A wireless mouse that is sleek, comfortable and affordable.
Review by Rounak Roy
ADATA is a well known name in the PC market and their PC components are both affordable and of good quality. Their Gaming Division also known as XPG has now released a brand new product for their gaming lineup of peripherals known as the Alpha Wireless Mouse. This is a nice thing to add to their lineup as the market for wireless peripherals is fast growing and there not a lot of good players now. Coming to the build and shape the mouse is ergonomic and is very comfortable in the hand. You can expect to play long sessions without having any finger fatigue. Even though its a bit heavy for competitive E-Sports it still checks the other boxes making it a worthy all rounder budget wireless mouse.
DESIGN AND OVERVIEW
Right out of the Box you will be greeted with XPG's mascot "Mera" and the Mouse images on the front with some design and specification pointer on the side and back. The mouse itself is an all black design with the familiar 6 button layout consisting of a Left, Right, Middle/Scroll Wheel and DPI Clicker on the top along with two buttons for forward and backward on the side. The scroll wheel has RGB lights embedded in it.
The top of the mouse has a stealthy all black matte finish with a RGB lit XPG logo on the left side of the mouse. The side walls of the mouse have textured rubber embedded in them for maximum grip even with sweaty hands.
Since this is a wireless mouse it comes with an inbuilt batter and a Slotted USB C charging port with a supplied cable. On the underside of the mouse we will find the much sought after PixArt PAW-3335 Sensor Lens along with PTFE mouse glides. There is also a place to store your wireless dongle and a switch to toggle if you want to use it in Bluetooth Mode, 2.4Ghz or Wired (Yes it also supports all these modes).
The mouse comes with a PixArt PAW-3335 sensor which can go upto 16,000 DPI with a 1000Hz polling rate along with capability to track upto 400 Inches/Second or IPS. The main clickers in the mouse is made by well known Omron and are rated for a MTBF of around 60 Million Clicks. The mouse supports the good 'ol 2.4Ghz Wireless mode for which a Dongle is provided. Along with the 2.4ghz it also supports the Bluetooth 5.1 Mode and even works with Wired mode. It has a inbuilt battery so you don't have to spend extra on buying batteries every time you run out of Juice. The battery is rated for 60 Hours on a full charge.
Here are detailed specs in a list for easy understanding
Interface: USB Type-C
Connection: Wireless 2.4G / Bluetooth 5.1 / Wired
Battery Life: Up to 60 hours
Sensor: PAW 3335
Resolution: 100-16,000 (via PRIME)
Max. Acceleration: 40 G
Polling Rate: 250 / 500 / 1000 Hz (via PRIME)
Switch: OMRON with 60-million clicks rating
Lighting Effect: RGB (PRIME Support)
Voltage: 5 V
Current: 410 mA
Material: PC + ABS
Dimension: 128 x 78 x 40mm (5.04 x 3.07 x 1.57 in)
Weight: 98 ±5g (without cable)
Cable Length: 1.8 m (5.9 ft)
OS Compatibility: Windows
Warranty: 2 Years
XPG has its own software named Prime. Prime has a quite a good amount of customization options, including per key macros, RGB setup and various performance tweaks like the setting up of polling rate, lift-off distance, switch de-bounce time and angle snapping. We can set up to six DPI presets all of which can be synced across all the profiles. The RGB on the mouse is quite bright so we will recommend to keep it below 50% or turn it off completely for a better battery life per charge.
The XPG Alpha Wireless ticks all the boxes of being a overall good mouse in budget range. It may not stand up to the light weight of the newly launched Razer Viper V2 Pro but it still manages to mark a impression of a good mouse on our mind. Since I was primarily a Razer Viper Mini user I had a bit of trouble adjusting to the weight of this mouse. But after using it for a few days I can safely say that the weight of the Mouse is very well balanced and it doesn't feel that heavy in real life. I primarily play Apex Legends on PC with DPI of 1600 with default in-game sensitivity and I can say that the mouse worked great for me. However I would like to point out a thing here, since the mouse is bit big and a tad bit heavy, users can face slight difficulty in adjusting to the weight if they come from a lighter mouse.
For me this is an all rounder budget bang for the buck that ticks all the right boxes. I will rate it a good 9/10. I wished they did something about the weight and included Virgin PTFE which work better for me but we can't ask for everything in a budget price, can we?
XPG (XTREME PERFORMANCE GEAR) was established by ADATA to provide high-performance products to gamers, esports pros, and tech enthusiasts. We are committed to developing products that deliver extreme performance and therefore work closely with the gaming and esports community to gain insight into the real needs of users. We provide a full range of products from systems, components, peripherals to devices, and create them with the highest standards of stability, reliability, and performance in mind. We also develop products with sheer cool designs that have earned us several prestigious international awards, such as iF Design and Good Design. Beyond products, we play an active role in sponsoring and supporting esports events and teams globally to realize extreme gaming experiences at the highest levels.