Rounding out the list of Genesis peripherals is the most commonly used item, sat beside the keyboard, with their new mouse the Krypton 770. Following with their similar past designs, as well as those of other companies, the Krypton is going to have to pull out some big features or changes to stand apart from the countless other mice out on the market, lest it be fed to the cat.
Here are the specifications:
- Maximum resolution – 12000 DPI
- Programmable buttons – Yes
- Illumination colour – RGB
- Features – Durable OMRON switches, Built-in memory
- Functions – DPI adjustment, Profiles Available, Macros Available
- Sensor model – Pixart PMW3360
- Specialized – For Gamers
- Maximum frame rate – 12000 FPS
- Maximum tracking speed – 250 inch/s
- Weight – 138 g
- Colour – Black
- Power supply – USB (5V)
- Illumination – Yes
- Software – Yes
- Sampling frequency – 1 000 Hz
- Glide type – Teflon
- Acceleration – 50 G
- Number of programmable buttons – 7
- Additional features – Plug&Play
- Number of buttons – 7
- Resolution – 100 – 12000 DPI
- Sensor – Optical
- Communication – Wired
- Cable length – 180 cm
- Connectors – USB Type-A
- Supported Operating Systems – Windows 10, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 8, Windows 7, MAC, Linux, Android 4.2.2
- Height – 43 mm
- Width – 69 mm
- Length – 130 mm
Starting off with its overall design, the mouse is quite similar to many other gaming mice. Coming with 4 programmable buttons, not including the left, middle, and right-click, there are a few options for adding extra commands to the mouse. As standard, 2 of these are set to change your DPI settings with the other 2 being used to go back or forward in windows. One complaint I do have about the side-keys is their sensitivity, not having much resistance against your thumb, causing many an accidental click. The scroll wheel is responsive to the usual sections.
The feel of the mouse is slighty abrasive on the side, which I have found with other mice, though this is down to it having a better grip but also tends to scrape skin off over months of use. The top side is smooth and comfortable, fitting to my hand neatly.
Like many devices, the Krypton 770 is fit with several RGB portions, both the scroll wheel and lining of the mouse light up. The mouse wheel lights according to your current DPI settings, whereas the mouse itself can be set to an array of colour schemes from neon to steady colours, or even no colours at all.
Thankfully the Krypton 770 does has some software to edit its deeper mechanics, like adjusting the lights and DPI. It’s a straightforward program, with only a single page to the whole things, using drop-down menus to access all parts of the customising. The 7 buttons can change their macros quickly, with a macro editor that is almost identical to the Xterminator mouse by Sandberg. With such a high range of DPI, maxing at 12,000, you will feel no bad feelings about the range this mouse has. However, the site page for the mouse seems to be using an outdated version of the software, as the one that comes with the mouse looks quite different.
With an estimated price at around £60, the Krypton 770 is a bit expensive for its type. You can get similar, more drastically designed, mice for closer to £50. With a boast of the best sensors in the world and high-tech software, it does fall a little short in these departments with its somewhat copy-paste program designs and options. The range of DPI and colours is amazing, though competitor mice can match that with a lower price or more exciting forms.
Overall, the Krypton 770 by Genesis gets a 9/10. There isn’t much to hate about the mouse, the only complains I had was with the side grips and the sensitivity of the side keys. The price is a bit high for a wired mouse with the options it grants, but its smooth frame and ease of use may warrant a higher price tag.
If interested you can order your new Krypton 700 Gaming Mouse here on Amazon.
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