SpeedLink Decus Gaming Mouse Review

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Introduction

Manufacturer: SpeedLink
Model: Decus Gaming
UK Price: £34.99 (At the time of review)
US Price: $55.05 (At the time of review)

Today we will be taking a look at the Decus Gaming mouse, a mid-range peripheral in the lineup by SpeedLink, that offers a very original design and plenty of features for a small price! The Decus is a higher specification device in the a series of mice from SpeedLink, a few examples of other mice in this range are the Svipa, Ledos, Prime Z-DW and Kudos Z-9. Progressively, the mice do range in specification from lower end to higher performance devices, the lower being the Svipa and higher being the Kudos Z-9. With the Decus being a mid to high specification mouse we do expect a lot from it and with a price tag of only £34.99 ($55.05), we cannot wait to see more from the German manufacturers at this price!

For those of you who are not aware of who SpeedLink, “SPEEDLINK is one of the leading brands in computer and video game accessories in Europe. The products combine new technologies with excellent design and outstanding functionality. SPEEDLINK has enjoyed continuous growth since its founding in 1998. Today, the company′s products can be found in over 30 countries in Europe. The over 10 million sound systems and over 15 million game controllers sold impressively demonstrate SPEEDLINK′s market presence.”, extract provided by Speedlink on their website.

To start, what we have here is a Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10 compatible plug and play mouse, with additional software for customising the mouse to your specification, that has been designed around gamers. With a comfortable grip, 5 different profiles that feature light configurations for easy visual referencing of the mode you are on, full programmable key mapping, 125 – 1,000 Hz polling rate, there isn’t much that the Decus is lacking as a standard gaming mouse with comparison to other brands out there. With that said, what we want to see is if these features stand their ground in quality and performance to alternative options on the market.

Specifications

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A specification sheet, collaboratively produced by SpeedLink and their R&D team, can be found below or alternatively, under the specification header on their product web page here.

Properties:

  • Professional gaming mouse
  • Ultimate in ergonomics
  • Fully customisable functions and look
  • Stunning laser precision
  • Ultra-precise laser sensor with adjustable resolution from 400 to 5,000dpi
  • On/off switchable LED illumination with 6 breathtaking colours
  • 7 programmable buttons incl. dpi switch and rapid-fire button
  • Powerful macro editor
  • 5 profiles with separate button, sensor and colour configurations
  • Internal profile memory (128kb)
  • Auto-loading game profiles
  • USB polling rate configurable up to 1000Hz (ultrapolling)
  • Ergonomic design with grippy scroll wheel and finger indents
  • Rubberised finish
  • Flexible USB cable with hard-wearing sheath (1.8m)”

Description:
“Maintain your focus and precision even in extended battles with the DECUS Gaming Mouse and its huge array of customisation options. The configuration software allows you to customise the mouse to suit your preferences, letting you game the way you want and enabling the mouse to respond to your reflexes perfectly. Thanks to its integrated lighting system, the DECUS bursts with colours that match the gaming atmosphere – becoming not just a visual highlight but also serving as a profile indicator. What’s more, its rubberised side grips, extra-grippy scroll wheel and extended finger indents offer maximum comfort.”

Sensor Laser
DPI 400 – 5,000
Buttons 7/-
Programmable Buttons 7
Mouse Wheel 1 (2D)
Onboard Memory 128 kbit
Polling-Rate 125-1,000 Hz
Configuration Software Yes (PC)

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