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Armageddon Aquila [Review]

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This is my first time reviewing something so bear with me.

The mouse comes with a free mousepad and another set of teflon mouse feet. Mousepad looks like a standard mousepad, didn't bother testing it out as I have my trusty Razer Goliathus mousepad, but nonetheless I took a picture of it.


Okay first impressions. The mouse exterior is pretty much like a Razer mouse, the whole mouse has the rubber coating. It has a pulsing blue bottom (not that you'd care about it!) and it feels right. CPI steps are 400/800/1600/3200. And the Adjustable polling rate is 125/500/1000hz. I can't get a number for the weight, but its noticeably heavier than the Abyssus. It has a braided cable. It's just about the size of the Abyssus, I have a side by side photo here.




I tested it out on 1600cpi and 400cpi with 1000hz and here's the results. I'm no expert but it looks exactly the same as my Abyssus when I play around with it in paint. No idea what the sensor is, it doesn't say on the box, its an optical sensor, that's all I can say. I'm not too sure what switches they use, they aren't silent like the Razer DA/ABS switches, but at the same time they don't feel god damn stiff like the Kana, so I have absolutely no problems with the switches.


It feels extraordinary holding the mouse. BUT. A mouse with this shape, it brings back memories of the Kana. Thus I had to test it out.


God damn it... I'll bug the hell out of the tech support and see if they can get a fix going. If there's anything else you guys want me to try out with this mouse, please do tell! I'm going to play some games with this mouse and see how it feels in the meantime, if they can get the problem fixed I'll be so happy, I really like the feel of this mouse.

Enotus Mouse Test v0.1.4
Mouse: @msmouse.inf,%hid.mousedevice%;HID-compliant mouse
Model: n/a
Resolution: 1600 dpi \good\
Polling speed: 964 Hz
Max speed: 2.11 m/s (133023 points/s) \good\
Precision: 96.2 % (0.05 m/s) \good\
Smoothness: 26.2 % \bad\
Debug data: [('125', '0.15'), ('126', '0.52'), ('93', '0.99'), ('125', '1.02'), ('124', '0.98'), ('124', '1.01'), ('123', '1.00'), ('94', '0.99'), ('93', '1.02'), ('125', '0.98')]

Added in the Enotus Mouse test results, I may have been doing the smoothness test incorrectly, how do I do that? If this is a Pixart sensor, the glitch still can be fixed right? I remember them fixing it for the Kana. The glitch is very very very rare though, I do not notice it at all in games, where's when I was using the Kana it was very very noticeable.

On another note, Powerlogic, which is related to this brand I believe, same parent company, but this is the 'gaming' product line, just released a 'gaming' wireless mouse. Actually I thought a lot about it, I used to have a mamba before I sold it away, a big problem with the mouse was the weird-ass sensor they used, I think which probably contributed to the piss poor battery life, why can't someone just make a wireless mouse with an optical sensor wouldn't the battery life last longer? The only thing that made me hesitate from buying it was the fact that it stated the sensor as Avago 3000. Anyone have any experience with the 3000 sensors?

Also, if I can recall correctly, you guys use a program to check all the technical aspects, the speed which it fails and all that right? Can someone point me out to that? I'll post the results once I can get a whole of that program.
Edited by lisward - 12/1/12 at 11:21am
post #2 of 17
please do.
post #3 of 17
You dont mind opening it up for your review right? ^^
post #4 of 17
It would be fun if this was "it". So many pro gamers would be using a cheap mouse from a small manufacturer rather than the more expensive and well known mice smile.gif
post #5 of 17
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Originally Posted by MrFerrari View Post

It would be fun if this was "it". So many pro gamers would be using a cheap mouse from a small manufacturer rather than the more expensive and well known mice smile.gif
Probably not, because they get sponsored by already well established brands and get mice from them. It's kinda sad though smile.gif
post #6 of 17
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Review is up! if you have any request, like want me to test out some sort of setting or what not, please do let me know! Thanks!
post #7 of 17
the program is enotus mouse test ;D
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thanks for the review. too bad it has the same sensor bug as the kana. perhaps it has the pixart sensor? btw does the mouse have 800 cpi step and 500hz polling rate? and how about the sensor position? is it centered? rounded edges mouse feet? weight and cable?
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I doubt it's using a Avago sensor. It seems pretty clear that they are using the same Pixart sensor in the Kana based on the specs...
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Updated with new info!
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