Gigabyte already has a couple gaming mice on the market, but the new XM300 marks the first mouse in its new Xtreme Gaming product category that is mostly populated by graphics cards.
The XM300 has a basic design without too many bells and whistles. It has an ergonomic shape and comes with the basic switches we’ve come to expect on a gaming mouse. These are Omron left and right click switches and backwards and forwards navigation buttons, topped off with two DPI switchers. The scroll wheel also clicks.
The mouse has room for four preset DPI levels that can be selected from a total of 50 increments. The sensor powering it all is a Pixart 3988 with a sensitivity of up to 6400 DPI. Gigabyte also tested this sensor to track accurately up to 200 inches per second with up to 50 gs of acceleration.
On the palm area is a G logo that is lit with RGB lighting. You can choose from single colors, a breathing effect with any one color, or a color cycling effect.
The mouse communicates with your PC over a 1.8 meter gold-plated, non-braided USB cable. Included with the XM300 are two extra sets of Teflon slippy pads for when you wear out the originals.
We’ve reached out to Gigabyte for pricing and availability.
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That second picture really looks like a deathadder.Reply
There should be a standard API (in DirectInput, maybe?) for controlling mouse illumination. Then, games could actually make use it to show things like what mode you're in.Reply
So it's a deathadder with a bit wider body, a proven sensor, 2 more buttons, DPI indicator and RGB lighting. Sound like a solid mouse to me.Reply
17366057 said:So it's a deathadder with a bit wider body, a proven sensor, 2 more buttons, DPI indicator and RGB lighting. Sound like a solid mouse to me.
And it probably wont develop a double click issue like the deathadder. Id buy it after mine failed, too bad that was 6 months ago.
Double click issue? It might develop after several years, but until then, Deathadder is undefeatable.Reply
17373237 said:Double click issue? It might develop after several years, but until then, Deathadder is undefeatable.
Usually just after the 2 year(warranty period) mark alot of the 2013s, and even the chromas have started getting a double click issue.
The tac switch gets worn, so one input is occasionally read as two.