Mionix Castor Gaming Mouse Review

Introduction and Technical Specifications

Mionix Castor Gaming Mouse Review

Introduction

Mionix might not be the first name to trip off your tongue when you're considering your next peripheral purchase yet - in a similar way to Cougar - their products are usually of a sufficiently high quality that you're being remiss by not at least considering them.

Today's review is their latest top-of-the-range mouse, the Castor. Even a cursory glance at the specifications for this mouse show that it packs everything you could hope to find into an extraordinarily affordable package. The sensor is nearly always the first thing people notice and the Castor is equipped with the very best Pixart PMW 3310 optical sensor supporting 10000 DPI. Pixart are licensed manufacturers of the market leading Avago sensors, so it's a fully-featured offering only differing by the manufacturer. Hardware acceleration is the bane of accurate tracking and it's nice to see that Mionix have dispensed with it on the Castor.

Add to the sensor the usual combination of customisable buttons, ARM processor to handle said customisation and the full spectrum colour options which have rapidly become the industry standard, and everything is in place for the Castor to be all things to all people.

Technical Specifications
32bit ARM Processor running at 32Mhz
Right handed truly ergonomic design
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upports palm, claw and fingertip grip
Grip friendly soft touch rubber coating (4 layers)
6 fully programmable buttons
3 steps in-game DPI adjustment
2 integrated LEDs in 2 colour zones
Up to 16.8 Million LED colour options
Color shift, Solid, Blinking, Pulsating and Breathing effects
On-Board memory 128 kb built-in memory
Large black PTFE mouse feet
Gold Plated, Full speed USB 2.0 connection with Plug and Play
Cable 2m long PVC cable with cable reinforcer

Sensor Specification

  • PMW – 3310 gaming grade IR-LED optical sensor
  • Up to 10000DPI
  • MAX tracking speed of at least 5.45m/sec (215 IPS)
  • No positive or negative hardware acceleration
  • Adjustable Lift Off Distance


Software Features

  • Up to 5 Profiles saved to the in-built memory
  • Adjustable X / Y Axis
  • Pooling rate Adjustable in four steps up to 1000Hz
  • Live record macro manager
  • Up to 16.8 million color LED options
  • Customize RGB manger
  • Pulsating, Blinking and Breathing LED effects
  • Color Shift lighting mode
  • Angle Snapping adjustable in 15 steps
  • Angle Tuning adjustable from -30 to 30 degrees
  • LOD Calibration tool
  • S.Q.A.T™ – Surface Quality Analyzer Tool
  • Lift-off distance (LOD) Calibration feature
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Most Recent Comments

11-12-2015, 05:39:20

Tripp
"Mionix might not be the first name to trip off your tongue when you're considering your next peripheral purchase" it is for me , had my Mionix Naos for ages now and if it died i would go an get another.Quote
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