Element Gaming, what can I say,well I have just reviewed the keyboard Gaming Keyboard Thorium 300 and gave it the thumbs up with a 5/5 a total bargain for gamer on a budget, so the question is does the Emelent Gaming Mouse Iridium 820 do as well? Lets find out.
First things first packaging and display
The mouse arrived well packaged in a very well designed box, with a picture of the mouse on the front and all the technical specifications you would expect on the back.When opened up the mouse is very well protected and comes with a small manual and a mini CD which contains the drivers for the mouse and the software to control the mouses game profiles and LED’s. As previously stated in the other review bring the software online only and also create ‘One software 2 rule them all’ this would help with system resource speed, and save loading up different software for different products, and finally you could pass the saving over to the customer.
The mouse is LED lite with the E logo at the front which can be configured to illuminate different colours and the mouse wheel which is set to only one colour ‘Blue’ which cannot be configured. The mouse has a total of 8 customisable buttons, there is a total of 6 on the top, 2 standard left and right trigger buttons, the mouse wheel can be pushed down to make another button, next to the wheel is a button called ‘Attack’ and finally above the wheel are two more buttons with arrows on them. The final two buttons to make a total of eight can be found on the side of the mouse.
Now, having a load of buttons is great, but are they all easily usable? That answer is yes, even the attach button next to the wheel, it stands out just enough, to not miss click the trigger button or wheel button. Now I have small hands and most mice I cannot stand to use due to the size of them, a good example of this is the new Razer Naga 2014 Edition, I just could not get used to the size of the mouse. This mouse is fantastic my hands are sitting comfortably in the smaller settings, settings you might be asking, well the mouse comes with a way to extend the size to adapt more users, towards the bottom of the mouse at the back is a a swivel device that extends the back mouse rest to make the mouse longer.
For a budget mouse this mouse comes with some impressive stats, 8200DPI, have to admit never gone that high, I have it set to around 3200 DPI, a polling rate of 125 – 1000HZ, gold plated USB and Braided cord, using a braided cord is supposed to stop the mouse wire from tangling up, does work most of the time. Finally Element Gaming stat that the mouse has a life span of 500 million clicks, I would like to see what person tested that stat, what a boring job.
When loading the software, which thankfully is not all to pad since I have the keyboard as well running, just hovering over them both, you can tell which one is which, however please create one software for all of them.
Back to the software, you can set a total of 5 profiles for the mouse name as the keyboard. The profiles do not launch the games, but once the game is launched, which has been set to a profile; the mouse will automatically change its colours.
There is a set of tabs to click on within the software;
This section you can control the light setup for your mouse from choosing to have the lights on or off, the lighting effect from fully lightened to beathing and finally choose a colour to set to the E logo, Red, Pink, Orange, Green, blue and Cyan.
Within this tab you can control the settings of the DPI, you can also set a DPI setting for each profile and finally you can set the sensitivity of the X/Y synchronous settings
Under this tab you can control the pointer speed, double click, tilt wheel scroll speed and finally a mouse wheel scroll speed.
In this section you can set the polling rate and one-to-go speed or response time from 2ms up to 255ms.
All the buttons are already pre-configured, but as stated 8 of them can be altered to suit your style, and can be assigned to up to 5 games. I would recommend for both the keyboard and mouse, a lot more profiles options are needed to accommodate for games.
Like with all my peripherals reviews I feel you need to have a little information about personal usage, well the first thing I did was set up the profiles for the games I am currently playing, these would be The Evil Within, Middle-Earth: Shadows of Mordor and finally Alien Isolatoion. After I set up the profiles which was not that hard to do, I spent a few ours on each game, give or take a min or two either way.
I found the mouse to be very responsive and move around the mouse mat with ease, I tested it on a few different mouse mats as well, from the Razer Goliathus Control Gaming Mouse to the SteelSeries QcK Gaming Mouse Pad the mouse performed very well on both. I found using all the buttons on the mouse very easy and confortable, I did not find any complications.
For a gaming mouse this is damn impressive,for the price its even more impressive £24.99 on Ebuyer (http://www.ebuyer.com/630166-element-gaming-mouse-iridium-820-esib-98y3-1) if you stuck on a budget want a good quality mouse then comeand grab this, you will not go wrong.
- Comfortable design
- 8 custom buttons
- Blue illumination
- Multiple light settings
- Dedicated gaming buttons
- Adjustable DPI
- Super Laser sensor
- Wired USB connection
- 8200 DPI
- 8 keys
- 0.8mm key travel
- 70g key pressure
- 500 million key life
- DC 5V / <100mA
- Supports Windows XP / Windows Vista / Windows 7 / Windows 8
Disclaimer:All scores given within our reviews are based on the artist’s personal opinion; this should in no way impede your decision to purchase the game.