Introduction, Specifications, and Pricing
In the recent past, we have seen two products previous to this from Feenix, and from what we can recall, we were impressed with what they had to offer. While the larger mouse did take on aspects of Cooler Master mice, Feenix still delivered a mouse that could stand on its own, built on a laser sensor, and was ready to take on anything you could throw at it. At the same time, we were also sent a hard plastic mouse pad to go along with the Nascita, called the Dimora. As a combo, both products were top of the line and came in packaging that from the onset, made you feel that you were opening professional grade products.
As time has passed, Feenix felt there were two segments of the mouse world that they may have been missing out on supporting, leading them to develop the mouse we are showing you today. The first of these segments is the optical sensor lovers out there, and for gaming with accuracy, many will tell you there is no better way to address this than with the use of an optical sensor. The second factor, and one that plays more into your genetics, than that of any product, it the dimensions of the mouse. This time around, rather than building a larger mouse, Feenix is also offering this latest design in a compact frame, which does seem to be what a lot of people gravitate to for gaming as well.
All of this culminates in the release of the Feenix Vitesse optical gaming mouse. In their quest to fill this void with something from the Feenix lineup, we find that even from the start, there is a certain elegance and professional feel to every level of this mouse, even with the packaging. Feenix does not cut any corners in their attempt to offer a smaller more universal mouse for the masses either. While there may be slightly better options to be chosen for the internal components, in the Vitesse, you find all of the top tier players in sensor technology and switch offerings.
Along with this, you are delivered a mouse that feels much like their original Nascita, but we do lose some of the lighting and the LCD DPI display. Even so, Feenix is still able to deliver a mouse that can inform you of everything you want to see, yet at the same time, giving us a mouse that fits well in hand and is ready for battle with any game you may choose to play.
In the chart provided from Feenix, we see they hold nothing back when it comes to the specifications. First off, they are sure to mention that this is a standard-size gaming mouse, so whether you have a small, medium sized, or a large hand, using the Vitesse will be comfortable. The Vitesse uses the Avago/Pixart PMW3310 optical sensor to track movement, and it is ergonomically designed for right-hand use only. Dimensionally, the Vitesse is 4.5 inches from front to back, 2.5 inches wide, and 1.5 inches in height right about in the middle of the curve found on the top. The Vitesse weighs in at only 90 grams, sports a 1.55-meter long rubberized cable that terminates in a gold-plated USB 2.0 connector, and it uses a mix of textured plastic and a rubberized surface to add to the comfort and grip of this mouse design.
The Vitesse offers on-the-fly DPI adjustments, both forward up the scale, and backward down it, with a maximum of 5000 DPI. All of the DPI settings are preset as there is no software to go along with the Vitesse, and these settings are 400, 800, 1600, 3200, and 5000 DPI. As far as lighting goes, there is the Feenix logo found on the heel of the Vitesse, and this light will change from yellow to green, then to white, on to blue, and uses red as the indicator of the maximum DPI level being set.
As to the rest of the specifications, we see that Feenix uses Omron switches under the main buttons, the Vitesse is shipped with a 2ms response time, a 500Hz polling rate, and can track at 130 inches per second, taking 6500 images per second to track even the slightest movements. The last bit of information found is something many users can appreciate too, and that is the fact that the Vitesse ships with an extra set of Teflon feet.
At this moment in time, there are two ways to obtain the Vitesse inside of the United States. One way is to buy the Vitesse direct from Feenix at their MSRP of $59. The other way is to venture over to Amazon to buy it. The odd thing about Amazon is we found two links selling the same mouse. One of them shows the Vitesse selling identical to the MSRP, and comes with free shipping to Prime members. The second link shows an astronomical price of $141 but is from a third party retailer. If it were our money, we would stay clear of that last option, as we have yet to see a mouse worth that sort of an investment.
Outside of the styling and feel of the Feenix Vitesse, it is near identical to the Dream Machines DM1 Pro we just looked at, but requires an additional $10 in cost. Hopefully, at the end of seeing everything the Feenix Vitesse has to offer, we also see a reason to pay more for this over the likes of the Dream Machines design.
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