Performance and comfort, contrary to popular belief, are not mutually exclusive. At Razer, we constantly push the frontiers of technology each and every time we approach the drawing board. The result of meticulous research-driven design is a three-way (user, device, play style) optimization of every product to balance the delicate equilibrium between in-game efficacy and comfort. Through validation sessions conducted with professional gamers and accumulating feedback from casual gamers, we have identified three prevalent gripstyles.
Here, we present our findings that we have established, to help gamers of all genres to fully understand the ergonomic development of our mice, and to choose one that is best suited to their needs.
The claw grip is another style of holding a computer mouse that requires a user to arch his hand and form a claw shape, pulling the mouse in so the rear end of the mouse is stabilized by barely touching the pit of the user’s hand.
The claw grip is defined by the fact that six contact points are made on the surface of the mouse.
Testimonials of pro-gamers who use the claw grip:
• Peter “utR” Mogensen, Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, Team Dignitas
Alexey '*Cypher*' Yanusheusky, Quakelive, Team Serious Gaming
• Shaun "Apollo" Clark, Command & Conquer 3, Team Dignitas
• Erik “ekL” Larsson, Counter-Strike 1.6, Team ExsequoR
• Rick '*r1k*' Smit, Call of Duty, Team Serious Gaming
• Bob '*supreme*' Janssen, Call of Duty, Team Serious Gaming
• Nikolaus '*SonKiE*' Cassidy, Warcraft III, Team Serious Gaming
Examples of progamers who switch between grips:
• Hendry "jo3" Handisurya, Defense of the Ancients, Team Sanctuary
Kevin '*RotterdaM*' van der KooI, Warcraft III, Serious Gaming /