Team Scorpion, though only have few products in their arsenal, have couple of good gaming mice that can do the job pretty well. However, they still need to do a lot of work to grab the attention of fanatics but if you are an average gamer looking for a decent gaming mouse that won’t lighten your wallet much, try X-Luca.
PerformanceX-Luca comes with 2400dpi optical sensor with on-the-fly DPI adjustment to five levels. With configuration software, you can adjust the sensitivity levels in-between 600dpi to 2400dpi. Polling rate is 1000Hz (i.e. response time is 1ms) which can be adjusted to 125Hz, 250Hz, 500Hz, and 1000Hz.
Being a plug & play gaming mouse, you don’t have to install any kind of driver in order to use it. All you have to do is to plug the USB connector into your PC and you’re all set. It is like a soldier ready for deployment in the battlefield.
The mouse has 5 buttons; 2 standard ones, one just below the scroll wheel for dpi adjustment, and two on the right side, just where the thumb resides. The button below scroll wheel is used for on-the-fly DPI adjustment which is somewhat uncomfortable as you have to cycle through to all levels in order to set your desired DPI level. This is something that hardcore gamers would really dislike as it would be quite cumbersome during crunch times in a game when one has to instantly readjust the DPI level to take a shot.
The mouse is targeted towards Mac users but it works for both MS OS and Mac OS X. There is no configuration software for Mac OS X which is quite surprising.
Here are the technical specs of X-Luca.
- Working Mode: Optical Sensor
- Scanning Resolution: 2400dpi
- Buttons: 5
- Ultra Polling Rate: 1000Hz
- Ultra wide data path: True 16 bit
- Maximum Acceleration: 20G
- Movement Speed: 60 inches/sec
- Response Time: 1ms
- Weight: 84g (plus/minus 5g)
- Dimension: 128mm*72.5mm*38.5mm
Design & ComfortX-Luca has been designed primarily for right-handers who prefer palm-grip mice so if you are a lefty, you’ll need a little bit of patience to getting used to. For those having large hands, this mouse is a gem.
The sides are covered with anti-slip rubber for maximum grip. So even after long hours of usage, you’ll not feel that mouse is trying to get rid of you.
A 6-foot long cable will ensure that you have a hassle-free gaming experience. And just to let you know, the cable is braided and connector is gold-plated.
As the mouse is armed with omron switches, durability is not an issue (of mouse buttons) and clicking is also quite comfortable. Overall build quality is also admirable and the mouse will get the job done for quite a long time.
Design-wise, mouse is a beast. If only the company would have concentrated on the features a bit more, this mouse would have been perfect then. Still it is pretty good for price that you have to pay.
Price TagYou can get this mouse if you have $34.50 to spare; plain and simple.
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