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EpicGear Morpha X Modular Gaming Mouse Review

EpicGear Morpha X Modular Gaming Mouse Review
EpicGear's Morpha X modular gaming mouse offers features, options, and functionality beyond what the competition has to offer.
By: Chad Sebring | Mice in Peripherals | Posted: May 11, 2017 9:14 pm
TweakTown Rating: 99%Manufacturer: EpicGear

Introduction, Specifications, and Pricing

 

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If the time comes, that your beloved mouse you have been using for a while decides to die or become dysfunctional, and you are beyond the warranty period, you have a tough road ahead of you if you desire a change in products. The market is filled with options. First of all, you have to base your decision on if you prefer an optical or a laser sensor for tracking. Beyond that, you also have to like the appeal of the design, and in most instances, you are stuck with whatever the company thought was the best. For those who game a lot of time, the types of switches inside of the mouse will also play a huge factor, and while many come fitted with Omron switches these days, there is only one version which fills the need for most users.

 

 

Would it not be nice to have choices? This is where EpicGear steps in, with a mouse designed to deliver modularity and customization. Rather than locking their customers down to a single product in a pass or fail aspect of your potential purchase, they have taken some of what was so popular in their Defiant keyboard, and transferred it over to a mouse. This means that the switches can be changed for the right and left click buttons, but EpicGear does not stop there. EpicGear has decided to go even further, to allow their clients to swap out the sensor, as various sensor types work best in different applications, and they also send this new mouse with a pair of suits for it to wear.

 

Of course, a few out there will see little value in such a product, but we, on the other hand, find a mouse such as this to be an outstanding addition to the vast sea of mice to choose from. As EpicGear brings forth the Morpha X, a very fitting name we might add, they eliminate the struggle and homework needed to be done when it comes to picking out your new mouse. Offering the best of all worlds when it comes to mice is something we have no seen before. We have seen dual sensors in the same device, but never the ability to swap them out like a clip in a pistol. We have much to deliver when it comes to what this Morpha X Modular Gaming Mouse has to offer, so get comfortable and enjoy the ride we are about to take.

 

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The specifications offered by EpicGear are quite thorough, and with a device such as the Morpha X, we feel it needs to be. On the left side of the chart, we find that there are two EG Modular-Sensor-Cartridges in the box. One of them is an IR LED optical sensor capable of 12,000 DPI, which is the 3360, but there is also another cartridge with the 9800 laser sensor in it, capable of 8200 DPI too. EpicGear also sends two pairs of switches that can be 0plucked out of this mouse and easily swapped out with the secondary set. Both sets are made by Omron, but customized for EpicGear. On the one hand, you have the option to use a set consisting of an orange frame and white switches, which offer a medium pressure feel to them. You also have the ability to use another set, which is this time made with a purple frame and have blue switches in them, and are soft at first in fell, but require more force to actuate the switch.

 

Other benefits that are built into the Morpha X are things like adjustable LOD, angle snapping, customizable RGB colors, on-the-fly sensitivity changes, adjustable report rate, some offered via software, and some built right in. The Optical sensor cartridge allows of r250 IPS of travel at 50Gs of force, while the laser cartridge is a bit lower with 150 IPS and 30Gs of force able to be tracked. The Morpha X comes with an AFM ambient lighting mode, there are seven buttons where six of them are programmable, there is a lock-down function, and a total of five profiles to choose from. The Morpha X is supported with PTFE feet; there are 1.8 meters of braided cable and a gold-plated connection. Dimensionally the Morpha X is 126.5mm long, it is 66.5mm wide, and stands 40mm tall, weighing in at 92.6 grams excluding the cable, sensor, and the four 5G adjustable weights. The last thing we see before the fine print is that the Morpha X is backed by a two-year warranty.

 

With everything that comes included with this mouse, extra switches, interchangeable sensors, a pair of body parts to change the color, a switch puller, and of course the Morpha X mouse, we would have assumed there would be a severe price tag to come along with it. Astonishingly, though, this is not what we found at all. While the MSRP is over $100 for this mouse, currently we are seeing that both Amazon and Newegg are selling the Morpha X for just $89.99. That is a ton of value. By the time you read this, the promotion may be over, but if you want to save a little more money when it comes to the Morpha X Modular Gaming Mouse, Newegg is also offering ten dollars off the asking price. That takes the cost down to just $79.99 for a short while. Honestly, we expected the MSRP to be much higher than it is set by EpicGear, and to see this mouse selling where it is currently, we have no issue promoting a device such as this, which delivers users the best of all worlds with as many options under your right hand as possible.

 

 

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