Genius X-G510 Gaming Mouse

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Product: Genius X-G510 Gaming Mouse
Provided By: Genius
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Introduction:

We have a looker on the workbench today; the X-G510 ambidextrous gaming mouse from Genius.  Genius makes many different computer accessories such as USB hubs, card readers, mice and keyboards ranging from personal to gaming applications, video cameras, pen tablets and several other products which you can find at their website.

Box Front
Box Front

Box Side
Box Side

Box Back
Box Back

First Look:

The first thing you notice about the X-G510 is that the packaging is quite nice with great pictures of the product on it.  It’s not only good looking, it also is much protected and unwraps well.  Some mice are packaged up like Fort Knox, but this mouse is easy to access and get using faster.

In Box Bundle

Upon releasing the product from its plastic bonds we find the installation disk and user’s manual. On first glance you won’t have your breath taken away.  The bundle is lean as it only possesses a substantially long USB cable that comes covered with a nylon braid.  As we expect with pretty much any mouse, there isn't a lot in the bundle, but I'm a fan of the braided cord.  It adds a nice touch.

Bundle

On the bottom of this guy, we find the laser, skid pads and a production sticker.  As we go up the sides your eye can take in the shapely sides and twin buttons close to the top.  Also seen on the rubber capped sides you’ll notice some nice designs that fits in well with the rest of the mouse.

At the top we see the average two buttons, click wheel and also the D.P.I. button that is directly behind the wheel.  The overall design on the top is quite nice - especially when it lights up.  Close to the back we come into contact with the brand name and the model of the mouse.  Directly in front we see a neat shovel like shape with the cable mounted in the middle.

Mouse Bottom
Mouse Bottom

Left Side
Left Side

   

Mouse Top
Mouse Top

Mouse Front
Mouse Front

 

On the next page we'll take a look at the features and specifications of this mouse before we jump into the software and for testing.


Overview:

The information below has all been taken from the Genius product page for the X-G510 mouse.  If you want all the latest information, make sure to check out the product page here.  We've included only some of their information below.

X-G510 is the new Genius gaming mouse. The full-size design with its rubber coated grip fits great in either hand, and it offers the highest level of comfort for gamers who like to play for hours on end.

It has a six button design and can be customized to conquer any gaming challenge so you’re always playing at a level above the competition. The DPI button instantly shifts multiple sensitivity levels between 500 - 2000 dpi. Plus, you can toggle rapidly between buttons using the profile switch and always know immediately which setting you’re using. On board memory prevents game block for three different profiles, and you can customize up to 21 macro keys. The braided USB cable provides a stable and smooth signal connection when engaged in combat. X-G510 is the perfect synthesis of precision, speed and comfort!

Specifications:

Specifications

Functions:

 

X-G510 Features

On the next page we'll briefly cover installation and then go over testing as we continue on through the review.


Installation:

As this is a USB device with plug-and-play connectivity, installation was as simple as plugging it in.  It installs without drivers, but you will need to install the software to take full functionality of the mouse features.  Speaking of software, we have a few screenshots below.

The software included with this mouse is quite decent and simple to use.  You can change things such as D.P.I., light pulsation, sensitivity and you also can record and manage macros - up to 21 different macros in fact.  The software also allows you to choose whether you want to turn on or off the on-screen display available for the D.P.I.

Software
Software

Software
Software

Software
Software

Testing:

Testing a mouse to me means that I get to play a log of games to get used to the mouse and learn the areas where it could use changes.  On the bright side; this is a fetching mouse to look at and the light is quite magnificent.  When you consider the features, feel and functions of this mouse cost you a mere $34.99, this makes it more interesting.

The cable is a great length, and while a 1.8m cable may seem long, it works very well for a desktop situation.  Shockingly, the software included is quite good and simple to use and understand.  The switches used for the two main buttons are also to my taste and are nicely sensitive.  As far as the stock D.P.I. settings - the four included profiles are good and I particularly enjoyed the 1000.

Recording macros is a cinch and the on-board memory keeps all of your settings intact no matter how much system swapping you are doing.  The plastic body of this mouse is nothing to brag about but the main surface redeems it as it is rubberized and feels quite nice and fits well in the hand.  Also worth mentioning, is that the laser tracks very well and is fairly precise.

On the down-side: the click wheel is not the greatest, it could be set on the device more securely.  Also on the downside, the DPI switch isn't in a very convenient spot.  It is a bit disappointing that the two side buttons don't feel quite as good as the top buttons.  The left one is a bit awkward to click due to the ambidextrous nature of this peripheral.  The addition of two extra buttons would have been handy - but not essential.  Also, the inability to use custom DPI settings is a bit of a downer.

 

Conclusion:

Out of the mice that I have used, I can truly say that this one does a great job at delivering a stand-up gaming and practical mouse experience.  Overall I would say that you are getting a good value for your dollar in the X-G510. Yes, there could be a couple more buttons and better quality plastic.  It could also have some more options within its software.  With tracking that is precise and software that keeps making and managing macros a cinch, I can see absolutely no reason why this mouse would not make a great addition to anyone's office or game room.

The Genius X-G510 won’t break your bank account and when priced at $34.99 - it is great value.  I would recommend this mouse for anyone looking for an attractive and well functioning mouse who is on a tight budget.  At the end of the day when you consider how well it tracks and how it feels in the hand as well as the sick lighting design, the positive elements outweigh the negative areas.
 
 
 
Pros:
  • Quality
  • Price
  • Appearance 
  • Tracking
 
Cons:
  • Too few buttons
  • No on-the fly recording
  • No custom dpi
  • Click-wheel is not well grounded 

BCCRating

 

I'd like to thank Genius for sending over the X-G510 for us to review.  Even though the score doesn't sound like a killer product, for the price it really deserves a second look by any gamer or regular consumer.