Leetgion El Druin game mouse review -
Testing the mouse
Testing the mouse
There's nothing more controversial than explaining and testing a mouse. So I've been using the mouse for a little while now just to check out how well I like it in gaming and normal desktop usage. Now I'm still using the good old Microsoft Trackball Explorer series. Why on earth they stopped making these nifty things, beats me.
Anyway, the Leetgion El’Druin ... the mouse is responsive and everything you can expect from a mouse in this price-range. Testing a mouse is a very subjective thing to do as everybody has different needs, experiences and requirements.
The mouse sits very comfortable in your hand. At the wrist end and to the left and right a little bulky, but with the mouse being RPG optimized, really that's what you want. Not too light, not too heavy. Overall there is a very good synergy based on ergonomics and accessibility to the buttons. Controlling profiles and DPI though the Leetgion Omni-Tuner will take some time to get used to. At first when selecting a mode you'll continuously keep looking at your mouse to confirm whether or not you did the right selection.
If you feel the need for programmability, there's plenty of options as well as macro programmable options aside from the buttons that can be changed with rather default actions like backspace.
Personally I really like the selectable DPI levels in the increments of 300 DPI, it just really makes the difference in first person shooters with fast high action, versus say a sniper level where you quickly want to lower your DPI precision so that your mouse pointer can be steered towards your target more accurately.
The mouse does feel right in many ways, though since it's been adapted to both left and right hand user it does feel a little slippery on the wrist end of the mouse. However swapping out the palm plate with a rubberized plate, nailed that problem.
Playing games then. The mouse is responsive, very responsive with shooters like Battlefield 3, you easily navigate through everything in the field. Once you reach your enemy and get into a shootout you'll quickly cycle to a lower DPI level so you can aim a little more accurately. Selection of the DPI works nice and fast.
However it's an RPG aimed mouse which is where works really well. Playing Anno 2070 for a while worked out great, easy to scroll, and with a profile setting or two you can do some things in the game that speed up what you need to do.
The response time and accuracy certainly feel good as well. The laser optical engine combines high precision movement with a good weight, making the mouse easier to move quickly and repeatedly.
Honestly despite its unique looks, it just works very well for most types of games.
Leetgion released the El Druin game mouse which we review, the high DPI mouse is made by leetgion, the guys behind Thermalright. The mouse has all the features you may expect from a nice game mouse at a true gamers price level. Perhaps something you want to check out ? Head on over into the review.