Tom’s Hardware – Flyweight, Compact Nixeus ‘Revel’ Mouse Lands For $50

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by Seth Colaner – Source: Nixeus

Nixeus, maker of products such as monitors and keyboards, entered the mouse market with the light and compact Revel.

By all appearances, the Revel is a simple, sleek mouse with solid features. It’s “simple” because of its clean-looking design and lack of software, but the built-in features make it a well-rounded device (on paper, for the most part).

It’s equipped with a PixArt PMW 3360 optical sensor that offers up to 12,000 DPI, and you can use the mouse buttons to toggle through eight different DPI presets (400 / 800 / 1,200/ 1,600/ 2,000 / 3,200 / 5,000 / 12,000 DPI). That’s a significant variety of DPI options, although many users will balk at the inability to dial in more granular settings. However, that’s the tradeoff: It’s convenient to avoid having to deal with software (and the installation and all the updates that come with it), but you sacrifice precise setting controls. It’s also designed to have a low lift-off distance (tracking stops a few millimeters above a surface).

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