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Testing the CHEAPEST Gaming Mice We Could Find!

October 5, 2019


Oh Dmitry Dmitry why don’t you
review more budget peripherals for gaming always looking at something super
expensive and perhaps unaccessible so that changes today and so what I
haven’t found me are gaming mice that there are around $10-$15 dollars and the only two outliers are these guys which around $20 I’m guessing
is because of the fancy packaging on this one and the green body and this one
because it’s got a really good sensor the PWM 3325 but I’m really excited to
see if we can actually find a gem or two in this budget category let’s review
right after this the new master keys MK 750 keyboard comes with a comfortable
magnetic rest rest beautiful RGB light bar on the perimeter
and perky lighting control with a variety of Cherry MX switches and the
bottom type-c connection Coolermaster doing it right check it out below the
one surprising element that I didn’t think I would appreciate when I ordered
these would be packaging so I mean sure this one has no graphics on it
whatsoever just a simple box but it’s recyclable unlike the traditional style
for gaming peripherals is this which is more difficult to recycle but of course
it looks fancier you can see what’s inside
but this one is the other outlier so it’s also a $20.00 Mouse but a nice box
with a sleeve of information so I really like this approach see these guys are
stepping it up a bit with that rhombus graphic but yeah I mean I appreciate
that I can simply recycle this after use but some of these translations on
packaging is hilarious for example here it says aggravating piece of design I
don’t thing they mean to say aggravating maybe they meant to say like aggressive
and gamer ish but on the back check this out
tail box design stable movement and accurate positioned positioned these
guys definitely don’t know what they’re doing in terms of thought passion for
gaming II gross font but then mouse where’s the cohesion and your font
designer this is hilarious so this is one of the
wireless mice that I received certified packaging frustration-free
this is hilarious I’ve never seen a frustration-free packaging label cool
cool and this one says it’s designed for office and gaming so their priorities
are both ways and yeah I’m really excited to see if we can actually find
like a gem or two in this collection so let’s unpackaging and start testing
each of these now I realize the naming scheme for each of these mice is a bit
ridiculous so I’ve labeled them one to eight so it’s easier for you guys to
follow and if you want to purchase them they’ll be linked in the description
okay so out of the entire collection these are my favorite shape wise number
one and three number one not just because it’s green but because the
actual shape makes total sense we have this beautiful thumb area where your
thumb can sit comfortably the right side is curved perfectly fine for your hand
to stay there there’s nothing poking you nothing unnatural and the actual surface
texture it is slightly rubberized for a more controlled grip really lovely on
number one number three it kind of reminds me of a razer deathadder which
is a good thing it’s like an iconic shape for our gaming mice but this one
has an optical sensor so if you guys like the death outer shape definitely
pick this one up but here we have slightly textured top surface so even if
you have a slightly sweaty hands you’ll be fine with this one however the side
grips a little bit kind of glossy and slippery despite having this sort of
like texture on stuff I wish that the entire Mouse was coated with the same
material as the top surface where your buttons are moving on to number two four
five and seven so these are like the slightly lower tier in terms of shape I
still like number what is this number two because it kind of reminds me of a
deathadder 2 but the actual surface material is quite slippery so if you
have sweaty hands it feels like you don’t have much control and just the
mouse might slip out and even though we have the same sort of texture on the
sides it’s still quite glossy glossy and plastic
and has no grip support whatsoever for number four this is an ambidextrous
designed but button layout is only for right-hand use and I don’t totally like
him that’s just bodies but here I actually don’t mind it at all nothing’s
poking me nice curvature on the body and really nice sort of like contoured
buttons so your fingers and everything just fits into place just fine from
number five this one is a bit wider and I can see where they’re trying to do
because I used to actually prefer wider mice because they would support my
entire hand but here the thumb area for example it has this like cutouts where
the light LED comes through but it’s very slippery the plastic material is
super cheap while on the right side where the contours for your fingers are
are not angled properly so you have to angle your hand instead for your fingers
to fit there properly and your end up holding the mouse in the most unnatural
way possible so number five is not the worst but it’s also you have to like
have a particular claw style grip for this thing to fit and for number seven
it is a symmetrical shape which I don’t mind here and while it may look like
something out of a spaceship with all the plating and something being cooked
up inside and the radioactive symbol on the body the actual contours and
everything like that is smoothed out so the material choice is pretty good here
and yeah just like overall very nice comfortable I think to hold and the last
to number six and eight are kind of the worst in terms of the shape Department
so number six is actually the cheapest out of the bunch it’s only seven dollars
and while it may not look like it’s seven dollars because of all the fancy
lighting the actual form of this Mouse is absolutely terrible so not only is it
not high enough so it feels like you’re holding something super flat like this
is probably Apple Magic Mouse level terrible but the actual surface area is
quite smooth so there’s no way to grip the mouse perfectly fine the thumb area
is too curved so there’s no way for your thumb to sit properly and just kind of
escape that area and while I appreciate them trying to make the mouse more
comfortable with this additional thing on the on the right side it’s just not
properly aligned to where you and normally would sit so you end up
holding something that feels extremely uncomfortable even for claw type grip
now for number eight due to its symmetrical design the right
side feels unnatural and even the left side where your thumb should go the
thumb buttons are way too low and that’s exactly where your thumb sits so overall
the height is good the curvature of the top is good but the right side is not
the best even for like a finger claw type grip just your these fingers don’t
know where to go and it feels unnatural all right so let’s begin with buttons
and sensor so number one this one is driverless and buttons are fantastic
with nice tactile response great rebounds the thumb buttons have the soft
press with good travel amount and this is one of the better scroll wheels two
out of the entire lineup with an actually decent middle click too it’s
not too hard to press and the DPI button is behind it it’s discrete with three
dpi levels and the brightness of that LED determines which one you’re on it is
using an optical sensor the pane 3509 and the liftoff distance is actually
very low so it’s not an issue if you lift your mouse like I do and so there
is no tracking disturbance while the Mouse’s either in the air or when it’s
coming down there’s no weird behavior with flicks
either so the sensor is tracking everything perfectly and the body is
well-balanced too you know it’s not like front heavy or back heavy it’s just just
fine and overall for 17 dollars this is a fantastic Mouse out of the entire
lineup so we definitely recommend it alright so moving on to number 2 and the
primary left and right clicks are super nice but the right-click body is kind of
wobbly and loose so I’m not sure if we’ll like fall apart over time these
scroll steps are pretty good but the middle click is kind of hard so I won’t
be using that the thumb buttons are okay but the front thumb button is a little
too much forward so I have to readjust my grip in order to reach it and you can
change the lighting effect with a button on the top and we also have five dpi
steps which you can also change with a button behind the scroll wheel it is
using a PWM 3325 optical sensor which can go as low as 100 dpi although after
5000 dpi and you can change that in 100 DPI increments which is amazing the
liftoff distance is super low so performance is fantastic all across the
board and for $17 I’m surprised that this is like a complete package in terms
of like the shape in the buttons and like the form factor however it also
comes with drivers which don’t suck which you can change your your button
layout you can change the LED settings we have a macro manager so you can
record macros on here and of course configure your DPI settings that are all
saved on the profile to the mouse so that’s pretty incredible
all for $17 this is awesome moving on to number three this one is driverless and
I realize that I bought this on sale for $15 but it sells for 25 normally so it’s
a bit at the disadvantage compared to the rest of value eyes but all the
buttons on here are awesome the scroll wheel is one of the best in the entire
lineup with a nice light middle-click tube and the sights from your standard
thumb keys there’s also this fire key that acts as your left-click with two
consistent clicks so it’s actually quite awesome for csgo when you need to
headshots to get a kill with like a pistol or something the sensor is an
evaluate 50 optical with only 4 dpi steps in 1000 increments so
customization is not present and you know I usually like to play it like 400
800 dpi so having a minimum of thousand is not a good thing for me
performance is great though no spin outs and it’s easy to control
but the liftoff distance is quite high so it’s not pleasant
if you reposition the mouse a lot like I do so I would actually consider number 2
to be a little bit more superior because the liftoff distance on that Mouse is
much lower than number 3 moving on to number 4 the primary left and right
clicks are good the some buttons have nice feel and location you can access
them easily the scroll wheel the steps are a little bit undefined and the
scroll wheel also wobbles which is not nice we have 5 dpi levels they change
with the color and we have full driver support to with pulling weight
adjustment dpi settings and you can even record macros and the main crappy thing
is the liftoff distance which is way too high for me it’s almost like 1
centimeter causing lots of unwanted
when it’s not necessary but if you don’t lift the mouse a lot the tracking is
actually quite accurate and the glide is really smooth
these glide feet are actually one the best in this collection also this is the
only Mouse without a braided cable which is awesome I love the light rubberized
cables they don’t kink as easily and they don’t like catch and other things
whereas the rest of these mice all have some sort of braiding moving on to
number five this one is driverless now the buttons are great and the scroll
wheel is okay and we have five dpi steps but even though they say it comes with
an optical sensor it is extremely jerky with precise aim which is almost
impossible and there seems to be also acceleration built in and it spins out
way too easily so definitely a hard pass on this one moving on to number six this
one is driverless and remember this is the seven dollar mouse the cheapest out
of the bunch now both the scroll wheel and something inside of it is rambling
and wobbling but the buttons are actually okay and we have four dpi steps
and it has one good property precise aim at lower dpi is surprisingly fine for me
so for casual games it’s totally possible and if you have only seven
dollars to spare in the mouse and you like the graphic of this RGB thing on
the top this may be for you however the sensor cannot track anything fast and
will spin out way too easy plus it’s the only Mouse that has no Teflon feet at
the bottom instead the feet are just this regular plastic like the rest of
the body causing a somewhat harsh movement moving on to number seven this
one is driverless and it’s wireless with a built-in rechargeable battery a cable
for that is included plus you need to connect this dongle for the operation to
happen so it is not Bluetooth enabled the light switch is easily accessible at
the bottom and I’ve already had to recharge it in the last few days so
battery life is pretty short but you can just simply have the mouse on without
the lights to preserve the battery the primary clicks are super weird though in
that they’re really silent and you cannot hear them whatsoever and have
this very satisfying actuation texture so if you need the completely silent
mount wireless mouse for either your laptop your desktop if you’re doing
anything at school and the one be distracting this is actually a really
good choice the scroll wheel toe is disappointing with really
mocchi steps but the thumb buttons are totally fine although
they’re extremely loud in comparison to the primary clicks we have three dpi
levels and precise aim is kind of tricky as the cursor has some jitter plus it’s
unable to track flicks and you would spin out easily but for standard desktop
use and for notebooks and some many casual games it’s actually not terrible
and for number eight this one is also driverless and it’s wireless too but it
needs one double-a battery which by the way is not included which I found
strange but it has the same receiver pocket on the body so you don’t lose the
receiver it goes to sleep after three minutes of inactivity to preserve
battery life and they claimed twelve months of battery life which I highly
doubt the button mechanism is actually quite nice aside from the really loose
scroll wheel but the middle click is light enough there’s also a fire button
near the thumb for the double-click and we have five dpi levels and slower
tracking is actually decent not for competitive of course as the sensor
spins out and it doesn’t read fast movement but for desktop and casual
games it’s okay alright people so to wrap things up I’m impressed at how
variable all these mice are in terms of their build quality in terms of the
sensor performance and like you know some have actually fool out fledged
style driver support which I wasn’t expecting in this price point so the
thing is that I would definitely in or from this list a five six and eight
eight not because the wireless performance sucks but because it
requires a battery and the shape is not to my style six because it’s the
cheapest out of the bunch and it shows sensor performance is really terrible
and the body is just horrendous as well and number five not because I mean the
body is a little bit uncomfortable but the sensor performance is just not good
because it just spins out everywhere even though they say it’s an optical
sensor now the mice that I would consider passable are three four and
seven seven because it’s wireless and I’m really blown away this whole like
silent switch operation so if that’s a priority for you plus
doesn’t need a battery it has a built-in one that you can recharge via microUSB
that’s awesome number four I really like the shape the balance of the body the
switches and the sense of performance overall is great
but it doesn’t have the greatest liftoff distance so if you don’t lift your mouse
a lot check out number four number three is the most expensive out of the bunch
so I was assuming that it would win and it has a really nice shape and really
nice switches and really nice RGB lighting as well but it is driverless so
you cannot customize the actual DPI which are in 1000 increments which for
me is totally not OK and so and also it has that really bad liftoff distance
it’s not super bad but for the price point I was expecting more and now
moving on to the winners of this whole round up number 1 and 2 I don’t know why
I was expecting them to win but I kind of lucked out and the naming scheme so
number 1 the shape is fantastic the performance of the sensor is good the
buttons are great the scroll wheel is nice and while you only have the three
dpi levels I think they are appropriate for like even competitive gameplay being
the lowest at 600 dpi which for me I play around 400 to 800 so it’s kind of
like a nice balance but for number 2 I feel like it’s a little bit even more
superior because you have that full driver customization not only for the
RGB support and that macro customization but we also have those dpi increments in
100 dpi changes which is fantastic so you can customize the dpi to exactly
where you want it and as you know I feel like that’s kind of like the key selling
point of this being also a really good sensor to that you can customize that
and lift off distance is not bad so when you lift it like I do it’s not gonna
jitter when it’s in the air and so number one and to definitely check them
out if you’re looking for a budget Mouse all the links are linked in the
description and so these two are the winners and they’ll be moving forward
into the next round up which has a higher price category which by the way
if you haven’t checked out our best mice under $25 make sure to check it out over
there so that
like in this like the earlier video and now we’re moving into like the no name
brands and just exploring what the market has to offer and the next price
category I think we’ll be doing like $25 to $50 so if you have any mice
recommendations let us know in the comments below I’m Dmitry thanks so
much for watching we’ll see you that’s it

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  1. Check out the Volcano GMX4 Plus, I currently have it and tbh it's not great not terrible, am experiencing a little jiggle in the left and right mouse buttons after a year of use. It would be awesome to see someone who actually knows something about mice review it.

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