Inside the Gila
After locating five or six screws, I was able to open the Gila. You can see already that there is a lot going on in this little mouse, so let's keep digging and see what is inside.
The pair of side buttons, more specifically the M7 and M8 buttons are controlled with a PCB and switches buried at the top of this image, and talks to the main board via the ribbon cable. The buttons on the top of the mouse hit switches located on the bottom half.
To get to see the lowest layer of PCBs in the Gila, I had to remove this smaller section. This offers three switches for the M5, M6, and the sniper button. It also has an LED on it to illuminate the GX Gaming name on the heel of the mouse.
Now that the PCB is out of the way you can see the lowest layer of controls and the brains of the Gila. The large section at the bottom of this image is a steel plate that has been screwed into the Gila for a basic weighting before you add any additional.
Under the right and left click buttons you will find Omron switches to ensure many clicks and a long life. The two smaller brown switches you can see are used with the M1 and M2 buttons.
Taking control of the laser tracking in the Gila is this Avago ADNS9800 chip with the teal paint on it. The SG Core II micro-processor is just behind it with the orange and yellow dots on it.
Reassembling my Gila, I then powered it up via the USB cable, and the mouse comes to life with the stock settings of the illuminated backlighting. The center of the scroll wheel illuminates, and can be changed to any color you wish, but the DPI selection noted here is always red.
To go along with the bright red accents, red lighting would have been my first choice, but seeing the blue coming from the pair of "tail lights" is a nice mix as well. As with all of the lights, these can be set to all the color options as well.
The "head lights" on the Gila are set default to red, and to be honest it is kind of dim being red. This is making me think I may need to go with another color than my planned all red theme.
This last image was to try to get all the lights I could in one shot. You can see that the tail lights are on, and even the green glow behind the GX Gaming name is a nice addition. The Gila looked slick enough before the lights, but it does look much better with these added lights all around the mouse, I must give them that.
PRICING: You can find products similar to this one for sale below.
United States: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon's website.
United Kingdom: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon UK's website.
Canada: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon Canada's website.
- We at TweakTown openly invite the companies who provide us with review samples / who are mentioned or discussed to express their opinion of our content. If any company representative wishes to respond, we will publish the response here.
Latest News Posts
- Red Dead Redemption 2 delay causes stock dive
- Destiny 2 on PC: no dedicated servers
- Red Dead Redemption 2 delayed to Spring 2018
- FF14: Stormblood's job level-up potions cost $25
- LG announces rugged smartphone - X Venture
- ASUS RT-AC1900p Wireless Router Review
- ASUS RT-AC1900p Wireless Router Review
- GA-Z97X-UD5H-BK with SSD M.2 Plextor M8PeG 256gb. low speed after shut down
- Prey Review: Dark Stars, Darker Thoughts
- Alien Covenant Movie Review
- Western Digital sets new standard with latest generation in popular HGST-brand Ultrastar SAS SSD family
- AMD raises expectations for server performance, unveils EPYC processor brand for the datacenter
- HighPoint's SSD7101 PCIe board-sized drive series integrate Samsung 960 NVMe SSDs to deliver groundbreaking performance over 12GB/s
- Micron accelerates all-flash storage speed, performance and value with new flexible petabyte-scale enterprise data center solution
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 and 630 mobile platforms drive advanced photography, enhanced gaming, integrated connectivity and machine learning