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AZiO Levetron CM-2000 Gaming Mouse Review

By Chad Sebring from Jan 10, 2013 @ 3:58 CST
TweakTown Rating: 91%Manufacturer: AZIO

Specifications, Availability and Pricing




Externally you are given a mouse made mostly of plastic. The GM-2000 uses a mix if a shiny piano black finish on some parts, a matte rubberized coating on other parts, and has accents of red in the buttons and in the LED lighting of the mouse. The mouse is designed for right handed people, even though the design is truly universal, the thing that makes it one side only are the pair of buttons on the side. Along with those two buttons you also have the right and left click, the scroll wheel click, and the DPI selector button. Along with a form fitting design that allows users to easily lift and move the Levetron GM-2000, AZiO ships the mouse with four PTFE feet to allow the mouse to glide very easily on many surfaces.


On the inside there is quite a mix of components. The main component is of course the PXI made optical sensor. This has the ability to track at 2000 DPI, and the GM-2000 has three settings of 800, 1600 and 2000DPI pre-programmed into the mouse. Since there isn't any software, and you cannot program Macros or profiles, you also don't have the need for storage on the onboard memory, and is why there isn't any attached to the PCB in this mouse. To make every click you make on the mouse register to the PC, there is a mix of micro-switches I cannot find a name on, HUANO switches under the right and left click buttons, with ZHIJ switches also being used in this mouse. As I said, there aren't the top of the line components we have come to expect in mice built today, but the price also reflects that.


Speaking of the pricing, I was able to find the Levetron GM-2000 at really affordable prices, while at the same time I see others charging what I think it way too much for this mouse. As I look around, Newegg seems to have the best current pricing at $29.99 and only requires an additional $1.99 in shipping. Other locations are charging in excess of $40 for the base price, and are also demanding more to cover the shipping.


To tell you the truth, there aren't too many mice that I get to play around with at this price point and it makes me really want to check it out and see if gamers can get by with a mouse that is built to get the job done, rather than to impress your friends with all of its "flash and bling" that doesn't equate to a better user experience every time.

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