Hey there. Time to put another gaming mouse through the gauntlet to see just how well it performs. This time, we take a look at the Havit Magic Eagle Programming Gaming Mouse to review. Our good friends at Havit provided the Dragonblogger team this gaming mouse to try out and review and yours truly was the lucky one to test this bad boy out! So before I get into my experience with this gaming mouse, let’s talk specs.
USB Connectivity (USB Port 1.1/2.0)
7 Programmable Keys
DPI Switch Button
LED lights to indicate current speed of mouse
Rapid Fire Button
Over 3 Million clicks button life
Adjust weight of gaming mouse with metal weights
Windows XP/Vista/7 OS Compatible
Requires 30 MB disk space
Right out of the box, this is one good looking mouse. The Havit Magic Eagle Gaming Mouse has a design that screams gaming. It has a fire button, it has pulsating lights (in 4 colors), it has metal, it has the ergonomic design that keeps long time gaming in mind, and you can customize macros actions. The mouse just feels right in your hand. All the buttons are easily accessible and the soft, skid proof surface helps me keep a comfortable grip while gaming. The USB connector is gold plated and from what I know, gold plated connections have the best conductivity so if you’re one of those types that need gold plated connections, you’ll be please with this mouse. So, let’s get into my experience and what you can do with this mouse.
First things first… You must install the drivers for this mouse using the mini disc that comes with the mouse. As most of you know, I’m not a fan of discs. I like to keep things simple. I love the plug and play aspect of the gadgets of today so to have to insert a disc was a bit of a bummer. Mind you, it’s not a big deal, but I’m spoiled like that. Especially when I’ve come across other gaming mice where the drivers automatically upload when plugged into your laptop or computer. Once the drivers are uploaded, you can now use the Havit Magic Eagle Gaming Mouse and you can access the configuration menu. You can access the configuration menu by right clicking on the mouse icon on the lower right hand corner of your screen and selecting configuration. Here is what you have access to.
The Main Control configuration screen is pretty straight forward. The 7 programmable buttons are clearly laid out for you. Each number corresponds to button indicated on the left. You can also save up to 5 profiles for the Havit Magic Eagle Gaming Mouse. I really like that you have access to 5 profiles. If you have several users at home and they will be using this mouse, you can easily set up a profile for each user. Nothing is worse to a gamer than to have your settings messed with. If you are the sole user, you’ll be happy to have 5 profiles because those profiles will allow you to customize different settings for different games. Profile 1 can be your FPS profile, profile 2 can be your brawler profile, etc. etc. This is especially useful once you start configuring macros actions. Simply click on a button and select “assign macros” to get started. The advance tab offers you the ability to change the polling rate, DPI switch setting, mouse wheel scroll speed, and fire key interval. Not too much flare here, friends. The only thing I would adjust on this screen would be the mouse wheel scroll speed. You want to adjust it to your liking. The fire key interval determines how fast you’ll be firing. The default is pretty quick at about 10 ms but you can adjust that anywhere from 1 ms to 255 ms fire rate.
Now, on to my usage. Once I have the mouse configured to my liking, I started a few rounds of Black Ops II. This being an optical mouse, it was extremely responsive. The fire button is perfect for a FPS like Black Ops II and the DPI switch can be god send for those of use that use a sniper rifle. Being able to quickly drop your DPI for accuracy makes picking off enemies with a sniper rifle a breeze. As for the DPI switch… I love that with each click of the DPI switch, the lights on the mouse will alternate between 4 colors: blue, red, green, and purple. Each color represent a DPI setting so once you are accustomed to lights and DPI settings, you’ll be able to tell what DPI setting your mouse is currently in just by looking at it. My gaming experience was nothing short of awesome. Quick responses, quick DPI changes, rapid fire, little to no hand fatigue… pretty much everything that you can ask for while gaming.
The only curious thing about the Havit Magic Eagle Gaming Mouse is the weights that come with it. I’ve never really been a fan of the metal weights. I just don’t see them make any difference in the weight. Well… they do, but the weight change is minimal at best. You’ll still be able to move the mouse seamlessly with or without the small metal weights. But what really irked me is the compartment where the metal weights are inserted. The thing is damn near impossible to open without a screwdriver or other flat metal object. The compartment is easily accessible but the latch holding it in place is too long. You’ll end up breaking a fingernail if you try prying it open with your fingers. Its simply not going to happen so don’t even bother. Save your fingers, leave the metal weights in place and forget about it. In my opinion, it’s not worth the hassle to even get to them.
So there you have it. The Havit Magic Eagle Programmable Gaming Mouse is one solid optical gaming mouse. It responds really well, it has a great rapid fire feature, the DPI switch is especially useful when you need pinpoint precision during gaming, and the mouse looks really, really cool. If you don’t mind a high DPI of 3200 and you don’t mind never touching the weights, you definitely should check out this gaming mouse! You can pick one up right now at Amazon for $23.99. You can’t beat that price for one solid gaming mouse.