Mionix Castor Gaming Mouse Review
The Castor comes in a very classy piece of packaging. No shouty logos or expressions of greatness here. Simply the mouse, what it's called, who makes it, job done. Upon opening we have a message of gratitude from the CEO. We always find that a curious touch. After all, once we've brought it we don't need to be told how good it is or how wise we are. Our money did that.
Within the box we find a quick start guide, largely concerned with where to download and how to go about installing the software, Alongside that a sticker set with a good choice of options to cover all colour schemes.
The cable is both lengthy and flexible. Some companies take the braiding thing as purely aesthetic where it's really stiff and scratchy in use, but the Castor has a lovely soft and flexible braid whilst still providing more protection than a regular plastic option does.
Behind the rubber-coated scrollwheel we have a DPI/Profile cycle button. We'd prefer one that doesn't require pressing a lot merely to get to the previous profile. In the heat of battle those few moments can be all the difference. The soft-touch rubber coating is a pleasure beneath your fingertips. It really gives the Castor a feeling of quality that harder plastics just can't match.
On the underside the Mionix logo surrounds the sensor and is flanked by large low-friction pads to keep things moving smoothly.
As well as the lovely coating on the main body of the mouse, the left-hand thumb spot has a serious rubbery coating to keep you in control under the most extreme scenarios. You could probably use it in the shower and not lose your grip. Okay nothing else would work, but you get the idea.
Being a right-handed rodent the off-side caters just for your fingers, although Mionix have designed it well enough that it supports every grip type around. Very cleverly done.