Genius GX Maurus X Gaming Mouse

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Product: Genius GX Maurus X Gaming Mouse
Provided By: Genius
Price: ~$39.99 Online at time of Publication

 

Introduction:

Today we'll be taking a look at the heavy Genius Maurus X Gaming Mouse. Genius started the GX Gaming series in 2011 specializing in customizable, ergonomic and affordable gaming peripherals. The GX Gaming series of products include Mice, keyboards, headsets/speakers and gaming surfaces.


Box of Maurus X

 

"The Scorpion is employed as the spiritual symbol for the GX Gaming Series. The Scorpion, spawned from the frenzied flames burning throughout the underworld, has been through tremendous trials and tribulations and has risen from the burning embers as an immortal being. And so, with the GX Gaming Series, players can easily conquer all challenges that are cast their way just like the immortal Scorpion."

 

An impressive quote from the GX Gaming website. Let's see how the Maurus X performs.


Box Open

 

First Look & Impressions:

Out of the box the first things I noticed was how large and heavy the Genius Maurus X Gaming Mouse is. This mouse has some serious weight to it. The total weight of the Maurus X is 178 grams and at 4.7 x 3.2 x 1.6 inches, the Maurus X is a truly a monster. 


Bundle

 

The Maurus X has a brilliant satin finish to it reminding me of a freshly waxed car. The grey scorpion graphic on the top of the mouse with the smooth finish and GX Gaming logo underneath it is an excellent touch. 

Top
Top

Bottom
Bottom

 

Taking a closer look at the Genius Maurus X Gaming Mouse, it just looks and feels like a really well put together, high quality mouse. The sleek symmetrical design of the mouse means it is good for righties and lefties. The Maurus X has your standard left and right buttons, clickable scroll wheel, left and right thumb buttons and a DPI selector.


Front Left

Front Right
Front Right

 

Looking at the front of the Maurus X, you'll notice the thin braided cable. The six foot long, high quality cable looks like it should last quite a long time. At the end of the cable we have a really nice gold plated USB connector with the Maurus X logos.

Left
Left Side

Right Side
Right Side

 

Turning the mouse over, I noticed there were no smooth feet. I don't know if this is an error or not but the packaging says it contains an extra footpad set. If there are no feet on the mouse itself, how is there an extra set? I guess I'll just have to use my "extra" set right now.

 

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


Features:

The following information has been pulled off the Genius product page or the GX Gaming product page and posted below for your convenience. As always, make sure to check with the manufacturer for all the latest product information and downloads. We've simply taken a few of the highlights and posted them below for your convenience.

Maurus X is a first person gaming mouse from the GX gaming series with a special ultraviolet coating finish on the top keys and a rubberized grip on the sides. With its advanced programmable features, you can customize it to reach top game performance and give your self an edge during any competition.
 
Maurus X has an over-clocking SG Core engine with a dpi range from 100 to 4000 and on-the-fly adjustable dpi gives you precision targeting or faster speed when you need it. You can also adjust the dpi gradually by pressing the button for two seconds then scroll the “Magic Roller” up or down or use the roller for weapon selection. The full speed process control unit uses onboard memory and gives gamers a 1-ms (8X quicker) response time, plus the braided cable with gold-plated USB connector provides a stable and smooth signal connection.
 
 
 
The OMROM switches have a life expectancy of eight million clicks, and are very responsive and rigid, so your weapon firing experience is as realistic as being in the game.
 
Maurus X also includes the Scorpion user interface, so gamers can program macro keys for one-touch combination commands or keystrokes during battle. The Scorpion UI also gives you access to Button Assignments, Advance Settings and the Lighting system so you can rock the battlefield.
 
Power up now with Maurus X and add this pro gamer mouse to your line of arsenal.

 

 

Specifications:

  • Professional 6-button FPS gaming mouse
  • Over-clocking SGCi: dpi in 800/1600/2400/3200/4000
  • Instant DPI switch button with minor adjuster function
  • Response within 1ms; 8-times quicker than standard response
  • Scorpion Gaming User Interface with five profile settings
  • Metal weight to enhance hand grip and feel
  • Onboard memory to prevent game block
  • 1.8 meter braided cable with gold-plated USB connector
  • Enlarged length and rubber finish grip for total control

 

On the next page, we'll jump into installation and follow that up with some actual testing of this mouse.


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.

Rear Right Rear Left

 

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.