Motospeed V30 Mouse Review – Gaming Mouse. We’re going to take a look at a $15 RGB gaming mouse from Motospeed and find out what’s on offer for such a cheap price. I’m also running a giveaway for two of these mice, so stick around to the end for details on that. Alright so full disclosure before we begin, this mouse was sent over from Gearbest.com a few weeks ago. They are a Chinese company, which is where Motospeed sell their products.
I chose this mouse as it had a high rating on the website and I was really interested to see what you’d get out of a $15 gaming mouse, could all the high ratings be legit? Inside the box there’s of course the mouse itself, and the manual. The first thing I noticed was that the mouse felt pretty good, a lot better than I was expecting considering the $15 US price point. The mouse weighs in at 142g, although the documentation says 169g and is 128mm long, 67mm wide, and 41mm high.
Here are the rest of the specs. On the left are the back and forward buttons, with a hard plastic for the thumb rest and the same material is also found over on the right hand side. On top are of course the left and right mouse buttons which use Omron switches, a rubberised scroll wheel, and DPI adjustment button. By default the DPI button can be used to change between 500, 750, 1000, 1500, 2000, and 3500 DPI, however you can customize the increments through the software, or completely remap the button if you want.
Towards the back is the Motospeed logo, which is illuminated by the internal RGB lighting. Ok so the lighting actually looks better in person than the video is showing, it looks fairly choppy when I’ve recorded it, but it’s smoother in real life. The RGB lighting runs around most of the mouse as well, between the left and right click buttons and into the scroll wheel, and personally I think it looks pretty nice. On the bottom is a PMW3320 sensor, which I’ve found to work quite well, no issues there at all.
There’s also a smooth plastic material toward the front and back to help the mouse slide around, it will be interesting to see how that holds up after a longer period but so far no problems after a few weeks of use. It plugs in via the braided USB 2.0 type A cable, which is approximately 1.7m long. It’s completely plug and play, you just plug it in and it’s ready to go. Although not included with the mouse, or any information in the manual, there is a driver that you can download from Motospeed’s website which allows you to perform some customization with the mouse. It’s fairly straightforward to use.
There are 14 different lights that you can individually control, 7 on the left and 7 on the right, as well as 5 different lighting effects. The static effect lets you select colours and they will stay constantly lit. The breathing effect lets you select colours and they will fade in and out. The neon effect will change the colour of the whole mouse at the same time, so it will remain the same colour at any one time. The recirculating water effect was the default when I first plugged the mouse in, basically all the colours continually change like a rainbow.
The symmetrical flow effect is similar, except the lights change from the back to the front together rather than all over the place. You can also adjust the speed of the effects, and the direction, so lighting effects can be reversed. What I found cool was that when you change the lighting effects or macro settings through the software they are being saved to the mouse, so if you unplug the mouse and plug it into a different machine the same settings will be ready to go. You can also use the software to define macro keys, so basically you can remap them to whatever you like, you just have to define the sequence through the software.
From what I can tell you’re getting a fair amount of premium features at the $15 price point, but two lucky winners will be able to find out for themselves, as after a couple of weeks into testing the mouse out for myself Gearbest reached out and asked if I wanted to do a giveaway for two of the V30 mice and I said sure! There’s a link down in the post description to enter, basically you can get entries by subscribing to the channel and following on Twitter.
The giveaway will close in one week from when this article was posted, so on the 26th of November at 11:59pm GMT, so sign up before then for a chance to win one of these mice! So what did you guys think about the V30 gaming mouse from Motospeed? I’m honestly really impressed with this mouse, especially considering the price of just $15 US dollars.
The overall build quality seems above average, and even the RGB lighting effect looks pretty cool, granted that’s going to be pretty subjective. In any case I’ve been using it for a few weeks now and I’m going to keep using it for the time being as it’s been going great.
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