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Got this for £3.99 at an Argos store around the corner, found the deal here for you UK guys. Was only one left at my store but there might be more where you are, who knows.


Here's a quick unboxing and a pic, sorry about the focus, my camera is being a boob today.


The tracking is actually pretty good for something that's a clone. Definately a good buy for £3.99 and a handy backup mouse if my Lachesis goes down.

Seriously doubt this is a legitemate MSI product, they aren't the sort of company to clone a mouse unlike some random chinese company.

Pros:
  • 3 mode DPI; 400-800-2000, 800dpi works great 2000 seems a little too sensitive for me but whatever floats your boat.
  • DPI select button
  • For £3.99 this is a killer little mouse, great shape and OK action.
  • Nice white rubberized top, clean logo placement (although fake, definately well done)
  • Side buttons have fantastic action, very distinct and clickable.

Cons:
  • Cable is only 1M long so definately a nogo if your PC is far away and you don't have a USB extension like myself.
  • Scroll wheel is a little less clicky/resistant than I'd like.
  • DPI select button positioning is less than convinent for on-the-fly DPI switching (located on the bottom of the mouse)

BOTTOMLINE. If you're in the UK and have an argos nearby: Go pick one of these up now, it's an absolute steal for £3.99, looks great, feels great, action could be better but for £3.99, who's complaining?
Edited by Reflux - 3/2/11 at 3:01pm
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Are there any specs on the box? IPS? Acceleration?


My guess is that its an Avago 6010, but I could be wrong.
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Are there any specs on the box? IPS? Acceleration?


My guess is that its an Avago 6010, but I could be wrong.
No specs, have updated the review a little. I could possibly open up another if another comes in stock, but if another doesn't come in within the next week, I could open this one up.

Edit: On the back it does have some extra stats, sorry for my ignorance there.

Pixel Processing: 5.8 Megapixels/second
Refresh Rate: 7080/second
Maximum Acceleration: 20G
USB Speed: 125Hz/s
USB Data format: 16bit
Cable Length: 1.35m
Key life: 5 million times
Connection port: USB available
Computator (LOL): Compatible with Win95+
Size: 123mm x 69mm x 43mm
Edited by Reflux - 3/2/11 at 2:10pm
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which sensor ?
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Looks similar in many ways to an actual DA but the shape of it is way off on the right side of the mouse.
     
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Take it apart OP, look for the label on the sensor.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Reflux View Post
No specs, have updated the review a little. I could possibly open up another if another comes in stock, but if another doesn't come in within the next week, I could open this one up.

Edit: On the back it does have some extra stats, sorry for my ignorance there.

Pixel Processing: 5.8 Megapixels/second
Refresh Rate: 7080/second
Maximum Acceleration: 20G
USB Speed: 125Hz/s
USB Data format: 16bit
Cable Length: 1.35m
Key life: 5 million times
Connection port: USB available
Computator (LOL): Compatible with Win95+
Size: 123mm x 69mm x 43mm
I win.

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Take it apart OP, look for the label on the sensor.
No need.

http://www.avagotech.com/pages/en/na...eam/adns-6010/
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+Rep, Doctor House.
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Only in the UK? Too bad, I want :O
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I got two of these (incredibly lucky!) yesterday.

Overall, I'm happy with it, looks good, though I click the niggly back/forward keys by accident now and then (have to untrain my thumb)!

The button on the bottom for 400/800/2000 DPI is fine, but I find when I reboot it goes onto 400 by default. Is there any way I can tweak this/get drivers?

Unsure whether to email MSI in case it is an actual clone, surely Argos wouldn't sell such things It's not on the MSI website.

The mouse says "GAME GRADE LAYER" (sic) underneath, Engrish I assume, so it does get me wondering..
Edited by louiselouise - 3/14/11 at 12:34pm
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