USER EXPERIENCE & CONCLUSION
From the size of the Strike X Freedom, it is certainly aimed for mobile gamers. That said, it’s not very ergonomic but its symmetrical design gives it ambidextrous appeal, the only problem being that it’s side buttons are for right handed users only. It’s DPI switcher is also in a very awkward place making on the fly switching very hard during in-game use. Aside from that though, the overall feel of the Strike X Freedom is pretty good for a compact mouse not to mention its got a very unique style all to itself. Even though it doesn’t have a special like most mainstream gaming products, its sand-blasted surface is sufficient for a sure-grip. Lastly we’ll talk about performance, and Aerocool’s Strike X Freedom delivers rather well despite having a cheap-feeling click actuation. We suggest using low-resistance surfaces for this mouse as our CM Storm HS-M and Razer Vespula gave the mouse a really rough time. The sensor, although having only a maximum of 1600 DPI would be plenty of tracking for anyone that’s gaming on a laptop.
Coming in locally for around Php1,250, it has no contention being a wireless product. As a gaming peripheral though, its got A4Tech’s X7 line and budget-entries from most gaming companies to contend with but as we’ve said, there’s no wireless gaming product at this range. Surely, you can find a wireless mouse for around the same price but they are far too small and underperforming compared to the Strike X Freedom and its gamer-intended specs.
We can easily recommend the Aerocool Strike X Freedom for anyone looking for a wireless mouse that stands out but we’ll have to call out Aerocool on a couple of matters. First is the quality of the plastic, the black parts of the Freedom are nice but the red just screams out sub-standard when you look at it. Add to that the loud click that the mouse buttons do and you have a very cheap-sounding product. Another room for improvement is the ergonomics of this product. Aerocool did an ambidextrous design but forgot to give extra buttons for lefties which is an irresponsible oversight. Lastly is please include batteries, we just don’t want to put up with having to buy batteries right after buying a product of this price range. Word up, Logitech includes batteries in their wireless products. All of that said, we’re docking the Strike X Freedom for quality.
We still stand by our recommendation that this mouse is a good choice if you want an affordable wireless mouse that has a unique look and packs gaming specs.
- Reasonably priced
- Good feel on the black surfaces
- Good looks
- On-the-fly DPI switcher
- Ambidextrous design
- BATTERIES NOT INCLUDED
- DPI switcher not in optimal position
- Red parts of body looks cheap
- Doesn’t work well with rough and hard mouse mats
- Side-buttons only for right-handed users
- BATTERIES NOT INCLUDED!!!!