Gigabyte Aorus K7 keyboard and M3 mouse review

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Testing the mouse

Testing the 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, then again I'm getting old yo! The Aorus M3 then. The mouse feels responsive and of course does everything you can expect from a mouse in this price-range and more... and I say 'this price range' on purpose, as right now we see it coming online in web shops at only 39 USD, which is a good deal for this mouse. Testing a mouse is a very subjective thing to do as everybody has different needs, experiences and requirements. If you feel the need for programmability, you can do so with the mouse application software. Playing games then; the mouse is responsive, very responsive in Battlefield 1, 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 by simply clicking the DPI switch up and down.


Why we like the feature and ability to switch DPIs on the fly in games? Example: when I'm sniping I want precision and the mouse to not function too erratically; so I set it at a low DPI with the flick of a button. When I take my shot and have to move out of the danger zone quickly I take another weapon and go into a more shoot 'em up scenario; then I want that mouse to behave really fast and could take it to a higher DPI. The difference is really distinct and handy. The mouse can scan 6400 DPI, but does it really matter if that laser light is scanning 1100, 2600 or 5600 dots per inch? Well, that's the subjective part I guess. I mean, I recently tested a 16000 DPI mouse; me, I do not experience any difference. But some of you do. I know I however do enjoy this mouse. Precision is really good. And thanks to the use of a wire you do not have lag or slowdown that you might experience (as a hardcore gamer) with wireless mice. So the response time and accuracy certainly feel good as well. The optical engine combines high precision movement with light weight, making the mouse easier to move quickly and repeatedly. Personally I really like the selectable DPI levels, 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 macro usage is very convenient as well, if you like to quickly swap a weapon with a specific configuration, that's where it really helps.

The feel then -- The mouse does feel right in many ways, GBT placed a rubberized rest for pinky and thumb, which I like. The mouse itself, like many others, is just on par with everything alongside a powerful suite. Pretty much all buttons are positioned just right and the mouse sits comfortably in my hand. It's a nice mouse, but not something hugely out of the ordinary. 

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