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AZIO EXO 1 Optical Gaming Mouse Review (Page 5)

Chad Sebring | Jul 13, 2015 at 09:13 am CDT - 2 mins, 5 secs reading time for this page
Rating: 91%Manufacturer: AZIO

Final Thoughts

The EXO 1 is impressive for both its smaller size as well as the fact it doesn't cost a fortune to obtain. The right and left click buttons are definitely audible and require a firm pressure to activate. There is a bit of a learning curve for your right hand as it does need to get used to the added pressure needed for these buttons. The side buttons as well as the DPI selector take much less pressure and are much quieter when used, yet still strong enough to not accidentally be pressed while in the middle of a game reaching for a better grip or lifting this mouse. In our time with it, we really found ourselves liking it more and more.

Of course, this design does leave out left hand users, but for the right hand users out there, this may just be the mouse for you. If you have medium to large hands and prefer a relaxed grip, the EXO 1 may be too small for gaming needs, as we tend to like something that fits our hands. If you claw grip your mouse, or have small hands, this is indeed a very viable solution. Even with larger hands, we found the mouse to glide well, it is accurate, and with 3500 DPI, you shouldn't have to lift it much at all if you can still control the mouse at that speed. On that same aspect, a lot of gamers I see mentioning their DPI of choice is lower than the bottom end of 1200 DPI that this mouse offers. That being said, a small jump from 800 to the 1200 DPI this offers is not that much of a change and can be easily mastered.

For a simple plug-and-play design, without the need for drive bloat, the EXO 1 has impressed us in the end. After about a day, we had a great feel for the mouse and soon found ourselves right up to par with where we were previous to this mouse in game play and accuracy. Considering this mouse will set you back less than $30, and it still able to deliver some LED lighting, DPI switch, and that cool looking metallic top coating, it is very hard to deny this mouse its dues on that front.

As much as some may disagree, size does matter, and that truly is the only downfall of the EXO 1, and the major factor to consider when pondering its purchase; everything else is up to snuff and performs as intended.

Last updated: Nov 15, 2019 at 01:16 pm CST

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Quality including Design and Build88%
General Features91%
Bundle and Packaging85%
Value for Money99%
Overall Rating91%

The Bottom Line: AZIO's EXO 1 is very much worth its cost! It functions well, feels good, and it glides smooth as silk. Even though we eventually got used to it, the compact shape may be a turn off to some large handed users out there.

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Chad Sebring


After a year of gaming, Chad caught the OC bug. With overclocking comes the need for better cooling, and Chad has had many air and water setups. With a few years of abusing computer parts, he decided to take his chances and try to get a review job. As an avid overclocker, Chad is always looking for the next leg up in RAM, cooling, as well as peripherals.

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