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Mionix Castor Optical Gaming Mouse Review

By: Chad Sebring | Mice in Peripherals | Posted: Oct 23, 2015 3:50 am
TweakTown Rating: 95%Manufacturer: Mionix

Software

 

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After downloading the latest software and firmware offerings, we updated the firmware first and then unpacked the software. We say it like this as this software does not ever install. You download it and run it from a folder, and as long as you do not reboot it stays up and running. Once executed it opens to this window.

 

Across the top are the various tabs of which we are in the mouse settings tab, and below that is where you select which of the five profiles to use. In the tab, you can reassign the buttons with the various presets offered, and you also adjust double click, scroll speed, pointer acceleration, and polling rate here.

 

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Sensor performance offers exactly what you think it would. Here you can enable X and Y axis controls, you can adjust the DPI for the three levels, and adjust angle snapping and angle tuning to the right. At the bottom is the SQAT tool and the 60% reading is from an average cloth topped foam pad. You can also change pointer speed and the LOD in this window as well.

 

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The color settings tab shows us the mouse in the middle, and off to the left of it, there are options to turn the LEDs on, off, or set them in selective mode. Below that you are given choices for said "selective" mode, where you can set them solid, to blink, pulse them, or put them in a breathing mode. Off to the right, this is where you can set the lights to color shift through the whole gamut of colors, or set them as a solid option. You can either pick one of the preset boxes of color or enter the RGB code at the bottom for the full range of color options.

 

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The Macro settings tab offers us a place to make new or delete Macros in this window. First you name it, and then to the right there is a window with the commands and times of the delay listed if you check that option to the right. You can use mouse commands as well, but there seems to be no way of editing, so if you screw it up, you have to delete it and start the Macro again.

 

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The last tab is all about the support. Here you are a click away from the FAQ section of the site, or below that a direct link to support at Mionix. To the right you can register the Castor, and at the bottom, you can be delivered to the downloads page at Mionix with your current versions plainly listed for reference.

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