*Long review, summary at last paragraph*
So I am a bit of an aim fanatic. I own 13 mice at the time of review, and have tried several others out. I play a lot of CSGO, Valorant, COD, Battlefield, and just whatever FPS game is popping, along with a good bit of KovaaKs FPS Aim Trainer (around 450hrs as of right now). Given the games I play, I think that aim potential is the most important part of a mouse, that means I will be focusing on the shape, size and weight, then looking at the other features.
I have short hands, but they are pretty normal in width. 17cm long, 9.5cm wide, and I "relaxed" claw grip. I generally stick to smaller ambi mice (like the G203 or Hati S for example). This is still a "small" mouse, but it's more small-medium and it's an ergo, meaning that it feels a tad bit bigger in the hand than it would appear. According to gearsearch.gg, it's measurements are 120x70x38.5mm, so yeah, small-medium. If you want to get an idea of how it compares to your current mouse, that's a good website to check btw. This mouse fits my hand pretty well but I do wish it were a bit smaller. Maybe 118x65x38mm? It's more the width that gets me than anything, I will get into that later on though. Actually, the shape of the mouse is pretty neat. Again, it's ergo but it's kind of an ergo made for claw grip, for me it's comfortable in the hand. I think this will work best for medium hands, specifically claw grip. With small hands you can palm it, and I know of a guy who has insane aim (I mean as good or better than Shroud) who fingertip grips this mouse and has larger hands. It's actually a very underrated fingertip mouse. I'm not the greatest with fingertip, but when I used it I could see why the guy likes it.
It weighs in at about 65g (according to other sources). I own the Ultralight 2, and several other lightweight mice, and I generally prefer mice that are 65-75g, it feels like the sweet spot because it's light enough you can still move around quickly and microadjust smoothly, but heavy enough that you are stable and not shaking around like you have Parkinsons. I don't think the mouse weight should be a reason you buy a mouse. Size and shape are a lot more important for aim imo.
A good way for me to tell if a mouse is good for me is how I score on KovaaKs, and with this mouse I perform well. Tracking based scenarios I score better than I do with most mice, and "target switching" scenarios (flicking quickly to larger targets, COD type stuff) I also score better than most mice. In click timing scenarios (CSGO headshot type stuff, precision) I score well but my movements are often wider than other mice, meaning that the precision stuff I sometimes whiff a bit (more on that later), however I noticed when I'm feeling good or having a good run, I go nuts. This mouse is very stable, the shape sort of just locks you in and you'll find that shakiness is a lot easier to avoid, it's the best part of the mouse. It's also easy to move in straight lines, which is pretty important.
In actual games I have a LOT of difficulty microadjusting. It's the "wider movements" problem I had in KovaaKs, but hyperbolized. When I'm not super focused in, this thing gets the better of me when going for headshots. This means in Valorant I am missing a good bit of headshots that I would normally hit on my favorite mice. It's actually really frustrating. When I see a guy and I go to adjust a bit to get on his head, I just end up going too far and then get caught in this back and fourth loop, then boom I'm dead, but when I am accurate on my first shot this thing is a dream and makes me feel like a god. I chalk this up to the width and the fact that it's an ergo, I have heard others with similar complaints as well. I can say that in less precision based games like COD for example, this thing is great. I have spent a good bit of time with this mouse and I think it's just the way it is for me, I've owned this thing for several months and used it off and on, just picked it back up for a couple days for the sake of this review, and there's definitely a bit of a "learning curve" where you have to get comfortable aiming with it. Again, wish it was a tad bit shorter and a good bit thinner, but with the right hand size this won't be as big of a problem as it was for me. Now onto the features/build quality.
So the coating on this mouse is neat. It's like a mix between glossy and matte. I like it. It "sticks" to your hand enough that you don't lose grip of it, but it doesn't get super sweaty. It's different, but in a good way. This mouse has a rubber cable, which sucks, but it's the best rubber cable I've used at least. I don't think you NEED to paracord it so long as you have a bungee or have taped it to your monitor or something, but if you end up liking the mouse and plan on using it for a long time it would be worth it. Not too difficult to do either, but the clicks DO get affected by the screws underneath, so don't overtighten! The feet aren't PTFE, which sucks, but they aren't terrible for stock feet. They're pretty slow. Also there is plastic over them, so remember to take that off. Anyway, I think it's definitely worth replacing them. Go buy some Tiger Arcs or another popular replacement for like $10, it's worth it.
The switches are 50m Omrons and the clicks feel pretty good. They are pretty firm and have little travel distance, a tad bit mushy. Not my favorite but I'm not necessarily a stickler about clicks, they aren't bad. (Again, clicks are affect by the screws underneath, be warned). The side buttons are in a bit of an odd spot, the way the mouse curves in on the left side makes it so you sort of have to reach over the curve to hit them. I didn't find them to be a problem, but I have heard others say they did, I even use my side buttons for push to talk (both of em), and it was fine, but it's something to be aware of. The sensor is a 3389, but it's Roccats in house variant of it called the "Owl Eye". It felt a tad slow, so I checked and the DPI is off compared to a normal 3389. Maybe by like 50dpi. It tracks fine so this isn't a big deal, just be aware that your sensitivity might feel a bit lower in game compared to other mice, all you gotta do is raise the DPI (by 50) or in game sensitivity, so not a big deal. Scroll wheel has fairly long steps, and they are pretty defined, a bit of a rubberized coating to it as well. More defined than say the Viper Mini, but not as slow and defined as a Zowie. Good for both in game and desktop use.
It has SUPER bright RGB. I mean it's bright af. When I plugged the mouse in for the first time it blinded me like some LED highbeams hittin you when you're driving outside of town. No exaggeration. You can change it in the software of course. Different color effects too, I have mine cycling slowly through all the colors. Software has a lot of stuff in it. Macros/rebinds (it has two DPI buttons on top you can rebind, which is nice!), LOD adjustment, scroll speed, you can also so it to "Zero Debounce" which makes the clicks feel super responsive, but it double clicked/slam clicked a lot when I had it on. Sucks because I really liked it. Mouse doesn't do it with the setting off, so nothing to worry about.
So I guess the overall summary here is that it's a good mouse for claw grip for medium hands, small hands will find it comfortable but might find their aim lacking. It has a unique shape that aids in comfort and stability. It's good for aim generally speaking but I personally had issues with precision at times, but again, probably hand size. It has satisfactory build quality/features, although the cable/feet could be better, but those can be replaced. If you want to try something new it's definitely worth it, but there are safer choices out there. If you like it you'll love it, if you don't like it you'll probably hate it. Give it a shot I say.
|商品尺寸||6.86 x 11.48 x 3.89 cm; 66 克|