They say you can’t reinvent the wheel, but maybe it’s because the right person hasn’t come along and tried it yet. The RBT has the potential to revolutionize the way everyone uses a mouse. While many computer users are casual, not looking for performance improvement or pain relief, gamers and professionals should certainly keep an eye out on what QuadraClicks is offering. I’m confident that if eSports competitors get a hold of these devices, they’d fall in love with them and feel a potential competitive edge.
On the price front, we don’t have a lot to go off of since this is a product in it’s development stages. On the other hand, the base price to secure your own device on Indiegogo is $150. There’s still a little time so you can pick up these spots while they’re there. Sure, that’s pricey for a mouse, but is it pricey if it benefits your health in a major way? Once again, I don’t suffer from carpal tunnel, but if I did, then this would certainly beat the price of surgery. While I might not see the cost worth it for gaming improvement at first glance, it would be very hard for me not to own this device having had the chance to get used to it and severely miss it while I wait for the manufacturing to complete.
Ultimately, I’d love to see the RBTs get to a point where they can range in price from $50 on up, but the nature of kicking off a product like this means there will be higher overhead costs since manufacturing is slightly specialized towards the unique design. That said, I can’t bring myself to say the RBT isn’t worth the price. As a pro gamer or someone who suffers from mouse use pain, I believe it’s completely worth a leap of faith. If the final MSRP comes in over $300 though, I know that’s going to be too steep for many people. That said, it’s rare to find a product that targets a major lifestyle problem in the way the QuadraClicks RBT Rebel does, so we happily award it the Pureoverclock Editor’s Choice Award.