On the left side of the Bloody V8 we have two additional trigger buttons and a soft grip coating for extra control, as well as a thumbrest groove. This brings the total amount of buttons to eight.
The right side is clear of buttons, but features the grill-like soft grip area for the pinky finger similar to that on the left side:
The cord has a striped shoelace design containing the aforementioned colours and the USB header is a nice flashy red with the Bloody logo on it. Props to A4Tech for braiding the cable for extra protection and aesthetics, as well as providing a latched velcro strap for wrapping/managing the cable for ease of portability and use:
Moving to the bottom we have four teflon flaps that allow for smooth sliding of the Bloody V8 Headshot. For load there are no extra weights for those wanting extra heft/prevent lift-off when playing. Of course the assumed optical sensor is located here as well, but unfortunately like the rest of the packaging, it does not actually say what type of sensor it is.
Again the bottom of the mouse has no soft-grip coating, so here we see the actual darker undertone of the plastic which is see-through.
The ‘Innovative HoleLESS Engine’ is basically a tinted covering over the sensor. Mice in general have the sensor open and unprotected, but Bloody has found an ingenious (and simple) fix around that – the ‘easy wipe’ feature that allows quick cleaning using a Q-tip or swab without damaging the sensor. Whether this covering has an affect on performance is yet to be determined.
Make note that the Bloody V8 comes Ultra Core 3 activated which is the software we will also get to later.