Sharkk is a consumer solutions company that is based in Parsippany, New Jersey. It is a company that offers a lot of products that ranges from Tablets, keyboards, audio devices and mices. Sharkk’s products boasts a potent combination of great quality and amazing performance that gives a lot of value for what you pay for. This time, we’re gonna test out the Sharkk Wired Gaming Mouse.
- Model Number: SK2471
- Low-Friction Teflon Feet
- Up to 1000Hz Polling Rate
- 3500 DPI
- 7 Programmable Buttons
- Unlimited Macro Configurations
- Choice of 6 LED Lights Colors
Closer Look -Â Sharkk Wired Gaming Mouse
The packing of the Sharkk Wired Gaming Mouse is fairly simple. No frills or some other decorations, just a very straightforward cardboard box which displays what the users need.
Up front, the box displays a top shot of the mouse, and the logo down at the bottom.
The right side displays the full name of the product while at the left is a paragraph of features of the mouse.
At the base, the model number the mouse is located as well as the support contact should the mouse malfunction. This shows that Sharkk really values customer satisfaction.
A Look Inside
When you open up the box, you’ll see the Sharkk Wired Gaming Mouse in full display protected by a plastic layer.
Underneath that is the rest of the contents of the package, the driver and software for the mouse and Â the manual
Sharkk Wired Gaming Mouse
The Sharkk Wired Gaming Mouse has a very sleek design. The grip is made of high quality plastic with a great design that fits the palm quite well, although sweaty palms might cause it to slip a little bit no thanks to the glossy paint. And speaking of sweaty palms, the mouse really sweats out your palms a lot within the first few minutes of using it.
In between, you can find the scroll wheel. The wheel is covered with a rubber material with creases. Just below the wheel are two programmable buttons that control the DPI by default.
When you see the sides of the mouse, the grips have a rougher surface that keeps the fingers from slipping. In contrast to the palm grip, the sides are actually cooler because of the holes that allow air to pass though, and the grip is better.
Also of note on the left side are another pair of buttons with different textures, as the one is front has a rougher surface than the one in the back.
The mouse has LED lighting on the left, right, and center of the mouse, as well as the logo. Just like the buttons, the lights are programmable as well. You can change the color of all the lights except for the one in the center.
At the bottom, there are four telfon strips that help the mouse glide across the surface. Each teflon strips are located on the diagonal edges of the mouse. Another thing to note is the small chamber that houses 8 removable pieces of 4.5g weights. They are held by a black Styrofoam on the lid.
The software is a key component to unlock the full potential of the mouse. You can set the controls for the 7 programmable buttons here, including the mouse wheel. For assistance, there is a guide on where the buttons are located so that you wont get lost while configuring them.
There are three categories that you can customize for the mouse: Sensitivity, Advanced, and System Settings. Sensitivity, or Sensortivity, is where you control the DPI and Polling Rate of the mouse, which is up to 3500DPI. You can also adjust it to invert the control (eg. when you move the mouse up, the cursor goes down and vice versa).
Advanced is where you can adjust the Mouse Report Rate, as well as the lighting options for the LED. You can choose from 6 different colors and 3 different lighting behaviors and mix and match them to your liking.
System Settings is where you can edit the Double Click Speed, Pointer Speed, as well as scroll speed.
You can also save your settings for each games in a profile, so that way you can change the settings of the mouse a lot quicker to the game you’re gonna play.
The software, as a whole, has a great design. It gives you a great view of what you need to know. Although the grammar could use some work, it does not change the fact that the software is fully functional and very important to the mouse.
While using the Sharkk Wired Gaming Mouse, I felt that palm grip was kinda of slippery, partly because my palms got a bit sweaty during the first few minutes that I used it. On the bright side, even though my palms were sweaty, the side grips did not let up. A little improvement could be made by creating a little crease to have some air pass through the palms to cool them off.
The buttons are really responsive. When I played League of Legends, I used the side buttons to help me ward jump, as it requires a lot of precise timing between placing the wards and using the skill to jump to the ward at the same time. The buttons were great because it really helped me do the ward jumps faster, thus creating bigger plays for my team.
Overall, the Sharkk Wired Gaming Mouse is a great product to invest in. Its a mouse that has great precision has great customization thanks to its software that is included in the package, albeit the grammar needs a little tweaking. The palm rest has a great grip and the design fits perfectly. The only issue that I have seen is that when the palms get sweaty, its a little hard to get a grip on the mouse. All things considered, the Sharkk Wired Gaming Mouse is one mouse every user should give a try, which is a bargain for $14.99. Highly Recommended.