DOOM & PUBG
Even though we tend to use larger mice, both in size and weight, fresh under our right hand, we had no issues adapting to the size and shape of the XM1. Right away we were in the action making headshots in PUBG like it was our job, and the hellspawn in DOOM never stood a chance, as long as we didn't run out of ammo.
We did not miss the lighting, we did not miss the wings on the sides, and to be honest, even though it sucks to flip the mouse to access a button, we found most of our changes occurring as we changed games, so we had the time to change settings then. The glide is smooth, as is the finish, and the XM1 does seem to want to get away from you at times. If your hands are oily, or it's warm in the room, and things start to get damp, you can and will find yourself wanting texture on the sides at the very least. Outside of that, we found no need to go further than 3200 CPI for our gaming needs, and when we tried higher, we found that over 500 CPI the amount of jitters and off shots increased, saying to us, to back the CPI down to a more comfortable and accurate level.
Windows and Productivity
Sitting on the desk for daily use, there is nothing wrong with what the XM1 offers in this regard. You can copy and paste with it; you can scroll as you can with any other mouse, and with side buttons, you can easily swap pages in a browser. Again, it may not be the most feature-rich option, but what it does do, it does it well. When it came to photo editing, this and opening folders on the desktop is when the CPI setting found our limit for us.
At 6000 CPI or above, we had issues keeping a steady hand to open folders or felt comfortable with the tool clicks while editing images. Keep in mind, it is not like we have tremors or our hands are not steady, as the pressure trying to left-click the mouse is enough to make the sensor wander. Just for giggles, we tried 16,000 CPI at the desktop, and while you could get in the general area quickly and with little movement from your right arm, wrist, and fingers, but honing in on anything specific was near impossible.