Introduction, Specifications, and Pricing
Bloody is a company that we have been aware of for quite some time, but until recently, the planets did not align for us, but all of that has changed. Last month we took a look at the B820R, which proved to be a valuable asset to any gamer. With this keyboard as our only reference to build an opinion on with Bloody, we will say this. The team at Boody have their heads on a swivel looking for all of the latest and greatest features to deploy in their peripherals, and if this trend holds true, we are in for more surprises and pleasure using the latest product they have sent over for our opinion.
While gaming mice usually group into two or three segments, ones based on an optical sensor, those with laser sensors, and those with Omron switches, Bloody is setting a new trend to keep an eye out for in the future. While many manufacturers all seem to be playing around with identical feature sets and component choices, Bloody has found a way to raise the bar. Just as we have seen a select few keyboards on the market with optical switches under the keycaps, which Bloody originated to the mass market years ago, but now that are adding optical switches to mice. Optical switches in mice deliver all of the same benefits, like no corrosion, less breakage due to less moving parts, ultra-fast response, and a faster click speed.
With that being said, we hope that your interest is piqued, as Bloody is doing something with mice we have never had in-hand before. Stick with us as we get to know the Bloody AL90 Blazing Laser Gaming Mouse, as it is something you will want to pay attention too. Not only does Bloody up the game for other mouse makers out there, but all aspects of this design are top-notch, well thought out, and all of this comes together to allow us to show you one of the most accurate and comfortable mice we have ever used.
The specification chart taken from the Bloody AL90 product page covers much of what an educated buyer is going to want to know. Bloody starts things off by mentioning the 160Kb of onboard memory that the AL90 comes with. After that, we move into the features of the Avago ADNS 9800 laser sensor. It is shown that this sensor can operate at 30 G's, it will record up to 12,000 fps, and the maximum CPI of this sensor is 82000, but does have five steps of adjustment which can be set via software. We then move into the scroll wheel switch, which is an LK optical switch. Whether scrolling or clicking the wheel, there is a 0.2ms response time, and the wheel is said to allow for one million clicks. Back to the laser sensor, we see it is rated for 150 inches per second of travel speed, while the sensor has a resolution of 10.8 Megapixels. Moving now to the feet, we find them to be called Metal X'Glide Armor Boots, which are metal pads under the mouse which have a low coefficient of friction. Under the main two buttons, we find another set of LK Light Strike Optical M switches, this time rated for twenty million clicks. The report rate is adjustable from 125Hz to 1000Hz, the AL90 is wired, there are eight buttons in total, the cable is 1.8 meters in length, it can be connected via USB 2.0 or USB 3.0, and works with any Windows OS since and including XP.
At the bottom of the chart, there is a pair of images, which not only show off the mouse, they are also used to share the dimensions. The AL90 is 66mm wide, it stands 42mm tall, and is 125mm long, but sadly, on site or the packaging, there is not a single mention of its weight. The AL90 is shaped for claw and palm grips and comes with a rubberized coating over the top surfaces. Both sides of the mouse have angled slots which give your hand grip if lifting the mouse is needed, and the main buttons have pads applied with textured rubber on them too. The mix of shiny buttons and the matte finish of the mouse is appealing, but the design on the heel which is backlit, surrounding the Bloody name and hand logo adds a bunch to the overall look while it's resting on the desk. To continue the red and black theme of the mouse, the retention mechanism at the front of the mouse is also red, and the cable is braided in black with red accents.
Across the board, whether looking online or in the big box stores, the Bloody AL90 is priced similarly, no matter where you look. The AL90 Blazing Laser Gaming Mouse is set in many places for just $59.99, which is a fair price for what you are given in this mouse. By the time you read this, the deal we did find at Amazon.com, where this AL90 mouse is currently being sold for $39.99 may have ended, but it does allude to the fact that deals can be had if you take the time to look around. For this review, we will be going from the near $60 price point, and even though this may be pricey for some, you honestly get quite the bang for the buck. The AL90 Blazing Laser Gaming Mouse from Bloody is one of those mice you have to have in hand to fully appreciate.
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