There are lots of cheap mouses out there, and often they’ll have some pretty basic features. In this post, I’ll be reviewing the T7 Gaming Mouse – a mouse I’ve been using for the past two years, and features adjustable DPI, programmable buttons and adjustable polling rates.
Just a forward, I am in no ways an expert on mice. This is just a layman’s review on a mice I picked up to replace a broken one – I am just reviewing it from a semi-competitive players mindset, and am not an expert on mice and sensors.
Once you get past the loud exterior of the mouse – something I’m not a fan of – you’ll get a surprisingly customisable, and quality, experience. The mouse is made of plastic, and has decent weight to it – around 186 grams. The clicking switches are nice and tactile, and you can easily tell when a switch has activated. Whilst there is some wobble on the side buttons and centre buttons under the scroll wheel, it isn’t anything to get put off by.
The mouse is comfortable to use for long periods of time – the shape is decent and supports your hand, and none of the materials dig in. The mouse is responsive, partially due to the high polling rate that you can set – up to 1000 Hz – and I felt no difference in input between this and a Razer Naga mouse.
My only gripe with the mouse is the laser sensitivity – it still moves the mouse even when half an inch of the surface of the mouse mat, which can be a bit of a pain in FPS games. The scroll button could be a bit more tactile too.
The interesting part of this mouse is the software that it comes with – either on a disk, or if you don’t have a disk reader, off the pretty terrible website. The software, which looks pretty outdated, allows you to customise a large range of features about your mouse. The first tab allows you to set settings for keys, such as forward, back, triple click, and even macros. In addition to this, you can change settings such as general sensitivity and polling rate. You can have three key setting modes, which can be switched with a button on the bottom of the mouse, and five profiles, so you can in theory have 15 different key settings.
In advanced, you can set the individual levels of DPI you want the mouse to have. I only really use two of my levels – the lowest for shooter games and the second level for everything else. Each of these levels has a colour assigned to it which your mouse will show, so you can easily see what level of DPI you are on. You can also customise the mouses RGB here.
In addition to this, you can also set macros. I haven’t really needed to, so I can’t really say on how well they perform or how well they work.
I’ve been incredibly impressed with the T7 mouse. For under £15, it offers a surprisingly complete package that works great for all types of games. Whilst it may not be your pick if you’re a professional, it is certainly adequate for a normal semi-competitive player. If you are looking for an upgrade over your current basic mouse, I would recommend the T7. It can be purchased on Amazon here for £11.99 (at time of writing).