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Perixx Vs Anker
on July 8, 2013
I have purchased both mice and this is my honest review comparing the 2 as well as some other thoughts.
The 2 are actually almost identical. Only differences are:
(Perixx vs Anker)
Glossy buttons vs matte rubbery buttons
up to 2000 DPI vs 1600 DPI
red LED DPI indicator vs blue LED DPI indicator
another thing to note is that the forward/back and DPI buttons feel sturdier on the Perixx but the Anker mouse has a slightly faster scroll wheel.
I would personally go with the Anker mouse only because I like the matte finish better and I like the slightly smoother scroll wheel. Yes matte finish will be affected by finger oils but I don't really mind. This is mostly just preference. Not a matter of superiority.
As for the DPI I couldn't really notice the difference. Tracking also feels the same. And for those of you wondering (I didn't know this till I got it) the curved LED strip doesn't light up cus these mouses are wireless and take batteries. It only blinks to indicate DPI changes.
As for form factor, I use this mouse more for work and web browsing. I cannot game with it. This is because when I am gaming, I need my hand to rest on the mouse. With this mouse, I need to squeeze/pinch it, requiring the use of a bit of thumb force from the back when pressing down the right, left, and middle click buttons. I feel this lowers my APM (actions per minute). I know you're looking at this mouse for ergonomics and not gaming, but I thought you should know in case some were curious.
I have also written a review for the Anker mouse which is slightly more detailed. I also gave that mouse the same rating. Reason I docked a star is because I feel it could be better. Widening it a bit will help negate thumb force and making it a bit more vertical will help lower wrist pain even more.
Overall, still a great mouse considering the price. Good quality and button placement. It doesn't really get better than this currently unless you buy an Evoluent.
My Anker malfunctioned a couple weeks ago and Anker replaced it. I noticed that the feedback for the scroll wheel on the new mouse was inbetween my previous Anker and the Perixx. Being made by the same manufacturer, I guess the scroll wheels were also meant to be identical (in terms of feel). Another reviewer said his Perixx had smoother scrolling than his Anker. Guess it just differs from mouse to mouse. Even so, the forward/backward buttons on the Perixx still seem more pronounced (not a good thing or a bad thing).