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Etekcity Scroll Alpha High Precision Laser Gaming Mouse Review

By: Chad Sebring | Mice in Peripherals | Posted: Sep 26, 2015 5:20 pm
TweakTown Rating: 94%Manufacturer: Etekcity

Inside the Scroll Alpha




When first pulling the Scroll Alpha open, we didn't get far before needing to release the white cable from between the top and bottom. There is a PCB in both halves, but there is a single steel weight screwed into the top.





While one side of the PCB is green, the top of it is this gold color, and on it are five white Huano switches. These cover the pair of side buttons to either side of the mouse, as well as the DPI button next to the LED in the middle.




To offer five million clicks worth of a lifespan, the only choice right now is to go with the Omron D2FC-F-7N switch, which we see under the left click button.




Just above three more LEDs for the side and heel lighting, we find the Avago ADNS A9800 laser sensor inside to track just about anything you can throw at this mouse. As for the MCU, it is not visible on the top side, and we did not remove this PCB to look any further.




The right click button is backed with a matching Omron switch like we found on the other side. The Huano switch under the scroll wheel moved away from a white, and offers this slightly stronger, but less audible red version.




As the inside of the lid alluded to, when we power the mouse and get to the lowest DPI setting of 1000, all of the LEDs on the Scroll Alpha glow red.




Click the button on top again and the DPI changes to 1600, and the LEDs are now green.




Then to blue LEDs at 2400 DPI.




The next level in the default options is at 3200 DPI and the LEDs have changed to orange.




At 4000 DPI, the lighting for this setting changes to a pinkish purple color.




Repeating the button press one more time offers 8200 DPI and the lighting changes one more time to this light blue or teal color.

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