Endgame Gear XM1-RGB USB gaming mouse review: Simple enough, good enough

I was never someone who did everything for PC peripherals. There are mice with varying designs, fancy ergonomic additions, or 16 different buttons for whatever reason. I tend to keep it pretty simple as a simple mouse is all I need for a leisurely mix of work and play.

To that end, the Endgame Gear XM1-RGB is perfect for what I need – a quality mouse that doesn’t overpower its capabilities, instead providing a streamlined experience and nothing more. With a lightweight, high-quality plastic construction and a nice yet minimal design, I enjoyed my time with this mouse. It’s not much above most other mice I’ve used, but I don’t need it.

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Although it’s aimed at general gaming and advertised as an esports performance gaming mouse, I can’t really speak to that end. It’s easy to use and offers the usual fare of features – plus two programmable side buttons – that most PC mice use, so I can see it being great for competitive gaming, but it won’t feature a lot of advantages over others on the market.

Digging a little deeper into the design, the mouse features a slick plastic design with options for black or white, and doesn’t do much more to flaunt style. The logo sits on the back, with it and the underside of the mouse lighting up in a flowing color change of RGB. Nothing too fancy here, but I find I really appreciate the simplicity of things, and after choosing the white option, I love how modern and tidy it looks.

With a 1.85m braided cable, you don’t have to worry about knots or twists, as it stays flexible at all times. It’s also long enough to be used with a standing desk, with no reach issues, which adds a lot to those looking to use it with an adjustable desk position or if you’re worried about accidentally pulling it out of the USB port. in these intense moments of play.

On the underside of the mouse is a button that lets you switch between four preset CPI profiles, easily adjusting the mouse sensitivity to what you feel comfortable with. If that’s not enough, you can also use the included software to customize these profiles and adapt them perfectly to your needs, whether for different games, professional uses or anything else.

In my time of use so far, the mouse has remained perfect and fit for purpose. The clicks still click, the scroll wheel still scrolls, and it’s comfortable to use during long workdays and playing games after the fact. Again, it’s nothing too special or noteworthy, but it’s a damn good mouse, and what more could you ask for?

If you’re looking to get a high-quality PC mouse that isn’t as flashy, fancy, or expensive as other brand name options on the market, then the Endgame Gear XM1-RGB is a fantastic choice that should not be overlooked. For £49.99 at the time of writing (was £59.99) you get a solid jack-of-all-trades that won’t stick out in any particular area, but doesn’t have any glaring downsides either.

The Endgame Gear XM1-RGB gaming mouse was provided for this review.

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