Epic Gear Meduza Mouse and Hybrid Pad Review
Published: 28th March 2012 | Source: Epic Gear | Price: |
There are few areas of the hardware market quite as congested as the gaming mouse sector. Second only to cases in the amount of choice you have available, gaming mice are so prevalent that there really is a model to suit everybody regardless of your needs and aesthetic preferences.
To go up against the might of Razer, SteelSeries, Roccat et al is a brave choice and one that requires absolute confidence in your product. New to the scene are Epic Gear who have brought us a mouse called the Meduza. However, don't let the name fool you into thinking this is some fly-by-night upstart operation. Epic Gear are a subsidiary of Golden Emperor International Limited, better known to you and me by their acronym, GeIL, and the memory products they produce.
Of course you wouldn't expect them to branch out unless they had something new to bring to the party and in the case of the Meduza it's HDST. Hybrid Dual-Sensor Technology. One of the sensors is the Laser variety with the super-fast tracking they provide, and the other is Optical which has stability benefits.
Although the sensor is the unique selling point of the Meduza it also has all the other elements one would expect to find on a high-end gaming mouse such as macro capability, multiple profiles and on the fly DPI switching.
As you can see there is a hell of a lot of technology stuffed in to the Meduza. With three sensor modes, 6 fully programmable buttons and profile specific lighting it really packs in everything you could reasonably expect to find.
- 3 switchable sensing modes: Laser, Optical and HDST™
(Laser + Optical)
- Advanced algorithm logic technology to restrain common problems of jitter, skip and drift
- Sensitivity of up to 6000 dpi
- Optical mode: 400/800/1600/3200 dpi (4 level)
- HDST™ mode: 4 customizable DPI levels via GUI of up to 4800 dpi
- Laser Mode: 4 customizable dpi levels via GUI of up to 6000dpi
- Minimal lift-off distance of 1mm for extreme precision
- Tracking speed of up to 200 ips @ HDST™ mode
- Acceleration speed of up to 30 G @ HDST™ mode
- Longevity gaming keys of 10 million clicks
- USB 2.0 full speed: 1000Hz report rate
- 7 buttons, 6 fully programmable
- 5 gaming profiles with customizable LED color
- 15 sets of customizable long macro
- ARM 32-bit Cortex™-M3 CPU
- Onboard memory of 128KB· on-the-fly dpi change
- Independent X/Y axle change via GUI @ Laser Mode
- Supports driverless plug-and-play
- Angle snapping support @ Laser Mode
- Auto power saving mode on/off via GUI
- Ultra swift big-size teflon feet
- X-braided cable for durability
- Ferrite bead cable for anti-EMI capability
- 2 Meter USB cable