In the relatively short time we at TweakTown have been working with Genius and the GX Gaming brand, I have gotten my fair share of review samples. We took a look at the DeathTaker laser mouse based on and Avago ADNS 9500 sensor, and from what I recall, there were no major issues. In that instance there were a plethora of buttons, just the mouse was a bit small for my hand. We then had a peek at the Gila, which was also laser sensor based, but that time Genius moved to the Avago ADNS9800 sensor to track the movements and raised the DPI to 8200. This mouse also offered plenty of buttons, but also offered a weighting system, along with a much better styling. For the optical sensor crowd out there, we also got to see the X-G510 with the Avago ADNS3050 sensor used to track this mouse.
With that brief bit of history in mind, it is no surprise that I am now looking at another optical sensor based mouse to even out the playing field of samples I have seen from Genius and GX Gaming. Another part of that trend is that Genius tries to update their products along the way, and as of yet have given me a product that is just a glossed over redo of a previous model. Each and every mouse I have seen along the way has not only had an upgrade to the interior components, and what isn't upgraded is already top tier components, each mouse is uniquely styled, and they all offered a very distinct feature set for the MMO or FPS designation to their professional gaming mice.
One trend that has stayed with every mouse I have seen from Genius is that they produce very small mice compared to what I like and fit my hand the best. I know though there are many users out there with hands much smaller than mine, and what we are about to see today may be the perfect fit.
This brings us to why Genius has brought us here today, to look over and test out the newest of their gaming peripherals from the GX Gaming line of Genius products, the Maurus X. If the name sounds a bit familiar, that is because there already was a Maurus that had been released before. The one nice thing about this is even though all of my previous mice have been one off designs, I never got to see the original concept of this design. Going from paper information though, there has been a color change, a new sensor used, which also raised the maximum DPI for the newest model, one more button, better software with even more expanded Macro ability; and this time some red anodized metal trim and matching red LEDs to illuminate parts of the new Maurus X.
I really think at this point I should stop the chatter about where we have been and what we have now, and get right to the heart of the Maurus X as we peek at the specifications and see for ourselves what this new mouse from Genius has in store for their potential customers.