Gamers come in all shapes and sizes. So does the rigs, monitors and other peripherals they use. But gaming doesn’t always have to come with a big price tag. Havit sent us their latest gaming mouse to try out and this thing is rocking.
The Havit HV-MS728 Wired Laser Gaming Mouse has 7 Programmable Buttons, a fully customizable LED light effect, and a sensor that goes up to 8200 DPI. Upon plugging this bad boy in, I was stunned at how fast the mouse was flying across the screen. Before tweaking any settings on the mouse itself, I had to load up a game of Counter-Strike just to give it a test drive. The mouse felt great in my hand. It wasn’t too large, or small, and had curves in all the right places for a nice comfortable feel. The plastic construction of it feels a little cheap, but for a budget gaming mouse it’s acceptable.
Where the Havit gaming mouse really shines is with its customization software. Once installed, you can set the mouse sensitivity, reassign buttons, and even change the glowing color of the mouse. However, getting to install the drivers and software may be an issue. Unlike other USB mice, the Havit gaming mouse, wasn’t that good at plug and play. It took over 5 minutes for my Windows 7 machine to fully recognize it. When it came to installing the custom software, it was even worse. The disc supplied with the mouse is a mini-cd, but would not be detected by my computer. Luckily, I was able to go to Havit’s website and download the software instantly. With a couple clicks of the keyboard, we were up and running.
The software is incredibly easy to use. You get five user profile, each with six of their own independent DPI settings. That gives you the flexibility to have up to 30 individual settings. This is perfect if a gaming computer is shared between people; or for those hardcore gamers, have individual user profiles for different games. The software interface was very intuitive and easy to navigate. Any gamer should have their settings all set within a few minutes.
Whether you’re looking for an inexpensive gaming mouse, a dependable backup, or just starting to play games on your PC, Havit may be an excellent option. In addition to their gaming mice, you can also get their keyboards as well as other products, directly from their website.