A few weeks ago UtechSmart contacted me to review their popular Uranus mouse. Although I was a little hesitant to review another budget mouse, I couldn’t help but say yes after seeing all the positive reviews. That being said I’ve seen products before like this one that ultimately don’t make the cut. This is especially true in the mice market where look and feel often are set as a priority over functionality.
This isn’t the first product I’ve reviewed for UtechSmart. Their Venus MMO mouse is a decent budget option albeit a heavy one. Let’s take a look at the mouse itself.
UtechSmart Uranus Additional Thoughts and Specifications:
DPI: The mouse has DPI up to 16,400. While this probably more than anyone will use it is nice to be able to use the mouse with higher resolutions.
Weight and weight tuning: As I mentioned above the weight of the mouse is a bit heavy for me. With the weight tuning it toals 175g. The added weights are 2.4gx8 or 19.2 ounces making the mouse without weights at least 155.8 grams. It’ll be fine for most MMO users but may fatigue a bit much for RTS and FPS gamers. The tuning seems somewhat unnecessary for me but may be useful to those who prefer a heavier mouse.
Programmable Buttons: UtechSmart claims this mouse has 14 buttons. The buttons you’ll use are 13 including the right and left click, scroll, 2x report rate, 2 x programmable DPI, the upper left power button, and the 5 programmable side buttons. That being said the actual amount of buttons you’d program here is more like 7 to 9 assuming you’d need the other buttons in order to have a functional mouse. The fourteenth button is a settings button on the bottom of the mouse which won’t be regularly used.
Sensor: The sensor for this mouse is listed as an Avago Laser sensor. As I mentioned in my FPS mouse review, this most likely has built-in acceleration that can’t be removed with the software alone. That being said it should be accurate enough for those looking to do general gaming or non-competitive FPS.
Switches: Utechsmart states that the mouse has Omron switches. As there are various Omron switches with various durability levels I’m not exactly sure how durable the mouse is; however, since they are Omron it should be at least fairly durable. The 18 month warranty here is about 6 months more than you’ll get with most mice.
Cost: This mouse is regularly available for around $30. A solid deal compared to other mice on the market with similar features.
Rating Overall: 4/5
Value and Features: 5/5
Design and Grip: 5/5
Button Placement: 3/5
For the money this mouse has got a lot going for it. If you’re particularly hard on your mice and play long hours of MMO or non twitch-sensitive games, I’d recommend it. I don’t recommend it for those who prefer lightweight mice or who have larger fingers. In addition, FPS gamers may want to avoid this one. Overall, it’s still worth your consideration.
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Raul Garcia says
Hi, if i want to play MOBAs and some shooters, which will you recommend to me, Uranus or Venus? Thank you.