First and foremost with any mouse is the fit and how it feels when using it. While we like the looks of the design, it does not fit our hand very well. The top of the mouse is fine as it caresses your fingers in the slightly welled right and left click buttons, and the scroll wheel is firm in its movements, and easy to reach. The side buttons are in a good location to reach easily with our thumb, but the sides is where we felt our issue was.
While the Scroll X1 is plenty long enough for any relaxed grip user, and therefore more than long enough for claw grippers out there, we found the mouse to be too skinny in its width. For a claw grip, it seems to matter less, but our relaxed grip left us feeling like we were digging under the mouse to move it or lift it. This, of course, is the very subjective part of a peripheral review, and we know not all hands are created equal.
Functionally, we like that they chose well known makers for the components. The Avago optical sensor tracked our every movement, and even with only 2400DPI at its top end, I feel like you don't need more when it comes to gaming, precision in photo editing, or anything you find yourself clicking away at on the PC. The Omron's feel as they should, solid, needs a bit of pressure to actuate, and will give users a long useful life. Huano switches for the secondary switches is a good mate to the Omron's. They almost have the same sound and feel to them, but also are used much less, so there is less need for costly switches here. We have spent many hours with the Scroll X1 in various scenarios of work and play, and with our previous comments stated already, functionally this mouse is rock solid.
What really blows us away though is the complete package. The Etekcity Scroll X1 will fit a lot of gamer's hands, it is readily available, it comes with software to customize things to your needs, it looks really good on the desk, and it even comes with an extra set of feet. Then when you sit back and realize that everything it offers is about the same you get from other manufacturers at double and maybe triple the cost, you do sit and wonder why many mice are indeed so expensive.
While this is not the most evolved in mouse technology, the software isn't the best of the best, and even though the feel was a bit off for us to use long term, it is impossible to deny the display of efficiency and savings passed onto the customer with this optical gaming mouse that costs less than $15. While we may not have known who Etekcity was before this, after seeing something like the Scroll X1 at a steal of a deal like it is, they certainly won't be soon forgotten.
Product Summary Breakdown
|Quality including Design and Build||88%|
|Bundle and Packaging||85%|
|Value for Money||99%|
|Overall TweakTown Rating||91%|
The Bottom Line: The Scroll X1 from Etekcity has truly widened our view on gaming mice. Not only does it look good, it is customizable with software, it comes with extra feet, and can be had for less than $15. At that price, you pretty much have to try one out.
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