I bought on of these for the covid19 home office, and will eventually be using it to replace one of my gaming mice. Seems to have a great feature set for the price. If feels good in the hand as well. The sensitivity settings are skewed towards the low end; you have the lower sensitivities bunched together, and the high sensitivities have big jumps between them. I do have a few concerns about how it will hold up long term. It does feel a bit cheap, and I suspect the soft touch coating will start to peel or get sticky after a year or two. All that said, i am still happy with the purchase and would probably do it again.
This has become my favorite mouse. My previous mouse was a Plugable Gaming Mouse. But, this requires less modification for my needs. At first, the primary mouse buttons feel "weird". After A LOT of trial-and-error, this is how I solved it: take something spongy (like cheap paper towels) and stick it in the primary buttons. It makes the buttons more stable (ie less movement and play while your fingers rest on them.) I use this mouse on a Linux desktop (Void Linux, Kernel 5.x). No trouble at all. Tracking is fast. The mouse just ends up feeling like an extension of me. Thanks, Monoprice.
I like just about everything about this mouse. The "hand feel", the left/right click feel, the mouse wheel (light detents), side buttons (decent size, easy to feel for and press), adjustable dpi. I'm no power gamer, but I do use this for gaming and general use. I would buy this again.
Disclaimer: Monoprice lent me this product to try in exchange for a fair and honest review
The Dark Matter Aether mouse is great option for a mid range priced gaming mouse. It has a light feel to it that makes for quick movements and the buttons respond with a light touch. I typically use a Logitech G502 and I would say this Aether mouse is about half the weight. Like many new mice, this one comes with weighted pucks that you can place inside the mouse's body to give it the exact weighted feel you are looking for. I prefer the Aether's button responsiveness, as the 502 seems heavier to press. The Aether's design is sleek and ergonomic and feels comfortable for long gaming sessions. The one thing this mouse is missing is a thumb rest but otherwise I prefer it to the mice I have used before. A great option if you are looking for a new mouse.
Replaced a Microsoft Mouse I had forever and thought I would just give this a try. I have all DAS Keyboards so I thought I would try something with light and color but hey this mouse is great I use it on 2000 DPI mostly for work but love how easy it is to change DPI.