Whoever wants to buy a mouse today is bombarded by the manufacturers with a lot of terms. Here, the market is courted with up to 16,000 DPI, 4000 Hz polling rate, mouse acceleration, Omron switches, ultra-light, PTFE, RGB and much more. Unfortunately, not everyone has the time, or even the desire to look around before buying a mouse. Fact is, if you only have a PC or laptop to surf the internet or work with MS Office, you can use any mouse. Here I would almost say that you can not do much wrong with a small 10 € mouse. However, those who gamble from time to time or even want to establish themselves semi-professionally in the e-sports sector might not be well advised with a 10 € mouse.
And that’s how it all started! With that, a round of Call of Duty Warzone, it’s going to be epic:
Why this might be the case, I would like to tell you in this review, based on basics and technical features. For this I will explain the terms like: DPI, PTFE, Polling Rate and marketing terms like Ultra-Light a bit closer and I think one or the other will see what suddenly changes when you change the resolution from 1080p to 1440p or 2160p. Spoiler, if you switch from 2160p to 1080p, weird things happen too! To better illustrate one or the other I will include a few pictures (graphics) and I refer in particular to my Sharkoon Light² 200 (dedicated review to come).
Before we get started I ask all ultra-critics to take note of the following, I don’t want to (and can’t) go into all use cases of a PC mouse, so I’ll put my focus on the so-called gaming mice to explain a few of the terms already mentioned. In particular I would like to impart as much basic knowledge as possible to the beginner here. What I also don’t want to look at here is the difference between a laser mouse, an optical (LED) mouse, or for those who still know, a “ball” mouse. That, in turn, is enough material for another article.
I also have to say that not every mouse can be adjusted in terms of DPI. Most gaming mice can either recall preset DPI levels via a DPI button or be configured via software. With many mice, you can even do both, which has the advantage that you can set the DPI levels individually and usually store them as a profile on the memory of the mouse. So I can start using my mouse on any PC with my DPI levels right away. If other settings on this PC, which I will talk about later, correspond to your own PC. Let’s get this show on the road!