Introduction, Specifications, and Pricing
For those that did not see the X40 keyboard we reviewed recently, we should start off explaining that Division Zero, who delivered the mouse we are reviewing, is the gaming end of DAS Keyboard. That being said, when it came to said keyboard, we saw something we had never run across before. Division Zero opted for their own switches, and what made the keyboard unique, is that for the first time, we saw optional top plates. This meant that not only did the keyboard offer a different feel to the keys, but you could also opt to pay for a top plate in two styles and four colors, to customize the way it looked.
It only makes sense that if you are going to jump into the gaming peripherals market, that you also introduce a mouse to go with the keyboard. Well, Division Zero did just that. Now there aren't any trick panels that can be swapped out on this mouse; rather you are offered an ambidextrous design, allowing Division Zero to take advantage of every potential customer, not just limiting themselves to right-hand users. Just because they opted out of customization option on the exterior should not detract from this product either, as they offer this mouse with top tier innards, and delivered us one of the most precise mice we have ever had the pleasure of using.
Today we will be looking at the Division Zero M50 Pro Gaming mouse, which is based on a laser sensor, and offers some of the best switches in the market inside as well. Along with the M50, we were also sent the 47W-Control mouse pad to take full advantage of the laser tracking, as well as sprucing up the look on our desk. That being said, we are eager to show off the M50, because as we said, it doesn't always come down to looks in a mouse, it is the control and precision that drives most purchases, and this Division Zero M50 in combination with the 47W delivers that in spades.
Features found in the M50 are listed in the first section of the chart. It tells us that there are nine programmable buttons. We then see, that even though there is an Avago ADNS9800 sensor in the M50, the maximum DPI is set to 6400 DPI. You have the ability via software to save up to six profiles, and the scroll wheel is a metal 4D tilt wheel. The DPI is adjustable via buttons on top of the M50, and even offers LEDs to denote which of the four settings is in use. The last bit shown here describes that the M50 connects via USB, and you do need an internet connection to obtain the driver, as it does not ship in the packaging.
The second section of the chart covers the ambidextrous and ergonomic design of the M50. It then moves to the inside, denoting the use of 20-million click lifespan Omron switches. Back to the outside, we are given a 2.1-meter red braided cable with a gold plated USB 2.0 connection at the end. Inside of the M50 again, we are given an 8-bit MCU, and this mouse also offers a 1000Hz polling rate. The M50 can read up to 300 clicks per minute.
The last section of the chart covers the 2.75" width, the 5.11" length, and the 1.37" height of this M50, and all told, it weighs in at 0.38 pounds. The M50 is shipped with low-friction Teflon feet under it, and it will work with any Windows operating system since and including, Windows 7. The M50 is capable of being ran on any USB port and is designed to offer a red LED scroll wheel, light in the heel, and another that wraps around the back.
While we did find listings of the M50 Pro Gaming mouse on the internet, we would suggest that at this time, to get the best deal, you go directly to DAS Keyboard to get one. Where most other listings we saw, offered this product nearer to $100, direct from the manufacturer, we found a list price of $79. As for the 47W-Control Pro Gaming Mouse Pad, again it is best to go directly to the manufacturer here as well. If you want to get the set together, the 47W is listed at only $19. Essentially then, you can get the M50 and the 47W for the same cost as what just the mouse is listed for at other locations. In our minds, while the pricing is on the high side, we feel that for the control and style you get with the M50, it is worth every penny of this asking price.
Chad's Peripherals Test System Specifications
- Motherboard: ASUS X99-E WS - Buy from Amazon / Read our review
- CPU: Intel Core i7 5930K - Buy from Amazon
- Cooler: Corsair H100i GTX - Buy from Amazon / Read our review
- Memory: KLevv Cras DDR4 3000 - Buy from Amazon / Read our review
- Video Card: ASUS GeForce GTX 980 Matrix Platinum - Buy from Amazon / Read our review
- Storage: Intel 730 480GB - Buy from Amazon / Read our review
- Case: SilverStone TJ11 - Buy from Amazon / Read our review
- Power Supply: Corsair AX1200 - Buy from Amazon / Read our review
- OS: Microsoft Windows 10 Professional 64-bit - Buy from Amazon
PRICING: You can find the Das Keyboard Division Zero M50 Pro Laser Gaming Mouse for sale below. The prices listed are valid at the time of writing, but can change at any time. Click the link below to see real-time pricing for the best deal:
United States: The Das Keyboard Division Zero M50 Pro Laser Gaming Mouse retails for $79 at Amazon.
United Kingdom: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon UK's website.
Canada: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon Canada's website.