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I actually was in the market for a new gaming mouse and had been wanting to do a review of a few to compare and see how they were.  It was just coincidence that Anker just released a precision laser gaming mouse in December 2012 they had never sold a mouse product before and I was one of the first to get my hands on a copy to review.

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Here is a quick video review of the mouse for those who would prefer to watch a video instead of reading one:

Review of the Anker Precision Laser Gaming Mouse

When you first take the mouse out of the box, you will be surprised at how light it is.  It is the lightest mouse I have ever held and has no fatigue or drag on your hand when you start using it.

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I actually found the mouse to be too light, almost like it wasn’t there so I added all of the weights that are supplied with the mouse, you add these via a chamber in the bottom of the mouse and they all fit in snugly.

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The mouse was a little heaver but barely, and honestly was 1/2 as much weight as my previous mouse which took some getting used to.

The mouse however performed superbly, it was incredibly sensitive, accurate and the thumb rest which is rubber is very comfortable.  The adjustable DPI ranges from 200 DPI to 8000 DPI and has 4 settings that change at the touch of a button, with LED lights on the top left of the mouse showing you which configuration mode the mouse is in.  You can also manual adjust the polling rate as well to make sure the mouse has 0 lag time.

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It was extremely easy to adjust various sensitivity options and the thumb buttons by default are CNTRL, SHIFT and ALT to make keyboard shortcuts faster.  The button just under the scroll bar is a macro program button which records functions, while the button above the scroll bar plays back the macro you just recorded.

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The mouse also lets you set the color of the anchor LED symbol on the mouse and control it’s breathing (cycling speed).

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The default is blue, but I quickly chose a dark red to have my mouse cycle a deep red like it was a living, breathing thing. This was a fun little feature and just adds to the customizable feel of the mouse.

In Summary

The Anker Precision Gaming Mouse was a pleasure to use and though it was a little light under my hand feeling it was worlds better than my $60 Logitech MX610 which I had been using before reviewing this mouse.  Now, I am going to compare this mouse to the Logitech G500 Gaming mouse in the upcoming weeks as I have one of those coming, but for now there is no contest, for the price of $19.99 right now the Anker Precision Gaming mouse which has 8000DPI, customizable buttons and a great feel is worth every penny at that price.


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  • Vlen

    I’ll be looking forward for the comparisons to the G500!

    • http://www.dragonblogger.com Justin Germino

      I am working on the Logitech G500 review this week, and also will be doing a giveaway for the Logitech G500 as well.
      Overall I preferred the Anker Precision Mouse myself.

      • Vlen

        Interesting. I currently use the G500. The G500 comes loaded with features, but what initially sold me was the additional (third) thumb button, the side-to-side mouse clicks, and on-the-fly DPI settings. I thought those would be a great convenience for additional keybindings in games. However, the downfall for having a mouse wheel that moves side-to-side is that the middle mouse button becomes trickier to press. Therefore I find myself not using the middle mouse button at all for gaming on the G500 for risk of accidentally tilting it first (normally I keybind the side-to-side clicks).

        Overall I think the G500 is a good mouse, but the main reason why I’m looking for an alternative is due to the comfort. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t experience any discomfort when gaming for long sessions with the G500, but I feel it just isn’t the most comfortable mouse for my hands.

        Given the initial positive reviews for the Anker, I may have to take a closer look at this mouse.

        • http://www.dragonblogger.com Justin Germino

          Yeah, there are a bunch of gaming mice, I haven’t tested any Razer gaming mice yet, so can only compare the Anker to the G500 but the Anker was more comfortable to me, it is slightly larger, fits the hand better and the rubber thumb area was just comfortable than the brushed plastic/steel like finish of the G500. I never use a middle button that clicks side to side, but the thumb buttons on the Anker are easy to use and leverage, all 3 of them without getting in the way of your thumb just resting there when not in use.

  • Gakell

    I wish I could buy this mouse.. but unfortunately amazon does not ship to P.O. Box numbers in Canada.. It looks like an amazing mouse too..