Anker is a company that make that bold of a statement as it was founded by gamers for gamers in an effort to bring a great gaming mouse to market and one that was affordable as well. Many of the high-end gaming peripherals get a huge price boost just by attaching the word GAMING upon it, but Anker keeps it real and at $39.99, and in some cases goes on sale for as low as $19.99, which is an amazing deal all around.
Mouse itself is very light, good thing the weights are included.
However, even with all 8 weights in place it still feels lighter than Logitech
MX518, but certainly still comfortable. The weight cartridge, on the
underside of the mouse when open, leaves gaps big enough to easily drop
one of the weights inside the actual mouse body itself. When installed
the weights are held in place and feel pretty sturdy.
feel good, everything is pretty ergonomic and natural feeling. If I had
a complaint there it would be that the thumb buttons seems a bit too
easy to hit on accident when simply moving the mouse to the right but once u get used to it, you wont have any accidental clicks. The mouse wheel feels almost like a lid on a plastic bottle,but it's movement is precise.
It has 4 lights next to the left finger button. These lights
indicate your DPI so after some use you can begin to see where you've
got it set. Personally I'll probably never use 8000 dpi, But it's very easy to cycle through dpi settings, another
similarity to MX518.
The light settings are
pretty vibrant though you're only able to change the light color on the
mouse logo. The presets look good but the software also allows you to
change colors in a 16m color mode. There's even a check button for the
light to "breathe", basically it just fades in and out every second or
so. Sounds great if that's important to you except that everything aside
from the presets tend to look nothing like what your custom color
option may be. Personally this means almost nothing, but aesthetically
it's a great touch if you can make the color you want the way you like
This mouse can be customised, with up to 9 different keys - making it
incredibly useful for any type of game. It also has a MACRO
functionality that allows it to register your clicks and movements.
One of the main features of this mouse, and the eye candy behind it is
the light colour on the anker logo - this can be changed to any colour
of your preference, via the software provided.
The profile switching is also very useful with a button located at the
bottom of the mouse, allowing you to switch between your two mouse
profiles, very efficiently.
Accuracy and speed:
With an incredible 8000 DPI and 1000HZ polling rate, this mouse is one
of the top dogs for precision. Although realistically I can't see anyone
using it at 8000 DPI, and more like me at 2000 DPI, however the
accuracy and response time of this mouse is outstanding. No lag, no
input lag, no flaws, no jittery motion - in other words, it excels in
doing what it is supposed to do.
-9 Buttons to customise
-Form factor and design
-Grip on the left side by the thumb
-Great customer service by Anker & LaptopMate
-Anker logo colour switch is hidden when in you, as you hand covers it -
thus it would have been nice to be able to customise either/or the DPI
switch and scroll wheel colours too.
-Profile switch is located at the bottom - realistically I much prefer
this, however I know some might prefer it to be more accessible at the
top of the mouse
-When saving and applying changes on the software, it magically changes the DPI level on profile 1, but not profile 2
-When saving and applying changes on the software, it magically changes the scrolling lines within Windows to level 8
-Overall cable length (could be an extra 0.5m longer)
Conclusion: Overall, the motion is smooth, the fit is comfortable, the clicks aren't super
loud, the optical camera and laser is very accurate, the software is
pretty solid, and the price is right. Could it have benefited from a
little bit more quality? Sure, but you'd be paying $60 or $70 instead of
$40. It's good for the price.