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This review is from: Logitech G303 Daedalus Apex Performance Edition Gaming Mouse
Pros: - The sensor is one of the best on the market (superb tracking, no acceleration, responsiveness top notch)
- Small and relatively lightweight
- Great button layout and feedback
- Decent RGB LED Lighting
- Customizability via the Logitech Gaming Software
- Well thought out and unique design makes this great to use with claw/fingertip grip
- Excellent button layout
- Cable management via included attached velcro strap (nice!)
- Sturdy construction, no rattling is heard when it is shaken
Cons: - Somewhat of a lackluster build quality
- Side buttons have very poor feedback
- The price can be hard to sink in, given some of the complaints with the build quality (price tag is $50 as of this review)
Other Thoughts: OVERVIEW:- Awesome mouse, which has one of the best sensors (the Pixart PMW3366) out on the market right now. It's incredibly accurate because there is virtually no positive or negative acceleration, in addition to the amazing tracking. It's also quite responsive when compared to my Mionix Avior 8200, which uses an Avago ADNS-9800 sensor. In terms of the weight, I think it's a perfect balance regarding the design, and achieves a near 50/50 (front and rear weight) experience on both ends. It feels incredible to hold and to use with my medium-sized hands. This is a weapon that gives the bearer confidence to aim accurately for any situation he/she may be in.
ERGONOMICS:- I'm in between a claw grip and fingertip user, so the somewhat small size doesn't put too much of a burden on my hands. However, the G303's construction is a bit on the plasticy harsh side, whereas a Mionix Avior 8200 does feel better since the extra rubberized coating helps soften the total experience. However some of the plastic has matte finish on it, which does make it feel a bit nicer. In general, it's a love or hate it relationship with the ergonomics of this mouse. My hands are medium sized.
BUTTONS & LAYOUT:- I think this is one of the best features the G303 has. First of all, the right and left click buttons provide amazing feedback, and the metal spring tension system really shines here. The clicks are very satisfying, and has just the right amount of force needed to press them comfortably and confidently. The middle mouse button is somewhat of an improvement when compared to the Mionix Avior 8200, but not totally. The middle mouse button has a slight resistance when trying to scroll up and down, which is a good thing. Pressing it is equally satisfying as the right and left mouse buttons, and provides the same feedback. The layout of the side buttons are very good in my opinion. I rarely use them, so where they are—which is a little further to the top—means I won't accidentally press them. Unfortunately, these side buttons do not have the same switches it seems, so the feedback and response isn't the same as the right, left, and middle mouse buttons. The DPI cycling button does the job, nothing really worth mentioning here other than the feedback is a bit on the lackluster side in my personal opinion. However the DPI cycling button is designed so you don't accidentally press it; the surface is raised higher towards the rear of the mouse.
PERFORMANCE-: Using one of the best sensors on the market, which is the Pixart PMW3366, this mouse is without a doubt, the most accurate I have used. The tracking is absolutely astonishing, the ability to "tune" the sensor for the surface which it rests upon is a huge plus (this is done with the Logitech Gaming Software), and there is no positive or negative acceleration, which helps immensely for accuracy. The 12000 DPI is a marketing gimmick for all purposes, but the gaming software is very good in that you can tune the DPI in 50 point increments. For those curious, the range that you can set it to ranges from 200-12000 DPI. It's also worth mentioning that the responsiveness of this mouse is very good. I feel that when compared with the Mionix Avior 8200, the G303 just seems to respond slightly faster to my hand moving it. I notice it in the game I play (HAWKEN) which I have logged almost 2,500 hours in. I've played that game with the Avior 8200 at around 3/4 of the total playtime. Oh, and of course, right out of the gate, my aim improved quite dramatically, and I notice that I am more confident in utilizing twitch movements to aim precisely at the target. No acceleration problems that did plague the Mionix Avior 8200 mouse that I was using.
SOFTWARE-: Nothing too amazing, but it does the job and is not filled to the brim with software bugs (only tested it for a few days however, 64-bit version)—which is good. It has quite decent customization with the lighting, the sensor profiles, and the DPI values. I don't use profiles at all, which also includes macros. But, the option is there if you want to use it.
RGB LIGHTING-: The lighting quality on my unit is very good and bright. The mesh effect is pretty cool too. Nothing too aggressive like some Roccat mice. You can adjust the brightness within the software, and can change the lighting effect between color cycle and breathing effect. The Logitech Gaming Logo is also lit up pretty decently. The color accuracy and the quality of the LEDs in here seem to be better than the Mionix Avior 8200. All in all, it's very good. It's a nice addition to make the mouse feel that bit more customizable.
BUILD QUALITY-: The build quality is, somewhat decent. I don't know if it's because Logitech opted for less rubberized coating to reduce the weight, but when compared to the Avior 8200, the G303 just doesn't compare. The build quality on the G303 is certainly not the best, and does feel like it's going to take a beating in the next couple of years.
Pros: - Vibrant LED lighting and colors, cool side lighting
- Blue mechanical switches, great tactile feedback
- Build quality is very impressive, has decent weight to it
- Brushed plastic
- Key cap size is pretty good, as is the quality
- Two USB ports
- No unnecessary gaming keys
- Great packaging for a keyboard
- Value for what you get
Cons: - Software is pretty bad, some problems getting it to work on Windows 10 initially (solved through plugging into different USB port)
- Lack of LED lighting in-depth customization
- No LED backlight brightness control (coming from a Corsair K70)
- USB current capacity is limited to 100mA
- Buggy software, wouldn't let me change anything at one point; had to restart my computer to fix it
Other Thoughts: If Tesoro can update the software to be more manageable, or at least fix a lot of the bugs, this product would have had five eggs instead of four. I would imagine a software or firmware update to the model could implement more lighting controls and functions. Other than that, this keyboard is doing great for me. I would certainly recommend this if you don't mind the software.
This review was typed on the keyboard, and I will update/submit accordingly if any issue(s) arise.
This review is from: AOC G2460PG 24" 1ms (GTG) 144 Hz Gaming Monitor, NVIDIA G-SYNC, NVIDIA 3D Vision Ready, Ultra Low Motion Blur (ULMB) Technology, Height Adjustment, VESA Mountable, USB 3.0 and DisplayPort
Pros: -No defective pixels to be seen
-144Hz refresh rate
-Decent colors when calibrated
-Pixel overdrive adjustment
-Comes with a plastic cable management strap-on
-Pixel density at sweet spot
-6-bit panel with high FRC for 8-bit colors
-Gamma adjustment profiles
Cons: -TN panel
-Visible dithering and/or flickering (see below)
Other Thoughts: G-Sync, in it's own element, works amazingly well with most games. Variable refresh rate technology works to really improve the visuals of the game, but if the game is created in a poor manner, it will not hide engine stuttering and/or faults.
Tomb Raider is a great example of how well optimized and streamlined the engine is; it work's perfectly with G-Sync, with not a single stutter to be seen.
Now, there is visible dithering to be seen when G-Sync is on, and when the frame rate dips close to the 30fps limit. I'm not so sure as to why this is the case, but it probably is the direct result of the way the module interacts with DP 1.2, and the effect of polling the vblank interval. In any case, the dithering artifacts are usually seen when there are darker scenes.
The G-Sync module also causes visible flickering when the game is loading something. Installing games on a solid state drive greatly mitigates the flickering, but due to the way G-Sync was created to prevent pixel anomalies, the module refreshes itself when the screen displays no activity; thus, flickering is the direct result of that. Some people claim they are greatly bothered by it, but honestly, as long as it doesn't happen while in the heat of the game, I don't have a problem with it. In fact, I'd rather have the game load everything beforehand, since this approach is well optimized for variable refresh rate situations.
The panel is an AU Optronics M240HW01 V8.