Optical mice are in. Pro players love them because they have no mouse acceleration, allowing for pinpoint accuracy at a range of speeds. Casual players love them because pro players love them. The latest optical mouse is the diminutive DX-20, QPAD’s ‘first new mouse shape’ in seven years. Let’s see how it compares to its rivals, big and small.
Logitech’s G700 mouse is one of my all-time favourites. We gave it a solid 9 / 10 scoreline, and I espoused the belief that a wired-only version had the potential to be even greater, with a slimmer design and lighter weight if the batteries were shed. Today we’re going to see the reality of that belief, as we examine the Logitech G502 Proteus Core wired gaming mouse. It’s the most popular mouse on Amazon, so it should be good, right?
Thanks to ComputerAssistance.co.uk for providing the Logitech G502 sample.
Today we’re looking that the Speedlink Kudos Z-9, a budget gaming mouse available on Amazon. Despite its low price, the Z-9 actually looks pretty cool, with a stylish red finish and some unique features… including a smartphone app to update your settings on the fly. Let’s take it for a spin!
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Today we’re looking at the SteelSeries Rival 300, one of a growing number of gaming mice with an acceleration-free optical sensor.
The idea here is that by eliminating hardware acceleration, you can get a much more consistent experience; moving your mouse three inches will always translate into the same amount of on-screen movement at a fixed DPI. That should make it easier to learn the smooth, precise mouse movements that are so necessary at the upper levels of competitive gaming – whether strategy games like StarCraft II, MOBAs like League of Legends, or shooters like Counter-Strike.
At £50 on Amazon, the Rival is towards the upper end of gaming [...]
Mionix is well known in the gaming world for their lines of Saiph and Naos mice, but their latest model is the Castor. The Castor combines a right-handed ergonomic design with a zero-acceleration optical sensor and Aurora RGB backlighting. The mouse is in stores today, so let’s see how this new mouse fares!
Today we’re taking a look at a budget gaming mouse from Xenta. The mouse comes in at a £15 price point, but still includes a 2000 DPI sensor, wireless connectivity and unique adjustable sides. Ebuyer have sent over a review unit for us to test, so let’s get right into it!