I recently got a Genius Maurus, it's a not very known probably avago 3090 mouse, small shaped, looks promising.
After a little testing I give you my little review (the photos are terrible, blame my stupidphone).
- The mouse is small, resembles something between the orochi and the abyssus. The shape is absolutely symmetric.
- Advertised as a feature, the mouse has 20g of metal weights built-in (non removable). It is actually heavier than the Spawn.
- Has glossy top and rubbery sides and back. The rubber grip is very similar to the one used by TTesports, less sticky than razer.
- Its suitable for clawgrip and for fingertip grip as well.
G500 - Maurus - Spawn
Buttons and clicking
- Theres a total of 5 buttons (main, wheel, menu, back, fwd).
- The side buttons are placed one at each side, they are very well placed (if you don't need them they wont bother, if you do they are still easy to press).
- The main buttons are advertised as omroms and they feel like that.
- The wheel is very thin, not too stiff to press or rotate and is like halfway out so its very easy to operate. Has very consistent steps and a nice click.
They advertise the wheel as patented magic roller, it must enable the wheel to be more on the outside.
- No bottom switches for cpi or profiles.
Skates and Gliding
- The bottom has 2 triangular front skates and 1 long curve skate at the back. Black compund.
- The skates have pointy edges (why
) so they need a little "burn in" or they feel weird on cloth.
- The friction is a little higher due to the increased weight, but also it gets more momentum so it still glides nicely.
- The skates are thicker than the razer's white ones, but still not as thick as the ones on the cm spawn.
- Red visible lightsource, probably Avago 3090
- The sensor is axially placed (the lightsource is behind the sensor, not sidewise like the spawn) but for some derpy reason the whole sensor is not exactly in the axis of simmetry (middle) of the mouse but 3mm to the right.
- Prediction is off (see paint-test)
- Achieves more than 3.5 m/s on the Puretrack Stealth on 450 and 3500 cpi (see enotus screenshots).
Note: My arm hardly achieves more than 4 m/s.
Note2: Enotus can't set 3500cpi or 450 cpi so I used the closest I could set (3600 and 400) so the actual maxspeed can be a little different.
- LOD on black puretrack stealth: 3cd tracks, 4cd doesn't track (high but expect-able in dark mats).
- Tested on white, blue, red and black surfaces without issues.
Software and stuff
- The cpi (450-900-1800-3500) is only switcheable by the driver software
- The polling rate (250, 500 or 1000hz) also is only switcheable by software
- Adjusts lights, macros, buttons (can disable sidebutton actions obviously), 3 onboard profiles and standard gimmicks .
- There's no firmware updates to the date.
This mouse has arround the same retail price as the Spawn and the Abyssus here, still is superior to the abyssus in my opinion. Compared to the Spawn this mouse has not much more to offer, except that is ambidextrous.
I normally don't care about sideskirts but these ones are very useful for the ring and little finger when clawgripping.
The increased weight is non convenient for a small mouse like this one, I would like them removed but I don't want to disassemble it (yet).
The sensor performance is pretty standard for the 3090, high lod, high maxspeed, superb tracking, no acceleration.
I'll post the weight as soon as I can get hold of a scale. I hope I can get better photos.