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Nixeus REVEL Gaming Mouse - PixArt PMW 3360 Sensor with 8 Preset DPI, Light-weight and Superior Tracking for Win & Mac - Black

100% Positive Reviews
Rated #15 in Mice

Posted

Pros: Customer service, precision.

Cons: none.

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Product Page : http://www.nixeus.com/product/revel-gaming-mouse/
Nixeus shop link (Black) : https://shop.nixeus.com/product-p/rev-bkwh16.htm (only place where you can get an extra 15 gram weight)

I just want to start off by saying I have been using the white version since launch (even a bit before). It has the feet that would be refered to as problematic. I personnaly did not have these issues with mine on a hard pad (Razer Sphex) and soft pad (FrozenQ Promat).

My black model I got for Christmas from Nixeus (big thanks by the way!). It had a few improvements over the first batches that I will be covering in this review.


General Specifications


  • Optical Sensor: PixArt PMW3360
  • DPI Settings: 400/800/1200/1600/2000/3200/5000/12000
  • Omron Switch Durability: 20 million clicks (Primary Left/Right Buttons)
  • USB Polling Rate: 1000Hz (1 ms)
  • Programmable Buttons: 5
  • Approximate Size: 125.7mm (4.95") x 67.5mm (2.66") x 39mm (1.54")
  • Approximate Weight: 85 grams (Without Cable)
  • USB Cable Length: 1.8 meters (6 feet)
  • Operating System: Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10 & Mac OS
  • Warranty: 1 Year Limited Warranty by Nixeus




Packaging


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The ripped box is my bad, I just want to point that out, I was a bit rough during opening it during my testing. So the packaging itself is great, clean, lightweight, has all the specifications of the mouse itself (the ones that matter at least).

The blue and dark grey have a great contrast that let the packaging show off the actual product



Box content (appart from the mouse)


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A warranty card and users guide (sheet) are included to show how to use a mouse.


General Design


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The shape of this mouse is similar to the SteelSeries Sensei. It comes in either gloss white or rubberized black. It has two side buttons and one top for DPI settings. The scroll wheel has a texture that helps keep control of your scrolling even with sweaty hands (like mine are).


Mouse feet variations


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The original feet are .5mm (IIRC) are some had issues with scraping during a backwards movement (when pulling the mouse towards you). Mine did not have this issue on a hard pad (obviously) and was only present when putting a lot of pressure on the mouse on a soft pad. The feet wore very, very evenly after 9 months of wear. The black model I have use the revised feet which are .6mm, they are noticeably thicker, but don't affect LOD.


General PCB


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The PCBs of both mice are not identical, but are very, very minor. The MCU used is a Holtek HT68FB560 and the mouse sensor is a PixArt PMW3360. The white model I have has Omrons for the left and right click and YSA for middle mouse and DPI button, while my black one has Omron for the Left, middle and right clicks with YSA for the DPI only. These switches are rated at 20M clicks. These is a spot for a second LED labeled LED3 behind the mouse wheel, which shows us an extra spot for an LED if Nixeus would've decided to have a transparent wheel. It remains unused on both. All the soldering itself is of great quality.


PCB underside


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The underside if great, but the sides has fiberglass improperly cut, so if you're disassembling your Revel for any reason, watch out for these.


Differences


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The differences I had found are that the middle click switch is different within my models, the black model has a teflon pad right under the right click, which seems to help support the mouse structure. The black model has solder applied to the unused LED pads, while the white one does not. Appart from these small differences, they are identical.

The revel is really a great product and I hope you enjoyed my Revel. I enjoy using this mouse and the support Nixeus offers the community is above and beyond. I'd recommend this mouse solely on the customer service, but you get a really great product on top of that.

Thank you to Nixeus for these mice!

Update, answer from Nixeus : "In the future the internals of the White REVEL will be similar to the Black REVEL. The black revel already sold through several production runs and we were able to change out from YSA to Omrons for the secondary switches and to the new mouse feet on the newer production runs. The white revel does not sell as much as the black ones, so we included the new replacement mouse feet in the package until the next production run it will have it automatically installed."
Nixeus REVEL Gaming Mouse - PixArt PMW 3360 Sensor with 8 Preset DPI, Light-weight and Superior Tracking for Win & Mac - Black
Description:

Designed with feedback from enthusiasts - the Nixeus Revel Gaming Mouse is the world's first gaming mouse with a Pixart PWM 3360 Optical Sensor and 8 preset DPI settings. It's durable lightweight design and enthusiasts grade features allow for competitive PC gamers to perform more consistent and longer at their highest levels. Enthusiasts Grade Components & Features: PixArt 3360 Optical Sensor - At the heart of the Nixeus Revel Gaming Mouse is the world's newest and most advance optical gaming mouse sensor. The PixArt 3360 Sensor is the most trusted and in demand by enthusiasts enabling the Nixeus Revel Mouse to have zero hardware acceleration, flawless 1:1 tracking accuracy and ability to accurately track on multiple surface types. Omron Switches - The left and right mouse buttons integrate durable Omron switches that lasts up to 20 million clicks. Designed for eSports Professionals, Enthusiasts and Competitive Gamers: Light Weight Design - Similar to pro athletes requiring durable lightweight equipment to be able to perform consistently at an elite level - professional and competitive Gamers also need reliable lightweight gaming mice due to the fact that they may make hundreds to thousands of mouse movements per gaming session. The Nixeus Revel Gaming Mouse's durable compact body weighs at just 85 grams to help minimize fatigue and improve consistency during competitive gaming sessions. Low Lift Off Distance - The Nixeus Revel Mouse is designed with a low lift off distance that stops tracking once the mouse is lifted a few millimeters (under 2.0 mm) off from its tracking surface to fully support PC gamers using low mouse sensitivity settings. 8 DPI Settings - Preset DPI settings of 400, 800, 1200, 1600, 2000, 3200, 5000, 12000 allows you to instantly adjust mouse sensitivity on the fly for your gaming preferences without the need for additional software or drivers.   Main Features: ·       Optical Sensor: PixArt PMW3360 ·       DPI Settings: 400/800/1200/1600/2000/3200/5000/12000 ·       Omron Switch Durability: 20 million clicks (Primary Left/Right Buttons) ·       USB Polling Rate: 1000Hz (1 ms) ·       Programmable Buttons: 5 ·       Approximate Size: 125.7mm (4.95") x 67.5mm (2.66") x 39mm (1.54") ·       Approximate Weight: 85 grams (Without Cable) ·       USB Cable Length: 1.8 meters (6 feet) ·       Operating System: Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10 & Mac OS ·       Warranty: 1 Year Limited Warranty by Nixeus  

Details:
DetailValue
BindingPersonal Computers
BrandNixeus
EAN0013189194880
FeatureOptical Sensor: PixArt PMW3360 DPI Settings: 400/800/1200/1600/2000/3200/5000/12000 Programmable Buttons: 5 Operating System: Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10 & Mac OS Warranty: 1 Year Limited Warranty by Nixeus
LabelNixeus Technologies, Inc
ManufacturerNixeus Technologies, Inc
ModelREV-BK16
MPNREV-BK16
PublisherNixeus Technologies, Inc
StudioNixeus Technologies, Inc
TitleNixeus REVEL Gaming Mouse - PixArt PMW 3360 Sensor with 8 Preset DPI, Light-weight and Superior Tracking for Win & Mac - Black
UPC013189194880
Warranty1 Year Limited
ColorBlack
Item Height4.95 inches
Item Length2.66 inches
Item Width1.54 inches
Package Height2 inches
Package Length8 inches
Package Weight1 pounds
Package Width6 inches
PackageQuantity1
PartNumberREV-BK16
ProductGroupPersonal Computer
ProductTypeNameCOMPUTER_INPUT_DEVICE
UPCList - UPCListElement013189194880
Item Weight1 pounds
HardwarePlatformPC/Mac
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