Genius GX Maurus X Gaming Mouse - Installation and Testing

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Genius GX Maurus X Gaming Mouse
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Installation and Testing

Installation and Testing:

Setting up the Genius Maurus X Gaming Mouse is pretty straightforward. With your computer turned off, locate an unused USB port, plug in the mouse and turn your computer back on. You could leave it at that but in order to take full advantage of all the options you must run the provided installation disk.

 

With the software installed, you now have a neat little scorpion icon in your task bar. Clicking the icon brings up the main screen which is the "assign buttons" screen where you can assign all your mouse buttons, assign macros and select one of five profiles. The second tab "Manage macro" is where you create your macros. You have the option of selecting preset macros or creating your own multi command macros with the record button. The next tab is the "advanced settings" where you set the mouse speed, double click speed, scroll speed and overall sensitivity of the mouse. The final tab is for the lighting options. Here you can change the intensity and the pulsation of the light bar on the scroll wheel and the GX Gaming logo which work together.

 

Before I actually set anything up I was curious about the lighting of the Maurus X. I went and clicked the lighting options to see what we have. Well...Not whole lot. The middle of the scroll wheel and the GX Gaming logo are the only two areas that light up. The intensity at max is not very bright at all and there isn't too much difference between low and high settings. I think it would have cool if the two red bars that surround thumb buttons lit up. But that is purely cosmetic and as a whole the Maurus X looks pretty awesome.

 

Here is where I had the biggest problem. The DPI button. I don't like it one bit. When I first started pressing it, nothing happened. The button looks and feels like you should be able to press it up and down. Pressing it down actually makes a clicking sound and you think something should pop up to show you what level of DPI you are on. But nothing. So after a while of trying to get something to happen I rolled my pointer finger forward over the button as if it was a scroll wheel. Well now...The DPI changed. Changing the DPI while in game was difficult as the five main settings only cycle from lowest to highest. So if you pass your desired setting you have to go through the cycle again. A few times, my game actually went to the desktop while adjusting so I recommend you find the setting you like and keep it.

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I played World of Tanks pretty much all day with this mouse and loved every minute of it. The high palm arch and overall size was perfect for my large hands. I barely had any cramping with the Maurus X because of how relaxed my hand was while playing. It takes little effort to hold onto Maurus X because of the rubbery side thumb grips.

In World of Tanks you have to use the scroll wheel a ton to zoom in out. The scroll wheel on the Maurus X is perfect for this because of soft rubbery, nonslip grip. Not once did my finger slip off.

I found the Maurus X to be incredibly accurate on all different types of gaming surfaces including cloth, rubber and hard plastic. Whether you are hardcore gaming or just pointing and clicking through the internet, you can easily and quickly put the pointer or crosshair exactly where you want it to go.

 

Conclusion:

I really like the Genius Maurus X Gaming Mouse. It has just about everything I look for in a mid-priced gaming mouse. The Maurus X was extremely comfortable to use for long periods of time and it tracked perfectly on three different types of gaming surfaces. Sure the Maurus X has its flaws, but for me the goods far outweigh the bad. 

The Genius Maurus X Gaming Mouse retails for right around 50 dollars. Is it worth it? Well you'll have to decide for yourself. I think you get the required bang for your buck with the Maurus X and I would recommend to anyone looking for a really high quality gaming mouse at mid-price. 

The Genius Maurus X Gaming mouse gets a solid 8/10.

 

Pros:

  • Sleek design
  • Very comfortable
  • Rubbery thumb grips
  • Good for righties and lefties
  • Performs well
  • Inexpensive

 

Cons:

  • Sloppy DPI button
  • No extra footpad set
  • Mediocre lighting options

 

Silver

 

I'd like to thank Genius for sending this mouse over for us to review. Please feel free to post your thoughts, comments, questions and more in the forum at the link below.