FinalMouse - Professional eSports Mouse

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Product: FinalMouse
Provided By: FinalMouse
Price: $69.99 MSRP at time of publication

 

Introduction:

Do you think that mice have gotten too complicated, way more buttons than what are necessary, laggy or slow response times to clicks due to bloated software and drivers? Well the guys at Final Mouse sure thought so, and have since created their own new mouse. The mouse is a blast from the past boasting a simplistic design with no bloated drivers while keeping up to date with a Pixart 3310 IR LED eSports sensor, an eSports inspired ergonomic design while also being extremely light weight. This mouse was created by gamers for gamers so let’s find out if we have a real game changer.

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Box of FinalMouse

First Look:

The mouse comes in a very simple, clean and professional looking box that embodies what the mouse is all about. There is no driver CD as the basic drivers for the mouse are pre-loaded on the hardware for a quick and easy install. The only other item included in the box is a card containing a short description of the mouse, the four DPI settings and support information in case problems arise.

Inside the Box

Features & Performance:

The mouse has a very simple and clean ergonomic design with dips in the main mouse buttons for proper hand placement. Unlike most mice on the market, the dips in the buttons on the FinalMouse really make for a comfortable feel, yet at the same time subconsciously inform the user if their fingers are in the correct placement or not.

Top Down
Top Down

Side View
Button Side View

Front View
Front View

 

Though only designed for right handed use, the mouse fits perfectly into the palm of a hand. To help make it fit, the mouse is about half an inch shorter in length than the Logitech G series mice. In my gaming life, I have used almost all Logitech mice starting with the mx518, then the G5, and most recently the G500s and part of the reason for this was for consistency of weight, button pressure, cord, and overall feel. Though it took me a while (1-2 weeks) to get used to the G500s; getting used the Final Mouse only took about two days. One of the major features that I believe played into this result was the click registration. Because of driverless-design on the Final Mouse, click registration is extremely fast and with Logitech’s drivers and software getting bigger and more bloated, the click registration on their mice is starting to decline. While gaming and switching between the two mice, it became more and more noticeable that the Final Mouse had superior click registration. This greatly improves response time and performance in game. Another feature that helps to improve performance though not as noticeable at first was the textured thumb pad on the left side and the glossy and smooth finish on the right side really allow for better grip and control of the mouse.

On the next page we'll continue taking a look at the FinalMouse.


Features and Performance (continued):

Just below the mouse the wheel, there is a DPI button that when pressed changes between four different DPIs, 400, 800, 1600, 3200. The only downside to this button is that it can only cycle in one direction, meaning that if the button is pressed accidentally, it would have to be pressed another three times in order to return to the desired setting. The combination of all these features really makes the FinalMouse easy to adjust to and with only four DPI settings, in game mouse sensitivity is the only thing that needs to be adjusted. 

DPI & Wheel
DPI Button

Separate Buttons
Body / Side Separation

 

Design:

The ergonomic design, along with the clean and professional shape of the body, really make the mouse look very sleek and the very light weight of the mouse adds to its performance. The LEDs lights - one for the logo and one for the mouse wheel - really add to the look of the mouse however the mouse wheel LED burnt out after about 2 days of use which is a bit disappointing. Though the mouse does look impressive with a very comfortable fit and feel, part of body feels little weak and there looks to be a little bit of a production/mold flaw on the top right side of the body. The weak part of the mouse comes from the left underside (left of the sensor) that when pressed, has a little give to it. When pressing the spot on the underside, a subtle and soft noise of something popping in and out of place is made which gives it a feel as if maybe a glue spot or securing point was missed.

On the top right side of the body, just under the right side button, there is a small bump of excess plastic. From my guess this bump is the result of a production/mold flaw for the specific piece, however depending on which way a finger slides over the bump it could become irritating or bothersome. 

[Editors Note] FinalMouse shipped us a replacement and we never experienced the same LED issue, bottom flex, or bump issue. They stated that some early samples did have production quality issues that have since been fixed.

 

Final Thoughts:

As we look over the FinalMouse again, the return to simple drivers and no bloated software is quite refreshing. This approach greatly improves the performance of click registration. The clean and professional ergonomic design really gives the mouse a comfortable glove-like feel and the minimal amount of buttons really keeps things simple. The shorter length of the mouse, compared to that of Logitech G-series really makes a big different of how the mouse fits into the palm of a hand. The performance over all exceeds that of a G500s and in combination with the light weight, it really makes this mouse easy to adjust to. Though there are some flaws and problems in our first review sample, they do not impact performance, (again, the replacement didn't have any of the aforementioned issues). For such a "basic" mouse, the $70 seems a bit steep. With that being said, the FinalMouse out performs the Logitech G500s and looks to be a great go to mouse for gaming.

 

Quality
Design
Performance
Installation
Value
Total
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  8.5
  9.3

 

I'd like to thank FinalMouse for sending over this unit to review. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to leave it at this link.