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Redragon Perdition is a contender.,
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This review is from: Redragon M901 PERDITION 16400 DPI High-Precision Programmable Laser Gaming Mouse (Black) (Video Game)
I've had the Redragon Perdition for a couple of weeks so I thought it was time to write something since it appears to be a new offering on the market.
= CONS =
* As others have mentioned, the back column of buttons (7, 8, 9) is awkward to reach.
* There is no left or right tilt function to the scroll wheel. That doesn't bother me, but Scroll Up and Scroll Down aren't programmable, and I wish they were. (I use Combat Mod 1.1 to rebind them in Guild Wars 2.)
* You also can't program the mouse to do an infinite loop, like hold down right-click until you tell it to stop.
* The red index finger button is mainly why I took a chance on the Perdition and not the Logitech G600, but unfortunately, it doesn't function like the G600's G-shift button. It's essentially a second left-click, that's it. EDIT: PLEASE READ COMMENTS BELOW.
* It would be nice if the center row of buttons (2, 5, 8, 11) were slightly higher than the other rows or had raised dots on them for a little extra help in telling where my thumb is located.
* The side buttons feel mushy and are quiet, much like the Logitech G600. The Razer Naga's buttons are wonderfully clicky, but I value the canted button style of the G600 and Redragon Perdition more.
* The scroll wheel light is assigned according to DPI sensitivity rather than profile like the rest of the lights on the mouse, so you may end up with mismatching lights.
* When I tried to download the driver software from Redragon's site (because my CD/DVD drive is broken), Google Chrome warned me it was malware. I used Firefox to download it, and ran scans via MS Security Essentials, Malwarebytes, and Spybot Search and Destroy. The scans all came back clean, so I installed it.
= PROS =
* The mouse has a good, solid build and feel; the textured body is comfortable to grip for my small female hands. It even has a sturdy braided cord. Fit and finish are excellent.
* Pretty LED lights. They are quite pretty, and I like their "breathing" effect on the dragon logo and side keys. It is visually a very nice mouse.
* Index finger button. Even if it doesn't function like Logitech's G-shiift button, it's in a better location in my opinion. (And maybe Redragon will extend the functionality of their software one day. One can hope.)
* Aside from the awkward location of the side buttons' back column, everything is easy to reach. The top buttons have a decently defined clicky feel.
* You can set polling rates to 125Hz, 250Hz, 500Hz, and 1000Hz.
* You can have up to five profiles.
* DPI settings available are: 1000 (orange scroll wheel light), 2000 (green), 4000 (blue), 8200 (lavender), and 16400 (red).
* Tuning weights are packed inside the mouse when you receive it. I leave all of them in the mouse, since I don't lift the mouse to adjust the pointer often. Weights give the mouse a solid feel.
* The Redragon Perdition's software interface is clean and simple to use. It only took me a few minutes to get rolling. Impressive, as I was a tad apprehensive about what I'd face from a new brand.
= OVERALL =
The Logitech G600 is far more programmable, and the Razer Naga has clickier buttons, but the Redragon Perdition is a solid contender and stands up well against both of them. I'd recommend anyone with small-medium sized hands who can live with five profiles and 16 programmable buttons (since left and right click are so basic, reprogramming them may not ever be an option) take a look at this mouse.
UPDATE AUGUST 30, 2014:
I've gotten used to playing Guild Wars 2 with this mouse and am still happy with its build and performance. An MMO mouse really makes click-happy professions like elementalist and ranger so much easier to play.
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Initial post: Mar 3, 2014 5:03:53 AM PST
La Cheshire Chat says:
Thank you kindly for the excellent review, it was well thought-out and informative. I also have small female hands, which is why I hesitate with most gaming mice (as they are simply too large to handle easily.) Your comprehensive review has reassured me so, this will be the one I spring for. Plus, the bonus -- pretty lights, how could I not?
In reply to an earlier post on Jul 2, 2014 12:31:50 AM PDT
ok. so the biggest thing i have to say here is that the red button next to your index finger can be set to what ever u want with the downloadable program from redragon.
Posted on Jul 2, 2014 12:34:25 AM PDT
the middle mouse button light now does set for profiles. the red index finger button can also be changed to do what ever u want it to. I.E do exactly as the g600 gshift button does.
In reply to an earlier post on Aug 23, 2014 8:05:14 PM PDT
Confirming that yes, you can remap that button to whatever you'd like. So not a con at all!
In reply to an earlier post on Aug 30, 2014 6:44:55 PM PDT
It's been a while since I looked at the e-mail linked to my account. Yes, the red button can be mapped to any key you want. What I mean is that I don't think it can be used to switch to a sub-profile while it's held down, and switch back to the original profile when it's let go, which is what I believe Logitech's G-shift button essentially does. Disclaimer: I don't have a G-600 to compare so maybe I am missing something here.
You can, on the Perdition, do something like assign the red button to SHIFT or a macro, and keybind accordingly in the game you're playing.
Anyway, rereading my original review now, I can see I implied that the red button is a left-click only. That's incorrect--it's programmable, just not quite like the G-shift button. I'll edit and direct people to the comments section. :)
In reply to an earlier post on Aug 30, 2014 6:57:07 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 30, 2014 6:57:37 PM PDT
Hope the mouse worked out for you, La Cheshire Chat. :)
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