a chain of inputs (macro). I personally believe that gamers should at least try out this mouse, because it is completely different from other gaming mice and it has since been my daily driver.
Looking forward to greater things, Swiftpoint!
I've been using this mouse as both a gaming and productivity mouse. The multiple profiles are a lifesaver, the button layout falls naturally into hand, and it's extremely comfortable to use. Even though I have it set on a high DPI, it's still easy to make precision movements with minimal physical movement. I have nerve damage in my right hand, so the audible click and short throw of the buttons doesn't leave me questioning whether or not I've pushed the button. Overall, 10/10, and I've been recommending it to all of my friends/family who are just as picky as I am when it comes to mice.
I used the Swiftpoint Z's pressure sensitive buttons a lot. The Tracer only has two while the Z had five. It's not a replacement for the Z but it's better than many of the other gaming mice on the market. Lots of buttons that are easy to reach and click so if you were not able to get a Z previously, This may be the next best thing.