Pros: Customer service, precision.
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.
- 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
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)
A warranty card and users guide (sheet) are included to show how to use a mouse.
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
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.
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.
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.
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."