Today I have the Perixx MX-800 Laser Gaming Mouse and the DX-2000M Gaming Control Mousepad for review. This will be a joint review because both items work so well together. I’ll start off with the mouse and then cover the mousepad.
The MX-800 mouse packaging is very simplistic. The front of the box contains an image of the mouse, as well as the Perixx logo and the name of the mouse. The back of the box lists some information relating to the mouse, and also provides the same information in several languages. Both sides of the box also has some information, including the fact that the mouse has 5 buttons, and a gold plated USB 2.0 connector. The flap on the front of the box is held closed magnetically and when you open it up, you get a view of the top of the mouse. In my case, the image on the front of the box showed a red mouse, yet when the flap was opened, both the image and the mouse were actually black.
Included in the box is the mouse, a user manual, and some replacement feet for the base of the mouse. I was surprised to see no bundled software for programming the mouse buttons, DPI, etc – however, you can download the required software and drivers from the Perixx website.
The mouse itself has a nice feel to it once you get it in your hands. The shape of it seems to be better fitted to people with smaller hands, if I am honest. I can imagine it could end up being uncomfortable to use if your hands are on the larger side. The mouse fits nicely in my hand and the placement of the buttons ensure that there is no need to adjust the hands position in order to use them. When using the mouse, I didn’t encounter any hand fatigue, even after sitting at the PC for around 5 hours, which is always a good thing. The mouse has a pulsating blue light effect that is visible through the transparent Perixx logo on the mouse, as well as on both sides of the mouse. The DPI button is conveniently placed just behind the scroll wheel, which makes it easy to reach and use.
The software that you use with the mouse (download HERE) allows you to program the buttons to suit you, as well as setting the DPI (from 250 to 2500) and also change the light effects on the mouse. It is very straightforward to use the software, meaning that pretty much anybody can set this mouse up to suit their needs.
Now we move on to the mousepad. I don’t tend to use a mousepad very often, mainly due to lack of desk space, but nevertheless, I was looking forward to giving the DX-2000 a try. It arrived in a thin cardboard box which boasts an image of the mousepad, as well as the Perixx logo and the name of the mousepad. As with the mouse, the back of the box lists a bit of information about the mousepad, including the dimensions of the pad, all available in several languages.
The mousepad was able to keep its shape in the box thanks to a firm cardboard insert accompanying it in the box. Both easily removed by opening the flap on the back box. First impressions of the pad were that it seemed to be high quality. the stitching around the edge was neatly done and the bottom of the pad had a decent amount of rubber grip. The grip actually kept the pad in place very well – no matter how much force I put behind it, there was very little movement. Also present on the pad is the Perixx logo, as well as the DX-2000M branding.
Using the mousepad surprisingly made the mouse easier to use. When used together, the mouse glided seamlessly over the pad and not once did I end up coming to the edge of the pad.
Overall, both products work very well together. Perixx seem to have nailed it on the head, yet again, with this combination. The mouse is easy to set up and use, and the pad adds to the experience. I think I am definitely going to make a point of making a permanent space on my desk for a mousepad!