We have been testing the last few weeks an Aukey brand gaming mouse, the Aukey KM-G1 Gaming Mouse with 4000 DPI.
Aukey KM-G1 Gaming Mouse – Features
- Model: KM-G1
- High Precision 4000 DPI Sensor
- Adjustable DPI 800/1200/1600/2400
- Number of buttons 6 programmable (Windows)
- 1000 Hz
- Acceleration 8 G
- Maximum speed 30 ips
- 6 colores LED
- Windows, Linux and Mac compatibility
- Dimensions: 12.5 × 6.5 × 3.8cm
- Weight: 125 grams
Aukey KM-G1 Gaming Mouse – Opinion
Quality and design
It is a mouse that surprises when you take it out of the typical package that Aukey always provides us (austere but functional). The build quality is excellent, and the touch is truly spectacular. The top surface and sides are made of matte rubber, and it has a plastic silver chrome area that runs through the center of the mouse and two supports on the base. The cable is braided and its rigidity is adequate.
The buttons are really responsive and the click speed is very fast. The sound of the click is not overwhelming and the wheel has a very smooth scrolling, and clicking requires more pressure than the other buttons. The side buttons also require more pressure than the top ones. It has a good grip and fits perfectly in the palm of the hand.
The lighting on the mouse is really eye-catching and alternately changes color.
Performance and operation
If you use a very high sensitivity, the mouse pointer moves really fast across the screen and the truth is that it is difficult to control. With medium and low sensitivities the thing improves and the movement is smooth. Keep in mind that many times this is based on taste and above all it depends a lot on the type of game we are playing. For RTS it’s perfect.
DPI: the DPI seems quite accurate in all the tests performed.
The mouse is listed as 8G, so it will travel 30 inches per second (other gaming mice are listed as 15G (60 inches per second): which means they will follow movement at twice the speed and with less sensitivity. .
The software seems quite complete (exclusively for Windows, there are no drivers for Mac). We can configure 6 buttons and save 5 profiles. The DPI is configurable to 400/800/1200/1600/2000/2400/3200/4000. It also has color control on the mouse LEDs and you can control the brightness level and what colors appear. Colors are red, orange, green, cyan, blue, and pink, or they can be turned off.
You can also control the vertical scrolling speed or the pointer speed in Windows. The mouse driver can be found on the Aukey website. The mouse is plug and play.
To enjoy gaming, this mouse is ideal if we set it to medium sensitivity and is still quite good with the highest sensitivity (although it is somewhat difficult to control). For occasional gamers, or for RTS games, it is a good mouse thanks to its value for money.
The build quality is similar to that of more expensive mice, and it is really comfortable. The software has interesting features, such as the DPI setting between 400-4000, button configuration, color change, speed etc … It’s a shame they don’t have the drivers for Mac.