The era of ultra-light gaming mice has clearly begun. Manufacturers compete with each other by minimizing weight and maximizing all other features. Based in Germany, Endgame Gear is a newcomer in the peripherals market, but they are not a new company as they're basically run by noblechairs. If you have followed Computex this year, you might have seen their products; the XM1 is definitely the one that generated the most hype. It's a low-profile, ambidextrous gaming mouse with a rather wide design, weighing only 70 grams, and this time around, there aren't any holes covering the shell. The XM1 also features a PixArt PMW3389 top optical sensor, Omron switches rated for 50 million clicks, and a patented sub-1 ms switch response technology.
|Endgame Gear XM1|
|Size:||122.14 mm x 65.81 mm x 38.26 mm|
|Size (inches):||4.80" x 2.47" x 1.51"|
|Ambidextrous:||Yes, side buttons on the left only|
|Weight:||70 g (3.53 oz)|
|Number of Buttons:||5 (6)|
|Main Switches:||Omron D2FC-F-K 50M|
|Wheel Encoder:||Alps (9 mm)|
|Polling Rate:||250–1000 Hz|
|Cable:||1.8 m long, flexible|
The Endgame Gear XM1 box is simple but effective. It has a lot of foam padding inside the window-less, rectangular box, so your newest gaming device should take no damage during shipping. The box itself has a black, gray, and yellow color scheme with some particles here and there, and there are the usual render images and specifications. As for the contents, it has the XM1 and a quick-start guide—no replacement mouse feet or any other goodies, unfortunately.
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