Can the new Cerberus gaming line from Asus be the must have for budget gaming mice?
We recently featured the Cerberus Gaming Keyboard and it was one of the great gaming keyboards for the budget-conscious gamers, now we will be testing the Gaming mouse from the Cerberus series from Asus and see if it is the best choice for a budget gaming mouse.
Before we proceed, here is the specs for the Cerberus Gaming Mouse
- Connectivity Technology: Wired
- Tracking: Optical
- Dimensions: 124.86 (L) x 68.72(W) x 40.11(H) mm
- DPI: 2500 DPI
- DPI stages: 4 levels (500/1000 (default)/1500/2500 DPI) with LED indicator
- Buttons: 5 buttons
- Shape: Ambidextrous shape for both right- and left-handed gamers
- Cable & connector: Braided cable with gold-plated USB connector
- Cable length: 1.8 m
The Cerberus gaming mouse’s design is all black on the top and bright red on the bottom, with the Cerberus logo illuminating on the top of the mouse. The mouse has a rubber grips on the sides for a better grip comfort that prevents slipping during an intense match on a gaming session. What makes the gaming mouse good is that it features an ambidextrous design that is comfortable for left-handed users, it still has the fundamental buttons for any mouse, such as two standard mouse buttons and a mouse scroll wheel that also works as a third mouse button. Another plus to the mouse is the braided cable, which prevents the cable from being worn out and it is rare to find budget-friendly gaming mice to have braided cables.
Some of the features found on the Cerberus gaming mouse is the DPI changer that lets you switch to different DPI settings; (500, 1000, 1500 and 2500) you can identify which DPI setting was set from the color of the logo being illuminated. It also features two side buttons which work as forward and back functions on the web browser, which is very handy for those who read a lot of articles from websites or blogs, though one issue with the side buttons is that the forward and back are reversed, which can be confusing for those who are used with this feature from other gaming mouse.
In terms of usage, the Cerberus Gaming Mouse is really comfortable to use even for lefties, though left-handed users may have some issues on the side buttons, as it is located on the left portion of the mouse and there will chances that it will be accidentally pressed by their ring finger or pinky. The rubber grips provide that added comfort and prevents any accidental slips during game sessions. And just like with the Cerberus gaming keyboard, the mouse does not have any separate application that can be used to customize the additional buttons for other uses. The overall body is superb for its price tag though it would have been nice it the red color would be more darker as the bright colors makes it look more like a cheap plastic.
Overall, the Cerberus Gaming Mouse is still a budget gaming mouse in a budget price tag, some users may go for other gaming mouse that allow them to customize the buttons for other functions. But if you are looking for a basic yet sturdy gaming mouse at a right price, you may like the Cerberus Gaming Mouse.