Corsair HARPOON RGB Gaming Mouse

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Corsair has been at the top of the market in many different areas and this includes their computer mice. However, Corsair has mostly been releasing mice with a somewhat high price tag of over 55SGD, such as the M65 PRO RGB, Scimitar PRO RGB. If you are a Corsair fan or just a person who wants to upgrade their mouse with a budget of lesser than 50SGD, you might want to consider Corsair’s Harpoon RGB Gaming Mouse.

Priced at around 55SGD, this is a great mice if you are looking for a mid-end mouse. The first thing that you would notice after you have tried it is how incredibly lightweight it is. At 85 grams, it is much lighter compared to many other mice in the current market. This lightweight design would be ideal for those first person shooter players or those who just prefer a lightweight mouse when gaming.

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On the left side of the Harpoon lies two side buttons that are placed in a position where it is easy to press for those with smaller than average hands. The buttons feel very well made and sturdy compared to some other mice which as side buttons that feel very flimsy. The mice also has a textured rubber grip that stretches out on both the left and right side of the mouse for additional comfort and to allow for stronger grip.

The back of the Harpoon has a pretty good curve that allows for a especially comfortable grip that feels very natural. And of course, the Corsair logo which has RGB LED lighting sits on the back.

Now on to the front of the mouse. The left and right buttons both feel very smooth on the surface and feel very responsive. In between the buttons is the scroll wheel that feels quite rigid which may bother some people. Right behind the scroll wheel is where the DPI button as usual, where you can switch between five settings, 500, 1000, 2000, 4000, and 6000. It is also good to note that these number can be changed with a software in multiples of 250. In addition to being able to change up the numbers, you are also allowed to change the LED colour based on which DPI setting you are on. This is very handy as you can just check what DPI you are on right of the bat just by glancing at the mouse.

The bottom of the Harpoon has a Pixart PMW3320 Optical sensor and four PTFE skates which lets the mouse glide smoothly on surfaces.

Overall, the Harpoon is a very well designed mice and with a price tag of around 55SGD, this mice is well worth the price. However, if you have more money to spare for a mouse, I would suggest that you go for some other Corsair gaming mice rather than this one as they are much more unique and superior.

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Steelseries Rival 95

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Looking for a new mouse or just tired of your old one? Do you want a cheap yet reliable mouse for gaming? If you answered yes to any of the questions, you might want to consider the Steelseries Rival 95.

You will most likely find the Steelseries Rival 100 online and in stores instead, however as they both have the same specifications.

Design

The Rival 95 is a wired mouse with a wire length of 1.8m. Worry not if you use a claw grip, palm grip or fingertip grip as the Rival 95 has a right hand grip that is comfortable for most grips.

The barely noticeable thumb rest is a plastic padding which is comfortable for your thumb to rest on. Just above the padding are two side buttons, these two buttons can be used for macros in gaming or for quick-switching between pages on the internet.

There is also CPI quick-switch button just below the scroll wheel that allows you to change between two CPI settings that can be customized by the user up to a maximum of 4000 CPI. In order to utilize the CPI quick-switch button, you need to bind the button in SteelSeries Engine, a free customization tool for this mouse.

Performance 

The mouse feels really smooth when used on most surfaces. Due to it being a wired-mouse as opposed to a wireless mouse, it is more responsive and will not have any delay or lag.

Customization

Unlike the Rival 100, the Rival 95 is quite limited on customization and lacks the dynamic LED lighting that the Rival 100 has.

You can change the polling rate which is the interval at which the position of the mouse is reported.  The CPI can be changed up to 4000 CPI.  You can also set mouse acceleration and deceleration. The angle at which the mouse cursor snaps can also be changed, although I would not recommend actually changing this option.

Conclusion

The rival 95 is a pretty decent mouse that can be used for gaming. It is targeted towards less macro intense games like Counter Strike, Overwatch and Call of Duty. as there are only 2 side buttons for macros.

The ergonomics of the mouse makes it really comfortable to use and feels very light and not much of a burden to move, giving a pleasant experience.

The limited customization might be a minor setback to the mouse for those who likes fancy LED lights and dynamic lighting. However, basic customization like CPI quick-switch, key binding, macros are available.

The mouse performs very well as there isn’t any delay or lag. It is also quite precise, making it able to detect the slightest movements, allowing for a smooth experience.

The pricing is also not that expensive at around S$38 at retail price, making it quite affordable.

Therefore in my opinion, if you’re a casual or semi-competitive gamer, this mouse would really suit you.

 

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Logitech Wireless Mouse M510

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If you are sick of using your laptop’s touchpad, the cheap mouse that comes with it or you are just looking for a mouse, then you should consider the Logitech Wireless Mouse M510 in your list.

When you first look at the mouse, it may seem like any other ordinary office mouse. But when you start to use it, you will realize why this is a highly rated product.

The Logitech M510 comes in 3 different colours; black, red and blue. The mouse feels very natural on your palm when you grip it and your thumb and pinky fingers are able to rest on the rubber grip very comfortably.

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Aside from having two side buttons on the left for going back and forward in the browser or to switch between songs, it also has horizontal left and right scrolling, which is very useful for people who may use applications such as Microsoft’s Excel for example.

One very useful thing that this mouse has is Logitech’s “Darkfield” laser sensor, which essentially lets you use it on almost any surface. This would mean that there would not be a need to pack a mouse pad into your bag if you are going to travel with your laptop.

Logitech has said that the M510 is able to run on just 2 AA batteries that provide power for a duration of 2 years. Even better, this mouse is able to run perfectly well with only 1 battery.

Overall, at a price of around 60SGD, this is an relatively affordable mouse  that you might want to consider purchasing. It is comfortable to use, highly portable due to its size and does not require a mouse pad to use and has a very long battery life.

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Finalmouse ScreaM One

The Finalmouse ScreaM One is a gaming mice that was surrounded by hype after the famous “They talk about my one taps” commercial played during the MLG Columbus CSGO major.

The ScreaM One has a ambidextrous shape therefore it is able to be used by the right and left equally well.  It is slightly larger compared to other gaming mice on the market right now. Which is why I would suggest players with medium/large hands to give the ScreaM One a go. Despite it’s size, the Finalmouse ScreaM One is pretty light compared to other gaming mice. Razer Deathadder Chroma, Steelseries Rival 100/300, Razer Mamba, Logitech G502 are just a few examples that the Finalmouse ScreaM One was being compared to.

The ScreaM One uses a PMW3360 eSports sensor which offers higher framerate, integrated illumination and enhanced tracking technology. Which is why the 3360 is considered the summit of sensor technology. It is said that the Scream One offers a click response time of 1 ms. Which makes it the fastest in the gaming mouse industry right now.

The wiring of the ScreaM One is high in quality, being able to be kept in good condition for a long time. The wiring of the ScreaM One is braided and when compared to other mice it is a better alternative.

Overall, the Finalmouse ScreaM One is a mouse that was made to make it feel like it is part of your hand. I would recommend it to players with medium/large hands looking for a comfortable gaming mouse that offers a good sensor with a quick click response time.

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SteelSeries Rival 300 CS:GO Fade Edition

 

 

 

 

 

The SteelSeries Rival 300 CS:GO Fade Edition is overall, a beautiful looking mouse which comes with great sensor performance. However, it is not suitable for left-handers and there a cheaper version of this mouse which offers the same functions and quality.

The SteelSeries Rival 300 is a Counter Strike Global Offensive (CS:GO) variation of the Rival 300. The Rival 300 CS:GO Fade mouse can be purchased for €79.99 EUR on the SteelSeries website. Whereas the Rival 300 will only cost you €59.99 EUR on the SteelSeries website. Therefore you would be paying slightly more for a aesthetically pleasing mouse.

The Rival 300 CS:GO Fade Edition comes with the mouse, and a set of manuals which gives you instruction on how to go online in order to download drivers. The build quality of the mouse is generally top notch. The USB of the mouse is silver-plated, the shine on it adds a pretty nice touch to it. However, I would have preferred a gold-plated USB as it would give the mouse a generally more expensive and would fit the fade theme of the mouse. Moving to the mouse alone, it has a Fade design which is pleasing to the eye. The gold/yellows at the tip of the mouse slowly fades into a purplish hue at the palm at the mouse. There are close to no mouse with colours similar to this mouse and this is what really what sets it apart from other mouses. If accompanied with a mouse pad with a Fade pattern results in a beautiful set up on your desk.

At the palm of the mouse there is a Counter-Terrorist logo and below it, the mouse is surrounded by a rubber texture with the writing CS:GO on it. The rubber material gets pretty useful if your palms are sweaty, knees weak arms are heavy. On the left-hand side of the mouse, there are two buttons which are customizable. There is another button as well on the top of the mouse which can be customized. The scroll wheel has a comfortable feel to it. The left/right mouse buttons are not too loud therefore it’s perfect for late night gaming.

The Rival 300 CS:GO Fade Edition offers a really comfortable hold for endless hours of gaming. It uses the PixArt PMW3310 which can be found in the Rival 300 as well. The sensor works pretty well allowing you to have precise control of the mouse.

Overall, I feel that the Rival 300 CS:GO Fade Edition is worth it for it’s price due to it’s aesthetics, performance and comfort. It is really a different mouse in terms of design when compared to other mouses therefore if you are looking for a beautiful looking mouse that does not compromise when it comes to performance, this mouse would suit you.

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Corsair Gaming Scimitar RGB Mouse

If you are an avid MMO or even a MOBA gamer, you might want to consider getting this beast. This device is equipped with a key slider system, which is a movable side panel that holds 12 mechanical buttons that are fully programmable which will definitely appeal to those who are dedicated to MOBA and MMO games.

This mouse has an extraordinary 12,000 DPI optical sensor and, as the name already tells us, there are RGB lighting in 4 zones. This RGB lighting can be adjusted and modified using a powerful and comprehensive software that may be complicated but easy to grasp on. It is able to adjusted to 12.5 million different colours in all 4 zones, the Corsair sails logo, front, mouse wheel and on the side panel.

Expanding on what I said about the side thumb buttons, they are in a 4×3 grid and are mechanical and programmable. They are somewhat curved to fit your thumb perfectly, giving it a nice feel.

The Scimitar has a sleek curved ergonomic grip on the right side for the ring finger and a plastic body with a rubbery grip finish. The mouse is relatively light, due to it being made out of plastic, and fits nicely and comfortably into the palm of the hand.

With a solid build, RGB lighting system and a movable slider with 12 buttons for your thumb, this mouse is pretty good compared with the current mice that are available in the market. Even though this mouse is directed to MOBA and MMO gamers, I would highly recommend the Corsair Gaming Scimitar RGB Mouse to anyone.

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Razer DeathAdder Chroma

The Razer DeathAdder Chroma offers comfortable usage to ensure endless hours of gaming. The DeathAdder comes with five buttons, the usual left, right and middle mouse as well as two buttons under the thumb. It cost around USD $69.99 which is a good price for a mouse of this quality.

The DeathAdder comes with a 10,000 DPI sensor and 1000 Hz polling. Therefore if you’re looking for a gaming mouse just to play video games casually, the DeathAdder is a good option. As it is really comfortable to use its design is simple yet it feels like an extension to your arm and feels really comfortable. The left and right mouse button and perfect, they are large and allows extra space for your finger to move around. The scroll wheel is huge and really smooth to use. There is also a LED light at the back of the mouse which just makes this sleek looking mouse even better. Therefore if you are looking for a mouse that is good looking the DeathAdder could be a mouse that you might want to consider.

Overall, the Razer DeathAdder Chroma is a great mouse for all kinds of players. People who love using the DeathAdder range from casual gamers to professional video gamers. Therefore if you are looking for a good quality, comfortable mouse which is not too expensive the Razer DeathAdder Chroma is perfect for you.

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PROLiNK FURAX Illuminated Gaming Mouse

 

The PROLiNK FURAX Illuminated Gaming Mouse also known as the PMG9002 is equiped with comfortable grips and 7-colour LED that changes forming different coloured rainbows. The mouse is simple, you plug it in any USB port on your computer or laptop and you’re ready to use it.

The PMG9002 is designed for people with relatively larger hands and people with smaller hands might have to claw grip it as I had trouble myself fully gripping the mouse with my palm. There is a rubber-grip pad on the left for your thumb, it is quite comfortable to grip and isn’t very noticeable, this allows longer usage with your hands getting tired.

The PMG9002 has a backward and forward button at left side of the mouse just above the rubber grip, this is a neat addition as it allows users to go back and forth from webpages easily by just moving their thumb a little. The buttons can also be used for macro in games that requires multiple actions at a time and would be proved useful.

There is also a 4-level quickswitch DPI button inbetween the left and right mouse button, you can adjust the mouse’s DPI between 800-1200-1600-2400 DPI according to your preference. The mouse is also fairy durable, as it is estimated to last for around 5 million clicks.

My only complaint about the mouse is that it is relatively hard to clean due to the material is made out of of. If there are scratches on the mouse buttons, it is probably not going away and trying to clean it might cause more scratches. Though some people might not mind this, it is pretty distracting if you’re trying to admire the LED lights of the mouse and notice all the scratches it has.

In conclusion, if you’re looking for decent gaming mouse that doesn’t cost a fortune as this is being sold around S$29.90. It is worth it if you’re looking for a gaming mouse with basic functions like the ability to change DPI or the side thumb buttons. If so, then the PROLiNK FURAX Illuminated Gaming Mouse might be the mouse for you.

 

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Turtle Beach Grip 300

The Turtle Beach Grip 300 is a plug-in and you’re ready to go gaming mouse that is quite affordable by many. The mouse is a small and black with red backlighting and a design that leans towards the left. If you’re a left-handed, sadly this mouse isn’t for you. There is no thumb rest though the mouse juts out to support the thumb. The texture of it is smooth but rough enough so that your sweaty hands won’t slip off.

If you travel often, the mice is small enough which makes it convenient to pack. However, this does mean that the mouse is unable to support a palm grip. This is made for gamers with smaller hands.

The mouse doesn’t have any special drivers or software to be installed to work properly. Though it may seem the mouse doesn’t have much customisation, it does have 2 switches at the bottom of the mouse. You can control both the DPI and polling rates of the mouse using the switches provided. You can use this to fit your play-style really well.

The mouse performs best on first-person shooters and is not very suitable for RTS or RPG games that require lots of scrolling across the screen but not terrible. You would also still feel comfortable even after your hand perspires a lot.

In conclusion, this mouse is really useful if you’re an avid gamer who travels often, it is also not at all expensive at the price at S$57. Not only is the mouse affordable by many it also has excellent performance when playing games. Though this mouse is generally targeted at first-person shooters, you could find fun in other games of other genres too. I would recommend this mouse to anyone who loves FPS games and is looking for a cheap but effective mouse to use then this mouse would really suit you.

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Seenda IBT-C04

The Seenda IBT-C04 music mouse has a really unique and interesting concept to it. With “music mouse” in the name, you can kind of guess what it is already. The mouse functions like any other and also doubles as a speaker and microphone which makes it stand out in today’s market where people would usually just buy mice from Corsair, Logitech, Razer etc. But a mouse with a speaker and a microphone? That makes mouse stand out from all the others.

The Seenda IBT-C04 is a 2.4GHz wireless mouse and is relatively inexpensive at a cost of about S$41, making it great gift for someone if you ever looking for one. This mouse would be useful for someone who has a laptop with broken speakers or if you are out and the speakers in your laptop suddenly fails.

The Bluetooth speaker and mic will get muffled by your palm and is probably more useful for Skype calls when you are hands free from the mouse. When paired with your smart phone by Bluetooth you can easily accept calls or return the last call. This could be useful when you are struggling to find your phone in your bag in the office when there is an important call you have to accept. The mouse connects to your PC via Bluetooth 3.0 USB dongle.

The mouse is built with ABS plastic and comes with 5 different colours, black, red, blue, silver and gold for the users to choose from. A rubber grip is under your right thumb (sorry left-handers) with the buttons to answer calls and control the speaker’s volume are located right above. The mouse is 121mm long, 70mm wide and 38mm tall. It weighs reasonably light at 125 grams by itself even though it may not be as portable as others available out there. The DPI selector sits right in front of the scroll wheel.

The 900mAh rechargeable Li-Po battery is charged over a micro USB cable and within 3 to 4 hours it reaches a full charge which it can play music for up to 6 hours and about 70 hours for a standard use depending on the user’s usage.

Seenda definitely produced something unique and different. The mouse is relatively inexpensive and has features you would never expect you might need in a mouse and could come really handy in many situations.

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