Wait a minute…this isn’t a game!
You’re right, it isn’t a game, but I’ve decided to start reviewing peripherals that improve your gameplay, and I’d love to share what I think about the ones I’ve used so far.
How does it look and what does it feel like?
The Perixx MX-1000 looks fantastic, with a slick and smooth feel comparable to mid-range mice. You’re not restricted to one colour as you have the ability to switch between four. Red, green, pink and blue, which is great since you don’t have to spend anything extra to change the lights. The light can also be configured to pulsate, change intensity or if you just want a break from the glow, turn it off completely. All these changes can be made in an application that is provided when you buy the mouse. You can adjust the light, sensitivity, bindings and dpi.
So, it looks great! But what about the grip? How does it feel when you’re actually using it? When it comes to grip, it varies because the size of our hands differ, it’s difficult to find a “one size fits all”. In saying that, this mouse is not at all bulky and fits almost perfectly in my hand, with two rests on either side for the thumb and pinky fingers, which is nifty.
What I’m not a huge fan of is where the /- dpi (or CPI – counts per inch) buttons are positioned. If you’re planning on binding them to different functions in a game, you might find it a bit awkward clicking them. Over time however, you’ll get used to it.
One big factor that plays a part in deciding on which mouse to purchase, is the weight. If a mouse is too heavy, it’ll be a lot more difficult to manoeuvre, especially with games that require a lot of aiming (basically every FPS and PvP game).
Does it work well?
The MX-1000 works wonders at the very low of $14.99 (£11.59) [easyazon_link identifier=”B008YFXG9K” locale=”US” tag=”effgamblo21-20″ localize=”y” popups=”n”]from Amazon[/easyazon_link]! I still have the mouse and is just as good as it was when I first used it. I’ve played many games with it and performs just fine and there isn’t a need to go any higher than 2000 dpi, which I think is just a marketing ploy to attract people who like big numbers. Here’s a document on the settings some professional CS:GO players have.
I don’t actually use this mouse anymore because I wanted something with a lot more buttons to bind to, so I went for the Utech Smart, which is a great mouse by the way!
For a game like Overwatch where you have up to 3-4 buttons to press, you can bind the normal and ultimate skills to the two buttons on the side, and an additional one assigned to the mouse wheel click so you can concentrate just on movement with your keyboard hand. Unless you’re playing a game that requires a lot of key binds, like your traditional MMORPGs for example, this is a fine mouse to start off with if you’re looking for an affordable gaming mouse.
The only real gripes I have with the Perixx MX-1000 is that the left side buttons are a little too high up and a mouse pad is needed to reduce friction, but other that, it’s a phenomenal mouse and I absolutely recommend it.
Pros and Cons
- Very affordable $14.99 (£11.59).
- Good aesthetic,
- Great starter mouse.
- Up to 7 programmable buttons and mouse wheel up/down bindings.
- Up to 2000 dpi.
- Changeable lights, intensity levels or ability to switch it off outright.
- Bottom can cause slight friction if not used on a mouse pad (simple clean can fix this).
- 2 buttons aren’t in ideal positions ( /- dpi as default), and only 2 buttons on the left side.
- 7 independently bindable buttons
- 500/1000/1500/2000 dpi (dots per inch) resolution with buttons to shift dpi
- 160ips & 20G Surface Tracking Speed
- Ergonomic Design with Soft-touch Rubber Black Painting
- Gold plated USB 2.0
- Braided USB cable
- IBM or compatible PC System
- Windows XP / 7 / 8 / 10
If you have any questions regarding this mouse, let me know as I’m happy to do my best to answer them!