If you are looking for a budget-friendly gaming mouse with a honeycomb design, RGB lighting and a decent sensor, you might want to check out the Redragon Storm M808. This mouse is marketed as an ultra-lightweight mouse, but it actually weighs 87 grams, which is not very light compared to other mice with holes. However, it still offers a comfortable and solid feel in hand, with no flex or creaking.
Features & Specifications
- Light weight design
- 20 million clicks
- Ergonomic shape
- Ultralight ultraweave cable
- Gaming grade optical sensor
- RGB backlighting
The shape of the mouse is ergonomic and suitable for palm and claw grip users with small to medium hands. The mouse has a high hump in the middle and deep grooves on the buttons, which may not suit everyone’s preference. The sides of the mouse have a hexagonal pattern that provides some grip, but also collects dust and dirt easily. The coating on the top of the mouse is matte, while the sides are glossy. The glossy coating can get warm and slippery if you have sweaty hands.
The buttons on the mouse use Huano switches, which are crisp and responsive, but not very tactile. The main buttons have some pre-travel and post-travel, but nothing too noticeable. The scroll wheel is smooth and quiet, with well-defined steps. The side buttons are large and easy to press, but they feel mushy and cheap. The DPI button is located behind the scroll wheel and can cycle through five preset DPI levels, which can be customized in the software.
The sensor on the mouse is the PixArt PAW3327, which can go up to 12,400 CPI using interpolation. The native CPI of this sensor is 6,200, which is more than enough for most gamers. The sensor performs well in terms of accuracy and tracking, with no noticeable jitter or acceleration. However, it does have a high lift-off distance of about 3 mm, which can be annoying if you tend to lift your mouse often.
The cable on the mouse is one of its best features. It is a paracord-like braided cable that is very flexible and lightweight. It does not create any drag or resistance on your mouse movements. The cable is 1.8 meters long and has a gold-plated USB connector. The feet on the mouse are made of PTFE material and glide smoothly on most surfaces.
The mouse also has RGB lighting on three zones: the scroll wheel, the logo and the sides. The lighting effects can be controlled by pressing a button on the bottom of the mouse or by using the software. The software allows you to customize the DPI levels, polling rate, button assignments, macros and lighting effects. The software is easy to use and has a simple interface.
Overall, the Redragon Storm M808 is a decent gaming mouse for its price range. It has a solid build quality, a good sensor, a great cable and RGB lighting. However, it also has some drawbacks, such as its weight, shape, coating and side buttons. If you are looking for an ultra-lightweight mouse with holes, you might want to look elsewhere. But if you are looking for a budget-friendly mouse with an ergonomic shape and decent performance, you might want to give this one a try.