The ZhiZhu ET X-08 wireless gaming mouse comes in a box and is securely padded which was kind of nice, but box lid clasps that close on the 4 sides are a little flimsy and after a few close and opens I felt like they would break off eventually, though it is a nice touch if you want to store the mouse or transport it. I would most likely re-purpose the box to store other things like batteries or USB cords after.
The mouse itself is actually quite decent looking and the holes on the sides help with airflow if you have hands that get sweaty after intense gaming sessions.
There are 2 thumb buttons and the DPI buttons at the bottom of the scroll wheel, but there are no Macro customizable buttons and no software to configure the buttons, you are using the default customization options in Windows for the buttons which is fairly limited here. The mouse USB receiver was plugged into 3 different computers, 1 Windows 8.1 and 2 Windows 7 PC’s and was recognized very quickly by 2 of my 3, but one of my Windows 7 PC’s took a long time to find/install a driver and the mouse had to be unplugged/re-plugged in 3x before it finally recognized it and started working. I can chock this up to being a funky Windows 7 issue with this one laptop however as the mouse worked almost immediately when plugged into 2 other machines.
The mouse has a switch on the button to turn it off, but also you can have the mouse operate ON without LED lighting, or with LED lighting. So if you don’t care about the red light coming from the mouse you can simply shut off the lightning which is nice to conserve a little battery life.
The ZhiZhu ET X-08 wireless gaming mouse has extremely quiet buttons, the left and right buttons are almost completely silent when you press them making no click noise at all this could be a good or a bad thing depending if you want to hear that click feedback from your mouse. The mouse is a good size for medium hands and accommodated my hand well but also my 11 year old’s hands.
The only other thing is the mouse is a little on the lighter side for my taste, it is very light weight with no option to add weights and make it heavier. This again is a preference thing and if you prefer a very light weight mouse then you would like this one, if you prefer a mouse with a more solid, heavy feel and that resistance to your hand that comes with it, then this mouse may feel too light for you. It is portable, travels well and I do love the fact you get a wireless gaming mouse at this price point however.
Overall are looking for a decent gaming mouse that replaces a corded mouse and have an under $20 budget, this mouse didn’t disappoint and replaced a corded gaming mouse that was twice as expensive in my household.