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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-11-2012, 06:44 PM - Thread Starter
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I recently got a Genius Maurus, it's a not very known probably avago 3090 mouse, small shaped, looks promising.
http://www.geniusnet.com/wSite/ct?xItem=51773&ctNode=3605&mp=1
After a little testing I give you my little review (the photos are terrible, blame my stupidphone).

Physical description:
- 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.

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G500 - Maurus - Spawn
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Fingertip
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Claw

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 mad.gif) 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.

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Sensor performance
- 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.

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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.

Comments:
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.

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Thanks for the review.

Where did you but it?

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I got it from a local retailer here in Chile.

I don't know where are you but this is like 4 dollars cheaper than what I paid
http://www.amazon.com/Genius-GX-Gaming-Professional-GX-GAMING-MAURUS/dp/B007ZLHDDE
A little bit more expensive on ebay
http://www.ebay.com/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=400297793086

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have you got weighed the mouse in the meantime? wink.gif

I asked the service from Genius about the sensor. They confirmed the A3090.
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I can get one of these pretty cheap, might pick one up just to try the shape.

I have a Zowie FK on the way too, so I might finally get a good comparison between shape/styles.
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just noticed this brand from maximumpc's daily newegg deals, and their mice look pretty nice

took a look through their line-up and some of their products I think they just re-badge from another OEM. The headset in particular stands out to me as the same as an Azio GH808 (which I don't think Azio makes themselve either)

I love the look of their GX headset and K7 keyboard looks
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Just disassembled it. Weight can be removed with a screwdriver, but unfortunately it's a single one, and removing the whole 20g bar makes it very light. Feels less precise initially, but this weight is just right for me overall. I guess it's about 75g-80g without.

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wonderful news, thank you.
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Hope my weight perception is not completely off. Let's wait for the TS to weigh it.


And wanted to clarify something. When i said it makes it very light, it's just the feel I get because of its high weight before. Right now i couldn't call it very light anymore. It really just feels right for me, for sure less precise, but that is a known trade-off.

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I tried my best to weigh it. I was able to reproduce the weight of several mice which of it's known. This one wasn't easy because of the thick braided cord paired with its light weight, but I can say with safety that it's 75-77 grams light without weight respectively 95-97g with. Please allow me tolerances anyway. That cable man...

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