As a hard-core PC gamer, I really care about the quality of my peripherals. To make a point, I currently run a Corsair K90 keyboard, a Steelseries Siberia V2 Headset and a Razer Naga 2014 Mouse, all of which together have a pretty hefty price tag. In terms of mice, I’ve drifted between them and finally found a sweet spot with the wired Naga as my gaming mouse of choice.
However, having a wired mouse isn’t always convenient. With my PC as my all-in-one entertainment solution, sometimes I like to sit across the room on the sofa, only to have to get up to put the next episode of Star Trek on. So a wireless mouse is always useful to have.
It’s on that note that I come onto the Xenta wireless mouse, which is a curious beast. I’ll be judging it as an all-purpose mouse, not as a gaming one, as it’s obviously designed for a variety of consumers, with visuals, ergonomics/comfort, control and extras as my four main points of interest.
The Xenta Wireless mouse comes with a variety of relatively impressive specs. Running on 2.4G wireless, it boasts a decent laser sensor with 800-2000 DPI capability, an automatic standby mode and a variety of rubber side-grips, which I’ll talk about in more depth later. It retails at around £15.00, which puts it in the category of budget wireless mouse.
In terms of looks it’s rather bizarre, with a big palm-section and relatively flat buttons on a downward slope as you reach towards the front. In truth it’s rather unique, which is nice to see in a budget mouse. The top has a smooth black plastic finish, but it neither looks nor feels cheap. The Bluetooth dongle fits nicely inside the mouse, and is incredibly small, which I consider a plus.
Whilst the mouse isn’t shaped ergonomically in itself, the set of adjustable sides help the mouse fit nicely in your hand. The provided pieces offer three different ring/little finger rests for different sized hands, all of which feeling of high quality. After a few hours of use the hand still feels fine, which is rare for a mouse so reasonably priced. It’s clearly designed for the right-handed user, with forward and back buttons placed under the thumb. Even so, each button is well placed and provides a good click when you push it. The only button which doesn’t feel quite so nice is the wheel, which is a smooth rubber contraption, but aside from that I have no complaints.
The mouse offers a good level of precision once the hand is acclimatised, thought the strange shape does cause some issues at first use. I’ve noticed no loss or any real lag when moving the cursor, which is always a good sign. Responsiveness is key, and at this the Xenta excels.
In terms of extra functionality, there isn’t really much to talk about. It’s a basic mouse, although the sensitivity is adjustable; which is a feature rarely seen in this price range. Gaming performance was also acceptable.
All in all, the Xenta Wireless mouse seems to be a very high-quality product for the given price range. Yes, I’d always choose an expensive gaming mouse over it, but as backup mouse or as a general-purpose cheap wireless, I have absolutely no complains. I doubt you could get a better basic wireless for this price, and on that note, I can definitely recommend it.
Grab the mouse from here: http://www.ebuyer.com/717934-xenta-laser-2-4ghz-wireless-mouse-with-adjustable-rubber-sides-elabmy1
- DPI: 800 -1200 -1600 -2000 (switch the DPI by Left + Right Keys – click and hold for 3 seconds)
- 1 x AA Battery
- 2.4G Wireless
- Laser Sensor
- Side Keys for Backwards/Forwards
- Nano Receiver Inside
- Power saving technology – Automatic standby mode
- Dimensions: 112 x 58 x 31 (mm)
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