Genius GX Gila And GX Manticore Review: Symmetry And Mythical Marketing
Sometimes a peripheral immediately strikes you as appealing and desirable, because for each person that desirability factor is very different. Some people like their products to be sturdy, some people like the brand for whatever sheep reason, some people like the type of technology used in the product, and some people favour aesthetics over anything else. Usually it’s more a combination of the categories I just mentioned, as no one is that boring. The slant of Genius’ selling points seem to be focussing on the aesthetics and “16 million colour RBG” lighting of their GX Gila Pro Gaming Mouse and GX Pro Gaming Manticore Keyboard.
Due to this marketing trajectory I immediately flagged them as unappealing “gaming” peripherals that focus on aesthetics and “flashy lights” over functionality. It’s not that I am against flashiness, but don’t make it the sole selling point which impinges on me gaming or working on my computer. Speaking of selling point, both items are priced close to a RRP of R650-R700 with a quick online search, so definitely not what some would consider cheap–but definitely not mortgage worthy. Enough of the introductory banter, let me introduce the two animals I let out to play on my desk.
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What To Expect
Page 1: Introduction
Page 2: Gila: Features and Specifications
Page 3: Manticore: Features and Specifications
Page 4: Gila Pt 1: Symmetry is Beautiful
Page 5: Gila Pt 2: The Third Nipple
Page 6: Manticore: Fearsome Mythical Creature or a Scorpion, Man and Bat in a Lion Suit?
Page 7: Manticore: Mythical Marketing
Page 8: The Gila And Manticore: Software Done Wrong
Page 9: Conclusion and Final Thoughts: Symmetrical Asymmetry