NZXT Avatar Gaming Mouse - Closer Look, Features and Specs

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NZXT Avatar Gaming Mouse
Closer Look, Features and Specs
NZXT Avatar Software and Testing
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Closer Look:

The NZXT Avatar has a fairly low profile and a narrow stance.  Some narrow mice feel a bit unstable when using them in games, but the Avatar has a wide tail section that gives it stability during intense UT3 sessions.  The mouse is designed for both right-handed and left-handed people and includes a single button on each side.  This is nicely placed for the thumb button, but the button on the side opposite your thumb is a little difficult to reach.

 Side Profile
Side Profile
Mouse Bottom
Mouse Bottom


The Avatar mouse uses an Optical sensor, and when plugged in it looks quite dim, but don't be fooled.  The emitter is also IR and is actually quite bright.  Don't believe me?  Pull out your digital camera, and point it at the mouse and look at the mouse through your LCD screen.

The Avatar is built to be ambidextrous and has a smaller form that most other mice on the market.  NZXT is pretty proud of this mouse though as they have their name on the product twice and proudly claim that it was designed in LA.   

 Front Profile
Front Profile
 Rear Profile
Rear Profile


Features & Specs:

The features and specs below are pulled from the Avatar product page and posted here for your convenience.

  • Optimal performance -- 2600 DPI Optical Sensor provides maximum sensitivity and responsiveness which yields unparalleled gaming accuracy. LED DPI indicator gives the user improved usage and feedback. 5.8 Mega Pixels/second with a max frame rate of 6469 ensures smooth fragging and accurate sniping. 4 Speed DPI switch enables you to go from slow sniper movement to quick attack movement in a matter of seconds
  • Maximum Customization -- 7 programmable keys allows gamers to customize their configuration specifically for First-Person Shooters, Real-Time Strategy, or Massive Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games all within the macro and profile settings
  • Ergonomic Design -- Ambidextrous design gives full use to both right and left handed gamers. Rubber grip helps avoid slipping during intense gameplay and the small, light form factor allows for faster and quicker movements, perfect for any gamer on the go or playing on a laptop or notebook. A slim form factor makes it the perfect choice for finger tip gamers.
  • Simple Installation -- Avatar plugs into any available USB port


Introducing the first gaming mouse from the award winning NZXT design team, as with all of NZXTs PC accessories, Avatar is designed to provide gamers with the ultimate crafted gaming armor to emerge victorious in the gaming arena of choice. Featuring a ambidextrous and smaller form, the Avatar mouse is versatile and ideal for gamers. A hardware implemented DPI switching allows compatibility with any game, and the Avatar interface allows for all types of customization including macros and 9 customizable buttons. Extruded Teflon mouse feet also allows for better accuracy and smoothness during gameplay.



Max Speed

40 Inches/Second

Max Acceleration


Max Frame Rate

6469 Frames/Second


650-2600 DPI

Image Processing

5.8 Mega Pixels/Second

USB Reports

Up to 1000 Reports/Second


7 Buttons, 5 Million Clicks


Thin USB Cable
Thin USB Cable

On the last page we'll take a quick look at the software and test this mouse out.