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X2 Gaming HARADA / X2-M3005-USB Mouse Review

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X2 Gaming HARADA / X2-M3005-USB Review. Today we’ll explore this gaming mouse from X2, a brand with a refreshing and unique direction. They provide several products, and we’re taking a closer look at their 50 dollar range mouse. With an oversaturated market is the HARADA worth your cash?

[X2 Gaming HARADA Mouse Features]

The Harada gamer mouse is the latest addition to the Shinsengumi inspired gaming mice to be used for any gaming session from RTS, FPS to MMORPG games, by using its seven programmable buttons to your own preferences.

The Harada is designed to give you the right comfort for long gaming sessions by reducing muscle strain and tension in your hand, wrist and arm. Built with the high-performance A9800 photoelectric chip for precise positioning from 1200/2400/4800/6200/7400/8200 adjustable DPI. Equipped with Omron switches which give you direct control, but also warrant a long life time.

The DPI button’s location are well thought out and allow you to switch the DPI resolution instantly in 6 gears. The Harada gaming mouse supports 12000 FPS refresh rate to pledge the best and fastest response during your gaming gatherings. Seven programmable buttons set by standard windows software will empower you to set at the best configuration to reach victories with ease.

X2 Gaming HARADA / X2-M3005-USB Mouse Review -Breif Specs

Detailed specs
  • Comfortable design with solid metal base
  • Ergonomic palm rest and grip
  • Avago 9800 photoelectric chip, precise positioning
  • 1200/2400/4800/6200/7400/8200 DPI resolution
  • Fast implementation of the cursor position
  • Refresh rate: 150 inches per second and 30 G acceleration
  • 1,000 Hz Ultrapolling
  • 1 ms response time
  • Master control IC 8801
  • Built-in 64K memory function
  • 7 programmable function keys
  • Omron switches
  • LED color setting through the DPI adjustment
  • 1.8 m braided USB charging cable
  • 2 years warranty
EAN 6943051284170
MSRP (Euro, in VAT) € 32.95
MSRP (Dollar, in VAT) $ 49.95
Master Carton 30
Master Carton Dimension (cm) 35 x 25 x 50
Package Weight 180g
Package Dimension (cm) 15 x 10 x 5
Quantity (PCS) / Block Pallet 3000
Release Date 07 / 22 / 2016
Unit Weight 180g
Unit Dimension (cm) 12.9 x 7.7 x 4
Category Input
Subcategory Mouse
Accessories Driver
Adjustment The color and breathing speed
Application
  • Left button
  • Right button
  • Scrolling button and wheel
  • Forward button
  • Backward button
  • DPI switch
  • Backlight on/off switch
Cable Length 180cm
Connector Cable Type Braided
Color Black
Connectors USB
Features
  • Ergonomic grip design
  • Solid alloy chassis and base
  • A9800 photoelectric chipset, precise positioning
  • 1200/2400/4800/6200/7400/8200 DPI resolution, fast implementation of the cursor position
  • Frame Rate: 12000fps
  • Polling Rate :125Hz/250Hz/500Hz/1000Hz* Maximum Tracking Speed: 150inches/s
  • Maximum Acceleration: 30g
  • OS: WINDOWS XP / X64 / Vista / Vista 64 / Win7 / Win7 64 / Mac / Win8
  • 2 years manufacturer warranty
Housing ABS top cover, aluminum base
Interface USB2.0
Life Expectancy 150.000
Operating Temperature (°C) 0 ~ 50
Operating Voltage Range 5.2V
Packaging Includes
Packaging Retail
Packaging Type Color box
Rated Current (A) 60mA (Max)
Safety Approvals CE/ROHS/WEEE
Storage Temperature (°C) -20 to 40
Warranty 2 years

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Closer Look

The packaging really doesn’t matter to the bulk of consumer, but we also take it into consideration. Its primary purpose is to keep the product in pristine condition, and while on the simpler side of what we’ve seen elsewhere, it does the job, and each side outlines the product’s ability

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nothing else of significance is bundled with the mouse

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X2 Gaming has gone for a 50/50 blend of something aggressive and eye-catching while keeping ergonomics and comfort in mind too. From the front side, you can really appreciate the harsh angle and slanted design.

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They’ve used a mixture of materials and blends of matte and glossy; we’re not fans of glossy for such product as they are notorious and magnetic to finger marks, and smudges. That said, this portion of the mouse is hidden 99% of the time, and doesn’t suffer from any slippage even after a longer gaming session. The indents and ridges work well with smaller and larger hands, with no trailing or surface scratching

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On the left side, we find three programmable buttons, that can be configured to suit your own needs.

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The additional support from your thumb is angled well, and when switching between it and the button, we had no issues.

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The cable is coating with a solid but pliable braided, that caused little to no snagging. Total cable length =1.8M

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On the underside, X2 have sued quite thick slides, but they didn’t impact the slide and glide performance at all, surface dependant of course but combined with the low mouse weight, this is well suited for faster-paced games for sure.

 

[Lighting]

Technically a three lighting zone product, its a simple three light offering to show what DPI modes you’re currently in. The X2 portion lights up, but will spend most of its life under your hands, so the one that really matters has been positioned on the rear underside, with four red LED’s and while it does produce a beautiful glow. A single colour really isn’t in enough in 2017.

 

Conclusion – TL:DR

The market has been packed from edge to edge for years now, and making the right choice isn’t easy. The product is one you spent the most time with, gaming or general usage, so comfort is more important than anything right? Thankfully the overall shape, and subtly cut and rights, produces a great mouse

Under the hood matters and no corners have been cut, with the inclusion of Omron switches and an Avago sensor. Products of this nature aren’t a one for all type of product, but it does sit nicely between the true gamer, and casual user, and could be used on PC that has multiple users. After extensive testing, we found no obvious weak spots, or anything that concerned us such as slippage, hot spots, or accidental clicks.

Lighting is expected in 2017, and thankfully it is not forced, if your feeling the need to turn it off. I’d like to have seen an inclusive of RGB, but given the tech inside, and the price point it a fair omission. If you have a 50 dollar budget and want something able, this should be at the of your consider list!

Thanks to X2 Gaming for sending out the sample for this review.

X2 Gaming HARADA / X2-M3005-USB Mouse Review
X2 Gaming HARADA / X2-M3005-USB Mouse Review
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9.3
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Bottom Line
Price is very tempting for the performance, design and build quality. Sadly availability is limited around the world, in the UK, for example, we only have a single retailer.
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