MSI GM10 Clutch Gaming Mouse Review
As we said at the beginning, we understand that there is a huge target audience for products, particularly peripherals, at this price point. If you're beginning your foray into the PC gaming world then maybe money is hard to come by.
The MSI Clutch GM10 is really all about the sensor. At 2400 DPI it is at the lower end of the market but it's certainly a step up from the kind of mouse that you find bundled in with any pre-built PC from your local retailer. The scroll wheel is nicely textured keeping it under control, and it's accurate too with a decent notch helping you change weapons in a moment without moving past the one you actually wanted. Lastly light weight and textured sides help keep things under control at all times.
That might sound simple, but that's really all there is to the GM10.
Where it doesn't stack up as well is when you compare it to anything else on the market. We know that at this price point there are always compromises. Nobody is expecting RGB lighting, PixArt 3360 sensors, macros and a dozen buttons. What I think we do expect though is, at bare minimum, some side buttons. Okay we've been using PCs since the days of DOS. Our first copy of Windows came on a single floppy disk. We understand that there was definitely a time when computers very much conformed to the "nerdy spod alone in his bedroom" stereotype. Even the most hardened sports jock would struggle to make a sensible argument that the internet is still something confined to the world of nerds, and browsers are infinitely easier to use when you have a back and forward button on the mouse. That is without going into the benefits it has in games where you can use the side buttons as throw or use or all sorts of things.
It isn't even that at this price you can't get those features. Okay it's only £21.95, which is a lot cheaper than a serious mouse. The briefest cursory glance at previous products we've reviewed show how much you can get for that kind of money. The ASUS Cerberus is 2500 DPI with side buttons. The Corsair Harpoon is only a couple of quid more but gives you RGB lighting, 6000 DPI and side buttons. Cougar are probably the masters at mice of spectacular value. The Minos X3 is identically priced but has 3200 DPI, RGB lighting, undermouse lighting and side buttons too whilst even the lowly Minos X1 matches the specs of the GM10 Clutch whilst having side buttons as well.
We know that a large part of this has been pointing out infinitely better options for the money, but it goes to demonstrate that even in the range of big-name brands you can get mice which give you far more value than the GM10 Clutch, and when money is tight you want to maximise every penny you have. The GM10 Clutch is just about worthy of consideration, but you'd have to be particularly ardent in your support of the MSI brand to do so.