If you are an aspiring gaming enthusiast looking for a decent mouse, you might have heard of the XPG brand. While there are several mice variants, what we have right now is the newest XPG Alpha Wireless gaming mouse. And you can use it wired as well. Aside from that, it boasts a plethora of other features. But does it deliver everything as promised? Check out our review for the XPG Alpha Wireless Gaming mouse to find out.
XPG Alpha Wireless Gaming Mouse Review
The best part about the XPG Alpha Wireless Mouse is the wide range of customizations that it offers. With its Prime software (link) installed, you can customize almost everything. From different lighting effects and colors to its DPI sensitivity and debounce rate, it has got it all covered. But there are several other factors to consider as well.
So, here are all those important aspects we will break down in this review:
- Hardcore Gaming v/s Casual Gaming
- Final Verdict
It has an ergonomic build that pretty much balances out the usability for users and gamers, alike. It has six programmable buttons that you can assign different functions. What stood with me is the additional wing for the thumb support to the left and the aesthetic grip design on both sides. This could be a great deal for night-long gaming sessions. With its Exoskeleton design, every mouse buttons are accessible to your fingers. But that being said, it weighs around 98 grams which makes it a bit bulkier compared to other gaming mice. For wired connection, it has a USB Type-C port between its left and right clickers. And for wireless use, it has the USB dongle comfortably placed behind the mouse.
The XPG Alpha features two Bluetooth options. One is the standard 5.1 and the 2.4 GHz Bluetooth connection. While the former mode can be used for saving battery, the latter can be used for high performance and low latency. You can toggle between these modes by switching a button to its back. The XPG Alpha wireless mouse packs the PIXART PAW 3335 sensors that support the DPI from the 100 to 16,000 range. This makes it ideal for MMORPG and First-person shooter video games. Personally, while testing it out with CS: Go I had no issues with any lag or delay. However, I did face some brief input delays randomly during work. Speaking of its durability, Alpha features the Omron switches with the MTBF for over 60 million clicks. On top of that, XPG Alpha also boasts a battery life of over 60 hours depending on the usage.
Here are the detailed specifications for XPG Alpha Wireless:
- Height: 128mm (5.04 inches)
- Width: 78mm (3.07 inches)
- Depth: 40mm (1.57 inches)
- Weight: 98 g
- Interface: USB Type-C
- Tracking Sensor: PAW 3335
- Resolution: 100 – 16,000 DPI
- Maximum Acceleration: 40G
- Maximum Speed: 400 IPS
- Buttons: 6 Programmable buttons
- LEDs: 3 Lighting zones
- Material / Durability Material: PC + ABS
- Mouse Feet: PTFE 100%
- Battery Life: Up to 60 Hours
Hardcore Gaming v/s Casual Gaming
In my opinion, its bulky design can be a bit risky during competitive eSports. Although the XPG Alpha wireless mouse promises high precision, its heavy weight can be slightly disappointing. Most pro players prefer lightweight mice for better control movements, quick speed, and precision. On the flip side, it might be the best choice for casual gamers. Its Exoskeleton design, accessible buttons, and battery life are best suited for players that grind endlessly.
In terms of design and lighting customization options, the XPG Alpha wireless mouse stands tall. It has an incredibly comfortable grip that allows players to grind longer gaming sessions. In my opinion, you can rely on this gaming mouse for your Valorant or CS:Go’s ranked or competitive rounds. Aside from a couple of random delays, XPG can take all the credit for its Xtreme Untethered functions and design. So, it does overall deliver everything as promised. Its price is ranged at $69.99 which makes it a worthwhile deal.
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