Originally Posted by nillington
Just fired mine up and figured I'd join the impressions party. I'll mostly be comparing between this and the Roccat KPM I've been using for a while.
Putting the Revel in my hand, I have a hard time differentiating it between a stock office mouse. It looks and feels unimpressive. The LED peeks out of the gaps between the shell and side buttons which feel like they're attached the mouse with the flimsiest piece of plastic they could find. The primary clicks are unimpressive, but not bad or hindering in any way. They work, and that's all they need to do .The wheel is much the same: it works, but can't touch the KPM, which has the best wheel and best build quality/materials I've ever seen in a mouse. The Revel's glide is sufficient. In fact, that's the word I'd use to describe the feel of the mouse overall; sufficient, whereas the KPM felt excellent. Nixeus is an American company, and Roccat is German: these mice, in terms of feel, are a Ford and a BMW respectively.
The shape is good. It's the Sensei shape obviously, and shape preference is purely subjective so I won't say much about it. I'll say that I have no problems with Nixeus' implementation of the shape: no weird gaps, no sharp edges against my hand, it works. I got the glossy variant, and it sticks well to my hand, which is the one place the Revel beats the KPM I can't tell which shape I prefer between this and the KPM, but they both work for me - 19cm hands, fingertip-ish claw grip.
So if I drew my verdict here, I'd stick with the KPM. It just feels better in practically every aspect. But the thing is, when I get in-game, I don't care how cheap the mouse feels. I'm not focusing on that, I just need it to become an extension of my brain.
The performance of this mouse is superb. The 3360 sensor is great , the click latency is fine, the clicks themselves feel fine enough to not distract me, and the side buttons don't get in the way - which is good because they are light
. The Revel itself is also light, and like I said before, glides fine and sticks to my hand well, so swiping the mouse feels natural. I forget all about the cheapness and just hit shots, because there's nothing about this mouse that prevents me from doing that. It works. It's sufficient, and I can't really complain.
So yeah, it looks cheap, feels cheap, but goes like a bat out of hell when you fire up a game. In a previous post, I compared it to a Corvette, and I stand by that. It doesn't have all the refinement of a BMW or Ferrari, but it's got one hell
of an engine and won't do anything to hold you back. Sure, the dash is plastic and the panel gaps spark memories of the nether regions of that cheap hooker your buddies hired to finish off your 21st birthday party, but when you put your foot down, the thing just goes
, and that's all I really need it to do.